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  2. deankdx

    CERAMIC spark plug boots exist

    yeah that's what made me go googling.. was watching something burn spark plug leads recently and can't remember what it was (possibly Cleetus McFarlands LEEROY on youtube) and thought hmm, that would fix it
  3. FORD_MAN

    CERAMIC spark plug boots exist

    Just watched lastest roadkill (at 21:25)Draguar, Friebuger was saying he came up with the idea for them, "Quote of Friebuger" "circa 1986 I was working at a aftermarket ignition company, Jacobs electronics they did systems for RV's/motorhomes , RV's/motorhomes were having issues of burning plug leads going up long grades since they get so hot. They where having a meeting about it asking if anyone had an idea to fix it, so I said "'I do you know what dosen't burn... spark plugs, why don't we make them out of the same porcelain as spark plugs".
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  5. yeah seemed they are common for leaks, and they said if they pull the top cover they can have a bit of a look for obvious wear but naturally cant' check it all out. but if it's fine and only leaking they were happy to just re seal it. good to hear it's a good mob to deal with, i'll be going to see them about My broken gemini gearboxes i suspect. (was tossing up going auto, but need the overdrive .. kind of has to be done i think)
  6. $120 sounds pretty good to reseal it. The gearbox works fine just weeps oil when it's hot
  7. Hey man, thanks for the link I'll give them a buzz and see what they say or suggest. It also turns out I know someone who had a toploader reco'd by them $2800 and he is very happy.
  8. chec checking you got the reply above @scottly
  9. gerg

    HEADLIGHT MANUFACTURING - How they're made

    My shiny mylar taped ones are holding up ok, nobody's even noticed. They are much better than what was there before anyway Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  10. deankdx

    HEADLIGHT MANUFACTURING - How they're made

    yeah, simple process that cost's a lot of money can't cost a lot to get the XF ones redone when i did it last. wonder where the first pics went on my thread?
  11. Found this interesting video on youtube!
  12. car10001

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    Would it be worth trying to mount a double din in a ba below icc. want dab+/am/fm/cd and to have carplay and dual usb or wireless carplay and usb to be able to connect phone and usb drive at same time. found a few normal stereos that have the smart sync feature in pioneer and they would be close enough but none have dab+ that’s only thing but otherwise could have got a rgb box to convert the icc screen into reverse camera. need to know soon as possible
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  14. car10001

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    What would you go with out the alpine iLX-F309E (mount cd player remote) or kenwood DDX9019DABS or pioneer AVIC-Z720DAB or sony xav-ax205db or iLX-W650E (is there a way to mount cd player remote and connect to aux and is there carplay and is is wireless carplay dual usb want dab+ And carplay and to be able to connect phone and media at same time wether it has dual usb or a usb and wireless carplay
  15. i rang the Melton gearbox joint, and they've been taken over(taken over the phone number mainly) and opperate in Bayswater Vic, called 360 Gearboxes . they said to reseal an otherwise good TOP LOADER it would be around $120 . full reco is upto $2500 generally from $1200 ish they don't stock the gemini stuff but would do one at least cheaper than what i got quoted last also(can't get synchros anymore or gears for My Gemini box) phone number is 97295550 sorry i forgot to get the lady's name i spoke to, but she knew what's going on, so well worth having a chat. THEY ONLY DO MANUAL GEARBOXES http://360gearboxesdiffs.com.au/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzYyo5JPA4wIVkYRwCh2fJA4kEAAYASAAEgJK-fD_BwE
  16. Single rails are good, stop the gear stick from coming out, the only issue you will have is the selector rail seal. Dale
  17. one of My regrets of My XD 351 with the single rail, is selling the setup for $500 odd(just needed a new clutch which i couldn't afford at the time) i had a C10 setup spare so i fitted it.. it had broken input shaft somehow, which i sold the 4speed setup to cover the cost of repair.. car was boring by comparison, but it was better in traffic which was killing the clutch and My patience with the manual. have you rang commercial gearboxes in Melton yet?
  18. Yeah not super keen on a t5. I have a voice in my head telling would it work out better for me to just sell the box and shifter to xy owner ect. Then maybe go tko 600. The other voice tells me just go a built auto. F#ck I hate this lol.
  19. XRWagz

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    that sony unit you listed isn't a true single din... you're best off finding one with a screen that can be remote mounted
  20. Depends on what it's behind, what variant of T5 it is and what kind of driving. Garden variety 6-cyl one won't last long behind a healthy 351, but a T5Z (driven reaaonably) probably would. The T5Z needs either a spacer/adaptor to go between the bellhousing and the box (input shaft is 16mm longer) or a completely new bellhousing to suit. Even then, you still have issues with gearbox mount alignment, shifter location and tailshaft length. You could get the input shaft turned down to the old length to compensate. I have a 6-cyl T5 behind my 302 on a modded toploader bellhousing. Wasn't too hard, but there are CRS bellhousings to adapt one to the other without dramas. For $3500, you could get a T5 stuffed with bulletproof internals and some nice ratios to go with it. $3500 is a rip-off to "rebuild" a 4 speed. They are just milking the resto market for all it's worth. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  21. you could fit a T5 in it's place, @gerg may confirm this idea has merit
  22. It's weird, if you want a auto built there are a heap of names that come to mind plus it's good hp per dollar, but not the same with manuals. It's almost tempting to sell the manual conversion to a GT enthusiast and just go auto. But I'd really like this ute to stay manual
  23. deankdx

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    i'd keep it standard.. cheaper. (My daily car stereo isn't even MP3 CD player)
  24. last quote i got was $1500 for a gemini 5 speed, so would also like to hear of someone reasonable i haven't rang the mob who reco'd My single rail 4 speed about 20yrs ago for 351 clevo, but i just remembered they were in Melton, and this could be them. commercial gearboxes https://www.australianplanet.com/commercial-wd-gearboxes-melton-vic-F170BC10618
  25. Hey lads, I currently have my 4 speed toploader out of my ute at the moment as it was weeping oil from almost every seal from not being driven. Does any one know or has any one dealt with manual trans builder in Melbourne, I just need a seal kit put through the toploader and maybe a check over? i have heard auto trans guys won't touch them and I also had a quote to reco it! They said like $3500 I was Like what do I get for that? And they where like good old used parts with a new seal kit and bearing kit! What the fuck that's almost the price of a new tko 600
  26. car10001

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    Does anyone know
  27. car10001

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    There’s a sony one that has a single din rear but has a double din touch screen to fit in smaller areas universalfuze even do a kit. would this be only stereo that fits ba/bf that has dab+/am/fm, noticed that it only has one usb and there’s only wired apple car play so you can’t connect phone and media storage at same time. Is there another stereo like like this one that sony one that has dual usb or wireless car play to connect both phone and media at same time and dab and cd and am and fm or is this as close as we will get unless you buy a alpine one that replaces factory screen that allows you to connect the climate panel to it like in some of the ve holden which means you have to get another icc to mod.
  28. XRWagz

    Ba/bf stereo upgrades

    anything in the double DIN size format will be a pain to fit, and you will need to modify the console under where the stereo will sit for the screen to be at an acceptable viewing angle you'll also need to come up with a fascia to go around it to made it look tidy.....
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