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 Post subject: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:53 pm 
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Hello everyone
I am new to this arena and also to the world of 'doing up' fords (and cars in general). I have been a long time raising a family and the time has come to do a bit to my falcon wagon. Knowing nothing and having no time to do things myself I have been to a professional workshop here in brisbane for a quote. Wondering if I could get some feedback on the price I have been quoted for the work that would be done. As follows: Exhaust system (custom Mandrel Bent) including headers and Hi-flow s/s Cat.;Air Intake and filter;Spark plugs and fuel filter;Ford Flasher and Custom tune. Round about the $4000 mark for talk of about a 30% increase. Value for money here? Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:48 pm 
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price is rather steep, your almost raptor supercharger kit for that coin.

a guide to the common mods and some guide prices can be found at the top of this forum (6 cyl)
or here
http://www.fordmods.com/ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/3-9l-4-0l-inline-6-modification-guide-t66.html

labour can be a killer though, most of your stuff can be done in a couple of hours.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:55 pm 
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If you're going to travel down the custom tune path may as well put a bigger cam in as well. For the few extra dollars it will complement the rest of the mode nicely

 

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 Post subject: Re: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:18 pm 
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can do most of that alot cheaper.... by yourself with a little help.

wouldnt worry about the cat btw...

first stop would be Right Price Exhaust if your on the southside, not sure on the north...
get a 2.5 system cat back and extractors (brands offered: Lukey, Redback, Genie, Pacemaker)

i went for redback system, single muffler, with pacie's for circa 800.00 i think (i have AU3 Ute)
then go to ebay and get a XR/Tickford Snorkel i think circa 30-40.00 you can install this yourself, just 2 screws. next step is to change your filter, depending how tricky you want to get you can install a pod, easiest way is to follow the tutorials in this forum. or you can get a k&n replacement panel, i think there 100.00ish, i went with a POD in the box.

Plugs you can get from Supercheap/Autobarn like a Iridium of some king (bosch) and leads the same few brands to choose from, TOPGUN are good, as well the top Bosch ones. i have bosch lead and plug.

easiest way to do the leads/plugs/fuel filter/oil filter (and cheapest) if you dont wont to do it yourself, is to buy all the parts from a shop eg.SCA or Ebay. then next time you get a service instead of them replacing with there own s**t, get them to replace it with your parts.

thats where i am at currently all up i have spent under 1200.00. i am now doing exterior (wheels, lowered, then interior momo wheel etc etc) next step i would take, is to get a cam, and a tune, i would be using one of the forum sponsors, and taking it to a specialist to install.

personally i think you could do a lot more with your 4000.00 if you move it around and not all in one basket.
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 Post subject: Re: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:57 am 
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Where in Brisbane are you?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:50 am 
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Thanks everyone for the input. Figured it could be done cheaper but it is not something I would do myself. It's also important that I have as little down time as possible and that the car is absolutely reliable (kids, work etc probably an age thing). Would have comeback too if anything wasn't right. I am on the south east down Wynnum way.
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 Post subject: Re: Modifications to an AU Series III
Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:36 am 
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Can't recommend any one over that way from my experience. Can recommend someone on the Northside, plus suggest a workshop on the westside (archerfield area). Let me know if needed.

Joe

 

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