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5.4l xf project

I am looking at putting a BA 5.4l motor and gearbox into an xf falcon. I am after advice on any potential problems that I may come across besides the RTA. I have heard that the sump may need to be modified? Will the motor and gearbox fit in without any mod's to the engine bay; do the engine mounts need to be extended? Any hints/tips help.

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Re: 5.4l xf project

first thing id be thinkin is what your gunna do for a bonnet? i doubt the engine would fit with the standard bonnet. id dare say youd need custom engine mounts as well as changing the diff and drive shaft.
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what about fly by wire throttle? and all the othe computer stuff? hows it gonna fit in? where ya gonna get a motor from? how ya gonna get it roadworthy? many things to consider, but if u do succeed... ud be a bloody champ u got yourself a big project there!!! good luk anyway!

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Re: 5.4l xf project

Are you loaded with $$$$ mate?

If you were going along the lines of new powerplant into XF why not a BA twin cam turbo?

Wonder if the V8 would even fit between the shock towers with extractors on? One of those notching kits would be a must i assume----> http://www.rrs-online.com/html/products.htm
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try and find a ba 5.4 under $10000 good luck mate
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That would be an awesome car! Best bet would be to find a written off V8 BA... And talk to an engineer. Anything is possible, but it might cost a bit!

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www.suburbanimports.com.au they had a 4.6 ltr quad cammer for $8900. hope youv'e got deep pockets. Remember these engines have been around for a while in North America now. Older ones should have a conventional throttle cable and an aftermarket ecu is easy enough to install. Clearances ( and approval ) will be your biggest drama.

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Re: 5.4l xf project

mate if u do it, good on ya, just looking at a BA V8 and and a xf engine bay, u'll have to get that notch kit that ford muscle suggested, definetely custom engine mounts, new sump, its a lot of work but if u do it good luck with it champ.

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i thought 'xf freak' was the owner of the white XR6 XF, ehehe
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I've seen an AU with 4.6 modular motor in it at one of the car shows (auto saloon I think). It envolves choping the shocker towers and all that sort of stuff. Unless you can do the work yourself or you are loaded with money forget about it.
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