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roKWiz

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  1. roKWiz

    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 ?
  6. 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.
  7. roKWiz

    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.
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    HI BEAM Randomly Turning off and on

    Thanks to all, I'll check it out.
  9. roKWiz

    HI BEAM Randomly Turning off and on

    I must check this out on mine as I loose power when I flash the high beam when my lights are on. Luckily I don't do much night driving. ketspano, which circuit breaker do you refer to, (under the dash) next to the blinker can ?
  10. roKWiz

    weber vac hoses where do they go? POST PICS HERE

    Yes, guy reckon most over tighten the carb down, bending the base plate. Full kit was 88 bucks, rebuild 200 including fitting a good SH auto choke. That vacuum advance might be right for yours if you are not using a EST dizzy.
  11. roKWiz

    weber vac hoses where do they go? POST PICS HERE

    Two more pics. Hope it helps. FYI. Had it rebuilt by Carburettor Services Burwood, Sydney and bought the kit from MLP Carburettors Reservoir, Melbourne.
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    weber vac hoses where do they go? POST PICS HERE

    This thing run so much better now too. here some pics. below....rebuilt below...rebuilt installed Below....EGR side before rebuild Below.. Can't remember where I found this guide.
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    weber vac hoses where do they go? POST PICS HERE

    Deankdx, I just had my 34 adm rebuilt by a place In Sydney, I took some close up pics of it while I had it off and back on the car, I'll get some pics loaded here later today. Usual suspects of bad idling, (vacuum leak, excess fuelled jet) flat spots on acceleration (accel. pump) 6 pumps to start (auto choke replace) also carb overtightening on the manifold causing vacuum leaks at the base.
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    XF Xflow non EST dizzy replacement

    Thanks Mr Polson, leads not to long, I changed all the old rubbish leads with a standard black Bosch replacement set. I don't think the OEM Ford coils are available anymore Is there a good coil replacement for an electronic dizzy which now doesn't use the EST which I'm about to unplug as I bought the new one listed above off ebay. Not sure where I will plug the vacuum advance to either yet as the old ADM Weber has got so many ports.
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    XF Xflow non EST dizzy replacement

    Looking at it today I reckon I'll move that crap coil from its heat source, not happy with the coil lead running along side the block resting on top of the fuel pump. What do you guys recommend for a standard basic coil replacement something like GT40, HEC716 ??
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