Car - BA XT 5.4 Manual, Herrod Cat back 3" single exhaust, Herrod Suspension and 19" Wheels.
I left Canberra with about 1/2 a tank of Optimax and drove to Holbrook.
According to the trip computer my average speed was 97klm/hr and average consumption was 8.6 L/100klm. (gotta be happy with that)
After filling with normal unleaded I continued to Herrods for an average of 103klm/hr and 9.5 L/100klm. As this part of the trip is mostly divided road I was a bit surprised at the consumption although it can't all be attributed to the different fuel as the speed checking thingo just south of Albury/Wodonga said my speedo was 6k's fast so I upped the pace a bit.
I left the car with Jeff at Herrods at about 6.30am and wandered of through the fog to find some coffee and have a look around the area.
When I returned at about 10.30 the Motor and Gearbox(with some funny looking black pipes hanging off the heads) were about to be put back in place.
I was sitting in the office reading old car magazines wondering how I was going to fill in rest of the morning when in wanders a guy who turned out to be "Pop Herrod", After solving the woes of the world and getting a guided tour of the place I suddenly heard a GLORIOUS sound coming from the back of my BA as it was reversed off the Hoist.
A quick test drive and Rob put it on the Dyno, 188rwkw!!! (Who's a happy boy?).
After parting with some hard earned I headed back to Canberra at about Midday, The first thing I notice is the massive increase in performance (recently dyno'd in Canberra @ 173rwkw) and the fact that a stereo is now not required (can't beat the music out the back).
Fuel consumption dropped to 9.2L/100klm on the way to Glenrowan Nth where I filled up with BP premium.
I pushed a bit harder once I got into NSW until being pulled up by member of their constabulary near Jugiong after blasting past him in an unmarked car on an overtaking lane. I think he was just curious as to what the car was (no badges) as I wasn't booked and all the talk was about the car.
Arrived home at 6.30pm to an average of 8.8L/100klm and 104klm/hr.
Thanks to Rob, Jack, Jeff and the crew at Herrods for a Job well done, I would reccomend these guys to anyone who wants top value for their $$$, when it comes to Ford Performance these guys are No 1.
ps: I even got to check out the Minge Mobile.
Damn I need to get to 5000km because you've copied my plan - the Saturday exhaust fit with dual Cannonball Run.
Now you see why we rave about how easy it is to be a customer!
BA'1.5' Pursuit 290
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'Pepper' Dog - General's and My Little German Shepherd Sweetie - 1996?-02Apr2006. 'Sako' Dog - My Beautiful and Pretty German Shepherd - 2001?-23Aug2006.
Good one Bazza. Well worth the trip. That puts it at about 250Kw at the flywheel - not a bad increase at all! So the headers and 3" exhaust are worth 30kw - great result. You should surprise some XR6T and XR8 owners now, not to mention the SS and Clubbie brigade!
AU1 XR8 Auto147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)
AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)
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