Thinking of going a c20xe instead of slant 4...

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Thinking of going a c20xe instead of slant 4...

Postby Bulldognz » 24 Mar 2008, 20:44

I've found a slightly worked c20xe here in NZ that was in a gemini (kadett looking australian coupe) It's set up for carbs of which I have twin 45 dellortos to put on it....what's everyone's thoughts? Comes complete with headers and inlet manifold etc. Last dyno was 147bhp at the wheels.

This is simply due to the slant 4 requiring a complete rebuild and would cost more than this motor. I need a gearbox for it tho? I have a toyota w50 but need to match something.
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Postby chevette adam » 24 Mar 2008, 21:06

Noooo someone else turning to the darkside. Keep it oldskool mate! Let me know if there's any bits going tho :twisted:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 24 Mar 2008, 22:17

nice engine and the Opel Manta 1.8 'box bolts straight on
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Postby Bulldognz » 25 Mar 2008, 03:24

Just bought it!
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Postby Gordo » 25 Mar 2008, 09:41

chevette adam wrote:Noooo someone else turning to the darkside. Keep it oldskool mate! Let me know if there's any bits going tho :twisted:


Perhaps I should point out to you that he's also in Auckland, New Zealand - you know, the other (correct) side of the world.
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Postby chevette adam » 25 Mar 2008, 23:02

And the point is? :lol: I already knew that, got family over there so maybe able to get some bits back. Failing that I'll start digging this end and you start at yrs, we'll meet somewhere in the middle where its warm :idea:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 27 Mar 2008, 00:11

chevette adam wrote:we'll meet somewhere in the middle where its warm :idea:

don't think you'll have to meet in the middle mate, while watching the cricket i couldn't help but notice how much bluer the sky was over there :cry:
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Postby Tortron » 27 Mar 2008, 02:04

not to mention the grass :lol: :lol:

apparently march is now a summer month here
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Postby Gordo » 06 Apr 2008, 11:08

Tortron wrote:not to mention the grass :lol: :lol:

apparently march is now a summer month here


April too, the way the weather is going ... :D

PS, remember to change your clocks?
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