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12-15-2015, 10:19 AM
anyone know who made a 218 ci 180 hp v8 1962-64 ish

12-15-2015, 01:11 PM
Buick and Oldsmobile both did..

Aluminum 215[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oldsmobile_V8_engine&action=edit&section=10)]From 1961-1963, Oldsmobile manufactured its own version of the Buick (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick)-designed, all-aluminum 215 engine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_V8_engine#215) for the F-85 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_Cutlass) compact. Known variously as the Rockette, Cutlass, and Turbo-Rocket by Oldsmobile (and as Fireball and Skylark by Buick),[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_V8_engine#cite_note-8) it was a compact, lightweight engine measuring 28 in (71 cm) long, 26 in (66 cm) wide, and 27 in (69 cm) high (same as the small-block Chevy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_small-block_engine)),[9] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_V8_engine#cite_note-9) with a dry weight of only 320 lb (150 kg).[10] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_V8_engine#cite_note-10) The Oldsmobile engine was very similar to the Buick engine, but not identical: it had larger wedge(rather than hemispherical)-shaped combustion chambers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combustion_chamber) with flat-topped (rather than domed) pistons, six bolts rather than five per cylinder, and slightly larger intake valves; the valves were actuated by shaft-mounted rocker arms like the Buick and Pontiac versions, but the shafts and rockers were unique to Oldsmobile. With an 8.75:1 compression ratio and a 2-barrel carburetor, the Olds 215 had the same rated hp, 155 hp (116 kW) at 4800 rpm, as the Buick 215, with 220 ftlbf (300 Nm) of torque at 2400 rpm. With a 4-barrel carburetor and 10.25:1 compression, the Olds 215 made 185 hp (138 kW) at 4800 rpm and 230 lbft (310 Nm) at 3200 rpm with a manual transmission. With a 4-barrel carburetor and 10.75:1 compression, the Olds 215 made 195 hp (145 kW) at 4800 rpm and 235 lbft (319 Nm) at 3200 rpm with an automatic. The Buick version was rated at 200 hp with an 11:1 compression ratio.
The Buick version of the 215 V8 went on to become the well known Rover V8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_V8), which still remains in limited production, utilizing the Buick-style pistons, heads, and valve train gear.
The Oldsmobile engine block formed the basis of the Repco (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repco) 3-liter engine used by Brabham (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brabham) to win the 1966 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_Formula_One_season) and 1967 Formula One world championships (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Formula_One_season). The early Repco engines produced up to 300 bhp (220 kW), and featured new SOHC cylinder heads and iron cylinder liners. The 1967 and later versions of the Repco engine had proprietary engine blocks.
In the mid-1980s, hot rodders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_rod) discovered the 215 could be stretched to as much as 305 cu in (5 l), using the Buick 300 crankshaft, new cylinder sleeves, and an assortment of non-GM parts.[11] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_V8_engine#cite_note-11) It could also be fitted with high-compression cylinder heads (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylinder_head) from the Morgan +8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Plus_8). Using the 5 liter Rover (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_V8_engine#5.0) block and crankshaft, a maximum displacement of 317.8 cu in (5,208 cc) is theoretically possible.[12] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_V8_engine#cite_note-12)
Turbo Jetfire[edit (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oldsmobile_V8_engine&action=edit&section=11)]In 1962 and 1963 Oldsmobile built a turbocharged (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbocharger) version of the 215. The small-diameter Garrett T5 turbocharger with integral wastegate was manufactured by Garrett AiResearch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_AiResearch) and produced a maximum of 5 psi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pounds_per_square_inch) (34 kPa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KPa)) boost at 2200 rpm. The engine had 10.25:1 compression and a single-barrel carburetor. It was rated at 215 hp (160 kW) at 4600 rpm and 300 lbft (410 Nm) at 3200 rpm. In development, the high compression ratio combined with the charged load created problems with spark knock (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spark_knock) on hard throttle applications, which led Olds to develop and utilize a novel water-injection system that sprayed metered amounts of distilled water and methyl alcohol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_alcohol)(dubbed "Turbo-Rocket Fluid") into the intake manifold air-stream to cool the intake charge. If the fluid reservoir was empty, a complex double-float and valve assembly in the Turbo-Rocket Fluid path would set a second butterfly (positioned between the throttle butterfly and the turbocharger) into the closed position, limiting the amount of boost pressure. Unfortunately, many customers did not keep the reservoir filled, or had mechanical problems with the turbocharger system which resulted in many of the turbo-charger installations being removed and a conventional 4 barrel carburetor and manifold installed in its place.
The turbocharger was offered only in a special Jetfire model, which was the second turbocharged passenger car offered for public sale.

12-15-2015, 01:12 PM
I'm thinking Oldsmobile but pretty sure that's 215ci

12-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Thanks Jim and Rocky

I found my answer the 218 ci I was looking at is not a US power plant. it was a Volvo B36 the only V8 gas motor they built.