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 Post subject: how long will a block last with a sweet head on it.
Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:02 pm 
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hey guys,
i think the head gasket is going to go on my EL so i was thinking about getting an AU head from the wreckors, getting it shaved up, put a bit of a stick in it (maybe a 977b) putting in some springs and doing the valve seats.
the block has done 260,000 kms, so i was just wondering if its worth putting rings and bearings in the bottom end.
it doesnt miss a beat or anything like that,
just a thought.
cheers.
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Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Why not go the whole hog and put a au motor in

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: how long will a block last with a sweet head on it.
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:16 am 
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Or an EL engine.

If you want a fix for now then do it, buy up the botto
end bits in the meantime so your ready if I dose die. Or rebuild a nice motor in the meantime to drop in.


You know what's a freaking spinout!!!

Gasdea's signature......

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:19 am 
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yeh just noticed his signature, he probally wants to take over from me

 

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Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

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 Post subject: Re: how long will a block last with a sweet head on it.
Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:39 am 
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I'm from a time after all that but I've had some fun reads.

I don't think anyone could take your place man, except maybe ilovetrdaurions (EDIT) or Torana04.

This forum contains some really entertaining threads.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:26 am 
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I've been running wade977b with standard springs etc on a 350,000km motor for 6 months now and it's still going strong heh :D

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:04 pm 
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haha cheers guys,
yeah pisser isnt it lowlane?
funny thing is this was the first thread i read when i joined.
haha, first immpressions boys.
yeah frd906n i am looking into it, higher compression arnt they?
i believe you have to change the sump and timing cover yeah?
i'm not looking at forced induction anytime soon, just a warmed up naturaly aspirated 6.
maybe in a year or 2 i will look further into boost.
but right now p plate laws restrict turbo's and superchargers.
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:46 pm 
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gasdea wrote:
yeah frd906n i am looking into it, higher compression arnt they?
i believe you have to change the sump and timing cover yeah?

1 - Yes, 9.6:1 comp in AU motors.
2 - No, you can't do that as the main bearing caps have bolts that go thru the side of the sump.
Chop front of sump up, or chop K frame.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:50 pm 
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I'm lookin at a strong N/A motor. Prolly an EL cos it's a little easier to convert.

Cam and head.
Rebuilt standard bottom end and rods with nice pistons.
Exhaust that I have.
An a chip to make it work.

4.0s are pretty tough so I prolly won't bother with balancing or blueprinting.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:07 pm 
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yeahhh same man, might just go a head and perhaps an AU rotating assemblly?
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:15 pm 
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gasdea wrote:
yeahhh same man, might just go a head and perhaps an AU rotating assemblly?


the Hey Youse are pretty much the same as EL engine (conversion wise), but with a cut into the sump.

I've also found AU motors cheaper than EL ones!

.....I might just do an AU block with a worked EL head....(drifts of into "the perfect world")

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Lowlane7 wrote:
the Hey Youse are pretty much the same as EL engine (conversion wise), but with a cut into the sump.

I've also found AU motors cheaper than EL ones!

.....I might just do an AU block with a worked EL head....(drifts of into "the perfect world")

well i was thinking the oppisite, my el block with a worked AU head
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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:27 pm 
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gasdea wrote:
Lowlane7 wrote:
the Hey Youse are pretty much the same as EL engine (conversion wise), but with a cut into the sump.

I've also found AU motors cheaper than EL ones!

.....I might just do an AU block with a worked EL head....(drifts of into "the perfect world")

well i was thinking the oppisite, my el block with a worked AU head


EEHHhhhh!!!

From memory, there was somthing I read, here probably, that said the EF had the best version of the stock head....

 

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NA Fairlane Build thread:
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AU LTD, DC LTD, and Lowlane.

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Lowlane7 wrote:
gasdea wrote:
Lowlane7 wrote:
the Hey Youse are pretty much the same as EL engine (conversion wise), but with a cut into the sump.

I've also found AU motors cheaper than EL ones!

.....I might just do an AU block with a worked EL head....(drifts of into "the perfect world")

well i was thinking the oppisite, my el block with a worked AU head


EEHHhhhh!!!

From memory, there was somthing I read, here probably, that said the EF had the best version of the stock head....

I'm sure i've read somewhere that it was the eb tickford head that is the best one at factory spec? And the AU is the best one to do up?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:38 pm 
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May have been EB.

I know XR6 heads have bigger exhaust valves, I reckon the tickford heads would be same there. Did tickford play with the ports too?

 

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