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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 26, 2013 04:22PM

Obviously it's not the engine this car originally came with.
http://www.britishv8.org/Other/MikeFuchs-Alpine/MikeFuchs-Alpine-HF.JPG

It's subsequently been removed and replaced with a V6.

The car's current owner claims ignorance.

The engine's molded plastic cover appears to say "2200". (Note that the spark plug wires come out from under it.)

Looks like there's a really large engine ECU on the cowl.

I'm just curious, plus I'd like to note the engine's identity in a photo caption...


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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 26, 2013 04:24PM

Bonus points will be given to anyone who can identify make and model of this aftermarket steering rack:
http://www.britishv8.org/Other/MikeFuchs-Alpine/MikeFuchs-Alpine-BF.JPG


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 26, 2013 07:33PM

Motor, 2200 Vandenplas-tic-tic,(hydraulic cam followers). Rack, Ford Pinto-aftermarket. ? do I win ? roverman.


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Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 31, 2013 11:04AM

Steering U joints are Unisteer. Rack is center steer probably Unisteer based on Dodge Intrepid front steer for S10. Cavalier version is rear steer. Other pictures of rack in the article show it better



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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 31, 2013 12:45PM

Austin Princess 2200 Vandenplas from the 1970s? Really? I don't think so.

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From the Unisteer website, I can confirm that's their u-joints. (Thanks!)

The article shows two different racks... "before" and "after". The rack shown above is the after version, and it's the only one I care about. I don't see anything on the Unisteer website that matches it, but it's hard to tell because all the photos on their website are too small and too low-resolution. I'll shoot them an e-mail. Their "71-72 Pinto" model rack looks closer to me than anything they show on the S10 page.

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Instead of spark plug wires, could those be glow plug wires? Isuzu diesel?


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Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
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1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: March 31, 2013 11:02PM

Looks like an Isuzu 2200 diesel to me. A couple of pics can be found here:

[bdchangcheng.en.alibaba.com]

M.


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Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 01, 2013 07:59AM

Those pics show the oil filter on the other side and the intake on the left so it'd be visible in the engine bay pic above... don't think that's it. I did some Googling the other day but didn't find anything that looked the same.



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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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I really thought that I'd be an action figure by now!

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Re: Anyone recognize this engine? (2200cc 4-cylinder)
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 04, 2013 08:47PM

It's a Chevy 2.2 S10 engine.
Somewhere around 2000 I think.
The rack looks like a Flaming River unit.
Cheers
Fred


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