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deankdx last won the day on September 26

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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

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    i just watched a video recently of xacoupeguy (Peter Anderson recommended him) and he was explaining those scallops also. (he's restoring a couple of landaus an EJ holden and an XB sedan currently
  2. deankdx

    88 XF heater tap

    that's what i'd be doing, be cutting the old cracked housing off it gently
  3. deankdx

    88 XF heater tap

    if you want it to look stock, and fill the hole.. you might be able to tap a thread on the inside and screw in a bung on the back of that brass fitting... or get the thermostat housing hole welded up and just screw that into the blind hole.. originally i was thinking of silver soldering a brass plug (actually a welsh plug could go in it) but any heat would probably melt the plastic fitting on it.
  4. deankdx

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    sparkydave said it's from an XB panelvan from the engine number so it probably is a 302 unless been stroked.
  5. deankdx

    88 XF heater tap

    in the short term you can buy a bung for that port.. most of My hoses and stuff when i had XD XE XF were never connected to those things anyway.
  6. deankdx

    88 XF heater tap

    @SPArKy_Dave is an expert on these vacuum switches i don't think i've seen one apart, but maybe it will go back together.. ? if the housing is stuffed, i'd consider cutting it with a hacksaw carefully to remove that part.. assuming it might go back together.
  7. deankdx

    88 XF heater tap

    i always use a goop of some sort (silastic/aviation gasket cement etc) with the gasket, so kind of glue the thermostat in the recess before bolting it together
  8. interesting was googling for stuff and your ute popped up.. the last letter of the plate is the only difference to My gemini rego from about 5yrs ago.
  9. deankdx

    88 XF heater tap

    it's in the engine bay, close to the firewall under the inlet manifold, easy to reach. are you sure it had/has enough coolant in the radiator? usually the taps just rust, i think the default is ON and vacuum closes it.
  10. deankdx

    Pissing me off

    this looks interesting, but i have no idea what benefit is has.. @Thom probably has a clue though?
  11. deankdx

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    hope that chassis doesn't need to ever go to Vic Roads (victoria) that's the bodgiest stamping i've ever seen... (i'd delete that pic even lol)
  12. deankdx

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    @@BGDAV may be able to identify that power steering box (Datsun? ) the pump arangement looks a bit interesting, @CHESTNUTXE might know if that's not a normal clevo 302/351.. could it be a 400?
  13. deankdx

    clutch cable reinforcement

    could add to this with .. reinforce the pedal box in a similar fashion i only have the one photo mid progress, but it got the hole in center welded to the back of the pin and more on the outside.(cooled at times so the plastic didn't melt on the brake pedal shaft) overkill would be to weld a sleeve to the brace above, like this one below
  14. deankdx

    Boingk's F250 4x4

    @BGDAV will like this one