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steps to swapping RB30/auto to a VN304/auto

GRPAVL

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Firstly - I already have both cars so I wont be getting a manual box for it :p

My Walkinshaw is still the factory RB30 and autobox with disc break rear end.
My VL Donor already has a VN V8 and autobox in it with a drum rear end.
Both are running so it should be relitivly easy to do the looms.

I planned to remove both engines/boxes then swap the sub frames and re-install.

Certain sites say to seperate, others say one hit?

Personally I have always worked on toyotas and manuals so this is my first holden and auto swap.


1) Is it easier to remove the engines and boxes in one hit or is it easier to seperate in the car then remove engine then box ?

2) do you need to remove the front panel / grill or is removing the bonet sufficient.


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Hi man I'm new to just commodores but I have a 1986 vl ex
And I'm in the process of getting a vn ss 5ltr auto put in the guys that are doing the work for me are doing both in the one hit they said to me it's easier. So I hope that helps cheers
 

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Ive done this conversion just remove bonnet thats all.
 

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yea mate drill em out, may need to fabricate some sheet metal around it when its all done, as the heat that comes through there is terrible
 

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yea mate drill em out, may need to fabricate some sheet metal around it when its all done, as the heat that comes through there is terrible
good for a vl when the heater doesn't work. Now that's efficiency
 
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