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  1. 7 points
    MNTL.XD

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    In other (awesome) news guys, I got a phone call today and have been approved for the nerve stimulator operation. Apparently this will mean a couple of months rest so the XD will need to be put on hold again, which sucks a bit BUT will hopefully give me a better quality of life and be able to re-enter the workforce which is my ultimate goal, and to hopefully be able to work on the XD without constantly being put in pain for days afterwards so will all be worth it. As you know building this car is my passion, my hobby, just like you guys and to be able to do it again without restriction will mean the world to me. When I had the trial operation done I slept through the night 3 nights in a row which was the first time in around 9 years that has happened so it's a huge deal for me in alot of ways. The operation won't be for a couple of months and with wires going up beside my spinal chord and into my neck it's important I take it easy afterwards but really looking forward to a new lease on life. I'll still try to get as much done as I can handle on the XD between now and then and keep the updates going, I'm just on a high tonight and thought I'd share the good news with you guys that have been with me throughout the last few years of this build and have seen me struggle a bit with it. Cheers boys!! [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  2. 7 points
    MNTL.XD

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    Finished and sold. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. 5 points
    MNTL.XD

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    Just thought i'd put up some pics of the work i done to the XE before i sold it. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  4. 4 points
    Got a bit of a shine on... Lovely welding that... I cut the factory edge with all the daggy welds off the inner guard and I couldn't believe how much of a difference it made to the looks. I know it's underneath, but it will look so much cleaner when it's finished.
  5. 4 points
    Put a quick mock up together for Conrad to yea or nay.. While he liked the look decided to go with tidied up original look like this I'll make all the bad seams disappear and the end result will look very clean. If he changed his mind later to add the extra bits, it wouldn't be a problem.
  6. 3 points
    MNTL.XD

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    Thanks guys, i can't wait for it to all be done and healed from surgery, i'm really excited (and maybe a little bit nervous) but after so long of seeing no end in sight it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  7. 3 points
    I didn't want to but I dragged out the sandblaster to get into the rails as best I could. That's the gusset part you asked about before^^^^ originally just spot welded into the rail. When I'm finished with the cleanup I'll seal it with rust converting primer, then probably a coat of black zinc inside the rail with weld through primer on the upper edges where I'll be welding after.
  8. 3 points
    Pagey

    Which aftermarket block?

    Yeah was leaning towards the Dart shp 9.200 block. Can use my heads and I think my CHI single plain with a little fab work. It's just sump and pump I think are Windsor.
  9. 3 points
    BGDAV

    BGDAV 408, T56, 4.11s

    so was getting frustrated with this rear main seal - doing some googling, apprentally scat run a different size crank to normal, and require a different seal, ive contacted felpro, scat, and dart to confirm this - since it takes a full day just to remove everything let alone put it back together FEL-2921 is what ive used - leaked twice FEL-2942 - is the other dart recommends reference artical http://www.felpro-only.com/break_room_forum/showthread.php?tid=2795&fbclid=IwAR2Bm9ciWN3V_0xdtCQM4MPEcUJA_Ne7wtHD50tdUTz3oAWu_sKHjgid3hI
  10. 3 points
    gerg

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    A bit of a tip we learned at TAFE: to fill small areas with minimal mess and fuss, they used straight, unthinned spray putty on a small disposable paint roller. This allowed a controlled application without needing all the other shit like masking, thinning, washing up guns, all the waste associated with it too. Only drawbacks are shrinkage and drying time. You'd probably want to wait a good day or so before sanding too, weather permitting. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  11. 3 points
    BGDAV

    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Slight update , runs on gas but ... dean thinks dizzy is out a tooth that’s why it’s gutless will be another adventure this week to hopefully sort it out and will be able to throw in drive without stalling fingers crossed getting close
  12. 2 points
    Its definitely not cam, because it goes away after about 5, maybe 10 minutes. So to me sounds like a lifter has collapsed, and its slowly pumping up again until it comes good. If the original engine can hold out for the rest of the year, ill start prepping the spare engine and building that. Modified sump with fitting and bung (for now) to fit oil feed lines up for when i go turbo. Balanced crank, warmed up cam, bit of head work, and eventually i think ill end up running an EA - EB computer in it, with a J3 for tuning purposes. I am enjoying it yes, but i need to stop enjoying it, and actually “finish” the rebuild on it. I need to fix the cruise control, fit the black trims down the side, POLISH it. Still hasnt been polished since it was painted. Get the premium sound system repaired so it works again. Its great to have it on the road, but it isnt finished yet.
  13. 2 points
    I did some quick testing this morning before work (yep i worked good friday) and I can confirm the fuel pressure regulator has shit itself. the moment i clamped the return line, the fuel pressure jumped to where it should be, about 32psi, and stayed dead consistent. as soon as i removed the clamp, it dropped to 20psi, then to 0psi for a split second then started fluctuating all over the place. so that will be the next job on the list. some bad news, after the big drive the other day, it has since got a god awful lifter rattle for a good 5 minutes after start up. rev it up, and it sounds like something is about to exit the block. i dare say its killed a lifter, but the poor engine is rather rattly, it could be anything. So, i will be starting to make enquiries with engine builders again to get my spare block and crank machined up, to start the process of building the new engine.
  14. 2 points
    FORD_MAN

    Which aftermarket block?

    Precision have prices on there site (All prices AUD) Track Boss Iron $4590.45, Which there has only been about 2 cast, Track Boss CGI iron $6885.95 (none yet cast) Track Boss Alloy $11,476.14 (About 15 cast) (& 2 Solid alloy race 9.5" blocks) Dart iron SHP 9.2 $3190 & Iron Eagle $5281.80 Arrow is around $3500 one I'd love is $5734, Ford Racing big bore 460 big block, 4.5" bore, add 4.5" crank, 572ci
  15. 2 points
    2redrovers

    Funny Photos/Pictures

    Hey! I resemble that remark[emoji13]
  16. 2 points
    2redrovers

    BGDAV 408, T56, 4.11s

    I did that kinda thing once on my first rover. Mate gave me a hand sorting some issue with the rear end (can't remember what), involved undoing the half shaft on the diff-wheel. From memory I did one side while he did the other and supposedly told me to tighten the four bolts securing the shaft to the diff on passenger side. I missed this and a couple days later the bolts walked out and THUMP-CLUNK-DONKDONKDONK.. wtf?!? I was just up the road from home, taking off from a roundabout slow thankfully and the shaft had dropped off the diff, flopping around in the space under the car. I wandered back along the street and found two of the four bolts, managed to get them back in and limp home again. Got lucky, could have been nasty.
  17. 2 points
    deankdx

    The completely off topic thread

    rambler american or classic get your mad max on.. a 1000 would be better, but a 250 might still be cool this is the colour My 1966 XR wagon was.. another car i wish i kept ..(even had bathurst globes)
  18. 2 points
    i don't recall it. if it was anyone that was skilled that i can recall it may have been the Austen Powers BA BOSS powered XE sedan? lots of mad skills in this build Rod should look at (lots of pages) he had a few setbacks, last i checked in he hadn't got any further with it http://www.xfalcon.com/forums/index.php?/topic/25812-ba-au-upgraded-xe-the-boss/ i haven't seen even many replaced (rossco fitted a replacement after a crash on a ZK fairlane like 10yrs ago)
  19. 2 points
    BGDAV

    BGDAV 408, T56, 4.11s

    Dave forgot to tighten bolts last time.. Rookie mistake
  20. 2 points
    gerg

    EGO: my XD/F ute

    Vans and wagons I can confirm have odd aero properties that suck exhaust back through the car. I have driven short distances loaded with gyprock sheets and the tailgate propped open only slightly, and nearly suffocated from the fumes. Exhaust sounded sweet though, so totally worth it. Utes have very different aero characteristics, with a tumbling effect created as the tailgate grabs some of the air, directs a stream forwards along the bed to the cabin and then turns upwards just behind it. This creates a backwards-rotating pocket of air that the slipstream flows around, helping with aerodynamics. I've seen this in my own Courier with leaves and rubbish and shit accumulating in the dead spot behind the cabin, which once there never moves. So I reckon an opening rear window on a ute would be fine. I reckon the tailgate serves as an air dam stopping the fumes from coming up into the tray. They did an experiment on MythBusters with 2 identical trucks, one tailgate up, the other down. They noticed that the tailgate being up did not affect the fuel consumption at all, and in fact may have slightly helped it at certain speeds. Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  21. 2 points
    I prefer it all covered. Will look fantastic when all painted up and shiny. You'll open the bonnet, and "POW" ......(insert favourite engine here).
  22. 2 points
    With the smooth rail cap and the filled section in front of the inner guard, I actually like that back section more than I did when you only had the rear section mocked up. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. 2 points
    deankdx

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    good to hear the health system still has the ability to help people! great news for you if it works out, you deserve a win. i got a call today also regarding my neurological issue i had last year, more tests in a month(wonder if their test is.. if he dies, we saved money?) can't see them going anywhere, been ok for a few months with no explanation of why it all went to shit and why it came "good"(good enough not to stress anymore)
  24. 2 points
    MNTL.XD

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    Thanks mate, the rust repairs were a bit tricky to make with very limited tools but i got by. I bought the red XE with no real intentions of keeping it or building it, just to work on and possibly make a bit of money on but in the end sold it for $500 less than i paid for it even after the work i'd done on it. Will just put it down to a loss of cash but a gain in experience, we live and learn. I have my nieces wedding in a month up in QLD and i'm taking the kids so needed a couple of thousand for that trip so decided to get it done and sold as quick as possible. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  25. 2 points
    gerg

    MENTAL XD - The build.

    It's a shame you made it good for someone else. I hope they appreciated it in that condition Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
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