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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scotty78, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Scotty78

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    I'm after help and assistance on fitting a Big Block to a VL. For those that think I'm nuts, yes I am and I'm not interested in going the easy of a small block, so please keep your negative comments to yourself.
     
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    Ok I hear ya, go big or go home!

    What do you need help with exactly? Do you have the motor and trans yet?
     
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    To each their own, but to be able to comment please supply more information. ie what is the intended use for the car, is it to be street driven? Do you care about legality? Is it drag/race only. Is it being built to show? What is your rough budget, do you plan on manual or auto, do yout want to do it all yourself? Any reason your not thinking LSx454? A BBC is physically massive, and doesnt make the same power dollar for dollar as an LSx.
     
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    Yep, I have the motor and trans. (454 & Powerglide) I managed to find a sump through ASP Oil Pans which was one headache for install and I have front and rear plates for install (not using triditional mounts). My next issue will be how to fit a starter motor.
     
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    The car is not going to be street legal. Be to much of a headache. Just for drag racing. Budget for this stupidity is not on the cards. ha ha. I will pay what I need to, to make thiswork. :)
     
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    Good to see Automotive crazies at their best ...go to it young lad and have fun .....quick word from the wise Contact ANDRA and get a copy of their tech manual they have a great number of silly but yet necessary requirements.......I look forward to seeing pictures and progress
     
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    If it doesn't have to be legal will be way easier. Maybe think about getting a fabricated front end on it though to give you more room to play with for headers etc? If it doesn't have to be ANDRA legal and you want to go low budget maybe look at how naaf modified his chassis rail to give him more clearance on his burn out car.

    Post #9 http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/projects/231246-vc-ls1.html
     
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    Even just a removable rad support would make it a thousand times easier.
     
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    Im gonna go there, personally with a VL I would be selling the BBC, and using the money to buy an LS. The money you will burn making it fit just doesn't make it worth it. If you have a car like ARI's that came with a rat, sure, but if your doing an engine change, why do one that's harder for less gain. A BBC will never make the power of an LS dollar for dollar, it just doesn't make sense.
     
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    It didn't make sense that Chewbacca lived with a bunch of two foot tall Ewoks but here we are...
     
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    Hey man, no one can ever accuse me of following the norm, I get the whole "do something different" but squeezing an old school BBC in between VL chassis rails is pushing the friendship. Subscribed though, it's a cool idea in a farked up sort of way :). Just think if it goes ahead it's gonna burn a bucket load of cash and time.
     
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    Yea but you have an old school car that a BBC suits. Been said to me plenty of times wtf do that to "just a commodore" but as I said above, putting a rat into a little VL just seems a bit of a step too far. Only my opinion though.
     
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    they said the same to me with my conversions years ago but I still did them some worked some failed a tape measure oxy torch and a big hammer does wonders
     
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    I'd go the other way myself, I'd offload the VL for whatever it's scrap metal value is and buy a car more suited to having a big block chev fitted to it. #### LS, old school chev all the way.
     

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