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timothy l martin
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted February 18, 2002 08:11 AM
ive got a 4.3 litre v6 with swirl heads,color rods all high performance i want to put it in my modified,does anyone know the cheapest way,and the proper clutch assembly to use ,so it will work with a 3 speed sag,and 543 gears??????????

Greggie
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted February 18, 2002 06:39 PM
I don't know what bolt pattern a 4.3 is... Is it that newer pattern that is on the One-piece-seal V-8's? If its just a standard pattern, use a RAM coupler. Lightest weight and everyone that doesn't like them will sell 'em cheap. Sorry I'm not much help, I've never been around a 4.3, but I'm serious about the coupler if it fits... To my knowledge, RAM doesn't make the smaller bolt pattern adapter for the coupler.

Greggie

MRB
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 18, 2002 08:06 PM
The only v-6 i have seen was a million dollar v-6 that they screamed 10 thousand rpm. Without spending alot of money i dont think that they will ever work !!!! You can spend $1000 dollars on a small block 350 and have three times the horse power!! Just my 2 cents !!!!!

MRB
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 18, 2002 08:10 PM
By the way !! the 4.3 will bolt right up to the small block bellhousing, just need diff. front motor mounts!

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 18, 2002 09:25 PM
The successful v6 cars have been purpose built for the motor. It is the whole package that makes it work. The car has to be super light. You are not going to drop a v6 in a v8 car and go to the front and you are not going to be competitive on a weight rule track either.

rjs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted February 19, 2002 05:11 PM
You will need several things to convert over to the V-6 here is a short list, Headers,dist.,motor mts,hoses,fuel pump (we run KSE rear pump), smaller carb 750 or less, re-set fuel curve, throttle linkage, drive plate (we run Ernie slide so I don't know about your clutch set up)gear wise run 620-650 on 1/4 mile tracks. If you have anything close to stock heads be prepared to run in the back. You also need lighter front springs and less compression valving on front shocks. Long and short of it is DON'T WASTE the time and MONEY. Oh by the way you need to relocate the oil filter and open up the oil passages in the block if you want it to live.

timothy l martin
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted February 19, 2002 05:26 PM
thanx to all who took the time to give me advise,i think i will just use a 355 and be done with it. once again thanx.

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timothy l martin

AC156
Dirt Moderator

Total posts: 255
posted February 19, 2002 05:43 PM
there are a few guys that run v6's at the track i run at. they are real fast when the track goes dry slick.

techmaster35
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 194
posted February 20, 2002 09:02 PM
V6's are the best i have a 360 horse 4.3 V6 for only 1200$$ and it can whip any 350 with the same work done to it. you can run a 750 or bigger 4 barrel. thats what mines got and it runs perfect. just got to know how to operate it right.

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