Fordmods Logo

BA XR6T to EF XR6 conversion, worth it? 

 

Page 1 of 3 [ 41 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

 
 Post subject: BA XR6T to EF XR6 conversion, worth it?
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:29 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 231

Joined: 10th Feb 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hey guys.
Now we've all seen people doing the BA XR6T converts into EF/EL, etc.
I'm thinking of buying a BA XR6T engine and working it into the EF II XR6.

What's your thoughts and opinions on this?
It's just a thought at the moment, some advice and guidance would be ace!

Cheers guys.
Looking forward to seeing what you think.

 

_________________

Image
*pacemaker extractors, crow cam, 19" typhoon rims, 2" exhaust, AU tickford intake, K&N Airfilter.

Working on my custom interior (nearly there!)
No Induction Yet, But It's Coming!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 1063

Joined: 22nd Aug 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: FG XR8, F6 F6 ute, XR5T, Capri

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

just turbo the SOHC motor, it will be much cheaper, and less of a headache :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:47 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 231

Joined: 10th Feb 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

i've had thoughts on that.

but i just would love to see a BA engine sitting in there.
i can pick up a BA XR6T engine (all engine parts) for $4k ish.

obviously the big money is installing it and fitting it.
there will be grinding and cutting im sure to fit it in..
but what sort of things will be have to be changed engine wise?

 

_________________

Image
*pacemaker extractors, crow cam, 19" typhoon rims, 2" exhaust, AU tickford intake, K&N Airfilter.

Working on my custom interior (nearly there!)
No Induction Yet, But It's Coming!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 51

Posts: 918

Joined: 6th Aug 2007

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BA XR8

Location: Kellyville
NSW, Australia

Hey Mate,

If you're cashed up, then go for it. maybe you could be different, and get a BA, and make it look like an EF/EL. Save you the wiring issues, but that would create bodywork issues. So if your car is in good nick then go for the wiring job!! Have to admit the twin cam looks good in any engine bay.

Cheers

8-) Daz 8-)
__ :lol: __

 

_________________

BA XR8 Boss 260
DAZFAB......Now Mobile
Mink = GAY
DAZFAB MEMBERS ,,,,DA22LE, XTT909, TERRORISTGHIA, TROYMAN, SWC, FAT245

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:54 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 231

Joined: 10th Feb 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

i'm not cashed up, but i'd be willing to spend a bit on it with the right information.

i'm just gathering thoughts and opinions as it's something i've always wanted to do.
my car is in great condition, haven't seen an EF as nice in a long time.
so i'm really thinking of going all out, one day having a great street machine!

 

_________________

Image
*pacemaker extractors, crow cam, 19" typhoon rims, 2" exhaust, AU tickford intake, K&N Airfilter.

Working on my custom interior (nearly there!)
No Induction Yet, But It's Coming!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 2098

Joined: 19th Jan 2005

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: 5L 5 speed Fairmont Ghia

Location: St Maoris
NSW, Australia

There was an EF/EL that had done this (ages ago). They had to cut a hole in the bonnet, as the BA motor is taller than an e series engine. The hole had to be right at the front of the engine, so it would look very odd if you tried to hide it with a BA bulge.

 

_________________

Remember kids, the more pages of crap in your build thread, the bigger your e-penis is

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1934

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon XR8

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

The mechanical side of things is easy, everything virtually bolts up.

-Re-use SOHC engine mounts.
-You will need a new high pressure power steer hose.
-Fuel lines reach, just need to cut off threaded fittings.
-Cut section out of the cross member.
-Being turbo you will need a custom front exhaust pipe
-Use the BA ECU, i'll have the wiring diagrams for it soon, so you can copy that if you want.
-Need to use BA generator and power steering pump.
-Auto trans will bolt straight up, just need to use a BA or AU auto bellhousing.

I don't know how high the bonnet is when it is closed on an EF XR, but all i had to do for my bonnet (Fairmont) to clear the engine was to cut out a small section of the bracing underneath the bonnet and that gave me plenty of clearance, no hole in the bonnet required.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:22 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 231

Joined: 10th Feb 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

fordman351 you are a complete legend!

when i decide to do this, i'd be really keen to get some more info from you.
you've helped out a lot!

i'm not much of a mechanic myself.
but my partners brother has knowledge of basic mechanics.

would it be a hard job?
and how much extra cash do you estimate it'd cost on top of the actual engine itself?

thanks heaps for the replies!

 

_________________

Image
*pacemaker extractors, crow cam, 19" typhoon rims, 2" exhaust, AU tickford intake, K&N Airfilter.

Working on my custom interior (nearly there!)
No Induction Yet, But It's Coming!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:37 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 2823

Joined: 26th Jul 2006

Ride: EF Fairmont II

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

it would be grat to see a BA XR6T engine in the EF but why dotn yo just get the whole turbo set up from th XR6T and put it on the EF engine?
it would look awsome and cost a lot less and go hard :lol:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:47 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 231

Joined: 10th Feb 2008

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

thats what this forum is for haha.
to see what people think.

then ill have to decide what i want to do.
but all i know is i want it kicking out alot of power!
and i want something different to every other turbo EF.

 

_________________

Image
*pacemaker extractors, crow cam, 19" typhoon rims, 2" exhaust, AU tickford intake, K&N Airfilter.

Working on my custom interior (nearly there!)
No Induction Yet, But It's Coming!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:25 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 423

Joined: 17th May 2007

Mmm, I'm bloody keen on getting a BA motor in my EF, 180 rw/kw N/A is quite easily done, manual conversion and 3.9:1 diff gears and man would it have some response in a relatively light EF...would be sweet.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1934

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon XR8

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

EFFII wrote:
it would be grat to see a BA XR6T engine in the EF but why dotn yo just get the whole turbo set up from th XR6T and put it on the EF engine?
it would look awsome and cost a lot less and go hard :lol:


Won't work unfortunately, the ports on the head are a different shape, BA's have oval prts and SOHC engines have round ports. I can't remember if the studs are in the same position either. You could probably get arund this by using an aftermarket exhaust manifold to suit a SOHC engine.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 4307

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: EF Falcon XT-T

Location: Mornington Peninsula
VIC, Australia

its such a simple thing.. so simple workshops seem to have the cars for months and months before the owners get their cars back.

 

_________________

FALCN6 - EF GLi Turbo, 20" Rims, Air Bag Suspension, Straight LPG, 225rwkw
DTHWGN - EA GL Wagon, LTD Interior, Satin Black, 5.0, Turbo
RACER - EF Futura , 5.0, 5 Speed
PROJECT - 83 Thunderbird, Lowered, 18" Billet Wheels
DAILY - BA Fairmont Ghia 5.4 3V

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:53 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 1063

Joined: 22nd Aug 2006

Gallery: 20 images

Ride: FG XR8, F6 F6 ute, XR5T, Capri

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

if you dont care about the DVCT, then the EMS8860 can run the motor.

if you do want to run DVCT, either wait a while for a workshop to get it running for you, or bend over and buy Motec
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1934

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Ride: BA Falcon XR8

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

EFFalcon wrote:
its such a simple thing.. so simple workshops seem to have the cars for months and months before the owners get their cars back.


:P
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 3  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 26 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 Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:50 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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