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Old 10-09-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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can a non turbo Bonne engine be replaced with a turbo. electronics?
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can a non turbo Bonne engine be replaced with a turbo. electronics?
You mean supercharged right?

It would take some work, but I'm sure it could be done... You'll want the wiring, PCM, engine and Trans....

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Anyway as for the engine I think you would need the ecm from the donor car.
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It can be done doing a complete swap like previously stated. The best example is Randman1 who swapped a 97 Supercharged motor (L67) into a 90 SSE. This is an extreme case since that car never came with the L67 option.

To do it in your 96, your best bet is to find a rear wrecked 97-99 SSEi So you can be sure you have all the parts you need. You'll want 97-99 because it has the most mod support, cause the 96 does not have PCM support and 92-95 is a different engine.
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Thanks guys - using the donner trans and supercharged engine is there issues is switching from an existing automatic to a 6 speed if that is the donners setup?

Any knowledge of a mechanic in NC, VA, SC who could perform this magic. I would love to have the engine rebuilt before if goes into the Bonne.

If no supercharged is available can a stoker be built or is the torque to much fo rthe transmission?
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The 6 speed swap won't cost less than like $5k since it'* coppletely custom.
There are 2 stroker kits available for the L36.
One is zzperformances' 4.1l kit:
http://www.zzperformance.com/products1.php?id=230

And the other is Australia'* come racing 4.2l kit:
http://www.comeracing.com/products/rodscranks/holdenv6/
The aussie kit needs some clearance on the block though.
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drooling over the zzp stuff. would it be worth travelling to MI to have one of their mechanics install?
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If you have the money.. they have the parts and quality install.
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The 6 speed swap won't cost less than like $5k since it'* coppletely custom.
There are 2 stroker kits available for the L36.
One is zzperformances' 4.1l kit:
http://www.zzperformance.com/products1.php?id=230

And the other is Australia'* come racing 4.2l kit:
http://www.comeracing.com/products/rodscranks/holdenv6/
The aussie kit needs some clearance on the block though.
Feedback on the milzy heads?
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The 6 speed swap won't cost less than like $5k since it'* coppletely custom.
There are 2 stroker kits available for the L36.
One is zzperformances' 4.1l kit:
http://www.zzperformance.com/products1.php?id=230

And the other is Australia'* come racing 4.2l kit:
http://www.comeracing.com/products/rodscranks/holdenv6/
The aussie kit needs some clearance on the block though.
Feedback on the milzy heads?
I felt a pretty big difference in midrange/high end. www.milzymotorsports.com if you don't have the site.
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