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    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car

    I did similar to Dean, but used red pinstripe tape over the chrome. Did the same with the generic door bump strips, looks good enough for a daily dunger Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    And here's the freaky part.... We both bought them within 2 weeks of each other, exact same cars, just different colour. And neither of us knew that the other had even gotten a car, let alone the same one [emoji848] Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Yeah was a bit of a hybrid though, got hit up the arse so I put EB tail lights, boot and garnish panel on it. Clear lenses were cheap at the time so I thought bugger it. T5 box was nice and tight, limo worked nice too, especially with old granite 205 tyres. Roundabouts were more fun than usual [emoji23] That same T5 got a workout in the EF and now my brown wags. Gettin my money's worth outta that one! Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Dunno, never noticed. I don't remember mine having them, that thing on the guard is the red 3.9 badge. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Ahhhh memories, both driving and "parked" [emoji23] Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    I believe it started life as an auto, but was converted to 5-speed. I left it stock except for EF thermos, LPG conversion and lowered suspension. I really liked how it went. Nicer car to drive than the EF I had after it. The 3.2 just used the 200 crank. Would've been a revver that's for sure Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Mine definitely was, and I still miss that fucker Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Here we go again .

    I like the EA styling, badge placement made the car look more compact, like a Sierra. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    I didn't know you could get S-pack in CFI. Really misses the point of having a "sports" model Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    The completely off topic thread

    So many future broken door handles in one place Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    If it's factory 2 pack paint (not touched up with acrylic) you could wipe a bit of solvent on there, maybe some acetone mixed with turps. Heat gun will also soften the vinyl. If it's baked on, good luck. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Change ba 6 to v8 351

    302 Windsor: 210kg 351 Windsor: 240kg 351 Cleveland: 250kg Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Change ba 6 to v8 351

    Physically? Probably. Legally? No. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    The puller you can get cheap. Mine cost 17 bucks or something. It isn't the greatest quality but it did the job. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    You can go to bunnings and get some AC ducting tape. It's basically chrome sticky tape. I did my headlight reflectors in it. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    The completely off topic thread

    What a fucking turd of a car Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    The completely off topic thread

    Oh the 40k timing belt... (if I'm correct), otherwise hand grenade on wheels. One thing about timing belt engines is that they're mostly free-spinners (ie: non-interference) but some just have to be cunts. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Thom's 4.0l thread

    Well an update on this.... The TFI was getting worse, as you could wiggle it from the plug end and the engine would cut out. I ordered one and it couldn't have come sooner. The car cut out 3 times trying to leave for work, actually coasting down the hill and pulling into my driveway (just) on the last occasion. So I missed a day of work and ended up walking to the post office to collect the new one. They are a pain to fit. Required removing the front 2 bolts of the AC compressor and swiveling it downwards to access the screws that hold it to the dizzy. The old one was toast, I basically pulled the backing plate off with my fingers, the sealant had perished and the heat sink compound had dried up. There's a little IC on the inside of the plate that had 2 solder joints that may have already been broken. Maybe that was the problem all along. Anyways, the new one went back in nicely. The heat sink compound they gave me wasn't white like the others I've seen. It was clear like silicone sealer. Set timing with the diagnostic plug grounded. Reset base idle too. Economy still wasn't great, so it wasn't the TFI causing this. I happened to have a MAP sensor given to me by a workmate, so I plugged that in and noticed a slight improvement (in the 17s around town) but still not where it should be. Now, for the biggest difference... The Italian tuneup! Took it for a decent drive, got it warm, then popped it back to 2nd for some 40-100 runs at WOT. Reset the trip computer, and drove normally, instant improvement from before. I'm now in the 10s on country runs, 13s around town. Seems like the computer needed to do some learning before any real changes could happen. I'm reasonably happy with it now, part-throttle is smooth and effortless, goes pretty well for a heavy auto wagon. Only niggle now is an occasional stumble while idling at the lights. Feels like it's going to stall. I wouldn't have thought the MAP would be the faulty one, but changing it made a huge difference, especially after some "tuning". Still might do the TPS though. They're not expensive. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Maybe in America, but to get an idea of what we pay, look at theirs and triple it Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car

    If it's coming out of a double power point (not off a powerboard), and nothing else is being used on that circuit, should hang in there. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    1985 xf falcon street/strip

    My XE seats were similar but not exactly the same, and mine is an S-pack. Does yours have a tacho? I don't know if there was a delete option for the S-pack stripes. Any other clues pointing to it possibly being an S-pack? Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car

    First thing you need to determine what capacity you think you might need. Keep in mind, you're not running a commercial shop. If you don't plan on doing any colour or clear painting, there's not much point in getting a massive unit. If you want to do primer and spray putty, the cheap electric domestic spray guns like Ozito and Easysprayer are bloody great for this. I ended up using these on my car at the primer/putty stage because they make less dry overspray. Many tools that were traditionally air-powered are becoming much more convenient and affordable in battery power. I love my electric rattle gun, and it's only a "shitty" Ozito. These days, apart from painting my car (for which I borrowed a mate's 12CFM) I only use a tiny 4 CFM compressor for running nail and brad guns. Maybe pump up a tyre now and then. All other power stuff is Ozito battery or mains. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Spring dimensions?

    Best way to counter that is to fill the guard with maximum legal amount of tyre diameter and width. Play with offsets front and rear to try and even them out. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    Spring dimensions?

    I have what I think are stock V8 springs. Measured 95mm ID. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    That EB one looks pretty bashed around. No wonder it's leaking. Each one of those bolts/studs clamps an o-ring between the case and the pump body. If there's any distortion in the casing, they don't seal. Also the big o-ring that goes around the whole pump can leak if the casing has been warped by levering the fucker with a crowbar. Sent from my CPH1607 using Tapatalk
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