Purveyor of filth
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sunny Melbourne (hahahaha)
Advice needed on XF engine work
Howdy all, long time no presence here on this magnificent forum, been rather busy since November. Anyhoo, I'm here for advice. What's the best way to get some more ponies out of the XF for reasonable bucks (by reasonable I mean $5000 or so). Things that are out of the question are an eight (enigneers fees would be prohibitive), turbo (too much messing around and could break by limit by quite a bit).
Now for the options I have considered:
1. High compression engine (flat top pistons, shaved head, lumpier cam, port and polish) with the carby head
2. As above with EFI head or
3. No.1 with a straight gas setup
The engine is currently an unleaded '86 carby with 299,500k's on the clock. It has lost a little bit of compression pressure on all cylinders and lifters are starting to get noisy.
Some of you might ask, just get a new car, but after having it for 15 years, it's rather hard to part ways. And besides, the only Falc I would consider getting is a BA anyway, which might be a bit hard to get funds for.
It would be really appreciated if you fellow members which have gone down the non-turbo route with an XF share your trials and tribulations with a fellow Ford freak.