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Old 04-28-2013, 10:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So, it seems as if we have another member from the Ford Inline Six Forum???

I'm "soldmy66" over there.

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Ive had 3 66 200ci inlines over the yrs!!!!
Gonna get another one someday!

Want to do an overdrive auto tranny and 3 x 1 bbl on a offy intake and clifford headers.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, that's me.

I hope everything works out, it seams a shame to ruin a good, quiet, cheap I6 with V8 style fuel consumption and yet no real performance.

The real issue I have is that I cannot change my driving much, I'm hemmed in with the other people on two lane blacktop.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My inspiration is a non hybrid version of Dave Pelmear's 80 MPG "e" LX Mustang Notch


I've been very busy with road inspection and other work. I've used a 1.6 liter 1992 Mitsubishi Galant sedan and my dads old Camry style Front drive Central Fuel Injection Corona 1832 cc sedan, and not gotten better than US 22.4 MPG with my standard 780 mile monthly inspection on coarse chip seal with 3300 feet rises over 90 miles being the common theme. And with a tight dead line for completion, I cannot be gentle with the throttle or drop below a 50 mph average speed for 16 hours driving. Always two lane, undivided centreline, behind trucks and caper vans and tourists.

My Mustang is to use a brainj style body kit (see Four Eyed Pride http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...steel-body-kit), but with a see through version of the old CitroŽn rear wheel spats, and a variation of the Probe IV front wheel spat.

I cannot do any metal work to the eyebrow wheel arches on the 79 to 93 Foxes, so fitting it all in is taking some extra work.

NB//To See Four Eyed Pride brianj's 22 gage body kit, you might have to log in, but a google search under images and "brianj four eyed pride Front air dam and full steel body kit" should yield a picture or two

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=br...w=1440&bih=766

and my post here on early show car Ford Probe wheel spats.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...rs-9830-2.html

The Aussie Falcon 4.1 EECIV EFI kit will start as a triple carb kit based on three old 2300 series 350 cfm Holleys, with water and alcohol/acetone anti knock injection (ADI) to protect my 12.7:1 compression from detonating.

I'm using the AOD with stock 2.73 gears, and may go up to the 250 cubic inch Ford six used in many of our Aussie Fords.


My company does fuel economy estimates based on engine capacity, road load and gearing, and I've drafted a quick assessment that fuel consumption should approach 29 us mpg at 62 mph with the stock 0.44 drag factor and 1.94 sq m/20.87 ft frontal area.

With AOD trans, soft head high compression engine with ADI and road load reduction, hopefully making 0.26 cd, and with an increase to 240 section tires, I hope to reach 40 US miles per gallon at 62 mph.

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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This is my last post in the intro's, as I'm off building my fActory eXperimental body kit...

I'm deciding not to use a brianj body kit as such now


What is now called my DaytIMSARSX-iv project continues. The aim is about A 71% reduction form stock drag to 0.26 drag factor via the following four body engineering methods

1. It is part 1979 Mustang Daytona show car



with an Aussie Commodore SL/X bright work version of the polycarbonate front Ford used on there six Fox showcars.



That covers the DOT spec non replaceable bulb quad lamps in non smoked perspex plastic, which is legal in New Zealand. Based on the aero improvement on 1983 Falcons and Mustangs, a full front block -off of lights and grille should be a drop from approx 0.445 to 0.39.

2. Then curtain walled side perspex, aka 1980 Mustang IMSA showcar.






Based on the Renault Vera concept verses the R18, that is worth a 20% drag reduction, or approx 0.325.

3. The tilt windows of the showcar aren't practical for me, so I'm going to slot the belt line, and join polycarbonate booth windows to the existing power windows, so the curtain walls are just cladding. It will end up with a 1980 Mustang RSX showcar or production De Lorean style which copied the RSX booth window on each side.



4. Under body and wheel mods as per Probe IV. To save cost and service issues, the underneath of the car will get a David McMillan Honda CRX land speed record realty property sign to cover the underbelly totally. I think that will take down the drag factor to 0.26 without any other changes.

I do need to go to 240 section front tires on Gotti three piece rims, which will get covered with flush see through perspex. I'm still looking at 280's on the back, so I'll most likely need the SVO wheel spats.



Then I'll fashion up a legal cycle car front fender with metal and presepx, linked to the kingpin upright/axle spigot. The stock TRX wheel package can take tires anything between 190 and 240 section, and as section size goes up, so does aero drag, so the mod will probably be a minor drop in drag with the planned 240 section tires, not a major drop. The cycle car front covers are to be Probe IV style.



The funny thing is that Daytona, IMSA, RSX, and Probe IV were all 79-83 era technology in keeping with the era of my 81 Fox platform, and the production engineering was really totally done on those four cars, so its a total copy of Ford project car technology.


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