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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:41 pm 
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I now know my EB V8 does not cut out at 180. By the speedo it reached 205 before I ran out of road and had to slow down. So there goes my theory of it being limited.

I have also come to realise that though there is less that 20KW between the I6 (in EB 2 tune) and the Ghia the V8's torque is bloody great and makes it a much faster car.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:34 pm 
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i dont think eb had a limiter i reckon it started in ed with the "computer torque control"
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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:29 am 
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Its a Windsor V8, take care of em and they last forever.
Oh and samftr, thats a small block Chev in that Corona
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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:51 am 
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When standard, they are VERY low stress engines. I mean, look at the e-series... 5.0L fuel injected V8 and only puts out 220 hp, albeit very comfortably.

Prob the benefit of having an engine that's had 30 odd years of refinements made to it.

A bloke in SA pulled one down after 220,000km and could still see machining marks.

Lol, having spent 2 years cramming 7.5psi into mine, i dont know if she'll go THAT long.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:29 am 
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Twice the length it is from the centre to one end...

The windsors were well built well from what i have heard my uncle blabbering on about them
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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:34 pm 
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danny boy wrote:
Its a Windsor V8, take care of em and they last forever.
Oh and samftr, thats a small block Chev in that Corona

thanks danny. sounded meaty and tough as that thing!

well I reckon by the sounds of it I'd rather a windsor, than the standard s**t inline six with its ongoing coolant leaks oil leaks and head gasket problems

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:37 pm 
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Depends. If it's an EB V8, then it should go the distance.

However, if it's EBV8's engine, then it will burn a heap of oil. Suffer from heat exhaustion and eventually die.
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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:40 pm 
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nice, where do i get one
so long as it doesent leak coolant.
grr I hate my car sometimes :S

 

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