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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:10 pm 
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Howdy all, I'm new to this and I need to stay motivated.Ya see in my shed is a 1967 xr v8 fairmont and a 1973 xa 250 2v fairmont and it's time to fix em.The xr has'nt moved for 12 months and the xa is driven once a week with a buggered muffler and a trans that should have died 12 months ago, my xr needs the 289 rebuilt.What the hell should I do fix the xa or the xr??????????? I will post pictures asap.Please help me make up my mind..
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:16 pm 
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I would go the XA, never see any on the road, here anyway, then again you dont see many XRs either, go the XA.
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:18 pm 
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Surely the XR has more class than the XA.

Leave the XA for a blown 351.

do the XR!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:37 pm 
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Yeah, do the XR first, not many around anymore, and go the V8 way of the XA.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:23 am 
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yer XR's are beasts do the XR
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:07 am 
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Do which ever you like first, but FFS dont take the above advice about putting a V8 into your XA like all the other sheep around, leave the 250 2V in it, sure it aint a big V8 in it but it's a RARE UNCOMMON 6.
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:35 am 
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Do which ever you like first, but FFS dont take the above advice about putting a V8 into your XA like all the other sheep around, leave the 250 2V in it, sure it aint a big V8 in it but it's a RARE UNCOMMON 6.

Exactly, everyones got a V8, sure it sounds better, but how many XAs you see??? i aint seen one in a looonnngggg time. Dare to be different, everyones got a V8 now, ho hum.
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:13 pm 
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I bought a C4 with a stage 2 and a 2500 stall for the xa today,new exuast on friday then I will get stuck into the xr. Does anyone now a good cam grind for the 250 2v??
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:17 pm 
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do the XR champ!!! leave the XA i reckon the XR would be oh so sweet, but then again i think im biast as i have a 67 XR fairmont with a V8 as well.!! wot colour is yours. put up pics if you can..

heres mine

 

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:18 pm 
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sorry bout the s**t pics these are the only ones that are small enough to load of when it was together.

 

 

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05 BA futura wagon, dumped, 19s, limo tint ( now the wifes car!

BA XLS ute 3V V8 manual, paceys, CAI and underdrives, good work car!

67 XR fairmont factory V8currently in pieces undergoing full resto one day will make a sweet cruiser!

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:20 pm 
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There is a reason why everyone has a v8! Oh so sweet. But yeah, go the xr

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:25 pm 
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I put a crappy photo of her in the photo gallery yesterday I will take more once I get my camera back!!
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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:35 pm 
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Do both! How could you choose? I'd do the XR first as the XA although it sounds fairly f**k is still driving...

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:14 pm 
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I bought a C4 with a stage 2 and a 2500 stall for the xa today,new exuast on friday then I will get stuck into the xr. Does anyone now a good cam grind for the 250 2v??


Go for around the 30/70 mark with about 0.500" valve lift, no more than 0.530" valve lift. Have the compression about 9.5:1 and no more than 10:1, have it ULP ready, and get the dizzy (electronic) recalibrated to suit the cam.
You could run a 600 vac sec Holley, etc...etc. If you want to know more, just ask. Heaps of mods to make it last & fast.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:28 pm 
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Thanks for advice, I will follow it through and let you know how it goes.
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