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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:00 am 
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Just had a quick look under the belt cover off my 3/97 EL Fairmont and it has a 94AB head which is off the EF falcon's. I was under the impression EL's had a 95DA head and I am pretty certain the car is running the original factory head.

Is there much difference between these 2 heads. Most tuners swear by the 94AB head as being the best flowing stock head for an I6!

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:46 am 
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our 5/94 ED has a 94AB head. just a stock Futura Classic.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:52 am 
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AFAIK the au head was in EL's from Feb 1998 onwards.

With regards to perfomance i dont know, but i have heard AU motors apparently alot smoother than earlier falcons.

I wouldnt say there is too much difference though, apart from lesser aftermarket cam choice
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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:54 am 
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by the way, id think something like a 96DT would flow better than a 94AB?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:24 am 
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96DT is EL Hybrid tickford head.
95DT is the pre feb-98 EL ticky casting.
94AB is the casting that is said to ahve the biggest ports, not necessarily the most flow or the best performance.
Don't know how it compares to a 95DA though, I've never even seen a 95DA.
Late EDs got bitza motors, some got the fully counterweighted EF crank and EF head.
Or could have just had a headswap in it's life, pretty hard to say.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:05 pm 
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From a Jim Mock Article;

The EF/EL head uses nice large ports and runners and improved combustion chamber design. Be aware, however, some ELs were released with hybrid engines using an AU-spec small-port head.

By far, the best head is that fitted to the EF/early EL. "The EF head makes good power in standard form and, when you decide to go further, they're easier to port," says Jim.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:37 pm 
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EL__Fairmont wrote:
Just had a quick look under the belt cover off my 3/97 EL Fairmont and it has a 94AB head which is off the EF falcon's. I was under the impression EL's had a 95AA head and I am pretty certain the car is running the original factory head.

Is there much difference between these 2 heads. Most tuners swear by the 94AB head as being the best flowing stock head for an I6!

Cheers.


Being an earlyish EL, chances are it just got whatever s**t was left lying around after the changeover. Lots of EL's have 94AA or 94DT casting heads.

I think they started phasing the 95DA/95DT heads in mid 97.
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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:55 pm 
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EL__Fairmont wrote:
Just had a quick look under the belt cover off my 3/97 EL Fairmont and it has a 94AB head which is off the EF falcon's. I was under the impression EL's had a 95AA head and I am pretty certain the car is running the original factory head.

Is there much difference between these 2 heads. Most tuners swear by the 94AB head as being the best flowing stock head for an I6!

Cheers.


Being an earlyish EL, chances are it just got whatever s**t was left lying around after the changeover. Lots of EL's have 94AA or 94DT casting heads.

I think they started phasing the 95DA/95DT heads in mid 97.


Mine is one of the first of the EL's (as in 11/96 - 10/96 was EF), and it has the 94DT head on it. he 4 has been ground out, but you can tell that it was there.

 

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EL__Fairmont wrote:
Just had a quick look under the belt cover off my 3/97 EL Fairmont and it has a 94AB head which is off the EF falcon's. I was under the impression EL's had a 95AA head and I am pretty certain the car is running the original factory head.

Is there much difference between these 2 heads. Most tuners swear by the 94AB head as being the best flowing stock head for an I6!

Cheers.


Being an earlyish EL, chances are it just got whatever s**t was left lying around after the changeover. Lots of EL's have 94AA or 94DT casting heads.

I think they started phasing the 95DA/95DT heads in mid 97.


Mine is one of the first of the EL's (as in 11/96 - 10/96 was EF), and it has the 94DT head on it. he 4 has been ground out, but you can tell that it was there.


Mine has 94DT (02/97 Ghia) cast on the head. And I know of about 10 others the same, but never seen one with the 4 ground out before. :?
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I've got an 94 ed futura wagon wich has the 94ab head 9"diff wich have been on since birth with out a rebuild/recondition
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9" Diff?
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SWC wrote:
9" Diff?



Yeah....you know.....9" shorter than an F150 diff......... :roll:

 

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cjh wrote:
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9" Diff?



Yeah....you know.....9" shorter than an F150 diff......... :roll:


Yeah I know what a 9" diff is :wink: .

In an ED :?:
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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:25 am 
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SWC wrote:
cjh wrote:
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9" Diff?



Yeah....you know.....9" shorter than an F150 diff......... :roll:


Yeah I know what a 9" diff is :wink: .

In an ED :?:



lol :roll:

yeah .... don't think ford woulda done that in a 'standard' car
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