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.
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I saw brand new 4.6L SVT engines offered with a tremec 5 speed (T5 or the upmarket one? dunno) for just under $11,000 I think.
I'd go after this option for sure, I'll have 3 years to pay the loan off my car (I'm looking at a $15,000 loan) and save for the engine, so this price isn't anything out of reach. I'm sure it'd a better option than spending even more on getting a Windsor fully decked out. But alas, you can't get bugger all info on them over here.
I was told by an FPV guy you'd have bugger all chance getting the Boss 290 into an E series, isn't the 290 just a stroked 4.6l Mustang engine? It may be a short engine, but it's bloody high and fairly wide. The E series bonnet is much lower than a BA, so I'm starting to doubt it.
What advantage does it have over the Windsor? The DOHC can't make that much difference to OHV, I'd imagine the 4.6 would be a lot heavier. Plus there's the cost of an engineer's cert, which isn't needed for a Windsor in EB-EL.
I'm gonna go do a search for some info and take to the NL bay with a tape measure. Hopefully someone can shed some light on this.
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