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    Standard engine punts it to 100 in around 10 seconds. About 160 killerwasps in it's heyday. Can't get close to breaking traction. Also it breathes through a snorkel on the airbox with a tiny diameter - maybe just over an inch? Just prior to removal it was going pretty well, I'd had the injectors cleaned a while back and it was running nicely. It's shit on petrol, even driving like an undertaker I'd get 22l/100 round town, drive like a maniac to get 23
    Best on the highway was 17l/100. Hope to see better than that with the new motor.


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    Top conversion.
    XJ6s are one of my faves but the motors dont cut it nowadays.
    Glad to see you sorted that.
    Ive thought about getting one and fitting an XR6T motor and ZF 6 speed but the fact you can get adaptors for the LS then that is even better.
    Theres a schmick series three for sale near my house but i like the series 1 or 2 appearance better than the fat bumpers on the series 3.
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Bit worried about the oil pressure - bugger.

    So far have only run it for a couple of minutes, seems to run fine, but the oil light on the dash is intermittently on, the gauge doesn't move much. This is with using aftermarket senders that are supposed to give the right reading on the jag dash gauge. Not sure what threshold the light sender is supposed to trigger at.
    The new senders are running off a T piece on the top back of the block, where the original sender hole was.

    I put a oil pressure tester on it today, and with a cold engine get 20 psi at 1000rpm, 30psi at 2000.

    Is that enough?

    It's allegedly a 100,000km engine, from a VU.

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    As a guide the close to death LS1 ( VX series2 engine ) in my club car is 30psi at idle ( warm oil ) and 60psi above 3k rpm . Super hot oil pressure is 20psi at idle . Im running 15/40 but changing to 15/50 nulon as i want to give it a go .

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    shit tom, 20-30 doesn't sound good for cold pressure :-(

    hope it's just that gay pickup O-ring..... fingers crossed. we can whip the whole lot out this weekend in a few hours and check it anyway

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    Yup that's what I thought - shit pressure.

    Could be the engine's borked.
    Could be my mistake - I didn't replace the O-ring on the oil pump pickup tube when I changed it over from the commodore one to the camaro one. Looked fine, didn't think it would matter. Also might have squished the O-ring / cracked it somehow I suppose. The pickup tube is new, came with the new sump.

    Might be easier to drop the front subframe instead of pulling the engine - I'll look into which is the lesser of the evils.
    Dropping the subframe means disconnecting the rack / front shocks / brakes I think.
    Pulling the engine would prob be more work but a known quantity.

    Does the sump come off these engines if the auto is still on?

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    should do. i'm around on weekend. can deafen you with my new exhaust.
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    Right-oh then.

    I'll start dismantling shit.

    And finding my earplugs. Is it noisier then my open pipes?

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    This is pretty cool...that XJC is epic though
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    Also looks like I'll not be winning the LS conversion race with my buddy.

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    XJ and LS motor must be about the best conversion ever.

    Also I looked into your future and found this:
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    steve kalfatt is a good bloke, knows his stuff. did a bit of work on my vn many moons ago when he was still with holden.
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Is there a 10mm socket stuck in the pickup?
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    a drunk (actually or even sober) stocky was not around
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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    That's a nice example to start with. They are still a class act.
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    Here's some pics of the fuel setup.

    Corvette fuel filter / regulator , Dorman aftermarket quick connect connectors "fuel line repair kits" to the regulator and the fuel rail. Had to get them from the States.

    This is the male connector that goes on to the outlet of the regulator.

    Snaps in tight, then you think "How the fuck am I going to get that out?"

    In the abscence of a proper tool I used a cylinder made from a cut up pen of the right diameter, works fine. The female connectors to the pump and fuel rail just come off by hand, I think you need a tool for the original Holden ones. You push in the plastic ring to disengage, then pull the whole lot out.



    The tube is double ended, I cut one end off and clamped on the fuel pipe. Should probably get a bead put on it.

    Heres the whole lot in the engine bay. I'm not happy with where it is so not secured yet. Would have been nice to get some 90degree connectors in my install, but no luck.


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    Thanks Cal.

    Those external pics were a couple of years ago when it was spruced up for a mates wedding. Since then then batshit has done a bit of damage. Clearcoat on the roof has peeled back in spots, the trademark Jag rust around the windscreens is evident and needs the screens out and a bit of welding.

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    was talking to dave today and he mentioned having a trawl through ALLMTR's commoodore build thread, apparently he had the same pressure problem and it was something to do with the pickup. might be worth sending a pm to dale too (10secrx7) as I think it was him that diagnosed it or something. sounded quite similar to your problem here

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    How much does a stock XJ6 weigh?
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    So - official kerb weight - 1844kg
    0-100 12.8sec
    131kw

    From here

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    what about the stereo, rust and other crap?!
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    Good news, oil pressure much betterer.

    Even better, found out I can drop the sump with the engine and subframe still in situ, just needed to drop the rack. The sump was a bit of a wiggle but came out fine.

    New oil pickup pipe O-ring installed, was plumper and squidgier than the old one, and oil pressure straight up to 40psi cold at idle, prev best 20psi.

    Exhaust next week.

    I've spoken to Radiant out in Laverton, Performance Exhausts in Coburg, does anyone have any other suggestions for a custom exhaust maker out west / northwest Melb?

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    edo spec photo, most of it together.

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    Tidds exhausts at Spotswood are supposedly good guys.

    Good work on the jag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50RTD View Post
    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exwrxex View Post
    Tidds exhausts at Spotswood are supposedly good guys.
    they're "ok".

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    you bought this dogsballs?
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    I think he's looking for the next transplant recipient for me.

    I was thinking more this

    But silly money over here.

    Will finish this project first.

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    A guy I met through working on V8 rovers has a 6 series coupe that he wants to sell.

    a Mental p6b could be awesome... (no idea if an LS1 would fit though. Maybe a p5b would be a better bet, less headfucks with front suspension and diff)

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    couldn't find a ls1 p6. i know of a couple mgb's.
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    I had an SD1 for a week once.

    Was a 'slightly dodgy' trade in on a new truck (ie: we 'gave' him $5k for it, and that $5k was financed into the deal)

    Company had to get rid of it, but seeing as it owed them $0, I took it off there hands for the princely sum of $1.10.

    Sold it two weeks later for $1100. I believe the sick fucker was going to put the engine in a TR-something or other.

    /csh


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