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 Post subject: fitting ba 5.4 to el fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Hi has anyone fitted a boss 5.4 from ba in an el fairmont if so how much trouble did you have and how hard is it to have all the original electricals running any advice would be greatly apprieciated thankyou
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 Post subject: Re: fitting ba 5.4 to el fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:06 pm 
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This would be a VERY interesting thing to see.
I've heard that the K-Frame etc is the same, but not sure how legit that is.

Be sure to make a work in progress thread when you do it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fitting ba 5.4 to el fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:20 pm 
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even more interesting to see would be a supercharged coyote conversion ;)

However I don't think they'll fit without massive modifications to the k-frame and some rather creative 'massaging' of the shock towers :S
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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Benjii wrote:
even more interesting to see would be a supercharged coyote conversion ;)

However I don't think they'll fit without massive modifications to the k-frame and some rather creative 'massaging' of the shock towers :S


Why? the coyote is physically smaller than the Boss motor.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fitting ba 5.4 to el fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:43 pm 
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a 5.4 should have more clearance to the K frame then the 6 cylinder.
it'll physically fit between the towers from what i've been told.

electronics/ECU wise would be no different to those putting BA 6 cyl's in.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:49 pm 
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5L s/c from ford with the ZF mated behind it FTW.

would make the EL flyyy 8-) :D

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Hmmm, a 5.4 should fit easily in my EB with my BA 4L modded K frame.

In fact, there wouldn't even be much modding of the new wiring loom I built for the Barra conversion.

Anyone got a 5.4 laying around, with a manual box?

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Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:57 pm 
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I've got both a boss 5.4 and an Ef with AU k frame sitting there.
the temptation has been great.

 

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