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About deankdx

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    photographic memory of every x series problem i had

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    .Driving a diesel Gemini East Melbourne
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    x series falcons (Gemini owner currently)

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  1. deankdx

    BF Headlight Globe Replacement

    with the Lexus LS400 i had, it was easier to remove the headlight.. which wasn't hard. not sure what the ford ones are like
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    Transporting engine

    i've moved heaps of them with the sump bowl sitting in the guts of an old tyre. tie it as Rod said on the second post. tie to alternator bracket, inlet manifold and exhaust manifold. if it's a bare block, you'll be struggling to find things to tie it to.. find some bolts and get something that can bolt to the engine(seat belts i've often used) and tie from them. if it was empty of oil, i'd even lay it on it's side. but if you do that, make sure it's not going to dribble oil from anywhere (onto the road = bad)
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    Xe hydraulic conversion

    if you start with an auto pedal box it would fit easier.. i have a feeling the shaft won't fit due to the others having a flat on the shaft and you'd need to file it (the hole in the pedal box) out to round. not sure if the cable manual pedal box has the pivot in the way? might need to cut it off?(if so, i'd find an auto one, and sell the manual cable one, as they are getting rarer now due to cracking)
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    i think one of the things about 100% propane is it burns hotter? could = other issues i guess. there is a local gas supply here that sells it at the pump for same price as the servos sell the mix (was never conveniently open when i was due to fill up. My high compression XF would ping on gas but wouldn't ping on 98 petrol and that was with the dizzy advance locked(dyno guy reckoned that suited the LPG best on engines like mine? it was a strong engine, chopped My mates tickford VCT 4.0 fairlane )
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    is it injected gas? watch this series if so
  6. i saw one recently chopped up on an ESCORT Mk2 and also one chopped up on a gemini (one might have been an XD one, even rarer) i've never seen them for under $50, but i bought TWO Whole XE S PACK WAGONS for $300 each about 10yrs ago.. sold the spoilers off each for $150 each.. was half way back to Free cars. i sold the last set of GHIA XE lights for $70 the pair.. .. yeah.. wish i held onto them now(was probably 15yrs ago, .. but.. around that time, i also could have bought any one of 5 XE ghias for sale for under $500 each just on gumtree/ebay etc i bought the one for the lexus V8 for $350 from memory... on the same rule... My brothers XB fairmont was $180, with 6 months rego in about 1991.. yes ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY DOLLARS mine had nyloc nuts and bolts in a few places with washers.. could still rip one off though if no fucks given..
  7. holden gemini ran electric fuel pumps standard with a carby. there'd be heaps more similar. i'd have assumed you'd need engineer certified because you were changing the emissions controls.. won't be for power reasons, will be to certify it complies with emissions. the wording there is interesting,.. i'd say it's not an accurate statement
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    with a stock cam and 3.9 diff you'll be starting off in 3rd gear, this will NOT suit a stock small revving engine combo at all(mine was crap with 3.23 ratio and T5 with small cam) if i had a 3.9 diff i'd want an engine combo that revved to 6000 happily. so here's the choice in my opinion.. fit aftermarket EFI computer, or a carby manifold and go big on the cam and engine work.. or keep it stock with 2.92 or 2.77 diff gears . @CHESTNUTXE had unsuitable gears recently on his ute. @ando76 what would you suggest with 3.9 diff gears? do you agree they need big revs to be useful/enjoyable
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    when new the XF EFI was quick. (for it's time) unless you are planning to thrash it, leave it stock. be cheaper and easier to fault find. that's My advise, if you get a bigger cam, the lower revs will lose some torque, so then you need a diff ratio change, and then it becomes less of a cruise comfort driver.. the stock cams love the 2.77 diff gears
  10. i used to do the same for the fords i had.. now i'm doing same for gemini to a degree(can't afford what i'd like to have spare though)
  11. nothing's cheap these days when i first bought a genuine lip 25yrs ago for My XE S pack, i paid $50(the original was mangled ) the last 2 i sold about 15 years ago off wrecks went for $150 in a snap. haven't seen one under $200 for a while lately, and i'd expect that's cheap, because ESP's are now worth triple what they were then, and every ESP guy is a hoarder probably snapping them up and storing forever
  12. check post #4 one of the members here used it on an XD bumper for a while(until the elusive XD S pack one turned up) http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?41507-Rubber-Front-Lip-DIY-(under-80) the previous owner of my car used 4wd rubber guard flare from clark rubber & self tappet screws to make a lip... mine turned out alright too... its been on for a while hasn't deteriorated with UV rays etc... it wouldn't be as effective as the one you have done but looks the goods IMO...how it looks...
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    350 holley on stock 1992 XF ute Having trouble with the tune

    I also recently mixed and matched an XE and XF one. i don't think there's much difference in a performance point of view, they share the same main parts, just the later they are the more pollution hoses on them. i'll be sticking one on a gemini engine at some point i suspect, it will need jetting changes and dyno time.. had been told to consider a 38/38 weber for that combo(bigger cam, bigger ports and valves) they should also be good on a falcon, but not sure how easy the linkages would be to set up on a falcon.(is same bolt pattern as the 34ADM falcon carby)
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    @ando76 may be the one to know, about standard EFI system running a different cam i'm not "everyone else" when it comes to the EFi, i've seen how even a standard cam with a worn lobe caused the XF Efi to be a royal pain to run right.
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    XG Steering Coupling removal.

    wow that coupling is mint, hope you arn't removing it to fit a nolathane one. i remember the one i did once was an asshole of an idea, i'm fairly sure it's a normal thread @SPArKy_Dave may know, he likes fixing these things