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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:22 pm 
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To my suprise while I've been changing my leaf springs I have found that Ford have continued using UNF on the EF and possibly onwards. The threads and nuts on the shackles are 3/8 UNF and the U-bolts and nuts are 7/16 UNF! Youd think they would have changed these and kept the entire car metric...!?!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:06 pm 
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big deal!

or the threads/nuts are soo close to a metric size u cant tell?

and ppl call me a postwhore

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:06 pm 
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theres a lot of diff between unf and metric

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:01 pm 
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the 5ltrs have a totally imperial engine, and they were run till the AU's, so go figure. Imperial is better anyway, easier to read bolts and sizes, and none of this 4 different thread pitches for every size of bolt, unlike the s**t metric system. Ive got a heap of bolts and nuts from playing around with dirt/road bikes and the odd jap cars, and most of the time, I cant source a metric bolt out of these to fit a falcon.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:08 pm 
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Jaysen wrote:
the 5ltrs have a totally imperial engine, and they were run till the AU's, so go figure.


The windsor is an American engine isn't which would be why?

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:41 pm 
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Jaysen wrote:
the 5ltrs have a totally imperial engine,


Just what i was gonna say. Working on my EF - most (if not all) of the interior, chassis, suspension, body etc is metric.

Pop the bonnet and the electrical, cooling etc all metric.

But as soon as you get to items which are bolted onto the engine itself... bugger off inside and grab the "standard" socket set.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:47 am 
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I like that.... "STANDARD"

Sorry what was that Mitch??? Imperial is better, hmmm thought you said so... :roll:

 

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never knew that about the 5.0

ohh well will remeber that 1

 

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