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Old 06-16-2003, 04:52   #1 (permalink)
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What will i need to onvert my 250 powered XA Fairmont to a 302 Cleveland?
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The easiest way to do it is to find a donor car to get all the bits that you need from however here is a list to start with.
Engine ( obviously)
Engine mounts
You will need to check gearbox, if its a single rail and a six cylinder one it wont live long behind a 302
Radiator and hoses
Throttle linkage / Cable, not sure if XAs have a linkage or a cable but if its a linkage you will need a V8 one
Upgrade brakes if not front disk with booster already
Kickdown assy if auto
Exhaust will need modifying or replacement
as well as a pile of little bist and pieces that have to be made or got from a donor car because they are just that little bit different.
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Just thought I'd add. Donor car can be XA/XB/XC or XD. All the same stuff.

I have some XC and XD stuff in my XB. All the holes are already there.

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Don't rule out an old fairlane for parts either! I've found a few bargains in the old ZH fairlane.
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sorry to steal ur thread xa.... but what about structure reinforcement when going from a six to an 8 any needed, because i was under the impression that some was needed???
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Apart from bolt on bits like engine mounts they are all identical. Front springs need to be heavier to suit the V8 also. The only model which may need structural changes would be an XF as these were never released with the V8.
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i was told you only need mounts, engine, tranny, drive shaft, igintion, radiator and acelerator cable.
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You will need to do the springs fairly quickly as six cylinder ones will bottom out and damage your front end. A wheel alignment will also be in order but do it after you replace the springs.
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how much does any one think it will cost keepi9ng in mind i already have an engine and i would be doin the job myself with a mate.
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I've never done it myself, but i know from other experiences that it's all the little things that add up.. unless you've got a donor car.

But if you want to put in a v8 you need to be ready for the costs:

Very Roughly,
1/3 more cylinders:
1/3 more fuel $
1/3 more rego $
1/3 more maintainance $
100% more insurance $
etc etc...
+ cost of fitting $, donor car $, little bits and pieces $ et al

to put it in perspective
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