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  1. 4 points
    SPArKy_Dave

    The completely off topic thread

    Delivery, circa 1987...
  2. 4 points
    So Dave which car are you bringing? You can still enter on the day to display only.
  3. 4 points
    All clean and shiny and then sealed up with etch... Done.
  4. 4 points
    2redrovers

    The completely off topic thread

    Fixed [emoji41] [emoji106]
  5. 4 points
    deankdx

    The completely off topic thread

    if it ends up at sims metal(i'll dump it at a scrapper) it will end up like a TERMINATOR at some point, melted down to base metal. (probably go through a shredder first to make sure it's dead first)
  6. 4 points
    2redrovers

    The completely off topic thread

    God I used to hate working on astras and vectras.. Cheap piles of plastic crap and for a while it didn't seem like anyone with a bertone special edition could drive in a straight line or avoid obstacles... Maybe that was the car's doing though?
  7. 4 points
    user272

    The completely off topic thread

    My first car was a Holden Vectra, it was so fantastic that as soon as I had enough spare money that wasn’t being consumed by the Vectra’s ridiculously high number of breakdowns, failures and maintenance costs I bought a BA Falcon and have stuck to Fords since. I’d probably suggest that you throw all Vectra parts into a volcano like in that Lord Of The Rings documentary just to be safe.
  8. 3 points
    bear351c

    Change ba 6 to v8 351

    Wash your mouth out...
  9. 3 points
    Carshamus

    Change ba 6 to v8 351

    Yeah I would definitely start with the 460 no good stuffing around its obvious you need some real power. Put a stroker kit in the 460 try to get close to 600 cubes with over boring and stroking. Then top it of with a good super charger. If you still need more power go methanol should be good for over 1000hp. Looking forward to seeing the build.
  10. 3 points
    deankdx

    The completely off topic thread

    i didn't remember any issue, but then i have no idea about religion other than Jesus was hungry after a 4 day nap, so ate chocolate and hot cross buns, and had a feast at xmas with presents and stuff that santa brought him
  11. 3 points
    XPT

    Change ba 6 to v8 351

    I'm not sure if you're serious but anyway. You could most likely fit the biggest fuel guzzling lump of cast iron you can find under the bonnet considering they had the physically massive 5.4 dohc from factory. The real question is why would you? Can you afford to do it? If you can then why would you start with a BA and not an earlier model which can legally run an old school V8 and be way cooler? Is it worth the fine if you get caught? Your car would also be uninsurable. You could just buy a BA XR8 or 5.4 3V, put on an exhaust and CAI, have it flash tuned and probably make more power than the tired boat anchor you put in there. It would go ok, sound good and would be legal. Sent from my SM-G610Y using Tapatalk
  12. 3 points
    2redrovers

    The completely off topic thread

    Yep, you and Dean summed up everything I feel when I have to use them too. They usually have the one photo that the gregories doesn't though... Read together you can almost work out what you've just broken
  13. 3 points
    deankdx

    The completely off topic thread

    yeah i had one of them once, was not anywhere near as good as the gregorys.
  14. 3 points
    2redrovers

    The completely off topic thread

    And how much grief has that man caused with his wicked book of lies?
  15. 3 points
    The tipping wheel I made from a bit of steel sheet and an old galvanized pipe joiner, modified to fit the roller crank shaft.
  16. 3 points
    user272

    The completely off topic thread

    Those plugs, what do u call them again... They come in different colours and sizes and you just shove them in and away you... Ear plugs, that's what we were talking about.
  17. 3 points
    Seamus

    The completely off topic thread

    Arrrrrrrrhhhhhh! Those astra timing belts! I once did one of them and the locking bolt for the tensioner is one of those stupid torx bit bolts, alloy, female and about 2mm deep. The bolt was seized and after ages of working it, trying to be so careful not to strip the centre out of it, that is exactly what happened! No problem I thought, I'll use a punch to tap it around. After some time of tapping eventually the bolt moved, hooray thought I. However, my adulation quickly turned into utter dismay as I realised this adjuster was bolted to the alloy oil pump and the bolt had not come loose, but had actually cracked off the oil pump housing [emoji2959][emoji35] Next step, sump off to replace the oil pump as well [emoji31] Lesson learnt, never touch one of those bags of shit ever again! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  18. 3 points
    Mr Polson

    Polson's XF Wagon - Version 2

    Last Tassie car show before the trip to Melbourne for AFD
  19. 2 points
    2redrovers

    XB Dartosmobile

    From there was a lot of hammer and dolly to set the fold over to the correct angle and to sharpen the profile a bit as I went. Eventually we had matching edges. Next step, to use the shrinker to create the corresponding curves in the base edge. It's hard to photograph a part that long but there's the first egde done. That represents about 6-7hours work from first picking up the original part. Probably take same again or bit longer to get the rest of the details set in place, then it can be primed ready for install.
  20. 2 points
    Sorry to hear you're stressed, never a good environment for anyone. Just looking for some Hardtop porn.....
  21. 2 points
    https://drivetribe.com/p/ford-dealer-offers-a-725bhp-f150-I60-xt-ST2-LhkEEvIhUXw?iid=QafaQqfPS-a1_iQpRWWOPA&utm_campaign=main+&utm_medium=fb&utm_source=organic
  22. 2 points
    SPArKy_Dave

    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    What about that silver/gold foil stuff you get at the craft shop? Sticks on, then you sort of brush away the excess? You could do GOLD 3.9 badges!
  23. 2 points
    Spot welds on the bottom edge and I couldn't help myself but fix up the corner lol Was nothing really wrong with it, just not quite as neat as the other side
  24. 2 points
    That's some really nice work. Thanks for the detailed explanation of the process for making the new part. I was looking wondering how you keep that curve along the window whilst making the "Z" sort of profile. At some point in my life, I'd love to learn how to do this sort of work, using bead rollers, shrinkers etc.... Anyway keep up the good work, looks like you've got plenty of it on that car! Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    Next came the removal of the old crap edge Belt sander and chisel to split the spot welds in the top. I used the chisel to deform the rusted part before the belt sander so I could easily see where the welds were. Grind, then run the chisel through to break them apart. Used the air hacksaw (body saw) to cut as close to the good edge as possible without taking the very corner off, that keeps the reference line for later making install easier. Hey looky it's one of them there porkypines..
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