Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: God's country Sutherland Shire
Re: XE V8 Conversion questions
The only advice I can give you is be realistic Pracy.
The six cyl drive train is just never gunna hack the pace with a 351 in front of it.
Your 2.73 diff will fry the clutch around town before tearing the spider gears out
of your 2 pinion B/W rear end, the gearbox is different and I dont think its as simple as changing the extension housing, and yes, it will spit out unis, then the tailshaft belts the shit out of your mufflers while your trying to get it stopped.
The cost of repairs,towing fees,the inconvenience of not having your car will far outweigh the $$$ you are complaining about paying for a diff yoke.
Do yourself a favour, save a bit more and see if can pick up a rusty V8 XE from the Trading Post or the wreckers.
Sell the engine and your left with a complete V8 drive line and all the other little
bits [cables,electrics,radiator, exhaust etc.....
And that will get you a much better car with a lot less money and dramas.
Good luck with it:]
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