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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:50 am 
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Hey modders, just wondering how epic the job is of replacing my EF's 4 litre with an AU 200kw v8. Is it a fairly strait forward caper? Anyone here done and is there any good realiable types in Vic u can trust to do a drive in drive out style conversion? If it's not too hardcore i'm guessing it won't cost an an arm and a leg in labour costs. Does the AU 5 speed fit? Sorry for throwing a heap of sh!t at u guys, but any help that can be provided would be nice.

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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:00 am 
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You will require a V8 engine loom + ECU, K - frame..

The 6cyl T5 box won't bolt straight up, afew people have changed the input shaft and bellhousing so they can be fitted, but with a 220kw windsor behind it, the torque may be abit much for it..

You'd be better off finding a complete car, so you can swap all the components over!

Hope that helps slightly mate.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:32 am 
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the au 5spd wont fit from the v8 either as the extension housing is longer. it will put the shifter to far back..




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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:41 pm 
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heaps easier with a whole car, i put the running gear from a el2 xr8 into my ef 4l.
also you wont need the kframe on ef-el. 6cyl and v8 kframes are the same ;)

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:57 pm 
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Hey thanks for the replies gents, sounds like a full wrecked v8 Falcon is the go so all is there for a convesrion...might be easier to sell my car and get an 8 maybe..Reckon this could be a pretty straight forward conversion for a mechanical workshop, thus keeping huge labour costs down if I provided say a wrecked Ef/L XR8?
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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:00 pm 
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Mate, its a buyers market out there, and there seem to be tonnes of V8 Fairmonts and Fairlanes that you could pick up for a song. Some of them have seen better days, but if you aren't in a hurry, keep looking and you will find.
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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:01 pm 
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cboz wrote:
might be easier to sell my car and get an 8 maybe..?


yes!!

if you cant do most of the work yourself, then it will be cheaper as well
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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:46 pm 
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I'd just buy another car. I was going to do the same thing as you when i had my old ef fairmont but sold it and bought an el fairmont V8 with manunal conversion. No stress, no hassles, and it was 2k changeover, and i got a newer car with less kms and a few mods. If you can get the parts cheap and fit them yourself it still may be worth doing

 

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