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by vanimal
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)

Its happened quite a few times. However a quick google shows the site is still listed as online on down or blocked.com. Ill just have to try uploading from work. I'll try again this arvo when I get home That image was the only one I could find looking through my old facebook messages. But I blame my...
by vanimal
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)

Ok having some issues logging in to post pics. seems every time I try at home the site is down & whenever I'm at work its either down or just have no pics to put up. So here is my update: That motor and gearbox I bought fro the box alone....is stuffed to say the least. Gears look to be ok howeve...
by vanimal
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)

Update: I have the engine and gearbox, few other goodies like the wiring harness, computer, thermo fan, speedo kit, efi external fuel pump, exhaust system. 140,000Kms apparently. Never driving 3.5hrs each way in a car with no air-con & a gas releasing dog next to me in a heatwave again. We used ...
by vanimal
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

Re: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)

So I've got the kit. Would be greatly disappointed if I paid full price tbh. Wiring is definitely worth it but the rest I could have easily fabricated. So next step is to pick up my t5 manual gearbox next weekend. In the meantime it's rust repair time. Also just a quick question, does anyone know if...
by vanimal
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: A tour of my interior
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: A tour of my interior

nice rig! I'd say that hole in the dash is for a driving lights switch
by vanimal
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)
Replies: 6
Views: 3373

ecotec v6 engine swap (ecotec holden v6 conversion)

So this weekend I'm going to be picking up my new engine swap kit :D . Brand new, and includes all bar the engine & gearbox, radiator, hoses etc, required to do the swap. The new engine will be a 3.8ltr v6 ecotec from a holden vs commodore & matching T5 5spd manual gearbox. Very similar to t...
by vanimal
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: What do you guys put in your radiators?
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

Re: What do you guys put in your radiators?

Valvoline G-05 anti freeze anti boil and demineralised water. Keeps it running cool, stops it from freezing & reduces the engine putty I've gone to the trouble of cleaning out of the coolant passages. All that putty looking crud has to go somewhere & that's the sort of crap that will restric...
by vanimal
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Body and Suspension Mods
Topic: torsion bars
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: torsion bars

Yea I did a bit more research & from that I gather that the TF & KB are interchangeable but the RA used a different bar. Thanks oldest
by vanimal
Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Oil Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Oil Question

kick yourself, kick yourself hard haha. What a beautiful muscle car
by vanimal
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Where's the horn relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Re: Where's the horn relay?

If it's not a fuse & your horn is still good it may be the indicator stalk assembly that sits on the steering column. Mine had one of the green wires come off the back of the sprung contact that slides on the back of the steering wheel. Green with a brown stripe from memory
by vanimal
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: Horn Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Where's the horn relay?

Have you checked the fuse box? located on the drivers side (if your in the US)
by vanimal
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Heres your sign..... Maybe, maybe not.
Replies: 57
Views: 6181

Re: Heres your sign..... Maybe, maybe not.

Bendix brake cleaners good stuff. I'll vouch for that. Was put onto it by a mech mate. Bit hard to access it tho in a small town with the nearest supercheap an hour away tho, so I guess its poor mans degreaser for my engine clean/paint. I had a mini once that was so full of spiders I let a mortein b...
by vanimal
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Body and Suspension Mods
Topic: torsion bars
Replies: 2
Views: 950

torsion bars

Anyone know if torsion bars are able to be used across the different models? My brother has a spare set from his RA I'm thinking of using in my kb if they fit as I intend on dropping the height & these spare bars are stiffer
by vanimal
Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Heres your sign..... Maybe, maybe not.
Replies: 57
Views: 6181

Re: Heres your sign..... Maybe, maybe not.

Sweet. Didn't know you could do that. I just replaced it with a weber carb. Solvents and degreasers etc is crap. I find going to the cheapo $2 stores sometimes yields the good products. Probably because they're not meant to be sold perhaps haha. Note is don't use oven cleaner...it makes alloy carbs ...
by vanimal
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: Heres your sign..... Maybe, maybe not.
Replies: 57
Views: 6181

Re: Heres your sign..... Maybe, maybe not.

Flea bay had some locking fuel caps I noticed that suit the tray back filler for around the $30 mark for a tridon brand. Refer to this helpful thread [url][/url]http://www.isuzupup.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20994[url][/url] where zenapup has put approx lengths of fuel hose. Half of mine arrived o...