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Old 10-26-2004, 06:44   #1 (permalink)
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400 Into Ford XE Falcon

I am seriously considering putting a 400 engine into my XE falcon. and i just have a few questions that id like some help on before i go and purchase this engine. The engine came out of an XD so i have the engine mounts etc to fit it. i currently have a 302 clevo in my XE. can i use my exhaust system thats on it as it has pacemaker extractors to a straight through mandrel exhaust?

i want to use my single rail gearbox aswell, what would i need to put it on, or will my clevo bellhousing fit? will my tail shaft be the right length?
do these blocks have any major differences besides the deck hights? and what would you guys reccomend about putting this engine in?
any ideas and thoughts would be much appreciated.
thanks john
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Old 10-27-2004, 07:29   #2 (permalink)
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im think the beelhousing pattern may be Big Block ford, not quite sure

the single rail gbox isnt a bad piece of gear but i dont think it will handle the torque for a long time

as the 400 deck height is a bit taller the extractors might foul on something, test fit em i suppose and go from there
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sweet! its sounding more and more like a go ahead, the extractors i have at the moment hug the block pretty good, so hopefully i could get away with them. the thing with single rails is that they are cheap and i have a few spare so im not to concerned in that department at the moment. i just cant look past the 400 as with the power its putting out now and the cost of it to get it in my car tuned, will end up cheaper then getting the rebuild parts for my engine, so its looking like a viable choice for some half decent power and torque gains
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the single rail won't bolt up to the 400m.
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so i take it ill have to source myself a toploader? i want the manual, as i enjoy it more, and i feel autos just take away too much power.
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so i take it ill have to source myself a toploader? i want the manual, as i enjoy it more, and i feel autos just take away too much power.

yeah find yourself a toploader, if you have to. with the extra torque, i doubt you will notice the drop in power. it isnt a 6 cylinder!!
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