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Old 12-22-2010, 09:09 PM
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February issue of Excellence has a nice writeup on this Ruf V8.
Great specs for 4.5L, 440lb, dry sump, 90 degree V8!

It looks like it might fit well in the 928, though the intake may need to be reversed or done differently.
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:26 PM
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Meh....I would rather have Mike Simard's 7 liter in my 928.
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Me, I would rather have your avatar than my 928.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:21 AM
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Me, I would rather have your avatar than my 928.
While I am with you on that Dan, it would be a step down from his wife.
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A GM LS 376/480 that is equipped with an aluminum block, aluminum heads, hollow core valves, etc, etc, that dynos at the crank out of the box at 505hp is about $ 92,000.00 less money and is available now. The LS also comes with a 36/100,000 mile warranty. Easy choice for us not so rich folks. T
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I agree with T good horse for the money.
Even the ZR1 is cheaper than most exotics,funny how they say what it eats in the video lol at the 1.46 time area
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6muw6pqzk_c
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:43 AM
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Wow, so your saying for only $10k to $20k I can make my world class vintage super car into a hot rod like the bag boy at the supermarket has?
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:24 AM
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I am a bit worn out with the "higher engineering" of Porsche with their engines that have a myriad of problems.

Their M96, and now their GT1 derived engines, are being found to have problems that can be catastrophic for owners. Crate M96 engines from Porsche are in excess of $20,000.00 and as far as performance, don't offer all that much. Crate GT1 derived engines are more expensive than that.

Although many will argue that those problems are far and few between, not enough for me to feel comfortable buying one.

Back when the 928 debuted with the newer 928S4 engines, there were few alternatives for making the same HP/TQ numbers from U.S. made sports cars. Now that is no longer the case and I have to question myself in the logic of buying Euro performance cars that don't offer anything more than what we can get at home.

People will quibble about interiors but that is not the reason I'm buying a performance car.

Stepping off my soap box now...
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:02 AM
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You're still gonna keep making the bearings and clamps for us though, right?
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeb7 View Post
You're still gonna keep making the bearings and clamps for us though, right?
Of course!

But we are designing a new product for the Corvette driveline.
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by danglerb View Post
Wow, so your saying for only $10k to $20k I can make my world class vintage super car into a hot rod like the bag boy at the supermarket has?
I don't know. I would seriously consider a new Chevy engine for my car if I had to replace the engine. I like the Shark for the looks and the driving. If I can put a new engine in there when mine finally goes that is smooth, powerful and has a 3/36 warranty I'd consider it very much.
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Where's the Torque? Better be a bull to stick in a heavy 928.
You have to crank the DOHC 8500 RPM to reach 368 Ft/Lbs...
The LS7 T-curve off idle makes that P-motor suck tit LOL

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Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
Although many will argue that those problems are far and few between, not enough for me to feel comfortable buying one.
+1
Check out my friends 996:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-camshaft.html

40,000 mile 1 owner car with full dealer service records.

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But we are designing a new product for the Corvette driveline.
Do share - friend of mine builds & supports c5/c6 track cars. In fact next year I'm joining his pit crew & should be at quite a few NASA events with him.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Constantine View Post
Of course!

But we are designing a new product for the Corvette driveline.
Spill it man, what ya making?
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Originally Posted by Hacker-Pschorr View Post
+1
Check out my friends 996:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-camshaft.html

40,000 mile 1 owner car with full dealer service records.


Do share - friend of mine builds & supports c5/c6 track cars. In fact next year I'm joining his pit crew & should be at quite a few NASA events with him.

That is just one of the many threads about these engines. Breaks my heart too since I look at the 996 MK1 aero coupe as one of the sexiest P-cars they've made and would love to have one.

Unfortunately sharing will have to wait until we're a bit further along with the R&D and Patent. Cool that your involved with your friends Corvette racing business. Maybe we could link up for some R&D testing of this new product in the future? Please PM me his details.
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