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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:38 pm 
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Ok silly question time... My brother has just bought a '94 (EB?) XR6 for 8k.

It looks to be in good cond, 162.000kms & fitted with tickford wheels.

However I have a problem with the engine, whilst it has an air filter cover that says XR6 or tickford or summink the rocker cover is RED!.

My problem is that I have a '93 Sportsman and was given to believe that Tickford engines had green rocker covers with the logo, as has mine.

What gives here? Is there a way to check a genuine XR6 on the compliance plate.

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:43 pm 
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considering the fairlanes/fairmont ghia's never got the tickford engine untill the EFII, i'd say someone has put a later model rocker cover on your sportsman

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:47 pm 
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8k for an eb; thats the 1st problem.
In all seriousness, grab the vin n call ford or jump on myford.com.au

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:57 pm 
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you'll find all XR6 engines have red rocker covers.
look for the tickford wings logo on the front of the head.

get ford to check the VIN number if you are really worried.


does it have all the XR6 bits like lights wheels seats XR6 badging.
if it does it's most likly real or its that good of a mock up it prolly doesn't mater

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:59 pm 
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considering the fairlanes/fairmont ghia's never got the tickford engine untill the EFII, i'd say someone has put a later model rocker cover on your sportsman


Er, are you saying that Ford made an NA Sportsman without a Tickford tweaked engine and suspension.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:21 pm 
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Sportsman had the normal engine didnt it? As per old fairlanes and NFII.
Au's got the vct engine, so it was an upgrade...

 

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tickford_6. I can see trhis is going to get confusin' but what the hell...

Little bruvvers XR6 really is one, I just checked 'myford.com.au' (thanks Daniel)

Now interceptor has me thinking about my Sportsman, so I'm going to have to go out and check... as soon as I can find my torch...

not that many street lights here in the bush :D

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:25 pm 
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Waggajag wrote:
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considering the fairlanes/fairmont ghia's never got the tickford engine untill the EFII, i'd say someone has put a later model rocker cover on your sportsman


Er, are you saying that Ford made an NA Sportsman without a Tickford tweaked engine and suspension.
i'm not 100% certain on the sportsmans, but the tickford engine wasnt fitted to the mainstream fairmont ghia's and fairlanes untill EFII

your fairlane may have the sports suspension as (i believe) it was an option across the range, but wether it has the hi-po engine is another matter...... the red rocker cover isnt anything to go by...... it's not like they're that hard to change

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:34 pm 
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Well after checking the ford site & braving the cold (19c) dark carport I'm getting to the bottom of it.

Ford tells me that I have an NCIII manufactured Sept '93.
I have a Green rocker cover with the Tickford 'wings' logo which is sitting on top of a head that has the 'T' logo.

So thanks guys, all I started out to do was check out little bruvvers new(?) car and you lot gave me more grey hairs...Bastards :D

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:44 pm 
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Waggajag wrote:
Well after checking the ford site & braving the cold (19c) dark carport I'm getting to the bottom of it.

Ford tells me that I have an NCIII manufactured Sept '93.
I have a Green rocker cover with the Tickford 'wings' logo which is sitting on top of a head that has the 'T' logo.

So thanks guys, all I started out to do was check out little bruvvers new(?) car and you lot gave me more grey hairs...Bastards :D

Does it really matter either way; was there much difference in the engines?

 

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Dunno, but you sods had me thinking (bugger old age and Alzheimer's) about my Sportsman. At least now I can sleep in peace tonight.

Thanks for you help guys.

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:40 am 
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Green cover, i thought green was gas, red was ticky???
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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:35 am 
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Daniel wrote:
Waggajag wrote:
Well after checking the ford site & braving the cold (19c) dark carport I'm getting to the bottom of it.

Ford tells me that I have an NCIII manufactured Sept '93.
I have a Green rocker cover with the Tickford 'wings' logo which is sitting on top of a head that has the 'T' logo.

So thanks guys, all I started out to do was check out little bruvvers new(?) car and you lot gave me more grey hairs...Bastards :D

Does it really matter either way; was there much difference in the engines?


in the eb to ed tickfords the engine has 14kw more or close to 20hp in the old money.
but it's the more usable torque every where in the ver range that make them faster.

some people will say that it's not worth the extra for the tickford stuff because of the small power gap, but these people IMO really have no idea

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:18 pm 
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green is factory gas on AU/BA
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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:34 pm 
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im sure ford made a nc sportsman with the xr6 motor at the time.
it was either nc or nc2
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