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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:37 pm 
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Hi Guys
i'm thinking of putting a modular V8 into a x-series .at the moment i,m look for spec,s on the engines as in the length width and height . Also the boltup patten of the engine mount to the block and the subframe mount to the engine mount . pics of the mounts or the block would be much apriciated

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:52 am 
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Not worth all the hassals. Just chuck in a big clevo

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:25 am 
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was thinking of that but the project is a big one anyway .xf chaz 2 door lowerd roof line xh front end rrs upgrades and thats just for starters. looking to do something different for the driveline
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:23 pm 
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For what that will set you back for all the efi gear, you could easily do a clevo with a 671 or twin turbo's or something like that. Now that would stand out from the crowd.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:43 pm 
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the engine would running straight gas setup .not looking for a lot of power out of it just enuff to smoke the tyres when needed .more cruise car than race car.and allready got big clevo ( sitting in the shed ) .
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:52 pm 
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Sounds like a great project, and good on you for wanting something different. Clevo's and big blocks have all be done before.

There is a guy on Fordforums.com.au that has put a XR8 260 engine in an XY. Can be done, and I cant see it been all that much of a problem.

Good luck with it all..
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:59 pm 
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thanks for info see if i can find the guy
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:28 pm 
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It was done by the guys at the Blue Oval Garage. The Car sounds insane too. They fired it up without the full exhaust on one day I was there.. bone shaking.

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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:17 pm 
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Thats right, they have done some good projects those guys..
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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:23 pm 
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Thanks for the info casper just set them a e mail asking about it .
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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:07 am 
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do the modular engines have the same bolt pattern to mate up to other trans etc
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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:22 pm 
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Both bellhousing and engine mount pattern are different to smallblock ford.
All modular engines(4.6,5.4,6.8) share the same patterns.
Grab a Ford racing catalog for a guide to engine dimensions but, basically the modular engines are as big or bigger in width than a 460 wedge and in some cases bigger than a SOHC 427 or a Boss 429!
With exception of the 6.8 V10 they are also shorter than most other engines because of their small bore spacing.

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Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:45 pm 
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thanks Pete
thats gonna throw a spanner in the works .....ive been thinkin for a while about fittin a 351 windsor to a BA-bf .....theres probably an adaptor housing out there somewhere
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Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:22 am 
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thanks Pete
thats gonna throw a spanner in the works .....ive been thinkin for a while about fittin a 351 windsor to a BA-bf .....theres probably an adaptor housing out there somewhere


Just get a T56 for small block and you won't need an adaptor.
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Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:01 pm 
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with the RRS you will have plenty of room, at one stage RRS were thinking of producing a modular fitting kit, I dont believe this is available yet but it is definately possible. The towers can be cut back an ungodly ammount, more than the RRS notching kits do, you can get about another inch or so out of it.

 

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