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"Bench Build"

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2.7HDi in a current shape Berlingo - anyone have ideas on the possibility of it fitting?

The motor is something of an orphan here among the PSA crowd, and B9 Blingos are getting quite cheap.
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Sounds like an interesting project Adam...

I'm sure it'll fit. Anything can be made to fit if you try hard enough....

There was the case of the person who fitted a 27 litre RR Merlin engine into a Rover SD1 back along...
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The temptation is grunt, packaged in a newish Berlingo. :twisted:

I was considering the facelift C5s, which had both 1.6HDi and the 2.7 as driveline options (I think).
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addo wrote:The temptation is grunt, packaged in a newish Berlingo. :twisted:
Yes, that's appealing....

A good bit of grunt under the bonnet is very appealing indeed. There's still no substitute for a big, lazy engine :twisted: 8-)
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How many miles has the engine done and what's its service history?

It should make one cracking engine in the Lingo, albeit the back end will get a hammering from the acetylation and deceleration loads lol
My hey are good but I think they are double the weight of the normal engines in one so you'd want to beef up the subframe and the chassis legs to take it as well. Electronics would be the biggest issue I imagine unless you moved it all to something like a complete C5 setup inside as well.

Should be a right hoot and shock a good few Utes when you vanish in a cloud of smoke lol
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I haven't bought a van or donor yet; it's going to be "conceptual" for a good twelve months. :) Enjoyed the last Berlingo transplant so much I want a bigger challenge and one with practical benefits.


As a side note, why can't we buy Team WFA merchandise?
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addo wrote: As a side note, why can't we buy Team WFA merchandise?
Now there's a thought :-D 8-)
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Team WFA merchandise, complete with red overalls, green puddles, and blue air!
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Team WFA merchandise, complete with red overalls, green puddles, and blue air!
:rofl2: James, I like it!!!
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It certainly would be quite a combination Addo, I'm a big fan of my b9 berlingo, with the V6 grunt it would be quite a machine.

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CitroJim wrote:Sounds like an interesting project Adam...

I'm sure it'll fit. Anything can be made to fit if you try hard enough....

There was the case of the person who fitted a 27 litre RR Merlin engine into a Rover SD1 back along...
That would probably be this car then......



Although there is also this car which has a lot of grunt. 8-)


On Old 5th Gear.

The Victor was built by a guy called Andy Frost who is an automatic gearbox specialist.

There is also another automatic gearbox specialist John Dodd, who likes a lot of power. 8-)


On Old Top Gear.


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Pretty sure I've seen a 3.0 V6 in a Blingo advertised a while back if that helps as a rough guide.
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DickieG wrote:Pretty sure I've seen a 3.0 V6 in a Blingo advertised a while back if that helps as a rough guide.
Yes I wouldn't mind one of those in my Activa!
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V6 in Six Wheels ?, Re-body a Xantia estate floor (rear) so you have Hydro and Twin axles on the back ?
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If you built one of them, I'm sure the local importer would like to borrow it!

Could double as a Motability bathing carriage...