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Old 10-31-2003, 00:19   #1 (permalink)
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400M and C6 swap

Hi,

Has anyone done a 400M ci and c6 swap into a xa (coupe or other)? Would it all bolt straight in, assuming i had the right engine mounts etc etc? What would be involved with adjusting the front suspension? Me knowledge of engine swaps is limitted so be as thorough as you can!! :>

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Re: 400M and C6 swap

Beaphy,

What are you runnin' at the moment??
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Old 10-31-2003, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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currently got a 302 and a c4... thanks mate
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Re: 400M and C6 swap

as the 400 is basically a cleveland block with a higher deck height ( not to mention crank etc ) I see no reason why it wouldn't bolt in.( I am willing to stand corrected ) Personally I would run either a 'normal' cleveland or a 385 series big block.
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What about a 406/416ci stroker engine?

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Yeah... always feasible, it's just that I have a 400 and c6 on hand
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Oh well, it's up to you if you have it on hand & it goes alright.
From what I've heard though, 400M's don't have a huge following or a great reputation for high performance, they are more of a "lazy" motor to be set up for lower revs + torque. I've seen a few in F series trucks.
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Old 11-04-2003, 21:53   #8 (permalink)
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Does anyone have specs on this engine or know where i can find some?
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http://www.off-road.com/ford/flashback/400_power.html

Try this site, gives a great overview of the what the motor is and does, and how to hot it up - basically swap the heads with 2V Closed Chambers, swap the cam and voila as the french say - like the article says - its a Cleveland with a taller deck - and if you've already got one its a lot cheaper than building a big block.

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Very interesting reading, XAGEETEE. It seems they may not be the boat anchor that a lot of us are led to believe.

So, BEAPHY, you need some 2V closed chamber heads hey? I may be able to afford those CHI 3V's after all.


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