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legalities of an engine swap

ari666

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can anyone tell me of the legalitys regarding dropping a 308 into a 6 vb-k commy?

i am in vic.

my boot has terminal rust and i think before i go repairing it i may buy a 6 cylinder body and swap all my good parts over.

is this gonna cause me headaches with vic roads?

thanks.
 

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No, so long as you have the correct manifold and emmisions hoses on it it's just a matter of updating the engine number info etc down at vicroads. Same goes for any factory engine swap or anything that is of similar power/weight to one of the optional engines and bolts in (RB30 etc)
 

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As long as you have a intake manifold to suit a blue or black 308 motor with an egr valve and also a pollution quadrajet carb there won't be a problem.
 

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Yes i believe that you have to run the pollution gear that the car came out with for that motor.. or if the motor is newer than the car u have to run the pollution gear for that motor from what it was out of... Correct me if i am wrong.

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Correct. You must comply to the regulations for the year of the latest part, be it the engine or the body.

EG: If you put a VK engine into a VC body it must comply to the VK emissions regulations. If you put a VC engine into a VK body, it still must comply to the VK regulations.
 

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does the car need to be inspected by vic roads? i.e new issued RWC and over the pits? or is it a simple call up and change thing?

here is another one. if i was to put efi on my current 308, would i need to comply with the ADR's for the fuel injection? bearing in mind that the block and engine number would be the same. just changed heads, cam, inlet and ex?
 
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