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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Username: soviet

Post Number: 918
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 05:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

For those of you with weak stomachs have a look at the Espada for sale at Gullwing Motor Cars NY.

The car is a total basket case but that does not stop Peter Kumar from woodduck hunting.

Note the bonnet scoop! Its laughable and at the same time hideous. My bet is Peter paid under $5000 for this heap.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2899
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 06:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

"Sorry Officer, I couldn't see the pedestrian/bike rider on the RHS before making contact!!"

I can hear the response right now but it is unprintable and combines small male appendages, neanderthal intelligence plus too much time and money .
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1531
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 07:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yer Tiz........
https://www.gullwingmotor.com/1970-lamborghini-espada-c-3240.htm
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2901
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

Would you like to venture an opinion ?
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1532
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I will have to agree that the car has been trashed......
All because they wanted to shoehorn an American V8 in that space.
Had they considered the transplant more carefully there would have been other options that would have worked much better.
The car can be rescued but it is more cost effective to buy a better example at more money than this heap of XXit
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1910
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 - 06:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Nicely said Omar
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 791
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 - 07:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This is how one actually does that.

Not that I would do either.
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ross kowalski
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Username: cdfpw

Post Number: 792
Registered: 11-2015
Posted on Saturday, 26 May, 2018 - 08:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

They probably didn't set out to put a Chevy in there. I bet it went like this. That spent Espada with blown head gasket showed up at auction, a guy buys it for $2000, then realizing the engine needs machine work too, decides to drop in a SBC, which he does in that position because it keeps the carb level and driveshaft angles correct and requires no cutting to the K member.

For the good,

The hood scoop isn't really to my design sensibilities, but it was considered and intentionally executed.

The car modification spectrum is pretty wide and I know I'd talk to the owner at a car show if I saw it.
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1535
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Sunday, 27 May, 2018 - 03:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Ross,
The options of alternative drive trains are huge. That Small Block Chevy is a poor fit in its existing guise and that then necessitated the monstrosity on the hood/bonnet. That scoop has destroyed the car - not the replacement engine. If the fuelling had been changed there would not have been the need for such a big scoop.

I wonder if a German V8 would have been a better fit.

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