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 Post subject: My EF Futura, FG XR6 and Stacer 399 PA
Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:30 pm 
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Hi all,

Thought I’d introduce myself and my trusty EF Futura.
It’s a 1996 6 cylinder EF Futura, Factory 5 speed. I bought it for $2500 off EBay to replace my 1995 EF GLI Auto. It was advertised as in excellent mechanical condition with a few dents, so I got in the car and had a squiz but never drove or opened the bonnet even (should have).

When I picked it up I was told the clutch needed to be put to the floor and that it was a “common Ford thing” only to find out it was the dreaded firewall failure (bodgied up with a G clamp??). $600 later it was repaired.
I also had to change the Clutch (Exedy HD – From a crap PBR), Rotors (DBA Slotted), Wheel bearings, Rack, Lifters, Muffler, Tyres, Reset the Koni rear shocks and install new top rubbers, Straitened rear springs (were hanging over the saddles), remove the crap bubbled tint, replace the dodgy Extractor gasket, rocker gasket, ISC and much more! s**t! :x

Now im rebuilding an engine for it from a wreck I purchased and stripped. :P
I stripped it down, the block was taken to a machinist where I had the following works done:
*Block: Acid dipped, decked .010, bored .020, line bored & new welsh plugs.
*Crank: Cleaned, checked for cracks, 10/10 grind and polish.
*Head: Cleaned, straitened, shaved, a minor pocket port & a general recon.
*Got new .020 cast pistons (not planning on massive revs or boost...yet). Gasket set with AU steel head gasket, New timing chain, guides and tentioner.

I have also bought a new water pump, head dowels, Hastings chrome moly ring set.

I still need to get a new water outlet base, high volume oil pump, Belts, plugs and s**t. I am hoping to have it in and running by the end of July 2011.

Regards,
Ryan.

 

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Well I have my ADSL now.

BUT I CANT UPLOAD THE DAMN PICS!!!!

Can anyone shed some light here???????????????

 

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:45 pm 
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My EF!!!

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:46 pm 
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AAAARRGGGG!!! Im gunna crack a hissy fit soon!!!!

 

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:50 pm 
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This is what I found after taking off the head...
Looks pretty ordinary

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:54 pm 
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Strip Down

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:56 pm 
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After Machining and new pistons were fitted by yours truly

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:58 pm 
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After some candy blue enamel

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:02 pm 
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How it now lies...

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:07 pm 
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My current Donk!
Looks are decieving...Rings are shot :(

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:25 pm 
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coming along nicely mate

like the colour of your new engine that blue is awersome
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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:25 pm 
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Its Holts duplicolour metalcast. Heavy metalic base with a candy blue top coat.
Had a chat to thier chemist and he said it is fine for engines. comes in red and purple too.

 

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:20 pm 
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WTF?? Random much?

Are you spruiking your EBay ad?

Sorry, But I have a whole car of spares in my shed from an EF Fututa a stripped a while back (as per post above) Unless you have an EF or EL XR6 front end or a Turbo Kit for me....

 

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I sprayed the dash with stuff from around the shed.
I used some plastic adhesion primer then some high-fill and I used septone guide coat black for colour!

I was bored so I thought why not But had to do it twice because I sanded through when I was cutting it back So it is REALLY shiny...

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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 Post subject: Re: My EF futura thread and new engine build!
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:20 pm 
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Ignore the shotty carpet. That will be replaced soon I hope

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1996 EF Futura factory manual
Fully rebuilt engine,Decked, Honed, Bored, Tolerences spot on, Wade 1673, Extractors, 2.5" zorst, 3" CAI, High flow filter, Exedy sports tuff clutch, Chiptorque tune.
Future Mods: A mortgage...

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