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    My workmates have a saying when I've tampered with something... "it's been Gergified!"

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  1. Doing it legally (ie: keeping within the confines of maximum wheel track variation), you wouldn't be able to use that wheel combo. 3.5" backspace on an 8.5" wheel would stick out a ridiculous amount. You can only vary the wheel track by 26 mm in either direction and in some instances you cannot narrow it at all. To convert to offset (ET) you halve the width (4.25"), subtract the backspace and then convert that to mm. After all that faffing about, that would be 3/4" or the equivalent of ET -19. Going that far out on both sides would put you 38mm wider in track... Technically illegal. Best off going with 7" on the front with no more than 3.5" backspace (ET0). This would still sit out further than say a snowflake which is 15x7 ET+10 (sits inwards) A common Falcon styling fault is a narrow rear track. To fill out the rear guards, you really need to be at least an inch wider than the front for a given offset. I don't think the 8.5s will work, at 5" backspace that will put you right at the inner limits of track width, and the rim will actually sit 1/4" further inwards from the guard compared to the front. The 3.5" might fill things out but as stated, not kosher (stick out too far). What are the available backspaces for the 15/7s? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  2. That might be another pointer as to the flat-tappet cam vs roller. They called the older injection "speed density" or something. Mexican blocks are spotted by the cast bosses on each bank either side of the water pump for machining front mount holes in truck/industrial appications. "Hecho en Mexico" will be cast somewhere on the block too, and they were apparently cast upright Vs normally flat, so the risers might be in different spots (also could be what those bosses are for at the front). Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  3. Sans = minus Well whatever it takes, if you can do it that way then happy times. But #12 will be a drama for sure Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  4. Wouldn't you just shove the cam in sans lifters, and drop the new ones in afterwards? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  5. Aren't you putting new lifters in? Or are they rollers? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  6. I have heard that you can do it head-on, going through the open parts of the pushrod cavity. I reckon you'd need an assortment of tools, possibly some home-cobbled picks and pullers. A magnet on a stick would be a must. If they're worn in and a bit mushroomed, then it's down through the tunnel I'm afraid. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  7. Fair enough... If you don't have a clue then I definitely don't [emoji23] Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  8. Maybe one of the admins can get in touch to perhaps negotiate a transfer the archived threads over to here.... after all, most long-termers on here were the ones who built up xfalcon to its once glorious status. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  9. I think you'll be much happier with that kind of engine day-to-day Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  10. Yeah that would be logical seeing as the 302 went roller in 85, but I think these engines were made in completely different plants. Possibly if it's a Mexican block (more common on commercials), it might not have the bosses cast into the lifter valley to take the roller lifters. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  11. Howdy from Sydney, welcome aboard! Another box Falcon saved from becoming tomato cans! Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  12. I don't think a Borgy would handle the extra herbs and spices to be honest Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  13. I'm about to embark on my own little project on my V8 wagon, involving an Isuzu exhaust brake switching off one of the dualies and diverting that side through the crossover, creating a single system. The exhaust brake is vacuum type, so high vacuum (cruise/idle) shuts it off, low vacuum opens it (under power). I will valve it so that it opens quickly but delays shutting for 5 or 10 seconds to prevent it working on every gear change. Also a bleed-off will manually keep it open all the time when switched. The extra vacuum bleed will give it a sick lumpy cam. Watch this space... Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  14. Chicken and egg dude... It will never be answered Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
  15. Only when everybody's on the run Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk