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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:31 pm 
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@Dazza
fair enough man, that makes sense though, never thought of it like that
ill just pick up some good quality oil in the next couple weeks.

its an old motor so im not expecting big things from it, just want it to sound decent and get some good airflow going through it.
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:37 pm 
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Do the basics, plugs, leads, cap, rotor button, trans service, good engine oil, then get the stanley knife and sand paper out and cut the bellmouth out of the flexi tube from the airbox to the throttle body (assuming MPEFI) and sand it smooth and curved, you basically open the diameter right out to let more air in.
My motor has done 370000ks. It still runs fine.
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:41 pm 
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@DAZZA
thanks man, ill definately be doing all those things as soon as im on holidays.
yep well this 3.9 has done 320,000 i think and still not an issue so far, hopefully it makes her run better, cant wait to clean it all up then get an exhaust on.
do you know how many kw your engine pushes out?
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:50 pm 
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the 3.9's are noisy, rattly and slower. it's like 10kw difference out of the box

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:08 pm 
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@Fordwithballs... about 50horsepowers I guess. I have no idea. It doesnt have a lot done to it, its just driven enthusiasticly when theres just me in it. Ate a VZ commo a few weeks ago, they didnt like that.
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Dazza
sounds good mate!
any commo wouldnt like getting munched up by a good old EB...
cant wait to get this s**t underway!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:37 am 
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AU99 wrote:
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....

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That speaks for all man. It's what I wanna do to mine eventually....No, not turn it into an AU, Haha.

I got my exhaust piping for free in parts I got from the wreckers scrap bin, one cos of a blown muffler an another with a bent gearbox mount area. Welded it myelf and got the extractors for $100 of an EF.

As mentioned new ignition parts or even a good clean up if the cap and rotor don't look too old. A service and filter kit for the auto too can make a difference.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:02 am 
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i agree on servicing the transmission, i found if falcon autos go without a service they dont last long at all

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:11 am 
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Alright mad, thanks everyone,
what do you guys recomened for exhaust systems?
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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:30 am 
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i just have the standard size with no resonator on the bak and it makes a good sound, and its not over loud or backfiring every time i back off

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:32 am 
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I have used Redback exhausts on both my E Series cars, and have found them to be cost effective and they sound good.

I also have Pacemaker extractors, which I picked up second hand.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:34 am 
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@ BENJ
sounds good man,
how much did they cost you all up for the ehaust and extractors?
and also is there a wierd drowning noise in the cabin when your driving at a consistant speed?
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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:38 am 
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New the Redback exhaust was around $330. I sourced it through a Local Exhaust place.

The extractors I picked up via Ebay for around the $230 mark, and they came with a highflow cat convertor already modded to bolt up to the exhaust.

As for droning, I recommend getting a rear resonator. This will make the exhaust just audible while idling and cruising with the windows down, and when you give the engine a rev, is more than loud enough.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:48 pm 
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Don't go bigger than 2.5in. But see if you can find some scrap pieces at a wreckers or somthingthey are throwing out or somthing and get pieces cheap. Or keep an ear out, somone may have crashes their XR6 or somthing, even the XR stock exhaust is nicer a bit. Or if you want go to an exhaust place and get a quote on a 2.5 tailpipe with no muffler, you may be surprised,

Patience and hunting skills are a must.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Eb 3.9L Easy Cheap Mods PLEASE HELP!
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:57 pm 
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FordWithBalls wrote:
Alright mad, thanks everyone,
what do you guys recomened for exhaust systems?


One with 6 holes at the front, a little hole in the middle and a big hole at the end that is noisy. My AU I had yrs ago had about 600 spent on a catback, I forget the brand but it was awesome, I thought it was a 2 1/2 but was talking to my brother (who now has the car) and he says its a 2 3/4. Sounded great. Because the car was lowered I couldnt get the back part of the system over the diff without putting it on the hoist so I drove it the 20 ks into town with just the front section with the 1 straight thru muffler... That was fun.
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