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Old 07-01-2004, 03:39   #1 (permalink)
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AU engine into EB?

hey peoples,
has anyone here slotted an AU 6cyl into an EB/D? the head on my EB packed up on the weekend, and with 225.000k's on the clock, if i fix up the head, it won't be long till the bottom end gives in. Its already starting to blow a bit of smoke.
so my options were:
recon the head (it needs corrosion filled) and the short block(rings + bearings etc)
this could cost anywhere from $1000-$2000

fit an AU engine. i can get an engine with 70,000k's on it for $900.

my favourite: i can get a 5.0 mustang engine + 4spd auto + loom + computer for
$1500. ( a mate of mine imports mustangs, will give me free freight)

the recon EB motor is expensive, and i'll still have just an EB6 motor.
the AU motor is what i want to do, as i get a low k motor, that pumps out more power than the EB unit.
the muzzy motor.......well...the missus said no :( besides, i'd have to fork out for the exhaust, v8 k-member, etc etc

so, has anyone done the AU-into-EB conversion? whats involved? can i drop it straight in? i guess it'll bolt up 2 my EB 4spd auto? i already have an EL ECU.
but what else do i need?
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Old 07-01-2004, 04:09   #2 (permalink)
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Damn that seems pretty cheap for the engines!
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Re: AU engine into EB?

yeah it is cheap. but she still won't let me get the V8 :(
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tell ya what phil, get me the V8 and u can have my engine! lol.
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Re: AU engine into EB?

off the top of my head.

$900 is usualy an engine with no ancileries. Often it wont include inlet manafold/TB/Fuel rail.

Use an EF/L manafold (has a diffrent ACS than the AU and need it to work with the ED loom)
Grind some of the sump down to clear the cross member
Remove the Cam Angle Sensor and replace it with your dizzy
Remove the coil packs and put your coil in there.
Use your EB engine mounts.

That should be it
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Re: AU engine into EB?

i rang the wrecker that has the AU engines, hes got one there for $1000 with 30,000k's, has inlet manifold and throttle body etc, only things it doesnt have are the starter motor and the alternator. i'm guessing my starter will fit, but im not sure if i can fit the AU ribbed pulley onto my alternator.

one other thing, will my EB extractors fit the AU head?
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Hey, i just looked into doing a similar conversion in my car except with a el motor. I was told by the local ford specialist that its cheaper to buy a el then it is to put a motor in my car. If your car has smart lock then its a little easier, but then u still have the problems on the seperate gearbox computer on the eb and she also said something about re wiring the dash and all the headlight and relays. Hope that helps a bit
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this wrecker wouldnt happen to be allparts in SA would it? They have sh!tloads of engines apparently.
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its a place called limo-scene. as their name suggests, they build limosines. and luckily for me, they buy wrecked late model Fords to pillage for parts. then they sell what they don't use.

i cant see why you'd have to re-wire the dash etc. if you run the ECU that walki suggested, and did the other things he has listed (thanks daniel) it should be straight forward. i already have an el manifold and ecu, and going by what walki said i can use the eb ignition system.
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its a place called limo-scene.
heh your in SA arent you. I sold that crowd an ECU.
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