Fordmods Logo

The TE50 Epic Update time!! 

 

Page 4 of 16 [ 238 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 16  Next

 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:51 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 2091

Joined: 3rd Apr 2008

Ride: EF Fairmont, XG Ute

Very nice, I've always loved these. Can we have some interior and engine bay pics?

What is it like to drive? I've always thought our AU XR6 VCT was a nice drive, but would be improved by more go. I reckon a Windsor would complement an AU perfectly.

Sorry to hear about your trouble with the parts, its amazing the stupid s**t I've been given (or not given) before....

Is it all standard? Do they have the same strangled exhaust sound as the rest?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:22 am 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

I'll get into it on monday and take some interior happy snaps and what not, Exhaust wise.. these came standard with a dual system, sounds great, crisp clear, not too offensive. Its like driving an armchair that handles and goes. Sitting at the lights, its so quiet you can hear the windscreen wiper motor if you listen carefully.

I've driven a few AU XR's as well, they dont stack up. they can all be made to move well, but these are different again. Its no screamer, but it was never intended to be, but it does it well. Still has plenty of nuts to truck about town, and plenty of go when you put your foot down.

After having been immersed in a world or quick I6's for years, to get back in a well refined V8 is wonderful. You don't realise how harsh an E series is or how agricultural an I6 AU is until you get in one of these.

There are still things that need doing, bushes and struts, but thats about it. I would like to do a cam and tune, but thats about all I really want to do. I just don't want to fiddle with this car.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:45 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 64

Posts: 3455

Joined: 11th Jan 2009

Ride: BA Falcon XT

Location: Smithfield
NSW, Australia

dc_todd wrote:
After having been immersed in a world or quick I6's for years, to get back in a well refined V8 is wonderful. You don't realise how harsh an E series is or how agricultural an I6 AU is until you get in one of these.

I take offence to that, my Lucifa is a beaut. :D :D
You might need to replace the 2 upper rear shock mounts as well, don't get roped into buying them from Ebay, they are STILL available from Ford.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:06 am 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

Papa Smurf wrote:
dc_todd wrote:
After having been immersed in a world or quick I6's for years, to get back in a well refined V8 is wonderful. You don't realise how harsh an E series is or how agricultural an I6 AU is until you get in one of these.

I take offence to that, my Lucifa is a beaut. :D :D
You might need to replace the 2 upper rear shock mounts as well, don't get roped into buying them from Ebay, they are STILL available from Ford.



That certainly sounds like where I am getting noise, and the fronts needs looking at too.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:12 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 165

Joined: 19th Apr 2010

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: 09 FG XR6

Location: Traralgon
VIC, Australia

very very nice T series mate they are a beautiful car, i have a S2 XR8 with the 220 motor and i love it, the engines are a thing of beauty and the ride is smooth as silk, i cant imagine how nice the TE would be... i am a very enviuose AU enthusiest...

With the whole repco f**k... i do appologise for them as a company, i work at the Traralgon store and if we stuff something up for someone we will drive to the next town to fix it for them, the fact that they wouldnt drive 2kms out of theyre delivery radius is bull s**t, you do get s**t stores like that which are full of drop kicks who have no idea about spare parts or customer service and should not be in the bussines...

but again mate beautiful car, very lucky pickup...

 

_________________

NOTHING BEATS THE SOUND OF A GRUNTY V8!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:17 am 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

You would think they would look after their account customers a bit better, but thats saturdays for ya. Glad it ended up being sorted, I'll go in and see the store tomorrow and as for a further explanation. Mind you, I did get a free upgrade for the balancer, they supplied a street series as opposed to an OEM item.

Did 600km in the car today, Father inlaw took it for a drive, was ment to be round the block, ended up in the hunter valley playing silly buggers. He loved it, said it was one of the best cars he has ever street driven. Now it makes me really want to get the knocks sorted out. Also thinking Koni Adjustables all round will be the order of the day.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:01 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 165

Joined: 19th Apr 2010

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: 09 FG XR6

Location: Traralgon
VIC, Australia

might have to change my balancer, mines really off balance at idle, if you have the door open while mines idleing it will just about fall off...

 

_________________

NOTHING BEATS THE SOUND OF A GRUNTY V8!!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:13 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

1/2 hour of your time will rectify the issue. I was happy it was such an easy job. Having been in I6 land for so long, I was initally dredding it, knowing that the I6 motor was a Radiator out job.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:58 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 113

Joined: 1st Oct 2009

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia V8

Location: Southern Sydney
NSW, Australia

nice TE50! sounds like a great car to drive, smooth and composed i guess?

i dont bother with taren point repco, i think they're rubbish. a bad blemish on repco

 

_________________

Image
Previous -
EL XR8 - Navy, 5.0, coilovers, custom twin 2.25" exhaust, T5 to go in


New -
EL Fairmont Ghia - Heritage, V8, Coilovers, leather, elec seat, sunroof, Ticky kit, EL XR front, dual fuel, EL GT's, custom twin exhaust

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:14 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

So, new pads and rotors ordered, A massive thanks to Matt @ Sydney Race Brakes, turns out, the Genuine eliptical slotted rotors have just been release from exclusive ford purchasing.

He has ordered them in, bear in mind, 329mm rotors. $149 each! QFM pads, $80 a set of fronts!!

Its cheaper to put big rotors on an AU than it is to get good slotted rotors for an E series.
However, due to the public holiday on monday, it will now be monday week until I can pick these up.

On another note, the wife went shopping last night, before she left, grabbed my phone and transfer a few hundred out of my car saving account. Apparently some new dresses and shoes and s**t are a better purchase than cam and tune, so that will just have to wait. I would raid her saving account, but apparently, its called a spending account.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:25 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 736

Joined: 13th Oct 2009

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EL XR6

Location: Parramatta
NSW, Australia

Jesus titty f**k christ batman thats cheap!!
Pity there is too much modifying for my liking to get them to work on e-series.
So, f**k you and well done all in one you lucky bastard...

 

_________________

LOW, LOUD AND LUMPY

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:31 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

So the car got a bit of a clean up today, It was detailed not too long ago, so there was not really a great deal that needed doing, but I touched up a few bits. Some pics, nothing new from the last ones.. just new pics.

Image

Image

Image

The pirate plates
Image

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:01 pm 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

hey dave, no traction control ???????? not that you really want it lol...
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:05 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

Traction WHAT??? Sorry I dunno what you are talking about. :lol:

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: The TE50 Has arrived
Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 41

Posts: 4629

Joined: 23rd Nov 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: 5.0 AU's and 5.0 Maverick

Power: 139 rwkw

Location: Sydney West
NSW, Australia

You seem somewhat happy with your purchase mate.............

 

_________________

xr6turnip wrote:
More people paid for a ride in a VT commodore then an AU Falcon so the VT is superior.
Based on that fact my Mum is the best around!

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 4 of 16  [ 238 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 16  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 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 19, 2017 12:10 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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