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Old 04-16-2002, 17:15   #1 (permalink)
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I own an 89 EA falcon multipoint 5 speed, I was timing 0-100 times and was fairly dissapointed, the first time I got 8.9, second time was about 9 seconds, am I doing this right or not? I can beat vl's and vs's and my friends got a skyline R32 turbo and I can beat that to about 80 or so then he slowly passes me and keeps on pulling, and ages ago I just kept up with a AU fairmont VCT off the lights. My car has a 3.9 bored out to 4l, EF pistons, shaved head, cam, ballanced, extractors, 2 and a half inch exhaust all the way, hi flow cat moved back about 9 inches and a K&N panel filter. It doesn't go too bad but I was expecting the 0-100 time to be around the 7 to 7.5 or so, and quater mile time in around flat 15's, it has 128kw at the rear wheels with standard diff and that.
Has anyone spoke to Mick Webb? He is in melbourne and deals in SVO, he's sposed to be really good, he was the one that put a high flow cat on and moved it back about 9inches.
So I was wondering if there are any mods that garantee more power that works well with the eingine without spending heaps. Or would the best thing be to put a new engine out of the AU that would go just as good, I dont really want to have forced induction, but I was thinking a 4l and work that engine properly, basically how much would it cost to make the engine capable of mid 14's without the unreliability? I know its hard to say but just roughly. Or anything to do to my engine that makes a big difference, either way it just feels it needs a bit more pull, specially up hills cause in 3rd the speedo just moves and thats doing about 3000.
Thanks for anybody's help..
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Old 04-16-2002, 18:12   #2 (permalink)
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Mate for all that work sounds like you wasted money big time.
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Old 04-17-2002, 09:12   #3 (permalink)
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Your problem could be related to driver technique - but a number of factors decide the outcome of 0-100 runs.
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Old 04-17-2002, 12:28   #4 (permalink)
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Punjabi, are you really Punjabi?

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Old 04-17-2002, 13:02   #5 (permalink)
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I'm with ils, with the power that you have you should easily be able to get the car to do those times. Maybe you could try launching the car differently or something...

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Old 04-17-2002, 15:21   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, I tried 2 times, once the wheels span nicely and first time the clutch slipped a fair bit. And has anyone had the problem of their clutch cable bracket on the clutch pedal braking? Mine did and I used cable and some U bolts and fixed it, could it be that? it works good but when the revs are up from 1'st to second it crunches bad, I have oil and it hasn;'t always done it so hmm, oh well thanks neway....
What about power wise? Anything I can do that responds well or basically what I said in the first reply.

Oh well...I only have 1 point left anyway, hehe thanks again peoples... :)
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I'd check your throttle cable just in case, too...
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my 89 EA 5 speed MPFi with exhaust, extractors, cam and K&N air filter does 0-100 in 8 seconds flat. Yours should be alot faster than 9 seconds.
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if you can beet an R32 Turbo & VS's (i think they did 8.6sec stock), im quite sure that your 0-100 time is far less than 9sec. Your timing method may be out. Get a passanger to time with a stop watch for greater accuracy. your 0-100 should be arround flat 8sec, mabey eve very high 7's (didnt someone say that wheels got a 7.6 out of a MPFI 5speed?)
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Wheels got 7.8 from a then new, manual EA S.
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