Birth, Drift, Death...
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Drifting Brisbane...
why swap engines then rebuild the original one then swap it back?
take the one off the wrecker, tear it down, get it bored to first oversize, get some nice lightweight pistons in there with new rings and bearings, then get the head shaved and ported and some stronger valvesprings and a big cam. get a EF-AU intake manifold and (if you dont want to chip the car to work it properly) lock the manifold in the long runner position if your car is an auto.
get an EB computer to run the engine and run it on BP ultimate or optimax, adjust the timing up to suit (on a dyno, to get the most benifit) and bobs your uncle. or at least, if he isnt, then you will make quite a few commodores your bitch.
the advantage you have is your car is still on the road, and you are working a separate engine, so you can take all the time you want to rebuild it and save up for different parts etc, and do it properly.
if you get the intake and sensors and computer etc from the same wrecker you got the engine from it shouldnt cost you too much to do, he seems like a good bloke and im sure if you explained what you are trying to achieve he might give you a discount on all the parts you need.
good luck, i hope you consider my advice!! (and have the patience to do it)
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