Re: Hows this for the ultimate engine swap (ViolentBlue)
first off... the picture depicts an 6 cyl. engine. not a 12... (look at the injectors. there are 4 on each side. three cylinders and a cold-start valve.) Second, if this is a photochop, (i haven't seen the A3 forum post) and 'm not saying that i think it's not one, but whoever did this, did a DAMN nice job. look at the light on the two intakes. they're different yet the match the edge of the hood and the vent in the hood. second, the intake manifold(s) appear to have one mounting on the engine. (one header kinda) next, they have details like the throttle rod between the two intakes. Also, the shadows and light are perfect as far as I can see. And on the right side of the pic, (driver's side) you can see the detailed components. I cannot make a sound judgement from this one pic. It could be real. seriously. I don't know what kinda engine that is... or how it would fit in that car, but if it is completely custom, it's possible. I saw a A2 jetta with a 503 BOSS chevy engine in it with very minor hood work. the engine stuck out of the hood maybe 3 inches. Ask for some more pics and give the guy a chance. My guess would be photochopped based on size, but it could be possible. I don't know.
I dont know guys, the bimmer guys throw the 850Ci 12cyl into the E30 M3 body... I have seen it a few times, and they also can fit it in the E36 body with a little more ease. You just need to remove the unnecissary stuff such as wiper fluid, AC, and a few other components. It seems a lot harder to do in a Golf but maybe not impossible.... If you look carefully at the engine though it IS a 12, not a 6, 12 intake ports and not to mention the V12 - 6.0L marking on either side
Re: Hows this for the ultimate engine swap (B(C)orrado)
that's because BMW mounts all their engine longitudinally, so if the 6 cylinder fits in the car (the E30 325 had a I-6) then chances are if you clear out the sides enough of all that extra stuff you mentioned (wiper fluid, AC, etc..) the V12 will fit because it's the same *length* as a the I-6, just wider.
Re: Hows this for the ultimate engine swap (8vGTI)
OK....all this is nice and all, but if you mount it the way "shown" I think you could make it fit. The reason I say this is 'cause of this supercharged V8 onceuponatime Air cooled Beetle I saw. Sure they had to move the firewall back and the whole dash so that they actually drove from the back seat, but couldn't it be done? If you did that, then the weight might acutally make it towards the back enough that your rear wheels would touch the ground
Alright...that's pushing it, but I think you could toss a V8 into an A2 based on what I saw.
Re: Hows this for the ultimate engine swap (155VERT83)
This is the engine in it's "natural habitat." If somebody can fit that engine in their Mk2, they would be my god. The A8 L has over a foot in width on the Mk2s (not to mention it's over 3 feet longer).
And a nice cutaway... DAMN that thing's huge.
The 2-ton beauty that sports the W12...
And no engine swap would be complete without this brand new grille badge!
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