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Old 11th December 2009, 03:03 PM
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Default 2.9 xr4?

im finding it hard to find a doner car localy

have seen a few 2wd xr4's any one shoe horned a v6 into a roadster yet

also any one know what sierra's had a lsd diff's in them

its ither that or i go for a bike engine with some kind of starter motor reverse on the prop but im not sure if thay work and where to get the gear to fit to the prop anyone go any linkeys?
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Old 11th December 2009, 03:17 PM
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you have a builder putting that same engine in not far from you & he,s about ready to get it started for the first time, its forum member "Spikehaus", he,s done a cracking job on his build & overcome lots of fitting issues of the V6 going in a Roadster.

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Old 11th December 2009, 08:18 PM
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looks a bit to big to fit realy

come on ther has to be a fair priced sierra around the south west some where

saw a bloke today who wanted 500 notes for a 1600 pinto on a e with bit missing

please keep your eyes and ears peeled
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Old 11th December 2009, 09:47 PM
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got the v6 cosworth engine in mine. fits ok.
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Old 11th December 2009, 11:26 PM
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Check Gum Tree, I found a DOHC Sierra on there for 150


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Old 13th December 2009, 04:31 PM
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If it's a 3DR XR4i and it's cheep then your best bunging it in a garage and cashing in later as they are going up up up

If it's a 5DR XR4i then it's the 2.0 DOHC engine not a V6

The Roadster book mentions the use of he V6, so it will probably fit.



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Old 13th December 2009, 05:15 PM
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If it's a 3DR XR4i and it's cheep then your best bunging it in a garage and cashing in later as they are going up up up

If it's a 5DR XR4i then it's the 2.0 DOHC engine not a V6

The Roadster book mentions the use of he V6, so it will probably fit.



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Old 13th December 2009, 06:12 PM
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Use the Cologne V6 - I had great fun stripping it, and everything on the XR4x4i was upgraded to LSD and brake discs all round. I am going to start mine next weekend. All the fluids are now in. Just need to charge the battery!

I had lots of fun stripping the 4x4 gear off it, so you will need a 2wd steel sump if you go down the same route. Sold all the other bits and got 400 so far. Only paid 130 for the original car!

I plan to mount the air flow paddle and fuel lines deep down on the chassis. I just need to research a little on how to connect the injectors to pipe - Anyone done this?

Still thinking about swapping the MFI engine for an EFI, just because it looks better. Still, that's an upgrade for next year.

Plenty of photos on my linkys below:
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Old 26th December 2009, 09:29 AM
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I'm putting a Cosworth V6 (BOA) engine into my Locust rebuild, it is a bit tight but it will fit.

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Old 26th December 2009, 02:31 PM
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I have a BOA in my Sapphire, and a spare in the garage.

But I have a 2.9 12V cologne for when we start our build.

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