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Old 02-11-2003, 19:28   #1 (permalink)
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Not so smooth for holden!!

Reports in todays Auto Action have holden struggling with the new engine placement. apparently they will only be taking 1 engine per car to Adelaide.
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I wonder why. The Vy is pretty much just a VT with glued on bits, isn't it?
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You're forgetting they winged to get a new engine.
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Oh yes.
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isnt the new engine just the same as before but without the siamesed ports on the heads(like ours???)?... that means the engine is exactly the same as before it just has different inlet/exhaust manifolds...
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I would imagine that they would have to relocate the engine with the wishbone front suspension. They were running a wider track with the strut front.
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isnt the new engine just the same as before but without the siamesed ports on the heads(like ours???)?... that means the engine is exactly the same as before it just has different inlet/exhaust manifolds...
Nope, they have a new block aswell.

The new 2003 spec VY block was originally designed for US TransAm racing in the 90's, and was chosen 'cause it has a similar deck height to the Ford unit.
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block is actually out of a front wheel drive car and had to have new engine mounting points designed so it would fit
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block is actually out of a front wheel drive car and had to have new engine mounting points designed so it would fit
err, nope again

The mounting points had to be changed, you are correct there,

but the TransAm cars had 'plate mounted' blocks (like a big plate that spanned east-west across the engine bay) and had to be changed to the more conventional side mountings like we use.
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hmmmm here's hoping they blow there motors then.




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