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Crossflow into Fox body mustang (1980-1982)

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6 hours ago, Slow250XC said:

He got biscuits on the back wheels. Average commonwhore from west auckland could do that.

Lol at least he didnt stack it like half the commo driving dickheads do out this way.

Always fun to see a fresh set of skidmarks that end with chunks of bumper and glass....fuckin spastics

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For me it'd have to be a crossflow for the simple fact it'd practically be a bolt in fit with minimal modifactions to the car. Its the ease of it that makes it so appealing and why haven't people here in Australia done this yet.

The essex v6 was available for fox mustang, but inline is fine engine for that car.

 

I have 3.3 in my -80 notchback fox, with t5. I'd love to swap crossflow to it but I need to do the body first. Just moved firewall ~15 cm back and I'm building tubular K-member to move wheels 15 cm forward. Maybe I need to do testing with stock engine and then build some performance inline later.

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9 hours ago, Firebolt said:

The essex v6 was available for fox mustang, but inline is fine engine for that car.

 

I have 3.3 in my -80 notchback fox, with t5. I'd love to swap crossflow to it but I need to do the body first. Just moved firewall ~15 cm back and I'm building tubular K-member to move wheels 15 cm forward. Maybe I need to do testing with stock engine and then build some performance inline later.

would love to see a build thread of what you are doing here, why are you moving the wheels forward for starters?

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10 hours ago, Firebolt said:

The essex v6 was available for fox mustang, but inline is fine engine for that car.

 

I have 3.3 in my -80 notchback fox, with t5. I'd love to swap crossflow to it but I need to do the body first. Just moved firewall ~15 cm back and I'm building tubular K-member to move wheels 15 cm forward. Maybe I need to do testing with stock engine and then build some performance inline later.

I have a question, are the engine bays the same for the v6 and inline 6? 

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The US Essex V6 was in no way related to the Capri/Granada 60 degree UK one. The US Essex was esentially a copy of the Buick 90 deg design but with alloy heads, made in Essex, Canada.

Being 90 degrees, it's pretty wide compared to the 60 deg Cologne V6, so the engine bay would have been wide enough for that and the windsor from the start.

It appears that inlines were fitted from 78-82, and needed a specific K-member.

Here's a thread about inlines into fox mustangs:

https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?t=47758

Seems that without starting with the right K-member body for the inline, you can improvise with a Cortina sump.

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I have a question, are the engine bays the same for the v6 and inline 6? 
Yes, only different k-member.

Sorry, foxes where awailable with cologne 2.8 v6, and later with essex 3.8 v6.

I'm increasing wheelbase for better weight ratio and want to run this car with 10 deg caster.
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Yes, only different k-member.

Sorry, foxes where awailable with cologne 2.8 v6, and later with essex 3.8 v6.

I'm increasing wheelbase for better weight ratio and want to run this car with 10 deg caster.
Sorry didn't mean to sound like I was correcting you. I'm sure you know more about Fox bodies than all of us put together. Just clarifying the difference between two unrelated Ford V6s that they decided to call the same name..... smart people

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Sorry didn't mean to sound like I was correcting you. I'm sure you know more about Fox bodies than all of us put together. Just clarifying the difference between two unrelated Ford V6s that they decided to call the same name..... smart people

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I'm not sure if I know anything, it's ok to correct me anytime.

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On 17/03/2018 at 5:34 PM, Firebolt said:

Here are some pics, the starting point and how it looks like now. I'm not good at taking photos and my garage is always messy...4948ee52ef6545e7d8ca308577779a74.jpg00fbac5db812f85c479cd7e89bd14f9e.jpg09b1969b6bbb9bed4495e0c93cea2c22.jpg

Thats some pretty cool stuff there, cant wait to see it finished.

My plans are to start with a 3.3 probably an 81 as they seem to be the most common with the inline six. I want to minimise the amount of fabrication and mods, so i can focus on spending on the drivetrain and suspension.

Probably wont work out like planned (it never does), but from my research the aussie block shares most of the same mounting points for the mounts and accessories,  if i go an auto, a C4 should bolt up in place of the factory C3, the starter will be on the opposite  side to the factory one but shouldn't be a challange. A cortina sump will solve the K frame issue (could just pull the entire crossy from my TE). Will need to fabricate some throttle linkages but i havent decided about carbs yet so that will go hand in hand.

I reckon that i will come across plenty of other issues along the way but gotta clear the first hurdle, getting the car in the first place.

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Early 80's Ford LTD (yeah, its foxbody). I just have too much to do with my pony, but I dream of one of these. Maybe someday...335856eaef28ed6f1b7b302442893c30.jpg33d90167fbdb02e6520d18d04f8961b4.jpg

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