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#1 FORD_MAN

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:36 PM

G'day Thought that i'd Start a thread on my XE S-PAK restoration.
This was my first car/daily driver which I stupidly traded in when I bought my AU ute,
My grandfather bought this brand new in 1983 then in 1992 my mum swaped her TE cortina for
cause we needed a larger car, and I later got it as my first car. I regetted trading it in,
then just over a year later I contacted the bloke who bought it from the dealer to see
if he would sell it, he said that he would, so I bought it back for the same as I sold it for.

It's a '83, XE S-PAK sedan, 4.1lt, auto, with a 2.77 drum brake conventional Diff.
modifcations are 2.5" exhaust and it did have a pioneer sterio which i pulled out when
I sold it and fitted it to my ute. and has only done 196,000kms,
Since getting it back I have removed the seats to get the old carpet out.
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I was going rebuild the 250 x-flow fit a larger cam, extractors ect. fit a T-5 manual
but now I have bought a donor ute from Hay N.S.W for $500 with fitted with a 302 clevo,
Holley 650DP, 4 spd manual, A/C, and came with a spare 4 spd single rail.
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'99, AU UTE, 4.0lt, 5spd. '90 XF UTE 4.1 5spd, '83 XE S-PAK, 4.1lt.,'84 XE S-PAK 32,741kms,

'84 XE UTE, MILD 302C, C10 manualized auto, 2800rpm stall, XY 4.11:1 LSD, 240RWHP 15.0017/94.04 (w/ wheelspin)
XE DRAG UTE & XESP83 RESTO & 90 XF Restomod & GRANDPA XE S-Pak 

 


#2 FORD_MAN

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 01:55 PM

My plans are 302 clevo will be chemicaly dipped, ACL Race Rebuild Kit?, Crow 21686 cam,
K2103 valve train kit,Funnel web 2V intake manifold, rebuild Holley 650DP, reco heads
with ULP seats & port/polish, Top Gun 10.0mm leads, Pacemaker PH4070 extractors,
Twin 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust, rebuild 4spd single rail and 4 pintion disc brake LSD not sure on ratio yet, Ute or wagon fuel tank, and I'm thinking about fitting a Shaker

Lowered Pedders springs/shocks, new sway bars, notherlane bushes alround

Interior is going to be same S-pak seats, manual center concole, XE S-pak Dash,
Pioneer sterio, new black or gray carpet,

Exterior, 2PAK respray in orginal Silver, New S-Pak deacls, tinted windows, clear tail lights,

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'99, AU UTE, 4.0lt, 5spd. '90 XF UTE 4.1 5spd, '83 XE S-PAK, 4.1lt.,'84 XE S-PAK 32,741kms,

'84 XE UTE, MILD 302C, C10 manualized auto, 2800rpm stall, XY 4.11:1 LSD, 240RWHP 15.0017/94.04 (w/ wheelspin)
XE DRAG UTE & XESP83 RESTO & 90 XF Restomod & GRANDPA XE S-Pak 

 


#3 Wes

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:02 PM

Nice!

I still dream about my first Xd. Was one of the cleanest I owned too.

Some Farker hit it though so I sold it with original paint peeling off to a younger guy who fixed it.

If I can find her again, irrespective of what condition it is in, I would buy it for sentimental reasons.

Good luck with the project.

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Some say we are extreme and obsessed but we know the truth, and the truth is, they are mediocre and lack passion.


#4 fordmuscle83

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 02:08 PM

The story that goes with the car is great. Your very lucky to get it back.

Good luck with the clevo. Not going to 351?
Wanted: complete 3.3 (200) leaded engine.

#5 FORD_MAN

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:44 AM

Not going to 351?


No I'm just going to leave it as a 302 as the car will be a cruiser and I'm not after
big power figures.

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'99, AU UTE, 4.0lt, 5spd. '90 XF UTE 4.1 5spd, '83 XE S-PAK, 4.1lt.,'84 XE S-PAK 32,741kms,

'84 XE UTE, MILD 302C, C10 manualized auto, 2800rpm stall, XY 4.11:1 LSD, 240RWHP 15.0017/94.04 (w/ wheelspin)
XE DRAG UTE & XESP83 RESTO & 90 XF Restomod & GRANDPA XE S-Pak 

 


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Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:49 AM

hey, this sounds sweet, cant wait to see how ya go with it :)

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 11:55 AM

Well done on getting it back again!!Sounds like its gonna be a good project and one that will give you a heap of satisfaction when its done.Good luck with it!!
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:15 PM

Just a small up date. Today I fitted a pair of my brothers 12 slotters to my XE
before I drove the XE from my place at Swan Hill to the parents place at Kerang.
So I can get my panel beater to have a look at it and give me a price.
And then gave it a much needed wash. I was suprised how nice it
looked with the 12 slotters.
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'99, AU UTE, 4.0lt, 5spd. '90 XF UTE 4.1 5spd, '83 XE S-PAK, 4.1lt.,'84 XE S-PAK 32,741kms,

'84 XE UTE, MILD 302C, C10 manualized auto, 2800rpm stall, XY 4.11:1 LSD, 240RWHP 15.0017/94.04 (w/ wheelspin)
XE DRAG UTE & XESP83 RESTO & 90 XF Restomod & GRANDPA XE S-Pak 

 


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

Interior is going to be same S-pak seats, manual center concole, XE S-pak Dash,
Pioneer sterio, new black or gray carpet,

Exterior, 2PAK respray in orginal Silver, New S-Pak deacls, tinted windows, clear tail lights,


before you start stripping back the body, be sure that you can get a hold of new S pack decals, because im 99.9999999% certain that you cant get them any more.. best of luck though

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:48 PM

yeah , leave the stickers on ....they r cool8)

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:07 PM

MASK AROUND THE STICKERS! lol
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

Hahaha SO glad I invested in some S pac stickers. Got a set for me and me only. Just thought I would gloat.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:09 PM

how long ago did you get them? at what price? (maybe they could be available then.. i know they wernt 2 yrs ago

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:14 AM

Guy here in Syd does them still..... if I can find his details will post

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:42 AM

awesome news wes.

eddies old spack will definitely get stripes back on it!
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 12:48 AM

if you reallt wanted to keep the spac sticker,you could get it airbrushed on maybe?

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 05:04 AM

air brushing the stripes would look really cool i think

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:10 AM

yeah, airbrushed onto a basecoat and covered in clear would look shithot
if you could make a stencil you wouldnt need an airbrush even
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:56 AM

I'm going to get a new S-pak decals made up by a local sign writer for it, always liked S-pak stripes.

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'99, AU UTE, 4.0lt, 5spd. '90 XF UTE 4.1 5spd, '83 XE S-PAK, 4.1lt.,'84 XE S-PAK 32,741kms,

'84 XE UTE, MILD 302C, C10 manualized auto, 2800rpm stall, XY 4.11:1 LSD, 240RWHP 15.0017/94.04 (w/ wheelspin)
XE DRAG UTE & XESP83 RESTO & 90 XF Restomod & GRANDPA XE S-Pak 

 


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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:20 AM

Guy here in Syd does them still..... if I can find his details will post


can you let me know the details too thanks matt:hy:




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