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Turbine Builder
28th Jun 2021, 08:29 PM
Hello all, I'm on the look out for a v8 vedette motor a 2351 cc V8 out of Simca Vedette. Does not have to be complete or running, even if you have just the engine block that would be fine.

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mahgnia
29th Jun 2021, 01:04 PM
That looks like a flathead Ford motor.

morrisman
29th Jun 2021, 01:11 PM
I spotted one of those V8 powered Vedette cars many years ago at Launching Place . Quite a rare car here.

Looks like a 60 bhp Ford engine , did Simca make the engines under license ? Even the little Ford V8 60 bhp engine is rare here in Aust.

Maybe a advert in Restored Cars magazine ?

Turbine Builder
29th Jun 2021, 02:38 PM
That looks like a flathead Ford motor.
Yep this is the 17 stud engine.

Turbine Builder
29th Jun 2021, 02:49 PM
I spotted one of those V8 powered Vedette cars many years ago at Launching Place . Quite a rare car here.

Looks like a 60 bhp Ford engine , did Simca make the engines under license ? Even the little Ford V8 60 bhp engine is rare here in Aust.

Maybe a advert in Restored Cars magazine ?
Yep ford v8 60, i think Simca took over and built them for the European market, there are ford Flatheads v8 around but would like this type as there are very small in side, like to do a v8 motorcycle build one day with this type of engine, have a spare honda goldwing frame that can use. This chap use a flathead v8 in his motorcycle build. Yeah I'll try Restored Cars magazine thanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJa6tiyHuFg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CylsjD9IGrw

clear out
30th Jun 2021, 09:49 AM
Theres a mechanic here in Sydney with Simca Vedette.
He had a workshop on Parramatta Rd at Strathfield.
He was a relative by marriage to a bloke I went to school with.
Dropped into say gday after finding out hed had a Vanguard/TR engined speedway car.
(I have a dead TR engined Mog in the shed.)
Think hed had a falling out with my ex school contact as he wasnt friendly.
When Im next going past if his shop is still there Ill see if hes got anything.
There are weird V8s out there, I remember a compressor with an air cooled V8:doh:

H.

Turbine Builder
30th Jun 2021, 05:17 PM
Theres a mechanic here in Sydney with Simca Vedette.
He had a workshop on Parramatta Rd at Strathfield.
He was a relative by marriage to a bloke I went to school with.
Dropped into say gday after finding out hed had a Vanguard/TR engined speedway car.
(I have a dead TR engined Mog in the shed.)
Think hed had a falling out with my ex school contact as he wasnt friendly.
When Im next going past if his shop is still there Ill see if hes got anything.
There are weird V8s out there, I remember a compressor with an air cooled V8:doh:

H.
Thanks clear out, most of the 60 v8 i have seen all have the bell housing cast into the block which i don't won't. Yeah the air cooled v8 are cool, Tatra V8 come to my mind the engine was fitted in the back of the car. This guy fitted one in a motorcycle frame, has a nice sound to it :U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cdVsfirEzQ

clear out
1st Jul 2021, 01:42 PM
Thanks for the link.
Im a bit blown away by what hes built.
H

Turbine Builder
1st Jul 2021, 06:46 PM
Thanks for the link.
Im a bit blown away by what hes built.
H
No worries mate. Well have a look at what this chap has built, if you Can not find a air cooled V8 make one :U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsV7pAKmFtc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyP7lCO6WBg

Turbine Builder
5th Aug 2021, 01:02 AM
I have found a v8 vedette motor which may be for sale, but i am now committed to buying a Tatra v8 motor. If any one is interested in the vedette motor send me a PM and will pass on contact details, the motor is in
Guadeloupe. Some photos of the motor.

Cheers,
Mark.

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