hi all, my names troy, i live in australia and own a 1990 holden vn commodore. have a look here if you want: www.hakhawk.co.nr
i got a series 2 vn motor for real cheap the other day that im going to strip and rebuild with some balls. i got it for $50 aus, which is about $35 for you guys. whole motor, minus starter, alternator, ps pump, etc. has heads, manifolds, and all.
now our series 2 motor for those that dont know is the equivalent of your series 1, 92-94 VIN L i think, except we got the VIN C intake manifold, modified to go on the VIN L heads.
so, what i want to do, is retrofit a VIN L tuned intake onto it for something to do. from doing some reading, some of it on this site, ive worked out, that it should bolt on without any troubles, but i am going to try and rotate it 180deg. so the throttle body will sit facing the front of my engine bay. ive heard that the heads are identical either side? is that true? i havent startd stripping the engine yet, so i havent looked.
im also going to try using my own throttlebody, so ive linked to 2 pictures, and i need to know what each hole is for on the manifold, i know some are coolant, but i dont know where to start and my tb doesnt have that many holes.
also, would anyone be able to help me out getting a lower, upper and possibly fuel rail sent over here? as i said, they didnt come out on our motors, and ive never seen one over here.
ive been looking on ebay, and have located a lower manifold for cheap, waiting on postage costs, but the uppers are damn expensive.
also, if anyone has maybe scans of a repair manual for the engine that i could maybe have a squiz at would be good.
hopefully you guys can help me out some,
oh, some of you might say, go turbo or get a supercharged series 2, i wil eventually, but i want to do something different first, and stand out from the crowd, everyones going v6 turbo and supercharged crazy down here lately. oh, for later on, how well do these plastic manifolds go with a turbo bolted to them? being plastic and all.