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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-03, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Question 5.0 v8 into my zl fairlane...efi or carbi??

ok guys i am planning a 5.0 litre conversion into my car..
i really want the efi windsor out of a eb-el xr8 but i im not sure..a carbied 302 would be much cheaper but i want the reliability of efi...what one would you choose?

also what will this conversion involve? i mean, the LTD's in my model have a 5.0 so does that mean the engine bays are pretty much the same?

any suggestions/help/critisism is very much appreciated
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-02-03, 07:17 PM
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Ford had Dropped the V8 in easter of '83...so no V8's in the late XE/XF/ZL and FE LTD Models...

there are issues with the heater pipes and firewall clearance when fitting V8's...but ive heard that a carby cleveland v8 will fit without any mods to the heater pipes or firewall...somebody care to conform this??

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I think the only problem with going with carb V8 is that you would have to run it on gas to meet emission laws, do a search on the forum ti has been discussed before.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-03, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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extreme 220, im sure the zl LDT's had a 5.0 v8 in them....
i thought the LTD badge meant v8.

cogo_81,if i put in a carb v8 it would have a gas research system on it.
oh well, can anyine help me here?
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No ford of that time(except F-series) had a V8.
I have done a 5.0L conversion to a ZL.
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Ford had Dropped the V8 in easter of '83...so no V8's in the late XE/XF/ZL and FE LTD Models...

there are issues with the heater pipes and firewall clearance when fitting V8's...but ive heard that a carby cleveland v8 will fit without any mods to the heater pipes or firewall...somebody care to conform this??

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Carby Windsor will fit without having to move the heater pipes, but a Cleveland will never fit without moving the pipes.

Personally I think it would be worth the extra problems fitting the EFI 5.0L, I have seen an QLD rego'd XF ute fitted with a stock pollution carby 5.0L, wasnt anything special, but this was where I found out with a carby model the heater pipes dont need moving.

Go the EFI way, even if you fit gas the EFI intake would work better than a carby intake unless you want to spend some dollars.

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efi is what i really want..its just the money factor..i might have to do some more research, and talk to some workshops.

just get an approximate price range and start saving...
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