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 Post subject: EL GT or EXPLORER manifold on ed v8?
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:30 pm 
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Hi guys, Im looking into buying a v8 as my 6 caught on fire and is going to be wrecked :( know a fair bit about 6's as I wreck alot of them but dont know much at all about the 8's.

I was just wondering if you could put the gt or explorer manifold etc and do all the el v8 mods to an ed xr8 motor, I assume you can?

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 Post subject: Re: EL GT or EXPLORER manifold on ed v8?
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:37 pm 
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you would be better off upgrading the whole top end, because they don't flow very well. get aftermarket heads and aftermarket intake, should give a fair bit more of power

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:38 pm 
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Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:47 pm 
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cam,heads,intake and headers to around the au3-220kw specs.,manual or auto need to bebuilt different,read the old threads in v8 forums,hans

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:07 pm 
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GT40 tubular intake (which what the EB/EL GT had) is quite rare, and although it flows better than the explorer one, there is better aftermarket manifolds available.

 

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Cheers, Ill have to have a bit of a look around.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:45 pm 
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explorer is fine for a quick easy upgrade
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Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:29 am 
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Plenty of info you require in this thread:
ford-v8-f2/fairmont-ghia-5-0l-t89041.html

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:00 am 
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i thought the explorer one would be better having nearly ten years of research on the tubular gt ones?
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Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:02 pm 
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eboost wrote:
i thought the explorer one would be better having nearly ten years of research on the tubular gt ones?


It's basically the same as '93 Cobra and the first 5.0 Explorer was in '94. The explorer intake was basically a little more restricted down near the head face than the Cobra/GT40 lower. The Cobra and Explorer upper are a little less restrictive in the cross over tube than the GT40 which was squashed slightly to get through the centre bolts. All of these problems can be overcome by some port work.
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