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    Stage 1 of XE on TBs has arrived!

    As many of you know i was talking about dumping the Z18XE and replacing it with a redtop and then throttle bodying it.

    Well tomorrow i'm heading over to Fleetwood to pick up said engine for a mere £175. The condition is not too important as i will be rebuilding it and replacing most parts.

    After talking to a couple of people it seems 8.5-9k and 230 BHP is achievable
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    sounds good mate cant wait to see it.

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    the rebuild will be a slow process as i don't intend on fitting the engine until this time next year so it will be a gradual, cost spreading thing
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    That's the best way to do it, spread it all out rather pick up everything in weekend (like me)

    Is it an early type XE?


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    not a clue mate, don't even know what it's from cav/calibra/astra??
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    8.5-9k - is this the revs you want to make 230bhp cause if its the amount of money you're about to spend on it then you are mad as a bag of squirels !

    Could have full VXR running gear, LSD and big brakes for less !

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordNikon View Post
    8.5-9k - is this the revs you want to make 230bhp cause if its the amount of money you're about to spend on it then you are mad as a bag of squirels !

    Could have full VXR running gear, LSD and big brakes for less !
    Agreed, les than half that youd have th above with more power!

    £8-9k is a big investment in an engine like that......big baws.

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    yeah 8.5-9k revs steve not money, not even i'm THAT daft and u know i'm daft!

    The only big money is the QED TB kit, The SBD one won't fit as the trumpets are too long but the QED kit is direct-to-head giving me a bit more clearance on the bulkhead side
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveCoupe View Post
    yeah 8.5-9k revs steve not money, not even i'm THAT daft and u know i'm daft!

    I had my doubts for a minute to be honest. Thank god you have redeemed yourself !

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordNikon View Post
    I had my doubts for a minute to be honest. Thank god you have redeemed yourself !


    The idea is to have eveything chrome or nickel plated, and the battery relocated to behind the front seat.

    To quote Mr. Astley 'strengthen the internals and you can make it scream it's bollocks off!'
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