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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:01 am 
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If you're going to the trouble why not put an LSx?

If I wanted a substitute non ford engine it would be one of my first choices for bang for buck/weight.

Happens quite often in the states in earlier bodies (mustangs) - a few XY drag racers doing it here too...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend a good V6 engine...
Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:50 am 
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imo, i wouldnt bother putting a v6 in a falcon as it might be different, but bang for buck a 40l i6 will still perform better..

if you want to be different how about puting a v6 in something like a cortina?, atleast it will go better than a v6 in a falcon...
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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:01 pm 
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any cheap v6 will probably be a waste of time.

first up the cost of getting it to fit.
then getting some decent power out of it is going to involve custom fabrication and other custom parts which will cost even more.

the 4.0 has so many options available to it, TT fits without much fuss.

as others have mentioned, if you're dead set on doing an engine conversion, do it with something worthwhile like an LSX or 2JZ :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:03 pm 
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Why not look at going diesel? musso/merc 5cyl turbo diesel motor and boxes are strong, cheap enough and torquey as all hell.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:24 pm 
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Theres a xa-xc coupe out there pumping out a cummins engine twin turbo diesel. I think their hoping to achieve around 1500 BHP. I saw it at the Summernats earlier this year.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Whats your budget?

That will determine which V6 you get.
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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:50 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
Whats your budget?

That will determine which V6 you get.


Probably $1000 - $1500 to buy an initial low k's motor....then whatever it takes to rebuild it to handle the demands...

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:51 pm 
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for that kind of $$ I still reckon a commo V6 would be your best bet..

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:12 pm 
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for that kind of $$ I still reckon a commo V6 would be your best bet..


Why the f**k would you go backwards? :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:14 pm 
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for that kind of $$ I still reckon a commo V6 would be your best bet..


Why the f**k would you go backwards? :roll:



Purely within the parameters of the question...he wants a cheap V6, for that kind of money what else would you suggest? They're common, make good power, can be turboed etc etc etc.
I'm not saying its what I'd do, just within what HE wants to do...

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:38 pm 
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for that kind of $$ I still reckon a commo V6 would be your best bet..


Why the f**k would you go backwards? :roll:



Purely within the parameters of the question...he wants a cheap V6, for that kind of money what else would you suggest? They're common, make good power, can be turboed etc etc etc.
I'm not saying its what I'd do, just within what HE wants to do...


the thing i see here is yea he could get the commo v6 for that kind of money, but i dont see any common sense in the idea!!!!.
the commodore v6 has less power and torque than the std i6, and by the time everything is modified and done including any engineering the car will actually slower!! and cost a s**t load more than necessary for any decent performance...
and even turbo charging the v6,if he is lucky it will only be as powerfull as a turbo i6..
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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:40 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
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krisisdog wrote:
tearlejc wrote:
for that kind of $$ I still reckon a commo V6 would be your best bet..


Why the f**k would you go backwards? :roll:



Purely within the parameters of the question...he wants a cheap V6, for that kind of money what else would you suggest? They're common, make good power, can be turboed etc etc etc.
I'm not saying its what I'd do, just within what HE wants to do...


the thing i see here is yea he could get the commo v6 for that kind of money, but the commodore v6 has less power and torque than the std i6, and by the time everything is modified and done including any engineering the car will actually slower!! and cost a s**t load more than necessary for any decent performance...
and even turbo charging the v6,if he is lucky it will only be as powerfull as a turbo i6..



Yep, totally agree - i'm only answering within the confines he has set - V6 for a grand? probably a commo.. ANY motor for a grand? Choice would have to be a ford i 6...

 

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although a toyota 4.0 v6 or the toyota 4.0 quad cam v8 would have the potential to produce the power to satisfy, but the price would be out of his budget i think...
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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:48 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
although a toyota 4.0 v6 or the toyota 4.0 quad cam v8 would have the potential to produce the power to satisfy, but the price would be out of his budget i think...

yeh, agree, if there was more funds or it wasn't a V6 maybe ...within the price range, he might even be lucky enough to pick up a defected /trashed EA-EB V8...not that powerful stock maybe but good base to turbo? Or, as you say, Toyota V8?

Yeh I reckon the straight 6 would be the go at the end of the day but hey, the guy wants to go the way he wants to go....

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:18 pm 
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i'd go the quad cam v6 out of the explorer, my olds have an 02 mod one and its really reliable and goes well for a 4x4, iv driven a few, i really like them, i know alot of people have had troubles with them but we've had ours for years it has around 250000 ks on it and is great, but in saying that both my father and i are fitters by trade so yea it gets serviced well and maintained, iv never really seen it done but i think its a stupid idea to put a crappy commo engine in an awsome car like a falcon, but just my opinion.
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