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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:28 pm 
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hey fellas
im new to this site,
i have a 93 EB fairmont ghia original 5.0 V8,
which has a AU TE50 motor, unichip, shift kit, el thermos and a few other mods,
full run down of the car can be found in the below link,
i'm thinking if i dont sell it il start investing some more cash to get some more power out of it, so im wanting some suggestions on which direction to take?

im thinking of starting with bigger cam and maybe a manual conversion...
have been toying with the idea of going down the road of bolting on a charger, but funds atm are probably not gonna let that happen

i am a student tho so $$$ dollars dont come easy,
any suggestions/advice would be welcome,

cheers
jono

link with full list of car n mods-
http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11224995

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Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:02 pm 
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as im a student im looking for what will give me the most gains for the least amount of dollars guys,
cheers
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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:19 pm 
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Is it on straight LPG or dual fuel?

If dual choose one or the other, no engine can perform to its optimum trying to be tuned for two completely different fuels.

For my money I'd put it on straight LPG and look at a camshaft swap. Another forum member has an ED wagon with straight LPG and a Crane 2040 cam, he's really happy with the improvement it made.

The manual conversion will also make it more enjoyable on the street. Think also about fitting a 3.45:1 diff.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:00 pm 
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Change your maf, by looking at your pics its 58mm.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:05 pm 
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Hey Hey Jono. Nice car ;)

Start with the Manual Conversion - The Gearbox in the Car is good, but the manual will bring out all kinds of "Interesting" especially with the LSD being as tight as it is in the car.

It may almost be enough for you to no longer "need" other mods to performance.

The thing is : Once you start, you dont stop. But gee you have a lot of fun.

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:16 am 
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BOTTLEDUP wrote:
Is it on straight LPG or dual fuel?

If dual choose one or the other, no engine can perform to its optimum trying to be tuned for two completely different fuels.

For my money I'd put it on straight LPG and look at a camshaft swap. Another forum member has an ED wagon with straight LPG and a Crane 2040 cam, he's really happy with the improvement it made.

The manual conversion will also make it more enjoyable on the street. Think also about fitting a 3.45:1 diff.


thanks for the opinion, i'l consider doing straight lp,
do u have a link to the thread regarding the wagz ed?
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jono
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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:23 am 
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steven13 wrote:
Change your maf, by looking at your pics its 58mm.


cheers for that,
i'm assuming there is a 'tickford' version/part that i should be chasing from a wreckers? i dunno what the bigger options are (im assuming there is something around the 70mm mark? - ploease correct me if im wrong) any specific part u can suggest with a price range that i should be paying? and any known stores to stock them in metro melbourne? or any one seen anything on ebay?
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jono
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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:50 am 
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Nigel wrote:
Hey Hey Jono. Nice car ;)

Start with the Manual Conversion - The Gearbox in the Car is good, but the manual will bring out all kinds of "Interesting" especially with the LSD being as tight as it is in the car.

It may almost be enough for you to no longer "need" other mods to performance.

The thing is : Once you start, you dont stop. But gee you have a lot of fun.

Cheers

Nigel


yeah thanks mate,
iv looked into it n would have done that already but its a bit of stuffing around with the, bell housin, clutch, pedal box ect ect
but may have to just do a weekend job at a mates workshop,
seen any good man conv. in melb that are going cheap?

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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:55 am 
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any one who has or spots the following in melb can u plz pm me or reply here
cheers

-manual conversion
-bigger CAM to suit
-larger MAF

thanks to those who have offered there opinion so far and all other suggestions welcome guys!
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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:10 am 
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Jono. The Manual Conversion is a little bit of stuffing around, but its worth it. Im doing it on an EF in the next 2 weeks. Its a single weekend of getting your hands dirty. A V8 Auto is probably worth a little bit on the S/H Market as well.

Try FTG (they are a sponsor on here) for the Conversion, and use a Mal Wood Clutch pin to make the clutch side of things very easy.

Cheers

Nigel
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Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:24 am 
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yeah ftg auto salvage aint far from me,
i'l check wit them for the conv,
cheers nigel,
jono
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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:04 am 
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thanks for all the advice,
now havew a few plans that will hopefully go ahead over the next few weekends!
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