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Unread 12-27-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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hey guys, stumbled upon a 1958 vauxhall victor fa estate in a salvage yard newar lincoln, nebraska. bought it with the intentions to make a street rod out of it since parts are basically obsolete. talking to my roommate, we have pretty much decided on an sr20det drivetrain out of a 240sx. if there are any other suggestions on drive trains out there that would be helpful. as long as its 4 cylinders and rear wheel drive.

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Why sticking with 4 cylinders? No replacement for displacement!
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I'm with Mike. LS9, built 8,000RPM capable 289 Ford, good engine choices. But if you're dead set on an inline four, get a Cosworth. Specifically, the model used in these cars:


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hey guys, stumbled upon a 1958 vauxhall victor fa estate in a salvage yard newar lincoln, nebraska. bought it with the intentions to make a street rod out of it since parts are basically obsolete. talking to my roommate, we have pretty much decided on an sr20det drivetrain out of a 240sx. if there are any other suggestions on drive trains out there that would be helpful. as long as its 4 cylinders and rear wheel drive.
2.3T Ford I-4 out of a Mustang SVO, Merkur XR4Ti or Thunderbird Turbo Coupe with the matching 5 speed trans. The closest thing you can find to a Cosworth in the USA and parts are everywhere for them.



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