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 Post subject: EA falcon S performance upgrade
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:16 pm 
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EA falcon S performance upgrade?

I have an EA falcon S with a 3.9 MPEFI I6 and 5 speed manual gearbox. Is it worth hotting up the 3.9 I6 or is using a later model I6 better? Another option I was thinking about is re-powering the car with a V8.

If anyone has done either of these conversion on this model car; can you please help me with information.
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 Post subject: Re: EA falcon S performance upgrade
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:19 pm 
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it's worth going to the 4.0 ... but you need to work out how far you want to go with it. a few have gone the AU motor, with a bigger few going the later BA/BF/FG route.
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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:10 pm 
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Which 4.0 I6 block will fit in with out too much hassle?
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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:26 pm 
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EA Falcon wrote:
Which 4.0 I6 block will fit in with out too much hassle?


EB/ED/EF/EL.
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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:04 pm 
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Which one of the 4 engines that were mentioned would be the best to re- power the EA? Also what modifications are required to fit it? i.e.- engine mounts, sump, bellhouseing, electrics.
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 Post subject: Re: EA falcon S performance upgrade
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:38 pm 
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EA Falcon wrote:
Which one of the 4 engines that were mentioned would be the best to re- power the EA? Also what modifications are required to fit it? i.e.- engine mounts, sump, bellhouseing, electrics.



all depends on what your doing with it ... :lol:

if swapping ALL EA items over ... engine mounts no mods, sump use whats on replacement motor, bellhousing - all depends on whats used ie EA box or BA box, electrics .... don't believe there is ? but i personally have done no engine swaps currently, so i canna be 100% on it.
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 Post subject: Re: EA falcon S performance upgrade
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:43 pm 
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ohh .. forgot one thing . . . . . . if you fit an EF or AU motor ... you will need to fit a dizzy, as these use coil packs instead of dizzy. so you will need to know how to do the timing of the motor re fitting dizzy [plus fit/swap the drive gears for said dizzy so you don't destroy the Aux shaft].
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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:03 am 
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EA Falcon wrote:
Which one of the 4 engines that were mentioned would be the best to re- power the EA? Also what modifications are required to fit it? i.e.- engine mounts, sump, bellhouseing, electrics.


Generally, the newer the motor, the better it will be in the long run!

For ease of installing with minimal modification, EB/ED would fit straight in and you'd use the log manifold. You can put in the EL motor straight in and have options to go serpentine belt set up (single accessories belt) and run the Broad Band Manifold (BBM) over the log manifold.

I'm not sure electric wise, but if you swap everything over, engine loom will need to be changed to suit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EA falcon S performance upgrade
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:02 pm 
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and seeing as i just picked up a EL wagooon .... manual. i will be using this motor & box for my EB wagooon. want very much to use the serpentine belt setup so have grabbed a XH tensioner for it. will be using the EB inlet manifold.
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