That is true about the heater hoses in the firewall getting in the way, since I had a clevo in a 85 XF,.....but a work around is ( if your not interested in A.C ), is to plumb the heater hoses into the AC core...........( some hunting in supercheap for S bend heater hoses did the trick )and I guarantee you 100%.......you will get better heat in the cabin, thanks to the bigger AC core....and i just cut the ends of the original heater core and plumbed them up............
Thanks @ashXFute @gerg
e-series would have the same problem as x-series, unless they released a different floor tunnel for the v8?
OR as I was thinking earlier - could possibly be that the back of the windsor motor is mounted further forward that the 4.0l? - exactly what gerg said.
Ive reached out to CRS but not in detail about this. Let me have more of a proper conversation with them and Ill get back to you all.
@Thom @gerg Does this mean the e-series v8 box would not fit in the xf behind a windsor, as it would be shifted back too far as it has a longer input shaft?
Keen to know this, as I will make sure not to go down this path even though the box is better. (unless I can shorten the input shaft).
**** also I would assume in the e-series for the v8 engines, is the shifter mounted further back? Or does the 4.0l sit more forward than the windsor in the eseries? There has to be a reson why the input shaft was longer?
The question I had for you@Thom was what flywheel tooth count did the later E-series Windsors have? I seem to remember you saying that the BTR auto ones had the 164 tooth flexplate like a clevo (and were 50oz vs clevo 28) but were the manuals also 164 tooth or 157 (like the other small Windsors)?