Have been reading posts for a few months now.
I live in the UK and have started a Cobra 427 build.
Eventually decided on wanting LS power for the build, may not be traditional for cobra but hey its 2012....
Options in the UK seem a bit more limited than elsewhere so only have seen several options so far.
Buy a new LS3 for £5200 then add up all bits on top e.g. ecus, transmission etc which i would have to wait a year to afford or...
Buy a used monaro engine+box, still expensive though £4 to £5K....or...
LQ4 route. The bay sells occasional LQ4's but may be 100K plus mileage for £2K without tranny and ecu problems..
My build must be IVA (emissions friendly) and subsequent MOT's (yearly tests) friendly.
If i went down the LQ4 route i dont think the carb, l92 etc from carcraft would fit and also dont know about emissions with this route as i will also require cats with whatever route i take.
I really would like 400-450 bhp but as said if changing cams etc got to be emissions friendly. Read a bit about cams on this site and seems hotcam may be ok?? Emissions cam help UK.
Many from UK done Lq4 or LQ9 route??
Many thanks for reading