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TheAssociate
01-17-2007, 11:15 AM
WHOA!!!!!!

https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Triumph-S...1QQcmdZViewItem (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Triumph-Spitfire-1969-Triumph-Spitfire-Mk3-GM-Aluminum-V8_W0QQitemZ320072338538QQihZ011QQcategoryZ80756QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

martx-5
01-17-2007, 11:22 AM
That's not a Chrysler engine. Looks like the BPO Rover aluminium V-8.

swift6
01-17-2007, 12:00 PM
The description lists as Aluminum GM V8 then in the body of the text he calls it a Chrysler. Definitely a Rover/BOP engine though. Most surprising part for me is the 17 bids. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Brosky
01-17-2007, 02:38 PM
It looks like a Buick engine out of the late 50's to early 60's to me.

Mickey Richaud
01-17-2007, 02:44 PM
It looks like a Buick engine out of the late 50's to early 60's to me.

That would explain the shift pattern for the automatic, as well, if memory serves: P-N-D-L-R back then.

Mickey

YankeeTR
01-17-2007, 04:50 PM
Well It's NOT an old Nailhead...they had a rear mounted distributor...I just sold my last one on ebay last week.

It's either a 215 aluminum OR a 300 that was used in the mid-60's. They both used a front mounted distributor. The 300 wasn't aluminum but they were painted an aluminum color in most cases. It kinda looks like a smaller version of the early Nailhead but are pretty rare these days.

I think they used the old Jet-a-way transmission...Buick may have used the name Turbine-something..Olds used the Jet-a-way name, I believe. Any, the Jet-a-way had the older shift pattern.

Brosky
01-17-2007, 10:17 PM
That's it. 300 series used on 61-63 LeSabre's & Invicta's. I think that the Wildcat & Electra used a bigger block. Some had 2X4bbl carbs, especially on the Riviera. And silver was the color!

64 engines looked more like Pontiac V-8's of the day. Later engines were painted red.

Man, are we dating ourselves, or what???

YankeeTR
01-17-2007, 11:01 PM
That's it. 300 series used on 61-63 LeSabre's & Invicta's. I think that the Wildcat & Electra used a bigger block. Some had 2X4bbl carbs, especially on the Riviera. And silver was the color!

64 engines looked more like Pontiac V-8's of the day. Later engines were painted red.

Man, are we dating ourselves, or what???
My problem is everything I buy or already own is old...

Last night I was digging up some more ebay treasures when I found an old AM radio that would look period correct in a TR...I showed my wife her new "stereo" and she just rolled her eyes....

JamesWilson
01-18-2007, 06:49 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]I showed my wife ... and she just rolled her eyes.... [/QUOTE]

Yes, my wife does that with all my little discoveries too....

Sometimes, its the best I can hope for... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

YankeeTR
01-18-2007, 12:29 PM
All of those women know how to give you "THE LOOK"...
Usually accompanied by..."You're not wearing THAT, are you?"...or "You THINK you're buying that"...

Tosh
01-19-2007, 12:15 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]My problem is everything I buy or already own is old...[/QUOTE]

Man I heard that.

Trouble is I don't even want anything new. Hells bells I haven't used up the old stuff yet.

Brosky
01-19-2007, 12:20 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]All of those women know how to give you "THE LOOK"...
Usually accompanied by..."You're not wearing THAT, are you?"...or "You THINK you're buying that"...[/QUOTE]

If we could rid of those phrases, the conversation time would go to about 2 minutes per day...........not too bad.