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 Post subject: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:10 pm 
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I have a 4.0ltr EB2 fairmont, and I also have a v8 NL failane, i was thinking of putting the v8 into the fairmont, any one know what needs to be done, or channged,

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 Post subject: Re: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Off the top of my head i can think of the following, as i was contemplating this conversion myself, but i won't be doing it... as the Xr8 i was going to pinch the running gear from is too easy to repair body wise, rather than stuffing around with the conversion.

v8 Brake booster & Master cyl
V8 engine bay brake lines to suit above
V8 engine bay wiring loom
v8 power steering lines
v8 front springs (and shocks?)
v8 a/c hoses
v8 radiator shroud (unless using thermos)
v8 exhaust system

Maybe also the subframe?

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 Post subject: Re: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:00 pm 
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I have the NL fairlane, will all those parts suit for the conversion
as im thinking of wreking it as I have had it for sale for some time and no one wants it

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 Post subject: Re: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:24 pm 
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scotty2611 wrote:
I have the NL fairlane, will all those parts suit for the conversion
as im thinking of wreking it as I have had it for sale for some time and no one wants it

Scotty


Good question.

Some of the bits should swap straight in, but some, it depends. Is the NL equipped with ABS? The EB2? That may make the booster swap an issue.

Wiring loom - good question. The engine loom is the important bit, but will the NL plug into where it needs to on a EB2?

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 Post subject: Re: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:51 am 
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Totally gut the 6cyl car and used everything, I mean everything from the NL and put it into your EB. Should be a nice project :) You will need to swap the looms, crossmember, steering(because it is a NL-EB swap) and dash. Really depends what you want in the end. Do you still want a EB with an EB dashboard? If so, you wouldn't use the dash loom or engine loom from the NL. If you're going to use the NL dash, then you have the handbrake and seat issue which can be sorted.

All I'm saying is that the more you swap, the easier the job is.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:23 pm 
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banarcus wrote:
All I'm saying is that the more you swap, the easier the job is.


For sure. Because it will be all plug n play. This project needs some serious thought before it's undertaken.

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 Post subject: Re: 6 to 8 conversion
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:46 pm 
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I plan on keeping the EB dash as its all woodgrain,
I was thinking of

NL K frame and rack
Engine and loom,
ECU


Scotty

 

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