WIP Gavril Series 8 300/400/500

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  1. CaptainZoll

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    a dual/quad carb straight 8, as opposed to the single carb on the 400, a bit like a hudson twin-H power.

    also, if you're willing to do bodystyles, a roadster, coupe, and a woody would be suitable.
     
  2. Ryo13silvia

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    Too late, Beth Amphetamine and Mad Max-mobile already exist alongside ideas of boat motor swaps and electric drivetrains (if I can manage)
     
  3. combatwombat96

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    are you able to make a 3 speed manual that has no syncro on first and reverse for the base 300 models ?
     
  4. Ryo13silvia

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    I don't really know about how to disable synchro, AFAIK the Auriga Heron mod used lua to simulate that and got outdated in an update.
     
  5. combatwombat96

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    yeah, sad I was way too late to party to see it. Anyway for the 500 models is there going to be special hubcaps because the current smoothies seem a bit bland for such an upmarket car
     
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  6. Ryo13silvia

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    Indeed! Although I do like smoothies very much the 500s will get a more luxurious-looking set of hubcaps.
     
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  7. combatwombat96

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    Hey can I ask what motivated you to give the Burnside (or gavril now) some love ?
     
  8. Ryo13silvia

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    Well... I once read a wonderful book by Stephen King, called "From A Buick 8", which (spoiler alert) is about a Buick Roadmaster that opens up a portal to another dimension every now and then. It sits in a police warehouse, still as shiny as ever and not gathering a single bit of dust... the grille sneering at all who come by... I fell in love with Buicks of those days, to be concise. I sort of forgot about it until after making the Cadillac Eldorado / Bluebuck face swap (which hasn't been approved yet on the repo) and was looking at the Burnside as the next target for modding. What started as a simple facelift for the Burnside turned out to be a full-blown car with a billion configs to come!
     
  9. combatwombat96

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    ah yes that book, I remember well, its my second favourite to Christine in car books. Woah a Caddy front fascia for the Bluebuck and what year front is it ?
     
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  10. Ryo13silvia

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    BIG NEWS! The Vivace motor swapped Series 8 is now official!!
     

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  11. combatwombat96

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    Oh god no ! That's sacrilege. Carburetted engine stay carburetted engine ! On the other hand it would handle better due to the lower centre of gravity
     
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  12. Ryo13silvia

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    Now time to make the dreaded BOAT ENGINE SWAP
     
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  13. Nathan24™

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    Any plans for a T-series/Wentward engine swap?
     
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  14. loba04

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    diesel? you could put in a lada engine and call it the cubana
     
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  15. Ryo13silvia

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    Absolutely!!
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    A Lada engine! Now that's an idea. Watered-down Burnside and car broken from factory, a match made in heaven!
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    You asked for it ;) Comes with a fully functional exhaust that wobbles a bit for comical effect. Weighs 3 times the V8...
     
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  16. kwai38

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    are we just asking how many cars we can fit a bus engine in lol
     
  17. Ryo13silvia

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    You guy
    Any car can have a 8.9L diesel if you try hard enough lmao

    Btw this is the electric drag version in action :
     
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  18. loba04

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    i enjoy massively the utter stupidity of a bus engine in a roadmaster but also add realistic versions, taxis, an i6 (no, not the Gavril TCX engine deosn't count :) ) and police variants
     
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  19. Ryo13silvia

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    I put Police and Taxi together last night, and just did an I6 engine using mostly Bluebuck mesh. I also have a period-correct stock car (which will get a Hudson Hornet style livery) and a rally version with decals influenced by the Toyota Crown rally car in the 1957 Mobiloil rally round Australia.
     
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  20. Nathan24™

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    I have another silly idea for an engine swap: Hirochi SBR4 engine (petrol)? Civetta engine? :rolleyes:
     
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