Does Krogdahl still produce a DOHC conversion for the 200?

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I went to the Krogdahl website (krogdahlheads.com) and it directed me to AAAP. Doesn't look like the site has been kept up in about a year. Does anyone know how to contact them? I have a friend going to Queensland, and he wants to check them out. IIRC they were located somewhere in Queensland.
 

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Please note. This head exists for high rpm applications. Possibly the head to use on nitromethane blends.

No, I'm not an agent for the maker!

http://www.aaappp.com/

The Twin Cam Size Cylinder Conversion Kit has been precision engineered to suit size cylinder Holden and Falcon engines.
Holden Blue/Black/Red motors (2.25-3.3 litre)
Ford All size cylinder engines from 1965 - today '96 (200cu/in - 4.1 litre)
Head and Drive Kit
The approximate cost of this kit is $5,500 + GST and includes:
Cylinder head (complete tappet set, sealed ready to bold on. All parts supplied)
Inlet manifolds to suit either fuel injection or side draft style carburettors
Exhaust manifolds adaptor plate only
Camshafts (grind size specified)
Camshaft followers, buckets and shims. 38mm dia. (Toyota)
Cam follower plugs
Water pump
Timing belt, gears and tensioner
Modified timing cover with bearing and seal
Replacement 'dummy' engine camshaft
Distributor
Please note: Full race engine price available by negotiation.
(Engine building facilities also available)
 

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Invectivus":9noc8eda said:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/High-Performance-Ford-4L-Krogdahl-twin-cam-engine-based-on-AU-block-/273748921295

For that price, I’d get a turbo Barra engine built to the nines, purchase a vehicle to put it in, and still have money to blow.
 

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the barra engine is now in a few of the aussie 60-65 falcons (XK/XL/XM/XP) . hadn't seen it before but a number of companies doing the conversion kits :

ie

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Muscle-Gara ... 3992106320

the tuff mounts one is reputedly the go .

http://musclegarage.com.au/index.php?ro ... uct_id=249

the pics on the web site are with the 2008 onwards BTR auto (4 speed?) . = needs cutting of tunnel .

but you can put a good old C4 behind the barra and no cutting of tunnel


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Mike":2qch7l2s said:
What is the Barra engine?

Ford benchmarked the Aston Martin and Jaguar 24 valve six in lines, and updated the 250 Ohv valve cross flow into a 4 liter Twin OHC engine. Tickford, Aston Martins tuning wing, did a preview DOHC engine in 1991 based on a repitched Jaguar AJ6 head when it won a technical services contract with Ford Australia to modify XR6 and XR8 engines.

Both American Windsor 5.0, 5.6 and then Modular Iron block 5.4 V8s were modified, as well as the earlier 4 liter SOHC. Ford under Jac Nasser got approval to use a percentage of Premier Automotive Group special services to conquer emissions and performance and fuel economy objectives. The budget was small, but Tickford and its work with Ford had exceptional clout

See

https://youtu.be/XF45m5eR4sY

https://youtu.be/r1F4wPoDK2k
 

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I have seen severial pictures of these Barra's and they do look to be big but haven't found much on the measurements and the weight listed anywhere for them only that they are heavy. I would sure like to acquire a good compleate one like a 325 Turbo or semular. (y) :nod:
 

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bubba22349":2z761ubf said:
I have seen severial pictures of these Barra's and they do look to be big but haven't found much on the measurements and the weight listed anywhere for them only that they are heavy. I would sure like to acquire a good compleate one like a 325 Turbo or semular. (y) :nod:

Post #22 outlines the common weights.

The other posts include the 4.0 Cologne Mustang and Explorer SOHC, and thr EcoBoost 3.5, and Modular 4.6 2V SOHC.

Search user gb500. He posted a PDF of sizes of 4.0 DOHCs. In fact, he has supplied 90% of the pictured info on all Australian small sixes here.

My post was

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=72629&p=558311&hilit=4.1+liter+engine+weight#p558311

The Australian Falcon SOHC 1988 to 2002 block and alloy head was about 245 kilograms or 540 pounds, CFis were lighter. That SOHC was made in 3.2, 3.9 and 4.0 liter form. The DOHC Barra, only 4.0 non turbo or turbo

The large journal crank and extra camshaft for the DOHC 4 liter 2003 to 2017 Barra means about 540 pounds as well. Turbo engines are heavier due to the Front or Engine mounted inter-cooler and GT Garret turbo.

The Barra engine is almost 300/4.9 length, up from the 250 sixes 31.5 to 33 inches.

Height is the same as the US 250.


There are some problems with fitting the Barra into the early 60-65/66 Round bodies before the XR revision 66 (Fairlane/69-70Torino based) and surprisingly, the 1975-1980 versions of the US Granada, Mercury Monarch, and Lincoln Varsalies.


The Australians added internal width on the upper spring towers to engineer the under-steer out of the X shells from 1972 to 1996. Front tracks grwe from 56 and 58.5 inches of the 60-65's and 66-70s to a massive 60 to 61.5 inches.

The 1987 XF Falcon

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verses the 1980 Mercury Monarch


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The US cars kept the spring towers closer, and the 75-80 Granny/Monarch/Baby Lincoln had the spring tower brace removed, and the upper spring towers heavily reinforced, but they are possibly even narrower than the Round Bodies and 69-77 Mavericks.....at the US LH side engine to spring tower clearance is very limited. There is no spring tower brace, though.

Here is a fairly common 1983 XE Ford Falcon with a Barra 4.0

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verses this 1976 US Ford Granada with the same 4.0 Barra.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... S3_tBcozLo
[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS3_tBcozLo[/bbvideo]


I am an ex Toyota and Nissan man. Like ex Smokers, I'm the sternest, most unrepentant hater of narrow bore spacing Jap in line sixes like the 2JZ's and L28's and RB26DETT swaps, but space verses engine bay is easier the shallower the engine is. The Barra is fairly shallow at the nose, and fairly wide.


the Slanted L series and RB series Nissan engines fit in easily.


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US SOIL START.


FIRST START! 1976 Ford Granada - Barra Swap - Part 5


Holley HP CPU,
Custom Alloy Welding Australia intake
Aussie Nugget Garage A/C bypass (A/C delete and minus 1-1/2" shorter serp drive belt, )
Fahler Speed & Performance intake to suit the tightest X shell shock towers of all Falcon based chassis cars,
changed to LS coil over plug,

thermostat, upper rad hose and GM coolant sensor.
Volvo turbo
Volvo truck cooling fan



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Z9IYQhyGH0
[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZ9IYQhyGH0[/bbvideo]

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:beer: excellent love those Barra swaps! What's up on the stock transmissions are they weak, looks like many do GM trans swaps? Now if I could find one here in the US at a really good price I'd be all over it. :nod:
 

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bubba22349":pf3nne4s said:
:beer: excellent love those Barra swaps! What's up on the stock transmissions are they weak, looks like many do GM trans swaps? Now if I could find one here in the US at a really good price I'd be all over it. :nod:

What’s a good price for you?
https://barraswap.com/product/barra-bf-e-gas-engine/
This site in the US has a “Greentop” LPG Barra for $1895 +shipping.

The Greentop has stouter stock forged rods that’s good for boosted applications.
 

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Rocklord, that's not a bad price however I'm in Arizona with the shipping added to it might get a bit high at the moment it's out of reach. Just seen the part 6 of the USA Barra Grenada swap "First Drive" just outstanding. (y) :nod:

Part 6 USA Barra Swap
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R-QU0veZB4s
 
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