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Postby Shellysowner » 04 Nov 2005, 20:28

So after all that have we decided that my omega V6 idea aint such a bad one afterall?
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Postby Festerfly » 05 Nov 2005, 11:15

put it this way..

YOU GET MY VOTE!!!!! :lol:
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Nov 2005, 12:29

Festerfly wrote:put it this way..

YOU GET MY VOTE!!!!! :lol:


Excellent - care to donate your enigne for the project? :wink: :twisted:
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Postby Festerfly » 05 Nov 2005, 12:36

lol, let me think about that one!!! :roll:

The whole car only cost me £550 so they are cheap enough anyway!! :lol:
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Nov 2005, 12:38

I've always said that in the 'long term' I was gonna make Shelly into a mini muscle car but I kinda got carried away with the 'hot' 1256 idea. Clearly what she needs is an Omega V6 :D
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Postby Festerfly » 05 Nov 2005, 13:53

knowing how easy they are to retro fit in the FWD applications (with some spacers on the mounts etc..) i cant see it being a huge problem........

After all, how many manta owners fit redtops in etc???
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Postby jifop » 06 Nov 2005, 09:10

yeah its a great idea and one which i plan to try!

i just need a cheap preferably crash damaged omega v6, im keeping an eye out aqt the car auctions as i'm in no real hurry i will wait till i can get one cheap enough
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Postby nutty but nice » 06 Nov 2005, 12:46

Get the 3.0 cams for the 2.5 and get the enlarged throttle body should see 220hp give or take, you could also turbo it using parts from a saab as they used GM engines with turbo's attached.
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Postby Festerfly » 07 Nov 2005, 11:28

nutty but nice wrote:Get the 3.0 cams for the 2.5 and get the enlarged throttle body should see 220hp give or take, you could also turbo it using parts from a saab as they used GM engines with turbo's attached.


or ust go for the 3.0 to start with..... :D

There are other differences between the saab and GM engines.. the Saab ones have stronger conrods and when you turbo the V6 they have a habit of boiling the rear cylinders so you have to lok at extra cooling etc....

Your best bet is to fit TBs to it!!!!!! :twisted: and some megasquirt me thinks!
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Postby nutty but nice » 07 Nov 2005, 16:13

I've never heard of stronger conrods on the saab engines, they run less power than an n/a v6 & as for cooling thats mega money.

Tb's you how much they cost to be affective.

low blow turbo running 7psi would be ideal as you can use most of the parts from the saab.
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Postby Festerfly » 07 Nov 2005, 17:58

nutty but nice wrote:I've never heard of stronger conrods on the saab engines, they run less power than an n/a v6 & as for cooling thats mega money.

Tb's you how much they cost to be affective.

low blow turbo running 7psi would be ideal as you can use most of the parts from the saab.


Agreed, the saab turbo is a low blow affair.... but they beefed it up for a reason!! :wink:

Home made TBs with megasquirt is the way to go!!!!! :twisted:
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Postby jifop » 07 Nov 2005, 18:47

tb? megasquirt?
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Postby Festerfly » 07 Nov 2005, 18:50

TB - Throttle bodies

Megasquirt - Homemade ECU and Fuel injection system.
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Postby nutty but nice » 07 Nov 2005, 19:01

It would be cheaper to turbo & cam the v6 that tb it, megasquirts roundabout £400 theres also megajolt, unichip, emerald

If you check out ebay i saw a unichip go for £100
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Postby Festerfly » 08 Nov 2005, 10:33

home made TB's - Subject ot if you can weld really..

Megasquirt - Wont cost that much (especially if you work with american car parts and stock most of the Megasquirt system any way! :shock: :D )

Also.. if you decided to Turbo the V6.. you would need a new managemnt system anyway......... :wink:
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