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 Post subject: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:30 pm 
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I'm throwing around the idea of converting the EB to V8. I have found a guy wrecking a EB XR8.

Now i know i need the:
engine
trans
i'm gunna get the tail shaft and 3.45 LSD
computer
engine bay loom
k frame

now is there anything else? are the fuel lines the same? my EB is a EB1 so it has the TCM like the V8's do so i guess that'll all be the same. just unplug it I6 one remove, fit V8 one and plug back in.

Same deal with the engine computer?

does the engine bay loom unplug from the dash loom somewhere?

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Ya'll need the K-frame aswell

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:28 pm 
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i know this. forgot to mention it

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:12 pm 
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might need to change the WHOLE wiring in the dash and engine bay

also need the cluster too!
and the exhaust

bets bet buty the whole wrecked car and swap everything over wiring etc

then if u need anythign like fuel lines it will all be there

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:02 am 
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he wants 3 grand for the car. i haven't got 3 grand

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:32 am 
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imo, unless its a late el or au 5.0l i wouldnt bother..
the std 5.0l eb-ef only has 4 kw more than the xr6 motor in your eb.. a lot of work for the sound of a v8..
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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:40 am 
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but from what i've heard the V8's are easier to make power. and after driving my bro's 5L Fairlane NF i just love the sound :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:49 am 
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not really easier, yes more performance stuff available but at near twice the price of i6 stuff..
i sold my eb xr8 because of this, at the end of the day, my ea s pack at the time was .5 sec faster down the 1/4 mile and drank 6ltrs per 100km less in fuel compared to the xr8... :roll:

not trying to talk you out of it, just dont expect it to be a fire breathing power house. because imo you will be dissapointed..

but it is your choice.

anyway the dash looms are the same, providing the are both series 1 auto or manual..
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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:00 am 
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imo why bother......... i see v8 boxcars being sold for peanuts

just buy one with the v8 factory fitted !!
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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:21 am 
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But then it won't be his wildeb, just wouldn't be the same :p

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:21 pm 
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if his interior is mint, then some seats door trims & carpet is easy to swap over

if the new car is 4wd height, again, springs & shocks are piece of piss

alot easier than converting to V8 and trying to sort out all the bits & pieces to make it run properly.

look at below car for example, .......

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-EB-V ... 336387a2d4
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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:28 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
But then it won't be his wildeb, just wouldn't be the same :p


exactly this. i would know that it's not the same car. after the guy told me 2k for the engine and stuff etc and 3k for the car, thats me out. was a good idea while it lasted.

may just have to get a auto with less kms that actually engine brakes and doesn't overheat when trying to grab a liney.
and buy a 1636 cam
and diff gears. hopefully that'll drop my 1/4mile time to the low 15's

 

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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:54 pm 
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You should be able to get an entire 5.0 wreck for about $1500 or less these days. And luckily peak power is not what it's all about. There maybe only a 4kw difference between 6 and 8 but the 8 makes much more torque and at lower rpm than the 6. Besides a 6 always sounds like a 6....f**k!
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 Post subject: Re: I6 to V8 conversion
Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:16 pm 
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wildeb, wheres this guy wrecking the eb xr8? does he wanna sell me the ECU?
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