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 Post subject: V8 into an AU
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:42 pm 
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Just wondering how much work is involved in putting an EL XR8 5L windsor into an AU? If anyone has done it do they have any tips and is it possible to use the original 4-speed gearbox from the AU?
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into an AU
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:47 pm 
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I'm assuming you mean a 6 cyl AU?
I'm thinking that the engine loom would of course have to be changed as well if that is the case, plus ECU etc.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into an AU
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:10 pm 
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Plus the boxes are diffrent from 6-8.
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into an AU
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:48 pm 
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Yeah thats what i thought about the gearbox. Are the engine mounts in similar spots from 6-8 and is there much involved in wiring up the engines sensors and things like to the 6 cyl gear to get it working properly?
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into an AU
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:29 pm 
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don't use an EL V8 in an AU.
they're crap compared to an AU V8.

 

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 Post subject: Re: V8 into an AU
Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:51 am 
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wouldnt bother doing that conversion. Id rather seea turbo in the side of the trusty 4.0L!!!
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 Post subject: Re: V8 into an AU
Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:11 pm 
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eboost wrote:
wouldnt bother doing that conversion. Id rather seea turbo in the side of the trusty 4.0L!!!


And have it sound like a vacuum cleaner.....jks


Legally, it is harder to put a older motor in a newer car, A AU 5L will have better heads, most will have roller rockers of somesort other than series 1...

5L fairmonts are getting cheaper nowadays, it would be easy just to trade up...

 

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