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  1. deankdx

    I need ECU education

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    XF barra swaybar clearence / which one ?

    you can buy one's that work now XG still not a direct fit http://musclegarage.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=244
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    What auto box do I have ?

    EF(or XH i think also) onwards didn't have a dipstick, could be even an AU one possibly.. i don't know how you'd tell the difference though if there is any
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    Xd fairmont ghia diff ratio

    i am 99% sure if they had 351s they got 28 spline axles and 4 pin pre XF. no XF would have got 28 spline to my knowledge.
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    Xd fairmont ghia diff ratio

    i would assume so if it's a 302. V8. i'd imagine it could be 28 spline possible for a 351.
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    Fuel Issues

    people think storing a car for years is a good thing (#barnfind) i won't be buying one again unless I planned it to be a full resto.. fuel system, brake system, cooling system , hoses and belts etc all cactus if not prepped for it.. even tyres that might have been ok are usually stuffed from sitting in one spot.(plus being old)
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    XR6 6 speed manual into XF?

    even if it did bolt up, you'd not be able to use 6th without a diff ratio around 4.11 anyway ? aren't they 0.5 ratio for 6th..
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    XG uses E series calipers and solid discs(well, EA to ED)
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    and the XG hand brake cable. and the tailshaft (or swap the yolk over on the diff) depending what diff in there now
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    Power steering belt replacement

    if you have plenty of knuckles, try adjust it.. if a mechanic quoted $20 to do it, i'd pay it.. what a shit job if it's auto with the cooler lines in the way
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    Power steering belt replacement

    if you want to confirm which belt it is, tip or spray some water on the belt pulley of the alternator pulley and belt.. then start the car.. this will cause the the belt to slip rather than squeel.. i'd bet it's alternator also
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    Xd fairmont ghia diff ratio

    pretty sure it will be a 2.92 diff unless it's got a BW35 auto, might be a 2.77 then
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    Fuel pump issue

    the XG has a steel tank, if the car sat for years with stale fuel it could be rusted(mine was rusted through and leaked even) you'll need to look in there regardless
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    Replacement radiator for XF

    i'd probably be get it checked for repair before replacing it. if it's got good tanks it might even be better to have it recored rather than replace with an indian one
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    Replacement radiator for XF

    depends what the issue is, it might be repairable if it wasn't in bad condition prior..
  16. seems pretty stupid to have an email form, and not reply. . they should say, this is for existing customers or for day to day FAQ, see link here.. don't email us or call .. we are busy doing things.
  17. i sent an engineer 2 emails last week (bonneville consulting https://bonneville.com.au/ ) the second email i basically asked, Hi, do you prefer a phone call, email or a walk in for enquiries because i hadn't received a reply yet. answer? nothing .. how did you contact them?
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    that be $100 plus shipping plus tax? still worth it? looks like something that could be made using 50x50mm box section.. (bonus chassis strength and rock slider ability)
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    clarke rubber may have a door seal rubber that matches or will work, but you'd to glue it to the pinch weld. compared to buying one already complete as is.
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    King spring Low vs Super low

    in My opinion, if you love the way a good falcon drives, go LOWS.. superlows suffer bump steer . if you want it to look low, super lows are better at looking low.. both get over speed humps fine if the exhaust is done properly.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I'd go darker again, to the Nutmeg colour that came on XD falcons or the similar colour of some new car (perhaps it's territory that has it?)
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    Engine parts with the checkered pattern on them

    is that an air flow meter of maybe something else(or XE one?) @Panko has turbo bits? i think might be some more of that pattern
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    there is a direct points replacement electronic kit for these, panko has it i think but i have it on My gemini also. a simple lock up of the mechanical advance would see the dissy "graphed" close enough for LPG My dyno tuner was impressed with the function of My electronic ign kit, as dwell improved with revs, something he couldn't understand how they did it so compact and cheap, but was disappointed i didn't upgrade the coil for better spark(have now) this is a good idea seeing it's missing the carby already anyway. find an LPG tank that fits somewhere well(donut tank recessed? or scuba falcon wagon tanks? ) or one big 100L one behind the seats as a "cargo barrier" rest is simple.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    the head bloke who reco'd My gemini head said i'd get minimum 100,000ks out of it on LPG if it was tuned fairly well for LPG (1976 ish head) then if/when it has an issue you just fit the better stuff later. (i asked about LPG after it was ready to pick up.. he said he'd have used better exhaust valves if i'd mentioned it initially(cost an extra $100 probably) the escort engine would probably burn a valve eventually, but running unleaded would not be much different anyway.. run the flashlube valve saver stuff to extend it's life. good to go.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    i beat metal, everything else beats me in a race