Hmm..That tells me the top brass at chevy are more interested in big bonuses(for the top brass) and the top brass at ford are more interested in running the company correctly considering recent eventsYou are correct.... my Aluminum Ford block... bare... was about the cost of a complete LS -1 Crate motor...
Reply: Mechanically it could be done but thats the smaller weaker end of the crank and you would have to deal with the water pump and oil pump being in the way. Also the rotation would be in the opposite direction.And yes..I'm now an LS chevy fan..I've looked into fords, wankels and herds of excited squirrels, and its going to be a chevy LS series engine for me...as an afterthought...what is the possibilty of having a steel crankshaft made the has the nose splined or whatever and take the power off the front end of the engine, where the timing chain is etc etc.?
If you look at enough after market racing stuff available the water pump and oil pump problem goes away..mostly..:grin:Reply: Mechanically it could be done but thats the smaller weaker end of the crank and you would have to deal with the water pump and oil pump being in the way. Also the rotation would be in the opposite direction.
Not saying you are not familiar... Just trying to get my head around the effort/benefit tradeoff.
One thing the LSx has going for it is its symmetry. If you want to flip the intake manifold around so it is facing the flywheel, that's no problem.
BTW, Have you built a CAD model of the engine yet? Seems like someone with your talent you could whip one up in no time.