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 Post subject: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:58 pm 
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I have a 94 fairmont ghia with a tickford engine and i was just wondering waht mods i can do other than turboing and supercharging it for it to get more power, the car already has racing series pacemaker extractors 2.5 inch exhaust highflow stainless steel cat and a mild cam, any suggestions? thanx in advance
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:03 pm 
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Intake and a tune?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:11 pm 
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isnt 94 ef ??

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:16 pm 
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94 is EF and it is series I which wasn't fitted with any Tickford gear. Ghia's were only Ticky enhanced from series II onward.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:18 pm 
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Ride: 94 ford fairmont ghia tickford

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sorry my bad its a 96, i want to keep it auto for now, any specific headwork mods and intake mods?
i no it has a tickford engine from the engine plates under the bonnet.
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Has it got the red rocker cover on and the T on the front of the head? These 2 combined give you plenty of horseflys

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:36 pm 
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as for headwork. get a port n polish bigger valves, head shaved for higher comp. will cost $1000 and more, or just stick to basic mods or go all out . up to you

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:00 pm 
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If it is in fact 96 it should definitely be tickford spec.

As for mods, you could free up the intake with 3" piping from throttlebody to airbox and fit an BA/BF XR6T intake snorkel. Piping can be done DIY style with a few different stainless steel or alloy bends and a few silicon elbows and joiners or you could buy a factory BA/BF intake pipe assembly and adapt it to suit which isn't hard at all. A more aggressive cam, possibly something like a 977B from Wade (although I don't know what cam you're currently running) with a J3 chip dyno tuned to suit would go well and still be alright with an auto.

If you are prepared to take the head off and prepared to throw quite a bit of coin at it, get it reco'd with new/re-lined valve guides, new stem seals, 3 angle seat cut and valve grind, shaved say ~20thou and get it re-fitted with an AU multilayer steel gasket. Maybe get a set of Crow valve springs fitted at the same time (cam choice will determine which springs will be most suitable)With port work, I'd say a good pocket port, a bit of work done flattening and widening the short side radius' and a good clean up of any burrs in the port runners should be fine without going too over the top.

If you are wanting a bit more get up and go and are dead set on keeping it auto, maybe consider shorter diff gears. 3.91:1 or 4.11:1 gears seem to be a popular choice with an auto trans, would make it quite snappy off the mark.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:10 am 
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bry40l wrote:
Has it got the red rocker cover on and the T on the front of the head? These 2 combined give you plenty of horseflys


Yeh it has red rocker cover and the t, and on the engine plater under motor it has "x" when its normaly a "m" or "h"
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:12 am 
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KWIKXR wrote:
If it is in fact 96 it should definitely be tickford spec.

As for mods, you could free up the intake with 3" piping from throttlebody to airbox and fit an BA/BF XR6T intake snorkel. Piping can be done DIY style with a few different stainless steel or alloy bends and a few silicon elbows and joiners or you could buy a factory BA/BF intake pipe assembly and adapt it to suit which isn't hard at all. A more aggressive cam, possibly something like a 977B from Wade (although I don't know what cam you're currently running) with a J3 chip dyno tuned to suit would go well and still be alright with an auto.

If you are prepared to take the head off and prepared to throw quite a bit of coin at it, get it reco'd with new/re-lined valve guides, new stem seals, 3 angle seat cut and valve grind, shaved say ~20thou and get it re-fitted with an AU multilayer steel gasket. Maybe get a set of Crow valve springs fitted at the same time (cam choice will determine which springs will be most suitable)With port work, I'd say a good pocket port, a bit of work done flattening and widening the short side radius' and a good clean up of any burrs in the port runners should be fine without going too over the top.

If you are wanting a bit more get up and go and are dead set on keeping it auto, maybe consider shorter diff gears. 3.91:1 or 4.11:1 gears seem to be a popular choice with an auto trans, would make it quite snappy off the mark.



that piping and gear ratio advice i like i think i might take that into consideration as i would like it to be snappy off the line so yeah, it already has had a full engine reco 20k clicks ago so its still pretty new
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Mon May 30, 2011 3:08 am 
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Hi-stall converter will make a dramatic improvement to the way it drives off the line and in traffic but you'll retain good economy and easy cruising. I've fitted a TCI "HD XR6" converter - 2500-3000 stall - and am extremely happy with it. You're looking at about $350 or so for the converter and about $450 to have it installed - add a couple hundred more if you don't already have a trans cooler as you'll need one of those as well.

In the "JMM Dev4" thread I posted a quote from a guy in 2006 who fitted what sounds like the same converter I've got - he said back then exactly what I've found with my recent converter change.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Hi-stall converter will make a dramatic improvement to the way it drives off the line and in traffic but you'll retain good economy and easy cruising. I've fitted a TCI "HD XR6" converter - 2500-3000 stall - and am extremely happy with it. You're looking at about $350 or so for the converter and about $450 to have it installed - add a couple hundred more if you don't already have a trans cooler as you'll need one of those as well.

In the "JMM Dev4" thread I posted a quote from a guy in 2006 who fitted what sounds like the same converter I've got - he said back then exactly what I've found with my recent converter change.

hey mate where did you find this high stall for $350? im looking for one but will most likely fit it myself could send me a number or a link?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Greenmachine wrote:
Hi-stall converter will make a dramatic improvement to the way it drives off the line and in traffic but you'll retain good economy and easy cruising. I've fitted a TCI "HD XR6" converter - 2500-3000 stall - and am extremely happy with it. You're looking at about $350 or so for the converter and about $450 to have it installed - add a couple hundred more if you don't already have a trans cooler as you'll need one of those as well.

In the "JMM Dev4" thread I posted a quote from a guy in 2006 who fitted what sounds like the same converter I've got - he said back then exactly what I've found with my recent converter change.

hey mate where did you find this high stall for $350? im looking for one but will most likely fit it myself could send me a number or a link?


torque convertor industries, 02 98387933.
i recently purchased one for my car it was $400 with 12 months waranty..
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 Post subject: Re: Recommended mods for my tickford el
Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Buy my JMM DEV 5 engine, lol ...sorted :wink:

 

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