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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-02, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb EF/EL 4.0L motor into TF Cortina

Anyone done it? Just an idea bouncing around in my head with Cortinas, EF motors and funny belt driven air pump devices that whistle when you give it shit :s6:


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I've been thinking the same thing myself after seeing the XR6 motor advertised cheap here on FF. There were heaps of V8 Cortinas at Summernats, a bit too common now.
I imagine the 4.0 motor should pretty much bolt in, it's sorting out the wiring and computers that I think would be a nightmare (wiring in Cortinas are a nightmare at the best of times!). http://www.castleauto.com.au/ and http://www.rodshop.com.au/ should be able to provide more info/prices.

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Yeah I reckon it would be a ball tearer. A blown, intercooled XR6 motor in a corty, but like you said, the wiring would be a bitch. Ive never owned a Cortina but like most other pommy cars would probably be a pain in the ass to do anything on.

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Re: EF/EL 4.0L motor into TF Cortina

yep i have done it. i bought the car 4 $400 and had 3 el engines sittin at home. i had 2 use the original sumps so i would miss the cross member and sum custom engine mounts. the wiring wasnt 2 bad prob cause i knew a guy 2 do it for me for $200. i went for a microtech computer. the original radiator couldnt cope so i put in a aluminium vs commodore. the bell housing had 2 be changed 2 an ea. and the original 3spd box, soon 2 be an ea 5spd. 125 rwk. and the manaro cruise and queensland raceway i raced a vl turbo 5spd running 11 pounds and stayed side by side all the way down the front straight. iv been told the ba xr6 turbo wouldnt fit but i would really like 2 do it.
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