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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:44 am 
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Just wondering on the major costing components...

How hard this conversion is if its possible etc im guessing it is with the below images altho this to an EL XR8 not a 6cylinder....

For now this is just a heads up as I plan to do this sometime in the near future if its going to be practical...the main concerns for me was Engine management , I would think im going to have to go aftermarket again, trans modifications what needs to happen in this way... etc.

Its something I really wanna do and have planned to for ages.....and if not 351 then 302 or combo 302W bottom end with Clevo heads etc

Cause if the costs outway immensely then im just gonna replace my exhaust, get some nice headers, a lil head work, stalli and an R6/R4 RPD cam

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:45 am 
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Also if it all is easily do able...stroking etc option is it better to look at this from day dot and say go a 302 stroked to 347 straight off the bat and begin to mod along that path or get it done later.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:57 am 
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im guessing u talkin bout 351w and not 351c

hell i just modded my 302 shortblock out with some bits and it goes alrite now.. personally id stick with the 302w block(stroke it tho) coz its lighter. and do alloy heads coz they lighter. makes a difference in handling.

engine management is not a problem if u stick with the EL ecu and run a tweecer/capa-edit. the ford eec system is very underrated.

i hope u keep the xr8 and bring it over here! we want more hot xrs

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:32 am 
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im guessing u talkin bout 351w and not 351c

hell i just modded my 302 shortblock out with some bits and it goes alrite now.. personally id stick with the 302w block(stroke it tho) coz its lighter. and do alloy heads coz they lighter. makes a difference in handling.

engine management is not a problem if u stick with the EL ecu and run a tweecer/capa-edit. the ford eec system is very underrated.

i hope u keep the xr8 and bring it over here! we want more hot xrs


Unfortunently mate as much as I wish I could keep her and run to coons sadly I cant so even if i do finally get to perth I have to sell the XR8.....but I still wanna have a v8 so at some point I wanna convert mine....and either 302 or 351....id love a 351 in there with a full shaker setup be awesome...and both windsor/clevelands had their pros and cons...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:40 am 
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Why don't you sell the other one and keep the XR8?
Seems silly selling off a v8, then converting your 6 to a v8.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:12 am 
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It's a piece-o-piss cleveland or windsor. Do a search, this has been discussed many a time on here and there's a few pointers in my 351w into XE article above. Plus were in process of installing the 351 that was in my ute into an EB. A 351 based engine is the way to go...far more durable for starters plus you can turn em into a 392ci engine for less than the cost of a 347 kit.

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:35 am 
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It's a piece-o-piss cleveland or windsor. Do a search, this has been discussed many a time on here and there's a few pointers in my 351w into XE article above. Plus were in process of installing the 351 that was in my ute into an EB. A 351 based engine is the way to go...far more durable for starters plus you can turn em into a 392ci engine for less than the cost of a 347 kit.

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Thanks Pete was hoping youd post ... how much are u looking at for the 392Kit sounds wicked :P

 

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Why don't you sell the other one and keep the XR8?
Seems silly selling off a v8, then converting your 6 to a v8.


Cant unforunently the 6 ive spent too much on and theres now some new additions that are welded in and cant transfer :( ... plus all the audio gear is too big a headache to transfer...

 

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