i wouldn't be surprised if it's smaller and lighter than than AU wagon, and with less power. (6 cyl EA wagon would have been pretty similar in power and overall weight i reckon)
yeah that car yard did a lot of shonky stuff as with many at the time, rust? we can buff that out, grinder, bog paint. cross fingers it's good for a month or so
the other thing was the finance companies they dealt with, My mate due to no credit history, $4000 car with $200 trade in (they probably bumped the trade in value up and increased the sale price to get the finance through.. and was like $10k by the time it was paid off and the car didn't last the life of the loan ..(P plater plus abuse = trashed car in 12 months)
Hello Fordys, Ha-Ha _ _ _ Just reading these stories makes me Larf _ _ Coz we've all been thru these experiences and Miraculously Lived to Tell the Tale. Grandpa was probably so shit scared of driveing that XF Ute he just left it in the garage and left it. As for the ZG Fairlane _ _ and they are'nt small & light. Bloody Car Yards & 2nd hand car salesman selling an obvious deathtrap to a young man in his prime with his whole life before him! It could've been a young family man with a wife and 2 Bubs needing a bigger car! Should've been used in a Ford Versus Holden Demolition Derby! FFS! I've driven some Scary Lemons when I was Younger and Fearless But that would take more than I've got. Nerves of Steel Cables and Balls made of Titanium_ _ and some Genetics borrowed from Evel Knievel. Have a Happy Safe Sane Day.
My mates first car over 30yrs ago, a ZG fairlane bought from a car yard with RWC had stuff so rooted, it chewed tyres out on the front in very little time, and what we didn't know then would have been how to check what was loose or stuffed.
when you looked at it from the front, it was towed out and negative camber.. put it in reverse and back up 6 feet and the wheels would toe in and camber to approx zero..
you can imagine the driving experience of that one lol.
Late reply woops. But Yeah using the new version of the aussiespeed manifold, will be running it east west. Not worried about the cost of carby too much as I'd rather just buy the right one the first time. I was thinking for more drivability on the street that a vaccum secondary would be better and still be able to have a bit more top end with a higher cfm carb.
are you using the big plenum manifold or smaller one ? ive been thru this b4 and would suggest the 450 quickfuel double pumper,i tried a 650 it does work but a bit of a overkill unless seriously racing ,and are you running the carb east west or nth south,all those carbs will work if i had my time again i would run a 600 pumper holley or the 465 quickfuel is a very nice carb on a back yard tune it 212hp at the wheels with plenty of room for more tuning says the dyno guy,he reckons could have got it to 240 approx,same 3.45 gears single rail ect.
Hey guys just wondering what size carb I should be looking at for my crossflow, not finished yet but here are some simple specs.
Crow 14672 cam, 231@50 .550 lift 108LSA
E2 Head flowing 235cfm
C4 with stall
And all the other goodies and supporting mods.
Will be using an aussiespeed manifold but not sure on carb, something around 600cfm I'm assuming just from looking at others posts.
Any other advice is appreciated.
yes trailing arms are the same until late eb 1 ,but the reason i asked is once i was at the diff shop and the guy said there is a slight difference in rubbers for the pivot or something ? or position of pivot,we also know a AU pivot is different and can be fitted to xe for some sort of upgrade.The back of my xe wobbles so much as it sits up high compard to the lowerd front ,i think i will buy that set of matching springs for the ass end ,and fully rebuild it while the whole rear end is out,new arms and bushes and sus that 2.53 gear set while changing oil,need a roady soon so i can see if it makes any noise but i reckon its fine as it has never seen any hard work or burnouts ect.