Fordmods Logo

ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1008

Joined: 21st Dec 2004

Ride: ED V8

Location: driving under the sun........now!
WA, Australia

So I FINALLY found a good EB/ED XR that I was happy to make my own!!!

Funny thing is, it started out life as a Tickford enhanced ED V8 Fairmont......

The story goes, the original owner (a top bloke of some 60 years from south of Brisbane) decided he wanted to own an ED Sprint a few years ago. He went and looked at bucket loads and couldn't find a good one, so he went about making his own!!!!

He took his Tickford ED Fairmont and added the Sprint wheel arch 'brows', a full ED Sprint interior (including the cluster), Momo wheel with cruise and I guess most importantly an AUIII XR8 220kw donk and gear box. He also sourced an EB XR6 3.45:1 LSD.

So after a few years putting it together and getting it right, he decided to finish, which is where I come in......

I was in QLD a few months ago and saw the add on Gumtree so I shot down to have a look. After a few too-ing and fro-ings we did a deal and I organised to get it on a truck over here to WA!! Which was when the fun began!!

On the way home from the depot, in peak hour, she dropped all electrics on Wanneroo Road!! Started up again after a minute or two, but still.......Not good. Then over a few days I realised how poorly tuned she was. Running a piggy back chip of dubious goodness she was hard to start, economy was up around 30 ltrs/100k's and she had a horrible hunting and a strange fluffiness at idle....... Then one morning when I started her up to take her over to get some upgrade Whiteline sway-bars fitted up she was just running like total crap. Wouldn't idle at all and was over fueling to the point of looking like the Batmobile dumping a smoke screen.

Turns out the tune had totally crapped out and the whole shebang was trying to run on the original 165kw ED tune.....

Took her over to Streetbuilt in Wangara where a Quarterhorse was installed and she was tuned up. Wound up making a good safe 238rwhp and ran like a clock with great response off idle and now getting excellent economy for a 5.0..... Happy days and big ups to Jeff, Chad and Matt. If you're in WA, run a Windsor and want it to run better than ever, give them a call!!!

Other than that, in the short term she'll be staying relatively as she is, with just some attention to tidying her up. A full respray will happen soon along with a bit of a touch up on the already great interior.

Long term plans are for 3.73:1 gears and a Trutrac diff and a T-56 Magnum install. I might look at some forced induction down the line, but for now I think the diff and 6 speed plans are enough.

Here are some piccies: :D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

 

_________________

ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:39 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2750

Joined: 22nd Jan 2009

Ride: '91 EB Wagoon

Location: Geeelong
VIC, Australia

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:58 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 240

Joined: 5th Aug 2009

Gallery: 14 images

Ride: 1994 ford fairmont ED

Location: perth
WA, Australia

That looks so good. Would love to see it in person. :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1008

Joined: 21st Dec 2004

Ride: ED V8

Location: driving under the sun........now!
WA, Australia

So this is how the ED looks now......

Image

but most importantly;

Spot the difference???

Image

Thanks to the boys at Streetbuilt (Jeff, Matt and Chad - Cheers) the ED is now a 5sp.

After the conversion she was up for a tidy up of the tune where she made;

Image

Really happy with how she drives. The box is nice and smooth and quiet, everything is super tight and she definitely gets off the line much harder now than when she was an auto!!!

Just looking forward to getting an E series upper shifter onto the box. Currently has an AU upper on it which puts the shifter a fair bit further forward than it should be. In the picture she's in reverse!!! :lol

 

_________________

ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 1008

Joined: 21st Dec 2004

Ride: ED V8

Location: driving under the sun........now!
WA, Australia

Anyone able to get the photo's sized up right??

They're just linked in from Photobucket, so I don't get whey they're not working....

 

_________________

ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:31 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2750

Joined: 22nd Jan 2009

Ride: '91 EB Wagoon

Location: Geeelong
VIC, Australia

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: ED XR8 Spri-mitatio-nt
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:52 am 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 250

Joined: 12th Jun 2005

Gallery: 26 images

Ride: BA XR6T, 93 EB XR8, ZJ 351

Location: Nelson Bay
NSW, Australia

Love it:) Don't think I've seen one of those d/s seat bolsters in that good nick since the 90s!

 

_________________

93 EB S-XR8 5 SPEED,
EBGT RIMS, AU MAF, AU T/B, BOXED POD, CAI,
ELGT EXTRACTORS & SPRINT EXHAUST

BAXR6T Lowered, Kompact BOV thats all....so far
ZJ 351 Fairlane, a work in "slow" progress

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:35 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names