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    Its an easy decision.

    Do you want to go fast at the track or roll racing? (Automatic)

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    Do you want to go slow at the track with big MPH and get smoked by cars with 50% the power? (Manual)

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    The problem with automatic is that everything is custom made to suit. I have managed to track down one kit overseas which includes everything but I need to check the starter motor position as it might hit the engine mount. Pretty nice kit too, accepts any th400 converter so no custom one needed.

    I really want auto but the above is making things a little challenging.
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    sorry but i don't see the obstacle?

    Can you source an OEM bellhousing?

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    Yes, I have one already.

    Will need to be sent away so the adaptor plate can be drilled to suit the bellhousing bolt pattern on the oil pump side (not engine side)

    Brain failure before, starter motor points backwards and not forward so shouldn't foul against the engine mount.

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    I'm on the blip between gear changes in a 4 rotor will be awesome, so I'm on the manual side
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim510 View Post
    Its an easy decision.

    Do you want to go fast at the track or roll racing? (Automatic)

    or

    Do you want to go slow at the track with big MPH and get smoked by cars with 50% the power? (Manual)
    I prefer to think of it like this - do you want to have a cool car or do you want to have an auto?

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    just do a cut n shut bellhousing to your desired gearbox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [RX3] View Post
    Yes, I have one already.

    Will need to be sent away so the adaptor plate can be drilled to suit the bellhousing bolt pattern on the oil pump side (not engine side)

    Brain failure before, starter motor points backwards and not forward so shouldn't foul against the engine mount.
    None of that is hard. A transmission builder will be able to make an adaption ring between your bell housing and transmission of choice. Then its a case of getting the torque converter to flex plate distance correct (ensuring the T/C is fully engaged). You are typically better off using the OEM bell/flex/starter combination. Makes life way easier.

    I've adapted 2 non-standard autos and I'm about to get a 3rd done. its not hard. Just because a kit doesn't exist doesn't make it impossible.

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    Decided on a TR6060.

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    Aww yiss

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    Quote Originally Posted by [RX3] View Post
    Decided on a TR6060.
    Good choice, but say goodbye to the trans tunnel

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    Why say that. Box itself isn't big, it's big with a ls bellhousing

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    If it's anything like the V160, it will be way too tall and/or fat at the back of the box, where the MA61/MX73 tunnel starts to narrow. You can see the difference here, W58 on the right (fits in tunnel) and V160 on the left (does not fit):




    Hopefully you won't have to butcher your tunnel quite as much as I had to, but I've never seen a TR6060 up close so who knows.
    Norbie!

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    So glad this is getting a manual now!

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    Update time!

    I was able to get a solid amount of work done to the car with 3 weeks off work.



    5M out and gave the engine bay a quick clean while I was at it.



    When I picked the 20B up I had a 3 2j motors to collect.

    Two of these were sold off and I decided to keep one. I had a good think about the 3 rotor and soon passed on the idea - so that now lives underneath the work bench for maybe another project down the track. It should be pretty easy to assume what happened next. I wasn't too sure of the exact condition of the spare 2j motor. When I was pulling the ignition coils from the plugs for a compression test I noticed a little bit of water in the cylinder 1 spark plug hole and the plugs were only finger tight. My fear was that water might have got into the bore of the motor. I decided to get it running, so I changed the spark plugs and bought some oil for it.



    It has a good misfire on it and it did a decent backfire through the intake (didn't film that part). Nothing a bit of boost wont fix. So, the picture prior to the video had the MX83 engine cross member installed. I bought a pair of engine mounts from another forum member. I sold the stock turbos and the 2j bolted straight in with plenty of room







    I bought a 4lb hammer from bunnings and gave the transmission tunnel a good ding, then was able to bolt up a turbo 400. The transmission bolts are really easy to get to which helps a lot and it's easy to remove the transmission with the engine still in the bay. I made a little transmission mount for it too and it all seems to sit good for now.





    The exhaust manifold and turbo from the rage quit 2j s14 fitted nicely too. I need to give the outer side of the engine by a clean too.





    I made a 4" dumb pipe over the last couple of days. It's pretty tight but seems to fit well enough. It was a stuff around because of the EGT probes that would hit against the dump but if I moved it closer towards the booster then there would be very little space for the wastegate. I spent a whole day playing around with 2 90 degree bends that I cut to make the dump. I might need to change on little thing at the end of it.







    Now that the dump was mostly done it was time to move onto the gate. This was about as good as I could get it. It was really really tricky to weld it to the 90 degree bend coming from the merge collector. Kyle was happy for me to tack it and send it to him for welding (awesome service from 6boost - I wish he still posted here) but thought I would have a go. Hopefully it's okay, I didn't get any porosity while I was welding it which was a big help.





    Next was to make sure everything fitted with the dump and gate in place.









    So I think the hardest bit is now done. I just need to weld a O2 sensor bung to the dump and a vband flange on the end. The gate will run between the chassis rail and steering column, the dump between the steering column and the engine.

    Also put a Hurst shifter in...





    I don't really like it too much, I might look at buying a Precision Performance shifter from the USA.
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    Much better

    I'm getting a PP shifter too
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Perfect as always. Looks great.
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    Wasnt expecting a complete turn of events! One minute rotary manual, nek minit 2J turbo fitted!

    Nice, will be a bit easier to get it running etc now

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Much better

    I'm getting a PP shifter too
    Nice.

    ATI / M&M make a really nice one but it's damn expensive.



    The optioned PPP shifter comes to $480 USD

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB-XP View Post
    Wasnt expecting a complete turn of events! One minute rotary manual, nek minit 2J turbo fitted!

    Nice, will be a bit easier to get it running etc now
    You're new here yeah /I?
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    The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .


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    Quote Originally Posted by [RX3] View Post
    Nice.

    ATI / M&M make a really nice one but it's damn expensive.



    The optioned PPP shifter comes to $480 USD
    Yeah can't see that being worth the extra $
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    Awwwmmaaannn. Was looking forward to 20b update
    BF XR6 Turbo - 2L Turbo TE - 75 TX Coupe - Atlas SS

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    This is obviously assuming all your AUX outputs are doing something. Ie idle control, and the other does water spray, and the other updates your Instagram automatically etc.

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    Fancy Exhaust manifold studs! * Subscribed *
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    the theory is the fuel pump is one of the only things that can fuck out on a diesel

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    Little update, nothing too big just yet but still making progress with little fiddly bits.

    I originally used an M6 nutsert on the bottom of the radiator support to hold a bracket for an intercooler. I wasn't quite happy with how strong it may or may not have been so ended up drilling them out and opted to use a bit of pipe protruding though the panel with some flat bar on the bottom, the tube was sorta countersunk to the flat bar too if that makes sense. Super strong now so happy with how it came out.



    I also had the stock intake cleaned by a local guy and it came up great, it was really heavily oxidised before hand. I will take a pic of the throttle body later for a comparison. Loosely fitted the fuel rail and injectors. I bought a flange to suit a Bosch motorsport DBW throttle body but still waiting for the throttle body to arrive before I weld the flange to the intake. 82mm vs 70 something and it will look a lot cleaner.



    Had to cut the upright bracket on the radiator support to fit the intercooler. I want to retain a/c so it was a tight fit. Fucking dropped the cooler trying to bolt it in, put a ding in it and bent some fins in the process. A good excuse to buy a new Pro Series Plazmaman as the one I dropped was just a generic 600 x 300 x 76mm one. A bit annoying but oh well.



    I used a few cans of degreaser from Super Cheap Auto to give the front end a good cleaning. Came up pretty well I think.

    Hopefully more parts will be arriving in the next few days so I can work on the fuel tank set up.
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    Parts for fuel system arrived.

    After watching the MCM 240Z set up I had a look and measured up the stock tank for the Aeromotive Phantom series fuel system. It all should fit very nicely so bit the bullet and bought one for $950 delivered, not too bad. I was looking at ATL fuel cells and it would have been a bit of extra work and money fitting one in place. With this set up I can retain the stock fuel filler and fuel level sensor plus the added bonus of bolting it all back in. I wouldn't mind having the tank cleaned before putting it back in so looking for recommendations there (or using heaps of vinegar ?) - it isn't too bad inside but piece of mind would be good or even if it's needed at all assuming petrol / e85 would clean it anyway. There doesn't appear to be anything flaking off or floating around inside.



    I am hoping I might be able to fit my walbro 460lt/hr pumps in, I assume the foam sock that goes around the pump is okay for e85...



    Slowly progressing.
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    That front end cleaned up bloody nicely!
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    Looking great. Also looking very familiar - I'm in the process of stripping and cleaning my MA61 front end at the moment. Mine was (and still is) way more filthy though, not to mention 15 years worth of bodginess I'm trying to eradicate. I'll be bloody thrilled if I can get it looking as good as yours.
    Norbie!

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    Cool project. That intake manifold came up well. Was it hydroblasted?

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    Clean. Yes, Walbro 460 are e85 compatible. I run in my original vs ute tank, on 98 and it is mint. Only 320rwkw

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    Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?

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