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  2. deankdx

    Strange Mercury Silver

    @SPArKy_Dave probably has one in this colour?
  3. Good evening all I currently have a 97 EL Futura which according the to compliance plate is X5 Mercury Silver in colour. I have previously owned a 97 EL Futura Wagon which was also stamped X5 but the colours between the two cars in noticeably different. The wagon was silver plain and simple and looked the same regardless of light and angle but the current sedan as pink/caramel/bluish hue to depending on the light and the angle the car is viewed like a subtle harlequin finish. I am not the only one who has noticed this my wife thought I bought a pink car and my sister a very pale metallic blue.My mechanic has also commented on how very are not very many around with this effect. Any ideas? Ta.
  4. gerg

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Looking at retro conversion (reduced base circle) roller cams. Can someone elaborate on if/why the factory 302W roller lifters are not compatible with the Cleveland block? The actual retro lifters are near triple the price but I can't see where the difference lies. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  5. Hey all, has anyone used these aftermarket brackets.? They hold the end of the handbrake cable, when retrofitting an XC 9" into an XB. Problem is, I cant find anywhere to mount these. With the cable installed, it looks like they just bolt to the dust cover for the rotors.?? Sorta goes about where the diff mount/lowering blocks go... Anyone got an XC or XD workshop manual showing the mount in place? Or a photo of a 9" under an XC sedan? Cheers Bear
  6. Yesterday
  7. deankdx

    EA Flywheel onto 86DA Crossflow?

    i think they are same also, they must be because i used an EA auto and torque converter on my XF ute.
  8. XRWagz

    EA Flywheel onto 86DA Crossflow?

    Theres the catch, the XF motor was bolted up to an auto.... So the EA flywheel can be used on the XF motor?
  9. deankdx

    EA Flywheel onto 86DA Crossflow?

    the XF 86DA flywheel will have the same bolt hole size as the EA.. the XF flywheel can be drilled out to the bigger size the XD has, they are otherwise identical to XD etc(probably same as XA or even older)
  10. A friend is dropping a 86DA crossflow from an XF into his XD and has discovered the flywheels are different. Does anyone know if a flywheel from an EA will bolt up to a late XF?
  11. I use to have one in the shed but got rid of it in my last clean up as it would of never fitted the van being a manual but yea they are bigger Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  12. scottly

    How to I.D a xd,xe v8 brake booster

    Cheers man, yes I did read that thread it’s a great write up. I don’t think I would be comfortable doing the job myself. if it failed it’s on me, I don’t think I could handle if that caused me to crash my xd lol. I would love to see one of those 290mm brake boosters they would be freaking huge
  13. There not to bad to reco urself if u take ur time but i don't recommend for the faint hearted i did it for a job for many yrs lol so easy for me to say, i did do a bit of a write on here if u want a look or ask away Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  14. scottly

    How to I.D a xd,xe v8 brake booster

    Wow well that’s good news, I have contacted multiple company’s and could not get a straight answer. I have also parted out lots of xd and xe’s v8 and 6cyl and never noticed a size difference. Looks like I’ll have no problems getting mine reco’d then hopefully lol
  15. bear351c

    How to I.D a xd,xe v8 brake booster

    Yeah, the old booster in my FC was HUGE..!! Factory 351.
  16. macman

    How to I.D a xd,xe v8 brake booster

    I understand this to be correct also.
  17. Xd and xe were the same in 6cyl and v8 the only ones i found were bigger was the fairlanes autos as the booster would cover were the clutch master is so u couldn't do a manual, i maybe wrong and I'm sure someone will correct me if i am Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  18. Hey guys, just wondering if any one here has the knowledge how to tell the difference between xd xe v8 and 6cyl brake boosters. I have been told the v8 boosters are 290mm and the 6cyl ones are 220-230mm, I have never seen a 290mm booster before on a xd I might of maybe on a xf or xg.
  19. Last week
  20. gerg

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    If it's only triggering a relay, then it will be as good as 12 volts. Being a resistance wire in series with another resistor (the coil), the voltage drop at the coil + is dependent on the resistance of the coil itself. A resistor resists current, not voltage. It results in going from about 8 amps of draw from a coil to about 20mA of a relay. This gives the resistance wire bugger all current to resist, so voltage barely changes. You might be onto something there... Not sure how these calibration loops work as I run a programmable MSD but if it thinks it's a 4 cyl, and you have a 6000 limit, that makes it a 4500 limit on a 6. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  21. deankdx

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    its' triggering a relay though, then 12V direct to the MSD, good thought though, it would have been resistor wire originally as to drop the coil voltage with points. i'm not up with what fuel flow is needed for a hot crossflow at full noise, but as gerg said above, stick it on a dyno you'll be able to monitor O2 readings if its losing fuel, or probably be also able to monitor spark disappearing as it has to be one or the other. other than lifter preload/valve lash.. could be holding valves open at certain revs? no idea tbh, just another thought to consider
  22. winton

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    Hang on, was it a points dissy originally? Then yeah not 12v
  23. winton

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    If you are talking about the wire I think you are its not a 12v wire.
  24. jg33replica

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    Yeah timing is correct , Didn't trust markings on new balancer so was checked using TDC tool. MSD is Running 12 volts direct from battery. It is running through a relay triggered by the original Cortina ignition wire. Fuel filter is Glass reusable type and is clean. I am not sure about the premium fuel lost track of everything I have tried but definitely fresh fuel. MSD set up I am using was brought second hand but as new condition , I swapped it for MSD out of My Falcon and made no difference. The MSD had previousl been used on a 4cyl and so the cylinder calibration loops were cut. I rejoined one of the loops to set it to 6cyl. I might try cutting that loop and joining the other loop instead. I don't know if this could make a difference. when it breaks down it is similar to a rev limiter cutting in. It runs sweet as till then not a miss nothing. Cheers
  25. bear351c

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    Hmmm...... I'm leaning towards fuel starvation too. Blocked fuel filter, old petrol, tried Premium...?? Checked for absolute TDC on Number 1 cyl, to ensure timing is right on.?
  26. gerg

    Crossflow Problem (breaks down at 3500 rpm)

    Mate this one's a deusie... As I was reading each thing you tried, I would think of another thing and you'd already tried that too. You say "breaking down" as if it feels like coil breakdown. Maybe instead of continuing throwing nice expensive parts at it, you could just book a bit of dyno time with someone who knows carbies. You can load up the engine and watch what the ignition is doing on an oscilloscope and/or timing light, also AFRs will tell how the carby is tuned. Often, carby problems are ignition problems. Being a mechanic myself, am no fan of paying someone else to spin spanners on my old jalopies, but sometimes you just need someone with the right gear to get to the heart of the matter. How have you got the MSD hooked up? They want a direct supply to and from the battery, not from your key switch. At peak output, they do draw quite a few amps. Plug gaps aren't anywhere near as fussy with MSD. It generally fires them no matter how fouled or worn they are, so you can pretty much rule that issue out. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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