Peugeot 203 Engine Swap - Page 2
  • Register
  • Help
Page 2 of 2 First 12
Results 26 to 36 of 36
Like Tree10Likes

Thread: Peugeot 203 Engine Swap

  1. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fnqvmuch View Post
    Attachment 107478- in period, as mentioned by lozenge


    while technically not the original engine a 403 would be what is found in 203s more often than not and most engineers wouldn't know the difference anyway. FWIW i had it on the best authority your engine bay is wide enough for a ford windsor(whatever that is).
    i wouldn't expect the Daimler V8 was a flat head, by the way. Maybe a flat plane, like the lancia D50? They sound good.
    Thanks for that! Would they match the engine number though? Sorry to ask, but the cars been out of rego since 1981 and I have no idea the procedure they go through now. Would be good to try to get know as much as I can before I start even considering putting the 403 motor in.

    Probably a flat plane, was just saying in general that a flathead was my all time favourite. Hands down. Check this out

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpoUtzedVWk

    Advertisement


    In love!

  2. #27
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,595

    Default

    Not a flathead, a one off designed in England. 2.5 litres.
    Quote Originally Posted by James Gelido View Post
    I can imagine! Flathead V8, my favourite note of all time! Its a shame all this red tape, engineers certificates etc certainly don't make it viable for young enthusiasts.

  3. #28
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,595

    Default

    I have a manual, could build the engine but am in Melbourne. No idea about engineers certificate.
    Engine would cost between 3 and 4 thousand dollars to those specs. Holden idea is cheapest and easiest.

    Quote Originally Posted by James Gelido View Post
    Hi Graham,

    Turns out my father has a 403 engine sitting under his house. Good news is that it turns over, bad news is that it hasn't been running in over 35 years. I will work to get it up, cleaned and prepared as I am going to go with 404 1600 sleeves a mild cam a bit of head work and a set of extractors and twin solex carbies. Least amount of work, and easily adaptable.

    Would you have any idea if I would need an engineers certificate? as it is technically not the original engine. Also, would anyone here know where I could get a 403 workshop manual or someone I could take the engine to for a rebuild?

    So eager to get the beast going!

    James

  4. #29
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Avisford NSW
    Posts
    467

    Default

    I have 50 years experience with Peugeot engies and have built several of these special enginesover the years I am based in Mudgee and come to Sydney very often will be at AFCD on Sunday 0458207064 after midday tomorrow will get me
    Also have a w/shop manual $10

  5. #30
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,595

    Default

    You can use a 403 block with the 404 liners (people will tell you it has to be 203) but you need to make up spacer rings to extend bottom sealing surface of liner downwards. You need to use early 404 pistons, the later ones will give too much compression. Otherwise over to Ian.

  6. #31
    Tadpole
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    greystanes sydney
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Hi James

    If you a free on Sunday the 15 7 18
    come out to all french day at silver water park
    there may be a twin carb 203 there on the day
    your are bound to get some good info there

    its the 70th Birthday of the 203 so there should be a few there
    A standard up grade is to put in a 403 engine just short of a 1500


    https://www.google.com.au/maps/searc.../data=!3m1!4b1

    My car is a Grey 403

    Come up and have a chat I will introduce you to a few the right people

    We loved to see where your up to on your car

    Cheers
    pug 58 403

  7. #32
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ianrobbo View Post
    I have 50 years experience with Peugeot engies and have built several of these special enginesover the years I am based in Mudgee and come to Sydney very often will be at AFCD on Sunday 0458207064 after midday tomorrow will get me
    Also have a w/shop manual $10
    Hi Ian,

    Thats the best news I've heard in a while. Was going backwards with my 203 for a while there. Would love to have a chat and see if we can get the old girl going again. I'll give you a ring tomorrow if thats okay I've attached photos of the 403 ....

    Peugeot 203 Engine Swap-403-engine-2.jpg Peugeot 203 Engine Swap-403-engine.jpg

  8. #33
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pug 58 403 View Post
    Hi James

    If you a free on Sunday the 15 7 18
    come out to all french day at silver water park
    there may be a twin carb 203 there on the day
    your are bound to get some good info there

    its the 70th Birthday of the 203 so there should be a few there
    A standard up grade is to put in a 403 engine just short of a 1500


    https://www.google.com.au/maps/searc.../data=!3m1!4b1

    My car is a Grey 403

    Come up and have a chat I will introduce you to a few the right people

    We loved to see where your up to on your car

    Cheers
    pug 58 403
    Hi,

    Awesome, Perfect timing! Would love that. What time was the meet?

    Thanks again and hope to see you soon!

  9. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    30

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    You can use a 403 block with the 404 liners (people will tell you it has to be 203) but you need to make up spacer rings to extend bottom sealing surface of liner downwards. You need to use early 404 pistons, the later ones will give too much compression. Otherwise over to Ian.
    Thanks so much Graham for all the info. You have really helped boost motivation again to get the ball rolling. We just done the wheels with satin red today and waiting for the white Portowalls/white walls to arrive. Shes going to be a site!

    James

    Peugeot 203 Engine Swap-peugeot-203-wheel.jpg

  10. #35
    1000+ Posts driven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,155

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    Not a flathead, a one off designed in England. 2.5 litres.
    The V8 had a Hemi head

    Bore 3" Stroke 2.75". Only 2.5L as any more it would have been more powerful than the 3.8L Jag at the time

    I had one beautifully smooth high revving 6000rpm V8 for the day

    Peugeot 203 Engine Swap-daimler.jpg

  11. #36
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,595

    Default

    Daimler designed and built the engine before Jaguar took over. They had a bigger one, 4.5 litres or so, but Jaguar only used the small one in the Daimler version of the Mk2 Jaguar because as you say, it would have been a better engine than the Jaguar 6.

Page 2 of 2 First 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •