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Old 05-20-2003, 06:53   #1 (permalink)
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Just got me a NC v8 GHIA

Hey all, i just picked up a NC v8 ghia...i wanted an el, but the v8 threw me over...its done 240k, but I swear to god this thing is as tights as a nun's pu.....well you know what l mean.

Have been driving it for a few hours and I absolutley love it!!!

Will get pics asap!!!!!

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Old 05-20-2003, 06:58   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats mate! I'm pleased to see more and more V8s and LWB cars in the club. Is it a series II? I look forward to the pics. :s5
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I dunno...its a 4/92 so i think that means s1...can you confirm?....its a classy arse car...first mod dumpin on its nuts, followed by wheels and exhaust!!!!!!!!!!!

hey...anyone gone superlows in a fairlane before!?!?!?!?
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Mmmm V8, drool
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with stock exhaust she makes my knees weak, can wait till extractors and the like....
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Hot_EB sounds like a nice buy.

How do you find it compared to the EB?

Mate, the exhuast really helps the old 5 litre. Mine has pacemakers and a twin system down to a single 2 1/2" lukey mufler and it sounds really nice.

Also have a look at the auto mods getting done in another thread in Mech. Mate it makes a nice difference to changes.
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Thanks for that info 66_mustang...will take a look. - with the auto mod your talkin about increasing line pressure right!?!?!

Btw where did you get the exhaust done? Any recommendations...

As for comparing it to the eb...well if it was a straight line drag (or even circuit sprint) the eb would rape the NC...but in saying that though the v8 feels much much more torquey. (I tested the eb on my G TECH again before I sold it and she consistently scored low to mid 7's to 100....i reckon the fairlane would be 8's...maybe nines...but will test with G TECH for sure....)

Harshness wise, the eb was heaps less refined..the v8 purs and is sooooo smoth...not a rattle or creek or squel either in the NC...guess this will change though when I dump her.

i particularly like the bells and whistles...climate control, trip computer, digi dash and stuff

to be honest, the two cars were worlds apart...but then again, the 20k price difference when new probably had somehing to do with it!!!!
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There is just something about the NC V8 that makes it something else to drive.

I'm not going to lower mine (I make use of the ride height to often), but a few NC's around here have been and they make for an awesome site.

You straight line figures are about right (using a stop watch). Enjoy the drive in style...
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I fitted Pacemaker 'Competition' headers/extractors, hi-flow cats and dual 3" pipes into a lukey on my EBII 5L, and felt the difference in the way the car powers. Then of course there's the fantastic noise it makes, and the 3.5" chrome tip is good for people wanting to start a conversation.
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I fitted Pacemaker 'Competition' headers/extractors, hi-flow cats and dual 3" pipes into a lukey on my EBII 5L, and felt the difference in the way the car powers. Then of course there's the fantastic noise it makes, and the 3.5" chrome tip is good for people wanting to start a conversation.
how muchy?
what were the kw gains?
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