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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:09 pm 
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thats very interesting. i have also been informed that the shock towers are narrower then newer models? and i will have extreme problems with spark plugs etc?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:46 pm 
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Windsors will fit no troubles but clevo's wont unless you chop the struts as you stated they are very narrow.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:23 pm 
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there goes the clevo idea then, we dont wanna be chopping and changing stuff, just after a simple bolt in conversion. might have to start trying to source out some windsor stuff

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:31 am 
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I've yet to see a clevo in a street registered xp before, i'm not doubting it hasn't been done but I can't imagine it, my brother has got a 65 tudor fitted with a 289 windsor and single rail 4sp, he done his conversion about 28 odd years ago when there were no conversion kits. He made up all the engine mounts himself and modified a set of mustang extractors to shoehorn it in there very tight sqeeze. XPs came out with windsors as standard but werent released in Australia, only in the U.S they were taged Sprints, exact same engine bay just different front sheetmetal.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:53 pm 
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im with xcabbi..i reckon throw a EFI windsor in there....ive seen them for about $1200 wthh computer and everything......Retro..SICK...
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:40 pm 
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thats alright! if we can find an engine for around that price that would be awesome! would really suite the car as its been fully restored but is slammed on fr17s.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:52 pm 
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http://www.rrs-online.com/html/suspension.htm

then you can

http://www.rrs-online.com/assets/galler ... /index.htm

carbie windsor/clevo be heaps easier to get tickin right first up. efi windsor means lotta wiring n stuff but will do ya better in long run.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:42 pm 
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I have an XP ute with a 351W in it and its the only way to go. Its a bit tight with space, but it hauls a**. C4 bolts up fine in the tunnel, youll just need a custom crossmember. Castlemaine rodshop shop supplie these.

I also used the front end out of an XW V8 falcon for all the brakes and spindles to use for the to keep the rego guys happy.
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:42 pm 
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302W roller block 347 crank, 2V clevo heads, filled 4V boss manafold, 750HP = FUN

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:53 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
use a 428 CJ. :wink:

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lol you always go to far

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:34 pm 
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definitly a 289W. most commen swap done since the 70's because its bassicly the same setup as an XR you wont have to much trouble
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:35 pm 
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OR if you have the money. find yourself a 351 windsor. f**k small block but damn did those things get movin
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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:14 pm 
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Walkinshaw wrote:
302W roller block 347 crank, 2V clevo heads, filled 4V boss manafold, 750HP = FUN


I'm yet to belive that much power is possible out of such a simple combo reliably. i was thinking more along the lines or 302 roller block, stock stroke, Trickflow street heads and manifold with T trim vortech. Or if you want a retro boss motor use CHI EM185 heads and low riser manifold with Aftermarket computer (ditch the MAF) and run the T trim vortech.
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Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:37 am 
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this is a little bit off topic i know, but i am currently turboing my 250 2v in my xp sedan. Used a large Holset H1C for those in the know in a blow through configeration.
I also have a XL delivery van (windowless) that will be getting a 302 and a blow through turbo set up.
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