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Old 05-12-2003, 22:28   #1 (permalink)
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Question EB I6 to V8 Crossmember

Swapping an I6 to a 5.0 Windsor in an EB and want to know if the crossmembers are the same. Ford List the Part numbers as being different, but they also list a different part number for the I6 between EB/ED/EF/EL - Go Figure.

Any one done this before, or know if there is a diff between the 6 and 8 crossmember┐┐┐┐┐┐
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I am certain there is a difference. That's about all I know on the topic. I would be interested to know how you go with this as I plan to do the same thing later on in my DA.

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Yep, its actually the K Frame that is different - bolt in stuff.
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K Frame┐ - Never heard of it. Got anymore info┐┐┐
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Look under your car and you will see a frame running under the engine, usually painted grey its referred to as a K Frame as its shaped like a K :)
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thanks for that, will check it out. Also, do you know if the gearbox crossmember mounts will need to be modified, or does the K-Frame align the v8 in the right position.┐
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Gearbox crossmember mounts dont need to be changed just the K frame, and I have done the conversion
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Old 05-14-2003, 13:29   #8 (permalink)
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Best bet is an EL K-member and engine mounts. Bolts straight in.
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