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  1. bear351c

    T5 Gearbox length's

    Good news, if you set it up for a t5 its not very hard to go tko from there in the future HA HA HA.....thanks Thom, as soon as I find that winning lottery ticket I bought. Cant even find a good V8 manual 5 speed.. Reckon I might have to get one out of a XR6 or similar, and down size the horsepower of the engine. Booooo....!!
  2. Agree 100%. You may end up pushing "junk" fluid back into the master cylinder etc, so flush the whole system out, bleed all the calipers/wheel cyls. Be prepared.! the front caliper pistons may be rusty and need changing, could be expensive. But your life is worth it, Yes.??
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    T5 Gearbox length's

    Some good info here, looking at getting one for the new project XP. Cant afford 5 grand for a TKO...!!!
  4. bear351c

    XC Falcon fuel pump seal kit?

    Normally not required if the 2 faces are square, true and flat... but, after 25 years, smear a little on with your finger, both sides. It will piss you off later when it starts weeping oil.
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    XC Falcon fuel pump seal kit?

    I believe the gasket is a heat barrier between the pump and the block.
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    XC Falcon fuel pump seal kit?

    XP.......??
  7. bear351c

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Do it anyways........ won't do any harm. Give you a nice new seal surface, also tells you if your valves are bent.
  8. bear351c

    Repair or Rebirth......??

    No, the rad support panel on my mates car is perfectly straight. Thinking it has been in a bender and replaced way back in the 70's or 80's when you could still get new ones. Yes, you're right. The friend of a friend might have to do just that. But, trying to find a F#$@ed Falcon 2 door with numbers and tags intact is almost impossible.
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    Repair or Rebirth......??

    The problem is when you go to the rego mob, they only believe what the computer tells them. No numbers = Cant be regoed. Local cop shop tells you to go to State rego vehicle inspection centre, they say "car must be driven in, and driven out" No trailers.
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    Repair or Rebirth......??

    Hmm...... A friend of a friend has just done this, bought a vehicle with no numbers. In SA the authorities are saying "No Way", it's a rebirth. IE: stealing tags and shock tower to resell a XAGT.
  11. bear351c

    Repair or Rebirth......??

    Hi all, here's an odd question for you panel guys..... How much of a car can be replaced before it is considered a rebirth.?? 20%, 50%. ? If you prang the front of an old Falcon, and destroy the rad support panel, the "new" second hand panel will have different ID numbers stamped on it. Later models had it on the shock towers, or firewall etc.. They don't repro a Rad support panel for XL-XM Early birds, so you would have to unpick the busted one and replace it. Thoughts........??
  12. bear351c

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    I actually look like the guy in the "after" photo, but 50 kgs heavier. Frikkin nightshift............
  13. bear351c

    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Yeah me too.!! The brain bucket is nearly dry.......... Nothing dripping as far as I can see, but revving it to 1500 rpm, and sticking your face over the carb is highly dangerous, if the rvs drop she backfires and fuel/air/smoke come spewing out. I already go no hair, but, like my eyebrows. LMAO. Hadn't thought of the exhaust crossover.......hmmmm.. Told my mate we would prob pull the manifold/valve covers off next time. just to reseal them. She doesn't get driven very often, so sits for months at a time. Not a new engine, been in there 15 years, cast iron manifold.
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    CLEVELAND ENGINE TALK

    Pretty sure we've rigged up a jumper wire already, thinking the rodents had got in. She starts OK, runs sweet with revs, but won't idle. Sat there with the carb idle screwed in for 10 minutes, ran like a top. Kitted out the 600 Holley vac sec, so acc pump works, butterflies are closing/opening when they should, sealant on adaptor plate. etc, etc... Doing my head in...... Maybe electrical.? Would have thought it would cough under heavy load, but seems the opposite.
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