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Old 10-25-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Could the new LLT 3.6L DI be considered this generations "Mouse Motor"????

Looking at the specs of the new 3.6L DI motor I noticed it's specific output per Cubic Inch is 1.4. That's more than the LS3 and more than the mightly LS7.

At 1.4 HP per CI, the new 3.6L DI is a pretty impressive powerplant. It should this generations "Mouse Motor".
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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All I know I cant wait to drive it the heck out of it. But overall, I always was impressed with that motor.
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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fair comparison i say....
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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Not at all. Mouse is V8 only, always has been always will
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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no. That doesn't mean its not awesome for what it is but Mouse is small block V8
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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The SBC was nicknamed "mouse" not because it was a V8, but because it was small compared to other V8 engines of the time, right? Now it's GM's only V8...something could step up and take the place of the "mouse motor"...



Good question, imo......I dunno. It would be cool to have some sort of nickname for such a potent little power plant.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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Not at all. Mouse is V8 only, always has been always will
Is that fact or opinion?? Authortative source would help.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:42 AM   #8
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I wonder if the next V8 will be just two more cylinders added to this one. If it was the same displacement per cylinder as now it would be 400hp 4.7L V8. Now bump that up to 6.2L.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
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Interesting comparison. The ZO6 has a 427...small block. It'll be interesting just how much more power they get out of the 3.6
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:24 PM   #10
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I wonder if the next V8 will be just two more cylinders added to this one. If it was the same displacement per cylinder as now it would be 400hp 4.7L V8. Now bump that up to 6.2L.
The next V8s will be a new generation of GM motors. They will be different—more efficient, more powerful, better designed.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:52 PM   #11
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I wonder if the next V8 will be just two more cylinders added to this one. If it was the same displacement per cylinder as now it would be 400hp 4.7L V8. Now bump that up to 6.2L.
It won't. They will be 90 degree V, cam in block designs and will feature direct injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing.
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:58 PM   #12
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It won't. They will be 90 degree V, cam in block designs and will feature direct injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing.
add e85 and a turbo and we'll be looking at some stupid crazy power and mpg numbers
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #13
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its the Atom Ant motor
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The SBC was nicknamed "mouse" not because it was a V8, but because it was small compared to other V8 engines of the time, right? Now it's GM's only V8...something could step up and take the place of the "mouse motor"...



Good question, imo......I dunno. It would be cool to have some sort of nickname for such a potent little power plant.
Back in the day, big block Chevy engines were Rat motors, the SBC was a Mouse motor.
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