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    G'day all,

    I'm after a 6 or 8 cylinder side valve engine for some future project, preferably a Renault engine but may consider an alternative.

    I don't really know what I'm gonna do with it yet, will wait and see what turns up first.

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    goodness Graham!

    Do tell more. (My own suspicion is that it would unbalance a Dauphine if stuffed in the rear.)
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    Yeah, maybe.

    But imagine a mid engined Dauphine!

    That would make even geckoeng yellow with envy.
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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/yand...uns/1147691549

    and you could go off grid while finishing the rest of the project
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    Anything Graham does, won't surprise me anymore.... As my son says, 'He's a wizard'
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    Someone better check if that truck is still on the Gold Coast. Might be in Brissie now.
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    You wanted a side valve 8 cylinder, this is all you need.

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

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    Yes those flathead V8 engines are very pretty and not that hard to find either but I would prefer a straight 8 if there were any available.

    Kevin, I have zero interest in the Coomera truck except that I would like to see someone take it on before Sims get hold of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    goodness Graham!

    Do tell more. (My own suspicion is that it would unbalance a Dauphine if stuffed in the rear.)
    G'day Peter, nothing to tell really, I'm just dreaming out loud that's all..

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    Normal people get a car first and then find the engine is stuffed, then have to look for an engine, not find an engine then get a car to stuff it into.
    Just saying, or you could fes up and give us the bigger picture, perhaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Normal people get a car first and then find the engine is stuffed, then have to look for an engine, not find an engine then get a car to stuff it into.
    Just saying, or you could fes up and give us the bigger picture, perhaps.
    Grasshopper,

    I can offer with considerable assurance that there is absolutely nothing for which I can 'fess up', except for my desire to escape the crazy metropolis of Brisbane and retreat from paid employment, you know, retire.

    I intend to escape to country life from whence I came, and since I have no desire to grow pumpkins, breed sheep dogs or play the banjo I need to plan ahead. Being as astute as I can be, I figure I will start hunting for a project now while I am still drawing an income and living in civilisation.

    If a straight 8 or 6 cylinder side valve engine can be procured I can design a project around it, but if the universe avails no such beast, I shall hunt for something different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Yes those flathead V8 engines are very pretty and not that hard to find either but I would prefer a straight 8 if there were any available.
    You should have said so.
    Then make your own straight 8 from two 4 cylinder NSU engines..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5y3a2did4E

    But why not just use two 4 Cylinder Renault engines that are cheap as chips
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    I was thinking of something a little more original like this..

    It'll be an impossible ask though as most of them ended up in Hitler's furnaces to support the war effort. One can always try though.


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    This one has been sold, but they are building another one, chance to get in early

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    Although not French, a flat head Ford would be good candidate.

    There must still be a few around and parts plentiful.

    The image of flat head V8 genset brought back memories, many country drive-in theatres had that exact genset .

    And few of the suburban drive ins and hardtops as well.

    When I joined Village engineering dept., they were in the process of upgrading them to Onan and Caterpillar because 25 kva was not enough power for the more modern xenon and arc lamps.

    And when the flatties explode they usually do it by chucking a rod , often through the sump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I was thinking of something a little more original like this..

    It'll be an impossible ask though as most of them ended up in Hitler's furnaces to support the war effort. One can always try though.

    You have the picture; now you can just knock one up
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    You have the picture; now you can just knock one up
    Yeahright! All I will need now is a 1200 degree home furnace.

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    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/gord...ine/1149142496

    OHV ... but the buicks were sold with straight 8's
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    Quite right, that's a 1953ish straight eight, I have already spoken to him about it and that engine is quite busted up (checkout the bent pushrods). I would like a 1930s side valve.

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    easiest way is to import something

    Packard Straight 8 Engine,Thunderbolt & Automatic Transmission | eBay

    I don't know why, but there is something appealing abut Packards. This comes with a matching transmission. I don't know how on earth you fit or strengthen and old renault enough to take one of these. It's 8 cylinders of cast iron heavyness.
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    Yes, I have been stalking ebay USA for a while now. They have a ship load of engines over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    easiest way is to import something

    Packard Straight 8 Engine,Thunderbolt & Automatic Transmission | eBay

    I don't know why, but there is something appealing abut Packards. This comes with a matching transmission. I don't know how on earth you fit or strengthen and old renault enough to take one of these. It's 8 cylinders of cast iron heavyness.
    Looks like the donor vehicle may have vacuum wipers looking at the half fuel pump/half vacuum pump?
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    Oh and if you want to torture yourself ... join these groups:

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    Sounds like an engine for a front engined open wheeler, eh, Graham?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Sounds like an engine for a front engined open wheeler, eh, Graham?
    G'day Stuey,

    There are no plans as such at this time, I'll assess a project after I see what power plants are available. However, I am open to suggestions, submissions or photographs.

    An open wheeler sounds like a plausible idea as long as the final article is road registrable. For a retirement project that could take a decade to complete, I will consider any suggestion you may have, but I definitely have a bent for o'l school, pre-war styling.

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