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Re: V6 Conversions and the guys that do a kit at Moree
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2012, 03:40:30 PM »
VN -VP S1, S2 have more torque, I think you will find.......... but ecotec nice motor

Ecotec v6 l youtube-
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Re: V6 Conversions and the guys that do a kit at Moree
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2012, 08:28:55 PM »
G'day

I looked at the V6 conversion and decided against the Ecotec.
It is a slightly smaller and lighter motor and has "13%" more power but...
It runs hotter (which means more radiant heat into the cab),
Has oil feed blockage problems ( I found out the hard way)
Costs more for the conversion ( although I did see a HQ converted to an Ecotec using VN EFI bits)
The manual version is a dual plate balanced clutch that is very costly to replace.
The auto version is electronic and is expensive to set up.
I wanted a "good" secondhand Ecotec motor and had to buy 3 (and install them) before I got an actual good one.
Have a look at how many VS, VT, etc, are sitting around with minor (but expensive) mechanical problems.


The VP S2 or VR would be my choice with a VN non-electronic auto or supra 5 speed conversion.
However for my next V6 conversion I am going to use a 4.2L V8 Range Rover motor. It is basically the same Buick motor anyway, just with 2 extra cylinders. It is available in sizes from 3.5L to 5.0L, EFI or carby, and you don't have to muck around with sumps etc.

I would recommend spending a couple of evenings reading some of the forums that specialise on V6 conversions and Commodores in general.

The problem I have is that most of my stories end with... and that is why I am not allowed to go back there!

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Re: V6 Conversions and the guys that do a kit at Moree
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 01:02:08 PM »
range rovers are agreat motor, and a conversion you don't see any more. The one l used once was the 4.4 out of a p76, they are a light v8, a thing l remember is they loved the petrol,  :o
make it reliable, or smash it with a big hammer

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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2012, 09:58:29 PM »
range rovers are agreat motor, and a conversion you don't see any more. The one l used once was the 4.4 out of a p76, they are a light v8, a thing l remember is they loved the petrol,  :o

I have a few P76 motors. Even have a dead CFS with a P76 still in it. With a good cam, ignition, and carby the P76 is very economical. The main problem is that it is 40 year old technology and while it can be rebuilt and modified it is still old. I just bought a RR Classic with a reco Vitesse motor run by a Motec. There was receipts for over $14,000 spent in the last 3 years. Bought for $500. It will make an excellent donor if I can get past the new NSW laws.
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2012, 06:49:01 PM »
A bit of trivia, Motec comes from The Patch jn Victoria, His own car and his test bed in the late 80's was a xd with a stroked 460, running 12.5 to 1 pistons and it didn't ping on pump fuel. A major effort even today. He does a adustable unit to suit almost anythung. If I remember right, his name was Burton.
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Re: V6 Conversions and the guys that do a kit at Moree
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2012, 01:12:45 AM »
Rossie, that is impressive, although to be fair, we used to run(before being restricted to lower levels) 12.1:1 on BP Ultimate 98 on our 202s in the race cars, single stromberg and all ;)

That being said a 460 at 12.5:1 would be great fun with the precision of engine management!

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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2012, 01:21:54 AM »
that it was, and there was no ultera super then, just straight super or unleaded (showing me age)
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Re: V6 Conversions and the guys that do a kit at Moree
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2012, 01:44:50 PM »
rossie, didnt the super perform to the same standard as 98 due to the lead? either way it was an engineering feat!


Now i'm not sure of the difference and convertability of a v8 to v6 t700, however i have just found this ad which might well be appealing to someone.. I dont know the seller or the box by the way..


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FS WA T700 gearbox WORKED NEAR NEW

    Hey guys have a near new T700 gearbox for sale..
    Its originally out of a VP SS.
    Has been fully rebuilt approx -500kms ago with only run in driving..
    Customs stage two shift kitted T700 gearbox with corvette servo, Zpack clutches (the beast),Heavy Duty Kevlar Bands
    Decided to go down the manual route.

    Built to handle big power!!

    $2000


    Seb
    0403973897


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Re: V6 Conversions and the guys that do a kit at Moree
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2012, 01:55:16 PM »
  stage two shift kitted T700 gearbox with corvette servo,
     
Same gear as mine has in it........... 

 

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