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Old 06-28-2004, 05:46   #1 (permalink)
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Henry Lives!

Going well with the ZC Fairlane-XF upgrade - got the engine, gearbox, tailshaft and diff installed.

Other XF parts I have used:
Engine mount pads (bolt to chassis)
Wiring - transferred the entire loom over
Fresh air snorkel
A/C Condenser
A/C plumbing back to the firewall
Steering Column & wheel
Column shift linkages
Entire exhaust system (needs small mod to work properly)
Exhaust mounting brackets
Battery tray
Brake Pedal

All this for $300 - very good value update for an old car - get a well equipped late model car and start changing bits over - you'll be amazed at what fits with little to no modification...

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The Fairlane that ate an XF Falcon.
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ok i gotta ask. why did you put a carbie 6 in such a big car that deserves nothing less than a V8?
also is that an old cop car or something? looks like something you see out of a 70s american flick.
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ok i gotta ask. why did you put a carbie 6 in such a big car that deserves nothing less than a V8?
also is that an old cop car or something? looks like something you see out of a 70s american flick.
That big car with a 250 2V and C4 auto weighed 1440kg, so it goes fine with a six...

The V8 makes the car a bit too nose heavy for my liking...

The paint job was the wife's idea for her car to arrive at the wedding and has been our Bluesmobile ever since...
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Was that measured on a weigh bridge? As I know another ZC that is tipping closer to 2000kgs.

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Was that measured on a weigh bridge? As I know another ZC that is tipping closer to 2000kgs.

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Yep, at a quarry weighwridge - 1440 kg without driver and with half a tank of fuel.

That's with 250 2V, C4 - column shift, no Air, no Power Steer, no Radio, no armrest on centre console, Recaro buckets.

So I guess I've gained lightness with the alloy head and gained some heaviness with the bigger radiator, Air conditioning bits.
I'll have to weigh it when it is done...
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Why did you get rid of the 2v 250? I wouldn't have thought you would gain that much by going to an xf motor.
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i like it simply because it alittle different.. love these quotes off the front page of that site too..
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- You think the primary purpose of wings is to PREVENT flight. - You take your helmet along when you go to buy new eyeglasses or check out cars.

- You feel compelled on a road trip to beat your previous best time.

- You are happiest when your street car's tires are worn to racing depth and the wear bars are showing."

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Why did you get rid of the 2v 250? I wouldn't have thought you would gain that much by going to an xf motor.
I didn't actually get rid of it - I put it in my wife's XY ute:
The grocery getter

the ute is currently having rust in the the sills and quarters fixed.

What I have gained is that I now know exactly how to fit the EFI loom to the early model Ford without chopping that silly great hole in the firewall.
(Use the clutch hole and feed all the engine connectors through from the inside)

I also got the neat factory cool air intake system, electronic ignition. factory aircon compressor, brackets, plumbing, etc...
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New pics as the guards came home today:

Front Guards - it must be nearly done
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Why did you get rid of the 2v 250? I wouldn't have thought you would gain that much by going to an xf motor.
the single biggest gain is the ability to run on straight unleaded fuel
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