Yer, as for widening the engine bay, i think the size it is now is sufficient as the xd/e series had the same size engine bay as the XF and they coped fine with the 8's.
How'd the v8 xe/d's go wiith the heater set-up, did they come with heaters?....i guess if worst came to worst i could just rip the heater hoses out
brake wise, i have front discs and rear drums, if i were to do the conversion they rear would be eventually become discs on a 9" (we can all dream, i spose)
ok, it doesnt seem to much of a task.....
we will have to wait and see.
any other suggesstions/comments, i need all the help i can get..