AU engine into EB?
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?