Newbie looking for info -> XE 351
I am new to these forums, and new to V8's etc as well (having dedicated the last few years of my life to GTR's).
I currently have a XE Falcon S wagon, which is 100% standard with the original 4.1L engine and 3 speed (I think its 3sp?) auto gearbox. The car has done 300,000kms and is still running ok, but is in need of an engine overhaul badly (the interior is still in very very good condition, as is the body).
I am looking at making this car into a 12 - 24 month long project where I do all the work myself, and am looking at putting in a 351 V8. How hard is this conversion to do, and is anyone able to offer advice and a list of some of the parts I will need?
At this stage (probably dreaming) I am looking into making it an immaculate show car that still gets driven, and around 500rwhp. I will probably go something like a C4 or another auto gearbox to handle this power. Also what modifications would need to be done to the 351 to get it to this power level? Also if anyone can provide info on diffs/driveshafts etc I will need this would also be appreciated.
Thanks for your help and I look forward to venturing into the V8 world!