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Old 12-11-2004, 18:49   #1 (permalink)
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Would a BA 5.4 V8 fit in an XB/XC?

And would it work well ? :)
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Re: Would a BA 5.4 V8 fit in an XB/XC?

Your cruzen for a bruzen trust me.
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Re: Would a BA 5.4 V8 fit in an XB/XC?

Would be cheaper easier and more effective to put the time/money/effort into working a 351.
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Re: Would a BA 5.4 V8 fit in an XB/XC?

I love the idea of a swap like that, new engines into old cars make me horny lmao.

And yes, it would fit. Anything will fit into anything if you really want it to.
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Old 12-12-2004, 17:38   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Would a BA 5.4 V8 fit in an XB/XC?

Fitting anything late model into something like an XC takes a lot of expertise, because you have to work out how to adapt computers (for the auto), fuel injection, inbuilt security systems and all of the other electrical junk.

I have heard that the BA's are even more difficult again - if you even take out the factory radio the car will not start, and stupid stuff like that. I'd expect it would be very hard to put into an XC unless you want to run the full BA dash etc.
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Re: Would a BA 5.4 V8 fit in an XB/XC?

Why bother. Cleveland is smaller, lighter, greater capacity & has more potential.

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I was just curious, I saw a 5.4 V8 on eBay for $4000-5000 and thought it might be nice :)

I'll probably put a 454 in my car when I eventually get it instead.
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454, I hope you mean't 460!! 454's a Chev engine or was that your intention?
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A Boss would be way too big for the boot or the back seat of an XB/XC. You'd be much better hiring a trailer to shift one.
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WHy on earth would you fit a 330 size engine when you can get a Lima in there with over 540 cubes. Just inject it and fry tyres at 1500rpm in all four gears. Yeehaw!
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