My Vortex Project

Show off your car to other members. Tell us a bit about it. What mods you have got now or planned.
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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by Johnny T » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:58 am

Here are some photos of what has been done, if everything goes according to plan the car will be in the booth this week.

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After the car comes back home going to get the rest of the engine tuned up, replace all the seals and O rings, etc... then put back in and hopefully before the end of the year have it back on the road.
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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by Johnny T » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:47 am

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update, I have the opportunity to get a 3.6ltr R engine, auto, loom etc... and would like to know if this will fit into the car (clearly there will need some custom work for the engine to bolt in, but just need to know if it is possible for it to fit with the auto and such).

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by Johnny T » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:33 am

Just another update, just waiting on the front and rear bars to be done, mirrors, door handles and then I can start the interior soon :)

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by TOONGA » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:50 am

looking really good Johnny T well done

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by Johnny T » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:39 am

Thanks Toonga, I'm hoping I can get the 3.6R engine and auto to fit as I can get the entire running gear pretty cheap, on the plus side if it does fit I'll have to sell my old running gear with the 5 stud discs and everything to make space lol

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by El_Freddo » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:38 pm

You’ll need to keep your 5 stud setup! Big brakes will be required.

Have you done any google searching of your query? I’m sure it can be done. The size of the auto is the real question.

That paint job looks schmick-o!! You’ve got to be stoked with that!! This will be a modern classic beast once it’s done!

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by TOONGA » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:48 am

Johnny T wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:47 am
Hi everyone,

Just a quick update, I have the opportunity to get a 3.6ltr R engine, auto, loom etc... and would like to know if this will fit into the car (clearly there will need some custom work for the engine to bolt in, but just need to know if it is possible for it to fit with the auto and such).
The engine and transmission will fit with little modification to the engine bay. The biggest problem will be closing the bonnet as the 3.6 is taller than the EA82 I had the same problem with putting an EJ22 into my vortex I ended up using a 2 inch drop on the crossmember to get the alternator to clear the bonnet.

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by El_Freddo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 pm

JohnnyT starts a new project - alternator relocation on the 3.6R H6...

Best of luck with it Johnny, I hope it works out for you!

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by RSR 555 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:37 pm

Pretty sure you'll need to change over the radiator support panel or relocate the radiator to allow the 3.6

I'd recommend looking for a ER27 nose cut to help out

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Re: My Vortex Project

Post by RSR 555 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:44 pm

Oh and wow that paint work looks great

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