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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:16 pm 
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id either send ur cam off or pick 1 up from a wreckers send it to wade cams n get it reground to a 1636 or 1673 i think 1673 was for manual thats what mine is it will cost u around 170 bux and gives you aout 20 killawasps without getting it tuned i definately noticed the difference in my car lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:22 pm 
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So over 500 dollars worth of dollars spent on engine and parts.
Are there many xr engine floating about?
Didn't think a simple cam on its own un tuned would give you 20kw.
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:24 pm 
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about 500 including buying the engine. then it'll go like an XR. better than spending 500 on the 3.9

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:35 pm 
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My EB doesnt have a 3.9 in it, but it did have the stock mpefi 4.0. Luckily I came across an abandoned EL which cost me all of $90 to drag home on a trailer. From this I got the ECU, BBM, Thermo fans (No one has mentioned this mod here but sadly for you, that noisy piece of s**t clutch fan is stealing about 10 of your horsepowers all the time...) as well as a few other bits and pieces (Spare cylinder head to be port matched to the BBM and exhaust when the extractor gods smile upon me, and a cam to send off to Wade and also a cat back 2.5 inch sports system). If I was you, I would keep my nose in the classifieds and find a EL automatic falcon that is being sold as a wreck and scump all the parts Ive listed off of it, and then follow the How to do a BBM conversion I wrote in the tech documents section, put the thermos in as well and go from there. You Will notice a definate increase in Torque and Power, and if you can get the donor car for a song and its in good enough condition otherwise, you can make your money back selling off the parts that you dont use. You may even make a profit and spend it on a cam or a fancy exhaust or somethen. Oh yeah, Id guess you would get your 20 kilowasps with the BBM and other mods listed here too...
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Sounds awesome, thanks for your help everyone.
ill get the servicing and stuff underway in the next couple of weeks once im on holidays and ill let you know how im going.
do any of you guys know where i could pick up a decent sounding exhaust system?
what do you guys recommened?
thanks for all your help so far everyone
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Hey dude. Welcome to the 3.9 club Haha.
Have a read of my thread, (link in signature)
I got a 3.9...honestly, the extra 100ml dosnt matter much really, although if you like getting real technical don't smaller capacity engines rev quicker? (LOL)
It recently put down 120Kw.
Thermo fans will make a world of difference, I won't go re writing it all here, but have a read of my build and you'll .

I don't think there's many on here who have a 3.9 specifically (not that it really matters as above).

For 500 though you should be able to get a nice start, especially o your doing the work yourself am you are good at parts hunting.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:36 pm 
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haha thanks mate
yeh i havent seen too many people talking about the 3.9 but heaps talking about the 4.0, but like you said how much of a difference can it really make :P!
What do you recommened i do first that is the cheapest and that makes the most difference, and also easy to do with on my own?
and is there any place you would recommened to go to get a 2.5inch exhaust done?
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:45 pm 
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Simple thing is get everything second hand if you can, can save you a bundle....
Ebay, forums & mates can be a blessing if you are patient and can wait....

Get a search going on ebay for ea-el parts withing 200kays... you will be amazed at the bargains that you will pick up.... have patience.....

It is amazing what you can achieve on a limited budget if you are prepared to give things a go....

And to drive that point home... here is my previous car.....

what I started with....
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After 2 years, bargains galore....
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Total cost $4000 and that includes buying the car......
All the work done by myself....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzMVCfoY0SI
picture video I did

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Nice paint.

FYI, its not 100ml difference, its more like 35 or so. Its so marginal it has me stuffed why they did it in the first place.
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Yeh i will definately start lookin around once im on holidays, i just want it to sound a bit beefy for now and get the engine flushed out and serviced.
later on once i have more money to play with i will start doing serious work to the engine and stuff,
cant wait to get this project under way !

the video is great man, its come a long way, looks like a few decent hours have been put into it haha, good too see that theres people out there who have the patience to bring older cars up to standard ! im so pumped for this
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:14 pm 
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DAZZA, thats exactly what i was thinking to myself earlier on ! haha
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:20 pm 
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Misses wasnt happy when I decided to sell the AU and get the BA I can tell you...

"Oh God... here we go again"

But I dont regret it... I enjoy driving the BA alot more than the AU....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:24 pm 
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haha sounds good ;) congrats man, looks great
youve done a good job on it be proud
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:24 pm 
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How many KW at the rear wheels? and what engine is in it again?
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Ive been told by a few race motor builders and mechanics to never use an engine flush treatment as it frees up all the corrosive and/or abrasive deposits and f**k your bearings and rings. Its better to use a good quality oil (I use Mobil 1) and let it do the work of cleaning stuff up without bringing out the bad stuff.
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