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Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:39 pm 
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Oh dear....
the thread police as I hijack the topic with building projects.
LMAO

As for the roof racks, Mine are mounted with rivets on my daily wagon, ROLA rack rails which have carried big loads and dented the roof a bit.

The fairmont had those 6mm alloy nutserts fitted which are very good gismo's.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:10 am 
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Some crap about dogs, laughing a*** off and general chit chat that should be banned...

s**t, BENJIE (for he is god to budget boxes) even has photos of his bloody 2K9's. Well, that's setting the bar. And it's setting it high. There is my daughter, Aleah, and the annoying cat Duster here... Maybe there should be a new forum added for kids and pets? That way NO ONE will ever get to see either. Simple really - I promise you I am not going to go looking in the KIDS and PETS forum. Are you?!!!!


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Roofracks...

Those roofrack gizmos suck. You obviously don't get rain, sea water or salt spray. The water gets under the do-dacky and gets around the edges of the steel panel roof and sites against the gizzmo before the roof rusts enough around the gizzmo to allow the water into your interior - which then runs down into sill and wheel arches. If you put, say a load of 3m x 1.2 ply wood on top. Let's say three or four sheets. The front has to be held down a little as wind flap will have it smashing into your roof leaving dents - mine has these dents. If you do the ratchet or strop up too tightly over the load, you will pull the roof rack straight out of the roof. I, too, have had masses on the things, I just strongly suggest going around the pillar rather than relying simply on roofrack.



Hmmm- About to plug phone in and see if it has any usuable photos of what happened yesterday.

Drove about 120 km and average of 87.8 for fuel use of 10.8L / 100km. Did an average of just about 9.4 on the way back this morning with no load and no mountain bikes strapped all over the shop.

Not without it's difficulties... Due to NEW fordmods setup, please RIGHT CLICK on the image and go "view image" in order to see it....
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But it is now in... Thankfully the battery drill (BOSCH ROCK) hung in there long enough to use the side of a drill bit to elongate the 4mm holes. As drill would not fit into the pedal box even with brake pedal removed I had to drill on angles unfitting to any sensible drill owner. Because I made the plates out of 6mm steel it took a fair bit of effort (and a few worried knuckles) to make the holes a few mm larger to accomodate the bolts. All done, and totally stoked. This is by far the best solution to this issue I've seen (if I do say so myself!)

Stronger than a bought one, I promise you.


Very very very happy with the way the FIREWALL STRENGTHENER and the FIENDWOOD PIN worked out. If only I could get that front input bearing retainer shaft sorted out!

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:01 am 
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =197784133 - yay, someone bought it.... Poor old thing..... Exciting times... It's suspension bits are being put into a stock car. Well I never. Maybe this guy could give me a nudge in the right direction with work on Futurlane! Yay... . Sounds like he's a Ford dude, running an ESCORT in stock saloon class and now going the Fairmont route. Yay for him.

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Scott Jones Escort 11w up against Gaskins Falcon in Wellington Street Stock Saloon champs. http://saturdaynitefever.co.nz/champs08/champs.html

Scott just bought my Fairmont EF 1995 for $10NZ, whilst Richard Gaskin supplies clutch cables for $150 inclusive. Pity I'm such a broke a***, as I just got one through an internet dealer for $90 instead. Sorry Gaskin.... Guess that's why you guys can't be bothered helping me with my car, fair enough...

Now if only that stockcar driver CLIVE from Miro Street motors would get around to sorting out that bloody Fairmont stationwagon I donated to him........

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:24 am 
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Fiend nice work. it shud work well, at least no dash removal.

Im gonna try something differant soon as my t5 conversion is getting closer.

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:44 am 
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What are you going to do yourself Joshie pal?

The Mal Wood system uses a nut that tightens up the whole thing (and puts pressure on the clutch pedal pivots in so doing) and I have seen people use threaded rod with three or four nuts along it.

My way, with it's larger steel plates, is designed to stop the pin wobbling. I have tried wobbling the pedal now it is all in, and the only bit that allows wobble is actually the pedal box flexing along its whole length! Even this is not ideal, but it just goes to show how weak those things are, and how careful you should be with putting something strong in there.

Timmeh or Freankieh or someone else seriously inclined welded a pin to the brake pin... That would work beauty if you wanted to go that route. I decided against it as I was worried about my ability to weld inside the car in that area and thus I came up with the Mal Wood inspired FIENDWOOD pin.

90% of what I needed for FIENDWOOD is straight out of donor automatic pedal box. The pin for clutch is simply the brake pin with the large end cut off. The plastic bushes and retaining clips and everything are all stolen from the same place.

Like you say, there is more than one way to skin a cat, kill a rooster or knock oneself out...

If you wanted to do any of those three things then it's worth knowing there are other ways of doing them. Definitely.


Okay - off to do stuff. Maybe take three of those EF Mont mags off the sedan and replace them with the crap steelies I swapped some window switches for.

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:56 am 
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Yeah im not dissing your fiendwood pin fiend, im just not a fan of getting under the dash to do anything lol.

My idea still requires removal of the dash to install the pedal box, but at the same time i will be installing my stainless steel firewall strengthener.

I dont like self tapping screws as sometimes they dont go the way you want, for example you may drill a hole to big witch is easy when drilling into sheet metal, witch as a result your self tapper will not bite in and give no strength (note that all drill bits drill oversize unless being used on a presision machine like a mill, and depending on how your drill sharpening skills are).

So while the dash is out im going to bolt the plate to the firewall with Stainless socket head cap screws with penny washes (like a 20c piece with a small hole in the centre) on the inside of the firewall for plenty of strength, and nylock nuts so they dont come undone.

As for the pedal box rather than weld another break pin to the break pin like in snaps doco (witch does not line up and requires filling a gap up with weld, and could be remidied by welding a plate across the 2) im going to machine up a new clutch shaft on the lathe and then put a 90 degree bend in it as it passes through to the inside of the pedal box with enough length to reach the back wall of the box and weld it there.

I am confident that will take the load and will not require a plate welded on the side of the pedalbox. I could be wrong i may ad a plate there anyway to be sure.

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:12 am 
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Mate --- Now that is a good effort. It's getting a little close to being "over engineered", but who am I to talk on that front?!!! ;)

Good idea really - as long as you've got the bits and bobs to do it! You could actually use the thin end from a brake pedal pivot pin and weld your idea to that rather than start at the lathe. All good. Just wish Ford had built the left side of those pedal boxes a bit heavier!!



And now, I really am off to do some stuff.


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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:38 am 
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On topip sorta, ( altho i love reading the tangents when i get a chance! ) you guys will find that cyl 6 is probably the hottest due to coolant flow & position in engine bay.

If that cyl wasn't firing the injector properly, i wonder what effect that would have on the temp, cyl 6 would just be an air compressor. It sure would make the motor run rough as fiend has found...

As for the peddle box, some 3mm flat bar steel will help give it the strength you require. ;-)

My turbo torana doesn't run yet, but maybe later this year i'll get the time to assemble the engine & kick it over. Still getting bits required. All major bits i now have, just need things like a clutch kit, get flywheel machined, mounts for eng & box, re-routed wiring and so on. 8-)

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:14 pm 
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fiend wrote:
Mate --- Now that is a good effort. It's getting a little close to being "over engineered", but who am I to talk on that front?!!! ;)

Good idea really - as long as you've got the bits and bobs to do it! You could actually use the thin end from a brake pedal pivot pin and weld your idea to that rather than start at the lathe. All good. Just wish Ford had built the left side of those pedal boxes a bit heavier!!



And now, I really am off to do some stuff.


Toodlie pippidy...


Yes you would think after building the ea ford would have redesigned the pedal box but they are more interested in making money on spare parts i would say.

I will be buying my t5 conversion parts in the next week or so and will be starting off with the pedal box.

Ill keep you posted in my thread found here

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=73383

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:05 am 
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Hey Fiend

Nice work with the Pedal box.

Mate, don't forget to shorten the Auto Brake Pedal. I wouldn't want you accidentally stepping on the brake instead of the clutch.

A grinder should do the job nicely LOL

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Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:27 am 
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BENJOY wrote:
Chop the pedal off so you don't kill the tailgater behind you
Yeah man, no worries on that front. Am well empowered with tools and enthusiasm (at moments...)!

Turboana wrote:
Sixth cylinder is a lame duck...
Not sure why replacing the computer fixed it and still think it is running a little on lean side (but no real check to back up this assumption).

Maybe the injector is s**t and therefore the computer got tired of running it and fried itself? I don't know. I know that I didn't change the leads to the injector, or change the injector - I just changed the engine management unit to a 4DCD and away it went. It doesn't miss or cough or splutter at all now that I've used three or four bottles of injector cleaner over 5,000km. (Have since done another 10,000 or so without the problem resurfacing so the injector is still there - but will be replaced once I get myself sorted on a few other fronts...)

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:26 pm 
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Fiend,

It could be something to do with the injector driver circuit in the ECU then! I'm not sure how the EEC implements it, but on the Megasquirt i'm building there is a number of way's to do it, and you could get a driver to fry & still have the rest of the injectors working ok, leading to issues.

Glad the new ECU fixed it. I wonder why the driver for the injector fried?

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:03 pm 
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All I can think of is that the injector is half screwed and was requiring a lot of juice to run and the E UNIT just died on that particular circuit. Don't know enough about it all to prove that one way or the other.

What I do know is that the gearbox input shaft is coming up nicely (thanks to Rick for his idea of weird metal stuff and jamming a sleeve of new alloy over the whole thing) and that a couple of thin shims and the rollers I need to get the input shaft of this old T5 to be just like new have been sent from the states. Awesome, just waiting for that package to arrive and then will attempt to put gearbox fully back together and do some stuff with a clutch cable...

Oh yeah, got a brand new clutch cable made by an Aussie outfit... Here's a copy of their email (used without their consent by the way)...

Good morning,

The (EF or EL -longer than EA-ED) clutch cable will cost $64.57 AUD and we have them available in
stock.

Kind Regards,
Kelly the Ex Kiwi hottie


They may be open to doing a group buy thing, and also have the slightly shorter version available (as per standard EA, EB, ED) so if you want one, leave a message and we'll see if we can sort it.

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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:20 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:49 pm 
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Haha oresome...

 

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