Ahh but head and heart stuff.Hotrod it is then.......
Ahh but head and heart stuff.
My head says the 8 would be ample, compact and relatively easy to design the cooling system but my heart says the 2 stroke V12.
Sadly they never had Chrysler multibanks in these particular chassis. Or the radial. Shame.
Not for me to decide but my advice would be stick with the V8. Smooth, similar HP to the original (esp in turbo form) and with power and torque characteristics not dissimilar to the original. Sure it might be worth less, but without a beating heart it is just a skip on tracks.V12. Unless of course a V16 will fit in the hole?
Besides, the bigger the Detroit, the nicer the noise!
Will the wrong engine massively affect the value? Or simply being a runner/driver still appeal to buyers?
Just remember its 60mm from the top edge to the bottom where the latch goes. I actually chopped a block of wood to fit under the tail so that the new one lined up ok.