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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:19 pm 
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hey guys and gals,

I have acces to an EL 5.0 litre motor, gearbox, ecu, all looms, dash, tailshaft, fuel lines, basically evrything thats different on the 8 from the 6! it will be going into my EF Fairmont Ghia! The person i will be getting the stuff off is fairly good at mechanics and knows his fords extremely well, he says it is a fairly low cost and straight forward conversion! is this correct? Also do i have to change any of the underbody parts like suspension mounts, k frame, or crossmembers? My diff is up to the task (3.45lsd) and will be getting 3.9's and a nice tighten up! so yeh any advice and help i can get will be greatly appreciated!

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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:40 pm 
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I believ ovo616 did a V8 conversion on his his car not long ago. Have a search for his thread and see what he did.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:58 pm 
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cheers will do

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:36 pm 
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ive done the same conversion but with a EB i put every part from a DC LTD in it and that took me and my brother 9 days straight from early till late im pretty sure that the el would be similer so you will have to change over the k frame to the v8 one, crossmember same thing but with the diff im not 100% sure because with mine the 6 diff is different to the v8 diff where the tailshaft bolts up so i had to change that to but i dont know about ef-el. one last thing if you want to get rid of any diff or diff gears please let me know what ratio and we'll go on from there.
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Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:16 pm 
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x member and stuff like that dosn't need to be changed, as you have a ef you will most likely find that you'll have to change over all the dash looms as I found when i went from el to ef the shape of the engine loom is diffrent to the other, other then that. get started well worth it, not a "hard" job just time consuming took us around 3 full days but we ended up pulling the dash out a couple of times which added a bit of time in.

Good luck take lots of photos keep us up to date if you go ahead.

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Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:22 pm 
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yeh deffinatly will ad pics for you guys! decided to go ahead with it! i hava all looms and such so not too stressed should be easy lol!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:17 pm 
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t66_bt1 wrote:
yeh deffinatly will ad pics for you guys! decided to go ahead with it! i hava all looms and such so not too stressed should be easy lol!!!


Good man. Let us know how you go

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:28 pm 
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lots of pics and explain what you doing...
will be an intersting read ;)

 

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