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    The engine is for my UC Hatch so there is no authenticity issues in changing the engine.

    I was thinking more along the lines of,
    If I have to take to new sleeves out to 40 thou straight up is it worth it?
    I can likely find a virgin vn-vt block for around the same price as sleeving that may only need a minor clean up.

    Or i can just give up on the 308 and head down the LS route.

    I have to buy everything for the V8 conversion anyway regardless of 308 or LS.

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    2 sleeves to match the rest at 40,,, cost not very much,,,,,, 308 LS debate,,, you'll get arguments both ways.

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    Do not even mention LS, just before Christmas we got a new 6lt crate engine motor in, had to do a full job on it, it was contaminated with heaps of metal cutting swarf, very loose timing chain, f'all bearing clearances, very dirty cylinder bores and absolutely no sign of any assembly lube on anything at all, totally dry everywhere. We have pics and video of how loose the timing chain was. VERY disappointing for a brand new engine.
    Anyway, we fit the sleeves with a step at the bottom of the blocks bore and if you don't remove all of the parent material it does not remove all of the blocks strength. We do all 8 quite often for people who want the correct casting numbers etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fieds83 View Post
    The engine is for my UC Hatch so there is no authenticity issues in changing the engine.

    I was thinking more along the lines of,
    If I have to take to new sleeves out to 40 thou straight up is it worth it?
    I can likely find a virgin vn-vt block for around the same price as sleeving that may only need a minor clean up.

    Or i can just give up on the 308 and head down the LS route.

    I have to buy everything for the V8 conversion anyway regardless of 308 or LS.
    a 308 into a UC is easier/cheaper than any LSx conversion
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    personally I would put a gen 1 sbc in it but I realise that is not what you have asked.

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    Exactly. Agree with Desoto.
    Nice new Dart block..☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by 427 View Post
    Exactly. Agree with Desoto.
    Nice new Dart block..☺
    Same.

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    The only thing is chev into LX- UC require engineering in SA.

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