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Hendrixhc's long term (Ok yes it is a) Ute Project Thread!

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So for those who have seen in the Completely of topic thread i did something really clever and bought a Ute.

 

Why?

 

Dont really know - kind have always wanted one, dont really need one but cant hurt to have one right?

 

So heres some pictures of the Ute as advertised.

 

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Dont have any plans for it.

 

Well yes i have a few.

 

First thing to go will be the crappy interceptors. I have a few sets of rims to choose from but will likely go with the 17" Speedys compliments of Lucy Lu. Cost $0 + 1 hours work.

 

Second thing is to  go over the bay and check a few things - power steering belt slipping, bit of rust to look at, and a damn good scrub up - very dirty.

 

Why did i choose this old girl?

 

Body is pretty tidy - has been resprayed by the previous owner - not always a good thing i know but looks tidy. Tray has very little dents and not really any rust- underside look fairly straight plus i have always wanted to learn a bit more about EFI so what better way to learn.

 

Ill chuck up some more pics Saturday when i pick her up!

 

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It didn't. That's an XH one and he should of removed the reflectors but didn't because there are holes there.

 

Everyone needs a ute and once youve had one you won't go back. So handy.

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yeah was going to say same about once you have a ute you'll always have one...(a van comes close..)

be interesting to see how you find working on the ohc in Xseries, at least you have patience for detailing things.. might mean patience for undoing things in shit spots

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Oh yeah e series are a right fucking cunt for anything on the inlet.

 

Starter that's a cunt

Hoses a fucking cunt to get at

Coil it's there but got to be a contortionist with fingers to get at the cunt

Oil sender, that's probably the easiest but it's shaped like a prolapsed bowel.

Leads oh they're a fucking shit cunt

It's got a tfi that's just a cunt with heat paste as lube.

Vacuum hoses oh fuck me they're a cunt too.

 

But they're easy to turbo. And it's a decent manifold. That's why I got one n my crossy, just to impress my neighbors with how much I say cunt.

 

 

Otherwise I like it - will look good with wheels ;). But do the cam.and play with a ti performance chip. They're fun.

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Hey Hendrix =] ,

Nice score. If ya don't want those stockies and caps post em to me. Hahaha.

 

XG is a good ute.

That a tradesman pac or GLi?

Fuel injection/ electronic ignition on these are great for learning on.

I never worked on an efi car before my ute.

Even stock you be suprised how much get up and go these babies have for 200hp......at the motor. Lol.

 

Enjoy mate.

Any probs hit me up.

 

Jack.

 

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yeah was going to say same about once you have a ute you'll always have one...(a van comes close..)

be interesting to see how you find working on the ohc in Xseries, at least you have patience for detailing things.. might mean patience for undoing things in shit spots

 

Yeah  have some serious detailing in the engine bay to do. Im think of a satin black theme!

 

Oh yeah e series are a right fucking cunt for anything on the inlet.

 

Starter that's a cunt

Hoses a fucking cunt to get at

Coil it's there but got to be a contortionist with fingers to get at the cunt

Oil sender, that's probably the easiest but it's shaped like a prolapsed bowel.

Leads oh they're a fucking shit cunt

It's got a tfi that's just a cunt with heat paste as lube.

Vacuum hoses oh fuck me they're a cunt too.

 

But they're easy to turbo. And it's a decent manifold. That's why I got one n my crossy, just to impress my neighbors with how much I say cunt.

 

 

Otherwise I like it - will look good with wheels ;). But do the cam.and play with a ti performance chip. They're fun.

 

Getting the opinion they could be a cunt to work on.

 

Another rego, strewth!!!

 

Eh its only money!

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Hey Hendrix =] ,

Nice score. If ya don't want those stockies and caps post em to me. Hahaha.

 

XG is a good ute.

That a tradesman pac or GLi?

Fuel injection/ electronic ignition on these are great for learning on.

I never worked on an efi car before my ute.

Even stock you be suprised how much get up and go these babies have for 200hp......at the motor. Lol.

 

Enjoy mate.

Any probs hit me up.

 

Jack.

 

Sent from my GT-S7583T using Tapatalk

 

Thanks Jack. Pretty sure those intercraptors are spoken for already!

 

You should work on this as much as you've worked on the XR8.

 

But then i wouldnt get anything done on it.  :wacko:

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So a few more pics of some of the bad bits on the old girl.

 

Some rust to take care of.

 

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And what a sight, this bloody engine bay.

 

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Am i right in assuming that rocker cover comes off just by those 4 bolts in the centre?

 

What colour should it be?

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Yep, that's all that holds the SOHC covers down. Probably why they seep around the rocker cover.

 

Shouldn't be a colour.

Should be polished...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER THE XE IS FINISHED!

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thats another thing that annoyed me.. i bought a new rocker cover gasket for mine and it seemed too short(circumference) i ended up super gluing it to the rocker cover in some key spots to get it to stay put for refit.

 

i mangled an air box base and attached a stock lid over my pod filter.. looks stock, hecktic pod filter still there for LPgas backfires(self cleaning)

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Go grab an late ed or el rocker for it.  The one piece seal is fuck loads better than those half moon cunt things.  They use those same seals on the Kursk, and thats at the bottom of the ocean now.

 

I had and eb for ages, and my brother has an xg, so I feel qualified making these outlandish statements.

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