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 Post subject: Re: What would YOU do.. Advise me..
Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:18 pm 
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And dont forget you need some skirts :P


hahaha i dunno if they would suit the typhoon front :S I'm thinking b series skirts, I know they'd have to be modded but oh well.
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Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:30 pm 
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All good, you know their there if you change your mind :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:49 am 
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Ride: EL XR8 363 stroker

Power: 260 rwkw

347 dart short block $5500
afr heads $2000
edelbrock rpm 2 manifold $1000
trick flow 1.7 rockers $500
70mm throttle body $350
90mm maf and 42lb injectors $550
hi volume oil pump and pan $450
valve covers $200
fuel pump $160
hamonic balancer $250
cam, rods and lifters $550
switch chip and tune $1300
labour $1200
and another $1000 for little fiddly things like intake piping fule presure regulator braided fuel lines ect.
$15000 wont get you much more than that

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:39 am 
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You would probably be better off getting a crate motor, like a 347, from Ford Performance http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/main.asp or similar. Bolt it in and go.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:06 am 
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You would probably be better off getting a crate motor, like a 347, from Ford Performance http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/main.asp or similar. Bolt it in and go.


Dont you need proof that you own a FPV to be able to buy FPV parts?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:09 am 
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a 347 isn't an FPV part.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:12 am 
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a 347 isn't an FPV part.


OOPS :oops:

I read the link wrong. I assumed it was FPV.

My mistake.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:07 pm 
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sooty72 wrote:
You would probably be better off getting a crate motor, like a 347, from Ford Performance http://www.fordracingparts.com/crateengine/main.asp or similar. Bolt it in and go.


Ive never seen this site before..
I think Ive fallen in love :twisted:
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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:23 pm 
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15grand would get you driving a stock BA XR6 Turbo :)


Exxxxxactly ! :mrgreen:

Id Rather be driving a newer car than an older car that still will remain an older car no matter whats done to it.
No offence but yes whilst i agree your car at the moment looks nice, spending another 15 grand on it does not really mean you will get that money back when its time to sell it or get insurance claims etc.
In peoples eyes ( like myself ) i would rather spend 15 grand on a newer and potentially quicker car than buy an older done up car. Id say keep your car the way it is and buy a newer model.

 

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 Post subject: Re: What would YOU do.. Advise me..
Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Yes, very agreeable points. But if I got another car Id want a V8, and there out of my grasp. :(
If i were to sell how ever Id dont think Id get what I want for her.
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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:33 pm 
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Yes, very agreeable points. But if I got another car Id want a V8, and there out of my grasp. :(
If i were to sell how ever Id dont think Id get what I want for her.


Well imagine spending another 15 g's on her.

Im sure you can get hold of BA XT's or maybe fairmont V8's for that coin.

But if i was to get a V8 i would look at an AU III XR8. But..... Turbo six's are quicker than most stock V8's :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:46 pm 
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But if i was to get a V8 i would look at an AU III XR8. But..... Turbo six's are quicker than most stock V8's :mrgreen:


Not fond of AU's though i might do some research..
Yeh i know they are for sure! But they just dont make the same orgasmic sound 8-)
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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:00 pm 
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AUII or AUIII XR8 for the win !!...... then go on the hunt for an AU Ghia black leather/woodgrain interior from the wreckers.

I bought an AU, not for its looks, but because it drove & felt like 1000% better car than my EF Fairmont that i spent soooo much money on.
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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:03 pm 
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Whilst i agree AU's especially the series 1 fortes dont look the nicest my old man has an AU II Ghia and it really does drive nice and is quite a good package.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Yeah I know what you guys are saying, my nana had an au11 forte that i learnt to drive in, and yes it was quite nice to drive but I hate everything about them. Interior and exterior are a shambles. Id cry going from the luxury I have now to an AU.

I have the V8, the leather the space for all passengers, plenty of room in the back seat ;)
Unless I got offered the right price I reckon Ill have her for quite a while.
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