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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:55 pm 
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I've thought about a lot of things, my mind changes quite often in regard to what happens next with cars... I looked into the minitruck idea some more, and come to a realisation that it isn't going to work the way I want it to. My skills and budget don't really allow for the sort of execution that would ultimately make me happy with the decision to get one in the first place.
So instead I am swinging back towards my original ideas of...
1 - get a silvia/R33, and just have fun with it. Eg track days, drifts, etc, etc.
2 - involves a bit more money and time, make the XT a project vehicle. I am currently having issues with its 5spd auto, which is why I wanted to move on to something else. But after looking into it, might be a good excuse to upgrade the gearbox to a ZF and start on the long term project... '09-XTT'.

I have a 302 Cleveland engine in the shed that I was planning on building up to a eventually put into a powercruise standard car (extremely long term - 20 year project). though with recent exposure to some very nicely modified xr6t's, and also my desire for a turbo'ed vehicle, the idea of building a barra motor in the shed is growing on me more and more.

I have been looking into the overall cost of 'upgrading' the XT, and admittedly it isn't cheap (compared to just getting a factory turbo falcon). But if I can perform a lot of the work myself and things fall my way a few times, I think I can make it work in the long run. I think... just a few large financial hurdles (Eg gearbox) to get over before some progress can be made.

anywho im just rambling on now... my head is a mess with car ideas for the time being... until I get it under control I don't know what I am going to do.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am 
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Same sort of dilemma with me man. Not sure if I want to build the xt up into an na beast, turbo or go to a ricer so I can do drifting and the such.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:23 pm 
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I'll take any cheap 2nd hand performance parts on offer :)

After all Aussie day, I'm swaying back towards a long term project with the XT. It needs work on the gearbox anyway, them SS LSD for the M80, then build an engine in the shed... OR buy a stat write off xr6t and go from there ;)
Speaking of which, have a friend shopping for one tomorrow morning... So might have one by tomorrow arvo :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:29 pm 
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so looks like i will be keeping the Falcon for a while yet... decided i'll just man up and fix it.

So in the spirit of fixing it, i was down at the local Ford service centre today to get some diagnostics done (i've had a rough start up issue as well as a recent MIL light issue). Turns out it was a combination of a few things, mainly being carbon build up on the back of cylinder 5 intake valve and a dud cylinder 5 injector. So they helped me out and cleaned up the valve for me, and then i asked a quote for parts price of the injector because i told them i would just switch it out myself... I NEARLY FELL OFF THE SEAT WHEN HE SAID "TRADE PRICE FOR A SINGLE INJECTOR IS $250 (RRP $295)!" Espcially just after the foremen said it would be around the $80 mark.

oh well... time to just suck it up a little more now. Unless someone on here has a suggestion for aftermarket injectors for me?!

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:45 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-FG-MARK ... 3a73264c81

For a little extra, you get a new rail, reg and 6 injectors. A darn site better than $250 for 1 injector.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Holy crap... great find! :)

Might just get that instead of getting my turbo injectors serviced... then sell off what i dont use! cheap new set of injectors lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:55 pm 
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I'll buy those turbo injectors off you at some point lol
If I keep this XT, she'll be getting tuned at which point I may as well put the turbo ones in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:11 pm 
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i think it may be a waste of your time and money lol might have to check this out at work for me though...

ecu-fuel-system-eec-f21/dying-injector-replacement-solutions-t124602.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:56 pm 
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well then, that's interesting. I always thought they ran just a few pound more. Like the BA/BF were 28lbs and turbo were 32?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:43 pm 
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hmm well maybe you are right, dont know... i can hardly find anything online that isnt turbo stuff aye. its a mission...

if they are different i will have to buy that fuel rail with accessories, though i think i might get them anyway... would be cheaper then getting my turbo ones serviced lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:59 pm 
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I'll see if marko can check parts list at work for ya.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new 'blank canvas'
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:01 pm 
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would be super handy :)
love having a mate that works for ford :p your like my personal Papa Smurf :lol:

 

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