Ladies and Gentlemans, after about a year or so (back to the ford.18 days) of whinging and whining about getting my extractors.........i finally done it.
Settled for the hurricanes over the lukeys, nice and cheap and they were the only 'full' header about from the HM's i could find (ie the secondaries ran under the car straight to the cat)
Man, its opened her right up now, i know my last cat was blocked, but whoooo boy......the only issues i have with it are it now sounds stock at idle, but at 1500/1700 rpm (basically cruise speeds in 4th) it drones its tits off. But only with throttle applied, so on flat highways it shouldnt be a problem, as i tend to only use light throttle.
Gave it a hiding on the way home, fuel guage hardly moved, but wont be able to give accurate fuel consumption reports till i drive it more.
my pod filter and EF airbox set up really help it along too i think :)
Got the work done at Lee's Exhaust on moss street, very good blokes to work with, highly recommend them. I paid 450 for the headers and cat installed, with mew flanges welded onto my existing 2.5in redback zorst with the one baffled muff....might look into a hotdog or something next....
SWEET MATE!! i had a look at a set of hurricanes and i personally reckon they look like a 50/50 mix of pacemakers and JMM - smaller pipes than pacemakers (IMHO are better) smoother bends, but still look like they would work better than JMM...
anyway - give the exhaust a few days to 'burn in' it sounds strange but it takes a while before it all settles and gives the right note.
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yer, have been floggin the ring out of it the past coupla days, looks like im getting about 180k's from a quarter of a tank, pure city commuting. Thats not too bad in my books.
Also, feeling adventurous i got under the car and gave my auto a service. I cheated in that i only dropped the pan and dumped 4 litres, but the plan is to do this every 5000 k's till fluid comes clean.
man, its made a difference! I didnt realise how much crap was in my box. Metal fragments were at a minimum but the other garbage i found was shocking. It doesnt clunk downchanging anymore, kicks back at will, and is generally a lot nicer to drive.
I think thats going to be it for the mods for now, manual would be nice but she really needs a paint job and something done as far as wheels go.......that said, a cam and XR spec head would only complement the headers.... :)
Damn T5's have a hex key type plug. I dont have a hex key that big!! Question about the T5 fluid.... book reccomends Dexron 2?
Is this right?? why does it take auto fluid??
EB1 3.9L MPI Falcon Wagon with converted T5 / Pacemaker & 2.5" Redback sports exhaust / 2" lowered blocks at the rear, Kings lows up front / ED Tickford Head and Cam / K&N panel filter with XH intake Snorkel / Full EL Fairmont interior with woodgrain
89 EA1 3.9L TBI Falcon Sedan with 3 speed auto / currently being upgraded...
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