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deankdx last won the day on July 21

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About deankdx

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    photographic memory of every x series problem i had

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    pushing a broken pulsar.. East Melbourne
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    x series falcons (Gemini owner currently)

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  1. deankdx

    T5 Gearbox length's

    My experience is as Gerg described. fits without many mods. (6cyl T5 onto single rail bell)
  2. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    are the 1600 ones definitely different to the 1300?(deck height taller)
  3. deankdx

    T5 Gearbox length's

    i don't know what other options are out there, but i once saw a 250 crossflow with a V8 commodore box adapted to it(was in a transit van) on a dellow or CRS bell housing. not sure why that was done, the 6cyl T5 bolts up to the single rail/top loader v8 bell housing with some reasonably easy mods @gerg did. i wonder if an importer like eagle spares would have a box from one of the Chev C10 trucks etc(shifter forward more, could be an option also) the manual conversion stuff has always been dear.
  4. deankdx

    T5 Gearbox length's

    i would have to ask @Thom if he's got time to reply. the benefit of the XF to EL box is also that it fits a standard tail shaft also .. i would imagine you'd need to shorten a tail shaft if using an AU box. i don't know about the cross member position, i'd keep looking for an XF to EL one personally.
  5. cool, pain in the neck still, but not uncommon especially with old brake parts. probably just needs a calliper kit, depending on condition internally
  6. deankdx

    XG 1993 4.0 auto Ute NO SPARK

    i'd hope @Outback Jack might pop in here. i wouldn't try remove the intake manifold, i I agree the XG is a nightmare to work on, i had one that gave me enough issues to sell it as soon as it was going well again
  7. that's got nothing to do with the brakes then it's not connected to the brakes at all. when i've had brakes dragging it's been due to sticking callipers(pistons stuck due to irregular fluid changes/barn find sat for years issues) or in the case of rear discs the stupid hand brake levers stick due to internal gunk. have seen videos with issues in old hoses swelling internally and causing blockages that are hard to press and then drag (fluid doesn't release) what is the condition of the rest of the brakes? hoses, pipes(rusty) brake fluid overdue for change etc
  8. if you have an Astra power steering pump that i'm aware of they didn't have anything to do with brakes? any chance you can take a pic of what you have (use tapatalk app with your phone to upload photos) or google a photo, is it this one?
  9. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    yeah might need a complete rejig in that front area due to taller deck height also so probably not a bad idea to upgrade it all at once. i've had Quick 250 crossflows with 2" exhausts, I'm a bit sceptical when i see a NEED for a big diameter pipe, especially right to the tail pipe
  10. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    bend it like bender
  11. deankdx

    XC Falcon fuel pump seal kit?

    that joint is awesome, I've bought from them several times.
  12. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Thats a good point, the stray radiator i have for start-ups has a electric fan on it gemini engine sitting on 2 wheels .. aka "run stand" ?
  13. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    not if you have a FIXED Fan on the engine i found out.. gave the transit van a rev .. Bllliiiiingggggg, 3 tubes needed soldering up .. whoops (ziptied to a chair.. yes, do this if a fan is fitted)
  14. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    it's not going anywhere sitting on the cross member as pictured. My Dad used to just shove a garden hose with half a tennis ball type thing to seal it, in the lower radiator hose and turn the tap on and have a bit of similar from the top hose away from the fan(splashy splash not on the engine) depends how long you are going to run it for i guess(Most of the one's Dad ran had been sitting under the bench in the shed for 10yrs plus)
  15. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    i wouldn't put anything on it that's not in the options(eg, if there's a plaque on a RS etc i'd consider one similar)