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Old 06-28-2003, 05:25   #1 (permalink)
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Engineers Certificate in Vic

Does anyone or is anyone an engineer?

Basically what I want to do is put a 351 Cleveland into a Cortina. Either TC/TD or TE.

What I want to know is can I get it passed? I know they pass 302's without issues. The only reason I want the 351 is I spent big $ on the 351 I have here.

I am quite happy to do whats required to keep an engineer and Vic roads happy.

Last engineer I spoke to said the max CI you can go is no more than double the CI of the factory motor. Since a Cortina's factory motor was 4.1lt a 5.8lt would be okay?

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Old 06-28-2003, 05:44   #2 (permalink)
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It goes by the wieght of your car cant remember the equation of hand but its some thing like the wieght of your car * 3.4 = the largest size engine you can put in
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why not buy a 302 block and put all your stuff on/into that.
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why not buy a 302 block and put all your stuff on/into that.
$$$$$.

My engine cost me in excess of $10,000 to get done. It's only 20,000k's old. Don't want to waste more $.

For a second there, I even thought it might have been a 302 block as I had 2 Clevo's buzzing around for awhile. 1 302 which came in the XB when I bought it and 1 351 that came in an XC I used to have. I rebuilt the 351 and threw it into the XB.

If it came down to it? I'd just spend the $ on a car thats already done then swap my engine into it.

I am finding it hard to come up with the $7000 to purchase a car in NSW already done. In Vic people are asking $14,000 for the same spec'd car.

I think I've found a decent chassis and I am hoping I can build my own car. Won't save any $ but at least I'll know I built it. I can also do it bit by bit when I have the cash. Building a car without running gear will cost about $8000 inc purchase of the car excluding running gear.

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brenden let me know when u r bored one day i think i might have found one for u in beaufort it was for sale in someones front yard didnt have time to stop cos it was pissing down rain when i went passed it
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brenden let me know when u r bored one day i think i might have found one for u in beaufort it was for sale in someones front yard didnt have time to stop cos it was pissing down rain when i went passed it
I am ready when ever you are? What is it just a Cortina or a V8 Cortina? I've found a nice Cortina resprayed/5 stud converted and 9". Just hope an engineer says "yeah it can be made to pass."

I've got the $ and permission from the boss to an extent. Just need to make sure it can be done. Don't want to build one and not be able to reg it.

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this thing had big welds on back small on the front was orange big scoop 3 gauges hangiong out off the cowlingit look like it had the pipes coming out of the side but its a bit hard to turn your head in the truck and see
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p.s. we take hyundai
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Might be a juggle to find a good time as we're down to one car for the next month. We're both working full time hours also. We borrow the VN Commodore when we can. I wished the XB was registered right now. It really blows owning 3 cars and only being able to drive 1. Sharing just blows too.

In short the assessor said the EL was royally screwed. So minimum 4 weeks repair time.

Next Saturday is my day off and I know the Mrs is home. I have a few other days off but I don't think I'll have a car.

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there used to be a mob called Transport Industry Con******ts (TIC) a while back. It's been a long time since I bothered about things like that but look them up, they may still be around.
Failing that, there are people with XBs and such registered with big blocks in them. PM them and ask them who they used
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