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Front Wheel Drive V8

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Link doesn't work.
    Caddys have been doing it for a while and so have a few others. My Ma's Lincoln has a 32 valve 4 cam V8 driving the front wheels. It has in the neiborhood of 275-300 hp.
     
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    HoDang, you're right. I can't believe I forgot about Caddy's, I almost pulled and rebuilt my dad's about a year ago too... I guess I was thinking in terms of "a front wheel drive will not rival the Impala's of old, especially when I'm sure they wouldn't produce it with a 5 or 5.7..."
     
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    It can be done with a 350. A couple months ago I was watching Car & Driver tv and they had a special showing off all the hot cars and trucks that GM could build (but wont) There was a Grand Prix which is basicly the same platform as the Impala and it had an LT1 under the hood, and yes it was sitting sideways. The car was pretty bad it also was all-wheel drive but it is fesable to do a front drive 350 in the current line of cars, but it wont happen.
    Gm just launched the new line of 4 cyl engines (Ecotech) with 4 valve dual cam heads that are said to produce good hp numbers and a new line of V6 engines with multi-valves are set to replace the old 3.8 and 3.4 push rod engines. If they are anything like what the did with with the 4200 I6 in the Trail Blazer then they should have pretty good power. Which would kill any dreams of GM doing another V8 car other than the Vett or the Caddys.
     
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    Friend had a 1969 Ols Toranado. 455, front wheel drive.
     
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    Toronodo Specs (clicky)

    Lot of power for a frontwheel drive.
    The early toronodos wer Cool /forums/images/icons/cool.gif Fast too /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    OK fine, I didn't give it much thought before posting!!

    I was surfing around 9C1 Caprice stuff and came across that Impala rig (V8 FWD). Hving the Caprice's in mind as I read that, it was kinda wierd...
     
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    I had a 66 Olds Toronado in college. What an AWESOME car. Wish I'd kept it!
     
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    hehe i was actually going to post a pic a while ago but i seemed to have lost the link...
    it was a newer GMC truck, had a 350 mounted sideways, front wheel drive, kind of a cool idea, they mounted it sideways so they could make it into a flatbed car hauler, it had smaller tires on the back and the frame was messed with...
    bascially they lowered everything in the back so a car could easily drive up on it with small ramps...
    that way they didnt have the weight of the hydraulics...
    not great ground clearance, but if its a hauler and not really a tow truck, i doubt you'd need great clearance on the highway....
    but it was the first front wheel drive 350 truck i'd ever seen, even had 8 lugs!
    wish i had a picture of the engine bay, just saw a side shot
     
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    Do you have a link you could post of the side view ??? I'd really like to see that one.
     
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    this isnt the one i first saw, but it is very similar..
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    and heres the site, its for sale, asking price is like 10,900....
    front wheel drive car hauler
     
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    That does look different. Deffenntly no room for a driveshaft.
     

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