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Old 12-03-2003, 03:30   #1 (permalink)
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Question conversions! retro xb coupe

i love the cars but i'm not mechanically minded.
i have a rolling shell of a XB falcon hardtop. the body and interior are spot on now. all that is left is the mechanicals.. i also have a xa gt coupe 351 toploader etc. etc. so i dont really want another big HP petrol guzzling car. my father has a XF GHIA and EB fairmont both unreg. and he wants to give me both 'coz he knows my obsession with fords. what i would like to do is complete my XB using either the XF of EB as a doner car for parts(engine, gearbox etc.)
is this possible? or more to the point.. is this a hard 'waste of time' task?
i want to use this car as a daily driver for my gf and myself therefore want reliabilty, economy, air con etc...
what car (xf or eb) should i use? what out of it can i use? what modifications will be required? how hard is engineering the finished project?
what other post 1980's would be a better doner??
i appreciate any help in this matter.
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Re: conversions! retro xb coupe

V8 or 6 ??? in donar cars ???

A 4Ltr would go well in a Coupe but lower diff ratio would be reqired with 4 speed auto for good results..All pollution would have to be changed over with engine including ulp fuel nozzle pipe,efi, cats etc...

V8 same...Fuel economy should be good..
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My choice would be to use the EB as the donor, as per previous post, all hardware, pollution, computer, etc would need to be transfered. I've seen an XY fitted with a EF V8, they also used the later dash and instrumentation to link in with the computer. To fit an EB motor into a XB, use the XG or XH engine and gearbox mounts. (not sure wich one, the one that was basically an XF with the later motor)
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thanks 4 ur help guys, EB it is! does any1 know any1 in the sydney that does such conversions
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