Think you could fit this in a G-Body?

Z48LT1

Z48LT1

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#41
Like whoever it was said, anything can fit in anything, but what is the point? This lump, in either the 12-cyl or the 6-cyl configuration, though they are significant engineering accomplishments, are low-RPM beasts, which have limited appeal in this forum. How would they compare against diesels for tow vehicles? I can't think of any other applications that would make sense, and g-bodies aren't famous for being first choices for tow vehicles.

Cheers - Gary
 
MC96

MC96

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Hes got the quick change offset like a super modified
 
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Wagonman100

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Here's what Pat McNeal did with one of those 702ci Twin-Six engines about 8 or 9 years ago. The cab is a1942 GMC COE. He used a modified Toronado transaxle behind the cab with the engine facing backward and a drive shaft turning a quick-change rear:

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Pat is a friend of my boss, Jim. That is one cool ride.
 
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Wagonman100

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I live in Baltimore city just inside the line on the Northeast side. The city/ county line is literally at the bottom of my street. The wife wants to move though. We need more property and I need a bigger garage.
 
455'ed80Regal

455'ed80Regal

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#46
I think a dual quad setup would wake this thing right up.
 
Z48LT1

Z48LT1

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#47
Ran across this short YouTube vid of a nicely done '84 GMC pickup with one of the V-12s at the 2015 Car Craft Summer Nationals - there's a short clip at the end of the vid showing it driving.


Cheers - Gary
 
partsbox

partsbox

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#48
Z48LT1: There's a company called ThunderV12 that gets these Twin Six engines producing 425 HP at 4,200 rpm and moves the torque band into the 2K to 3K range - all on 87 octane. But it costs mega $. IIRC, that's the route Mr. McNeal took with his.

Wagonman100 and Fleming442: I'm in Pasadena about halfway between Baltimore and Annapolis. Either of you ever get to the Lost in the 50's Cruises on Saturday night at Marley Station Mall? If so, drop me a PM next time you head that way and we can try to meet up. I won't be there tonight, though - Elsie's got a busted flex plate. New one goes in on Monday.
 
fleming442

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Z48LT1: There's a company called ThunderV12 that gets these Twin Six engines producing 425 HP at 4,200 rpm and moves the torque band into the 2K to 3K range - all on 87 octane. But it costs mega $. IIRC, that's the route Mr. McNeal took with his.

Wagonman100 and Fleming442: I'm in Pasadena about halfway between Baltimore and Annapolis. Either of you ever get to the Lost in the 50's Cruises on Saturday night at Marley Station Mall? If so, drop me a PM next time you head that way and we can try to meet up. I won't be there tonight, though - Elsie's got a busted flex plate. New one goes in on Monday.
Haven't been to that in years, but could probably cruise down one weekend- shoot me PM when you're going. I was just in Ferndale this afternoon...
Dang It! Now, I'm Jonesin' for an Ann's chili dog! :drool:
 

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