RE: Poly V-8 question
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RE: Poly V-8 question



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From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Hall, Ricky L
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 8:06 AM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Poly V-8 question

 

Then there are the 180 degree “horizontally opposed” engines – like the “Boxer” engine in a Subaru.

 

Reason I asked – laid out a plate on the back of the driver’s side head to hold the coil.  Since I lost the 2bbl manifold coil location with the new Poly manifold.  Just from working with a straight edge across bolt holes in both heads, was getting 43 degrees and that did not seem quite right.  Corrected it to 45 degrees. 

 

Turned out real clean, and no need to drill any new holes into the firewall.  Locates the coil upright between the head and the distributor, just clearing the throttle cable.

 

Would be interesting to see what plate/bracket design for that location would look like from different people.  Mine stretches across both lower bolt holes, in a boomerang shape stretching out towards the coil.  (The optimum angle for a boomerang is actually 107 degrees – well the are a lot of vintage Mopar owners down under). 

 

The coil is held with a MSD 8213 bracket sharing one bolt hole in the head with my plate.  I could see a triangle shaped plate/bracket off the two closer bolts holes in the head.  Or some large affair off all 4 bolt holes in the head.  At any rate it is solid, utilizing the existing two of the 3/8-18 bolt holes in the head.

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ray Bell
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2015 7:55 PM
To: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Poly V-8 question

 

 

Has there ever been a production V8 built in America that wasn't 90°?

 

I think the Brits built one, the Rolls Royce 'Legalimit' was something like 135° IIRC. 

 

But in America, even the V6s that should be 60 or 120° are built as 90° because they can use common tooling. Peugeot built their V6 the same because they planned originally to expand it to a V8 and would thus find it better at 90°.

 

The problem is that people use the term, 'Wide Block'! Apart from some oilways and water passages they're identical to the LA318 block. How did that _expression_ come about?

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