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 Post subject: Probs fitting Mal Woods underdash hydraulics to AU Falcon.
Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:50 pm 
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Hi All,

I am fitting a Mal Woods underdash conversion to my T3 TS50:
https://malwoodauto.com.au/product/ford ... -assembly/

Has anyone fitted one of these to an AU? (These originally use a cable clutch).

I have a few problems: neither the rubber hose for the reservoir nor the braided line for the slave cylinder fit thru the firewall hole used by the original cable. Only option I can see is enlarge the old cable hole for one of them, plus make a new hole for the other ... which seems like a bad idea.

There does seem to be a spot intended to be a hole, next to the steering column shaft. See pic attached. Is it safe to drill through this? The kit comes with 2 grommets that seem like they are intended for this purpose.

Other issue is mounting the reservoir. I thought I had solved this by fitting the supplied bracket in place of the alarm siren ... but then found it sits too high, does not clear the bonnet.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: Probs fitting Mal Woods underdash hydraulics to AU Falcon.
Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:21 pm 
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Solutions to my problems:

1. Went through the firewall as indicated by red X next to steering column in previous photo. Hole is large enough so both the rubber hose and braided line fit. Comes out a bit too close to exhaust, but some heat shielding will solve that.
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2. Mal Wood sent a second bracket to try, that fits on the other side of the brake booster. It also does not work however because of the cruise control module. I made a suggestion of another location and Mal made another bracket, and sent along with a hose extension. Now its all good :-)
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Bonnet clearance here would be an issue with the sound proofing lining the bonnet underside, but I removed that a while back, so it fits fine. As far the the look goes it is not ideal, but will do for now.

Note: Mal Woods did not charge for the brackets, nor for postage from QLD to VIC. Thanks Mal!
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