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 Post subject: xr6 to xr8
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:35 pm 
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i have an xr6 n/a and was wondering the cheapest way to turn it into an xr8.Would it be cheaper to cut n shut 2 4cyl blocks(pref ford)together,or to shorten my 6 by 2cyl,weld it to the side and try to buy 2cyl from the wrecker to make up the 8.i often hear of people droping cylinders,but where do they go?has anyone got any spares?would 2 4cyl 2.0 blocks mean i would have a 4l v8?if i used 2 2.6l blocks would this be a big block??all help would be greatly appreciated.
also:i have a arc welder,a electric saw and a sidchrome screwdriver set that mum got me for chrissy,would i need more tools than this??????

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:44 pm 
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dude i have undertaken this myself, but i went down the path of welding 4 harley bike motors together, it goes like the clappers and sounds fantastic, i can give you some more info if you need it.

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:58 pm 
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lol this honestly has to be the funniest thing i've read on fordmods.com ever

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:25 pm 
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dude i almost forgot to tell you, if your going to go ahead with this it might be a good idea to look at upgrading a few other pieces on the car to help withstand the extra power, i will list them here for you....

1. wheelie bars are going to be a must, you dont want unnessacary wheel stands off the lights.
2. you might find that with the extra power being created that your ashtray wont hold the butts in there aswell as before, so i suggest lowering the ashtray by at least an inch.
3. flareing your door handles will be a must for high speed stability.
4. you can never have too many dash ornaments, again these will be for better stability by better weight distrubution.
5. dont forget to bore your horn out to 13.8 volts, 12 volts just wont cut it in the big game.

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:33 pm 
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haha...good one bobert!...sound's like you've got that part sorted out...
neways mate, why would u wanna cut and shut 2 4cyl. together when u have a 6 under the bonnet! i meen if ya gunna have a go at this why not go 12 cyl. i meen that way u just need to find another 6cyl. engine...

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:46 pm 
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oh btw me and bobert was just discussing in the chat room...and rekon hydralic ashtray would be the way to go...

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:57 pm 
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I think the best way to do it would be to get two V.W Beetle motors and weld them together.

That way you will have 3.8 ltr capacity so you will save some fuel, but also have the Grunt of two Beetles and the luxuary of a XR6.

And being that V.W engines are air cooled, you wont have to change the radiator you could just take it out.

Also think of the money you will save on Coolant.
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:24 pm 
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and not to mention the loss of weight :lol:

 

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 Post subject: more questions
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:43 pm 
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would shaving 40 thou off the radiator cap really give my car the extra power needed to pull the skin off a rice pudding??does any one know the specs of the cam used in a p.p 13b???is it pos to grind my own cam if i borrow my mates angle grinder???by increasing the length of my dip stick,will this mean i can run less oil and therefore save money???

thanks everyone for your suggestions ,this will be one siiiccckkk xr6,8,12 when im done..



soooo much to think about!!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: more questions
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:30 pm 
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cheesyxr6 wrote:
by increasing the length of my dip stick,will this mean i can run less oil and therefore save money???
soooo much to think about!!!!


I've found since I started my aprentiship as a mechanic two weeks ago.
(and I now know everything)
That it's easier to smash the sump in with a Hammer, that way less oil will fit in there. My Boss said he has been doing it for 40 years and he has saved lots of oil.
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:36 pm 
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What the hell are you all on about? Dont listen to any of them!

SUPERGLUE TWO BOSS 5.4'S TOGETHER.. For asthetics, i used selly's no more gaps in between. Gave that smoothed over apperance the judges always look for.
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:50 am 
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By the sound of it, your Cam is already hand ground just like Yobbo's

Hydraulic Ashtray won't cut the mustard these day. Air Bags are the way to go.....

Oh yeah don't forget the full Autometer Carpet floor mats.....

Yob for more performance i sure you can point him in the right direction.

A man with your exsperience, 370deg duration CAM and a Couple of 1150 dominator should fix it.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:41 am 
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Just t though but, considering all this extream power, wouldnt it be a good idea to get another diff and turn your car into AWD??? I mean, just slap that diff in and zip tie another drive shaft (an old broom handle should do it) and away you go.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:58 am 
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you could put a 4cyl donk in the boot. this would balance out the weight and give the grunt of a V10 viper. dont forget to connect them with the chrome wafflebars and fit it up with tripple swanksters.
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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:18 pm 
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bluute wrote:
Hydraulic Ashtray won't cut the mustard these day. Air Bags are the way to go.....

mate, your an idiot! hydraulic ashtrays are better than airbag, it give you far superiour ride to airbag, sounds cooler, and lookes heaps better...
when i converted mine to hydraulic, my time's were reduce hugly...my mate converted his to airbag...he wasnt happy...plus the compresser for it has already gone twice in his...

 

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