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Mick, I'm all for what your doing, being that I'll never be able to afford to do anything close to that myself. I read a lot of info on engine builds and exotic platforms, many are so over the top that they will never be used other than on a Dyno. The key to making power in your case is the head. If someone were to actually work on mounting a Toyota head on a GM L6 it could be a game changer.

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Other than having 6 chambers in line, I've found nothing even close to the stovebolt.
The successful L6 head conversions (Santucci's Gen-3 engine) are frequently based on another same-brand engine with identical bore pitch: Chevy 250/292 and SBC both have 4.40" spacing. Even then it's very complicated.

My stovebolt booklet (sorry, still not done yet!) explores some possible choices.

I have many other bore pitch dims on my site here (2nd column from the left):

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Ok, this thread has diverged too much from anything productive.

@Mick53: I would be interested in a build thread on your setup.

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