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  1. Come on BGDAV lets see a picture of em.
  2. Won't be rear hanger bushes as they are relatively new, both spring packs are in good nick. Would say more likely tyre quality as there doesn't seem to be much choice these days for 14in wheels. I would like to grab some 14 X 7in S pac wheels for the rear if I can get them made or find some.
  3. Just a little oversteer. (NO REAR SWAY BAR FITTED) A rear bar would be a nice add-on IMO. I've owner/driven Holden panel vans for years in a previous life as a courier driver. Always thought they were better handlers, maybe due to double wishbone front suspension, big sway bars front and back and a full chassis underneath which stiffened them up somewhat. I think what its doing is allowing the weight of the load to push its arse around the curves more. It handles fine for most part but the local roads here are fast, off cambered and potholed. Its not really a big problem, just more of a niggle I have with the Ford PV.
  4. Handle nicely most of the time but sometimes when I have the van loaded up I reckon it could do with a little rear sway correction. I remember I had 2 Holden panel vans with rear sway bars fitted. Both made by Lovells 25mm 1 inch from memory. They also had tramp rods, mind. They handled like slot cars. Most of my driving is two lane blacktop, twisty country roads at 100km/h and freeway.
  5. Been thinking I don't ever recall seeing a rear sway bar for the above model panel vans. Did they make them ? Guess they would be the same as a similar year leaf sprung wagons ? Anyone know.
  6. Don't know about cheap parts but lately I have had a bad run of expensive USA made tools breaking.
  7. Love the big comfy bench seat. The only thing I don't like much is having a slushbox but you don't see many 3 speed column shifts around anymore.
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    New Motor for Rods Mad Maxy Ute

    Great read this. Nice work you are doing.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    Yep, the Supercheap auto's one I pulled out had, supplied by Century on the side of it. I did notice in their PDF catalogue that some of the later AGM and red top ones are made elsewhere.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    Yep it is a 57 MF and knew It would have the posts on the wrong side but it was the only Century that size with 560 CCA available at the time. The old battery had a really short tight negative lead anyway which I wanted to replace so decided to do it this way. I was more concerned about the inside of the bonnet hitting the Neg battery post but bought some rubber post covers as well. (not shown) I like the Aussie made Century's
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    Yep battery was stuffed. Got the train into Albury on Sunday where Autobarn had a sale on Aussie Century stuff so score $50 off, lunch at the station and train-ed (15kg) it back. Fortunately the alternator is fine and charging within spec. Some wiring terminals replaced as well. Replaced the battery to Alt. earth cable as it was a bit tight. re. the speedo needle, I've learnt something new. Thanks everyone.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    Thanks so much everyone with your information. I'll check around those yellow wires from the alternator, (they were a bit frayed looking) before I grab the battery and report back. I'm in one of those towns where the local mechanic / battery seller / Feed lot store is only open Monday to Friday. Battery looked pretty old and might have suffered from overcharging as the water levels were below the plates. My fault for not checking early.
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    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    Yeah thanks deankdx, I did have a check of the wiring around the starter and battery terminals, under the dash, relays and fuses but can not place the charge wire your referring to. Alternator to battery wire ?
  14. Got back where I'm staying, turned engine off. Went to restart and nothing (weak ign lights showing, no real clicking noises from starter or solenoid) Fair enough I'll check the battery. Volts 10.5V must be dead cell or old. So I'm waiting for another battery (battery removed to check, recharged but will not hold charge (back down to 10.5V) ........... but in the meantime I just gave it a little key turn (before I removed the battery) and the speedo needle keeps shooting up to 50km/h when I turn the ignition key to start. Is this normal as I've never seen it happen before. 93' van 4.1 crossy, carby, auto Tried a new starter motor I had so its not that, alternator fine. Appreciate some feedback on the speedo needle jump.
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    Skull caps/XB GT Centre caps

    These plastic centres I painted with chrome ish paint, bought some small stainless bolt covers (trucking supply places) and painted a red centre for contrast. Would be great to find a 3D Ford badge to glue over the centre middle. XF shown.