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 Post subject: Dumb Wrecker!!!!
Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:47 pm 
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FYI Guys dont go to a certain wrecker in sunshine, melb- on Sunshine ave. (pm me for more details)- i don't want to be charged for public defamation!! *LOL*

I asked the "Igor- ish guy at the desk (They specialize in Late ford) If he had a set of gt40ps for sale in good nick....his reply was nah mate cant get em- ford only put them on the t-series au 5.6, and they are alloy.....naturally I commenced to tell him where he'd gone wrong, icluding the liitle fact that the 40p's are also iron ....but oh no..trying to tell him of their factory fitment in ALL AU SERIES V8's he and a more goofier guy just stood there and nodded enthusiastically to each other about 40p's only being available on the stroked 5.6 T- series..hmmmmm
mate what about an explorer upper??? "Yeah" no worrys he says....and comes back with a dirty old dented HO!

My reaction? I walked out.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:00 pm 
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Classic.
Sounds like a case of "when specialists know s**t attack."

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:14 pm 
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the customers always right (unless there a rude f**k)

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:58 pm 
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so why didn't you ask him if he had any AU V8 heads at all?
you'd probaly have gotten them cheap as he doesn't know what he's selling

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:05 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
so why didn't you ask him if he had any AU V8 heads at all?
you'd probaly have gotten them cheap as he doesn't know what he's selling

now thats a good point, I wasn't thinking strsaight I was on my way for work...oh well.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:17 pm 
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where they busy,one arm up each end?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:31 pm 
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hehee, I actually know one of those guys fairly well....and hes not a bad guy but fairly new to the game...hes on this forum occasionally....dont think ill name him but

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:19 pm 
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Ring Up Yella Terra.

They do Brand New GT40P's complete with valves, springs and retainers, assembled for $650 gst inclusive.

For another 500 you'll 1.72 roller rockers in the mix.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:05 pm 
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schnoods wrote:
Ring Up Yella Terra.

They do Brand New GT40P's complete with valves, springs and retainers, assembled for $650 gst inclusive.

For another 500 you'll 1.72 roller rockers in the mix.


Yeah I know, I'm more lookin for a cheapie!!! Im a tight a**!! *lol*
Nah just dont have extra at the mo- lookin for like $300-$400ish

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:23 pm 
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raff-26 wrote:
schnoods wrote:
Ring Up Yella Terra.

They do Brand New GT40P's complete with valves, springs and retainers, assembled for $650 gst inclusive.

For another 500 you'll 1.72 roller rockers in the mix.


Yeah I know, I'm more lookin for a cheapie!!! Im a tight a**!! *lol*
Nah just dont have extra at the mo- lookin for like $300-$400ish
give them 350 for a set of au 2 heads,then recondition them,another 400 plus parts

 

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"im looking for a cheapie"...........famous last words...

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:36 pm 
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gogetta wrote:
"im looking for a cheapie"...........famous last words...


Ok so, you can get a set of 40p's for $500 at wrecker "A", WHO KNOWS whats us types buy these things for.

OR

u can go to wrecker "B" WHO classifys all falcons as taxis, and will give em too ya for $200- both same cond....

what would you do go-getta?

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:41 pm 
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im just echoing what hans was saying

2 things can happen

1 - you buy them for cheap 300-400 fit them and they are reliable

2 - you buy them fit them, they run ok then stuff up a month or two down the track....then your up for reco and new gaskits...which will cost more than buying brand new ones in the first place...

$650 for new ones is damn good (if thats a pair not each)

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:34 am 
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gogetta wrote:
im just echoing what hans was saying

2 things can happen

1 - you buy them for cheap 300-400 fit them and they are reliable

2 - you buy them fit them, they run ok then stuff up a month or two down the track....then your up for reco and new gaskits...which will cost more than buying brand new ones in the first place...

$650 for new ones is damn good (if thats a pair not each)


Thats a pair, though you wont need to reco the heads, Cast heads are very rigid.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:39 am 
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raff-26 wrote:
gogetta wrote:
"im looking for a cheapie"...........famous last words...


Ok so, you can get a set of 40p's for $500 at wrecker "A", WHO KNOWS whats us types buy these things for.

OR

u can go to wrecker "B" WHO classifys all falcons as taxis, and will give em too ya for $200- both same cond....

what would you do go-getta?
how many ks have the heads done,are the valve guides worn and going to suck oil,the oil seals ok or shot and the best-valve seats ok.are you going to strip them and check,lap valves and seats,replace oil seals and check spring pressures,so the heads are almost as new.weak springs the car wont rev----only 1,any more is a nightmare.skim the faces and crack test,do you plan to port or port match.dont forget as gogetter said ,labour and gaskets.plan it well as it may BITE. my heads have 305k on them,i plan to use new heads and reco the old ones,my mates workshop,to do them costs more than 400 and i have new valves to fit,cost 260-4 years ago,last of the run. do your maths,nuff said

 

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