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Re: Is a V8 oldsmobile engine to big for a sand rail

Posted By: Joe M. <>
Date: Monday, 27 July 1998, at 7:31 p.m.

> : does anybody think that a v8 Oldsmobile engine is to big for a sand rail
> ------- I would not recommend a Cast Iron V8, but the little aluminum 215
> V8 works great! Check out my web page for details. JimS Extreme Buggies

I suppose it all depends on your perspective. A 455 out of a '70 Olds Toronado, complete with its TH425 transaxle, would make one helluva a mid-engine, uh, buggy? The word doesn't quite sound right referring to such heavy metal...

Yeah, it would be a monster, but the 455 had 500 ft-lbs of torque box stock and the transaxle is pretty bullet-proof. I suppose something like suspension bridge girders would be needed for the frame, but it sure would be a wild ride.

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