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Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:35 am 
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Would there be a significant weight difference between the EF I6 and the BA engine?

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:37 pm 
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I'd say there would be a difference, but it would be minimal. The BA engine uses a cast alloy sump plus there is alot more material in the head. The blocks are virtually the same apart from a few minor changes.
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Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:56 pm 
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Would a B series V8 bonnet bulge help the engine clearance, or is it too far forward?

 

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i am planning to use the stock PCM as it's already got the harness wired up to the sensors, injectors, ignition etc. unless there's a better alternative i'm not aware of?


You're on the money here buuut.. have u taken into consideration the fact that the BA has smartshield which involves most of the electronics from the key to the PCM?

the bem talks to the key
the pcm talks to the bem..

i think u might have underestimated here..
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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:44 am 
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twason wrote:
This one is mine for an AU motor. I got away with only a cm clearance between the sump and Kframe without cutting the sump.


Twason, how similar are the fronts of your AU sump compared to a BA sump?
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This one is mine for an AU motor. I got away with only a cm clearance between the sump and Kframe without cutting the sump.


Twason, how similar are the fronts of your AU sump compared to a BA sump?
From that picture it looks identical. I do have some pictures of the AU somewhere I can dig up and also some on the Kframe Mod..

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:01 pm 
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for anyone interested heres the EF bonnet not quite able to contain the BA by about 15-20mm

 

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:25 pm 
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Isn't that why you modified the K frame so you could lower the motor? If that is not enough then weld some spacer plates where the K Frame mounts to the body and chop the springs a bit.

 

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just remember, if its 15-20mm off closing, you will want more than that when the engine torques over

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:10 am 
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twason wrote:
Isn't that why you modified the K frame so you could lower the motor? If that is not enough then weld some spacer plates where the K Frame mounts to the body and chop the springs a bit.


you'd probably have to lower the gearbox down as well, which is a pain in the a**.

I would rather modiy the bonnet to suit.

Maybe even the rockercover if I was game...

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:06 pm 
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You're on the money here buuut.. have u taken into consideration the fact that the BA has smartshield which involves most of the electronics from the key to the PCM?


yes i was aware of this little problem, i called Torque Performance here in Auckland, they will use a Flash Tuner & deactivate this feature, i'm going to get this company to wire it all up & tune it as these guys are the best in the country for getting these engines up & running
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Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:30 pm 
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twason wrote:
fordman351 wrote:
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This one is mine for an AU motor. I got away with only a cm clearance between the sump and Kframe without cutting the sump.


Twason, how similar are the fronts of your AU sump compared to a BA sump?
From that picture it looks identical. I do have some pictures of the AU somewhere I can dig up and also some on the Kframe Mod..


Hey man, if you could get those pictures of your crossmember modification that would be sensational!

If i cut out the section of the bonnet subframe that sits above the rocker cover i wonder if the bonnet will clear my engine? Being a Fairmont it has the raised section on the bonnet compared to the flatter EF / XR bonnet...
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Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:40 pm 
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Here you go, sorry about the delay.
The Kframe has a section removed, inverted and angle iron added to the back.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:35 am 
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Wow! That looks almost EXACTLY the way i cut mine! The BA sump looks very similar to the AU one apart from a few minor differences.
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jason161 wrote:
You're on the money here buuut.. have u taken into consideration the fact that the BA has smartshield which involves most of the electronics from the key to the PCM?


yes i was aware of this little problem, i called Torque Performance here in Auckland, they will use a Flash Tuner & deactivate this feature , i'm going to get this company to wire it all up & tune it as these guys are the best in the country for getting these engines up & running


I wonder if anyone in aus can do this???? that is deactivate smartsheild on the ecu

this is one of the best threads EVER on this forum.....keep the pics coming!!

well done jason161 u are one of the few that actually get on with it and dont just talk about it....

thanks for sharing your insights

 

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