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Aussie Mike 07-29-2004 06:04 PM

Ford 5.4 Crate motors
Hi All,

Just thought you might like to know there are a few Quad Cam 5.4 Crate motors in this months "Just Parts" magazine.

Check out page 123. There's a new N/A version for $5,900 which seems pretty good to me. It's a US version and has a different manifold to the aussie BOSS motors.

There's also a complete supercharged 5.4 with Auto trans, loom and accessories. No price on this one though.

These motors are from the Ford Lightning truck out of the US. Not sure on how you will go with emissions but it might be worth asking an engineer's opinion.


NASSTY 07-29-2004 06:53 PM

Thanks Mike

Those crate 5.4's may not be ADR friendly

As I understand it Boss 260 & 290 are assembled in Oz
by FPV and have their own specification compared to US sourced
motors as well as some local parts.

However, after saying that, ADR proposed changes seem to be going in circles at the moment, at least in vic, so who knows.

Just better hope your engineer does! :D

jasonnichols 07-29-2004 07:01 PM

its nice
nice to see your true colours coming out and your TRUE love of the ford motor comes out:3DSMILE: :3DSMILE: :3DSMILE:

Ibr8k4vetts 07-29-2004 07:02 PM

Can you tell me what ARD stands for**)
Thanks Mike

Mando 07-29-2004 08:02 PM

Ford Motors
Do I detect a hint of reservation in choosing one of those lumps of aluminium to power your cobra machine? Regards Mando.

AC514 07-29-2004 08:40 PM

ADR Stands for Australian Design Rules.


Ibr8k4vetts 07-29-2004 08:42 PM


NASSTY 07-29-2004 08:44 PM

ADR = Australian Design Rules

At the moment the ADR for vehicle emissions for Individually Constructed Vehicles is uncertain. Australia has recently adopted Euro 3 emissions standards but for ICV's it appears, for the moment at least in some states of Oz, Euro 2 complient motors can be used. Euro2 basically means that motors must use EFI and cats - any factory engine back to 1992 from memory.


justcobra 09-10-2017 03:24 PM

Boss 260 engines have come down in price Big time as seen on ebay au.perhaps due Ford Australia closing its manufacturing operations. Ford modular engines are in plenty supply in the USA.

dave295 09-10-2017 06:18 PM

Too true JC.

It was two weeks ago today I bought a 2005 BOSS 260 for around $1500-$2000.
Came complete with a key and a couple of bent doors etc.
In the glovebox I found an owners manual signed by a Taswegian who drove around a bit back then but is now in the United States (still driving round in circles).
The colour would be a shock (to some) wave (ing) and I am told they are a DEVIL to drive or Race.
Oh yeah, there is a nameplate somewhere on the engine as well.


P.S. It would be enough to make Russell Ingall green with ENVY (envi).

dave295 09-22-2017 04:10 AM

Isn't anyone game to guess what this car is?

David Hodgson 09-26-2017 08:29 PM

XR8 Devil R. Never seen one in the flesh, seem a little bland.

David Hodgson 09-26-2017 08:31 PM

XR8 Devil R. Never seen one in the flesh, seem a little bland for a racer tribute.

Are you restoring or stripping it?

dave295 10-04-2017 03:09 PM

Spot on Dave.
I didn't know of the Enforcer or Devil R until I got this one home and obviously had never seen one in the flesh either.
I will be repairing this one.
It has impact damage on the left hand side. Both doors, B pillar, sill and the sheet metal around the wheel arch.
It even had the owners manual signed by Ambrose in the glovebox.


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