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1963 Daimler 2½ Litre V8

1963 Daimler Litre V8 in Virgin Witch, Movie, 1972 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1963 Daimler 2½ Litre V8

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dsl SX

2012-02-06 00:26

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Not going to die in a ditch for this one, but grille looks 1962+ Daimler 2½ Litre V8 to me. If Jag, = 1960+ Mk2.

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-02-06 16:49

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I think that I'm probably with you on the Daimler, but then the problem is, is it a 2 1/2 litre or a V8-250? With the double curved bumpers it's likely to be the earlier 2 1/2 litre.

dsl SX

2012-02-06 17:01

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Hooray - welcome to my madness. Yes the early 2½ Litre for bumpers.

Nightrider RU

2012-02-06 17:06

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2.5L V8? Too small...

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-02-06 18:49

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Daimler V8 2.5 litre 142 bhp.
Ford V8 3.6 litre 85 bhp.

No contest.

-- Last edit: 2012-02-06 18:50:07

Nightrider RU

2012-02-06 19:35

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How about torque curve? Horsepower sucks.

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-02-06 19:56

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Daimler 210 Nm at 3,600.
Ford in 85 bhp tune 195Nm, can't find the revs but presumably quite a bit lower, as about 3,600 would have been pretty close to its maximum rate.

I am being unfair in comparing a flathead design from the thirties with a 20 year newer concept, but 2 1/2 litres is quite adequate to make the V8-250 perform well, as I can tell you from personal experience.

-- Last edit: 2012-02-06 20:00:55

Nightrider RU

2012-02-06 20:36

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Well, actually I meant that 2.5L is somewhat small displacement for V8 layout, not that 2.5L is small and weak.)

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-02-06 21:44

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Bugatti made a 1990cc straight eight, and the BRM type 15 was a 1,488cc V-16, but yes, 2.5l is a small V8, a quick search of my memory doesn't offer anything else. There was a sub 3-litre V8 made by Standard in the late 30s, and Hillman made a 2620cc straight eight in 1929. Amilcar made a 1994cc straight 8, and there was also the Triumph straight 8 Dolomite, a 1990cc engine, total production 3.

Nightrider RU

2012-02-07 03:13

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And all of mentioned engines were made before WWII. Bugatti also produce 12.7L straigth eight.)

jettalover US

2012-02-07 03:30

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BMW's 3.0L V8 from the 90's comes to mind.

dsl SX

2012-02-07 03:35

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1950s Fiat 2-litre V8 for 8V coupe (apparently their only V8 car engine). 1975 Ferrari 208GT4 2-litre Italian domestic tax-break special, plus later turbo versions. A few racing bike V8s under 1000cc down to 1955 Moto Guzzi Grand Prix 500 cc V8, 82 bhp with each cylinder having its own carburetter.

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-02-07 09:34

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The only Fiat I have ever owned had four cylinders, and with a Mercedes and a Bentley to run, I can't afford a Ferrari as well!

-- Last edit: 2012-02-07 09:35:13

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