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Old 08-07-2002, 07:17   #1 (permalink)
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V8 conversion

I was wondering I have a EB s2 6cyl and have just picked up a 97 v8
1/ Is there a set of engine mounts to fit the motor on my original sub frame ?

2? Is there much differance in the EF Sub frame and is it able to be fitted to the EB?

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Old 08-07-2002, 08:19   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Darren,

You'll need a V8 K-member for your conversion. They are the same for EA to EL.

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I remember Street Machine converting the 2 door EA to V8 using an EB V8 subframe which bolted straight in. I don't see the EF unit being much different, but it would be safer to source the EB V8 unit.

The main difference was extra brackets on the frame for the higher V8 mounts and different power steering lines to clear them. They changed fuel pump and fitted a Tremec box from memory.

It shouldn't be too difficult. It makes sense from a cost point of view to have as few different parts on the vehicle during manufacture as possible. Try getting hold of some Street Machine article featuring the Sony Scorcher articles.

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I remember Street Machine converting the 2 door EA to V8 using an EB V8 subframe which bolted straight in. I don't see the EF unit being much different, but it would be safer to source the EB V8 unit.

The main difference was extra brackets on the frame for the higher V8 mounts and different power steering lines to clear them. They changed fuel pump and fitted a Tremec box from memory.

It shouldn't be too difficult. It makes sense from a cost point of view to have as few different parts on the vehicle during manufacture as possible. Try getting hold of some Street Machine article featuring the Sony Scorcher articles.

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Old 08-08-2002, 07:26   #5 (permalink)
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As i said; EA to EL use the same K-member.

BTW That Street Moron car was a disgrace! They put Delco shit on it instead of the Superior EECIV!
All you can expect from a typical Boat Anchor magazine I guess?

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Hi,

I have been to the local ford dealer in Windsor (NSW) and they have told me that there are different "K" crossmembers for the EB I6/ V8 and for the EF/L I6 and V8. The differences are where the engine mounts attach. Although the 6 and 8 EF/L look very very similar in eng mount holes.

A mate of mine has an ex race EL, was a XR8 and is now a XR6. Darren you know Danny's car.

So I'm guessing they had to change the crossmember for the engine change.

The holes for the chassis would be the same for EA to EL I would have thought. Out of interest, does anyone know the difference in mount positions for the EF/L 6 and 8???

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Yes, amongst other things the starter motor will hit the K-member if you try to fit a V8 to a six cyl K-member.

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From EF onwards they had hydralic (SP??) engine mounts....
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Anyone know of any EF/L V8's being wrecked around Sydney? So I can get the X-member.

Looking at putting an 8 into my I6 falcon.

Also looking at putting some other EF/L stuff into the old EB.

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Did you recive an email from a guy in Leeton about his conversion. Theres a guy over at Campbell Town in the trading post who seems to always wrecking them . I was at pick & paylees today and they had a NA Fairlane it didnt look damaged.

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