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    Vauxhall and Holden 3.3 motors - are they the same?

    I thought I'd find the answer to this on t'internet, but I haven't.

    Does anyone know if the Vauxhall 3.3 straight six engine is the same as the 3.3 straight six found in 60s and 70s Holdens?

    Cheers - Jez

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    Lovely motors, had a HR Holden out in Oz with a 4 speed on it. I'll mail my mate out in Oz and see if i can find out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasolinescream View Post
    Lovely motors, had a HR Holden out in Oz with a 4 speed on it. I'll mail my mate out in Oz and see if i can find out for you.

    Dan
    Thanks Dan. There seem to be lot of performance bits for Holden motors (triple carb set ups and stuff) which Vauxhall never had.

    Cheers - Jez

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    Jez there was and not bad prices. My HR was a daily so didn't go the tuned motor route. I may be wrong but sure their iconic Monaro of the 60's had a tuned 6 in it and they were a fast old motor. I've sent him a mail so see what we can find out.

    Cheers Dan

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    I'm sure they're not the same.The 3.3 Vauxhall engine was derived from a Buick straight eight from the 30's..
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    if you want to stick with a six cylinder, why dont you put a chevy straight six in ? very similar, and loads of tuning stuff available from the states...

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    im sure they are diffrent, and did read somewhere the holden 6 has some kind of links with the famed rb 6 found in skylines...............tho again this was a while ago and i do get confused lately
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    Thanks chaps. I thought that both being GM 3.3 engines they might be the same. Anyway, seems they're probably not.

    No worries. Very happy with the engine I've got. I was just pondering ways of getting more power, without breaking the bank. As one does!

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    I see where you're coming from but why waste your time chasing down parts for a vauxhall motor when you can pretty much bolt in a later GM, Chevy 3.8 etc straight 6 that has oodles more performance parts that either the vauxhall or holden version. Just because it's a straight 6 doesn't mean the yanks haven't exploited it to some degree. You should try researching the GM 6's and make a decision from there. A while ago i was looking at buying a PC Cresta with a shot motor and after chatting with a friend of mine he sugested going the GM route as it would be the most practical and cheapest way to go. Hope this helps in some way. Roger.

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