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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:57 pm 
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Yep that's a piece-o-piss. A 3V is probably a better idea though more low end torque to shove it along. In fact I wish my super pursuit had a 3V!
You could get away with the stock diff for the time being. You'll need a donor V8 car to make it easy for the conversion though.
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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:53 pm 
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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:09 pm 
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yeh that would be sweet as!!!

stret fords did a shoot on a blokes wagon that had a typhoon motor in it, and seemed to go pretty good so i dont see why a v8 wouldnt work :)

 

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That would be this wagon

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... ht=typhoon

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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:58 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
if it was to be done I'd wait for a statutory write off XR8 to come up. 3 or 4 grand at the most and you would have everything you need apart from the diff.

sounds like a good idea though to me!


nope stuff teh rx8 option

go the 3valver like xr9 UTE suggested

huge torque monster

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:29 pm 
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Nope.

The 3v 220 is a 3 valve per cylinder single overhead cam motor found in the BA XT's and Fairlane G220.

The Boss motors are a quad cam 4 valve per cylinder motor.

Both are 5.4 litres. :D

 

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and to confuse things more

Both use the same block heheeh

 

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^^^ yup

as teh xr8 will attract more ppl and more $$$

 

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Better still...stick a 3V V10 in it. :wink:
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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:07 am 
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Hmmm anyone need a Fairmont? I'll go in with ya, I'm just chasing another 3v motor :)

XR9UTE i'll swap you my 3c engine for your 290 if ya want ;)

 

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Better still...stick a 3V V10 in it. :wink:


oi

thats going in the au :P

well maybe not :(

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:50 am 
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oops, my wife just saw this thread on the screen, its her wagon, don't think she is to impressed on the idea, haha!


That will teach you for leaving this thread open :lol: Now you can't even spin her some crap that the old engine is RS and it is cheaper to do this.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:54 am 
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Just had a look at that Fairmont, I reckon you would be better off waiting for a Ghia V8, then swap the whole interior as well, not sure about the rear seat but the rest should fit.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:01 am 
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i think the rear seat inards are the same or similar and can just be recovered in the ghia trim.

looked at upgrading my futura wagon a while back for similar reasons to ashcook. i like/need a wagon but have the urge to spec it up a bit every now and then.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:20 pm 
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This is something that I considered a couple of years back just before we bought a XR8. I was going to get a cheap wagon from the auctions and a wrecked 3V donor car. I don't believe you will need a engineer's cert though. Should be a routine job infact.

 

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