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Old 02-21-2004, 01:38   #1 (permalink)
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Gday people....I've finally pulled my finger outta my arse and decided to drop a 351 Clevo and C4 into my original XA GS Fairmont, at the moment its powered by a bitchy 250 pre crossflow. What do i need to do a V8 conversion - engine mounts etc? I plan to rebuild a 351 and was wondered around how much power would a 351 have with

600 vac sec Holley, Eldebrock Performaner, reco 2V head - ULP, Crow cam, bored 30 thou', ACL pistons, Moly rings, Pacemaker extractors and a dual 2.5 inch exhaust.

Around how much power would this have and will i be able to spin both back wheels easily?

Thanks for your help in advance Chris.
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what diff you going to run?

You will need springs for the front suspension, radiator (not sure if they were the same), tail shaft, fuel pump, etc.
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What crow cam, got the specs? This it the heart of the engine and will dictate the power. Are the heads being Ported? are they closed or open, how much compression? They are also important for power to increase the VE levels of the engine.

Assuming the engine will only rev to around 5-5500rpm with the performer.
Are the extractors Tri-Y or 4-1. Your 2.5 duals are a good choice for a hot 351
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Re: Time for a V8!

i'm in the process of doing the exact same swap this weekend.

If you want to know any of the problems I've faced let me know.

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I havent bourght an engine yet, I'm looking for one at the moment. How much could i expact to pay for a 351 that needs a rebuild?
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2-300.

But you would be better buying a wrecked v8 and getting the trans, diff , tailshaft and various other parts as well.

You can also recoup some of the cost by selling the parts you don't need.
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2-300.

But you would be better buying a wrecked v8 and getting the trans, diff , tailshaft and various other parts as well.

You can also recoup some of the cost by selling the parts you don't need.
lol.
thats what i told him to do last time he wanted to do a v8 conversion
get all the bits by just buying a doner car with a v8 and grabbing all the parts you need, sell some stuff, then put it on a trailer and donate it to a wreckers or something...someone will take it
will make the job soo much easier
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How much do reco 351's normally go for?
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Old 02-21-2004, 23:12   #9 (permalink)
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You supply the motor, 2500 up...
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