Outlaw Engine Choices

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#91 Post by david pettengell » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:12 pm

Jacques, I guess that's the problem. I have done an IRS conversion on my most recent squareback and I love it but I don't want to cut about my 54 year old 356. I know I am asking for the world, I guess I'm just trying to find out if there are any swing arm 5 speed options.

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#92 Post by david pettengell » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:42 am

So for those who are interested, I followed up a lead I saw on this forum and emailed WEVO and they ARE making a 5 speed swing axle transmission that bolts into a 356 B and C. They have one that has been on the road for a few thousand miles and have made 5 more on pre-orders. As soon as I know more I will share. Exactly what I am looking for!

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#93 Post by Bill Sargent » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:03 am

David,

When you talked to WEVO did they say if they were using a new case, or have they adapted a 741 case? I ask because fitting an A nose cone to a 741 case allows it to be used in an A.
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#94 Post by Jacques Lefriant » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:41 pm

Hi Bill
I believe it is 901 based. the shift rod is low and engages the operating rods mid travel between 2-3/4-5. initially when it was envisioned the 822 gearbox the shifting was done in the bell housing for the mid engine cars. the 5spd variants of the 356 box like the 718 the shifting was done alongside the nose cone. the 644 shifting arraignment precludes the additional gear in the nose cone.
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#95 Post by david pettengell » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:46 am

Yes, Hayden at WEVO said it is a 356 box with 901 internals if that makes sense?

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#96 Post by Jacques Lefriant » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:06 pm

Hi David
The 901 internals require a new housing/nose cone. Yes this is an appealing conversion but the logical path is to convert the suspension to IRS and use the original 901case. check out the post that was moved from this one.
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#97 Post by ray nelson » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:54 am

Oh my another choice;
http://www.holeshot-racing.co.uk/index. ... h1-v8-busa
About 200 lbs and 400hp

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#98 Post by David Witkowski » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:20 pm

C J Murray wrote:Here is a 356 that you can drive around town at 2000rpm in 4th.
211315-9.jpg
Cliff, that's a very nice set of curves. Would you be so kind as to share the details of the build. I swear, I won't tell a soul :)

My vintage race motor made the same HP, but all at the top end, with much less mid-range torque.

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#99 Post by Steve Proctor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:26 am

If it's your wife's car and she just drives the car down to store for milk and bread, here's an option...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uxUB9h4A_k
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#100 Post by John Roidt » Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:27 am

C J Murray wrote:Here is a 356 that you can drive around town at 2000rpm in 4th.
211315-9.jpg

How exactly is this motor built?

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#101 Post by glen hamner » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:45 pm

CJ, more about torque! I'm all ears. Are you talking 1600cc or something with big jugs? Very interesting performance profile, did ya just whip that out on a sheet of paper or is that for real?

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#102 Post by John Lindstrom » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:27 am

I want to hear more about these big jugs.

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#103 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:45 am

Trevor Gates wrote:
Emil Wojcik wrote:What ever happened to the guy that was posting about a mid engine 356 he was working on a couple years ago? Was it too big of a project, stalling before completion, or did I miss the final stages? (My guess is the former but I'm hoping it's the latter.)

Emil - Check this thread: http://www.kustomcoachwerks.com/forums/ ... &start=195

Here's another option :shock:
I hear that was a 4WD and they burned the wheels right off.

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#104 Post by gregorycampbell » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:15 pm

Wanted to share my latest engine creation for the Devin Speedster.
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#105 Post by C J Murray » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:39 pm

What specs and what changes from your previous engine in that car?
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