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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:53 pm 
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Hey im stuck for cash but really want the best out of my car and ideas with what i can do with my new found treasure.. this car is top of the line after one grandpa owned it now its in my hands... no rust or anything... im really keen on cars but am just starting out.. id appreciate some any help or knowledge

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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:09 pm 
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what are you wanting to do (performance mods, interior mods ect.?) have you tried posting in the x series forum as well?
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Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:56 pm 
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55,000 click XD aye? Sounds like a find. I'm assuming it's got the 4.1 carby motor... It'll respond nicely to a zorst and extractors, like any other motor. Other then that, carby motors were before my time :P

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:23 am 
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mate if its xd it will no doubt have a single throat stromberg carby on it grab a webber and manifold of an xe or later and throw that on a great cheap mod for xd's with muchly noticeable difference start there

 

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 Post subject: Re: Young blood..just got xd falcon 55000kms on original mot
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:14 pm 
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Hey im stuck for cash but really want the best out of my car and ideas with what i can do with my new found treasure.. this car is top of the line after one grandpa owned it now its in my hands... no rust or anything... im really keen on cars but am just starting out.. id appreciate some any help or knowledge

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:lol: Great find as previously mentioned the XE dual throat weber is a great swap. Put that on with a sports aircleaner. It is also cheap & easy to rejet for more power economy. The cross flow motors respond very well to Extractors & 2.5 incj system. Dyno tests have them as much as 17% power increase. A thermo fan for cooling will also help you can source them from wreckers make sure it is a large one though. You then just buy a thermostat seperately to control what temp it comes on at. Very easy to fit & cheap & gets rid of the horrible power robbing fan. Good luck :P
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 Post subject: Re: Young blood..just got xd falcon 55000kms on original mot
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:15 pm 
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laynus wrote:
Hey im stuck for cash but really want the best out of my car and ideas with what i can do with my new found treasure.. this car is top of the line after one grandpa owned it now its in my hands... no rust or anything... im really keen on cars but am just starting out.. id appreciate some any help or knowledge

:)
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:lol: Great find as previously mentioned the XE dual throat weber is a great swap. Put that on with a sports aircleaner. It is also cheap & easy to rejet for more power economy. The cross flow motors respond very well to Extractors & 2.5 incj system. Dyno tests have them as much as 17% power increase. A thermo fan for cooling will also help you can source them from wreckers make sure it is a large one though. You then just buy a thermostat seperately to control what temp it comes on at. Very easy to fit & cheap & gets rid of the horrible power robbing fan. Good luck :P
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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:22 pm 
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Be carefull : The XD came in two varieties : Alloy head can have the webber swapped straight on, the Steel head has different bolt pattern.

If it is Alloy, Bolting on the Webber is the single biggest performance improver you can get. The second is a Manual Transmission (if it doesnt already have one)

Then Exhaust etc.

Should be able to pick up a complete 4 speed conversion (or even a complete car) under $200 for these now.

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:07 pm 
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If it is a Alloy head, wouldn't it be better to to put a 350 Holley on it instead of a Webber. On a Holley both of the throttle's open at the same time, where as on a Webber, there is a period where only one throttle will open and then the second one will. We have a 350 Holley on our XE 4.1 speedway car and goes like a shower of s**t.
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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:42 pm 
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Mad... so i where would i go to start picking these things up... go to likke auto on eand that or would i have to order or do em through mehcanics...
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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:49 pm 
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I would keep it stock - nicely polished and under cover ... do to much to it and it will just end up like alot of other overmoded cars.... my 2c

 

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