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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Just cruising another forum very interesing have a read.
http://www.fullboost.com.au/forum/showthread.php?p=67251

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:56 pm 
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That dudes engine is pretty cool.
Looks like he stumbled across one of fords pre-production test units.
It looks like it is an AU bottom end with a twincam head and whole bunch of parts ford made to make it all fit.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Very interesting.

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Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:13 pm 
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Be good to see how the I6 goes in one of those mustangs, they usually have the 302W and make good numbers on the strip with a few tweaks.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:04 pm 
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I've seen pictures of that somewhere before, the Au was supposed to get a twin cam but they scrapped it late and just gave what they had a freshen up.

I wonder if that bloke still has that motor?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:06 am 
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I wonder what else Ford has been toying with that hasent come to production.................

You would also think they would house this engine at there head office or warehouse and not some random wreaker............

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:45 pm 
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I wonder what else Ford has been toying with that hasent come to production.................

You would also think they would house this engine at there head office or warehouse and not some random wreaker............


My guess is that it probably was supposed to go back somewhere but got misplaced then the wrecker just sold it :p

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:27 am 
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ha! that was very mysterious reading there..

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:17 pm 
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very interesting!

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:06 am 
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think it would be at all possible to install a BA/BF head on an AU block?

That engine looks like an AU/BA hybrid.

It even has BBM & cable TB.
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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:18 am 
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think it would be at all possible to install a BA/BF head on an AU block?

That engine looks like an AU/BA hybrid.

It even has BBM & cable TB.


nope, the barra block is a little wider than the au so it wont fit,
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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Interesting to say the least, but what confuses me the most is HOW THE HELL DOES THIS ENGINE EXIST? It sure is weird.

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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:22 pm 
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nope, the barra block is a little wider than the au so it wont fit,
That's a bit of a shame actually. a DOHC would of went well with my AU II Fairlane :)
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Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:34 pm 
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nope, the barra block is a little wider than the au so it wont fit,
That's a bit of a shame actually. a DOHC would of went well with my AU II Fairlane :)


Just throw in a complete BA long motor, harness, dash, pcm, cluster, door trims, etc etc. It'll all bolt in/clip in like factory.

In theory I suppose you could bolt on the BA head but you'll be facing A LOT of fabrication to get it to fit... custom timing cover at the very least, as well as purchasing some vernier cam gears, not to mention trying to get the head to seal.

 

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