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can you fit a small block v8 into a x-type? m
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Why don't you try it and let us know.

That question must be a joke.
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Po, he's just a little sleep deprived. He posted that he drove his new XKR for 2000 miles in 37 hours.
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I asked this already, won't repeat the answer, but this guy in towns got a modfied ls, ls7 engine i think with a blower sticking out, it looks demonic, lik taking a honda prius and through a v12 in it and having it sit in a cursed grave yard overnight.
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Ok. I understand.

So if I'm sleep deprived, I can ask if a GE turbine jet engine off of a B-777 would fit into my Dodge Ram?
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I doubt you'd have to ask...if it could be done, you'd be able to tell us how you did it. And I'd consider it alot more credible than some of Mr. Brown's travails.
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can you fit a small block v8 into a x-type? m
In the trunk? Perhaps the back seat? Strapped to the roof?

Maybe if you could get your hands on a 2.4litre V-8 from an F1 racing team. For a few hundred grand.
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Well, you could try to do something similar to what Ford did with the Focus.

the ford focus rs8 - v8 and rear wheel drive

May 20, 2004 | By: Matyas Varga - SRO
Here is a compact that any muscle car lover could appreciate. Developed by
Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP), the RS8 was a real show stopper at
the 2003 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). FRPP transplanted
their new, aluminum-alloy, 420 HP, 5.0-liter 4-valve "Cammer" crate engine
into a Focus RS. However, in order to adopt this new power plant,
the focus had to be converted to a rear-wheel drive platform.
Sure, why not?
Click the image to open in full size. The RS8 is powered by Ford Racing's 5.0-liter "Cammer" crate engine installation. The "Cammer" sells for an MSRP of $14,995, available from the 2004 Ford Racing Performance Parts catalog.



Click the image to open in full size. "One look at the RS8 would suggest that its transformation from a production front-driver into a rear-drive pocket rocket was a study in simplicity. But in reality, Ford Racing engineers had their work cut out for them from the start."




General Specifications

Year of Intro

2003Weight

2860 lbs / 1300 kgEngine

5.0 literCompression

11.0:1Engine location

Front, longitudinally mounted Valvetrain

4 valves/cylinder, DOHC Aspiration

Naturally AspiratedGearbox

5 Speed RacingDrive

Rear wheel driveHorsepower(KW)

420(309) @ 6700 RPMTorque(Nm):

370(502) @ 5000 RPM
Before you get too excited and run out to buy an FRPP engine for your focus, you should note that some re-engineering was at play. Not only did the engine bay require physical alterations to cope with the 5.0-litre V8, a bespoke exhaust system was fabricated as well. Going further down the chassis, the drivetrain feeds power to the rear wheels via a an all new FRPP five-speed racing gearbox. Finally, the development team created a new suspension set-up for both front and rear wheels to allow the car to handle the massive increase in power and weight.
In America, the engine and drivetrain package will cost interested customers nearly $14,000. (this doesn't include a host of other modifications). Overall, it doesn't look like buyers will be getting a Focus V8 any time soon, even though sporty concepts such as the Focus Cosworth were well received. A spokeswoman for the blue oval was lukewarm on the possibility of the RS8 coming to these shores. "Next year we will introduce the new Focus, but I just don't think there would be a market for a V8 version. The majority of people want to buy economical cars, not pay an extra #9,000 for a bigger engine," she said
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u guys r too funny ha ha... i don't sleep much it's a waste of you life. developed an ability to power nap. never thought about it but i guess that's why i can drive long distances in short periods of time. ok nuff about my superiority.

it didn't take me long to find an v8 which will easily fit.

The H1 V8 is a 2.8 (or new 3.0!) liter 32 valve V8 which weighs less than most 4 cylinder engines and is about the same size. Track cars and other lightweight race veh1cles which have been limited to 4 cylinder engines for size and weight reasons are the target market.

http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm
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You can fit anything into anything if you have enough time and money. There's an early MG Midget running around in New England with an E Type straight six in it.
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Yeah, theres videos on youtube of a mazda miata with a v12, A EFFING V12
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the problem is with the x-type is it is awd...so you need a awd tranny that can hold all the power and also it has to match up with the engine. it will not be east to find.
if you do attempt this swap you will most likely loose a lot of features...and i would kiss that a/c goodbye.
you are probably better off putting a turbo on the stock motor till it blows up then have it re-built stronger to hold the power you want.
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it didn't take me long to find an v8 which will easily fit.

The H1 V8 is a 2.8 (or new 3.0!) liter 32 valve V8 which weighs less than most 4 cylinder engines and is about the same size. Track cars and other lightweight race veh1cles which have been limited to 4 cylinder engines for size and weight reasons are the target market.

http://www.h1v8.com/page/page/1562068.htm
And according to their website, it only costs $28,500? A real bargain! :-)

For that price you could get a used STR, which you may as well get because you'd have to convert your X to RWD anyway.
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or a bmw, audi
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How about an XFR instead.
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:33 AM
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You could buy an early 90's 5.0 mustang and have $25,000 left over for go-fast parts and probably still have some cash left over for extra tires you will shred, rather than buying a *******ized motorcycle engine for $28.5k. And still beat it down the road.

Also, V8's seem to be going by the wayside, at least with Euro sport sedans. The power extracted from turbocharged or supercharged or even naturally aspirated V and flat 6's these days is incredible.

But hey, if you are in any way serious (?) by all means start up a thread, take pics, and keep us all in the loop.
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i repent i repent, get the xfr or the original styled xjr-s then your really talking
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All the way XFR nothing else if you want V8
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There is something just straight up bitchin' about the Super V8 though. In black. Sure its down on power against the XFR....but you could tweak that supercharger a little....dunno I just like the old school feel about it.
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