Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Re: your opinion on tc xle
sounds like a good plan
use the engine u have but dont worry about the injection cos u wont get that into your budget. grab a secondhand carb/manifold/air cleaner from an xe/xf for a maybe a couple of hundred. u'll also need an electric fuel pump cos the efi engines dont have the lobe to drive a mechanical pump. unless your trans is shagged the crossflow will bolt straight to it to save some funds. should be able to do all that for $500ish if u'r engine is ok.
depending on how bad your seats are they arent that expensive to get retrimmed. if they're ok then even a decent set of seat covers might do the trick. even if u stuck new carpet in while u had the seats out there's maybe $1000ish
that in theory should leave u with about 2 1/2 to spend on the body. with paint u never get more than what u pay for but in theory the more u spend the better the job. 2 1/2 wont be enough to change the colour to a decent quality but it you can find the right person u might come up with the goods.
good luck, have a go yourself. anything u can do yourself is going to save u money and secondhand cortina bits are always cheap.
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