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Post by TuffXR on Sun 29 Jun 2008, 1:14 pm

I guess I should put some thing up here about the car.

I bought it in 2006, drove it for 10 months pulled it of the road last November (2006) and over a 2 month period did all the work, with some help from some very good mates.

The colour is House of Colour Purple pearl with pink over lay, trim is pretty much stock, with just a few gauges and a Stewart Warner shift light in the dash. It is a blast to drive and not to bad on the highway.

I just wanted a quick street car.

I hope you all like it.

351Cleveland block torque honed and line bored.
387 Clevo Stroker
Hank the crank Crank
JE custom pistons
Chrysler rods
2V closed chamber heads with port and bowl work
Weiand single plain manifold port matched and blended
Holley 750hp carb
Full MSD ignition system
Comp Cams solid cam ( 600 lift )
Crane rollers and springs

C10 build by Jimmy Walton.
6 gear planetary
Kevlar bands
Raybestos clutches
Billet valve body ( full manual )
Billet servos ( forward and reverse )
3,500 stall by pro converters

Fully braced 9" housing
31 spline billet axles
Strange iron carrier with full spool 4:11.1

60lt alloy fuel cell.
Holley 150hp fuel pump to -10 lines up to three port return reg with -8 return line

Wheels are Centerline Auto Drag
Front 5.5 with 165-60-15 nagkang
Rear 8.5 with 275-60-15 M&H radials

Hp to date at the rear is 425 @ 6,300. I am still trying to tune it properly.

How it started out.



How it is now.




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Post by stevegt738 on Sun 29 Jun 2008, 1:18 pm

Nice, the XR Fairmont is my favourite of the Falcon family.
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Post by tjjr07 on Sun 29 Jun 2008, 1:57 pm

thats a sweet bit of gear you got there mate, looks tuff.
no doubt the clevo, c10, 3500 stally and 4.11 rear end get this ol girl movin real well.
two thumbs up!!! and welcome too!!!
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Post by TuffXR on Mon 30 Jun 2008, 7:36 pm

So far on the gas it has run 10.40 @ 126. Aspirated it runs 10.60.
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Post by tjjr07 on Mon 30 Jun 2008, 7:53 pm

thats fuggin quick, she must be an animal on the street. i bet you have a ball drivin it lol!!!
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Post by TuffXR on Mon 30 Jun 2008, 8:04 pm

Actually it's not to bad on the street. My daughter use to drive it on her L plates. Although mind you it did take a tank of fuel to go from Nunawading to Hallam and back on Friday night. But what the hell anything you can light the tyres on at 80 kph must be fun.
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Post by tezza43 on Wed 02 Jul 2008, 12:28 am

Your XR has the best of both worlds John - brawn and beauty. Nicest car I've seen in a long time.
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Post by TuffXR on Thu 03 Jul 2008, 9:54 pm

Here's another pic from a photo shoot last month. Unfortunately you can see by the right hand front guard how the front is starting to twist. The gap is 3mm at the bottom and 9-10mm at the top. Don't you just hate torque

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Post by Paul on Thu 03 Jul 2008, 10:04 pm

You could always drop a stocker back in to solve the twint'n ! either way it will still look T U F F !
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Post by TuffXR on Thu 03 Jul 2008, 10:09 pm

It will go back to factory stock in the next 5 or 6 years. But until then i'll put up with it. Razz
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Post by Paul on Sat 05 Jul 2008, 6:48 pm

TuffXR wrote:It will go back to factory stock in the next 5 or 6 years. But until then i'll put up with it. Razz

Woohoo! after my ride today I wouldn't change a thing twist'n or no twist'n! It's an awesome machine. topgear Thanks for the ride.
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Post by TuffXR on Sat 05 Jul 2008, 7:35 pm

An absolute pleasure Paul. I will admit I thought you went a bit quite on me and thought i went a bit over bored, I don't get to drive it that much theses days, so any excuse to give it a bit of stick is always more than welcome, and thank you for the surprise you bought over with you. I have already made plans for it.


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Post by tjjr07 on Sat 05 Jul 2008, 7:36 pm

Paul wrote:
TuffXR wrote:It will go back to factory stock in the next 5 or 6 years. But until then i'll put up with it. Razz

Woohoo! after my ride today I wouldn't change a thing twist'n or no twist'n! It's an awesome machine. topgear Thanks for the ride.

no need to rub it in paul Sad half your luck lol! niceone
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Post by TuffXR on Sat 05 Jul 2008, 7:42 pm

Well next time you are in Melbourne drop me a line, and we will see what we can do for you.
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Post by Paul on Sat 05 Jul 2008, 8:49 pm

TuffXR wrote:An absolute pleasure Paul. I will admit I thought you went a bit quite on me and thought i went a bit over bored, I don't get to drive it that much theses days, so any excuse to give it a bit of stick is always more than welcome, and thank you for the surprise you bought over with you. I have already made plans for it.

Nah I was just enjoy'n the ride John!
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Post by TuffXR on Sat 20 Sep 2008, 8:38 pm

I have had a few issues with the old girl over the last couple of months, but all fixed now and will have it at the Autochamps tomorrow people, so please come over and say g'day.

It looks like the rain is over and done with and will nice and fine.
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Post by TuffXR on Sun 28 Jun 2009, 12:30 am

Just spent the day giving the XR the once over, haven't driven it for months. I like my V8. niceone

And yes some bugger opened there door on the drivers side front door, happened at the Hot Rod show this year.







And not bad for 9 month old tyres. Just goes to show you what Full Spools do, oh and the odd skid at the drag strip.


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Post by tjjr07 on Sun 28 Jun 2009, 3:56 pm

thats 1 tuff bit of gear... some ppl have no respect, and at a rod show of all places... i run a mini spool and have found myself chewing thru tyres lol, definetly alot of fun tho
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Post by TuffXR on Sun 28 Jun 2009, 4:24 pm

I hate LSD's after what happened to my XC GXL. With the spool the car is more predictable.

It goes OK last time we had it up to Heathcote it ran 10.40 @ 131. The ET came down but the mph has not moved which means we are on the right track with the set up at last.
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Post by tjjr07 on Sun 28 Jun 2009, 7:10 pm

definetly alot more predictable... 10.4 @ 131 mph is impressive... must be a wild ride on the street but im guessin ud attract alot of unwanted attention to.
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Post by TuffXR on Sun 28 Jun 2009, 10:27 pm

No not at all it is quite docile on the street and as for the unwanted attention none of that either. I get plenty of thumbs up from the local Police.
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Post by TuffXR on Sun 29 Aug 2010, 12:16 am

A bit of an up date. The car has had a a bit of a mini rebuild, have gone back to a standard stroke 351 engine for now, i want to build a 408 for it some time in the next year or so. it still goes hard just not as hard as it did with the 387 in it. Still has 300hp odd at the rear wheels which is enough.

The main reason for the rebuild was this. 3 Broken comp rings and four pounded main bearings. The main culprit was the NO2. Not enough ring clearance and two much bearing load. My fault.




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Post by zenrat on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 2:18 pm

Ouch.

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Post by Paul on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 8:47 pm

What a bugger!!.....................still 300rwhp is nothing to complain about!

..all I see in those busted bits is $$ no one likes to lose Sad
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Post by TuffXR on Mon 30 Aug 2010, 9:19 pm

Well it wasn't that bad really i guess, the hardest part was finding the time to put it all back together. Hows your coming along?? be ready for the Picnic next month.
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