Originally Posted by potty
I remember back in the mid 80's serving my apprentice ship a one owner XA GT came in,It was the first! time that Clevo-[virgin] had any major work performed - it "was a 4 bolt block!" .You did hear stories about all the phase 4 parts that were put back into production ,so some GT's did have 4 bolt blocks
Hmm, i really doubt it! Im in the GT club and ive NEVER heard of a confirmed (or unconfirmed) original 4 bolt block in a GT in over 18 years, not a single 1! and allot of GT owners are great at making up stories!!!
Was it auto or manual? You see the motors fitted to the Manual trans XAGT were finished imported 2 bolt 4V crate motors, they were assembled in the states, not here.
There has never been any confirmation that the phase 4 engines were 4 bolt or if in fact they were ever built, just rumour and conjecture.
Anyway the Blocks are all the same, they all have provisions for the extra bolts, its a straight forward job to convert a 2 bolt to a 4 bolt setup.