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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:18 pm 
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hey all.

looks like my au has a crackd firewall and pedal box. really starting to become annoying so time to get it fixed. do you guys know anywhere in melbourne that can weld it all up etc? im desperate.

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Is it an AU 1 or 2/3???? The AU 2/3's have a laminated firewall with a type of urethane insulation inbetween the steel sheets. Very hard to weld.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:15 pm 
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sorry to steer the topic slightly, but CJH, do the II and IIIs have as many firewall issues as the e series with that design?

I havent heard of that before

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:54 pm 
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i've heard that nearly all the series have had some type of firewall problem. especially with the cable clutch. i think once a heavy duty clutch has been put in the extra pressure, plus flimsy bit of metal called a firewall has no chance and just gives way.

i was hoping i could just find someone where i can drop it off, fix it all up and drive away. it looks like to much of a hassle to do myself.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:51 pm 
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you will find most cars with a manual clutch system (not hydrolic) there are issues with firewall versitility (unless is it a superior design) the thing is only know with the BA etc they have put in a hydro system, ford f**k up really with have the EA to AU manual clutch setup ya think they would of found out that the firewalls crack etc etc

i am sure ring around to various places and that even ya local ford dealer and see what they say,,, it is common problem (well a fordmods one any way) there would have to be some one

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:59 pm 
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mine did it, just got a piece of metal, small hole for the cable to fit through but not the bolt, up agasint the firewall, works beautifully

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:22 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
you will find most cars with a manual clutch system (not hydrolic) there are issues with firewall versitility (unless is it a superior design) the thing is only know with the BA etc they have put in a hydro system, ford f**k up really with have the EA to AU manual clutch setup ya think they would of found out that the firewalls crack etc etc

i am sure ring around to various places and that even ya local ford dealer and see what they say,,, it is common problem (well a fordmods one any way) there would have to be some one


lol funny you should mention ford. Thats the first place I took it and I got a quote on how much it would cost. This is what they came back with.

Clutch Kit
Clutch Cable
Clutch Pedal Box Assembly
Flywheel Machine
Cluth fork Bush
Firewall to be Welded Both Sides
Dash Needs to be Removed
Brake Master Cylinder, Booster, Firewall Insulation and ENGINE require to be removed to Repair Firewall
Parts Cost @1209.90
Labour @ 15.5 Hours $1670.90
Welding and Reinforcement Repair $250.00
Tow Truck Transport from Panel Shop $240.00

For a Total cost of 3370.80.

I dont want to sounds arrogant, but seriosuly how dumb do they think some of us are?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:39 pm 
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I have repaired firewalls before, and I didn't remove the engine. The whole dash assembly, yes, booster, yes.
Most of the time, the problem is caused by a clutch cable that hasn't been adjusted properly, or there was a prob with the clutch.
My 88 EA has never had the firewall fixed, or pedal box repaired or replaced. It has a HD clutch, been in it for about 2yrs or more now, haven't had a prob.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:58 pm 
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Any mechanic should be able to do it
Pretty common problem that they come up against

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:31 pm 
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The X-Series didnt have this problem did they - and they had a manual cable clutch using a bolt-on point. Is this a good way to pre-modify an E-Series before they die perhaps?

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:50 pm 
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or you could make a 3mm plate that goes over the firewall with a pipe welded to it..

this is one i made for the e series..

 

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 pm 
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I get that - was just thinking that the XD/E stuff should be easy to find these days, and it would bolt/screw straight on.
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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Troyman, reckon you could fabricate a load of those and do a FM group buy? :D

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:24 pm 
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s-tranzor wrote:
Troyman, reckon you could fabricate a load of those and do a FM group buy? :D


umm i might be able to make a few??
it depends on how much spare time i get lol.

i have made a doco on how to make it but i havent submitted it yet..
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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:37 pm 
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If you ever wanted to id be defo up for it. Got a HD Mal Wood clutch on my 347 so naturally im worried about pedalbox.

 

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