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    Transporting engine

    One of those what if moments.. Generic car ramp.. It looks like it will sit under the sump lip but can't be 100% sure because my engine has a trans attached. It looks good though and makes a cradle easy, just chock up the back end for transport and weld legs on it later.
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    Transporting engine

    That's what you meant to say isn't it?
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    Transporting engine

    Got a couple star pickets laying around and a welder?
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    Transporting engine

    If it had trans you could have borrowed my trolley gizmo, currently has the xf motor on it. Have you got something to work with or want help to knock one up?
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    Transporting engine

    Is it just the engine/block or trans as well?
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    Transporting engine

    The other way is a frame made from a few bits of angle iron or probably timber could do it too. I had the XB engine on a frame like that.
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    Transporting engine

    If you don't have a tyre I've got one at the shop you can use, nice wide one I got from envyxf with his old motor.
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    Transporting engine

    Got an old tyre to sit it on? Off the rim, tie it down to each corner of the trailer and check it after going around the first block for movement. I brought an xf motor back from Wonthaggi like that with no problems.
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    LPG horsepower gaining mods

    Unless it's changed recently, Victoria was the only state using straight propane no matter where you bought from.
  10. Where the regulations state "refer to vsb 14" this is where to look.. https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/vsb_ncop.aspx The VASS links.. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/registration/vehicle-modifications-and-defects/vehicle-modifications/vass-approval-certificate You can download the VSI8 pdf from that page which covers Vic regulations that may differ from national. Basically, follow that to build a car with additional information from vsb14/ncop. There's only slight differences allowed for club plates as pointed to above, I think it was vsi33, which vary depending on year of the vehicle being built.
  11. The only things I can find which talk about modifying the fuel system are as follows.. From the club permit guidelines for vehicles The relevant section from vsi8 The section on fuel system in vsb14 was written in 2011 and hasn't been revised yet that I can find. It makes no mention of efi at all. There is a mention of "optional oem" equipment not needing certification.... Which tacitly says that anything not made in the era of a vehicle, installed by that manufacturer at any point in the correct period, or creates a power increase deemed "significant" must be signed off to pass and has always been the case.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    This.... Although I'm light years away from needing any sort of drive line.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Well we're off to a whirlwind start... What was it, three days ago? Mrs spots a rusty escort panelvan advertised on ebay at Harvey's Wrecker in Langwarren (about half hour from home). The listing started at a dollar and had a few bids bringing it up to $200. I've looked at esky vans for years as a yeah I wouldn't mind one of those one day.. Usually too expensive for what they are, this was just too cheap and tempting. OK it's rusty but I'd make my money back in a heartbeat if it was cactus by selling the front grill. I ummed and ahhed over it especially when it didn't climb in the last few hours. We talked it up and down and just decided it was too cheap to not try for it. A stupid low bid for a random number that I could manage (really can't afford it but after selling the spot welder this was kinda free money) and to our shock, it's ours!!! Gotta be the cheapest one around at $327 for an almost complete car. All that seems to be missing is the manual gearbox and tailshaft. BGDAV gave me a huge help by providing the trailer and second pair of hands to pick it up today. The worker said to me that it should have gone for much more but someone stuffed up with the price (assuming they forgot the reserve) and deal is done. They wanted 500 at least for it, I thought it would have been more than that at auction but there we go. A few photos at the yard.. Offload was complicated by no keys to unlock the steering so dolly wheels were involved and the winch to help out. This will be a slow project guys, so don't get too excited as I don't have any free time just yet. Only plan so far is to fix the shell and probably install an auto box, maybe update the engine in the process for daily use. I will use this in the Metalworking tutorials to teach how to do everything you need to know.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I've always been green but depends on the colour, I'm very picky and even though green is probably my favourite colour I don't like a lot of them. I do like that steely look, it's modded but not in your face. Surprisingly the white rim works with the dark green.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    No updates other than its surprisingly not even full of random crap yet, you may have seen it in the background of the workshop thread guarding the door lol.. But I just came across this photo of a mk1 sedan that I liked the look of. That's the kind of green I like and it looks good with the wide steels and caps.
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    How much is to much

    Rust at the top of a pillar often means water has been able to get in and fall to the bottom. This often means the bottom is gone or going, and can be the cause of the the sill in the first pic. The c pillar photo is a bit close up to see context but as Dean said these are a little easier than other cars. You mentioned a previous bog job so expect that to be bigger than it looks. Definitely not the worst car I've ever repaired, not by a long shot if that's all you can find.
  17. I asked "Dr Tim" a question on fb related to engine size but got no answer. I've seen a lot of unanswered questions there too. He also happens to be the engineer that street machine mag uses now.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Dunno.. Nothing wrong with that per se but if I did it, that would be a temporary look.. Not sure if I could live with it and I probably wouldn't do red rims
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    It looks like a beast and not that I hate bubbles, just not into them enough to have on a street car. Yeah, rally spec spot lights are a wee bit over the top.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Lo and behold, what do I spy on the way in today? A brand new dump truck of all things painted in the colours I'm thinking of
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I saw that.. Looked pretty screwed for cuts in the same places as every other escort from what I could see. I can get the bits new that I really need to buy for it, rest I'll make as usual.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Yes mate, thanks. I'm not in a position to buy anything for a while but I'm sure it will be helpful when I'm ready for it[emoji106]
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I was thinking couple cuts from a stainless garbage can for that bling factor [emoji41]
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    I haven't had a chance to do this properly in photochop but this was something I was playing with last night... It's a quick and dirty mock up done in an app on my phone, very limited on what I can do with it but it gives you an idea of what I'm leaning towards. Still not a fan of those bubble arches so they won't be on my van. I'm thinking more of a slight flare or pump like I did on Ron's torana hatch.
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    1972 Escort Panelvan

    Easier to copy The change in spine dimensions makes this harder to make by hand, but still doable
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