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
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.
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.
Breathe! It's only the internet....
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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