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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Fix this
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    Funny Photos/Pictures

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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    1. Balancer ring has slipped on the rubber inner 2. Your description says timing light is indicating 30-60degrees ATDC while running? 3. Ported vs Manifold vacuum, plus some early Clevo dizzy's were vac advance/retard - similar to the Jag V12's.
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    1. Verify Harmonic balancer Indexing to TDC. 2. 360 divided by 8 = 45degrees Your spark plug lead indexing, could be off by one spot 3. A Vac advance/retard unit incorrectly hooked up, will retard 30degrees edit - 4. come and get the gas tank
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    The completely off topic thread

    This looks like an interesting Auction? an old timer from Ford apparently - http://www.martinevansauctions.com/sunday-26th-may-2019---birregurra.html?fbclid=IwAR24B4ng3t38irA-cpI2TBuvtR1SDjXjZ_z3Ih4fu3s7Djr0M8Au0fkLJ34
  6. What's the verdict thus far? Is it all factory, or some form of cut n shut?
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    The completely off topic thread

    What do y'all reckon, this place used to be... an automotive retreat maybe? a cult? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/280890592795519/
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    Which aftermarket block?

    Precision Parts, are the (or one of the) Australian distributor for Track Boss from memory. I think it's about $3500 for a raw block, with basic machining? There is USD pricing on the T.Meyer Engines website.
  9. Nice work! You'll be taking all Rod's customers soon...
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    Which aftermarket block?

    Another vote for T.Meyer Track Boss Cleveland engines. He does them in Aluminum or Cast Iron. Engineered for around 2000hp reliably. Cast and Machined in the USA. The Arrow blocks are Australian, but they're cast in China apparently, and I don't like that.
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Do you still want that 100L LPG tank I have, that's full of gas?
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    Our Man Caves!

    Here in this council, the rule is 40% of the block, must remain open space. The rest can be taken up by a house, and/or Outbuildings... only caveat is a height restriction of 3.6m, for walls within 1m of boundaries. The open space can be less, but special council approval is needed I believe. A guy in our street, has a massive colourbond shed in his back yard, with 4-5m high side walls.
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    Our Man Caves!

    Do they have a hard limit for Class 10a buildings, or some other method of restriction? Yeah I've concreted a couple of small sheds before... they turned out ok.
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    EL GHIA TICKFORD 12/97

    Well... that hasn't been serviced in 100,000km's. You may also find the S5 Solenoid is causing the trans to slip. If the trans is slipping, it can kill the oil pretty fast. I'd probably do an S5, while you're in there? (or de-magnetise and ultrasonically clean your existing one, if you have the tools)
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    Our Man Caves!

    An Apple Mac collection? I have an Amiga, stored away somewhere. Are you going to build a massive carport, between the shed and the house? When building, you almost need to think of the ideal shed size, then double it I reckon. Double everything - double height too! I have a 7x12m shed, sitting at home in bits - similar to Dean's pic. Got it for free from a family friend, years ago.
  16. Ahhh, it all makes sense now.
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    Funny Photos/Pictures

    Scarred... or scared? edit - apparently I'm Ancient Wolf? (feel pretty ancient these days)
  18. I know... reading the FB post, several people are suggesting $40k to resto, and it's 'easy'. One fella said it was $10k overpriced and would be a $100k resto, and then got shouted down. I agree with the $100k guy.
  19. For your mate Conrad - 01/73 XA Falcon 500 Coupe. Matching numbers 250 2V Wild Plum White interior. Rusty but complete bar the rear seat and some small trim. Asking $24,500 ono Located Seymour Vic Dan McCrackin - 0409 254 505
  20. Yep, I agree... I own x3 of them.
  21. I think XF's and EF's, were the highest selling models of Falcon, weren't they?
  22. There's a little bit of bathurst Gemini in every Ford Falcon... think about it.
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    THE YOUTUBE THREAD (to stop us having way too many topics)

    Maybe start a new thread, for Binky guys I reckon? Who else has an affinity for the US Dodge Challengers? (especially the hell kittens) I wish they made em in RHD...
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