Triumph Engine Substitute


Ed Price

I suppose this is a subject with rather limited interest, but it could be
important to an extreme Amphi project.

I have always liked Chevy engines, and I recently found out that Chevy made an
L4 engine that was offered in Chevy II / Novas from about 1962 to 1970. Chances
are good that you could find one in a junkyard. I don't know about clearances or
mounts, but the idea somehow intrigues me.

No, I don't intend to swap my 1147 for a Chevy (I have enough work to do
already), but if I could have any engine I wanted, the Chevy would rank above
the 1147. Gee, as long as I'm dreaming, maybe the best choice would be a little
4 cylinder diesel (Volvo or Ford?).


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Alot of the German club guys are using the Opel 1.2L and 1.4L engines from
the '70's and 80's (carb. models). Alot more reliable than the Triumph

Chev II motor might work but could be too heavy (although the 1200 Triumph
is pretty heavy itself).