V8 in a TD?

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Mark Hendrickson


Great advice Ringo.

Adding a V8 is not just pop it in the car. These cars, especially the CMC front engine cars, do not have a frame designed to take the torque/hp of a V8.

Then there are fitment problems galore with the transmission, rear end and rear suspension change required to do this.

In the end, the car’s handling is terrible (nose heavy), it’s not a really nice drive or ride. I have a Fox Body Mustang road racer that weighs 2,400 pounds and has a mildly built 5.0L V8. It’s set up to handle the torque and horsepower, but is still a handful on the street.


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