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Old 10-15-2002, 16:55   #1 (permalink)
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Info on sprint motors

Can anyone offer info about the sprint v8 motors.

I know that they were available in the ED range but were they offerred in other years as well. Were they simply the XR8 motor or were they an option in other models eg fairmont, ghia.

They seem to have considerable power compared to the standard 5.ol motor (2ookw) . Were they a Tickford motor & if so how did they get the power improvements over the stabdard motor? . Are there many of these around?? or are they scarce.

thanks if any one knows.
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Old 10-15-2002, 17:25   #2 (permalink)
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Ok from what i know they were the EB GT motors, slapped in the ed xr8's and named sprints, they didnt come in the stockies. Power i think came from headers and intake mods.
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Old 10-15-2002, 18:00   #3 (permalink)
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I dont know if it is any help, but a mate of mine with an EL Fairmont Ghia tells me that his V8 is a sprint engine... but who knows.
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Old 10-16-2002, 00:53   #4 (permalink)
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Strictly speaking, the Sprint was an option package for ED XR8 buyers. As Frank said, the car was a 'sleeper' Falcon GT in simple terms (damn I wish they still made cars like that!).

It was a true Tickford, where the basic XR8 just had the stock Ford V8.

They are VERY scarce compared to other ED models. It would make much more financial sense to modify a V8 with aftermarket components rather than trying to create a replica Sprint motor.

If I can expand on any of this please let me know. I have notes on the car around here somewhere...
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It was actually a '93 Mustang Cobra engine

Factory rated at just 240Hp, but guys in the US say it had a bit more than that, at around 255-260Hp.

Over the stock engine it had different heads, cam and intake.


The EBGT was this motor aswell but it had a better intake manifold.


Some say the EBGT's rating of 200Kw was overrated though....


If it makes any difference, at the ACT Tickford Club dyno day an EBGT and ED Sprint both dynoed around the same (140RwKw from memory)
The GT had over 200,000kms though....
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Some say the EBGT's rating of 200Kw was overrated though....
What actually happened was Ford Australia used a different method of calculating power to Ford in the US. Allowing for 'translation', it works out to 183 kW apparently. HSV's 200kW VPs of the time used the same calculation method as Ford US, so their 200kW was more powerful than the Falcon GT's.
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Speak to Aussie Pete about the VP Clubby 'press' car he owned, its engine certainly wasnt standard to the genuine customer ones.....


I think the mags at the time were comparing it to the '200kw' in that particular VP....
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Yeah, as far as I know they were advertised as 200kw, but closer to 192kw and at the time alot of Ford buyers were disappointed that their 200kw's, wasn't!!

But It was Ford half try to compete with Holden and their HSV's with 200kw. (Keep in mind GMH had a 215 with the VN group A)

But as previously said, it was cam, heads and manifolds. They may have got different rockers too.

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As it has been said, it was a cobra motor from the states. Differences were GT40 heads, roller rockers, cobra intake, 24lb fuel injectors, 70mm MAF, 65mm throttle body and better cam. It was a much better engine package than the EB GT, although power figures were about the same.
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