First of all I'd like to say that this is quite some time away
As some of you may know, I'm becoming increasingly depressed by the amount of people around me who have turbos - the Regal meet a few months ago was what started it all off.
Anyway, since never going through with an XE conversion for my nova I feel that I owe it to myself to do an engine swap. (well, I say myself but it'll be me as dogsbody plus some fools who are willing to help!)
There are a few things I've thought of; I could either go the turbo route, V6 route or throttle body route (although that's not strictly and engine swap).
Here's what I'm thinking:
Turbo: I'd want a Z20LET really so I could keep my car in the right time period. By all accounts they seem to be great engines, hugey tunable, they look good and they're relatively easy to get into an astra.
V6: This is probably what I'd like the most, I absolutely love the V6 sound and whilst I'd imagine they're quite a bit heavier and I know they're a bitch to fit I think they look lovely. It's also in keeping with my philosophy of staying Vauxhall but fitting stuff that doesnt usually go on an astra hatch. Also if I had a V6 engine, and my MV6 wheels I could badge my car as an MV6 which I think would be quite subtle and sexy.
TBs: Then there's throttle bodies, not really sure about how good these are on Ecotecs but I'd imagine I'd get a nice power increase. The thing that worries me is the noise, I know V6s are loud but at low revs they can be bareable, I think I'd get annoyed by TBs when driving around town etc.
So what do people think then? Like I say, this wont be for a VERY long time but I just thought I'd start a meaningful thread for a change!