Reply to "1994 Intermeccanica rebuild Motor suggestions"

I seem to be in the minority here, but I chose a 1776 cc engine when I built my car.  (a "bottom feeder" engine as Stan describes it... )  My interest in a Speedster is the old technology.  I love old machinery/equipment.  I have an old 2 cylinder JD Model A, old Atlas lathe, old milling machines, etc.  I love anything that is pre-1970 technology!  Also, I wanted dependability with a little extra performance.  But at the end of the day, we have cars that were built by 1950-60 standards.  So, to be a little more "authentic", I wound up with a 1776 with a W100 cam, balanced rotating assembly, larger heads, full flow, external oil filter, 34 ICT Webers, 8½:1 compression and Vintage Speed exhaust.  It is perfect for me.  It has been very reliable, no heat issues (even in the Texas summer) and a lot of fun.  With a 4.38 IRS trans it is quick off the line and is still good at 70-75 mph. 

It's a personal decision based on your interests.  Don't get me wrong, I like power, but this car is more about the novelty and nostalgia for me.  I am currently trying to talk my wife into an early C3, 4-speed Corvette for a little more power.  But, not to get rid of my Speedster!  

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