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Old 08-06-2005, 01:27   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking of buying an XM or XP

Hi,
I've been thinking of owning a classic well... forever now i have a chance to ive been looking into it and thinking of buying a recently restored XM or XP nothing too flash no 500hp v8 or anything practically a stocker

i just wanna now how practicle these cars are for every day driving, how hard they are for parts and are they expensive to maintain

im not looking at a project car something i can buy and just drive away.

what have your experiances been like with classics ?
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Old 08-06-2005, 04:28   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Ruger,
my last ride was an XM 2 door coupe, 302 Windsor, C4 and the rest fairly stock.
Parts are no problem as are aftermarket alternatives. You will find more goodies
available for this series than XA-XC from the likes of Rare Spares etc, etc
To keep it cost effective, you will need to forget about PRS stuff ( best thing
that could have happened to old Fords) and V8's. It can all be done, just a
question of dollars!!
Bottom line is you can have a classic on the the road for very little!
It's just the wish list that gets costly.
Check your local Early Ford Club and they'll steer you in the right direction.
Enjoy it while it's still affordable!
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Old 08-06-2005, 23:12   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

Ok bare with me for a sec i aint that knowledgable about the classics but what exactly is PRS?

sorry about my stupidity lol
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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

Sorry, I mispelt it. It's RRS = Revelation Racing Supplies www.rrs-online.com
They make aftermarket racks,strut front ends and other suspension
and brake components and kits. Quite expensive, though meant to be great.
I've never used their stuff only because I couldn't afford it.
Do a search here in the forum and you should get some first hand
experiences from some of the other members. And click on the link above.
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Old 08-07-2005, 00:00   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

I've also been thinking about owning an early falcon, especially after seeing the bloody nice XP in the latest Street Fords or Street Machine Fords or Performance Ford - can't remember which! But the one thing I could not stand would do drive it stock. Unfortunately I would have to drop in a newer engine - 250 / 4.0 / 302W, and would love nothing more than RRS everything!!

Plus I can not stand the original dash - fibreglass and autometer anyone?

Be nice and cheap though
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I guess the basis for any power upgrade for this series of Falcons begins
with the front and rear ends, including brakes.
XC-XF front brake upgrades are the norm as well as Centura and Mustang rear ends.
CRS make kits for V8 transplants, mine had one, though I've seen much better
engineered examples.
Talk to the people in the Clubs!!! They've been doing this stuff for ever!
Getting a motor to fit is easy, making the car handle safely requires thought and $$$.
It's all been done before, just do the research and you can have a nice car for $10 G's.
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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

are you looking at buying a coupe or sedan or something else.
because the coupe are a fair bit more
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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

Quote:
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are you looking at buying a coupe or sedan or something else.
because the coupe are a fair bit more
LMAO....i reckon the utes are classier.....maybe i am biased as i have a 63 XL ute awaiting restore/resto-mod.


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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

probably a 4 door i'm only young and cant really afford to get all the goodies but buying a classic is definately an option
i would probably do all those things over time.

so they are practical as an every day car? what are the old 6's like on petrol?
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Re: Thinking of buying an XM or XP

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probably a 4 door i'm only young and cant really afford to get all the goodies but buying a classic is definately an option
i would probably do all those things over time.

so they are practical as an every day car? what are the old 6's like on petrol?
I own an XB 6cyl. - it's not driving at the moment, but I'd think that it would use fuel similar to an XF falcon 6, maybe a tad more. You may have to fill up once a week, but it depends on where and how far you go.
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