Originally Posted by sucker4coupes
i own (paying off) a xa gt coupe. worked 351 etc. .. that's my beast but it's not something i can drive everyday. i love the coupes and will drive nothing else. i want a car that'll get me around...a neat street car with creature comforts. performance is not what i'm after with this project. comfort and sensibility is more the go. and i'm on a tight budget hence suggesting xf's and ea's. the car is already factory fitted with power windows, sunroof. i want a air con. a smooth hassle-free/less ride that starts str8 away and doesn't overheat. any advice?
Any 220kw late model windsor engine will;
a) have a better power to weight ratio hence be more fuel efficient than the 6cyl by miles.
b) last longer due to not having to push it, to get it moving
Cost of the conversion is about the same unless you stuck with an XF EFI engine but then the computer etc put the $ way up there. Is it worth it for a 6cyl when the $ for install wiring wise is the same for a V8?
XF 6cyl = bolt straight in
220kw late model windsor or even a 185kw = straight bolt in using XG Falcon mounts. It's not hard