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Well my T3 has gone on a small holiday to Melbourne and is getting some subtle mods done to further enhance the already great package that Tickford delivered to us in the 5.6L stroker. These modifications will show what can be done utilizing the std components of this engine be it with a slightly different camshaft, nothing radical.

I know your wondering who is doing the work, well it's in the great hands of Chris Finnin at Blue Power Racing Developments(EB 5.6), he and the boys will be improving the engine in the area of tractive effort and flattening the torque curve with a goal of getting the car to run approx 105mph+ at Willowbank here in Brisbane. At the moment the my pb is 14.21 at 99.9mph. The car is an auto and has a k&n filter and a 2.5" catback system with reback mufflers, nothing else . The engine will be removed from the car as it is allot easier to work on the engine in this way. The cylinder heads are removed stripped, acid bathed and will be tested on a flow bench to see what they flow std and to give us a bench mark.

They will start by improving the std GT40P cylinder heads with some selective porting and then they will be flow tested again to see where improvements have been made. The GT40P heads flow 180cfm/550”lift std and we should be able to achieve approx 230cfm/550”lift. The heads will have a valve grind and the inlet manifold will also be match ported..

Once Chris is satisfied and knows what the cylinder heads flow he will then have a cam ground to his personal specifications which accommodate the head work, valve springs will also be replaced. The std roller rockers will most likely be replaced with adjustable rollers 1.7:1. (I know that the some of the windsors had 1.65 and some 1.7:1 so we will decide on that when we cross that bridge.)

The only other mod will possibly be a higher stall converter which will raise the stall by 300-400rpm thou this maybe done at a later date after some track testing.

We will also look at either a Unichip or Chiptorque ecu programme once the engine is back together and is on the dyno.

Chris will be sending me pics of the work being done in stages which i will link to this thread. The engine is currently out of the car and the heads should be off and pulled down tomorrow.;)
 

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Noddy said:
Gotta luv the 82mm tb.
The GT owners would love to have it......LOL
 

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I was at chris's workshop today and he gave me the rundown on your car Noddy, by the way, what a fabulous beast it is, i can assure you that your in very goods hands, and you will be very happy when its done :wnc:
 

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Well my T3 has gone on a The std roller rockers will most likely be replaced with adjustable rollers 1.7:1. (I know that the some of the windsors had 1.65 and some 1.7:1 so we will decide on that when we cross that bridge.)

Hi, if ur looking to sell ur unused roller rockers, i would b interested!
 

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I was at chris's workshop today and he gave me the rundown on your car Noddy, by the way, what a fabulous beast it is, i can assure you that your in very goods hands, and you will be very happy when its done :wnc:
Thanks for the comments Phil, i have to agree with you 100%, with Chris's wealth of knowledge in the drag racing game and building race cars i am certain that the results will excellent. He is definitely a Ford specialist who knows what works and what doesn't.
 

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laminge said:
Ohh

is that what a t3 engine bay should look like!

Sounds like you going to have fun when shes finished
We could easily do a transplant if you like minge, if you prefer the stock engine bay look. ;)
 

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Noddy said:
Well my T3 has gone on a The std roller rockers will most likely be replaced with adjustable rollers 1.7:1. (I know that the some of the windsors had 1.65 and some 1.7:1 so we will decide on that when we cross that bridge.)

Hi, if ur looking to sell ur unused roller rockers, i would b interested!
I don't have new roller rockers atm, if i replace the std ones currently in the engine i will be selling them, but they will obviously be used, the engine has just clocked 10,000klms.
 

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Noddy I noticed that you have one with the black engine bay . Did thay do a dyno run before the started work on it? Love to see what kw gain you end up with......
 

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Noddy I noticed that you have one with the black engine bay . Did thay do a dyno run before the started work on it? Love to see what kw gain you end up with......
Yeah Steve i'm pretty sure Chris would of done a power run.
 

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If your after roller rockers, I've got a set of new, still in the box Scorpion Billet stud mount 1.6 ratio rollers rockers for windsor for sale... getting rid of my windsor parts...

Ben
 

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We have removed the engine from Noddy's car, and we found the car to be in unbelievable condition. Its is a pleasure to see one of Fords finest (one that sees regular strip duty at willowbank) in such top condition.

Yes, we have done a "before" dyno sheet. Once the project is finished, we will be publishing dyno figures, as we are NOT in a rwkw competition. we are looking at taking this car across the line in a 13.5, whilst making it streetable for Noddy to drive all around the country.

Ford made a great product with the T3. The idea of this project is to see what they are like with the "sharper" edges taken off it.

Today the engine will be stripped, and heads stripped and hot-tanked. I will flow one head, then start the porting process. We dont want to re-design the head, if we wanted a race car, we would be putting a set of AFR's on it.

a "budget upgrade" if you will. I will be happy to answer any and all questions regading this deal. more to follow!
 
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