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Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:23 pm 
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HI there

I'm in the very slow process of doing up an xy sedan i bought many years ago. I am thinking of putting 5.4 xr8 or GT motor and trans into it and was wondering whether it will fit. Has anyone done this before and how would i go hooking up speedo and tacho into xy gt dash. Also is there any internal differance between the 260kw and the higher rated motors or is it the computer etc.
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Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:18 pm 
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they fit if you have the RRS kit

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:11 am 
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Thanks for that. What is a RRS kit?
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:19 pm 
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ok worked out the rss kit. bit more work than i intended. might look for a 220kw 5.0 instead
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:25 pm 
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Why wouldnt u stay with a 351 or 302 carbi motor

 

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 Post subject: Re: will it fit
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Already have an xy ute with a mild 351 clevo in it and was thinking of doing something a bit different with the sedan. Although there is a bloke on ebay with a 400hp 351 windsor crate motor for sale that could be an option
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:37 pm 
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There are a few differences between 260 and 290+ engines. Mostly piston and cam differences.
These engines will just fit in an XA-up engine bay but, XY and earlier means chopping shock towers.
It will be much easier to go the 351W route and use an EECIV from a Mustang or EB-D 5.0 Falcon to run it.
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:12 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys. Will have to have a serious think about it real soon as going to get it rewired this side of xmas and the auto elec will want to know what he is wireing it up for
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Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Just remember its as big as a 460 big block in nearly all dimensions...

 

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