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5.7ltr v8 in a vn

canb_vn06

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hey guys i was just wondering how much effort it would take to put i think its 5.7ltr but its the engine out of a hsv gto coupe and the six speed manual box into my vn exec. would i have to change much?? any help apprieciated
 

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alot of effort! The motor your talking about is the Gen3 ls1. A few people have done this... Castlemaine Rod Shop supply many of the parts you will need which are, custom engine mounts, trans x-member, reverse starter mounting bracket, modified loom. not too mention the other custom things you might come accross like the exhaust, so its not for the fient hearted. It would guesstimate an easy 10K depending on what you do yourself it may be more.
 

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i was talking to a mate who said id have to reinforce my chassis rails because they would twist is this true? and id try and do close to all the work my self
 

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canb_vn06 said:
i was talking to a mate who said id have to reinforce my chassis rails because they would twist is this true? and id try and do close to all the work my self
Well remeber the VN had the 5.0L in it without any modification to the chassis and many people have put high powered 5.0L's in them (chargers etc) and no problem there. Just make sure you use all the v8 running gear ie. suspension, brakes, diff etc.
 

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Its not the power that is the issue, its getting it in and fitting everything.. Thats where ALOT of the costing will come from.
There are alot of custom pieces that need to be made which send the price sky rocketing
 

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could anyone here get me a rough quote on how much??
 

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well if you have a house remorgage it cause its gonna cost a bit i remember reading on the streetcommodore forums the guy has put into close on $100,000 so far but his was carby fed and i think he chaged back to injectors but still a **** load of money ill see if i can find the link if im alowed to post it
 

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That car with the carby ls1 was built by a 17 year old kid and cost "10,000" total not 100,000
 
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