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Old 05-27-2003, 18:31   #1 (permalink)
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what mod next?

first timer on the board.
I have read ford forums for years now and thought i should say hello and throw a question.
ok ,heres is the subject.
ED fairmont ghia V8.
ef thermo fans, K@N pannel, El gt snorkle,
home ported lower intake and e7te heads(shaved),1.84/1.54 valves (and ex seats) and springs,1.72 YT roller rockers,
pacemakers with 2x 2.5" cats into a lukey 3", 3.45 lsd, 17x8's, lowered 30mm(pedders sports ryder),
El xr diff cover and rear upper control arms, CC kit, urethane bushes, 28mm front sway bar,
and the electronic trans shift kit.

what to do next?
always looking for more...

also have clear indicators and stereo upgrade inc.full pioneer speaker setup and 10"subs with 2x amps
any suggestions that come to mind are appreciated?
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Old 05-27-2003, 18:41   #2 (permalink)
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also have DBA x-drilled rotors,and most fluids are synth.
would the stock 55mm MAF sensor be holding me back?
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Old 05-27-2003, 19:12   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like you have alot of the bases covered!
How about a pair of decompression plates and a blower

What ratio are you running in the arse end?
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Old 05-27-2003, 19:20   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I dream about that one every night.
as soon as i win the lotto its a goer!
thought of 3.7/3.9 instead of 3.45 ,economy may be a trade off.
maybe when my lsd goes.
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Old 05-27-2003, 19:30   #5 (permalink)
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YES go bigger maf they're smaller then throttle body.Correct calibration though!! The inlets are not great either!!!
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Old 05-27-2003, 19:45   #6 (permalink)
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maybe bigger injectors and a tweecer cpu upgrade! Bound to gaina heap more kw with the mods you've already done!
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Old 05-27-2003, 19:56   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for the replys
O.k firstly
Anny MAF prefered (C&L,pro-m,EbGt)? cost?
I was hoping to keep the stock look with the intake and stretch the eec-iv as far as it will go.
Then ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Has anyone used the professional products typhoon 5.0 intake (eddlebrock perf coppy)as they are cheap?
they also have 65-75mm Throttle boddies & EGR.
Mayby this combo is what I should aim for?
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Yes but be carefull going over the top there! Sure people will say for instance a Track heat is better than Street on Trick Flow stuff Same with Elelbrock's rpm rev range is higher which sounds good BUT the lower end is also higher as well. Yes Edelbrock performer, RPM may be too short on runners imo...Performer maybe better? Check out the size and lenth of runners compared to std? Way bigger. The Edelbrock with manifold cover that can come off to port or shorten runners latter is a good thing..Pro-m is better but more $$$ calibrated better..
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Old 05-28-2003, 00:25   #9 (permalink)
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has anyone used, or know the quality of 'professional products' intakes, T.B's etc.
thought i might ask to avoid getting stung?
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Quality seems to be very bad, although they may have fixed it by now. In some cases the threads aren't cut in the lower intake, wrong size bolts supplied, lots of casting flash throughout the intake. Also they are based on the RPM intake, and with your motor, you will loose so much low down power, you will hate it.

I am like you and wanted to keep the factory looking appearance as much as possible, so I went for a FMS Cobra manifold. You couls also look at the Explorer intake from the EL2-AU XR8's as they flow very well. With a little work on the explorer or cobra lower, it will outflow the edelbrock and cost you half as much.

I went for the Pro-M which works really well. While you are at it, get some 24lb injectors and an adjustable fuel pressure regulator and you will have plenty of fuel for future upgrades.
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