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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:01 am 
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Whats the best way of going about getting a EL XR8 (series 1 Manual) to get up and boogie, with a budget of $15,000 to spend on motor no preference of forced induction, Naturally asperated, or engine transplant (possibly crate engine). Any thoughts people. Also if people have a rough idea of possible hps of each option & approx cost.

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:24 am 
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Well you could have a good look through the forums... Supercharging you could see around 230-300 rwkw

With a stroker, cam, head, maybe manifold upgrade you could see between 200 - 260rwkw.

Both options (done properly) will cost you around the same, with the stroker being more reliable motorwise. You might have to look at strengthening or upgrading your gearbox though.

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:25 am 
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Actually you could get a healthy turbo setup for that. Some of the snort kits are pretty cheap!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:31 am 
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Twin turbo :twisted:
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:12 am 
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Budget of $15k? Turbo...
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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:55 pm 
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for 15K yeh id look at a twin turbo setup....how good are with a welder :P if you could do alot of the installation work you could get a really good setup for 15K.

Crate motors depending on what you go for can get pretty hefty.

I got quoted 15K for a 514cube ford racing 351 windsor from rocket industries delivered....

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:15 pm 
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If you want to do some custom fabrication then yeah turbo would be a good way, but I would go single over double. Superchargers are another excellent option and IMO offer some advantages over turbo (although turbos also have some obvious advantages too). $15k should see a nice setup either way, and for that money I would go forced over a N/A stroker anyday. Just make sure you use good quality parts and have an excellent tune, that way it will be almost as reliable as stock with excellent drivability and power.
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:47 pm 
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Forget about all the mumbo jumbo.
Build a real muscle car engine.

For that money you could build a Bullet Proof Naturally Aspirated Donk worked of its tits.

Definately a steel crank 331 stroker with H-beam rods and forged pistons.
A camzilla, AFR heads, & edelbrock or trickflow intake manifold.
And of course a ECU mod.

Thats my thoughts anyway.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:01 pm 
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I saw around here somewhere a guy has put a 351 windsor in his ED. Why dont you stroke a 351 to say 408 (pretty sure not alot required there in the machining department, just crank rods and Pistons) whack a decent sized cam in it, some alloys and some after market injection and management. That should waste about 15k and leave the little EL shell looking like a techscrew. :-)
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Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 6:47 pm 
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I saw around here somewhere a guy has put a 351 windsor in his ED. Why dont you stroke a 351 to say 408 (pretty sure not alot required there in the machining department, just crank rods and Pistons) whack a decent sized cam in it, some alloys and some after market injection and management. That should waste about 15k and leave the little EL shell looking like a techscrew. :-)


Lol, sounds like a good way to build the e series burnout king lol.
Maybe want a 9 inch diff to keep those wheels turning :p.
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:10 pm 
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Which companies would be best to contact regarding big HP in NSW/ACT
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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:53 pm 
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Jakes Performance in Mitchell, he will be adding stuff to my engine which will have X303 cam, turbo swirl aluminium GT40 heads, cobra R intake manifold. Has a turbo ED fairmont ghia 6 so i assume he knows alot about fords.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:54 pm 
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s**t... Jakes Performance Mitchell ACT
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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:50 am 
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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:07 pm 
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definately Jakes, he is the best by a long way in Canberra, might charge alittle extra but he knows his stuff and does it right the first time.

 

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