Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Re: Barra powered Cortina
i've done a bit of research into this. it'll fit physically. alot of mucking around with the sump. barra has 4 bolt mains with the sump as part of the bottom end structure. u can either build a sump ignoring the side main bolts or manufacture/engineer something to support the mains. the rest will be pretty much straight forward.
electronically, u'll have to find an ecu which will run the engine standalone as the ecu on the ba runs everything from the engine/trans, abs, climate control to the brake light switch, so there would be a fair bit of wiring involved. modifying the throttle body to suit an accel cable would be one of the simple problems. u could always cheat with the injection and run dedicated gas and figure out a way to run a distributor.
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