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Postby curryracer » 11 Jul 2008, 13:11

Anyone heard of problems with transplanting the v6 from the Omega /Vectra?

I can get one quite cheaply and want to know if all that extra power is worth the weight / hassle of fitting it.

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Postby marcevo1 » 22 Nov 2008, 22:36

been done but i cant find the links to it - pretty certain a bloke in yorkshire with one in a yellow hsr replica
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Postby Gordo » 23 Nov 2008, 08:19

Not really, it'd be easier, probalby cheaper and definitely more productive to drop in a LET - then as you get more in need of a fix you can start getting LOTS more power.
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Postby Shellysowner » 23 Nov 2008, 14:56

I'd be really interested in following a progress thread if you do end up fitting one - it's something I've often considered :D
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Postby marcevo1 » 23 Nov 2008, 20:35

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Postby curryracer » 05 Dec 2008, 14:16

mmmmmmmm 260 bhp
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Postby marcevo1 » 05 Dec 2008, 14:31

LET conversion relatively straight forward (same as XE)

also saab 2.3T uses same bellhousing so even cheaper (plus all steel) engine tuning

my 'issue' with turbo is power delivery - rwd turbo in light shell with lsd = handful and sometimes not as nice to drive IMO

back axle is always going to be an issue with more than 180lb/ft on hs or manta axle - talking mega expensive floating atlas etc....
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Postby marcevo1 » 05 Dec 2008, 14:41

standard remapped (MSD GSI) v6 pumps out 190 ish bhp (used to a have a msd vectra) - v6 flywheel is VERY heavy and needs changing IMO

standard 2.0 xe does 150bhp

group n remap/ignition and arp bolts 175 bhp

v6 sounds nice is heavier but if price is right worth a go?

would try to retain standard injection and gbox from police spec omega?
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Postby dubford » 22 Dec 2008, 02:01

So this is exactly what i want to do too, been thining about stuff. Ive got a xe in the garage at the min but need a sump gearbox bellhouseing and prob . but if i go out and find a v6 manuual omega it will have the right stuff on it and then i will just need to build a prob!

i know with att the crap rmoved from a standard 2.5 there good for 200bhp as ive done it in a nova before (seee pic)
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after alll the messing with my nova and half the engine bay size to deal with, i think im going i try it ........ whats the worst that can happen...lol
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Postby marcevo1 » 22 Dec 2008, 11:39

make sure you do strenghthening of the front end as quite a bit of weight (ala DTV spec sport part manual)

gearbox out of a manual omega isnt ideal for 'sport' but in a light car will be fine for larking about. needs a ligher flywheel as well to get teh best out of it

you will need a fair bit of chopping of the trans tunnel to get the box to locate as well

accident damaged police spec 3.2 manual with lsd axle.... may need soem serious rear arches for th wider axle!
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Postby dubford » 22 Dec 2008, 16:35

yeh the strenghting thing i would do without hesertation anyway knowing how novas rip them selfs apart if not done.

where can i get this dtv spec manual?

not shore about the rear axle but it would be worth a try though...

tunnels not a bad job really can live with so mods.

Sorry to steal your thread curry racer lol
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Postby marcevo1 » 22 Dec 2008, 23:58

dtv sportpart manual - best place is ebay - come up on a regular basis on cd - or try DSG droop snoot group forum
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