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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:33 am 
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Morning all, I'm hoping you may be able to provide some pointers to a problem I have.
Back here in the UK I race an Isuzu Bellett with an 1800 SOC engine, the G180. It mostly comprises of LUV Series 1 parts that I've previously obtained from the States.

We're part way through building our latest engine, only to discover that the donor engine's crank is bent.

Although I've got a good crank in the current engine, I don't particularly want to use this one and leave myself with yet another incomplete unit.

If anyone has a spare and is prepared to sell, I'd be very interested.
Alternatively, does anyone know of anyone making a competition steel crank for the early G180?

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Any thoughts would be very much appreciated

Cheers, Mark


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Trying to think of what the Aussie guys are called. They have a bunch of knowledge about making the LUV engine fast. Someone will chime in here with the name.

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rondog wrote:
Trying to think of what the Aussie guys are called. They have a bunch of knowledge about making the LUV engine fast. Someone will chime in here with the name.

I think this is them.
http://www.turbogemini.com/

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Cheers Rondog….I think maybe they deal with the later engines more, but an E Mail has been fired off...you never know.
Thanks for your reply.

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G200 Bore x Stroke (in.): 3.42 x 3.23

G180 Bore x Stroke (in.): 3.31 x 3.23

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mytmouz, he said it was a series 1 engine - 1972.

None of the HEMI head engine (1976 - 1982) parts are going to work.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 pm 
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My bad...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:26 am 
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I think I'm beginning to get a fix on all things LUV cranks.

Please correct me if I'm wrong....from 72 - 75, ie Series 1 - 4 the crankshaft was 4 bolts to the flywheel, and the later series, 76 onwards it was 6 bolts.

If I'm correct, I suppose this simplifies my search...……..I think.

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