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 Post subject: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:16 am 
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Hi,

I've finally decided to put a build thread up, I've been lurking around for a while, been on a couple of cruises and meet some top people (and some nutters haha). It just makes sense, as it seems there are alot more people on this forum that are closer to my area.

Anyhow, enough jibber jabber, i'll see if I can do a get you guys up to date on where I am with my money pit.

Close to my purchase date
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Got some new brakes, needed bigger wheels
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Just a random of the RBS kit
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Time to fix those stone chips
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New stripe
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All back together
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:29 am 
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Motor wise it was an EL II so it had the explorer and better headers however I had some GT40P's ported before installation also a Camtek version of the E303 cam. The AU220kw TB Maf and injectors were also used. On a Dyno Dynamics it made 215rwkw (just recently made 185ish on a mainline).

New 220kw TB
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Maf
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Cats
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Injectors with adaptors
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Some paint

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bit more painting
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:45 am 
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Ever since the motor upgrades I have been chasing a crappy idle (hunting and stalling) it's been going on for ages, I took it back to the tuner who did the tune and he charged me a further $800 of looking around, yes it had more dyno time but no change, I cracked it with them after I got it home (there in Sydney i' in Wollongong 80km's away so not easy to get there) told them I was gutted that I just spent more money for nothing, I managed to get it back to them for one more day and they just wound the idle stop screw up with out touching the TPS, it was at that time I swore to myself i'd never go back there, and haven't.

The car drives, it's just the idle is sitting on 950rpm.

So after approx. a year or two I am slowly getting organised to go with a quaterhorse tune, I have my wideband installed, have BE and a basic tune that should see it started from Scaffy, just time is needed, oh and money. Being a daily with two kids kinder rules when I can get it off the road...
It will happen.



So to keep me happy it got a few other bits and pieces

Rebuilt Koni Yellows and some pedder springs
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Pedder rear shocks and springs
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Both second hand items, figured i'd put them in and see how the go, VERY HAPPY

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Rebuilt
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Not every ones cup of tea but I love themImage

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:51 am 
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Did the whole interior thing with rear electric windows
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Wide band
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And my favourite mod to date

Hooker mufflers..... no resi's
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:54 am 
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Only rev'd it approx. 3500

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:59 am 
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So basically that is me for the last 3-4 years. At the moment its a pain in the butt as my car has developed a shutting down problem at 3500rpm, really weird, happened all of a sudden, had a number of things checked, but today i'm taking it to the guy who will get the final quatrerhorse tune, i'd love to have the time to pull it apart and fix this myself but time the time thing really get's in the way, so basically I just pay to get things done as it will never happen if I don't.

Thanks for reading
Al

 

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:01 am 
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Wideband in a pod
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Looking good. Really like the color
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:22 pm 
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nice car man... good to see more v8s now days..
if you ever get a chance you should pop out to our Liverpool meet one Friday night?
its funny how a few years ago most of the people who came to the Friday meets all had 6cyl cars, including my self..
now most of us are driving v8s..lol
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Thanks guys, yeah I'm pretty happy with the look. I have planned to come up for a meet, some of you guys have made this way, just hard with the little ones

 

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Very tidy. You have every right to be proud. Nice ride.

Brett

 

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:27 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
Very tidy. You have every right to be proud. Nice ride.

Brett

Cheers, very happy with it.

Orderd a adj. fuel reg so should see that soon. One step closer to a full re tune...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:36 pm 
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So I have the opportunity to install proper EL GT brakes to my car, (uprights, calliper, disk)......so,

would anyone be interested in a set of RBS 330mm brakes for an E-series? 5k old ferodo pads and disks? They cost around $2300 new at the moment

Cheers
Al

 

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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:23 pm 
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alby1 wrote:
So I have the opportunity to install proper EL GT brakes to my car, (uprights, calliper, disk)......so,

would anyone be interested in a set of RBS 330mm brakes for an E-series? 5k old ferodo pads and disks? They cost around $2300 new at the moment

Cheers
Al


Might be interested in the uprights if you want to part with them.

You should keep the discs, Check the price on a set of new EL GT Rotors and you will see what I mean.

What calipers did RBS use?
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 Post subject: Re: Al's EL XR8
Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:20 pm 
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If I am to sell the RBS setup I think it would have to be in a kit form.
They used AU III callipers

 

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