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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Lamb on Chapel, Chapel Street.
Got some info on EA SVO Falcons
Since there has been a lot of talk about what SVO EA Falcons actually were, I decided to consult my December 88 Wheels mag and get some info for you, here goes:
SVO Conversions were done by Mick Webb's SVO through Bib Stillwell dealers of Melbourne and cost between $8000 -10200 – we are talking 1988 :s6:
He only performed modifications to EA Fairmont Ghia and EA Falcon S Models. Improvements included Bilstein Gas Dampers, uprated front and rear springs (dropping ride height by 35 to 50 mms), thicker front and rear anti roll bars with beefier bushes and whole new wheel alignment specifications all for $1960 of the price.
Mated to this is $1760 worth of Mick Webb's own SVO alloy wheels preferably fitted with a further $1280 worth of Bridgestone tyres. The body treatment added another $2150 and included baked Glasurit two - tone paint, neat front and rear spoilers, various detail stuff like tail light lenses (wtf??) and SVO badging.
The interior, meanwhile, got a not-inconsequential $1990 spend on Recaro front seats and re-trimmed matching rears, with Ford specified trims of course. Other details were Momo wheel and leather shift knob
What? oh the engine. Well it's basically untouched, except for SVO's own maxi flow exhaust sysem , clever piece of equipment with extractors made by Genie to Webb’s own design, and a stainless steal mandril bent exhaust system which Webb said made a tremendous difference to the car’s breathing capabilities.
To better enhance it’s performance Webb also specified the optional 3.23 differential instead of the standard 2.77.
Hope that helps.