Fordmods Logo

3.9L/4.0L Inline 6 Modification Guide 

 

Page 18 of 23 [ 334 posts ] Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ... 23  Next

 
Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:01 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 811

Joined: 30th Aug 2007

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AU Fairmont

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia

My friend drives a corona, and I've noticed, after only a lukey extractor mod, that he's always about twice as quick off the mark, but lacks in top speed. Perhaps a 3.7 ratio would help just slightly?

 

_________________

Auto '99 AU Fairmont
--------------------------------------
Pacemaker 4499's, Hi-flow cat, 2.5" Redback catback
K & N Filter, NGK Plugs
Lows all 'round, Monroe's in the front, GSR's in the rear
Pioneer H/U
Tickford Bodykit
COMING SOON:
17's
30mm + 22mm adjustable sway bars.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

a 'electric supercharger is s**t' should be sticky'd somewhere as it pops up at least once a week.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:37 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

im doin up a 3.9l ea starting engine first. i was thinking putting in a cam wat do i need to get done in order to do this? or can i run it straight up of the stock parts with a bigger cam?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:51 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

also is it worth dropping a 4L head on my 3.9L ea?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:32 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

jus another thing ppl does anyone no how much it would cost for an AU cinversion???


im just keeping my options open thanks
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:56 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 3097

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: VU SS

Location: Ivanhoe
NSW, Australia

Yeah I think you'd be better off dropping in a complete motor rather than just a 4L head.

There's quite a few threads around about motor conversions if you wanna do a search.

AU motor on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AU-FORD-FALCON-M ... dZViewItem

I did the conversion when I had my EB, I would highly recommend it.

 

_________________

EF Fairmont now Sold!
Guides: Polishing|Modifications |Manual Conversion

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:23 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

cheers mate!! sounds like the way to go, also i have another ea wagon with a 5 spd can u tell me whether that would go up behind an au engine? its just that at the moment im currently at tafe an i dont have $$$ to spend but want to squeeze as much as into my ea as possible hense a manual a few more horsies an wat no anyways thanks again :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:25 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 3097

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 29 images

Ride: VU SS

Location: Ivanhoe
NSW, Australia

Yeah it's all the same gear.

 

_________________

EF Fairmont now Sold!
Guides: Polishing|Modifications |Manual Conversion

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:29 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

awesome awesome thanks for the info i appreciate it!! your a real champ!
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:07 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14510

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

depending how much you can get a engine for.
i got mine for $700 no manifold or accesories with 77000 kms.

it depends on how far you want to go?

the cheapest way is to replace the engine and use your manifold and accesories.

if you want to upgrade the manifold and ecu to el aswell. all up it could cost anything up to $2000

this might help.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=85
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1221

Joined: 11th Nov 2007

Ride: f6 rspec

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

i got my au motor for 175 from a wrecker in 'none running' condition..

however i got lucky..as when i started to pull the thing apart(its getting a full rebuild) it was clear the engine was VERY new..the head place that was porting it said it was of a brand new motor..bearings were hardly worn, and the cylinders still had the hatching on them..

but i agree, if you head gasket or motor blows on your ea-el, id be buying on of those ready to go au motors for 700+freight.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:15 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

well guys as much as id love to throw an AU engine in my ea i dont think i have the money time tools or skills to switch an move stuff around my engine bay i have spoken to a bloke from a wreckers an have decided to go with an el engine its simple and easy and i can use my old parts. correct me if im wrong but wat i got told today that "fitting into a ea-d you require a lot more,you have to run au power steer pump.a/c compressor belt tensioner & belt,modify a/c lines,fit your dissy,either run au inlet manifold using your wiring harness & computer air intake & box or use ea-d intake manifold and make a bracket to bolt to block lowering the compressor (if using au a/c intake & bracket you will have to cutt a section away for dissy adjustment) you will also have to run au fans ,make a pipe reducer from bottom rad hose to waterpump.if your car is a cpi you will have to run your intake manifold." is this correct? and a simple question wats the difference between a standard 6 and an xr6?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:17 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

and wats this about if you install a pod filter to your strait 6 you could lose power? does anyone know wat my chances are of putting the intake outside the engine bay up behind the front bar and infront o the L/H side wheel??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:49 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14510

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

fresh 87' wrote:
well guys as much as id love to throw an AU engine in my ea i dont think i have the money time tools or skills to switch an move stuff around my engine bay i have spoken to a bloke from a wreckers an have decided to go with an el engine its simple and easy and i can use my old parts. correct me if im wrong but wat i got told today that "fitting into a ea-d you require a lot more,you have to run au power steer pump.a/c compressor belt tensioner & belt,modify a/c lines,fit your dissy,either run au inlet manifold using your wiring harness & computer air intake & box or use ea-d intake manifold and make a bracket to bolt to block lowering the compressor (if using au a/c intake & bracket you will have to cutt a section away for dissy adjustment) you will also have to run au fans ,make a pipe reducer from bottom rad hose to waterpump.if your car is a cpi you will have to run your intake manifold." is this correct? and a simple question wats the difference between a standard 6 and an xr6?


thats way over the top..
who ever told you that is on drugs.lol
you can fit all accesories from ea to el with no problems..
to fit au the only thing thats different is the mounting part of the alternator
and the front of the sump. you can fit a dizzy straight into the block on all engines from ea to au with no mods .
if you fit a au engine use all the accesories from el inc power steering pump,water pump,(alternator but need to modify),aircon pump but you will need to change your air con lines if you have a ea..as the pumps are different..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:33 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 9

Joined: 26th Jan 2008

Ride: '90 ea 3.9L

Location: Gunnedah
NSW, Australia

hahahaha yea i thawt that after reading your comment 4 days ago on how u did yours. i had a look at the link on how to install the au engine so by the time i get to getting the engine i will have cert 1 in engineering so i should be able to handle it. do you no about pod filters? ive heard people say that you could a loss in power?? i got the idea off a mate of putting it out side the engine bay infront off the front wheel would it work or is a waste of time?
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 18 of 23  [ 334 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 ... 23  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 25 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:29 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names