- Jun 18, 2014
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- vc commodore
Yes that may be true from an mechanical perspective, and interesting nevertheless, but some engineers have issue with using an older motor/block being that they came from a much older vehicle... Could be different these days from when mates did such things so it’s always worth talking to the rego authorities and an engineer to finding out exactly where the lines are drawn and which ones can be pushed and which can’t...
Obviously the best answer from an engineer would be no certification is needed. The likely answer may be you need to pay a few hundred dollars for certification. The worst answer after doing the work could be “you needed to use the black block otherwise pollution certification will run in the $1000’s so now your better off tossing the red block and changing it to a black block as the most cost effective way forward”...
It’s just like @Ron Burgundy engineer was pedantic about new calliper bolts and proof of where callipers were sourced to verify authenticity... I’d hate to do a brake conversion and then not have the ability to prove what’s needed or to have to find a more relaxed engineer (if there is such a beast)... It’s always easier to sort out such issues before they become a problem
Common practice is paint...If you paint a red block black, the only ways to tell it isn't a black is via the engine number or if it is an early block, the size on the block.....The later reds (as in the VB's) were actually 3.3 (there was others), which is identical to the black engine ie 3.3....I seriously doubt a roadworthy bloke would go through the trouble of engine number checking for build dates.
So there is more than 1 way to skin a cat, as it was