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Max Balchowsky's V-8 Swallow Doretti conversion

This Doretti-Buick combination, known as the "Buretti" was built by the 1950's Hollywood engine-swap expert Max Balchowsky. When the original 90-bhp Triumph TR-2 engine was removed and a 6-litre Buick V-8 motor coupled to a Jaguar transmission stuffed under the hood, the resultant acceleration was frightening. Top speeds of 105 mph in the quarter-mile were consistently achieved and the engine capable of running at 7000 rpm was described as being extremely dependable and durable. For more information see Max Balchowsky - 2


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