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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:16 pm 
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In your situation its a piece of piss as you already have everything at your disposal. Everything bolts straight in!!

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:36 am 
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The dash would have to come out so you could mount the auto computer, plus you would have to sort out the tailshaft issue...AFAIK, the extension housings on the V8 boxes are longer than the I6 ones which means the tailshafts are going to be of differing lengths ? Then there's the LWB vs SWB factor - I think you would need a tailshaft from a SWB V8 ??

If you can afford to have both cars off the road - I'd say go ahead with it...if you really want mate, we could have a FordMods 'V8 conversion day' at your place hehe - I'm sure a few of us would be keen to give you a hand :)

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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:18 am 
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well guys thanks 4 the tips

i went out and bought me 1 of those EF/EL really thick manuals to go through
its got so much in there i reckon its great 2 have 1

but anyway i think ill get my exterior done and then see how i go with the rest
coz im planning on going around USA next year...

so wat do i put my money towards... a car... or maybe a trip of a life time with sum mates???

I WANT BOTH
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:55 pm 
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I've got a better idea... lets have a V8 conversion day and do both mine and Johnnys car! At least with other people there i'll be less inclined to throw spanners and rachets when things go wrong!!

Buying the manual was a good move... I did the same and its proven to be invaluable.

As far as your dilema goes, take my advice and go on a trip. I was in the same boat a few years ago and decided to go o.s. Best thing I ever did if you ask me - money comes and goes but you and your mates will only be young once!

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:00 am 
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lol wanna go even better.......... I'll have mine back at the factory on the weekend ready to start bolting stuff back in
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:30 am 
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Mate regardless..........the V8s are slower, but you just cant beat em. There is nothing like the sound and torque, something which the 6 will never be capable of. Fuel isnt an issue as mine is actually better on fuel than my 6, and it feels faster, even though I get beaten by all my 6 cyl mates

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:15 pm 
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...some of us only just kept up :-P


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