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    Perko's BA XR8 Journey

    Hi guys. For those who have been on Ford Forums you might know my ute well. So I will just put a quick short history.

    Bought the ute 2 years ago.



    Tidying up a few panels turned out to be a full respray.



    Got it back and that afternoon blew the head gasket.



    So got that fixed and started work. Reworked the interior. From this....



    To this.



    Have also added a hardlid and FG 18 inch mags.



    Motor has had a tune and the usual add on.



    Herrod cams are coming next month. So I will keep you all informed. Almost finished the build and now I am about to start on my wife's Territory. Had it 7 years and now needs a tidy up. So still will be working on a Ford!
    Ford Heritage : KF Laser, XF Ute, XH Tradesman Ute, EL Futura, AU2 Ute, XD Ute, XH XR6 Ute, BA XR8 Ute, SX Territory, BF XR8 Sedan, EB2 S XR6, EB1 S XR8, WQ Fiesta, FGX XR8, PX2 Ranger

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    AWESOME!!!! keep the updates coming Perko!
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    Great build. I bet you can't wait for the rumble courtesy of Herrod cams.

    Hmmm.. you have the YT intake. Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falc'man View Post
    Great build. I bet you can't wait for the rumble courtesy of Herrod cams.

    Hmmm.. you have the YT intake. Nice!
    Pretty excited about the cams. Have been wanting them for a while. Will be doing cams, oil pump, short shifter, IPOD video connection, and clutch all at the same time. That pretty much well finishes the ute.
    Ford Heritage : KF Laser, XF Ute, XH Tradesman Ute, EL Futura, AU2 Ute, XD Ute, XH XR6 Ute, BA XR8 Ute, SX Territory, BF XR8 Sedan, EB2 S XR6, EB1 S XR8, WQ Fiesta, FGX XR8, PX2 Ranger

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR6menace View Post
    Awesome mate !!

    Whats next for her Terrortory ??
    Just looking for a tidy up Daz. Had it for 7 years now. Just purchased replacement Territory Ghia leather interior, will get new rims, side steps, and tidy up the paint. Wife loves the territory so it is long overdue for some TLC.
    Ford Heritage : KF Laser, XF Ute, XH Tradesman Ute, EL Futura, AU2 Ute, XD Ute, XH XR6 Ute, BA XR8 Ute, SX Territory, BF XR8 Sedan, EB2 S XR6, EB1 S XR8, WQ Fiesta, FGX XR8, PX2 Ranger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    Pretty excited about the cams. Have been wanting them for a while. Will be doing cams, oil pump, short shifter, IPOD video connection, and clutch all at the same time. That pretty much well finishes the ute.
    Awesome! Looking forward to a nice review after you fit them.
    “…The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man are disgraceful to ourselves only…How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades….A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world; the world’s Maker had ordered so." - Thomas Carlyle

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    Awesome. Me jeolous!

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    Look's much better without the stripes, and those rim's suit.

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    Hi Perko, ute looks tidy and tasteful.

    With the herrod cams, why did you choose to go with them over the other brands out there, say Crow, for example?

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    Ute looks fantastic, Glen.
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