3.0i engine in an astra gte??
Will the 3.0i engine out of a manual gearbox senator go in to the astra gte?? someone by me has one for 200 quid, so i was just wondering weather it is worth doing instead of the rebuild????
Last edited by A5TRA GTE; 07-10-2003 at 14:44.
If you fitted a straight six and gearbox to your car it would have to be rear wheel drive, as the engine and gearbox mounted transverse would stick out the front wings!
And you'd probably have to sit in the back to change gear, and again you'd have to forget about a dashboard as that'll be where the engine will be!!
... but hey.. moddings not about comfort... its for SPEEEEED!
is that a 24valver? if so, it may well be worth a go
Would be quality if its done, but think about it, measure a straight six engine and gearbox, against how you'd mount it rear wheel drive in an astra, and then work out what rear axle your going to use
Think about it that way lol
it has been thought about before we decided that sticking a V6 in the back of the car would be better
i imagine an s6 engien would double an astras kerb weight lmao
It'll be major 'take the car off the road for about 10 years, practically make a custom mk2 astra and fit the engine... to find out the engine doesnt run'
There's a MK2 Astra RWD rally car in york running Manta suspension, etc and Manta's have had the straight 6 in them. So it's quite do-able.
ive got pics of a rear wheel drive mk1 astra running manta 400 gear and the 2.4 16v engine.
Thanks people, big job really then, and its not a straight six cos that would be 3.0 V6 this one is just 3.0i, but its still too much work that i cant be arsed to do....
no, the V6 fits because its a small block, the 3.0 from a Carlton is a straight six - all cylinders in a row, add a box on the end and you have a lump which is seriously long, and the car must be RWD to fit that.
We've got a guy up here with the only Astra mk1 400, built by Safety Devices as a copy of the Matter 400's. It runs a slant 16V from a HSR Chevette. It originally had a Hewland in the back, but reliability issues saw it dumped in favour of a 400 box and either a 400 axle or an Atlas at the back.
The V6 is found in cavaliers/vectras/omegas
The straight six in carltons and senators etc.
It's possible for sure, but considering you are thinking about an 'easier option' then fitting a straight six definitly NOT what you want!