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Old 01-26-2004, 19:58   #1 (permalink)
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V8 in EA Fairmont, how much??

How much would it cost to put in a second hand v8 engine into my ea fairmont. For the engine and the installment. If you know of a place that does this in victoria, that would be great. Looking for an e-series v8 engine to put in.
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Re: V8 in EA Fairmont, how much??

Recent thread on this, a guy is planning to build an EA GT replica, bottom line is, work the I6, turbo it, more power for less the cost of a V8, if you are really keen, buy a written off el V8 ghia, and swap the lot to your car.

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no rice my friend, plus i prefer the muscle cars, that's why I got a ford
how much would that el cost about, and would i be able to transfer the interior too, if it was any good???
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Yes the whole lot will transfer, excpet the rear seat (as best i know) and the front seats need rails chopped and swapped to fit in, best bet is the auctions for a rear damaged EF or EL, and see what turns up, the doors will also fit, small mod required on the rear doors though, getting there (thats his user name) has already turned his ea into an ef basically, look in the General Tech section for the thread.

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If only my wife would let me, I would do what you are aiming to acheive.

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no rice my friend, plus i prefer the muscle cars, that's why I got a ford
how much would that el cost about, and would i be able to transfer the interior too, if it was any good???
Dude, your gunna be sooo dissapointed at how much you'll end up spending for the IMO very little power increase equal to that of a mildy worked six. Hmm geuss that means the BA XR6T is rice??
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mate, all i hear when people with skylines or whateva rice cars, they want to put in turbo, maybe for a small engine car would be nice, but it is just a cheap substitute for a supercharge
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TURBO is not RICE

Putting stickers and badges all over the car that say turbo, and putting a rear wing that looks like a shopping trolley handle is RICE, when the car is stock as grandma's next door.

Not attacking, just making a point :0), have a nice day (I still like a V8, but the I6 has such good mod potential for dollar ratio)
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Got nothing against super chargers, personally I would prefer to supercharge instead of turbo. But I really cant see your logic in saying that a turbo "can't compare" to a supercharger and that they are a "cheap" substitute. When we said you should turbo charge your car, were merely advising you that alot more power can be made from doing work to the 6 rather than spending all that money to fit a v8 only to have a very poor cost to performance ratio. If however you ultimately plan on supercharging or doing some HEAVY N/A mods to the 8, then I say go for it, I just try to advise people that your not going to see an incredible performance increase when changing to an 8 and even then they don't respond that well to mods compared to the 6 and the cost of parts is rediculous.
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that is the full point of getting the 8, in the end it will be supercharged, i am aiming for about 400hp, which in fact could be doen easier if you had a 8, i am not here to start fights with u guys, but until they bought out the new BA XR6T, the cars that had them were high performance european cars (very rare), but most of the were rice cars.
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Yes the whole lot will transfer, excpet the rear seat (as best i know) and the front seats need rails chopped and swapped to fit in,
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Rear seats fit without a hassle i beleive.
fronts are the real pain :)
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