View Full Version : Will this fit in my camaro?

08-31-2005, 06:57 AM
I never knew GM produced these, I wonder why Tommy Ivo used two buick engines in the 60'S instead one of these.

08-31-2005, 07:41 AM
NO, Lol

The tame Wolf !

08-31-2005, 10:20 AM
Tommy Ivo's dad owned a Buick agency.

Two stock bore and stroke Buick Nailheads of the era = 850 cubic inches.

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3 Phase Lightbulb
08-31-2005, 10:42 AM
At 2400 maximum r.p.m. the occasional front-end loader driving on the road will blow by you in your Camaro http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


08-31-2005, 10:49 AM
What a lump of iron...but I gotta hand it to the marketing guys they had back then - to read their writeup on that thing you'd think it was the next space shuttle engine.

Al Messer
08-31-2005, 10:59 AM
I once took a compressor like the one pictured and made a dandy little Steam Engine out of it.

08-31-2005, 11:33 AM
Hey 3Phase - you could use that on your Psychobuggy and have the equivalent of an off-road airport tractor. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

08-31-2005, 04:32 PM
You can fit any engine in any car,given determination and no sense of proportion! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


08-31-2005, 04:51 PM
So..., wonder whatever happened with it. I never heard of any V-12 truck engine back in the 60's. Did I just miss it?

In fact I don't remember any 6 cyls in a V configuration til the mid or late 60's. I just remember the straight 6's.

John Stevenson
08-31-2005, 05:07 PM
I like the " low internal friction" how can it be low with 12 of everything whirling round?

3 Phase Lightbulb
08-31-2005, 05:18 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by John Stevenson:
I like the " low internal friction" how can it be low with 12 of everything whirling round?</font>

The max RPM is 2400 so that's probably part of it, also with 12 power strokes every 4 RPMs the compression ratio can be much lower and all of the generated torque can be divided among 12 vs 6 so the same 6 cyl engine would have to work twice as hard and probably wear out twice as fast.


08-31-2005, 05:30 PM
Those 702's are good engines. I know of 3 setting on irrigation wells now. They tend to run forever without needing much. Not something I'd put up against a modern engine, but definately good for their day.

08-31-2005, 07:58 PM
Ivo used four buicks...and four wheel drive.



08-31-2005, 08:08 PM
Now this is a REAL GM V12...



08-31-2005, 08:21 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Will this fit in my camaro?</font>

You can make anything fit anything with the proper tools...


09-01-2005, 06:59 AM

Here is one that sold recently. He seems to have more available.

cam m
09-01-2005, 07:23 AM
Never heard of it? No wonder it never caught on. 12 cylinders for 275 HP? Either the engine is seriously derated for longevity, or it is a boat anchor. The 671 2 cycle diesel puts out 250+ HP at 2100 rpm and is of similar vintage.

09-01-2005, 07:45 AM
The mechaninc at a GMC dealer told me about it while working on my dad's truck. Said it pulled a tractor great but only got about 3 MPG when loaded heavy.

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09-01-2005, 12:30 PM
Somebody is already dropping engines like these in street cars- a bit bigger than camaro's, maybe, but street cars nonetheless-

09-02-2005, 05:30 PM
You guys know that there's a 904 inch V8 on the market right? makes over a thousand HP on regular unleaded without giggle gas or a blower.

With a blower, makes over 2200HP on no lead premium. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//redface.gif


This Old Shed (http://thisoldshed.tripod.com)

09-02-2005, 10:33 PM
Here's another V8 on the market, only this one is 5160 cubic inches, puts out a thousand horsepower...at 900 rpm!