I was thinking of rebuilding my LTD's engine with a 347 stroker crank down the track a bit (supercharging doesnt really appeal to me). My impression is that you can use stock heads and intake (obviously not gaining full advantage). will the computer need to be changed to an aftermarket type?
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies
If you think the 5 Ltr did then DON'T even think about it !!! Most the fuel consumption on them was a result of a nut...
I take it the answer is "yes", but I don't understand the 2nd sentence! Thanks for the reply, it's just something that's caught my interest. I'm not intending on doing it to mine (it's for sale, & if I can't sell her, the last thing I want to do is stroke it!)
'91 EB Fairmont Ghia V8.
Pacemaker PH4000 extractors
Meaty semi-twin system
AUII XR8 t/b & maf, ELGT snorkel
BA semi-manual shifter conversion
Electronic shift kit
4.11 Hydratrak LSD
Explorer intake manifold
Contra 16x9 rims, rubber: 225(f)/245(r)
Chiptorque HP2 chip
I'm not sure what "drink like a pig" means but round town I get about 20 litres per 100km (350k or so per tank) and on the highway I get considerably better (between 12 and 14 litres per 100k - roughly 600k per tank). Of course it all depends on how frequently and how hard you hit the loud pedal
Well, I've got the best answer. I converted an AU2 XR8 220 to a 347 and changed NOTHING ELSE (i.e. effectively only the crank rods and pistons were changed). The fuel consumption was better than other people were getting stock which I put down to being able to use less throttle pedal and less revs in normal traffic (it was a manual). Of course that didn't last long.....
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
Lightning Strike / Reflective Orange Stripes 'General' Dog - AP's German Shepherd and Best Mate - 02Dec1998-15Dec2003.
'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006. 'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Sorry to hijack but I was thinking about stroking my EL XR8 to 347ci and I am wondering how much power I should expect. I plan to also replace the heads and intake with Trickflow items. Also can anyone recommend a brand of stroker kit, the COME kit looks interesting. Cheers.
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