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 Post subject: 6cyl change to V8 regarding rego in SA?
Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:32 pm 
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I have an '83 LTD with the 6cyl EFI motor, i am putting a V8 clevo into it, i know you can change these to V8 with no hassles but only if the original 6cyl was also carby, but as mine is originally EFI i can't go back to a carby motor, is this right??? i was told i can get defected for having a carby motor in it, but how would they know it was originally EFI, the vin won't tell them this??? any help please.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl change to V8 regarding rego in SA?
Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:39 pm 
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kensback82 wrote:
but how would they know it was originally EFI, the vin won't tell them this???



the vin says exactly how/what the car left the factory with
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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl change to V8 regarding rego in SA?
Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:00 pm 
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but to an un trained un familiar mechanic or police man they would have no idea or way to know if it was a v8 or 6 cyl originally..
the vin and compliance don't specifically show what it is without research.
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Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl change to V8 regarding rego in SA?
Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:19 pm 
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the only way a cop will work it out is if its still registered as a 6 cyl...
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 Post subject: Re: 6cyl change to V8 regarding rego in SA?
Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:20 pm 
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its easy to get it changed and registered as a V8 with no hassles, my concern is that coz i'm going from efi to carby i can get defected? is this right.

 

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it will be fine, its pre 86 so its originally leaded and don't run catalytic converters. and 83 model v8 ltd and xe v8 ran carbi anyway...
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Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:39 pm 
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In fact you should be able to put a Holley carb on it because you can't get Carter Thermoquads anymore.
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