Fordmods Logo

EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon) 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 30 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:43 am 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 28

Joined: 6th Mar 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 4.0 DOHC EF Wagon

Location: Sunbury
VIC, Australia

Hey guys,

I got my parents' old 1995 EF GLI Wagon a couple of years ago for $500 and drove it into the ground. I eventually decided to spend a bit of cash and get it running again, if not a lot more powerful.

So a couple of months ago I took it to a bloke in Selby, who did a Auto-Manual conversion and dropped in a 4.0ltr 6cyl BA motor with a BF loom. It made a huge difference to the power and reliability! He had to cut a bit out of the underside of the bonnet to make it fit. I was a bit worried that I might need a new bonnet.

I plan on doing everything I can to convert the interior to BF. The first step I've made towards that is that I bought myself a set of front and rear XR BF seats, which will be installed over the next week or two (and I'll be posting plenty of pics of that).

I've attached some pics of the build so far and a shot of the seats I'm getting.

Since these pictures, I've modified the air box to fit the Pod Filter inside.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

 

_________________

White 1995 EF Wagon with Barra 182

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:01 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 28

Joined: 6th Mar 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 4.0 DOHC EF Wagon

Location: Sunbury
VIC, Australia

Oh, a complete list of mods that I've done so far:

2.5" Redback single muffler catback exhaust
Airbox mod to fit SAAS Pod filter
'03 BA Barra 182 Engine
Auto to '95 T5 5 Speed Manual Transmission conversion
Kenwood CD/Mp3/iPod/Bluetooth Head-Unit
2 x Kenwood 6.5" in the front
Power Antenna

 

_________________

White 1995 EF Wagon with Barra 182

Last edited by drummer.ash on Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 4599

Joined: 30th Aug 2010

Ride: BF XR6,

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

has it been engineered and did he cut the k frame? im sure he would of because it wouldnt fit other wise, and it would need an engineer cert

 

_________________

BF XR6
xr8 snorkel,typhoon lower snorkel,territory intake pipe,20% underdrive kit,pacemaker extractors,high flow cat,xforce exhaust,t56 conversion hd turbo clutch/ flywheel,m86 3.45 lsd,custom tune187.1rwkw as an auto

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:12 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11739

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Was going to ask the same about legalities on engineering stuff.

Either way, how much did the conversion end up costing you...with or without engineers certificate?

Looks like a good job on the conversion, but some pictures on the underside of the bonnet and K-frame would be good.

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:16 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 28

Joined: 6th Mar 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 4.0 DOHC EF Wagon

Location: Sunbury
VIC, Australia

bry40l wrote:
has it been engineered and did he cut the k frame? im sure he would of because it wouldnt fit other wise, and it would need an engineer cert


Yeah he had to cut the K-Frame.



phongus wrote:
Was going to ask the same about legalities on engineering stuff.

Either way, how much did the conversion end up costing you...with or without engineers certificate?

Looks like a good job on the conversion, but some pictures on the underside of the bonnet and K-frame would be good.


The conversion cost me all up $4,750 for the new motor and the auto-manual conversion.

I'll get some pics next time I'm with my car in the daylight haha... Stupid work.

 

_________________

White 1995 EF Wagon with Barra 182

Last edited by drummer.ash on Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 4599

Joined: 30th Aug 2010

Ride: BF XR6,

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

he would have to take the car to a place that can do engineer certs and the car needs to be checked over,

 

_________________

BF XR6
xr8 snorkel,typhoon lower snorkel,territory intake pipe,20% underdrive kit,pacemaker extractors,high flow cat,xforce exhaust,t56 conversion hd turbo clutch/ flywheel,m86 3.45 lsd,custom tune187.1rwkw as an auto

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:27 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 11739

Joined: 17th May 2005

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

bry40l wrote:
he would have to take the car to a place that can do engineer certs and the car needs to be checked over,


Unless of course the mechanic himself is able to legally supply one.

Either way, hopefully they give you an engineers cert, it will be much easier for you when you sell the car as a whole. If it's stated in the receipt that an engineers cert. was to be given with the quoted price, then I suggest you chase for one whenever you have spare time. If they don't supply, can always call the ombudsman.

 

_________________

phongus = Post whore 2006
EL XR6 motor, EL ECU + J3 chip, WADE 1673 Camshaft, 3" S/S intake, Pacy 4480, 2.5" Hi flow cat, 2.5" Lukey exhaust.
Max Power = 144.6 rwkw (03/05/2008)

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:31 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 25

Posts: 4599

Joined: 30th Aug 2010

Ride: BF XR6,

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

phongus wrote:
bry40l wrote:
he would have to take the car to a place that can do engineer certs and the car needs to be checked over,


Unless of course the mechanic himself is able to legally supply one.

Either way, hopefully they give you an engineers cert, it will be much easier for you when you sell the car as a whole. If it's stated in the receipt that an engineers cert. was to be given with the quoted price, then I suggest you chase for one whenever you have spare time. If they don't supply, can always call the ombudsman.

yep dont let him stoog ya if he said he would and its on the recipt chase it up

 

_________________

BF XR6
xr8 snorkel,typhoon lower snorkel,territory intake pipe,20% underdrive kit,pacemaker extractors,high flow cat,xforce exhaust,t56 conversion hd turbo clutch/ flywheel,m86 3.45 lsd,custom tune187.1rwkw as an auto

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:34 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 28

Joined: 6th Mar 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 4.0 DOHC EF Wagon

Location: Sunbury
VIC, Australia

Well the mechanic said that the guy who did the welding was legally able to supply it. Do you know which division of the ombudsman to contact? I only really know of the TIO (Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman).

 

_________________

White 1995 EF Wagon with Barra 182

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:40 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 137

Joined: 8th Apr 2010

Ride: Dohc el futura, ea falcon

Location: horsham
VIC, Australia

if u plan n putting the b series dash in i'd recomend getting another car as a daily if that wagon is a daily
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:03 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 53

Posts: 5587

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: 96 XH/97 EL

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

Search and find Phantom's Toxic build threads - MK1 & 2.

 

_________________

96 XH Longreach 'S': LPG, Alarm, 3.23:1 LSD, Cruise, Trip Comp, ABS, Power Windows, Mid Series Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl
97 EL Futura S/W: LPG, Alarm, LED int Lts, Trip Comp, F/Lane Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl, T5 Conversion

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 53

Posts: 1072

Joined: 6th Jul 2006

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: BA Falcon

Power: 106 rwkw

Location: Craigmore
SA, Australia

That would be here......

the-garage-f53/toxic-wagon-mkii-t89250.html?hilit=toxic wagon

 

_________________

2003 BA Falcon Egas Taxi Pack - XR Replica
Tpak MKII Build Thread

1984 ZL Fairlane
The Project

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:26 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 151

Joined: 26th Jun 2005

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: BA F6 TYPHOON

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

drummer.ash wrote:
Well the mechanic said that the guy who did the welding was legally able to supply it. Do you know which division of the ombudsman to contact? I only really know of the TIO (Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman).

Hey ash, I said to you that the guy was a boiler maker & that he can write you a docket regarding the weld that you would need for a engineers report, i never said we would get you a engineers report for you thats something you need to do your self. The welder in interstate at the moment and im unable to contact him for the docket. Cheers Owen.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:43 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 28

Joined: 6th Mar 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 4.0 DOHC EF Wagon

Location: Sunbury
VIC, Australia

Thanks for the heads up Owen, and sorry about the confusion. I'll get back to you once I've spoken to an engineer.

 

_________________

White 1995 EF Wagon with Barra 182

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF to BA/BF Conversion (Wagon)
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:53 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline
User avatar

Age: 27

Posts: 28

Joined: 6th Mar 2011

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: 4.0 DOHC EF Wagon

Location: Sunbury
VIC, Australia

Update:
Last weekend my brother and I managed to get the driver seat installed, it took a little bit of modifying the mounts, but it all worked in the end!

When it came to the electrics for this seat, we were a little confused about the fact that there were 4 wires running from the plug.
It turned out to be exceptionally easy, just a positive and negative were needed in the end. Ended up just being a 5 minute wiring job.

Anywho, the driver's seat is fully installed and good to go, now just to finish off what we've started with the back seats. :?

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

 

_________________

White 1995 EF Wagon with Barra 182

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:36 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names