The Australian Ford LTD FD series released in 1982 was available in both a 5.8L V8 and 4.1L 6-cylinder as a luxury family car. By 1984 the V8 option was dropped as Ford moved from the larger engine platform. Ali’s 1984 example was factory fitted with the fuel injected cross-flow 6 only made around 150hp, not much by today’s standard.
Lucky for Ali the factory six is long gone in favour of a later model SOHC 4L six as found in the Aussie AU series Falcon. The engine itself has been de-stroked to 3.8L by Tunnel Vision with forged internals. Boost comes from a Garrett GT42 turbocharger using Tunnel Vision manifolds.
A Haltech platinum sport computer is fitted as the car runs on regular pump E85 fuel. Ali’s best time to date is a nine fifty at over 140mph.
1984 Ford LTD FD [ SLOW4D ]
Ford 4L SOHC six [ AU Falcon ] De-stroked to 3.8L by Tunnel Vision [ Forged internals ] Garret GT42 turbo @ 32psi
Tunnel Vision manifolds
Haltech PS2000 ECU, E85 fuel system
3.5in stainless exhaust, Tial 38mm wastegate
T400 transmission by Hasty Auto Trans
9in diff, Strange centre, 31-spline axles, 3in tail shaft
MT X275 radial tyres
Best ET: 9.50 @ 141mph
Tuned by Tunnel Vision [ http://www.tunnelv.com.au ]
Heathcote Park Raceway, Australia – May 24th 2015