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Old 12-25-2002, 00:30   #1 (permalink)
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Where to go for performance engine work?

Where can i go to get some work done on my engine its a 250 crossflow carby in an XF?
I want to get headwork and a cam installed all at once. and maybe a new intake and carby if i have some cash left over.
What do you think would be a reasonable price for this work??

I would rather have it all done in one place if i can but if i cant where do i go?
I Couldnt find any performance work places in the yellow pages.

I am in Victoria in the south eastern suburbs near ringwood / croydon.
Does anyone have any recommendations??

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 12-25-2002, 02:14   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on how far you want to go dude...... you can spend $400 on a port job or you can spend $2000. Comes down to how much you want to spend. I know C.O.M.E racing do a good job but not cheap. Probably best to take to a mechanic, get him to do the cam and take the head off and you send it in to get done yourself. go to http://www.comeracing.com and have a look.
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Old 12-25-2002, 04:40   #3 (permalink)
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COME Racing offer a cylinder head for $1200 which can flow up to 300 Hp. Is this cheap? Could i get my head modified that well for the same money?

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Old 12-25-2002, 06:05   #4 (permalink)
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Don't get the head done unless you are going all out on the motor. For did a top job on the heads (Esp. EFI Unleaded heads) that nearly everyone that ports them ends up with less power, no idle vacuum, and generally a more sluggish car.

I dunno about prices for heads, but a blank cam, ground to any stage/spec u want, as well as lifters is about $260, plus fitting. Don't get a huge cam if you want to go EEC-IV EFI, apparently they don't handle having low idle vacuum.

The COME 300hp head is probably a bit expensive, but it will be done very well. Couldn't tell you flow figures for stock heads though, sorry. I'd like to know myself.
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Old 12-25-2002, 20:57   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers carolyn. Ill give them a call early in the new year.

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Old 12-26-2002, 02:24   #7 (permalink)
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Dan,

You're in my area!!! I'm in Croydon. The best place to around here is Mick Webbs SVO in Charter St Ringwood. He is just behind target in Ringwood.

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Thanks Jase_ELXR8

but i thought they only did V8's. Ill give them a call next week. I want my car ready for the 26th.

My plan is to go somewhere with $1500 or so and tell them to make my car go as fast as it can while remaining drivable. If im happy ill get a respray and change the diff, and do some more and keep the car and save for a V8 when i hit 21. If im not happy ill upgrade to a EB XR6 or something like that soonish.

Thanks for the recommendations keep them coming.

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Mick webb is fantstic!
just got my AU serviced there, he knows his stuff and is totally honnest, plus he is VERY reasonable with prices.
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Performance for 250

Suggest you visit Brendan Mock at JMM.
Have a test drive of his XF ute (I assume he still has it).
That should give you a good feel for what you can get out of a 250 and what JMM can do for yours.
JMM have done a lot of work on 250's (not just experts on the 4.0 and V8s).

Make sure you see a few different people to obtain a good range of information and options before shelling out the hard earned bikkies.

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