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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:41 pm 
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Thanks for the help guys. It seems 5.0L E-series aren't the easiest things to come by in SA.

If I can find a complete one, wrecking or not, I'll grab it. But otherwise this can just be added to the "maybe one day" list...

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Lol 5kw. You'll get more than 5kw from a half decent cam, and the exhaust note will change again.


The wade 1636 gives a 5kw boost with the happiest of dynos. I've seen it many a time. Going anything other than a Wade will mean a lot more $$$ and not much, if anything, more to show for it. My car being a standard auto with standy stally and ECU means I'm very very limited as to what cams I can use.

I've heard a 160rwkw EF running with a very lumpy cam and I will shoot the person that says it sounds as good as a V8.

TROYMAN wrote:
not putting a downer on what you want to do..
but wouldnt it be easier to sell off the 6 and buy one thats already a v8???


Seen my car lately? There'd be more work in building another EF up to where mine is at the moment than there would be in changing mine to a V8
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:06 pm 
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OOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:13 pm 
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Auction is tomorrow morning though and a fair way from me :(

See what happens...
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:26 pm 
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MoNGooSE wrote:

TROYMAN wrote:
not putting a downer on what you want to do..
but wouldnt it be easier to sell off the 6 and buy one thats already a v8???


Seen my car lately? There'd be more work in building another EF up to where mine is at the moment than there would be in changing mine to a V8


i cant say i have seen your car lately..
and fair enough! just saying its an option..
as if you found a nice v8 you could mix n match parts from your 6 into the 8..
but its your call..and is a doable option either way..
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:40 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
get a 5L wreck
swap over looms/motor/trans
sell the rest including your 4L s**t
???
profit

if you can get a manual 5L wreck, that would be most excellent.
ignore 4L fanbois, the faggots shouldn't even be in this forum.



lol nice.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:00 pm 
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Yeah and flog off the 5.0 at the same time and get a 351 instead :D
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:27 pm 
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no... had uni :(
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:12 am 
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big job the engine and trans are easy but the wiring is the hard part , you need an EF or EL as the Donner car for the wiring as you need to change the engine looms and that requires the dash to come out .the k frame's are the same , you need to change the power steer line and the ( if running ) auto lines radiators are the same . i was looking to do the conversion myself .it's a big hasel for a little result
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:15 am 
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philbie wrote:
big job the engine and trans are easy but the wiring is the hard part , you need an EF or EL as the Donner car for the wiring as you need to change the engine looms and that requires the dash to come out .the k frame's are the same , you need to change the power steer line and the ( if running ) auto lines radiators are the same . i was looking to do the conversion myself .it's a big hasel for a little result


There's actually a lot less bolts holding the dash in place than most people think. And changing a wiring loom over is a piece of piss.

 

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