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Old 02-18-2003, 02:40   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know whether the twin cam BA head will fit an earlier SOHC block? I've read that the BA uises an AU block, does anyone know if this is true?
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i been so wanting to ask this question myself...???
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This issue has been on the agenda since the early days of the BA hype. The simple answer from what I've heard is 'no'. However, there are aftermarket DOHC conversions available. I recall adding a DOHC head supplier to the eafalcon.com links page ( http://eafalcon.com/links/ ) not long ago.
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A bit of info from my little file of info

DOHC conversion (http://www.krogdahlheads.com/) $5500

Not too expensive but it looks like they get a bit more performance out of them.. My question then would be, does Crow make performance cams that fit into krogdahl heads? Otherwise, you're stuck with stock krogdahl cams which might offer inferior performance. Check the website for info though.. If I remember correctly, he got like 320kw at the flywheel from an engine usually giving 100kw or so (almost 3 times the power! Remember this is at higher RPM though, so torque might not rise quite as much as you would hope).
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Just talking to a mate at a Ford dealer, a complete BA head (minus cams) retails for round the $1500 mark. He's going to check bolt holes against an ED head for me.
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Heads

If I remember reading the other thing about this, the answer is no. The pullys at the front are different or something?

It would be far cheaper to wait a year or so, and just get a wrecked car from pickes or something, and do a complete swap.

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I had a quick look at the site, and the dyno graph showed an 11rwkw gain. If thats the power increase from the whole conversion, i'd suggest keeping the $5000+ in your pocket, or throw on a turbo!
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I agree! $500/kilowatt sounds a bit steep. The whole front of the motor was different from EF on so the front cover etc would have to be changed, but as long as the short motor is similar its all bolt
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Old 02-19-2003, 01:25   #9 (permalink)
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Test drove BA fairmont on weekend and theres no way you will get that engine or head in a E series unless you have bonnet bump
as the head is so much Taller than SOHC

nice car still prefer my ea

just park side by side and pop the bonnets!!!
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Old 02-19-2003, 09:01   #10 (permalink)
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Test drove BA fairmont on weekend and theres no way you will get that engine or head in a E series unless you have bonnet bump
as the head is so much Taller than SOHC
Thats okay, thats what bonnet scoops were invented for
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