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 Post subject: Au barra conversion
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:49 pm 
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Hi,

I'm currently looking to convert my au VCT engine with a Barra turbo with 6 speed automatic transmission. There isn't a lot of info regarding this swap as it would be a very involving and time consuming job. I would like to keep the interior exactly the same but if I did this conversion I'm sure the speedo wouldn't work possibly the central locking and other things like cruise control. The next option is to have another donor au falcon for use as a trial. then buy a wrecked Ba or Bf with low kms, convert the dash,instrument cluster, steering wheel and trial fit to donor falcon. If doing this you will need to change door skins and centre consol. also you would need the ECU and BCM from the ba falcon to fit and plug in. This idea is probably the easiest and best way (in comparison). My question is has anyone attempted this idea or completed a similar project. There was a ef falcon I believe that was near in completion on you tube but on the first drive the tail shaft snapped and ripped a giant hole in the body. Any info regarding this would be much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Au barra conversion
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:11 pm 
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I have seen a post somewhere, on the FordForums I think, of a barra conversion into an AU. The modded the cam gear so the AU ECU would activate the VCT bit. I think they used atomic cam gears to redial in the cams. Jump on fordforums and do a search, I'll update this if I find it.

EDIT: found it: http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11381458

 

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 Post subject: Re: Au barra conversion
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:05 am 
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eskyrat wrote:
Hi,

I'm currently looking to convert my au VCT engine with a Barra turbo with 6 speed automatic transmission. There isn't a lot of info regarding this swap as it would be a very involving and time consuming job. I would like to keep the interior exactly the same but if I did this conversion I'm sure the speedo wouldn't work possibly the central locking and other things like cruise control. The next option is to have another donor au falcon for use as a trial. then buy a wrecked Ba or Bf with low kms, convert the dash,instrument cluster, steering wheel and trial fit to donor falcon. If doing this you will need to change door skins and centre consol. also you would need the ECU and BCM from the ba falcon to fit and plug in. This idea is probably the easiest and best way (in comparison). My question is has anyone attempted this idea or completed a similar project. There was a ef falcon I believe that was near in completion on you tube but on the first drive the tail shaft snapped and ripped a giant hole in the body. Any info regarding this would be much appreciated.


Why would you need to convert the dash doors etc unless you wanted too.

There are plenty of conversions done on earlier models, EA, EB, ED, EF, EL, AU, fitting Barra engines both Turbo and NA. Also Cortinas and X series.

If you need more info on fitting a Barra Turbo to an AU, contact macxr8 on this site. He has installed a Barra Turbo with a 6 speed into his AU XR6 without altering his interior.
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 Post subject: Re: Au barra conversion
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:45 am 
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Thanks guys I will have a look. Cheers for the info. I'll keep you updated once I start and will take a series of photos of the project.
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