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Old 01-22-2004, 02:41   #1 (permalink)
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ea engine rebuild and hot up

hey guys

my ea mulit point engine is due for rebuilding, i wanted to spend a bit of money of it and the drive line to get some good power figures at the wheels

what things cant i do to it , i want to upgrade everything possible to do with the engine to perfermance parts.

i was thinking stage 2 cam, 2.5 exgahst and extractors , head done up with bigger valves ported and polished and machined right down for high compression, an lsd, computer tuned to all the new mods, the block balanced blue printed all that sorta stuff

i have a 5 speed manuel gearbox , how much power can that handle?

what other thigns can i do, how much roughly will it cost? and what sort of power do you think i will be getting?
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ea engine rebuild and hot up

the T5 manual gearbox will handle roughly 250 flywheel kilowatts and about 400nm at the fw

regarding the hp issue my advice is to go secondhand turbo hunting... ask some of the others on ideal turbo size as i dnt kno sh*t... lol
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Exhaust, EF/EL intake definitely. Manual is a good start, think about a 3.23 or 3.45 LSD out of an EF Fairmont or something....
These motors respond really well to simple breathing mods, even just doing a port+polish will drop the 0-100 time down to 7 sec.

Cost on these items - all s/h, all ex fitting:
Diff - $4-$800 depending on which one and who you find.
Intake - I usually sell them for $400 with EL computer.
Exhaust - $900 new, $300 from a wrecker hehe
Headwork - How long is a piece of string? Minimum $300 for basic work.


My advice would be, if you want an aftermarket computer, stick an EF wiring loom in it. Maybe even the dash! Bolts straight in...
Anyway. The reason you'd want EF is that it's already wired up for SEFI, which you'd really want for serious applications IMO :)
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how hard is it to put an ef wiring loom in an ea, and if i put the dash in as well does it just bolt and plug right in?
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Re: ea engine rebuild and hot up

Rather than start a new thread, Im thinking of doing a similar thing with mine, except building a spare engine out of the car, then swapping it over. Are there rebuild kits available for the bottom end, pistons etc? If so, whats a good brand to go for?
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also, which bottom end would be best to start with?
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Theoretically, fitting an EF loom and dash to an EA would only necessitate changing the head/taillight plugs. You'd most likely change the door and roof looms over as well, the power window plugs are the same cos I've got EF power windows in mine and the door looms are from an EB XR6.
The dash does bolt straight in, however there are a few issues because you need to move the handbrake down to the floor.


Low NA - I'd be inclined to start with the AU bottom end if you want hell performance, otherwise the EF/EL one should be good.
The AU one comes with a factory stud girdle and revised crank/rod angles and will reputedly handle 32 pounds of boost, though I have yet to see this figure proven hehe.
ACL do good-quality, affordable pistons etc, but bear in mind that you might not have to go that far, so buy and inspect your block first. About half the time, I don't bother boring out the blocks I get, but just freshen the rings and bearings, as the bores are still fine.

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Re: ea engine rebuild and hot up

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Theoretically, fitting an EF loom and dash to an EA would only necessitate changing the head/taillight plugs
OHHHHHHHHH how i wish that was true

diffrent dash conectors, diffrent engine conectors (coil pac vs dizzy). NOTHING is the same. Also the EF/L uses a data bus line to power all instruments. The EA-D Interiors wont like it.
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Old 01-24-2004, 02:58   #9 (permalink)
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Re: ea engine rebuild and hot up

Yeh but if you change the dash too......
I'll give you the engine ancilliaries tho :)
However you could always fit an EF ignition system as well as the intake. This would realistically necessitate an EF timing cover/pulley AFAIK
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