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    EB ECU

    EB1 or 2 - if prior to EB2 the trans computer is external.
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    XG ute Borgwarner upgrade

    Stick with the borgy, XG has 28 spline (anything eb2 on does). Hydratrack id take miss on and go an eaton trutrac, as long as ya not abusing it they hold 400 hp easy enough. And 400 hp in these things is a fucking handful due to the light weight.
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    Which 4.0 into Ratty XF Ute?

    Pre au is 0 offset and au on is +35 on a 114.3 5 stud pcd. So xf wheels will fit - might have to drop the callipers off as the rotor is larger than the x series. Id use 15" as a minimum.
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    Which 4.0 into Ratty XF Ute?

    Having done this conversion recently some traps for new players: XG, XH and XF are all different in terms of radiators. Sizing mounting points are all different. XG rad mounts do bolt through the rad support into the XF mount holes. The bottom rad support is miles different. XG radiators do not have provision for the ubiquitous Eseries overflow bottle. I went and put an EF radiator in mine, had to make custom mounts top and bottom. Had to space out and modify the receiver dryer to sit forward a bit more and chop quite a bit of steel on the support panel to make it fit. The E-series radiator is just that much wider. It also has to be balanced against the location of the coolant overflow bottle too, which on my car was helped by relocating the battery. Because mine is mounted forward a bit the au hose was just simply chopped down. XG mount plates and regular XF/EA/ED engine mounts are all you need to make it physically fit. Yes, it will be a bit tight in terms of spacing around the alternator but it will be fine. Balancer will clear an XF front crossmember too. Regular e series top hose and XG bottom hose. Be prepared to trim them a little depending on the radiator you use. For air con - crib the fittings TX valve, pipes etc from an XG. Cut the hoses and mount to an AU metal mount on the compressor. Wiring - largely standard ford colour scheme runs across the XF to AU. I hid quite a bit of it and ran it back inside the car, across the dash. Engine loom will largely be easy, but you will need to interface Red switched power feed (ignition switch) Yellow Black Keep Alive Memory (constant 12V) HEGO switched relay - Au's run a 4 wire hego - so sensor 12V, and two grounds run back to the ECU. 12V relay for the heater comes in from the main loom Speedo - white wire will need to feed back to the computer Red black reverse switch back to the main loom (this is the 8 wire plug that normally carries speedo, rpm, oil etc) RPM (pink blue) Air con - Run the blue wire from the dash around to the opposite side of the car. The two wires that run to the low pressure switch need to be connected to the XG TX valve assembly (or you can run the xf stuff with custom piping). A seperate aircon wire will need to go to the ECU for ac demand. Fan relay controllers. Starter relay - its really complex so I bypassed it and ran the starter wire through to the Au ecu loom. Au's run the starter wire through the transmission neutral start switch, smart lock, then the ecu which signals the starter relay. So in effect the ecu doesn't make this call now the motor is switched on in the standard way. If you run the EF hose pipe assembly you will need to modify to fit around the strut tower. This was made easier for me as I drilled and tapped the strut brace (Castlemaine rod shop brought) to assist. Get the rod ship lower stabiliser bar, life is just so much easier than cutting and shutting sumps. If you can get the au bell housing do it, its not strictly necessary but I managed to find one, to mount the xf t5 on the back of. (so its got a lower first than a e series t5). Headers will land in a slightly different spot but e series stuff will help you out in a pinch Power steering lines - XG is metric and XF imperial on the fittings. You will have to swap fittings to adapt to a e series power steering pump. I used XG hoses and fittings, and swapped the xf fitting onto the pipe.
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    eBay radiators

    Fuck having spent a long time fucking around fitting an el rad to my xf id just buy thew copper one.
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    EFI Xflow with EL ecu

    yeah set the base idle stop to 650 rpm the ISC should do the rest
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    HELP - XF to EL ECU issues

    Okay, eb and ef on are wired differently (reverse polarity) Ef works by using vacuum to hold open the unit and power to restrict the idle back down. ED and earlier use power to open up
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    VCT head swap

    Yes it does, and yes you can use an rpm switch on the solenoid. BUT No one does cams for them, you have to get your reground
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    Just for info xflow spring pressures.

    Had a girlfriend once who was 110 on the seat...
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    Xf Fairmont 250 E.F.I. project first car

    1. Just get them cleaned and tested. 2. I think they are a generic sanden, just replace with another of the same type. 3. Buy another 5 speed xf for this, you'll need the pedal box, bell housing, gearbox. Your existing tail shaft should be okay. Standard ECU will be fine with this - there is a plug for the clutch switch which adjusts timing when you put the clutch in - no biggie. 5 speed makes it more fun, but auto is cheap, easy to trick up by replacing with a c4.
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    EFI Xflow with EL ecu

    Actually went and put an nl dash in but it’s wired to accept both the digital and nl
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    Blown Crossy.

    Another afflicted with the dodge sickness. Mines a at4-129 245 hemi.
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    The front yard special

    I have a turbo - turbo and intercooler is heading to the panzerwagens crossy will get a rebuild with the parts I have as a decent n/a streeter
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    The front yard special

    Ah this little project.... i have a pile of bits. but as yet unassembled. ef crank - free xf block - have ground out the relief on the block to allow rollers valves springs and head inlet manifold - done previously. pistons - to be brought rod bolts - need to get cam not yet brought panzerwagens are in the way at the moment.
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    what is the v8 like on fuel compared to the 6 cyl

    Yeah I bet she has too. And yeah heard ears her read mean tweets on jimmy Kimmel too