Question for the boys in the 'know'.
If you had a bare, straight VN shell sitting around - and you wanted to race it in IPRA (and couldn't scrap it to fund the purchase of a better starting point - ie: earlier, lighter commodore):
What engine would you run?
Original plan (prior to briefly looking at the regs) was to run an RB25 head'd RB30. But that is no longer an option - because as I understand it the engine configuration is wrong? (L instead of V configuration).
Does the engine have to of been used in a 'touring' car or just the rolling chassis?
Ie: Holden exported 4cyl VN's, so in theory you could run a 4cyl VN (not that anyone in thier right mind would) in IPRA?
Sadly I can't seem to find evidence of Holden ever officially selling a VN with a straight six in it.
So it looks like I am limited to a V8 of some description - another option was a Formula Holden derived V6. However building a reliable one of these would be nigh impossible from what I've read. (and at best it would make 340hp @ the motor, and be racing against 450+ hp V8's of similar weight).
In hindsight I should have bought a better car to start with, but as it was free and the original plan was to race it as a saloon car, I am stuck with it. (if I get rid of it, the missus would never allow something else to take it's place - so it's here to stay!)
So, now that you have some background on why I have the damn thing; anyone have a suggestion? (and 'throw it in the bin', or 'burn it' aren't really the answers I'm looking for!)