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Old 10-26-2004, 19:28   #1 (permalink)
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400 Into XE Falcon

I am seriously considering putting a 400 engine into my XE falcon. and i just have a few questions that id like some help on before i go and purchase this engine. The engine came out of an XD so i have the engine mounts etc to fit it. i currently have a 302 clevo in my XE. can i use my exhaust system thats on it as it has pacemaker extractors to a straight through mandrel exhaust?

i want to use my single rail gearbox aswell, what would i need to put it on, or will my clevo bellhousing fit? will my tail shaft be the right length?
do these blocks have any major differences besides the deck hights? and what would you guys reccomend about putting this engine in?
any ideas and thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Old 10-26-2004, 23:21   #2 (permalink)
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bit of a odd ball engine. with all the gear now available for windsor 302 and 351 as well as clevelands it might be more viable to go with one of these.
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The 400 uses a big block bell housing pattern so wont fit a normal clevo setup.The 400 is also quite a bit wider so the extractors might not fit.I did a 400 XE a few years ago for a friend and we used some f100 manifolds with the big outlets which fitted ok.The extractors we tried wouldn't fit due to the extra width.
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howd the XE go with the 400 in it?? i didnt think the 400's where wider, only higher? this engine is all new and just needs to be put together really and i was told should be around the 330 rwkw.
for the cost of this engine and the amount id have to spend on my 302 to get that power andf torque i just cant look past it.
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Re: 400 Into XE Falcon

Well if the deck height is taller, the width will be wider won't it?

I'd personally consider doing something with what you've already got, but if the 400 is cheap, and you want to do something a bit different, go for it!

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Old 10-28-2004, 03:21   #6 (permalink)
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yeah the engine is going pretty cheap from a mate of mine who was going to put it in his LTD. i figure for the cost to get the 400 and get it running and tuned in my car would come out way far cheaper then the parts to rebuild the engine ive got, and with the power its putting out i really cant look past it at this point?
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will a 400 crank go into a 302/351c? or are they have a big main like a 351 windsor, i think they might be.
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nah i think the bottom end is different, but most clevo parts are intechangeable like oil pumps, sump, dizzy, gaskets etc.
i think ill go ahead with it, just to be different and have basically "cheapish" power.
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Re: 400 Into XE Falcon

Hello XEturbo.
I am looking to put a 400 Cleveland into an XD. I was looking at a stroker 377/383 for my 351 Cleveland but the expense of a stroker makes the 400 Cleveland an attractive alternative.
Brendan, thanks for your advice on engine mounts for fitting a 400 Cleveland into the XD. Castlemaine Rod Shop is the place to go. Will order a set tomorrow.
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Old 10-29-2004, 08:15   #10 (permalink)
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yeah, thats why im seriously looking at doing the 400, because the power these have, and the power this one is producing is something that i couldnt compete withh unless i spent thousands on rebuilding and possibly stroking the clevo.

cos the xd is basically the same as an xe, id like to know how you go about fitting it all up.
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