Early jackaroo engine conversion

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 23:13
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Hi all this is my first post here and i am hopeing somebody could give me some idea's i have a 1985 holden ls jackaroo currently with a 2.3 L 4zd1 engine in it (petrol) i am looking at converting it to a straight holden 6 most probably a 186 as i have seen this done before however this is where my questions come in i am wondering if anybody here as done this before?? and if so what will i need to do the conversion ie engine mounts bell houseing ect i am not teh most mechanical minded person however i do know my way around cars also i am wondering if u guys know where to try for suply of teh parts needed oh also this is going onto the 5 spped original box thanks heaps in advance guys

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Reply By: Well 55 - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 07:07

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 07:07
There is this bloke in Canberra; AMICK Mobile Services 02 62804324 that does them. He has a efi Holden motor in a jack in the workshop at the moment.

Givr him a call.
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Reply By: fatz - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 07:45

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 07:45
Try this site for some info, www.v6conversions.com.au/ , not 202,s mostly V6's but it would save you a fortune in fuel in the long run.
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Reply By: Worraps - Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:28

Monday, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:28
hey guys thanks for your replys as for the v6 change over that would be my last resort as i already have access to the other engines but it's well worth keping in mind also i am in brissy if there is anybody up around here would also be good thanks guys
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Follow Up By: Worraps - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 13:00

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 13:00
hey again guys just letting all who are interested i have found a conversion kit from teh castlemaine rod shop priced quite well have finaly got around to making a start old engine is out and i decided on a holden 173 red which as been rebuilt in the recent past as from what i have heard thay seem to have a better rev range and seem like a lot better choice than teh 186-202 but only time will tell hopefully teh conversion will go acording to plan will keep u all updated as to teh outcome
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