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    XF AU Windsor conversion

    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............
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    Cutting the water pump on 250 crossflow

    didn't know these electric water pumps existed.......might be worth looking into....
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    V8 into 6

    As for the UNI............we took that with us, ( though I dont think we used it ), I had a T5 gearbox, and that UNI matched up to the EB diff..............this happened 20 years ago, and I can barely remember last week.
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    V8 into 6

    We used the callipers that were on the EB diff, since I originally had drums................and we changed the coils .( because they didnt match the fronts on my XF ). If memory serves me right, we were able to use the brake lines from the XF and mount them to the EB diff..........though there was some custom brackets made. Nothing too trivial.
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    V8 into 6

    I was able to use a EB2 series diff ( LSD ), into my 84 XF ( sedan )..........no issues. Though I had to be creative with the handbrake cable. The XF handbrake splits under the car, while it splits on the EB Diff. ( i dont know what it dose on a XE ( probably the same ).
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    3:45 VS 4:11

    Cheers ! I'll check on the high stall requirements....... Though, by changing the diff gears.........will I have any ECU issues? ( erratic gear changes ) or some other electrical issue?
  7. hEY GUYS , Im wanting a bit more launch power in my el xr8 ( 4 speed auto ), and it has the factory diff with the ratio 3:45. My question is if I change it to 4:11 ratio...can it mount in the original diff or is something more needed?
  8. Hey guys. I was just going through the 'max ellery repair book 94 - 98', and noticed there are several different sized fuel tanks foe EFs to ELs. ( page 258 ) standard size - 68 litre fairmont, ghia, fairlane, ltd ( v8 ) 80 litre Station wagons 72 litre and optional 85 litre tank for sedans. I have never pulled my tank out, nor have I seen one loose. I would expect that somewhere on the tank it will tell its capacity or am I wrong? Has anybody ever come across the 85 litre tank for a sedan?
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    Where is it hidden?

    nope , I didnt find or fix the problem. I've just pulled the bulb
  10. I've been wondering why my battery is a bit flat after sitting 2 days in the garage and just discovered by boot light in a EL xr8 ( 98 ) is staying on. I've searched for the switch around the hinges and cant locate it......where is it hidden? Also, while in the boot, will a amp bracket from an NL fit into the EL? My current amp is mounted under the parcel shelf and hope to relocate it to above the rear wheel arch use the bracket from the NL to hide the amp.....
  11. It's is a solid bracket, and cant be maneuvered. I will just have to grind very gently, and no doubt, it will take several attempts to get it right.Cause as it stands, the alt bracket sits perfectly in the XD alt bracket, and I could only fit 1 copper washer at the back in there to take up the slack. cheers
  12. yeah, thats a great idea. I'd have to grind the front of the bracket and add washers to the back to push it forward..... cheers
  13. ok, so the alternator is all bolted and strapped in, i ran an earth to the block from the alt( though I'm confident that i didnt need to, but did anyway ), and the alt charges at 14:68 and 14:58 at the battery in the boot. The volt guage ( xf ghia ) sits 7-9 bar, where before it would sit between 4 -6 , and my speco volt guage is just above 14 volt. And as suspected, the battery light is on, so i will need to pull the bulb. The only issue, is the alt pulley dosent line up perfectly with the water pump pulley. It's not dead straight as it use to be. The alt mount is bolted perfectly, and I cant pull the alt back any further than it is. To be dead straight, the alt would have to go back a maximum of 5mm . I've revved the car passed 3500 rpm and i havent slipped the belt. Honestly, i dont think this is a problem but if i start breaking/jumping belts, I will have to re-visit on how to do this.
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    One wire alternator

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    One wire alternator

    Yes, thats how my set-up is. And worse case scenario, is that if it isn't earthed right, the alternator wont charge?