Asked by John E
I AM considering buying a late-model, six-cylinder BA Fairlane and converting it to gas or dual fuel. Were these cars originally available with factory-fitted gas? If not, was there a reason? Will Ford's factory conversion kit for the Falcon fit straight into the Fairlane and are there any problems to watch for?
Answered by CarsGuide2 Nov 2007
FORD offered two engines in the BA Fairlane: the 182kW Barra six and the 5.4-litre V8. The E-gas engine wasn't offered, the only reason being Ford didn't believe there was enough demand. The factory E-gas system would fit the Fairlane, but would need the E-gas six as well and I think that would make it too expensive. Ford dealers have dual-fuel kits that would be better and more affordable. Lots of BA Falcon taxis run on LPG with no problems.
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