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 Post subject: How much abuse can the EF EL I6 take?
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:26 am 
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Looking at getting a thrash car, an old bomb to have fun with in the paddock, just curious how much abuse these cars can take? Lots of revs 4000+ and pedal to the floor stuff? Is anything likely to break or just wear out?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:33 am 
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probs blow head gasket real quick

 

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 Post subject: Re: How much abuse can the EF EL I6 take?
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:13 am 
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I don't knwo about that, i've been giving the ea s**t for years

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:32 pm 
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get a 4 cyl so you can actually get the power to the ground and drive the thing, i used my first fairmont as a thrasher after i took the rego off it and the diff had somehow locked itself and even then it would just spin everywhere couldnt really use it, too much fuel and too much weight and too much power, just get a 4cyl manual rear wheel drive, can use the power it has, and its cheaper to run and much lighter than the foulcoon
ive been d**k bashing for 11 odd years ive had a commodore and a falcon and a sigma, a few ford lasers a telstar etc, the commodore and falcon were the only ones i didnt like as they just wanted to spin everywhere and couldnt really get the power down,and they were too heavy

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:44 pm 
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I agree with Bry04l.
However, cheap 4cyl RWD cars are getting hard to find.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How much abuse can the EF EL I6 take?
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:48 pm 
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11 years of paddock bashing, good sir I commend you

 

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 Post subject: Re: How much abuse can the EF EL I6 take?
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:20 pm 
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But basically the Falcon isn't about to give up on me anytime soon? haha

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:23 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
I agree with Bry04l.
However, cheap 4cyl RWD cars are getting hard to find.

if your looking at destroying one every few weeks like i used to lol, then i can suggest not paying more than $150 for one because i only used to get $100 scrap metal for them, in kempsey where i grew up they are quite easy to find but you have to know the right people who know other people to find the cheaper cars, newspapers are rediculous sometimes with their prices for unrego cars, i bought a vp wagon for $60 thrashed it around the bush, polished it up vacuumed it and sold it for 600 and all i did was replace the battery and the panhard bushes and thrash the pants off it lol

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:48 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
I agree with Bry04l.
However, cheap 4cyl RWD cars are getting hard to find.


gemini or original corolla are 4 cyl rears

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:02 pm 
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an old starlett maybe?
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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:20 pm 
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we had 2 ea spac 5 spds are bush bashers, they were fine for us to flog around and we had no trouble with power, we ended up pulling the gear boxes out, the first one we stoped using cause the neighbours complained and the cops were up us

 

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 Post subject: Re: How much abuse can the EF EL I6 take?
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:20 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
I agree with Bry04l.
However, cheap 4cyl RWD cars are getting hard to find.


gemini or original corolla are 4 cyl rears


Still getting light on the ground.. All I am saying is 100 times better than a big falcoon or commo for bush bashing duties, They aren't exactly common these days and most are considered collectable to a degree.

EA-EL or VN-VS are worth nothing ATM because, as hard as it is to say, no one wants them. You could actually get one for a carton of beer.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:35 pm 
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EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
fordnut1988 wrote:
EFFUTURA4.05SP wrote:
I agree with Bry04l.
However, cheap 4cyl RWD cars are getting hard to find.


gemini or original corolla are 4 cyl rears


Still getting light on the ground.. All I am saying is 100 times better than a big falcoon or commo for bush bashing duties, They aren't exactly common these days and most are considered collectable to a degree.

EA-EL or VN-VS are worth nothing ATM because, as hard as it is to say, no one wants them. You could actually get one for a carton of beer.


if anyone can find one for a carton of beer let me know.lol

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I may have exaggerated a bit but you get the idea..haha

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:14 pm 
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One of the best RWD 4 cyl cars for thrashing would have to be the Sigma with the 2 litre Astron motor....You can thrash the hell out of them and they never say die. They'll stand up to an amazing amount of punishment.

 

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