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 Post subject: AU Xr8 motor,gearbox into xg ute
Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:43 am 
Fordmods Newbie

Age: 44

Posts: 1

Joined: 26th Dec 2006

Ride: AU XR6

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

I am about to put a xr8 motor and box into xg ute. Is there any one with any helpful hints to make a smooth swap :!: EG, Mount types, tailshafts. cheers
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:51 am 
Parts Gopher

Age: 43

Posts: 86

Joined: 21st Jan 2005

Ride: xf panelvan

Location: batemans bay
NSW, Australia

I put a 5.0 + T5 into my XF. used XD clevo mounts and FC ltd tailshaft. You should be able to use ute/panelvan tailshaft that matches your box.
Passenger side toweer will have to be "massaged" to fit A/C pump.




 Post subject: budget.
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:43 pm 
Tyre Shredder

Age: 29

Posts: 372

Joined: 3rd Aug 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: ef XR8 / xe fairmont ghia 393.

Location: clare valley
SA, Australia

im not sure what ur budget is. but allways keep money on side for this conversion... im only putting a au3 xr8 motor in a ef and im having a hell of a lot of trouble... have you got the loom and everything. because i asked for the loom when i baught my motor and i only got the engine loom none of the attatchments from under the motor that werent attached to the motor... big but basic job... were the xg injected...???
i have had a heap of help from such forum members as xr8ute, ebts50, and xr9 ute. they may be able to help you out. good luck



Ef xr8. Charged 9psi, tw 170 heads,track heat intakes,1.72 rockers, f303 cam, custom plazma man/ rapid cooler, 60lb injectors, tko600, sct eliminator, aeromotive fuel system.

393 xe ghia stage 5 als raceglides c4,9" full spool 31spline moser axles. Will be looking at running high 9s low 10's

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