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 Post subject: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:47 pm 
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hey guys, could some one link me to a thread with info on how to swap heads on a ef? iv done some searching but couldnt find anything...im sure there is info on here on how to do it though, im sure iv just failed lol, if there isnt a thread on here with that info could some one give me detailed instructions on how to swap the head on my 95 ef futura for a ef xr6 head of a fairmont giha and any extra parts i will need to buy and will i need a new ECU?
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:32 pm 
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if you want xr spec, grab the ecu and 55kpa fuel pressure reg from said vehicle.
phongus has a awesome head gasket write up,its how i learnt to do it
basically pull off the exhaust and inlet manifolds,take off the rocker cover,engine at tdc cable tie the timing chain to sprocket.
undo cam bolt,undo head bolts in swirling order,get head machined ,buy new head bolts,buy au metal gasket from ford,clean block put back together,torq head bolts to au gasket spec.
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:36 pm 
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ok, will the ecu from the fairmont giha work in my futura? and the head im getting was reconditioned about 40,000k's ago, will it still need to be machined?
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:40 pm 
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the ecu will go in no worries afaik .
i would get a skim at least you dont want to do th gasket twice!
bolts $40 gasket$80 machinist $120
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:41 pm 
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i mean at least cleaned and checked by a machinist :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:45 pm 
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ok cool, i wont be doing the swap till around x-mas ( the head and all the parts are a x-mas gift from my partner and my mum ) so in the mean time ill root around in the yellow pages get some numbers for some local machinist's and work out some prices for them to give the head a good clean and make sure i will get a nice seal with the gasket :)
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:51 pm 
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lee mears engine reconditioning east maitland crack and pressure tested plus a skim $130, or else its wallsend or cardiff engine reconons $?
xpvanman is around barnsley and he always has ghias x 4
wrecking.
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:53 pm 
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when your ringing around
you will find most workshops in the hunter out source thier machine work to those three companies i mentioned.
difference between getting your head back in 24hrs or 2 or three weeks.
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:34 pm 
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:) also get the thermostat housing gasket from ford cause its metal and like $4 and a small can of hilomar from anywhere for head gasket, http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/ACL-Hylomar-Gasket-Joining-Compound-Spray-130g.aspx?pid=18035#Description
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:41 pm 
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will do, thx for your help :), ill post a build thread when i start it, ill also be putting on a set of extractors ( already have a 2.5" lukey exhaust ) and ill be ether adding a 2nd alternator or a bigger one to power my sound system better lol
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:44 pm 
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110amp from a fairmont no need for a second
i have over 2500wrms of d class goodness running 2 12z plus a 4 channel running splits front and rear
works good for me.
i also bought a battery with double the cold crank amps which was cheaper than standard one anyway
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:49 pm 
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mystro wrote:
lee mears engine reconditioning east maitland crack and pressure tested plus a skim $130, or else its wallsend or cardiff engine reconons $?
xpvanman is around barnsley and he always has ghias x 4
wrecking.
he also generally has manual falcons x4
:) and does anyone want a 1962 Morris Major Elite :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:59 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
mystro wrote:
lee mears engine reconditioning east maitland crack and pressure tested plus a skim $130, or else its wallsend or cardiff engine reconons $?
xpvanman is around barnsley and he always has ghias x 4
wrecking.
he also generally has manual falcons x4
:) and does anyone want a 1962 Morris Major Elite :lol:

xp would prolly sell yer a whole ghia too ,i went there once to buy a lsd and bought the whole car.
then i decided to register it and swap all my new falcon parts onto it then sold all the parts i didnt need.
scrapped the falcon and have used endles parts that i would have otherwise had to buy.
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 Post subject: Re: ef head replacement
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:10 pm 
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mystro wrote:
bry40l wrote:
mystro wrote:
lee mears engine reconditioning east maitland crack and pressure tested plus a skim $130, or else its wallsend or cardiff engine reconons $?
xpvanman is around barnsley and he always has ghias x 4
wrecking.
he also generally has manual falcons x4
:) and does anyone want a 1962 Morris Major Elite :lol:

xp would prolly sell yer a whole ghia too ,i went there once to buy a lsd and bought the whole car.
then i decided to register it and swap all my new falcon parts onto it then sold all the parts i didnt need.
scrapped the falcon and have used endles parts that i would have otherwise had to buy.

Last time I was out there he had 2 or 3 ghia's, he will sell complete cars for the right $$

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:07 pm 
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fordmods-technical-documents-diy-f38/head-gasket-doco-t99962.html

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