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BenMason

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  1. Hey Guys, My brother has just picked up a pretty clean really low km (105k) '92 4.0 Fairmont. Quick question on converting it to a manual; will the pedal box and cross member fit from any 6 cylinder E series? Cheers, Ben
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    All good mate, they are pretty abundant and cheap. I reckon Dan may have one or two. https://www.facebook.com/dansfpvpartz/ Will also let you drop your diff ratios giving better acceleration and keep your rpm low at highway speeds.
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    Haha all good I'll share anything but my wife
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    Completely off topic to my original post lol, but anyway From my experience with BA/BF the T5 and T56 share the same front bolt pattern. If you blow the T5 replace it with the T56 it should be an almost direct replacement. Pretty hard to blow a T56, I'm running a factory unit behind my 700HP XR6 Turbo and it has a wall of torque from 3000 - 7000rpm. Ben
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    Well there's going to be a good 250 unleaded x-flow with 3-speed slush box up for sale soon for you old tech guys and it's good to see this forum is sticking with being Aussie ... nothing more Aussie then a little slandering your mates and Falcon's
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    HAHA it's the plug behind the FW that's gone ... always the hardest one to get too Only ever worked on x-flows from my XD days and the Barra in my XR6T never an OHC. Could I get the pipe made if it's just bent steel?
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    Cheers, the dash and heater box has already been swapped over from the XG to the XF cos the young fella wanted the star wars cluster and the XF didn't have A/C... If the motor's out shouldn't be too hard to swap out the water pump and piping i'd assume. Compression is good and there's no water in the oil so head gasket appears to be OK, but not hard to change it while it's out. He doesn't get his learners permit till March next year so time isn't an issue; plus it'll be good bonding time with him Just have to ignore the whines and nags from the Mrs with the dunger taking up room while we strip it. And Dean ... All good on the Gemini's we all have our own little personal issues here and there
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    Nothing wrong with the running gear in the '91 XF, it's only done 180k motor is quiet and strong but it's got an auto and son wants a manual. I have both of the utes already and not afraid to get my hands dirty with cutting brackets from the XG to weld back into the XF if that's what's required. The original plan was to move the manual over to the XF from the XG but sourcing the bell housing is an additional cost that's not necessary if i just move the motor as well. The 4.0OHC injected motor is probably more suited to a daily driver with not having to stuff around with carbys as well. The 4.0 only needs a new set of welsh plugs and it's perfectly good for use again. I'd simply fix up the XG but the body is in really poor condition having lived lord only knows how long under a tree, but it's complete and suitable as a donor car.
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    OK, changed my mind, will everything including the engine from the XG swap over with only the need for an XF Manual cross member? I can get a complete XG ute for $400, body is stuffed but it runs and drives perfectly.
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    Thanks Dean, It's a '91 unleaded XF, anyone know of anyone around Brisbane or the sunny coast that would have a bell housing and cross member they would be willing to part with? I already have a new spigot bearing and clutch kit to go in while it's all out This is getting done up for my son as his first car, so I'll probably be doing a build page up for it as we go along. Cheers, Ben
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    T5 from XG into '91 XF Ute

    OK, cool so all I need to get is a bell housing and everything else will be good?
  12. Hi All, Can anyone please let me know if there's anything that won't fit from an XG ute into a '91 XF? The motor is shagged in the XG and the XF is an auto with 4.1 x-flow so want to move everything to do with the manual over to the XF including the disc brake rear end and 1 tonne leafs. Assuming I'll need to move the brake booster over will it all just bolt up? Sorry couldn't find anything in relation to this. Cheers, Ben
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