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Didn't want to waste forum space by making a new thread so I'll post it here. I'm putting the 5L in the XF and I've just noticed that the mounts are far too wide for the brackets. Are there wider ones in v8 cars or are they shimmed? Also, i noticed that there are only 2 bolts holding each mount on do the v8s have extra? Cheers907372f59c18406617efbb171b51d688.jpg0b6bb5af117c110e7cba37c567857762.jpg

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You'll need to get yourself some v8 xd/xe base plates
Thanks that's what i thought. I think I've got access to some

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Im going to get some of the tuff mounts from the Rod Shop when i stick the weezer in the XG.

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nice beaver...

those 2 bolts missing on the 6cyl mounts may have had power steering hose clamps on them prior? they had 4 bolts originally anyway.

V8 base mounts as mentioned should drop it straight in. but i cant remember if you'll need to mess with the gearbox mount?(maybe a T5 bent one? might be needed)

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nice beaver...
those 2 bolts missing on the 6cyl mounts may have had power steering hose clamps on them prior? they had 4 bolts originally anyway.
V8 base mounts as mentioned should drop it straight in. but i cant remember if you'll need to mess with the gearbox mount?(maybe a T5 bent one? might be needed)


Gearbox crossmember should have everything sitting where it was with the 6, provided the same gearbox and early V8 bell housing are used. T5 banana crossmember is same for 6 or 8 all else being equal. Mine took an EA T5 on a modded toploader bell and the EA T5 crossmember slotted right in.

The problems come up when you start using E-series V8 bits, namely boxes and bellhousings as they are 5/8" longer in the input and deeper in the bell housing to suit. These are Mustang spec Windsor bits.

I think this conversion is going to be harder to mix and match than it first seems. For instance, you can't use a clevo bell as they are to suit a 164-tooth flywheel. You need a 157 tooth bell unless going with the Aussie BTR 4-speed auto, which from what Thom says, is for a 164 tooth flexplate. If it!'s going to be manual, an aftermarket bell might have to happen.

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........and maybe install the power steering lines while you're down there. Easier with the donk out, as Dean said, the clamps are held by the engine mount bolts.

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I'm using an EF v8 BTR 4 speed so there's no issues mating it to the engine. Crossmember I am unsure of but im assuming that an XH crossmember would fit?

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Expensive little bugger. After all the cash I have spent on this front end it better drive mint hahaf782d8f4da2e40ca80720b223726f1c7.jpg

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if it was sloppy before, that will make a massive difference. 

manual steering alone seems to have better feel to begin with 

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Mine was always super sloppy. The box was flogged out too

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16 hours ago, EgoXF said:

Mine was always super sloppy. The box was flogged out too

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For a minute i thought i had gone into NSFW thread and were talking about old girlfriends!

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For a minute i thought i had gone into NSFW thread and were talking about old girlfriends!

Ha ha well done mate, talking of things sloppy. My ex was like that maybe she should have been a doctor, seeing someone different every 15 minutes 🤬
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If anybody buys a reco box from steerung excellence on Ebay, paint it before you install it. This hasnt even left the shed and surface rust is showing through all over it 424cd6bc704e4864a10bc0db8d9b9eae.jpg

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On another note. I've got a carb and manifold for the Windsor. Just an edelbrock performer and a 600 holley with vac sec and electric chokec06331163ee66d0f31861cc6e32c3bbc.jpg

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Just made up this little bracket. Mounted it where the bracket for the column shift linkage used to be. With the BMW power connector (power bank? Jump point? I dunno) I can hide all of the cables down here and run it to the battery in the back671682b778dbfe52c42b097ea1f1c6e8.jpga90934ca16127cd184cce282323674f9.jpg26596c674f90326498367118a617c0fe.jpg

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Looking really great. How are you finding the re-assembly process? Daunting or exciting?

 

I've heard the jinpingpingping sound deadener is pretty good, and value for money compared to others. But what will you use for the firewall, before you put the dash back in. Same stuff or something more for thermal insulation?

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Its fairly daunting haha. You have to be so careful with everything you do, and I'm always finding things that need to be replaced that I didn't realise before.
Yeah the pingjing is good for the price, I'd be happy to recommend it as long as people remember to heat it up before applying. I'm going to buy some heat Matt for the firewall

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