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 Post subject: EL with 347
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:08 am 
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Hey guys does anyone know anything about putting a 347 in a EL fairmont ghia just looking at rough price maybe and getting engine and box mounts

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL with 347
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:14 am 
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Budget about $15000 for the engine and its associated bits (Plus tuning) and you will have yourself something pretty good. You can do it cheapr ofcourse. BPT do good stroker rebuilds, I have one of thier Stage 2 Kits in my XR8. First you need to figure out exactly what you want from the end product in terms of power and drivability. Then the guys here can help you more.

questions to ask yourself: do you want to rebuld your current V8 or start with a new block? A new block can open the door for more HP at the end of the day, but cost goes up. Also need to consider what kind of engine control you want. Aftermarket or chipped ECU. Aftermarket ECU can be better, but more expensive.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL with 347
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:24 pm 
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Sorry Steve, I'd have to disagree with you regarding the aftermarket computer on the V8s. A few people I know with aftermarket computers on their Windsors are far from happy. It's just a matter of finding someone who is competent at tuning the EEC with a twEECer/Quarterhorse/Switch Chip/etc. In either case, a lot of time is required to get the tune right, but some people aren't willing to pay for that much time and some workshops aren't willing to put that much time in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL with 347
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:40 pm 
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You are correct it's just down to finding a competent tuner. You could say that for either factory or aftermarket. It's easiest to use the factory EEC as it's been done a million times and it's already in situ. I've heard good stories and bad stories about aftermarket. And good and bad about factory EEC being chipped. Im happy with my chipped factory EEC.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL with 347
Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:40 pm 
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bpt did my stroker in my au we tuned it with "sniper" loving every second of it.....
but i would put my left nut on it that if you asked them about after market ecu's they would more than like say "DON'T WASTE YA TIME WITH THAT s**t, we can tune ya ecu and be more reliable"
mate proof is in the puddin i got 480hp runing in on stock ecu with a sniper tune

 

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