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Post by Hqcustom on 17/4/2009, 5:25 am

im looking to go for a bit of modernisation in my van,
so i rang up eagle auto spares,
i enquired about a the L98 (6.0L) they said it was $4950 and $1900 for loom, accelerator setup and computer.
then i asked out of curiousity wat a LS7 was worth and the told me $22000.
how can that one extra litre be 17000 more.
if i only had 22000 to spend on a motor.........

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Re: new motor for the van

Post by mazdragon on 17/4/2009, 5:29 am

start saving Smile

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Post by Hqcustom on 17/4/2009, 5:32 am

im gunna stick with the 6L for now.... that will be good enuff to annoy the boys in blue. hahah
300KW will be a good starting point

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Post by mazdragon on 17/4/2009, 5:35 am

good luck... just don't annoy them too much or you'll never be able to drive it anywhere.... can u post some progress pics for us to look at? we like pics.... Very Happy Very Happy Rolling Eyes

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Post by Hqcustom on 17/4/2009, 5:39 am

yes ill post some pics, wen i have made some progress, at this point in time all thats happening is a slowly dying bank account. haha
roll on tax time, and mr rudds cash hand out Very Happy

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Post by Ramble on 17/4/2009, 4:43 pm

I think it will be the boys in blue who will be annoying You rather than you annoying them. lol!

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Post by Hqcustom on 18/4/2009, 3:27 am

it wont look any different for a lil while at least, then i will start on body mods, then the outside will look a bit different.

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Post by Guest on 18/4/2009, 1:12 pm

At least the 6L will be cheaper to run compared to your 6cyl. Very Happy

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Post by Hqcustom on 19/4/2009, 2:27 am

im hoping so, with a decent tune, they can usually get 10-11L per 100 km, where as my 6cyl averages 15-20L/100kms.

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Post by Guest on 19/4/2009, 10:44 am

Hey that Loom sounds expensive, Give my mate Matt a call and get a price of him for the loom, check his website out, www.injectedholdens.com and give him a call as he will save you a bundle, cheers Andrew.

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Post by pano on 19/4/2009, 12:16 pm

i think my 253 is get abit long in the tooth so im thinking of going for a 308 or 350 so i dont have to put a catalytic converter on
i hate all the fuel emission laws and p plate laws Twisted Evil

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Post by Hqcustom on 19/4/2009, 12:27 pm

yes the p plate laws are shocking,
but no 308 or 350 for me, 364 c.i. all the way, u cant get enough power out of the old motors and still retain fuel economy of sum description. i wanna be able to drive to the van nats/ van events and not have to worry about my fuel bill being 500bucks each way. haha

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Post by pano on 19/4/2009, 12:44 pm

so true but i just cant help it i love the look of twin carbs sitin high on a polished tunnel ram pale lol i better get used of living like a poor man

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Post by Hqcustom on 19/4/2009, 12:47 pm

hey who says u cant run, a hi rise manifold and carb style throttle body on a new motor.
u still get the look, just not the fuel bill. altho the initial setup up cost is a bit more than, the 308 or 350

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Post by pano on 19/4/2009, 12:57 pm

i dont think u can with the emission laws but im not 100% on that plus i think the fuel economy would go out the window and end up the same as if u used an old block

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