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  1. thorne

    thorne's XH panelvan

    So, I thought I'd start a dedicated thread for the panelvan. Here she is on the day I bought her, in February 2015. She's a 1997 XH II Falcon Longreach 1-tonne panelvan, manufactured in December 1997, and purchased and first registered in January 1998. She's a T-bar 4-speed auto with original centre console, I was lucky to find this in such good nick: LPG dual-fuel, cruise-control (not working at the time I bought it, fixed later), 106,000km on the clock, and every panel straight! It came with a Hayman Reese heavy-duty towbar with towing brake (can tow up to 2,800kg), factory-fitted bull-bar, and second battery connected in parallel mounted under the rear-tray for previous car-fridge. Previous owner was the original purchaser back in 1998, so I'm the genuine second owner of the vehicle. It has an after-market decent Pioneer CD/USB/iPod-compliant head-unit, with standard dash-mounted speakers and two rear-speakers custom-mounted to the cargo bay divider (they shake when I hit a rough road!); I was thinking of 6x9 50W speakers in the cargo bay and go somewhere from there, but I later decided against it. It has standard bucket-seats covered in grandpa-spec muppet-skin seat-covers (what's a decent replacement set of seats that's XH-compatible? I've been reading AU or BA seats are popular.....?). It also has two old Hella driving-lights that needed attention (one didn't work, the other only intermittently, I suspected wiring), with headlight protectors and a bonnet protector (with one mounting clip snapped off long ago). It was previously a long-distance cruiser and tow-rig, used for the last 15 years for interstate trips with the family caravan, which explains the absurdly-low odo; the previous owner was sad to let her go, but brightened up when I told him that's more or less what I intended to use the vehicle for. First thing I did after I bought her was to replace the side blinker-repeaters: the left one was actually taped into place (unsure how that passed RWC) as its mounting tabs had snapped off. I replaced the bulbs with orange ones and used clear AU-style indicators instead. I also ordered custom clear-indicator rear lights to obtain the same effect. As the front number-plate on the bull-bar had been bent back and seen better days, I ordered a slim-line replacement to better fit the bull-bar, and later fitted number-plate protectors. for a slightly classier look. Four months later in July, I gave her a decent wash, and took her out to the Yarra Ranges out near Marysville:
  2. A couple of questions, on a 1998 XH XR8 what controls the kick down? driving at 100kmph cruising with light throttle the trans will kick back to 3rd gear by its self, by pushing you foot to the floor will make it change back up again at high revs to top gear. at times jumps straight back to third but comes right for 50-100km or so then with no issue. a 200km trip could see it do it 3-4 times. trans shifts smooth, functions normally other than this kicking down by its self. any thoughts people? cable? solenoids? sensor of some sort?
  3. RuralBogan

    Hay Y'all

    Hey y'all sorta new but old here. Was a member some years back of both here and the old X falcon days. Been a while, getting back into life with a new partner and a 7 month old baby, current rides in our house are a pair of vs Holden's, hers a use mines a sedan. Went to look at an X series ute today as a runabout. Started getting keen again. Cheers, Bones.
  4. Hello to all Think I have been here before though a number of years ago. This time I'm back with my Phantom coloured XG Falcon Longreach Outback (Flo). I am not a Ford fan but am mad keen Falcon (Futura, Fairmont, Fairlane, LTD) fan. I have two project cars (at the moment) they being Flo and a 1974 Leyland Marina 2.6 sedan. Along with these two I have a FG ute (my everyday driver), a BF Mk2 Futura, a Kawasaki ZZR1200, and a Triumph Trident 900. As I am by no means a young bloke I have owned many vehicles over the years and as such have spent (maybe even wasted at times) to much money. Year Series Make Model Level Body Cylinders 1961 XK Ford Falcon Ute 6 1961 EK Holden Special Sedan 6 1962 Chevrolet Belair Sedan 8 1963 PB Vauxhall Cresta Sedan 6 1964 EH Holden Special Sedan 6 1966 HR Holden Special Sedan 6 1967 HR Holden Special Sedan 6 1969 HT Holden Kingswood Sedan 6 1969 HT Holden Kingswood Sedan 8 1970 HG Holden Belmont Van 6 1971 HQ Holden Kingswood Sedan 6 1971 VH Valiant Charger R/T Coupe 6 1971 VH Valiant Ranger Sedan 6 1972 Volkswagen Type 3 TLE Fastback 4 1972 HQ Holden Kingswood Wagon 6 1973 Leyland P76 Deluxe Sedan 6 1973 VJ Valiant Ranger Sedan 6 1973 HQ Holden Kingswood Sedan 8 1974 Valiant Galant Wagon 4 1974 HQ Holden Kingswood Wagon 6 1974 Leyland Marina Super Deluxe Sedan 6 1974 VJ Valiant Ranger Wagon 6 1975 HJ Holden Kingswood Sedan 6 1977 CL Valiant Charger 770 Coupe 6 1978 CB Honda CB250T Roadster 2 1978 CB Honda CB400T Roadster 2 1978 XC Ford Falcon 500 Sedan 6 1978 XC Ford Fairmont Sedan 8 1979 Volvo 245 L Wagon 4 1980 Land Rover Series 3 4WD 4 1980 XD Ford Falcon GL Sedan 6 1982 Datsun Bluebird TRX Sedan 4 1982 KE70 Toyota Corolla Wagon 4 1983 XE Ford Falcon GL Sedan 6 1985 Toyota Tarago DX Van 4 1986 XF Ford Falcon GL Sedan 6 1987 CBR Honda CBR1000F Roadster 4 1988 Nissan Pintara GX Sedan 4 1989 EA Ford Falcon GL Wagon 6 1991 VT Yamaha Virago Cruiser 2 1991 T3 Volkswagen Caravelle Van 4 1991 EB Ford Fairmont Ghia Sedan 8 1992 T300 Triumph Trophy 1200 Sports Tourer 4 1993 T400 Triumph Tiger 900 Dual Sport 3 1993 T300 Triumph Trident 900 Roadster 3 1993 XG Ford Falcon Longreach GLi Ute 6 1993 EB Ford Falcon GLi Wagon 6 1995 Land Rover Discovery V8i 4WD 8 1995 XG Ford Falcon Longreach Outback Ute 6 1996 VS Holden Commodore Acclaim Sedan 6 1997 T300 Triumph Trophy 900 Sports Tourer 3 1997 EL Ford Falcon Futura Wagon 6 1998 Daewoo Nubira X Wagon 4 1998 Toyota RAV4 Wagon 4 1999 AU Ford Falcon Futura Wagon 6 1999 AU Ford Falcon Forte Sedan 6 2001 ZRX Kawaski ZRX1200R Roadster 4 2001 XJR Yamaha XJR1300SP Roadster 4 2003 Kawaski ZZR1200 Sports Tourer 4 2006 RA Holden Rodeo DX Crew Cab 4 2009 GSF Suzuki GSF1250A Bandit Roadster 4 2006 BF Mk2 Ford Futura Sedan 6 2010 FG Ford Falcon Ute 6 I have previously been on Xfalcon but always had trouble longing on so moved back here. I chose Flo because 1. it is a Falcon, 2. it is a ute, and 3. I just love what it was designed to do. I am in the process of moving and hope to start working of Flo in the near future.
  5. Ok..I know pretty much what I see on youtube and research off google. Basically, not much. I was given an XH ute for free by a mate. Its motor was cooked. Other than some rust, needing tyres and a few bangs here and there it seemed like a good option. $2200 later and I am still shaking my head. Replaced motor with what was told to be out of an EL. Work was done on the cheap by local mechanic as I am a pensioner. The 1st time I got the car back it ran rough. Was told it's probably leads Took it to a friend and he said the hose was off the manifold vac, It ran much quieter and smoother. After a few days, it would start shuddering as i slowed down to approach lights etc and mostly end up stalling. It would start straight away but next time i slowed, it would happen again. I replaced the MAP, Air sensor on the TB, TPS, new plugs, changed out leads and dizzy cap. The only bad thing that has happened is the radiator coolant went through the gearbox. Looked like a McDonalds strawberry thickshake. It has had the filter and gasket replaced and as i was told i couldn't manually feed and flush the box through the lines, has been dumped 3 times. Fluid looks more cherry red now but when the gearbox gets warm (around a 60km drive at 110) its like i get thrown into a limp mode when i reduce speed, it begins to shudder, lose accelleration. I have to reduce speed slowly and deal with shudders and shits until i get back up to 2K rpm or around the 110 kph mark. It's almost like it also doesn't disengage the overdrive when its warm if that makes sense. My apollogies for my lack of knowledge but I am definitely trying. Cold starts are turn key for about a minute, rough firing cough splutter when it tries to fire. Sounds like some kind of compression, couldn't say where from as I don't have anyone to start it for me. Was also suggested dizzy may be out 10 degrees? I am hoping the box just may be a little low and when hot, wont change etc. When I can get a 16mm socket, i'll check. I will check back periodically for any info/help or suggestions and to update anything I have forgooten or fixed. Thanks for your time.
  6. Hey all, Just purchased a 98 XH2 panelvan with cruise-control (has standard-issue EL steering wheel with the usual buttons). It worked a grand total of twice while I was freeway driving late at night just after I bought it (typical)......now, it just doesn't seem to be engaging. I hit the cruise "On" button and the light in the display comes on.....but hitting or holding "Set +" or even "Set -" doesn't engage it any more. Haven't really done anything before or since to warrant its refusal to engage, but this is my first car I've owned with cruise control so I'm at a loss as how to troubleshoot it! I wasn't sure if it mattered, so I tried engaging it while on LPG then again on petrol, in Economy mode and then in Power.....still nothing. I know it's worked before, so what's the best way to find out how to fix it? Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Cheers!
  7. Jonathan Mark Davidson

    doors doors and doors their not all the same

    ok in this thread im going to try and clear alot of confusion between the different doors i'm going to start with confusion between xg/h doors and Xd/e/f doors (I know d to f theirs differences) At the front end of the door apart from the hardware used and a rebuildable hinge their the same. At the back is where the difference starts. I'll start with the lock mechanism in xd/f it's external on the door and the catch is almost a flat plate and the catch a xg/h it's internal e series type and the catch is a round bar and its catch Ok now it comes to the door handles xg/h door handles and most aftermarket handles will fit a xd/e/f but not the other way around Hears a pic of a genuine Xh handle from the inside Hears a d/e/f handle from the inside Now you can mix and match but it takes a bit of nounce. xd/e/f doors are a common conversion on g/h but you have to weld the holes up on a def catch and 're drill to suit the xg/h body Door handles can be swapped the reverse way by drilling a hole if you have enough metal or drilling of the pivot mechanism and fitting your g/h pivot mechanism and 're securing it with a self tapping screw or a bolt. that concludes this section as i grab some more doors out of my parts rack i'll update the differences between xg and xh doors also the differences between the xd/e and xf doors
  8. The Kelvinator

    Panel Van Tailgates and Barn Doors

    Ok so Id thought Id start a thread for those of us who are panno mad. What does your van have? My XF has barns and my XD has tailgates. Im trying to figure out a way to have a handle on the inside of the upper tailgate so it makes it easier for camping. Anyone got any ideas? share the things you have done or want to do! Keep on vannin!
  9. Hey guys! Got an issue with the door locks on the pano! When ever I unlock the doors, when I open it, the locks try and lock again flat out until my backside is in the car and I've shut the door behind me! Anyone had similar issues they can shed some light on why its happening?
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