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 Post subject: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:11 pm 
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G'day Lads,

Picked up this ED Futura 5.0L recently for my wife 8-) It's a country car and only has 145k on it.
It appears to have been looked after by the original owner but whoever had it next treated it not so well and smoked like a C*** in it...it stinks inside but is very original all round. It has cruise,abs and the engine even has the original ignition leads and still had the rubber boot over the dizzy. I reckon the sump has been off and not put back properly because the gasket has been pushed out. It runs mint and the auto shifts good plus it has the extra oil cooler. It's got the 4 pin open centre 3.27 diff which means it's nearly impossible not to spin the wheel on take off. It's got the original exhaust which is ridiculously quiet and coupled with the clutch fan makes it nearly impossible to tell if it's a V8!?
The suspension ain't so good with 3 shocks leaking and maybe a dodgy tie end or rack causing a bit of bump steer. It's going in for a camber/castor kit,Bilstiens and lowering by about a metre!? So the guy's will sort any other suspension probs at the same time.
I've already done the mandatory heave-ho of the hot plate and dizzy boot.
It's got a 3DFA so heaps of tuning ability there with my trusty 1/4 horse. Got some EF fans to go on too.
I'm going to do all the bolt-ons and post the performance as I go. The aim is to do everything external to the long engine. So the most I'll do is 65mm t-body and headers but nothing inside the engine.
I base lined it on the weekend with a best of 15.93 @ 86mph by slowly taking off then nailing it. 0-60mph came up in 7.67secs.

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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 1:19 am 
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Nice catch there! what a nice little sleeper, this could be fun! :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:33 am 
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Thanks Fairlane dude.
I've already got underdrives and some other bits on the way too. The lowering will be completed today too.
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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Nice pickup Pete, you dont see too many ED 5.0's anymore!
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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Was wondering when you were going to let the cat out of the bag.

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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Very unassuming, I think this will be cool. Looks clean as too.
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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Yeah it's a bit unusual. We looked at heaps of cars before this and most had rust lurking or were a bit rough and they wanted more money!?
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 6:42 pm 
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Yeah who wants a V8 these days? :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: ED 5.0L Futura
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Yep, we now have 4 V8 cars in the family. So I was successful in getting rid of the last non V8 piece-o-s**t that we had :lol:
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:37 pm 
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fairlane6970 wrote:
Yeah who wants a V8 these days? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Me! :(
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:47 pm 
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how much you get the ed for?
just wonderin coz my bros gonna be sellin his eb fairmont ghia soon. 5lt sunroof cloth/leather trim gt seats.

 

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:06 pm 
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Got it for $3900 benny.
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Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Ash mentioned this car to me Pete.
What a tidy example of an E-series 5.0..!!
Look forward to seeing it progress.

 

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Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:09 pm 
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So what sort of time machine did you use to bring this back from 1994? Looks tops, very shmick!

 

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Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing the evolution of her. What did you use to get your performance figures?

 

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