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Old 08-27-2003, 01:16   #1 (permalink)
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E-series six in X-series Ford

I'm just starting this thread out of hypothetical interest. I'm aware of XFs and earlier Fords (inc. non-Falcons) fitted with 5.0 running gear, but how about earlier Falcons powered by a 3.9/4.0?m (Apologies if this thread has been brought up before)

I was browsing thru an old trading post out of boredom today & there was a cheap XA with a good body but shit conditon motor for sale, which got me thinking "retro-tech"... Such as putting a Jim-Mocked 3.9/4.0 motor in the bay & "tricking" the 4 speed auto computer (if it would allow this) by having a toploader/other 4 speed manual tranny in the place of the BTR auto.

What a sleeper!

Who here has thoughts/opinions regarding the possibility or worthwhileness of something like this? Me likes the sound of it though :p

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Old 08-27-2003, 01:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: E-series six in X-series Ford

i'm pretty sure its been done.so its do-able.
isnt there an XE-XF with a AU engine and TT?
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:24   #3 (permalink)
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ive thought about this also, why not use a t5 though? better ratio's and over drive 5th. toploader is for a turbo e series 6!
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Re: E-series six in X-series Ford

Me and a mate are thinking of doing this with his Cortina.
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:56   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah a T5 would prolly be better. I was just thinking of something really old-skool (3spd column? LOL). Then again, the extra cog is always handy!

There would obviously be more changeovers than just the motor. I'm guessing the exhaust (custom? EA manifold, XR-XC exhaust shape), cooling system, steering, brakes, etc would need changing too. And, if fitting a T5, a different tranny mounting section (?) & different clutch.

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Re: E-series six in X-series Ford

yer i think the engine mounts out of an XG ute can be used
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Re: E-series six in X-series Ford

Apart from the cost factor, why not go with the running gear from a BA XR6 (including computer and loom)?

Would it fit into a Corty, or X-Series?
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Re: E-series six in X-series Ford

hmm yes to pre AU motors but the Au's onwards have a cast sump that won't fit in the old motors without moving the cross memeber.
But yeah go the T5 the Auto will suck to wire up as well as the motor but if you just go the motor it would be sweet.
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I am starting my EA into XR conversion on the weekend, putting the six and auto in to my 67XR, I have an XF dizzy in and running straight gas so i don't have to worry about computer, and i have a seperate auto computer which is going to be the tricky bit because i am running lower ratio diff gears.
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