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 Post subject: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Ride: 1978 XC Falcon

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has anyone done this conversion here?
what issues will i come across?
using the 4 speed auto too.
i have a complete NA fairlane donor car. so wiring, computer etc isnt/shouldnt be an issue.
engine mounts, transmission mount, exhaust clearance..
what do you know?
what knowledge can you pass on?

thank you.
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 Post subject: Re: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:01 pm 
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I dont have all the awnsers, but I will tell you what I know:

* Use XA-XE V8 engine mount base plates, and the motor itself will bolt straight in.
* XC V8 Power steering lines should still fit
* There wasnt enough transmission tunnell clearence on my XF for a BTR, I assume XC would have that issue too, maybe an XG Ute trans tunnell can be welded in? or even an E series one.
* See if you can get the wiring out of a Pre smartlock vehicle, it will make the wiring lots easier.
* Tailshaft length shouldn't be an issue
* Many early windsor parts will fit a late 5 litre and may be more compatible with the XC, so keep that in mind when doing a conversion.

Hope this helps,
Gab
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 Post subject: Re: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:17 pm 
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thanks for that..
good to know itll bolt right in.
can cut the trans tunnel from the NA, i imagine thatll solve it if i run into trouble..

this smartlock system.. its been bypassed in my XG panel van, so i assume it can be done for the NA too. i bought the pano already tampered with, so i dont know how they did it.. but you can ebay a module i see.. should be easy.

my cars have always been pre efi, besides the pano.. so this is all new to me!
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 Post subject: Re: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:19 pm 
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You could also retain an XC V8 Gearbox, then the whole lot will bolt straight in, just get the EFI side of it goin, and away you'd go.

Gab

EDIT: Just so you know, V8's didnt come out until NC Series II (Mid 1991)
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 Post subject: Re: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:21 pm 
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yep thats why i thought it was strange when i bought the NA V8..
previous owner must have dropped it in.
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 Post subject: Re: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Yeah must've done. NA's definatley didnt come with V8, although with that being said, NC's were VERY, VERY similar to NA's particularlly the early NC's.

Gab
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 Post subject: Re: XC falcon - 5.0 EFI and auto conversion
Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 11:07 pm 
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I have fitted a 5litre and 4 speed auto to my XF Panel Van. I straight gassed the engine and ran a Dizzy and 4 Barrel manifold. Rear cross member is where you run into trouble. At least the XB is a wide bolt in the XF's short one did not leave room for the Auto. We also have a T5 in an XD by grafting an XF T5 cross member into the XD's. Might work for the Auto. You also need an electronic Speedo sender for the Auto to work. A C10 will bolt straight onto the Windsor. Drive plate for the Borgy suits a C10 as well. If you do use a C10 do not use a Clevo Drive plate the balance is wrong. Regards T.P.V.M.

 

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