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Old 03-30-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
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First of id like to say hello Im new here

Over here in australia we have the buick 3.8l donk powering our earlyer model Commodores 89 - 95 of there abouts. We have 2 variant a series one and a series 2.

I am fairly sure our series two is your series one 91-95

I am looking to get a M62 charger, Manifold and Fuel rail from the states and bolt it onto the Australian version of the buick

Im happy to provide pictures of the car and engine bay if you guys are curius to see what it looks like, I know i would be.

Can i ask if someone would post up some pictures the american 92 buick donk, Charger and intake manifold seperatly.

I particulary need a picture of the intake manifold so i can see if i can bolt it onto the australian buick without to many drama'*.

Thanks in Advance,

David.


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Old 03-30-2011, 08:55 AM   #2
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Nice looking car, and ya, I think we would like to see some pictures.

I'm sure someone will be able to post up the pictures you need.
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No worries, I will soon.
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would that be like a lesabre here? 3800 front wheel drive?
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No mate, its a rear wheel drive.
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Ok here are some more pictures.

And yes thats me with the sunnies on doing the formal thing for my cousin

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you guys get the best cars. the 3800 sc engines in the 90'* were front wheel drive here. your car kinda looks like our caprice/impala ss, which had the rwd v8 bolt pattern here like 4.3/305/350. so if thats what you have you could do a lt1 or ls engine swap but i dont personally know if your going to get one of our wrong way sc'* to fit in a rwd setup.
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I wouldnt say best, Id say slowest !

Just about any cheap import with the boost wound up can beat 90% of our local car'*.

The only local ones which seem to be doing anything half decent in terms of power are Ford. But realy ford arent australian. They are American, Ford just tries to market there product as australian for australians......

We still dont get the same models you guys do, so i gues there is some truth to it.

Holden still do not offer a boosted or even charged 6 or 8 in there line up. The only supercharged holden was the VT It just runs the M90 charger.

Ford though have a turbo charged 6 and 8, Plus a super charged V8 on the local market here.

With a few mods they make some decent power.

Holden have realy droped the ball over here. One example of a holden i think you would have in america is a Vauxhal Monaro. Nice car

But back on topic. VN - VS ran a holden 308 v8, or the buick v6 in the vn - vr and the ecotec in the vs and up.

It wasnt untill the VT'* that holden started useing ls1'* etc. But it is possible to drop an ls1 into a VN - VR with the sub frame from a 308 and some mods.

There has been a couple of blokes over hear that have imported a m62 and manifold from american and made it work. If the manifold etc bolts down i will just need to fabricate an elbow from the rear of charger pointing towards the side of the car so i can fit a TB etc.

I will allso possibly need to get my hands on some pulleys and belt tensioner'* and a alternator bracket aswell.

Sory if im rambling lol its pretty late here and ive had a full on day at work
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