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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:03 pm 
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if i had a Original EL GT i would only do 1 thing..leave it the fk alone
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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Get an ELGT, Pull the drivetrain out and fit a 393-427ish windsor(which you can run with the stock EECV),T56 and nine inch.
That way you can put all the stock stuff back in after if you want to sell it.
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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:39 pm 
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BleedsBlu wrote:
SWC wrote:
REW93N wrote:
93EB wrote:
If i had an EL GT id leave it stock. Once you start modding a rare car like that it takes away its originality and value.

because there will eventually be nothing like it on the Australian market.


Thank Christ for that, As Troy said... the ugliest E series ever build and an blot of shame to the GT badge.


You say a blot of shame to the GT badge, the funny thing is the EL GT is more of a GT than all these newer BA/BF and FG GT's and for one reason only..... amount built. Yes some might not like the look of EL GT others love them, but dont call them a blot of shame on the GT badge. These new GT's and GTP's are built in there thousands, taking away any sort of prestige from the original GT badging. There were only a few hundred of the EL GT's made which makes them more of a GT than any BA/BF or FG.
I have actually owned a GTP before and yes i agree they are an amazing machine but i still stand by what i have said above.


XR-B GT's were built to order. There were close to 2000 XY GT's built. They were the XY equivalent of an XR8 in reality.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:23 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Get an ELGT, Pull the drivetrain out and fit a 393-427ish windsor(which you can run with the stock EECV),T56 and nine inch.
That way you can put all the stock stuff back in after if you want to sell it.


This! I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned earlier, take GT motor & box out and store in garage. Smack a dart block in, alloy heads w/ box etc etc. can always change back!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:00 pm 
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I'm an owner of an ED XR8 Sprint and can really relate to this thread 100%. Although not as valuble as the EB and EL GT's they are quite rare and still worth a pretty penny. They however like the EB and EL GT's are worth more when stock and unmolested. I also love to tinker with my cars so it a tough predicement. I have owned the car for 12 months and in that time ive only upgraded the exhaust and suspension. All the original parts have been bubble wrapped and boxed and put into storage to allow refitment when it comes time to do so. I believe aslong as you keep everything so it can be turned back to it's original state then it's fine. For me a V8 has to have a good note to it so the exhaust was changed. I also don't like stock suspension so I opted for some lowered springs and Koni struts.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:20 am 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Get an ELGT, Pull the drivetrain out and fit a 393-427ish windsor(which you can run with the stock EECV),T56 and nine inch.
That way you can put all the stock stuff back in after if you want to sell it.


+1

This is by far the best option if you wish to go the EL GT route.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:30 pm 
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^ +2!

Do what the Tickford engineers wanted to do, but didn't think they could do!

I'm hopefully getting my hands on a low km, manual EL GT soon to do a tune on in stock guise. It'll be interesting to see how much extra power is there for the taking.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:10 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:
Scaffy wrote:
^ +2!

Do what the Tickford engineers wanted to do, but didn't think they could do!

I'm hopefully getting my hands on a low km, manual EL GT soon to do a tune on in stock guise. It'll be interesting to see how much extra power is there for the taking.


Price? Cos they usually got for above $40k


I think Scaffy means for tuning not to buy....

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:51 pm 
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BOTTLEDUP wrote:
uniacidz wrote:
Scaffy wrote:
^ +2!

Do what the Tickford engineers wanted to do, but didn't think they could do!

I'm hopefully getting my hands on a low km, manual EL GT soon to do a tune on in stock guise. It'll be interesting to see how much extra power is there for the taking.


Price? Cos they usually got for above $40k


I think Scaffy means for tuning not to buy....


Yeah, I'll just be tuning it, if we can get the owner over the line! Jeff's working him pretty hard, too! Haha.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Scaffy wrote:
BOTTLEDUP wrote:
uniacidz wrote:
Scaffy wrote:
^ +2!

Do what the Tickford engineers wanted to do, but didn't think they could do!

I'm hopefully getting my hands on a low km, manual EL GT soon to do a tune on in stock guise. It'll be interesting to see how much extra power is there for the taking.


Price? Cos they usually got for above $40k


I think Scaffy means for tuning not to buy....


Yeah, I'll just be tuning it, if we can get the owner over the line! Jeff's working him pretty hard, too! Haha.


offer him a passenger seat in 2SCREWZ next powercruise

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT Engine Mods???
Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:08 am 
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That may just work! Haha

 

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