Originally posted by NZ
The BA was modified to fit the DOHC engines. It wont fit an ea even with vaseline and a shoehorn.
You are infact wrong
Max Width (Valve cover to Valve cover) of 4.6 DOHC is 30in
Width of my ED bay, (shock tower to shock tower) which I checked 2mins ago, is a rough 31in.
Also the measurement of the 4.6L DOHC is taken at the front of the valve covers which bulge out about an inch each side. So you would have an approx 1.5in clearance each side between valve cover and shock tower, in an EA-AU(and BA!) with the 4.6L DOHC
5.4L DOHC is about 2.5in wider than 4.6L DOHC, which would give you approx 10mm clearance each side between shock tower and valve cover. Whats the clearance the 5.4L in BAs have? 5mm or something?
Sounds like BA bay wasnt widened to me.....
Amazingly, the 460ci is only 27in wide, BOSS 429 30in wide and 427ci Cammer is 32in.