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    Default 505 engine transplant

    Hi,

    I was just reading an old post by Ray Bell about a 505 SLI in a murwillumbah wrecking yard, and im interested in taking the engine and putting it in my '81 505 GR which has a 1971cc carby fed engine which has done about 410,000klm, and I was wondering if this engine would be any better than the one I already have ? Im going to check the car out this afternoon if its still there.

    cheers,

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    It should be... note the points raised on that thread for the one (I think it was) main point to look out for...

    And don't forget to drop into the other wrecker's and give them a blast for selling to the Egyptians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuGmAn
    Hi,

    I was just reading an old post by Ray Bell about a 505 SLI in a murwillumbah wrecking yard, and im interested in taking the engine and putting it in my '81 505 GR which has a 1971cc carby fed engine which has done about 410,000klm, and I was wondering if this engine would be any better than the one I already have ? Im going to check the car out this afternoon if its still there.

    cheers,

    Glen
    Don't bother!
    It has the same power output but more complication and things to go wrong.
    To say nothing of the work required to install the fuel system to suit.
    You could put your GR head on the bottom end but you would then have to buy 10 new TTY (Torque to Yield) head bolts at $30 each!
    Owners of these engines are very rarely happy with them.
    Graham

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    So you think that Norm should go buy the distributor then?

    I think he had that in mind.

    Be ideal for conversion to LPG, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    So you think that Norm should go buy the distributor then?

    I think he had that in mind.

    Be ideal for conversion to LPG, of course.
    That's a thought, yes it would be ideal.
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    why not while your at it just get a GTI engine??

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    I can offer some excuses there...

    Wiring... bellhousing... cramped engine bay... radiator... air cleaner...

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