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 Post subject: xr8
Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:28 pm 
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Whats happeneing with this beast?

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:45 pm 
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ill definately keep my eyes on this 1
wats the blower setup cost u so far?
as im looking into blowing my ed fairmont v8 :P

seems to be the easy way to get decent power out of these things
but how will do they hold up being standard and just wacking on a blower?

anyways lets see them 400 hp:P yum yum


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Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:33 pm 
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MICKYYYY wrote:
Whats happeneing with this beast?


Well i just got a powerbond balancer so the motor will be going in no worries.

All honesty I am starting to sway away from playing with fire, I have asked a few blokes about a standard bottom end with the sort of power i am chasing and i can say that im more worried than skeptical.

A few opportunities have popped up for me, so my priorities have changed. I am looking to get a place of my own and im tossing up getting power of a weak block 5ltr and a near bulletproof 360 cube (5.9L) motor. its a no brainer in my opinion, especially in the cars they are in (EF vs Panel van).

But i will say that i may hold on to the blower and "light the wick" if i do ever feel the need.

It seems a shame, but i have had to step back and re-assess the situation, financially and logically. I dont have many points left on my licence, i more than likely need to pay attention to the diff, the box will be near on its limits too.

but you never know. :?

 

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'95 EF XR8 auto, Advance headers, 3" exhaust, Cobra manifold, BBK 75mm throttle body , 80MM Marauder MAF, Vortech V2 T Trim , 307 rwhp, 405 ft/lb 13.2 @ 105 MPH

Now N/A (permanent Lag) - AFR 165's, Comp XE270 cam, 1.6 RR - 269 rwhp 14.1 @ 102mph.

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:59 am 
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Just dont push it past the limits and cruz the thing, trust me dont let it sit there as it will sit for ages and u will probably get sick of it.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:54 am 
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ive got a nice man o war 8.2 371 block sitting here for sale wich would love boost and whatever else u throw at it.
or u could stick with ur original plan and run low boost and revs, bpt reckons its the revs that kill them.
or u could stroke the 5.0 and run the 165,s on it . will b hell tourquey.
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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:08 pm 
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Jason,

So whats the plan mate?
Dropping the AU motor in for now with no Blower?

Still keen on getting the swap done??

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:19 pm 
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XH5LWEPN wrote:
Jason,

So whats the plan mate?
Dropping the AU motor in for now with no Blower?

Still keen on getting the swap done??


Of course. :D

but it will be blowerless.


I do feel alot of the car will be on its limits, the diff wont take too much more and im not prepared to rebuild a diff, motor as well.

Keeping the revs down and taking it easy isnt my style either, I love frying a set of tyres as much as anyone here, its like an alco realising their problem. :shock:

Will be in touch Jeff.

 

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Now N/A (permanent Lag) - AFR 165's, Comp XE270 cam, 1.6 RR - 269 rwhp 14.1 @ 102mph.

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