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  1. macman

    Boot harness very urgent

    Who knows... Don't think we'll even see a reply which will answer anyway.
  2. macman

    Boot harness very urgent

    Can you please clarify? What part of the "boot harness" do you need exactly? It's not separate from the main wiring from dashboard across floor to the back end...? Do you just need globe holders?? I don't understand what "black bit" that goes between the boot and below the back window...? Do you mean the rear window rubber/seal?
  3. macman

    Looking for 250 crossflow extractors

    That's how mine look on my iron head crossflow too, just some of those bolt holes don't get used. Looks crap IMO but I believe that's just how they are. Extractors and larger exhaust are the generic first upgrades and obviously will make it louder. But whether you like louder or not is a matter of personal preference. Previous owner put extractors and a single 2.5" exhaust (with a 3" tailpipe section) on my 250 and I actually almost hate it. He absolutely loved the sound, but it gives me a ringing headache. Just two opposite ends of the scale with what some people like and others don't like. 2% of the time I get a bit of enjoyment when coasting down hill in 3rd gear, it sounds alight. But otherwise it's just loud. Power-wise, I don't know what it was like before the extractors and exhaust, but it hasn't got much guts now, so I hope it wasn't worse before - my suspicion is it's the same, just louder. P.S. I love your XC, looks great!
  4. macman

    XH Brakes.. FIXED ..!!!

    I've also had a friends EF Falcon's brake booster fail. Luckily at slow speed in a carpark. Plastic brake booster housing had split. AU series 2 onwards have the metal brake boosters FYI. Good upgrade as opposed to fitting another good plastic one. Interesting to hear it's a relatively straight forward modification to instal. Glad you've got to the bottom of it and can enjoy (safely) driving your XH again.
  5. macman

    El xr8 2 issues......

    How did you go @xfish?
  6. macman

    El xr8 2 issues......

    Do you think it could have gone into Limp Home Mode (ie locked in 3rd) when you put it in "1" and took off? If manual shift in 1st put it into LHM, but in "D" it shifts 1-4th as normal, could be a faulty inhibitor switch. Just a thought.
  7. macman

    El xr8 2 issues......

    Fuel pressure regulator sounds like a logical next item to replace. Keen to hear how you go with it. Also, EL2 XR8 - nice.
  8. macman

    Bonnet hinge threads

    Well done, definitely the best solution. I need to do mine on my XD.
  9. macman

    Confused XG project

    Someone has fitted an AU radiator. Those are butchered AU top radiator mounts and that is an AU bottom radiator support beam which has been chopped short.
  10. Is there a difference in length for XD or XE steering columns? Reason I ask is because the steering wheel in my XD is very close to the driver, have to squeeze past it to get in/out (I don't think I'm THAT fat)? I'm sure my old XE wasn't like it. Otherwise I might consider an aftermarket steering wheel as the XD GL type one does come forward a fair bit too.
  11. macman

    Any way to identify?

    It was converted to LPG back in 2008 before I owned it but it's up for testing this year and I CBF so plan on removing the LPG and going back to petrol only. Just sorting out the tank, sender and lines now. I'm tempted to stick with the iron head in the future, only because like you say I hear they don't seem to blow head gaskets like alloy heads... But I hear they're damn heavy which isn't surprising because they're a pretty big head. I need to do some serious reading on these forums about economical upgrades to a 250 crossflow for a bit more guts for everyday driving. If it turns out I've got a 200 motor, then I'd better start looking out for a running 250 at least.
  12. macman

    Any way to identify?

    Hahaha thanks guys. Quite easy to lose traction taking off in 1st (it's a 4-speed and a panelvan so maybe it's light in the rear) but it runs out of puff pretty quick and it's pretty gutless compared to my old Fairmont which was a 250 auto. Engine number is in a weird spot, isn't the normal "JG2xAA" format and the block has big "X" cast into it which is all very different to my old XE too. According to the tags it should be a 250 alloy head but it's definitely an iron head so it could be anything... Would be good to know, but I think it will be retired long term anyway.
  13. macman

    Any way to identify?

    Is there any way to identify if a crossflow motor is a 200ci or 250ci form the outside? My XD has had an engine swap at some stage, unsure what it's from but is there any way to tell if it's a 3.3 from casting number or engine number or measuring block height?
  14. One of the best colours for an XD S-pack IMO When it's 25+ years old and faded it looks like poop but when it's fresh it is incredibly deep, sparkly, luscious! Best examples I've got...