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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:57 pm 
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hey guys, just wondering about transplanting my old 302w with one of the newer V8's! how and what would be involved in transplanting the boss 290 into a series 1 EL xr8????

any help or ideas would be great!

other wise i will stick to the 302w and mod that! any help on this would be great!

my new baby is a 97 EL xr8 chaser, i believe the only difference is the ignition (for a more powerfull spark) and different ecu settings for the gear box to have a more aggressive shift..... is this right or are there any other differences?

cheers guys, marc.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:30 pm 
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A shop called blue oval garage in bayswater has put the boss 290 into other fords , phone No 9720 4448, they should be able to guide you. Will be awesome if u do it.
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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:30 pm 
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I cant see a BA motor fitting into a EL but I woulnt know but would be great to see it if so
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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:37 pm 
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A shop called blue oval garage in bayswater has put the boss 290 into other fords , phone No 9720 4448, they should be able to guide you. Will be awesome if u do it.


thanks i will have to give them a call during the week!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:08 pm 
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The BA sixes don't fit in an e-series properly, the Boss won't even fit into a BA without a bigger bonnet.. going to need a lot of work!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:28 pm 
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The BA sixes don't fit in an e-series properly, the Boss won't even fit into a BA without a bigger bonnet.. going to need a lot of work!


yeah i had thought about incoperating the bonnet hump! but do you mean the width of the engine as well?? angle of the cylenders making it wider???

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Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:59 pm 
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who cares how much work it'll take... i wanna see it done lol
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:07 am 
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theres no difference in the angle of the cylinders, the boss motor looks like a 302 windsor without its massive heads.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:43 am 
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those boss motors look huge allready in a "B-series" falcons let alone an "E-series" falcon.. would be an absolute monster! :lol: And id imagine the shock towers would need a hell of a beating/massage to even nearly fit the Boss motor in.. -being as wide as it is... -good luck with the idea mate.. BTW.. you didnt happen to win the lottery lately? :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:09 am 
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lol what would a 290 be worth??
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:42 am 
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lol what would a 290 be worth??
$6000 plus.. am starting to see they are getting a bit more common at wreckers as the "B-series" falcons age.. :wink: FTG have had a couple for sale lately..

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:15 pm 
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im thinkin you'll need the gearbox out of the B series as well? not sure how well that will fit into an e series, need the boss ecu and wiring loom also i suspect

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:50 pm 
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im thinkin you'll need the gearbox out of the B series as well? not sure how well that will fit into an e series, need the boss ecu and wiring loom also i suspect


all great ideas keep them comming!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:15 pm 
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They fit, and do a search on this subject.

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Run a tape measure across the towers of a BA and E series.....the same....
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