Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Albany, NY & Sarpsborg, Norway
What to do with spare GTV6 2.5L engine?
When I bought my lovely GTV6 it came with a complete spare 2.5L engine on a stand.
No idea its condition.
My GTV6 was previously track raced. The engine in the car is a standard appearing 2.5. It's perfectly clean, has no leaks, etc. - I'm tempted to assume the engine in the car is a fresh rebuild. No idea if it's been modded for more HP. None of the service receipts that came with the car mention mods or an engine swap. I suppose an owner could have done the swap.
So, anyway - I have in mind to "do something" with the spare 2.5, but what? Got any ideas? Do 2.5's respond effectively to builds for HP increase. I'd figure starting with a 3.0 would be more effective. Any crazy ideas even?
- Kit car engine? (The Lancia Stratos kits call for a FWD setup out of a 164 or 166)
- Coffee table? (My wife might not appreciate the beauty)
- Keep it in case I blow my 2.5 on a track day? (Rebuild the spare while I enjoy the stock 2.5 and drop it in for more HP later?)
- Boat anchor?
Thanks for any and all comments - !
2007 Aston DB9, 1994 Alfa 164 LS, 1982 Alfa GTV6 Balocco SE, 1975 Maserati Bora, 1967 Plymouth Satellite convertible, 1965 Plymouth Satellite hardtop