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Author:  Fred [ Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Other people that aren't stuck in England have received thier cam gears :

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That's the same colour as mine will be. It matches my air filter and plumbing nicely :-)

I feel very rice, but it will be worth it when the custom cams arrive (not yet ordered).

Fred.

Author:  Fred [ Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

The diff works :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMXSFjf-fyQ

:-) Awesome work!

Smoking tyres at 11,000 miles range, sweet.

Fred.

Author:  Fred [ Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

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:-)

Author:  Fred [ Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

I need to ditch those corolla arms :

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f323/ ... 0_4434.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f323/ ... 0_4435.jpg

I filled my ute mounts with windscreen urethane and it does make a big difference to stiffness, however it does not make them any stronger. What happens if you drive the car hard is that LHS (drivers side for you yanks) side of the engine tries to lift up under hard accel and eventually succeeds by ripping the rubber in half. There is no good solution to this bar replacing the mounts with a different design.

Here are some pics :

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Should be pretty easy to fab up something similar. Key point is that they are retained by steel, so the rubber can wear out and your engine won't come out through your bonnet like it will with the stockers (or even mazdaspeed miata ones).

I broke 3 ute mounts with 80hp and one skyline mount with 150hp. Hence the 400hp ute is reinforced, but the corolla arms I used are heavy and ugly and in the way. They need to go and this is the solution.

Fred.

Author:  Fred [ Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

I don't have this in my possession yet, but these should be shipped to NZ at some point in the nearish future. The will allow me more room to use a larger filter and/or adapters and what have you for oil cooling if I end up needing it.

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Fred.

Author:  Fred [ Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7UvLRj_r0

West Aucklanders... just can't be trusted to store a perfectly good van quietly! ;-)

Fred.

Author:  BenFenner [ Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Here you go.
6" to 4" for yah.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BLOX-ALU ... ccessories

Author:  Fred [ Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Are you insulting my toilet-plumbing-PVC inlet??? Bastard...

Author:  BenFenner [ Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware!)

Not at all. Plenty of top-notch cars sold in dealerships and raced around the world use plumber's PVC pipes for their intakes.

Author:  Fred [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1989 Ford Courier - FE-DOHC Turbo conversion (DSL beware

May I present, the front! :

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Dead: [ img ]http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f323/fredio54/TheRedTruckFront.jpg[/ img ]

Fred.

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