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 Post subject: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:18 pm 
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I have a xf ghia 4.1 efi sedan and I want to make it more powerful and just better. What is cheap and easy to do on these models
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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:08 am 
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There is no quick way to get power from one of those.....it would involve a turbo or going the hard way in N/A.....you will heamorage $$$$$$$.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Agreed +1.

Cheaper to find an XA, B or C, and rip out the 351/FMX/9inch, it fits !!!
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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Are you electronically minded? If so, graft an EL efi system into it and buy yourself a j3 chip. Then do the following

C1 carby head - reconditioned with efi valves and throated ports and springs (1000)
Camtech CT142-510 cam (400)

extractors

Should go hard then. Mind you the efi runners will then be the limiting factor and aussie speed manifold and 350 or 500 holley would fix that.

You'll burn more money than if you went ohc motor and wade 977b cam though. Depends how much of a crossflow perve you are.
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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:48 pm 
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There is no quick way to get power from one of those.....it would involve a turbo or going the hard way in N/A.....you will heamorage $$$$$$$.


+2 best way to get power is to put a V8 in but since your 19 and on P's dropping a DOHC with cam, head work etc etc is your best bet....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:29 pm 
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i have got 2 xf ecu's with j3 connectors for sale with the ecu plug cut off from the old harness and a xf ghia digital dash for sale,hope that helps
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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:02 am 
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If you must go down the path, a good cam profile and a nice set of headers will give you good throttle response to start with. Refurb the weber carb or upgrade to CFI but then you have to do electrical work to suit. The xf bits are becoming harder to find nowadays and I am looking fornancentre console in the creamy colour for my mothers car(1985 S pack). The wreckers have a few but are in worse condition than the one already in the car.

Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:05 am 
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If you must go down the path, a good cam profile and a nice set of headers will give you good throttle response to start with. Refurb the weber carb or upgrade to CFI but then you have to do electrical work to suit. The xf bits are becoming harder to find nowadays and I am looking fornancentre console in the creamy colour for my mothers car(1985 S pack). The wreckers have a few but are in worse condition than the one already in the car.

Good luck.

Hooroo


I think he was talking about the EEC4 EFI Xflow.....not the carby version.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Yea guys it's EFI. But cheers for all the advice
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 Post subject: Re: Xf ghia upgrade
Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:53 am 
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D'oh I should read everything. a*** I am!

Just put a kit through mums weber and was thinking that a later model EFI engine would fix her asthmatic cow of an XF. Good power but leaks like a sieve!

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