Re: EA vs ED
i think one of the hottest looking cars is a lowered EA with the 4WD type rocker panels (sills), and exhaust.
I reckon any EA that has decent headers, exhaust, and D/T ratio's will give any stock commo up to 2002 a run for its money (apart from SS and supercharged statesmans)
The thing i am going to try in the next 12 months is to get hold or design a set of straight copper 3ohm Leads, the only problem will be trying to eliminate interferance, after adjusting the timing to suit these racing style leads, the car should deliver an extra 15kW, add a decent exhaust, higher diff ratio, and i think i would give an AU a run for its money.
Also i have been investigating making an engine management computer out of an old 68HC11 micro, as i have experiemented with re-programming current ECU through serial cables, i have peaked my car to get a 0-100 time in exactly 9.7 seconds (CFI), thats the best ive got, throw in my old cables that have 5kOhm's more resistance, the time goes up to 11.5 seconds, and reprogram the ECU back to stock condition, goes back to 12.6 seconds.
I think i could make a good computer, only problem is air/fuel mixture, since i know nothing about it how the hell will i program it.....maybe i should consider just heavily modifying the current one.
anyway my goal will be to have an 8 second 0-100 time out of my CFI 3sp, by use of performance cables, ECU mods, exhaust, and headers.
of course when the time gets there and ive payed off my speeding fines ill fix it as an official project and let you know the progress of it.