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Hot!V6 3.0L duratec

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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/14 13:01:18 (permalink)
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I'm not getting any responses from overseas suppliers for the gearbox adapter so I'll start working on one.
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/14 13:56:02 (permalink)
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Why r u goingwith therx8 box
Wouldn’t a T5 be better
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/14 17:51:19 (permalink)
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I tend to agree with spud about the T5, would have been my choice if I didn't already have the Getrag.
Having said that if I was going to the trouble of adapting a transmission to a Ford V6 I would use the 3.5L / 3.7L Cyclone engine.
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/15 06:43:49 (permalink)
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My thought was price/ availability and age. The Rx8 box sits around the $500 mark second hand, where as the T5 that I had come across where around $1000 plus and many years old. The thing i dont like about the Rx8 box is the factory starter hole, as its actually on the bell housing,although the adapter can be made to cover that. As i havent bought either yet I would happily look at either again.
 
My thought with the 3.0l V6 was that it could be still said its a 3.0l V6 capri  and also already being a rear wheel drive motor. It seems potentially allot of money can be consumed in a front to rear wheel drive conversion.
 
 Additionally, based on the Code of Practice for which Qld approves mod plats, engine capacity is limited based on kerb weight, particularly if wanting to add a turbo at a later stage. The 3.0L is still a suitable size that could be turbo'd later down the track, if desired.
 
Its great getting peoples thoughts as it challenges my thinking and whether I am heading in the right direction.
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/15 07:20:03 (permalink)
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Swap u - a t5 for a bell housing / adaptor
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/15 07:44:18 (permalink)
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Mmm, turbo on the Duratec would awesome, have you checked out some of the Noble HP figures using the turbo Duratec, pretty impressive!
Will the RX8 box handle that sort of torque?
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/16 13:01:25 (permalink)
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Ok, you guys are right. No more Rx8 box. I dont want the box limiting the power.
 
T5 / T56 / T6060? The ratios look nice on the 56 being a bit closer together. Other thoughts/opinions/ options?
 
 
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/16 18:12:01 (permalink)
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I’m happy with the t5
Not after huge power 230 hp is ok - doing it more for the finesse etc
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/16 19:43:16 (permalink)
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I have a bran new T56 imported from USA for a mustang v6 , good for 350-400bhp I'd say $1100 it's yours
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/22 05:33:45 (permalink)
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Pm sent Marty
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/28 21:28:07 (permalink)
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/28 21:36:08 (permalink)
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Hi lonix i fitted this 3.7 a few years ago.You might have read it.  There a tight fit. I needed jenveys to close the bonnet. Been sitting in the shed for a few years while i finish off my boat but thats done now so i will start on it again soon. 
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/28 21:41:53 (permalink)
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post edited by jimmy b - 2019/08/28 21:45:39
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/29 07:30:59 (permalink)
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That looks great Jim.
Did you maintain the original sump, with it being the front wheel drive variant?
Do you mind if I shoot you a PM with some questions ?
I was thinking I would need to jenvey as well due to how high the original intakes are. Or look at alternatives for custom inlet arrangement, particularly if looking at turbo.
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Re: V6 3.0L duratec 2019/08/29 15:31:56 (permalink)
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No worries Just sent you a PM
 
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