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 Post subject: In theory...thinking out loud, el engine,loom,acc into 74 ht
Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:43 pm 
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WARNING: this is a very long winding post that many people will find boring and other will find an absolute joke so reader beware!


Well ive thought about trying to get el climate control working on an old 74 coupe but it seems that it would be a hell of alot of work for not to much gain.

So thinking along those lines again. What if i were able to get my hands on a smashed el fairmont v8 and i wonder if i could transfer the engine, wiring loom and ecu and smartlock bem across to my coupe.

That would make things like climate control alot easier to do as i would have it all there including heater box and a/c compressor on the engine.

Running also aftermarket electric windows and centrel locking which these could be connected up to my loom inplace of the original el ones.

Basically i could pretty much use alot of the loom including taillights interior lights and tacho, oil temp. Speedo wouldnt work though....

I heard years ago of someone putting an XD dash into there xb sedan so maybe i could even get the xh dash into a coupe, which would save alot of custom dash work to fit a el cluster. Then i could take a leaf out of snap's book and put the climate control in like he has including the trip computer.

I imagine there are many things i havnt considered here so if anyone can think of anything put it down and well look at a way around it. Im sure there will be plenty of problems along the way

My dash is nearly out of the landau so ill get the tape measure out tmrw and look at size differences between my xh dash and the landau one.

If it looks close then next weekend ill make a trip to the wreckers to get a crappy xf one to dummy fit. Ill grab a few more pics next weekend and throw on and keep an eye out here if your interested cause ill update it slowly....or really fast if it turns out it will be too much of a C*** to even start :)

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:46 pm 
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that would be an awesome project man... it'd be huge though...

oh welll i hope you do it.. but one thing if ya do.... take heaps of pics all the way
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:54 pm 
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Well as an update ive found someone doing an au dash conversion

Ive got a few photos but no details really. Ive increased the brightness on them so u can see abit more

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:55 pm 
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One thing that concerns me here is the fact ef/au dash's come out so far, probobly due to airbags and such.

I really dont want to loose too much cabin space as coupes are small enough

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:45 pm 
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holy crap wat an awesome project. Im currently in the process of strippin out my xd ute and i was thinkin about modding a new dash out of something else for it. Had a bench seat and im replacing it with two bucket seats and a center console part. that will be a massive job as well lol. Good luck bro and take heaps of pisc!

P.s That AU dash loos sweet as, is that in an xf?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:52 pm 
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yeah was gonna ask wat car is the au dash in???
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:12 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/XB-Coupe_W0QQite ... dZViewItem

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:15 pm 
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thats fukin awesome... i want cash now... i'd love to see someone on here get it and keep the project goin... maybe an AU XR8 220KW donk and 5 spd
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:19 pm 
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Oh my goodness does that look sweet as or wat... kinda pricey tho dont u think without the donk? But never the less if i was a fat old bastard wit millions id buy it, get fit, then work on it ;)

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:20 pm 
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there was also an XW/XY in street machine or PFM or one of the car mags that had most of an EF/EL XR dash and interior (and driveline in it) - and possibly a mustang with most of an AU interior and driveline if memory serves me correct,

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:41 pm 
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wow thats gettin pretty hardcore hey! given me heaps of ideas for da ute now! Damn i must concentrate on just fixin da rust first ARGHHHH

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:47 pm 
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yeah im not really looking at getting that coupe, Ive already got my landau but i found that one on ebay and thought the pics are a good example.

I doubt he would have it working and yes it is abit pricey for a coupe with no matching engine or engine watsoever and still having rust.

 

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