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Gen3 & auto into HX kingswood sedan

abcent

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looking into putting a Gen3 & auto conversion into my HX sedan project & was just wondering if anyone had done it or knew anyone worth talking to about it?

things like where would i find engine & trans mounts? would I have to change any engine sensors? need different guages? speedo cable? can I bolt a cable throttle body onto it? (an where would I get one), any other things that I havent thought of?

I'll be sure to put up posts of the project, bit boring right now though as its just in the process of striping back to bare metal.

cheers for any help

Berin
 

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castlemaine rod shop have pretty much everything needed. Its pretty pricel though
 

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yeh castlemaine rod shop and any hot rod shops would have have done a few, i know eraly commodores you have to change a few things around, but a kingswood should be ok to drop straight in being a bigger engine bay and if originally a v8 i think mounts should be ok, will need one for gearbox and possible custom tailshaft but not sure on length may be ok for kingswood, would be a good project though.
i think will need different gauges or could get modified to suit.

can bolt cable throttle body on to it, any gen3 prior to the vz is cable throttle body, vz was electronic.
 

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Sounds like a decent project :)

But I have to ask... it IS a HX - what's wrong with a big block and a powerglide? :p
 

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big block and blower hanging out the bonnet top fuel styles :D
 

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yeah big block was the original thoughts but it's been done to death a bit so I thought I'd go more of a retrotech type ride, newer running gear as well as newer interior converted into it. Maybe metal mountain on then Ls1 down the track.

figure the Ls1 will make good power stock for now & save a lot of weight being all alloy, hard to go past it.
 
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