This topic has probably got beaten around a bit, but is it worth going out, buying a 5.0L windsor from a wrecker (then rebuilding it, with new head gaskets, etc) then buying a clapped out E series (I6) with a manual trans to drop it into? I'm thinking of an early E-series in terms of cost of the project. I don't mind doing the work myself, I want a car that I can work on and enjoy.
Comments and suggestions please!
Ok, I've never done anything like this, but this is what my head suggests;
V8 engine mounts, POSSIBLY a V8 k frame.
V8 transmission for sure, don't know if there is a difference between I6 and V8 pedal boxes and clutches.
You'll need an entire V8 engine loom, possibly an entire main loom, as the ECU plug will be different.
You're best bet is getting a wreck, parking it right next to an I6 and just replacing bits as you pull them out.
I imagine this would be cheaper than an XR8 Sprint, you've just got to know what you're doing.
I'm seriously considering the idea, simply because I know my car in and out, I'd know a rebuilt engine in and out and I could probably get Sprint performance a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a good one.
Thats a real bonus knowing that. In terms of literature on the E series falc and converting to the V8, any books recomended? Working on the engine itself isn't an issue - I can do that competantly without any issues.
Need To Change Engine Bay Wiring Loom At Firewall Plug, Computer, Box And Motor Complete,
K Frame Is Same As 6cyl, Radiator Is Same As 6cyl. Easy As Conversion..
6cyl And V8 Boxes Man Or Auto Will Never Interchange.. There Isnt Even Adapter Kits For 6cyl T5 In To V8's.. Been Down That Path B4.
Cheaper To Buy Yourself A Damaged In The Front Eb Ghia Or 5.0 Fairlane From Auction For About $1500, Then You Got Everything Plus All The Interior Ect If You Weant To Use It
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