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Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:10 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone out there has swapped the 5 litre block in their AU for a 351 windsor block and what issues there were with things like tower clearance exhaust and bonnet etc.
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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:12 am 
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Clearance is more of an issue on AU 1&2 with it's scalloped bonnet. The problem is less pronounced with AU3s' domed bonnet. Otherwise everything else is the same as E-series.....piece-o-piss!
Remember that AU by Hilliers called the Arrow? That had a 392W in it with an Edelbrock Victor 5.8 intake on it. They made a special bonnet for it.

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:15 am 
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arn't the blocks the same but just different strokes?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:25 am 
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Nope,
5.0L = 8.2" deck
5.8L = 9.5" deck which, is in fact taller than a Cleveland @ 9.2".

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:33 am 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Clearance is more of an issue on AU 1&2 with it's scalloped bonnet. The problem is less pronounced with AU3s' domed bonnet. Otherwise everything else is the same as E-series.....piece-o-piss!
Remember that AU by Hilliers called the Arrow? That had a 392W in it with an Edelbrock Victor 5.8 intake on it. They made a special bonnet for it.

Pete.

AU 2&3 have the same bonnet as the AU 1 fairmonts and ghias,AU 1 low series & all xr's have the low bonnet.
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