I am sure there are quite a few members here that could advise you on the parts and order of installation. When I read your post, I was wondering why you would not contact Lillis O'Donnell and let them price and advise you, in additon to a dealer here in the States.
When and if you would get the car to Dublin, I am sure you would want to be sure you had someone to fix it and warrantee it. If it were not a dealer, than an individual familiar with your intentions and the products you wish installed. I also believe you are looking at an expensive proposition, but as you say - it is a once in a lifetime thing.
I can imagine a decision such as this will take many a Guiness and thoughts at the Cliffs of Mohr.
It is expensive, maybe as expensive as $35,000. But they are trying to sell 1999 V6's over here for €20,000 as it stands. No mods, no nothing.
The point about the guarantee is valid. What I will be doing is LEAVING the car in America with my Uncle for 1 month. He will put it thru its paces. Any problems....then whoever is responsible will get a call.
By that same token, a car bought in Ireland may not come with a warrantee anyways, so that has to be considered too. And there is no way I can get the parts as easy or as cheap, and there is no way I can get the same level of expertise over here as I would in America, where there is both competition and expertise.
As for Lillis....I am trying to keep prices down. Lillis could bring a V6 into the country but why bother? They will need to be paid too. further, they will only warantee a STOCK V6. Once I take it apart, there goes the warantee and I'm back to the old problem of finding someone in Ireland that can get the parts and know how to install them.
Not a problem I will have in America.:punchballs: