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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 5:45 pm 
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Hey all,

I'm looking to mod my car to the Ford EL Predator setup but I need more specs in terms more than its a;
4.0 I-6, Straight LPG and Supercharged..

Does anyone have a spec sheet on this car or have good idea about what components were added to the stock Ford I6 Engine.

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 5:53 pm 
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have a look at this page:

http://trueblueford.com/ELpredator_Showcar.html

its got just about everything i think you will be able to find out.

 

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:54 pm 
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from what it seems, the predator's performance is nothing special.
with the spec sheet claiming a 'flat 15' quarter pass, i'd be after something a bit quicker then that from a supercharged 4.0.

 

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:10 pm 
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yer, i honestly figured it'd be better than that - id rather my car than one of them lol, altho i havnt ever seen one, the rarity would be good..

 

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:17 pm 
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and must comment on the rather ordinary exterior apart from paint work and wheels the exterior is pretty basic, removal of moulds and custom grilles. :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:23 pm 
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Personally I think it's a fair waste of money, supercharged 6 that does flat 15's, pretty bad. Considering a full exhaust/cam/manual combo would break the 14's. it's a fair waste of money.

Not to mention it loks s**t from the outside too

 

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 11:10 pm 
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i dont mind it from the outside, reckon its not too bad, but then again its similar to my car so i spose im biased.

talking about value for money etc, remember it was a one off show car, not a car offered for general sale, im sure with the right tuning it could be quite a good package, all the hardware is there.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 11:12 am 
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I wouldnt expect too much from the engine. At the end of the say, it's a stock 4.0L auto with a powerdyne supercharger... on LPG.

230kw is nothing to sneeze at.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 11:22 am 
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Considering that car is 9+ years old its damn good.
I remember seeing that in a magazine back when it came out and I loved it.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 1:29 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
I wouldnt expect too much from the engine. At the end of the say, it's a stock 4.0L auto with a powerdyne supercharger... on LPG.

230kw is nothing to sneeze at.


oh there is nothing wrong with 230kw...
but 230kw should not equal a flat 15.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 2:37 pm 
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that supercharger that it is running has similar propetys of a turbo it would be much better witha postive displacment one.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 11:08 pm 
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EFFalcon wrote:
from what it seems, the predator's performance is nothing special.
with the spec sheet claiming a 'flat 15' quarter pass, i'd be after something a bit quicker then that from a supercharged 4.0.


Back in the 70's Ford had a big habit of "watering down" performance figures and quater mile times of GT's for fear of media backlash, maybe they did the same thing with the Predator in the 90's.
........That pic isnt a great one either, Ive seen other pics where it looks a hell of alot better than that.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 3:39 am 
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Samsy: i don't see why they'd bother, the Predator was never a production car.
Still, i'd expect atleast mid 14's from that car.

 

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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 12:56 pm 
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i agree with samsy, it was fords thing to do.

but it all depends how they tuned it and what boost they were running, it doesnt even run it just sits in FDC in Geelong..

turbo on gas would be a great thing.
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Posted: Sat May 07, 2005 2:14 pm 
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a mate of mine is running a very similar setup, only its intercooled.
straight LPG supercharged EF engine etc.
one point though, the Predator only runs a single LPG converter i think?
so max would be roughly 170ish rwkw.
still decent enough for a 14 :P

 

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