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    My workmates have a saying when I've tampered with something... "it's been Gergified!"

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  1. gerg

    Xe hydraulic conversion

    Let's see... I did this exact conversion and you need: Hydraulic pedal box (or swap pedal shafts) Hydraulic pedal Master cylinder Clutch line Slave cylinder Hydraulic fork What isn't working for you? Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    Air co belt

    I would say negligible, only what it takes to turn the bearing on the pulley plus whatever friction the belt and pulleys would incur. Maybe half a horsepower? Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    You might be right there Bear, if what you say is correct about it being BBQ gas (butane) then the octane has dropped. Propane used to be the gun fuel to get... if you found an Elgas bowser, that was apparently 100% propane. This coming directly from the blokes that used to cart it from the refinery to the servo. Still, butane has an OK octane rating at 94, vs 112 for propane. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    I don't think many have gone to the trouble of modding an LPG Barra. Same principle applies to them as with a petrol or diesel.... More air and fuel in, more bang, bigger torques. Spin it harder and more horsepowers. It's not easy when this engine is pretty much maxed out already and being a long-stroke design, is hard to get it to rev more than it does. Of course, the usual exhaust mods might wake it up a bit, but with LPG you are also dealing with a fuel that takes up more space in the inlet tract than just plain air so there is only so much fuel/air you can get in. Maybe look at camshafts and what mods they do on NA Barras. I'd say again, not many bother with an NA tune when turbos are so easy to build now and proven to gain so much more, as in dollar per hp. Ford had already hot-rodded it as much as they could, so there's little headroom to improve. Really the only next step is to put it in something lighter. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    It's just that it says they're for E-series (OHC) engines. I don't know enough about E-series engines to know what springs they use, but crossy engines use clevo valvesprings. Might want to clarify before buying. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  6. There are so many rules out there that you're pretty much breaking the law every time you back your car out of the driveway. Some cops used to brag about being able to defect a brand new vehicle if they really put their heads together. So it's all about who is enforcing these laws and what motive there is to book you. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Are they the right valve springs? Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  8. I bought an entire S-pack bumper for I think maybe 60 bucks. I cut it up and screwed it onto my Corty. That was a meat axe of a car... Still miss it Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  9. Starting to make me paranoid now... Anyone can rip one off in 2 minutes with a cordless and 5/16” hex driver Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    I've found that Precision is pretty much a one-stop shop. That way, you (hopefully) pay minimal freight. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    For some of the smaller components, Precision International is often great value. Deliver to your door as well. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  12. You could try bumping it up half a turn or more, just to try. The sight plug method is just a ballpark setting. Otherwise, they wouldn't give you the freedom to adjust the level if it was meant to stay fixed at that initial setting. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah Holley squirters can vary in design, some have anti-pullover nozzles (stops airflow pulling fuel out at WOT), some have little doodles hanging down, but they all screw on to the same place and do the same thing. Did you play with the float setting yet? Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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    What are this?

    High volume give Ando high blood pressure Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  15. I once made a good one out of two, a hybrid each of XE and XF Webers and my brother reckoned the car had never gone so well. Mind you, I hadn't played with carbies much at the time, I just swapped bits left and right till I had something that resembled a Weber again. They aren't terribly hard to work with if you let go of the Holley way of thinking. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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