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=15737http://www.rx8club.com/fran...-swap-thread-241226/
[This message has been edited by Zac88GT (edited 01-18-2014).]