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 Post subject: xf v8 conversion
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:52 pm 
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hey all i am currently building an xf sedan burnout car and have a couple of questions that someone here might be able to answer, the motor is going to be an ex-injected 302 from an ed xr8. Is it possable to delete the a/c compressor and still use a serpintine belt or do i need to change to the early style individual belts? will a c4 auto fit without much hassle? will the stock diff with a spool be strong enough or will it go bang straight away?
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 Post subject: Re: xf v8 conversion
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:47 pm 
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With regard to the belt, you can get shorter/longer etc, depends if it fouls on anything else. Try running a piece of wire or string around the pulleys, without including the A/C.

A drive belt for example. 5PK2390. has 5 ribs, and if you cut it and lay it out flat, will be 2390mm long. 3PK890 has 3 ribs/890mm long etc.

Older drive belts work the same. 11A1385, is 11mm wide/1385mm long.



If it was me, I'd source a 9". Easier to change centres/ratios, and it came out of a truck ! :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: xf v8 conversion
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:30 am 
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Cheers for the info on the belt, i am planning a 9 inch but for now i was gonna use the stock diff with a bogan locker. The gearbox, fuel system and cooling system will be costly enough as it is as i plan on building a stroked and blown windor in the future so i will build the rest to be able to handle it but the motor for now will be a 302 with a cam, valve springs edlerbrock manifold and holley. i will be using a 10 gallon fuel cell and the trans will be built to handle 800+ hp just want to practice with a cheap motor for now and if the diff will last say 10 burnouts then i would put a locked 9 inch when it goes but if its not even gonna last 3 minutes then i might as well do it now. Hopefully it will be running for when the season opens up after the winter break.
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 Post subject: Re: xf v8 conversion
Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:41 pm 
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When I picked up my EF XR8 it had an alternate belt on it. Ran slightly differently but went past all of the pulleys and bypassed the A/C. So yes, it can be done. I still ahve that belt sitting in my shed.

I *also* have a US Mustang A/C Delete pulley and bracket sitting at home ;). This was for my XF V8 - if I decide I dont want the A/C. I have the compressor in there at the moment...

have a look at this URL - there is a post about half way down showing the engine with A/C delete, and the post also includes the correct belt length for the US Mustang with Smog pump (we have an idler there instead)

http://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/ ... cs.816675/
"it measures 102.5 inches long,6 Ribs". This fits without the A/C delete pulley - so niiiice

Should be almost the right length for the V8

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 Post subject: Re: xf v8 conversion
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Hey mate the diff should do you till you can fit 9 inch. Just last weekend I had my XF in the burnout comp at power cruise down here in Tassie. I have a 351 windsor in it which on the day we put on dyno and it put out 321 HP at rear wheels. The car only had stock borgwarner LSD with a single rail and did burnouts 1st 2nd and 3rd gear and the diff loved it. Only problem we had was eventualy it through all the belts off and got hot.

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