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About hendrixhc

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    Building an XE is a life long commitment.
  • Birthday 01/07/1971

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    Inbred Hick from the Adelaide Hills.
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    I like Aussie Fords. Just a little bit!

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  1. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Oh dear, dont you hate when shit like that happens. At least no one was hurt.
  2. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Very nice work Aaron.
  3. Spring may have been cut. While you at it check round the shock tower on the inside facing the engine and check there are no cracks in the tower. If it was lowered too much and had been bouncing on the end stops the tower may have cracks.
  4. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    The ebay alloy radiators work fine. Ive had one in Lucy Lu for over 5 years without any issues.
  5. From Wiki - a nice list of chemicals used! Between the years 1831 and 1832, Goodyear heard about gum elastic (natural rubber) and examined every article that appeared in the newspapers relative to this new material. The Roxbury Rubber Company, of Boston, had been for some time experimenting with the gum, and believed it had found means for manufacturing goods from it. It had a large plant and was sending its goods all over the country. It was some of Roxbury's goods that first attracted Goodyear's attention. Soon after this, Goodyear visited New York, and his attention went to life preservers, and it struck him that the tube used for inflation was not very effective nor well-made. Therefore, upon returning to Philadelphia, he made tubes and brought them back to New York and showed them to the manager of the Roxbury Rubber Company. The manager was pleased with the ingenuity that Goodyear had shown in manufacturing the tubes. He confessed to Goodyear that the business was on the verge of ruin and that his products had to be tested for a year before it could be determined if they were perfect or not. To their surprise, thousands of US$ worth of goods that they had determined to be of good quality were being returned, the gum having rotted, making them useless. Goodyear at once made up his mind to experiment on this gum and see if he could overcome the problems with these rubber products. However, when he returned to Philadelphia, a creditor had him arrested and imprisoned. While there, he tried his first experiments with India rubber. The gum was inexpensive then, and by heating it and working it in his hands, he managed to incorporate in it a certain amount of magnesia which produced a white compound that appeared to take away the stickiness. He thought he had discovered the secret, and through the kindness of friends was able to improve his invention in New Haven. The first thing that he made was shoes, and he used his own house for grinding, calendering and vulcanizing, with the help of his wife and children. His compound at this time consisted of India rubber, lampblack, and magnesia, the whole dissolved in turpentine and spread upon the flannel cloth which served as the lining for the shoes. It was not long, however, before he discovered that the gum, even treated this way, became sticky. His creditors, completely discouraged, decided that he would not be allowed to go further in his research. Goodyear, however, had no mind to stop here in his experiments. Selling his furniture and placing his family in a quiet boarding place, he went to New York and in an attic, helped by a friendly druggist, continued his experiments. His next step was to compound the rubber with magnesia and then boil it in quicklime and water. This appeared to solve the problem. At once it was noticed abroad that he had treated India rubber to lose its stickiness, and he received international acclamation. He seemed on the high road to success, until one day he noticed that a drop of weak acid, falling on the cloth, neutralized the alkali and immediately caused the rubber to become soft again. This proved to him that his process was not a successful one. He therefore continued experimenting, and after preparing his mixtures in his attic in New York, would walk three miles to a mill in Greenwich Village to try various experiments. In the line of these, he discovered that rubber dipped in nitric acid formed a surface cure, and he made many products with this acid cure which were held in high regard, and he even received a letter of commendation from Andrew Jackson. Exposure to harsh chemicals, such as nitric acid and lead oxide, adversely affected his health. Once, he nearly suffocated himself by gas generated in his laboratory. Goodyear survived, but the resulting fever came close to taking his life.
  6. hendrixhc

    GPS Speedometer

    Ive got one but have installed it yet. Im just going to put the aerial under the dash as close as possible to the top.
  7. hendrixhc

    XG Door Locks

    So the keys are warn out and the door locks could do with replacing. Has anybody bought any of the ebay listed items and found them good or useless?
  8. hendrixhc

    XE ESP - Retrosound

    Post edited and one removed. Carry on...
  9. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Very nice, love the colour.
  10. hendrixhc

    Engine bay rust

    TBH i wouldnt strip it completely unless it is really bad. you can just clean up the rust affected areas and key all the other paint if it is sound. Really depends what you want to acheive. certainly stripping to bare metal etch prime, prime, body work, base and clear is the way to go for a restoration but if you are just doing a tidy up theres no need to bare metal the bay. Ive done both ways and each looks equally as good, one just take 100s of hours more than the other.
  11. hendrixhc

    Engine bay rust

    Go for it. rub the rust back and prime it and then spray out the whole bay. Dont waste time filling holes or smoothing unless you are going for a show car. Its amazing how much different a clean bay looks. Id just use some 80 grit on an orby or a 120 grit flappy disk on a grinder to clean up that rust and spray it out.
  12. hendrixhc

    Engine bay rust

    Engine in or out?
  13. hendrixhc

    Door Glass Scratches.

    I looked into this years ago and found out there are some kits you can get to remove scratches. Never got one though. Ended just getting different glass from a wrecker.
  14. hendrixhc

    Surface rust - What should I do?

    Id be pulling any filler out to make sure the rust isnt in behind it.
  15. hendrixhc

    Surface rust - What should I do?

    I use brass wire wheels on the angle grinder and also 120 grit flappy disks. these are faily fine and dont bite in too much. etch prime the bare metal, prime and seal it.