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Non-Traditional Engine Swap Possibility (Isuzu) by Zac88GT
Started on: 01-18-2014 03:48 PM
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Last post by: ericjon262 on 01-18-2014 10:50 PM
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I came across this a while ago on the locostusa forum and meant to post it here as it might spark some ideas for those seeking something different. Has anybody ever swapped or considered swapping an Isuzu engine?

The 6VD1 and 6VE1W are 3.1L and 3.5L 75* V6's and are actually built by Honda. The reason I thought some of you guys might be interested in this because they actually have an Isuzu bell housing bolt pattern AND the GM 60* pattern. They are entirely aluminum in SOHC and DOHC (with the DOHC being single pulley driven that uses either internal chain or gear drive depending on year do drive both cams). There is a direct inject version for the adventurous type.

The engine is not the most powerful but it seems like it has a great architecture, and good potential for a lightweight turbo swap. Apparently they also use these engines for new supermarine spitfires! And supercharger kits are readily available.

http://www.locostusa.com/fo...opic.php?f=4&t=15737
http://www.rx8club.com/fran...-swap-thread-241226/

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This part caught my attention...

 
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They use it in a production model of the Spitfire aircraft. It's 230-240hp depending on the year. The stock pistons are good to 450hp, stock rods to 650hp, stock crank to 750hp. Highest record is 1680hp on the block. Pistons and crank are cast. Rods are forged with oil sprayers. Solid bucket cam followers, 6 bolt mains (think LSx), THICK block webbing, semi-closed deck, gerotor oil pump with easy filter/cooler retrofit, and large head ports with a combustion chamber design that's very resistant to detonation.


Interesting...maybe something I'll look into later. Just based on potential...haven't looked to see if it would actually fit yet, or how much work the wiring would be, but sounds like a fun swap.

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wow, that's pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

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