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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:13 pm 
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Interceptor, if you are north of the sunshine coast, the car you may be talking about also has a 351 in it......one very tough ELGT indeed.....
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:21 pm 
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So then that begs the question. Would the 351 Windsor with its extra deck height, & with ELGT intake setup fit under the hood?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:27 pm 
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Having same engine Id also be looking towards supercharging it if it were legal for my age, i do understand what you mean by keeping the drivablilty of it and this is why i say nothing else but a supercharger as honestly they go well and sound good stock with the kicker of being very smooth and drivable imho!


So does the TVE Fairlane also use the same GT computer (with adaptive shift), have the same BBQ plate, intake, TB, MAF, Roller Rockers, exhaust, Brakes, etc. I would be interested to know when sourcing parts. Or what are the differences as I don't know much about the TVE Fairlanes.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:31 pm 
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Yeah theres an EL GT that went to a cruise with the newcastle fpv club, that was supercharged also had a nice sticker "shhhhh i'm hunting lions." i laughed, and then he started it up, and my eyes widened, i heard the suprcharger as soon as he kicked it over, F**k it was loud, and he gave it a boot full and it friggin flew.
i have about 2 or more pics of it if you are interested. of his setup, and a few of the car itself (i think, i'll have a look)

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:42 pm 
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As promised. Ok its only a crappy shot of the engine bay, and i lost the other shots of it. :cry:
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:53 pm 
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f**k that ugly a** radiator res just ruins the engine bay.

why is it bubbly??? it looks hideous and they left it in falcons for sooo long too

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:37 pm 
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Hey TwinturboBMX with the goods,

If you ever find the pics, please show me. Have you got any of a spark plug change...!!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:18 am 
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Just to let you know, but the FMS kit is designed for the blower to be mounted on the drivers side of the car. If you were cluey, then you could swap the top of your intake manifold so the TB is on the other side, relocate the battery and coolant tank to the passenger side then run the FMS kit. The CAPA option may not be as expensive as you think. As the d**k around with swapping the inlet to the other side could become time consuming and labour intensive. The reason i know this is that i explored this idea earlier this year and put it in the too hard basket early on
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:31 am 
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legt wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Having same engine Id also be looking towards supercharging it if it were legal for my age, i do understand what you mean by keeping the drivablilty of it and this is why i say nothing else but a supercharger as honestly they go well and sound good stock with the kicker of being very smooth and drivable imho!


So does the TVE Fairlane also use the same GT computer (with adaptive shift), have the same BBQ plate, intake, TB, MAF, Roller Rockers, exhaust, Brakes, etc. I would be interested to know when sourcing parts. Or what are the differences as I don't know much about the TVE Fairlanes.

Same everything except slighty different exhaust, sounds omre throaty n obviously is a little longer due to body length.

Read up a little here: http://www.fpv.com.au/index.asp?link_id=4.129

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:44 am 
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legt wrote:
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Having same engine Id also be looking towards supercharging it if it were legal for my age, i do understand what you mean by keeping the drivablilty of it and this is why i say nothing else but a supercharger as honestly they go well and sound good stock with the kicker of being very smooth and drivable imho!


So does the TVE Fairlane also use the same GT computer (with adaptive shift), have the same BBQ plate, intake, TB, MAF, Roller Rockers, exhaust, Brakes, etc. I would be interested to know when sourcing parts. Or what are the differences as I don't know much about the TVE Fairlanes.


Yos, the Fairlane by Tickford engine is basically the same engine, said for the Explorer upper as per all AU Falcons. It is just a cast alloy version of the GT manifold anyway.
It has the rollers, MAF, T/B and 24lb injectors that the GT had too, but good luck using them to source parts, they are so much rarer than the GT. There was only 106 of them made, with only reputedly 94 left in existance.
That would have to make it one of the rarest, and least produced Australian Fords of all time.
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:56 am 
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And yes, the 351 does fit in the bay, I am doing the job now, although bonnet clearance could be an issue, seeing that it was one thing I was not concerned with in my XR, I was planning on using a 93 Cobra R bonnet bulge, or alternatively a BA bulge, if clearance was an issue, but seeing the GT uses a different bonnet to the XR, with a raised section in the middle, so I wouldnt mind betting that it will fit.
Pretty much all you need is a 351 GT40 lower, and patience, some tools and an engine crane.....
And think of the stroking capabilities of the 351, same $$$ as a 302, but with 80 more cubes available......and think of the torque.
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:00 pm 
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And Daniel, the exhausts are identical, and if you look under your car, if it still has the original exhaust, you will see 2 about 6" sections between the cats and exhaust, with flanges on each side. Ford just made up some lengthening pipes so the GT exhaust would fit....
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:05 pm 
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Sorry for another post, yes the FBT does use the same engine computer, abielt the auto version with the adaptive shift. It is, in every way, a long wheel base GT, with the same suspension, brakes, everything.
I believe that right up untill the 11th hour it was going to be called the Fairlane GT, but the beancounters canned it due to thinking the demographic buying the car may not, with the Hoon status associated with the GT nameplate.
Pity they didnt, seeing the history of the Fairlane GT nameplate, this car would have been worthy.
It has nothing to do with me owning one....lol
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 3:58 pm 
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Single turbo! :mrgreen:

I wonder if CAPA has a kit for the Windsor.. I know they do for the LS1.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:17 pm 
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Are you calling me a hoon!!
How remarkably similar the FBT & ELGT specifications are! So out of curiosity did the FBT get the TVE branded Carbon Fiber Barbeque Plate & the Ceramic Coated S/S Extractors? What are the differences, there must be some not so obvious differences. Please indulge me as you guys seems to know more on this topic & I'm just another ignorant GT owner looking for education.

This sort of takes me back & reminds me of the Phase4 situation of some 30 years ago where all the Phase 4 go fast parts (oil sump, solid cam, 780 Holley, extractors, etc.) found themselves in some XA RPO's like mine for one and multitude of ZF Fairlanes. Obviously this was far less organised in 1972/3 & definitely not advertised due to the huge media scare campaign surrounding & causing the demise & subsequently Ford having to pull the plug on the Phase4 operation due to the government influences of the time. God damn the subjective perspectives of the media.

PS> Hey Daniel, you might be interested to know that our Front Disc Brake calipers are a PBR revision of the Corvette C4 barakes & the C4 pads fit straight in, so go & get yourself a set of ceramic compound pads & save time cleaning those wheels of brake dust, as the ceramic compound yields less dust & perform better under heat & duress. I've got a set clamping the same DBA slotted rotors by the look of your gallery pic's.

 

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