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    XB Dartosmobile

    yeah this cleanup thing is a good idea, i made a big table to help with mine here. haven't quite started on the cleanup yet. i think these rolling work stands are a brilliant idea. easier than a rotisserie to make and can work on the front and rear with space around it
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    XE Gauge Cluster

    i cant' think of anything.. i would have thought that wire runs from the sender straight to the cluster with nothing tapping into it. i wonder if the cluster earth is bad, whether that would be a side affect, i doubt it though
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    The completely off topic thread

    i wasn't sure but maybe a new option in The TRASH n TREASURE page click here i think if people looked there for parts for a build, it might be a bit more motivating than a general wanted link? i can't brain it now, but i think it would be nicer than a general wanted or for sale page? even a THINK OF ME! WHEN YOU GO TO THE WRECKERS, I NEED THIS: ... Sierra tan carpet ... etc (Chestnutxe)
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    The completely off topic thread

    i had an idea for a WANTED/ OFFERING thread lately. facebook has a lot of PAY IT FORWARD groups in local areas. where people offer up junk they don't want, and people can come pick it up for free. and some requests are also answered.(i got a few broken lawn mowers for free after the missus asked if anyone wanted to get rid of broken mowers to go to good use. been handy to learn on at minimum) . something along the lines of ... (PAY IT FORWARD) PARTS WANTED/OFFERED BY EVERYONE, Add yours also with a list of parts wanted for budget build projects.or offered.. parts not for sale for profit or hoarded on a shelf unless you are gathering parts for your current project to keep the spirit of the thread for keeping these cars on the road for the cheapest possible. with a template of CAR I'm wanting it for.. purpose and time frame of fitting to the car? EG: grey xf console, for my XF ghia i'm putting on the road, expected to be fitted after new carpet in a few months. willing to pay $50 for an ok one, $80 for a good one (cant afford a mint one but let me know) postage is going to hurt a bit these days.. but sometimes scrouring the wreckers burning time and fuel works out cheaper to pay the evil postage charges for harder to find parts. @Panko @SPArKy_Dave got any input particularly? i originally met most of the people i've met by trading parts at meets and BBQs the clubs had. but that's when it was possible to buy a whole wreck for $300 and part it out without owing a fortune.
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    Zip Ties.. or tek screws.. that's My go to.. XF bumpers used to drive me nuts with that stupid clip..
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    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car

    a lot of people wrecking cars, pull off the big stuff.. and scrap the car.. not realising that its all the little crap that is often broken or worn. things like switches, speaker grills, radio surrounds, console inserts/lids/ash trays, door handles and knobs, steering wheels, and window trims, mouldings etc. its' one of the reasons i bought whole cars for parts when i was doing up my others. you just didn't find those bit's in the wreckers in good condition BGDAV was looking for non broken XF ghia cluster surround for 4yrs and that was when there'd be 10 of them in each self serve wrecker back in the day.. never saw one
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    '68 XT Fairmont

    top effort getting 2 cars over at once! looks amazing in the pic below
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    All Ford Day 2019, 17th Feb - NEW LOCATION!!

    i didn't make it, i wouldn't blame people leaving early.. i'd probably been one of them if i had My car on display. i can't sit out in an open paddock in summer for 4hrs good to hear you got there though, massive achievement for the Tassie crew and Panko especially.. who wouldn't expect a few more things to need finishing off or adjusting after all being apart for months and months.
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    Health, Fitness, Weight(fat) loss etc

    weighing in at 94.4kg, the Wii(cosole we only use as scales these days, and tracking of weight) has My BMI just above obese level...will soon be OVERWEIGHT !
  10. 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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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    almost identical 1/4 panel rust to what My red XE ghia had. (i fibreglassed it, because no welder)
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    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car

    i'd focus on getting it on the road and picking up hard to find bits first.. that trim should be available later(maybe not the NOS one) you'll have your hands full just getting it on the road, they were getting a bit hard to find good used parts 5 yrs ago(when i sold my last XF) i'm amazed you found that number plate panel also.
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    Ford Xf Fairmont Ghia (Papou) - Rebuild/Help

    the steel? to fix rust or the rubber seal? might need to get a cut from a wrecker for the steel? not sure on the rubber seal, would assume ther'd be one
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    Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car

    to be honest, being trim master, i'd expect they would be up there with close enough(it's not an ESP or GT, easy to blow the budget) being NOS, is it going to be flexible and stick properly anymore? i'll leave that to you, but i'd probably go to the trim master, or .. like i did once fitted the generic chrome one and painted it red.
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    XE Gauge Cluster

    they are fairly simple cars, i did a 351 conversion to My XD and XE, the XD wires unwrapped just plugged in to the V8 plugs other than the air con wire needed to be longer. the XE was EFI, and i just bought an engine bay loom from a carby one and plugged it in under the dash.. simples(also 6 cyl, repeated the XD step, extending one wire)
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    The completely off topic thread

    theres another i ride/walk past occasionally, at night you can see the 100 redbacks with webs to the ground. it's been unmoved on the street for at least a year but is still registered(i checked online rego check) not sure what the point of it is either
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    XE Gauge Cluster

    you have no issues with the senders, somethings earthing somewhere i suspect. .. might need to unwrap the wires and take a look? unless you are missing an earth wire, i cant remember what issue i had back in the day
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    The completely off topic thread

    they probably want it outside to look like someone's home... i'll give you the address if you want to go rescue it? i don't even like knocking on peoples door of a car i want to buy..
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    The completely off topic thread

    @CHESTNUTXE remember you were saying the car wasn't for sale because it looks like someone's home... think this one is same..
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    The completely off topic thread

    nah, no full albums of movies.. this is a good one though
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    XE Gauge Cluster

    does it do the same when you unplug the senders? they will be no different EFI to clevo so not sure what you've actually done(hidden wiring?) if they still go to full unplugged, they must be shorting out somewhere is my guess
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    The completely off topic thread

    when i got the lexus car a few years ago, the subwoofer sealing foam around the cone was stuffed(20yrs in the sun will do that) i repaired it and googled music with bass for stereo test. the song in the gemini with axel F has an excellent range for all speakers and tweeters not sure if they all ended up on the one CD though, that was one of the top 20 listed, along with some you'll know below this one was used by the local autobarn store about 20yrs ago also Metallica ONE Axel F harold Foltermeyer
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    EB 1 KENOBI ? OR 2

    i think if i was going to mess around with a build on an engine, i'd spend the $1000 extra and get good rods/studs etc and then i'd think to Myself, is this the best engine to be spending my money on? when a barra is $300 in a whole car
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