Pssst.... a straight 6 engine sounds waaay better than a V6. You can put a Toyota 2JZ in there and they top out over 1000 bhp with suitable turbos and tuning.
Remember me saying LS's are unobtainium in Brazil? Well, a 2JZ is even rarerPssst.... a straight 6 engine sounds waaay better than a V6. You can put a Toyota 2JZ in there and they top out over 1000 bhp with suitable turbos and tuning.
We got the Buick 3800 (the split crank journal one, so even-firing) for a few years with the Chevrolet Omega (a rebadges Aussie Holden Commodore). My mom had that car. What a smooth ride, and plenty powerful (for its time and local standards).Many (but not all) V6s are made by cutting two cylinders off of a V8, creating an odd-fire engine, in which the firing happens at 105 and 135 degrees. L6s are always even-fire, with the firing intervals at 120 degrees.
Now, that is among the best sounding engines ever. Of any cylinder count! I can say a BMW inline 6 would be easier to source here than a 2JZ. Aren't they a little long for the Kappa cars?Good question. Not sure why the straight 6 usually sounds better, just that they do (uderstand if you don't have them donw there readily available).
Thank you all for the welcoming messages and advice.
I have started the V6 journey by buying a donor Chevrolet Omega (our domestic name for the Autralian made Holden Commodore / Chevy SS / Ponty GTO/G8) with the 3.6 HFV6.
Still havenˋt bought the Solstice as 1)donor was cheaper! and 2) still trying to find a manual, 2.4 as they are several grand less expensive.
Donor car is in reasonable state of (dis)repair, the engine runs smooth as butter, the 5L50E is also perfect, with only 35k miles it should all be pristine. Suspension, diff, and other ¨running gear¨¨are so-so as the car was stored its whole life (since 2005) near a very salty beach. I drove it for a couple days, put about 120 miles in it and then the starter (which was already half seized and struggling real hard to crank) gave up the ghost with a puff of smoke.
If I end up not finding a Solstice within my price range for now, worst case I end up with a junker Omega to beat around and it will be driven with gusto as it is such a comfortable vehicle and the 3.6 is really a hero moving that 2000kg (it is armored!) barge, it certainly has some get up &go as they say.
The heart wants what the heart wants... 😁Hmm - so only about 100 bhp down from a mildly tuned LNF engine?
Might be a lot easier (and cheaper) to use an LNF and add a bigger turbo and a tune.