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    250 Crossflow build

    If you are planning to turbo, you are better off with stock or slightly longer than stock rods anyway. I would not use 200 rods, the benefit of the longer rods is for NA applications. There are pistons that exist for the AU rods that will work, but you will need to look. Just make sure the rod length + piston compression height add up to the same value as it does with the stock setup. If it is price that turned you off of the Spool rods, forget about 300hp NA + more later. If you have never driven a near stock crossflow and a decent sized turbo (say GT3582R) running 8-12 psi boost, you should try that first before committing to this build.
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    XR-XF Falcon Coil Over Conversion kit

    The Mc Donald's Brothers kits do look good. Pity that all these kits still seem to use the dumb caster arm setup. Would be good if one of the came with a bolt on option for a proper front joint. RRS do make an ok looking joint, but there isn't a lot of space to put it in.
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    I recon you need s build thread rather than posting this in the crossflow section.
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    Camtech do a 201 deg at 50thou cam that will work (CT142 509). Will be a strong cam with standard 2.77 or 2.92 gears, especially at highway speed. Probably aim at 9.5:1 compression and use good fuel. I always pick Camtech over Crow, but that is just me.
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    300 USA 6CYL

    With a Spool imports (or similar) 101mm stroker crank you get 296ci and the engine is still square. Just need to drop $3.5+k on a crank.
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    300 USA 6CYL

    I think that the easier way is to build a 1FZ-FE. 275ci (and kits to take them to 311ci), 4 valves per cylinder, alloy head, 100mm bore, good ignition setup and ok parts availability (although $$$).
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    300 USA 6CYL

    +1
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    300 USA 6CYL

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaljOkv2aVuaCPmnNeI42L1HoWkh-mfrS60FVw37drp57-sALPAwjx8Werqw
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    300 USA 6CYL

    Pretty sure he means inches...
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    ACTION MANS 92 XF UTE

    Just because you have a dyno, it doesn't make you right (although a lot do get it right). If you look back through the recommendations given here at the time, I bet they are better than dyno-guys. Total timing in the 20s was never enough.
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    Slydog's XF ute.

    Until you run a 10.5. Then you will want a 10.
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    ACTION MANS 92 XF UTE

    Sorry, missed this. 245/60/15. Fronts are 215/60/15.
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    Skull caps/XB GT Centre caps

    Yeah, the XB cap option looked easy, but they'd end up as the world's most expensive hub caps. I think I can leave the end on the XF style caps with a stick on 3D Ford Crest logo. Otherwise I might just clean up the hubs and get over it.
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    Skull caps/XB GT Centre caps

    I thought they were. Thanks.
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    Skull caps/XB GT Centre caps

    Hi all, I would like to setup some XB GT 12 slotter style centre caps (skull caps) like the first image below, but with a black base and a Ford crest centre like in the second image. What is the best way to do this? Does the centre piece on XF onwards skull caps come off? If so, what is their inside diameter at the base? .
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