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    Xg doors.

    i take one hinge off at a time, with the door closed. by removing the panel inside the front gaurd(the dirt catcher that rusts the sill and mudguard.) there will be redbacks in there if anything like here.. probably up in the springs area also.. go to town with the flyspray an hour before and again when the panel is removed(straighten 2 bent over tabs and then it just comes out with a bit of a jiggle) 13mm bolts on the hinge, and if you are unlucky.. torx bits on the door part.. these usually won't come undone so try them first. if you don't have a torx bit tool, or cant get them undone, the other method is to unbolt both hinges from the A pillar behind the guard and then remove the whole door with hinges attached . then remove pins and change bushes and refit.. you'll then have the joy of refitting the door .. (replace the word joy with the word pain. it's not that hard, but it's harder than one hinge at a time if the bolts can come undone)
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    they've been around for 20+ years, the one that was fitted to the car i considered buying was $400(was a 1fz? i think landcruiser) "copy of msd unit? " here for 33pounds https://www.customcruisers.com/contents/en-uk/p13141_msd-dual-curve-40672-lpg-cng-maf-timing-advance-unit-for-propane-redoes-timing.html?fbclid=IwAR1E4AHFllCq3Vr3eFofBLmxj4AOOda2L9CVR-AH3-vUmObxyeO-Pe9VU8A
  3. I am starting this thread just in the hope some people like Myself will help themselves get a bit fitter and healthier. we all know someone who could do with some help getting off the chair motivation wise. I begun for the probably 5th time now a health kick(not a new year new Me resolution that runs out in the first month)that should be sustainable.. i have dropped off it over time for various reasons, the most recent was due to back pain.. but starting again is the way to get anything done.. so here we go again. just so happens The Biggest Loser is starting soon on an 8 week challenge, i get motivated by this so that is handy. xfalcon had a biggest loser challenge quite a few years ago and i remember Gaz(KLR250) getting ripped from around that time with the help of members (i think it was Wes) Victoria currently is about to start off ACTIVE APRIL https://app.activeapril.vic.gov.au/ which gives 10 free visits to a YMCA gym, you can also use it for the pool in some facilities and they probably have a program that could fit all fitness levels.. i have just added a 10 week challenge on www.thintopia.com called : ozfalcon.com.au fitness challenge password: rustyshitbox here you can put in your weight in and watch it and any members here that wish to join in on a graph in percentage terms, only you can see your weight figure. step 1: visit http://www.thintopia.com/ to create an account(it's FREE!) choose a username that we can recognise you with(unlike Me who already had a profile as Dean WLFVBP, a different group) step 2: after you have logged into thintopia click the "Competitions" tab and scroll down or search ozfalcon.com.au fitness challenge click on it and enter the password rustyshitbox then click join. Step 3: once you have joined you will see "starting weight" on the left hand side of the screen. enter your weight. Step 4:on this website you can weigh in more than once a week, i choose in the morning before brekky. i have chosen the week to end on a sunday, so week 0 will begin on monday and as long as you weigh in before Sunday it should be fine. then you can weigh in on Monday and not bother again if you so desire for a while longer. should be fairly straight forward, any questions ask away and hopefully i'll be able to sort it out.. i can't figure out how to add a photo to the profile after setting it up, but the name should be enough. good luck, hopefully you can get someone else on board for a bit of a challenge.. in the past i have been on bike rides and walks with Mark (EXTREME KARTS) and Dave (BGDAV) managed to edit the profile pic to this below
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    Health, Fitness, Weight(fat) loss etc

    i've been pretty good, i don't do easter.. so no chocolate or whatever.. i'm more inclined to have a 4 day nap. i didn't ride yesterday because it rained when i was planning to go.. good excuse not. My winter rule is if i can't ride i will be doing weights. i did consider it yesterday but figured i better start the weights when i'm not tired.. don't need an injury(put my back out once just lifting a dish out of the dish washer due to being half asleep in the morning) weight is at least steady, i can improve the food still and i need to step up to doing weights to get any progress.
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    there is a dual curve box i've seen available, maybe from PEEL or similar it probably could be tapped into this dizzy like an MSD can.. but its getting up up and away from simple and "stock" (dollars and sense issues) there's a graph on this link showing the range(gas seems very forgiving i've found, but the ideal would also be like petrol needing quality fuel) https://www.rasoenterprises.com/propane/33-ignition/63-dual-fuel-advance-curve
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    Hendrixhc's Long Term XCGS Project!

    good progress! what glue stuff did you end up using to bond it?
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    The completely off topic thread

    The Rookie was an awesome movie
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    yeah usually on dual fuel you just crank up the "petrol dizzy" for more initial advance, but ideally you still need the same total so you can't go too far. the "gas" graphed dizzys have less mechanical advance i think, so you just crank up the initial and total is same. i suspect if you flick to petrol in this tune(would need to be 98 at min) it may not want to crank over(timing too far advanced symptom) time will tell. But will update any findings. Dave doesn't want to spend money on the gas dissy unless needed because this engine may find it's way into the XB and if so will be EFI converted..
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Thursday should be the next "session" on this thing. Gerg mentioned the wires on the chip might be backwards and someone on facebook said same.(this dissy wasn't the one that was originally working with this engine so someone might have messed with the wires?) i'll do the TDC with straw, but being a new balancer i'll be surprised if it's out. i will swap in the original dizzy to see if it makes any difference, but this was changed for similar reasons. i'll move the current dizzy 1 more tooth advanced, and TRY to get the timing light to show the correct spot after i swap the polarity on the chip as gerg mentioned. i can get another dizzy that's graphed for lpg, but not sure how well petrol would go with it on dual fuel?
  10. not My build, but i've been following this guy's car projects for years. if you like some WTF how does that work builds.. check this bike out @Panko might like this one
  11. we've had a bodge thread, tools thread etc at some point.. long gone i suspect. so i'll start this one off with today's bodgy junk build @2redrovers makes things like this all the time. i put some overhead cupboards in the shed where there was a rickety old home made shelving unit, and we wanted a sturdy shelving unit the mower would roll under also. so these mini(very light weight) copy of pallet racking were bought and were too tall.. cut them down and they serve the purpose perfectly. here's the wonky shelving, wobbled side to side and front to back.. (could have just added diagonal bracing.. but where is the fun in that. i wrecked a dead 68cm flat TV a few weeks back(put 90% of it in the 2 bins) there was a steel back and 2 upright braces i thought might come in handy.. decided to screw all of the bits to the wonky shelving, solid as a rock now.. i'll be storing 3 gemini gearboxes on it i think.
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    The completely off topic thread

    just flipped over for a sec, Charlie Sheen is in it.. ha.. didn't think of him as an "action" actor
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    Hendrixhc's Long Term XCGS Project!

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    The completely off topic thread

    if you have nothing better to watch tonight... it's not bad, no brain required at all Movie: The Last Boy Scout Saturday 20th April at 11:00 pm (120 minutes) Somewhere in Los Angeles, a stripper is murdered. Now the private detective she had hired and her ex-footballer boyfriend are going to find her muderer ... if they don't kill each other first. Actors/Presenters: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham AV 1991, USA, Repeat, CC, Drama, Action
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    The completely off topic thread

    BA BOSS XE FALCON .. still unfinished, but ... not forgotten. i bumped the thread a year on, and got an update.. for all those interested in Austen Powers man of amazing stuff.. click below(goes to the "other " site) http://www.xfalcon.com/forums/index.php?/topic/25812-ba-au-upgraded-xe-the-boss/page-26#entry784152
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    MOWERS, SNIPPERS, SMALL ENGINES ETC Thread.

    finally had a look at the mower i bought from North Geelong tip shop a few weeks back. (Masport with quantum engine) it had the carby hanging loose with the bolts out.. i figure, easy fixed.. bolts came out, motor stops.. take to tip.. fit new bolts, fire it up ... KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK! who's there? Not bearings .. no crank support.. amazed it ran, purely for the ignition to work. i picked up a MTD wide cut 21" HEAVY DUTY mower base with quantum engine months back, missing all bolt ons. it's got no movement in the crank.. so i'm going to bolt on all the gear off this one and see if that fires up and runs properly.. if so, might swap the engine to the masport base(been watching the MTDs on sale and not selling) took the video just before dark, might replace the video with a daylight one soon. @SPArKy_Dave what i was mentioning tonight.. it RAN like this daylight video
  17. Figured while i am playing with mowers and whipper snipper brush cutter things lately, and pretty much anything with a small engine(generator, stationary engine etc) i'd begin this thread i'll start with some interesting "issues" photos, and post up anything interesting here. there are some good channels on youtube if you are having issues with your mower, if you can fix a falcon, you can probably fix a mower also. why won't My mower start? blocked air filter.. why won't my mower start? it did last year..(stale fuel clogged up needle and seat, jet or float i fitted new blades, what's that noise.. oh... there's different length ones and these are too long? i parked it under a tree, it will be fine this is on a GMC(bunnings brand) fuel hose is stuffed, its a moulded hose with bigger fuel tank outlet than carby fitting, i bodged it to test..works fine, lets see if i can get a new hose? My mower revs too high.. might be due to grass holding the governor flap open i tipped My mower on its side, now it smokes.. muffler full of oil, should burn out eventually.. i can't adjust the height on the mower, it's only been in the rain for years.. mower won't start... when did you replace the spark plug last? what's a spark plug? starting to see a lot of whipper snippers at the tip without fuel tanks.. this could be why wet grass left under... no worries? there i fixed it? yeah it's quite rusty mowers in the rain are fine?
  18. probably has wiped a cam lobe, usually it would make the engine run rough though i'd thought. at least you are back in and enjoying it again. ask @2redrovers about his 250, buy it, stick an efi cam in it perhaps and slap it in. (Jason with the ego XDF had it prior) rebuild the original later?
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    yeah i can't advance it any more than it is..(so the timing mark is retarded to buggery) but when i swapped the leads one post over for 45 deg adv, it wouldn't run. so i am highly doubting it's actually 45deg out like the timing light says (makes no sense)
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    cheers to gerg and sparkydave also.. it's doing My head in.. needing other places to look for sure 1. refer above.. yeah i need to check nothing's moving in the dizzy. ran out of time to play on it and moved to the other car. but i am betting it's just doing nothing (not moving etc) 2. i did wonder this morning if i did that, but confirmed, definitely number 1 lead. 3. this will definitely be getting checked, i didn't fit this dizzy. i had another one running on it prior that was giving similar issues.. (could well have been wired wrong also?) 4. advancing the timing makes it run better, i was next visit going to pull it and advance one more tooth on the gear to see if it kicks back when starting.. can't hear any arcing or issues with cap(did replace cheap italy cap with bosch one to be sure) 5.. something may be related i just remembered, the tacho reads slow. it's a cheap chinese one, but you'd expect be in the ball park. at idle, seems fine 1000rpm sounds about right where it currently runs.. but 3000 on the tach seems much more in engine noise. wondering if that signal is affected bye the polarity of the module?
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    Health, Fitness, Weight(fat) loss etc

    how tall are you? at 177cm My BMI is supposed to be 75kg? i was basically scrawny at 75kg when i was 17.. not a hope in hell of getting back to that weight these days.. (doubt i could eat that little and get through the day either)
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    some dizzys don't run vac adavance, and most timing setting is done with it unhooked i thought? edit, i agree, would be much better with it working, but not needed for timing light test
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    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    vacuum advance not working anyway.. checked by Dave.
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    BGDAV 408, T56, 4.11s

    found the pic i took, still a bit off square but can see the gap at the bottom of the curve is much greater than the corners of the curved section. also deforms the seal because it's not a good fit.
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