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  1. Sacko7

    what gearbox?

    Thanks people for your input, the motor was completely rebuilt including a stage 1 cam, and 650 Holley. Some people are telling me that the 650 is too big for what I want. Also is Dyno Tuning the way to go? cheers
  2. Hi all, I have a 1982 XE and i would like to put intermittent wipers in it. What needs to be done ? Can I use any XF parts? Any help appreciated cheers
  3. Hi all, I have a 1982 XE sedan that I converted to a 351. I took the motor and gearbox(auto) out of a ZH Fairlaine. I changed the diff and rear brakes with an XR6 to give me disc brakes all round. First road trip and i was doing 2850rpm at 100KPH. I found out that ratio of an XR6 was 3.43-1 (or something like that), so I sourced a 2.92-1 and fitted that (with modification). It now does 2500RPM at 100KPH. Of course at these revs I need a bigger fuel tank or some advice on what I might do to reduce revs. I want a highway cruiser I am not interested in quick takeoff, or wheel spins. I personally believe that the car would struggle to reach 140KPH. Any ideas would be appreciated. The speedo is accurate as I spent heaps getting it professionally calibrated. cheers Kevin
  4. Sacko7

    what gearbox?

    Thanks guys, 2.92 now installed i will see how it goes cheers
  5. Sacko7

    what gearbox?

    Hi all, I have an 1982 Xe which I have converted to a 351, it runs at 2700rpm at 100kmh. I am looking at changing the diff ratio as I have put in an XR6 rear end to get disc brakes. I believe the ratio is 3.45. I have also been told to convert my gearbox from a three speed to a 4 speed for better top end revs. Can anyone advise me if this is possiobly and which box would i need and what modifications? Cheers Sacko7
  6. Sacko7

    Diff ratio

    I have just recently converted my XE from a 6 to the 351 V8. Having drum brakes on the rear I fitted an XR6 rear end so that I could stop. I took the car out for a run and was doing about 2700 revs at 100kmh. Wanting it for a cruiser and not needing it quick off the mark I looked at the diff ratio. I believe what is currently in is a1-345 which would have been coupled to a 4 speed box. I am about to change it to a 2.92 but I have been told that the V8 actually had a 2.77. But I have been told that 2.77 will not go in a Borg Warner housing. I am not unrealistic, I did not convert the car for economy and having a new 650 Holley it will use fuel. But if I can just decrease the revs a little at highway speeds I would be happy. Any idea's welcomed. Thanks Sacko7
  7. Sacko7

    V8 into 6

    This place is unbelievable for help and advice, thanks guys and keep it coming Sacko7
  8. Sacko7

    V8 into 6

    Thanks Xfish excuse my ignorance but do you change coil springs and brakes etc and di they change OK
  9. Sacko7

    V8 into 6

    Hi all, New to the forum and have some questions I need help with. I have a 1984 XE sedan, 4.1 auto and I am converting to a V8. I have been told that once conversion done a RWC and a view by Vic Roads should suffice. Now my questions, I have purchased a 1984 LTD, 351 complete, I have done this as I believe that a lot of the 6 cylinder components will be no good for a V8, I am replacing radiator, water pump hoses etc with new. I know I will have to shorten the tail shaft as the LTD is a longer car. Would the LTD have an LSD? I know it is not a 9inch. The LTD has leaf springs and the XE has coil on the rear, the XE has drums on the rear, What is the best way to get the LTD diff and discs on to the XE? Should I run with leaf or coil on the rear or is it too hard to swap ? Someone told me that an E series diff is what I need out of something like an EB XR6, Is this correct and will it change straight over or what needs to be changed? Any help or advice appreciated. The LTD was paddock ridden and has heaps of rust and interior is very ordinary but the XE is rust free and repainted, nice low ride with a Fairmont interior, that is why I am not pursuing the LTD. All other parts including interior less centre console on LTD is available to anyone interested, door and window trims appear good. Any other ideas or items I should be aware of please let me knowRegardsSacko7