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If I am not mistaken it was Buick who sold the 215 to British Leyland back in 64 ( I could be wrong either way it was a GM sales) . These motors were used in the Triumph T8, MGB C GT, Range Rover, ect. The all aluminum V8 was actually lighter than the MGB 4 cylinder and was the reason MGB built the MGB C because the inline 6 they originally built in the MGB A GT was too heavy, it required a revised front suspension using torsion bars and the car suffered handled poorly. The 215 molds wore out and since new molds had to be made displacement was increased as well as emission equipment. The gas crunch came right when British Leyland took over the engine program and hurt their efforts. They end up keeping the engine and it served them well it their trucks and larger cars and eventually exclusively the Range Rovers. I thought at one time using a Buick 3.8 from a Grand National for a swap. Not as light but definietly plenty of HP, BIG HP!!!!!!!!
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