Posted 15 September 2020 - 04:57 PM
Can l put a modified VK 5.0 engine in a 1/78 Hatch ? My main concern is pollution issues come registration time. I'm sure it's known as a black engine, I have the original 253 red motor as well .
Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:33 PM
If it is a 304 it’s prefix will be VA, VB or VC in which case it is easier to know where it originated. Even so, still not much different emissions wise.
Posted 15 September 2020 - 05:42 PM
I have a low km VK engine and dont want the added expense of sourcing a red motor , only want the block and will bolt on all new gear to get it up to scratch .
Posted 15 September 2020 - 06:09 PM
To be honest “all new gear” will probably see you with more grief compliance wise than using a whole VK engine!
Edited by yel327, 15 September 2020 - 06:10 PM.
Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:26 AM
So I will have to rebuild it as is ? Can I squeeze 350- 400 hp out of this engine without adding on anything aftermarket ?
Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:40 AM
Others here will help you better with 308 power. If I wanted that sort of power and had to be compliant I’d use an injected engine and stroke it as part of the rebuild process.
Beware that a VK 308 is a manual block so your gearbox choices are limited when you are talking 400hp.
Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:58 AM
Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:06 AM
Posted 17 September 2020 - 10:28 AM
Your car won’t need engineering.
Certainly never been a problem in Vic with later engines in Toranas and missing bits of pollution gear. As long it doesn’t look like a dunger and isn’t too loud you should be ok?
Maybe some of the NSW guys can chip in?
Posted 17 September 2020 - 12:13 PM
Edited by yel327, 17 September 2020 - 12:15 PM.
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