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Old 04-25-2004, 21:32   #1 (permalink)
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3.3 - 4.1l

Hi all, I just purchased a imaculate 1980 XD for a dismal $1100. Problem is the stock 3.3L six is just pitiful in comparison to some of the 4.1L Falcons i have had previously. From memory, the 4.1L should be a straight conversion with no need for a different bellhousing etc. Can anybody clarify this for me.
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Almost positive that it is the same bellhousing. Make sure you also change the carby to suit if you're only changing long motor. Dizzy may also have different advance curve.
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cast head or alloy? the 2 blocks i think are different... and the cast run a c4 tranny, alloy run a b/w 35
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straight swap provided u use the same type of heads ie: cast or alloy
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Well as it happens i have some panelbeaters coming around tonight to have a look at my XB ute. I was going to get that resprayed but if it costs too much i may end up putting all the running gear from that into the XD. The XB is running a 351C with C4 so i think it would be the favoured choice for improving my power although i would be extreamely sad to put the ute down after all the hard work that has gone into it.
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dont write of those lil 3.3 they rev alot harder than 4.1 and take all the same gear.
I had one setup a few years ago ,put alloy head ,bigger cam, torco alloy inlet and holley 350, extactors and loud as 2.5 to suit all put on a 350000kms+ bottom end
mated to 4spd single rail and 3.23 it would pull flat 15's with plenty of wheel spin and rip awsome burnouts. give em a go
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dont write of those lil 3.3 they rev alot harder than 4.1 and take all the same gear.
I had one setup a few years ago ,put alloy head ,bigger cam, torco alloy inlet and holley 350, extactors and loud as 2.5 to suit all put on a 350000kms+ bottom end
mated to 4spd single rail and 3.23 it would pull flat 15's with plenty of wheel spin and rip awsome burnouts. give em a go

i agree. i had an old stock(apart from 350 holley)200 cast iron crossflow and for no other reason that i wanted more cubes, pulled it out and stuck in a xf unleaded 250 with the weber. i'm still not sure which one goes harder
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