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 Post subject: Boss 260 into an XR6
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:09 am 
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Feasible?

I can get engine and loom. No ECU.

Will it bolt up to the 6cyl auto? If there an after market ECU that will run it? Can I flash the 6cyl ECU to run it?

What other costs am I likely to be up for?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Boss 260 into an XR6
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:01 am 
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I'm pretty sure trying to use the 6 cyl ECU in any form would just be an exercise in futility.

Gearbox-wise, I think the V8 auto is different, but we'll wait until someone with more knowledge weighs in.

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From this thread.

http://www.fordmods.com/ford-v8-f2/ba-xr8-gearbox-blewup-t99559.html

tyler06 wrote:
The BA 4 spds in the XR8's and the 3v Falcons/fairlanes are the same but the XR6 & T's are the different.


bottlejack15 wrote:

There are a few Differences between the 6 cyl and V8 Autos.

Different Torque Converter
Bigger input shaft
Different Bell Housing
The out put shaft is a different length
The rear housing is a different length

The rest of the parts seem to be interchangeable with 6 cyl components.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Boss 260 into an XR6
Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:33 am 
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Thanks mate, beginning to look unfeasible, even though I'm getting the Boss engine for a mad low deal.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Boss 260 into an XR6
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:45 am 
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if you are getting it for a good deal, why not just buy a xr8 auto or manual box and a ecu from a wreckers? then try and sell ur xr6 engine and auto box?
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 Post subject: Re: Boss 260 into an XR6
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:01 am 
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you'll need a trans to go with it.
6cyl is different

6cyl ECU won't run it, any 8CYL ECU can be flashed to run it though.
3V or 4V

aftermarket ECU would be an option.

 

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