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Old 06-21-2004, 21:19   #1 (permalink)
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Diesel Falcon?

i have an eb falcon sedan bodyshell which is complete exept for engine and gearbox. i was wondering would it be possible to put a 7.3 l turbo diesel v8 in it. would it fit? wot would i have to do to get it to fit, ect?
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I don't think you've got a hope. Try to have a look under the bonnet of an F series, the turbo is actually above the engine at the rear of the engine bay, the F series has a lot more height under the bonnet.
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Re: Diesel Falcon?

even with the turbo taken off i dont think it would still fit? pretty ambitious project but would be different to say the least!
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Hahah, would be a bit of a monster conversion, but its an interesting question.
You would definately have to look at some kind of Bonnet Bulge.

Would it fit? Got a tape measure?
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Jeebuz! Imagine seeing that thing rumbling down the street!
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It would pull a sweet Skid, heaps of torque.
Hope youve got a strong driveline in mind.
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Very strong. Is it just a dream or you are genuinely gonna try it.
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well... i plan on trying it, but i need dementions first. if anyone has full dementions, including engine mount location, i would love to hear from you. as for gearbox, i was thinking along the lines of a tremec tko. these gearboxes have a very good reputation in australia. another gearbox i have thought of is very expensive but very strong. it's a hollinger 6speed gearbox. it is what they use in v8 supercars.
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so what is the engine worth? i would imagine that you would have your work cut out getting it registered as well
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No it wont fit .. no way .
Westrac uses the s/c intercooled diesel Effies & im telling you now, unless you either 1 put the drivers seat on the roof or 2 Fit a super-super high lift kit to the chassis theres not enuff room.
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