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 Post subject: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:34 pm 
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This is the very first time I've ventured into this forum...

Ok... so I know this would have been covered before but after looking through the first three pages I grew board and decided I'd rather be spoon fed the info :D

In simple words, how hard would it be to change an EF 6 to a V8?

Wiring, mounting, transmission, ECU, ect?

And before anyone says "don't bother! They're not powerful! etc etc blah blah!" Seemings you can't go fast these days I'd rather have something that sounds good than goes fast :)
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:48 am 
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Engine bay loom/ECU.
Kframe.
Any thing that hangs off the motor.
Front springs.
Trans.
Tail shaft.
Exhaust.
I think the diff is the same...

Cheapest way would be to buy a V8 write off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:53 am 
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remove K-frame from your list madmatt...that's an EA-D only thing.
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:55 am 
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Cool, 1 less item...

 

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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:37 pm 
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One big item......

Sounds like too much effort for a nice sound :(
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
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MoNGooSE wrote:
One big item......

Sounds like too much effort for a nice sound :(


And more power and torque than the poxy six!
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 Post subject: Re: How hard it would be to change an EF 6 to a V8
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:56 pm 
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They noticeably more powerful? They've got a fair bit more torque. That's not why I'm considering it but it would be a a good by-product.

I'm going to give a place a call who specialise in various engine and gearbox conversions. See if they'd do it. They only charge $1250 to supply and fit an AU VCT engine to an EF so I can't imagine it'd be much more for a V8 conversion.
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:14 pm 
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It's not just the engine that will need to be replaced. Factor in money for the engine loom and the exhaust system as well.

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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:34 pm 
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lol... Don't worry, I've done enough "stuff" to my car to realise that it's never "just" anything....
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:35 pm 
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Add $1k-1.5k for headers and an exhaust... (De Filippos + twin 2.25")

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:41 pm 
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also what about dash loom?
dont the v8 still have a seperate tcm to the engine ecu? where the 6 has the tcm in the engine ecu...
and the cluster/tacho??
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:42 pm 
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Some ECU's had the TCM built into them, some have them separate like mine does.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:43 pm 
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mmm... I did look at those.

First on the list is finding out the cost and basic legalities of doing the basic conversion.
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Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:40 am 
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If you have a wreck to use it wouldn't be that bad a job at all. It would mean that you have everything you need and the process of removing it from the wreck you should know where to put it in the new car.

 

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