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    $3k with everything needed for conversion. Talk to Nathan at Ballarat performance wreckers

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    That's pretty good if you just rock up and grab what you need

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    That's really cheap (although whole XR6Ts are worth SFA so it make sense).
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    Jeez Dale, you're not frightened of work are you!

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    Bargain really. Low km unboosted motor. Got tailshaft, all looms, pigtails, etc etc. Nothing was a hassle. $1k cheaper than any where in Melb. $3mth warranty

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    Vs is very simple car. I did work at a wreckers for a while. Nothing complicated.

    Pity I don't have engine mounts as I reckon it would be in today. Will mock it up still

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    Picked up some rear tyres this morning for cheap. 245/60/15 should fill out guards

    Then pulled out all the front suspension, pulled the ecu out from the passenger compartment, then dropped it out and dragged it out of the car

    Put the car back down, took off the bonnet, then fed the Barra from the top. Jigged it about to sit ok. Still waiting on engine mounts

    Also mocked up the 100mm thick cooler and it sits spot on behind the bar. Didnt have to touch the aircon drier. Also no cuts to ther reinforcement and sits up off the bottom. Then trimmed bar to fit



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    Fits nicely in there. Nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rust View Post
    Woa hang on a sec, so an inline 6 will fit into a Commo ute? Surely it's a massive rektangle!
    believe it or not, when holden was designing the vn, they were trying to get nissan to make an rb33 so they could put it in the new model. the engine bay was designed with an I6 in mind. nissan said ead because small market and the rest is history. /hijack.
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    Looks like a good fit for sure. So eta until skids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    Looks like a good fit for sure. So eta until skids?
    Hopefully a month or two

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by briney View Post
    believe it or not, when holden was designing the vn, they were trying to get nissan to make an rb33 so they could put it in the new model. the engine bay was designed with an I6 in mind. nissan said ead because small market and the rest is history. /hijack.
    I recall hearing that, also Opel still had their OHC inline 6, which was actually fitted to the Commodore for Singapore.
    I wouldn't have thought the big intercooler would have fitted, I assumed all auto utes also had the big transmission and power steering coolers like my wagon.
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    I love seeing these motors plonked in commodores. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy for some weird reason. Looking forward to a thread appearing of vt-vz commo with Barra motor.

    I am curious to see what these older motors will do. The ford guys seem to fap over the fg motors and not rate these things. Prob accounts for the massive price difference. But if u can get over 400rwhp out of an old NA dinosaur pushrod v6 motor with a turbo bolted on sherley this factory turbo motor can shit all over that.

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    Not mucking around, nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    $3k with everything needed for conversion. Talk to Nathan at Ballarat performance wreckers

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    Hmm, a couple of mates in the usa are possibly looking for some, might have to give him a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1320ft View Post
    Not mucking around, nice!



    Hmm, a couple of mates in the usa are possibly looking for some, might have to give him a call.
    He had 3 in stock when I was there. Tell him I suggested him

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    Quote Originally Posted by briney View Post
    believe it or not, when holden was designing the vn, they were trying to get nissan to make an rb33 so they could put it in the new model. the engine bay was designed with an I6 in mind. nissan said ead because small market and the rest is history. /hijack.
    Did not know that. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rust View Post
    Did not know that. Cheers.
    It's why the vn v6 bay looks so stupid with the huge radiator cowl and 1m long hoses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    It's why the vn v6 bay looks so stupid with the huge radiator cowl and 1m long hoses.

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    Also didn't the series 1 vn have a different cooling system with steel lines running round the back of the motor like l67. The story I heard was something to do with economics and exchange rate or something but I like brineys version better.

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

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    Cool inlet plenum

    Where did you get that from?
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    I reckon he got it from these guys, might be wrong though

    http://www.rajabracing.com.au/

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    Oh yeah. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [RX3] View Post
    I reckon he got it from these guys, might be wrong though

    http://www.rajabracing.com.au/
    I googled the website earlier but it doesn't do much .

    Oh well...
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiddeous View Post
    Thanks!
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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commotion View Post
    Also didn't the series 1 vn have a different cooling system with steel lines running round the back of the motor like l67. The story I heard was something to do with economics and exchange rate or something but I like brineys version better.
    i'm moderately confident the series 1 vn v6 was a fwd engine turned around. there was some sort of deal with gm being able to import the engine/box cheap because they were making cars here?
    Quote Originally Posted by Skompa View Post
    The throttle linkages jammed on the CDs in my old Triumph 2000 and stuck it at WOT.

    I didn't realise for about 15 mins as it never broke the speed limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commotion View Post
    The story I heard was something to do with economics and exchange rate or something but I like brineys version better.
    this what i heard also -


    also from wikipedia :
    Because it was unfeasible to convert the existing six-cylinder engine to run on unleaded fuel, the Nissan engine was chosen as the best engine available. However, changing exchange rates doubled the cost of the engine and transmission over the life of the VL.[96]
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