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    Default Rally sydney to london

    some of you may know that in 96 i prepared a 1964 Mitsubishi colt with a friend bruce

    for the mobil around australia rally

    well now another friend has asked me to help with this

    http://transworldhistoricrallying.com/i ... -programme

    he wants one of the early efi xe prototypes from HO but we may need to do a xd?

    more soon
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    Default Re: Rally sydney to london

    just build a 351 xd and be done with it ya competing in a class for 3000cc and above and have the option of a 351 big lazy hp
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    Default Re: Rally sydney to london

    351 XD would not be competitive on an historic class rally car.its good on tar roads.
    the falcons ive competed against had 302 windors to stop the body work falling apart and they only just beat us in the 95 mobil trial.
    a stock 4.4 P76 200BHP is only slower of the mark..

    the crime is that ford never was interested in compitition and fitted a $100 multi carb manifold to a limited run of the 79 model castiron head.
    they concentrated on the cortina that didnt need buckets of extra power.

    my mate had a dyno job with a prototype XF 4X4 EFI turbo.it had wieghts fitted to it to pretent to be 4X4 for development work.
    they replaced the ecu and it destroyed transmisions.

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    Default Re: Rally sydney to london

    yes the lighter winsor would be better but no allowed
    the guy is one eye ford so the better handling rack steered p76 would be an insult
    i'd love to use the efi 6 but no efi i just read
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    Default Re: Rally sydney to london

    the main mechanic failure on the 95 with falcons was lower control arms--cheep easy to replace.

    tail shaft and half axle failures from the extream tourque.

    all of the falcon sedans ran full cages.

    the swan ford team falcon utes had lots of silly failures like battery boxes.thanks to them we got the longreach utes in late 90's.

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    Default Re: Rally sydney to london

    Just go an alloy headed 4.1 and if allowed go the 2 barrell webber mild cam an extractors, for reliability. As for the lower control arms just fill the bottoms in, never had one fail in our XG off road ute.

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    Default Re: Rally sydney to london

    good to hear ferg as ball joints used to snap doing 150-160 over bumps and whamo! was gunna make new control arms with bigger ball joints and ream out the uprights?
    but if their not breaking i might just get the best ball joints i can and plate the arms?
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