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#81 djjase

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

I have done two XF conversions - 1 was a sedan and 1 was a ute which I still have. With the heater I just turned it upside down and the heater hoses are up higher. When it comes to rego every state is different. I have done it in VIC and NSW and both times the car has had to be engineered, they have had to be on straight gas if you don't want to go that path then you can put in a V8 from a later model Ford and run it with the Cat convertors, on unleaded fuel. All they are worried about is emissions, brakes and the suspension. NSW engineers wanted me to proved that the brakes and suspension could handle the extra power and weight as the LPG made the emissions issue go away. Duel fuel setups might loose power but straight LPG done right don't. My ute has beaten quite a few petrol big holley setups with so called millon dollar motors, mine runs the twin gas research setup.

#82 mike623030

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

djjase so it wont pass rego on unleaded even if it a 351??? with twin cats?

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#83 djjase

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

djjase so it wont pass rego on unleaded even if it a 351??? with twin cats?


Never done one in ACT - you would need to check with the authority there - if you can get it passed by EPA then you prob could rego it.
Take it to get it tested and if it passes your half way there then

#84 mike623030

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:33 PM

Never done one in ACT - you would need to check with the authority there - if you can get it passed by EPA then you prob could rego it.
Take it to get it tested and if it passes your half way there then


who would i call to find out about epa laws in act? rta or a engineer

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#85 Jello63

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

Great handy thread, think it should be stickied & added to DIY ;)

#86 mike623030

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:21 AM

who would i call to find out about epa laws in act? rta or a engineer


seen the engineer today he told me it would pass a xf can have up to a 6.5L v8 and get rego i will have to check tho and what im going to try and do is just change the cam for the pass then put the roller cam back in never put one of them in tho and any one know if it a ***** to do or should i just let the pros do it for me?

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#87 Mathias

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:44 AM

How much was the engineers cert?

#88 XFV8_pano

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

I have a 351w XF Panel van engineered in the ACT. Engineering cost about 400 bucks from memory, it needed to be reinspected which added to the cost. I run straight LPG, and am happy to do so.

After going through all the hassle fitting a taller block than a 302w, i'd fit a 351c next time. I've already modded the heater box etc.
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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:41 PM

I had a comprehensive read of this thread and quite a few other threads on other forums, really helpful, but one thing I can't find much info on is the 4 speed auto.

If we used a 5.0 windsor from an EF/EL/AU and used the 4 speed auto that came with these cars can this be done? My main concern is the crossmember alignment to the XF panel van's original crossmember to body spot? Also I know that these 4 speed transmissions interact with the ECU, will this be an issue, the XF panel van in question will be straight gas so we wont be running any of the EFI gear from the donor car.

 

Then there is the issue of the tailshaft input to gearbox (and diff too)

 

Thanks heaps!



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Posted 16 September 2016 - 08:26 PM

What do you guys reckon about FITECH EFI, i have an 87 XF, it's going to have monroe GT Gas with reflex tech shockies, 30mm lowered king springs all 'round, 600HP FiTech EFI system purchased today with a bosch 044 high pressure (72.5psi) pump, apparently the webers have a return line so that's all i need other than the wiring for the EFI kit...

I was really worried about regulations for emission, as from all the reading ive done apparently 85 was the last year XF you could drop a 351 in unless you use a later model fuel injected 351 from an F100..

Well if mine has EFI, it should pass?!???

I'm really not sure

QLD might have tight regs... I've blown my tax refund and the cash from my ninja 250 i sold otherwise..!! BIG TIME FAIL (the 351 was inherited)



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Posted 28 October 2019 - 05:41 PM

Seems there hasn't been a post in here for awhile lol. I took photo's of the heater core modification when I did mine, just need to suss out how to post them up in this thread.

My XF Fairmont sedan has a C6 and 400M.

#92 TUFGQ

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 05:42 PM

Seems there hasn't been a post in here for awhile lol. I took photo's of the heater core modification when I did mine, just need to suss out how to post them up in this thread.

My XF Fairmont sedan has a C6 and 400M.




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