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« on: 01 September 2019, 09:57:53 »

Interesting read on Piston heads. Makes be like my Senator even more.
https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-threads/seeing-double--readers-car-s-of-the-week/40871
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Re: Pistonheads
« Reply #1 on: 01 September 2019, 13:00:51 »

Mr Marsh ,the man is a legend
he did own (and may still  :-\) the LC of top gear fame top gear vid clicky
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« Reply #2 on: 01 September 2019, 13:04:42 »

That's good! :y :y

I wonder if he is a member of Autobahnstormers? :D ;)
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« Reply #3 on: 01 September 2019, 17:36:12 »

That's good! :y :y

I wonder if he is a member of Autobahnstormers? :D ;)
He was one of the original members. He did a piece years ago for a magazine  .... I have a copy of it somewhere.
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Re: Pistonheads
« Reply #4 on: 01 September 2019, 19:18:51 »

I loved my LPG Senator 3.0  24V with a Will Reeve chip done 260,000 miles but it rotted  away☹️😞
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Re: Pistonheads
« Reply #5 on: 03 September 2019, 11:59:56 »

 Ian still owns the said LC
Still in ABS but has not been active for a long time due to work and his Retro Rides involvment
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« Reply #6 on: 03 September 2019, 17:42:39 »

Ian still owns the said LC
Still in ABS but has not been active for a long time due to work and his Retro Rides involvment
I know someone who had a "spare" LC engine until a few short years ago, and he sold it stupidly cheap to get it out of the way :(.  I think he still has a brand new crankshaft for one.
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Re: Pistonheads
« Reply #7 on: 03 September 2019, 18:53:16 »

Ian still owns the said LC
Still in ABS but has not been active for a long time due to work and his Retro Rides involvment
I know someone who had a "spare" LC engine until a few short years ago, and he sold it stupidly cheap to get it out of the way :(.  I think he still has a brand new crankshaft for one.

That's strange.  Do not know in my ignorance if it has got anything to do with a LC engine, but:

In the latest Autobahnstormers mag there is an advert for a LS2, 6 litre V8 engine.  Came out of a Monero shortly after being fitted in it, that was then written off!

Price,£5,000 O.V.N. :o :o :o

For anyone interested there are contact numbers. ;)
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Re: Pistonheads
« Reply #8 on: 03 September 2019, 19:10:13 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie  ;)
LS2 is a V8
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« Reply #9 on: 03 September 2019, 19:28:34 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie ;)
LS2 is a V8

Thanks Dave :y :y

I should have known that as I had a Senny, and thinking about I do not think you could fit a V8 in that?? :D ;)
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« Reply #10 on: 03 September 2019, 19:34:10 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie ;)
LS2 is a V8

Thanks Dave :y :y

I should have known that as I had a Senny, and thinking about I do not think you could fit a V8 in that?? :D ;)
you can fit a V8 in carltons and sennys ,people have many times  :)
and as Omega is a similar size and layout, you can fit a V8 in an omega too
there was one at the Brackley meet with an LS1 in  8)
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« Reply #11 on: 03 September 2019, 19:34:49 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie  ;)
LS2 is a V8
aye plus the all important addition of the Garret T25 turbochargers,.... Lest we forget :y
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« Reply #12 on: 03 September 2019, 19:38:07 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie  ;)
LS2 is a V8
aye plus the all important addition of the Garret T25 turbochargers,.... Lest we forget :y
you forgot to mention the rust which Opel carried over to the Omega range  ;D :D
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« Reply #13 on: 03 September 2019, 19:38:19 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie ;)
LS2 is a V8

Thanks Dave :y :y

I should have known that as I had a Senny, and thinking about I do not think you could fit a V8 in that?? :D ;)
you can fit a V8 in carltons and sennys ,people have many times  :)
and as Omega is a similar size and layout, you can fit a V8 in an omega too
there was one at the Brackley meet with an LS1 in  8)

But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

It is bad enough with a V6!

I have a photo of a prototype Omega V8 that they almost introduced, but what a squeeze!! :o :o :D ;)
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« Reply #14 on: 03 September 2019, 19:44:42 »

Not forgetting the one off lotus senator created by one of the Autobahnstormer squad :y Thatís the one Iíd like and fit a couple of todayís trick turbos to it, blow the V8 into the weeds :y
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Re: Pistonheads
« Reply #15 on: 03 September 2019, 19:48:41 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D
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« Reply #16 on: 03 September 2019, 19:49:50 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
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« Reply #17 on: 03 September 2019, 19:52:28 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
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« Reply #18 on: 03 September 2019, 19:55:53 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
10 minute job.
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« Reply #19 on: 03 September 2019, 19:59:36 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
10 minute job.
on your diesel astra maybe ;D
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« Reply #20 on: 03 September 2019, 20:02:04 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
10 minute job.
on your diesel astra maybe ;D
Mine doesn't have spark plugs mate  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: 03 September 2019, 20:09:54 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
10 minute job.
on your diesel astra maybe ;D
Mine doesn't have spark plugs mate  ;D
that's why it only takes you 10 minutes  ::)
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« Reply #22 on: 03 September 2019, 20:38:00 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie ;)
LS2 is a V8

Thanks Dave :y :y

I should have known that as I had a Senny, and thinking about I do not think you could fit a V8 in that?? :D ;)
you can fit a V8 in carltons and sennys ,people have many times  :)
and as Omega is a similar size and layout, you can fit a V8 in an omega too
there was one at the Brackley meet with an LS1 in  8)

But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

It is bad enough with a V6!

I have a photo of a prototype Omega V8 that they almost introduced, but what a squeeze!! :o :o :D ;)
Bah, loads of room...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/D7Ne3EywMnSxcAVy5 8)
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« Reply #23 on: 03 September 2019, 20:47:16 »

LC engine is 3.6 strait 6 Lizzie ;)
LS2 is a V8

Thanks Dave :y :y

I should have known that as I had a Senny, and thinking about I do not think you could fit a V8 in that?? :D ;)
you can fit a V8 in carltons and sennys ,people have many times  :)
and as Omega is a similar size and layout, you can fit a V8 in an omega too
there was one at the Brackley meet with an LS1 in  8)

But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

It is bad enough with a V6!

I have a photo of a prototype Omega V8 that they almost introduced, but what a squeeze!! :o :o :D ;)
Bah, loads of room...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/D7Ne3EywMnSxcAVy5 8)

Yep, that picture says everything! ;D ;D ;D ;)
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« Reply #24 on: 03 September 2019, 20:59:15 »

There was a hole cut in the bonnet when a supercharger was added, although removing the sound panelling and zone fine tuning might just have done the job* of clearing the throttle body :y

* The hump and vent fitted to cover the hole actually helps get some of the heat shifted, so all good 8)
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« Reply #25 on: 04 September 2019, 01:41:25 »

There was a hole cut in the bonnet when a supercharger was added, although removing the sound panelling and zone fine tuning might just have done the job* of clearing the throttle body :y

* The hump and vent fitted to cover the hole actually helps get some of the heat shifted, so all good 8)

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« Reply #26 on: 04 September 2019, 20:14:39 »

There was a hole cut in the bonnet when a supercharger was added, although removing the sound panelling and zone fine tuning might just have done the job* of clearing the throttle body :y

* The hump and vent fitted to cover the hole actually helps get some of the heat shifted, so all good 8)

That engine bay is a beautiful work of art 8) :-* :y

IIRC the seats needed cleaning, though. Well, they did after he let Gixer drive. ;D
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« Reply #27 on: 04 September 2019, 20:18:45 »

There was a hole cut in the bonnet when a supercharger was added, although removing the sound panelling and zone fine tuning might just have done the job* of clearing the throttle body :y

* The hump and vent fitted to cover the hole actually helps get some of the heat shifted, so all good 8)

That engine bay is a beautiful work of art 8) :-* :y

IIRC the seats needed cleaning, though. Well, they did after he let Gixer drive. ;D
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« Reply #28 on: 04 September 2019, 20:42:17 »

There was a hole cut in the bonnet when a supercharger was added, although removing the sound panelling and zone fine tuning might just have done the job* of clearing the throttle body :y

* The hump and vent fitted to cover the hole actually helps get some of the heat shifted, so all good 8)

That engine bay is a beautiful work of art 8) :-* :y

IIRC the seats needed cleaning, though. Well, they did after he let Gixer drive. ;D
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« Reply #29 on: 05 September 2019, 17:22:12 »

there was one at the Brackley meet with an LS1 in  8)
And another about 3m away, albeit it with no steering currently.
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« Reply #30 on: 05 September 2019, 17:24:50 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
TBE is about 20mins to change the plugs, and that needs the bloody LPG injectors moved as well.
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« Reply #31 on: 05 September 2019, 17:39:14 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
TBE is about 20mins to change the plugs, and that needs the bloody LPG injectors moved as well.
I'd be surprised if it takes Rob significantly longer to change all 8  ;D
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« Reply #32 on: 05 September 2019, 18:03:29 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
TBE is about 20mins to change the plugs, and that needs the bloody LPG injectors moved as well.
I'd be surprised if it takes Rob significantly longer to change all 8  ;D
Suspect not, as most of the time on TBE is with moving the LPG, and the physical amount of time to unscrew, unbox new, screw in new, torque new...
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« Reply #33 on: 05 September 2019, 18:08:36 »

No coil packs to unbolt either ;)
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« Reply #34 on: 07 September 2019, 16:24:28 »



But how could you ever work on the engine after doing that? :o :o :o

Just take at least half the engine out to get at stuff
like you have to to change the plugs on a V6  ;D :D

How true is that last bit Dave :y
DG will be along ,saying you don't need to remove anything and can reach the plugs to change em from the driver's seat  :P
TBE is about 20mins to change the plugs, and that needs the bloody LPG injectors moved as well.
That's unusual, most of your jobs which "only" take *.* minutes, involve a stop for tea as well. ::) ::) ::)
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