Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Finally! T3 engine mods under way
It is with great pleasure and a little nervousness I announce the car is now in the process of having the engine mods carried out by Ford.
We are fitting a set of 185cc AFR CNC'd alloy heads, YT shaft rockers @ 1.65:1 ratio, upgraded crane double valve springs, new lifters and chrom moly hardened pushrods, ARP heads studs, Full felpro gasket set, Rollmaster double row timing set with nitrided gears and a comp cams custom XFI stroker camshaft with .600" lift.
We will be using the awesome standard intake and just the usual Tickford CAI aux snorkel mod, along with an upgraded Extreme clutch whilst the engine is out. I am not confident I'll have any change for the 3.9 diff gears I want/NEED to make the most of this setup. There is also a better than good chance I'll have to upgrade the fuel pump too- hopefully the injectors should be good for the HP- 24lb in a V8 should be good for about 480hp (that's about right isn't it?)- I'll be a happy man if I max those out, cause it means I'm making more power than that. We'll see what the results are first but we think the rev-limit will be set at 6500rpm although it should make power past that with the combo and .600" lift.
The tuning tool will be the AU Edit and all going well should have some reults within a week.
I was going to wait til it was done to post- but I can't help myself and hopefully for the more passionate out there, it will give you guys something to look forward to as well!!
Bring it on- I can't wait (and I don't want to drive our Kluger for another week!)
Aug build 2002 T3 TE50, blueprint, manual, brembo's, koni's + all the usual goodies 13.93 @ 103.9mph 2.364 60' (can only get better)