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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:59 am 
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geeze your back is pretty bad. im pretty much the same after a workplace injury about 3-4 years ago and im in constant pain but i can atleast go on long drives... still doesnt stop me working on cars.

i would love to hear these hotdog equiped cars in real life... sound clips dont do then justice...

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:11 am 
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Thanks BenJ.....now you know why I like to take long drives down to Sydney on Friday nights :wink:
and yes Huggie, your right there mate, I have taken a couple of quick vid's of the lane under load, but it just sounds s**t house when I play it back....so I haven't posted them up....But Dave (MRE-50L) has now heard the old girl under load :P we had a bit of fun on Friday night on my way home to Newie :wink:
And because your back is pretty stuffed Banarcus, how about I come for a trip to Kurri to see you mate, PM me your address and we'll go from there :D
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Oh and bugger about the GT front bar....didn't know you were selling it :( Oh well, better pay more attention next time :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:13 pm 
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Cheers, huggie. The back is getting better, it's just I can't go on long trips for a while. I can still do other stuff but it's the sitting down in certain chairs, seats etc that make it ache.. It will not stop me from doing more good things to either of my Falcons.

I'll give you a call Mick. I need to hear your windsor before I go and build something that I wont like..

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:31 pm 
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Was good chattin with ya today mate! Look forward to catching up next week :)
Oh, and I finally got that friggen shifter nut back on, but only after I totally lost it and punched the s**t out of the dash, has a little dint in the dash now to remind me to never remove the shifter stalk again! :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:43 pm 
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oh i have one of those dents.. but mines in the front 1/4 of the EB from yesterday when the shock wouldnt go in

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:08 pm 
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Mick and I had some play time today. I got to hear his very unique system and it sounds good!! His Fairlane is a danger to its driver by causing sleepiness due to the extreme comfort of the two single seat recliners up front!!

For what it is worth, this is what a 2.5" Redback with one megaflow muffler sounds like on a windsor with pacies, headwork, compression and cam etc running on LPG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujNe78iaSC4

I'm still undecided on exhaust after today. I may even go down the hotdog path yet. I'll focus on tuning the engine first I think.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:50 pm 
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hahaha single spinner :P sounds good tho

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:09 pm 
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haha! Yes, was good to finally catch up and see the banarcus beast. Next time i'll do a better job on the video work :P
Have to admit, I love my new leather seats, they are very comfy :lol:
But we'll have to do this again after you've had your tune and I piss that crappy 3:27 diff off and do my other little mods I have planned. I finally realised today how much of a pig mine is off the line campared to the T5 launch. Will have to post mine up as motivation to get the old girl launching better :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Hey mate how did you lengthen the input shaft when you fitted the 6 cylinder T5? What other mods did you have to make?
I ask because Im thinking of heading down the same path when I put my V8 in.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:39 pm 
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Hey mate how did you lengthen the input shaft when you fitted the 6 cylinder T5? What other mods did you have to make?
I ask because Im thinking of heading down the same path when I put my V8 in.


This all happened over 4 years ago so I'll try to remember.

The 6cyl input shaft was lengthened about 30 or so millimetres. This meant that I needed to use a V8 spec steel sleeve that the thrust bearing slides along. You cannot use the 6cyl sleeve unless you machine the alloy down and press in a longer steel sleeve to the length of the longer input shaft. My input shaft was heat treated also. I don't know what method the boys used to cut and shut the shaft, could've used any I guess but one thing is for sure, this gearbox has lasted 4 years and I've towed some decent weight behind it. I DON'T drop the clutch all the time and I DON'T chirp the tyres changing into 2nd gear all the time either. There are guys here that will kill a standard spec V8 T5 in five minutes.

BTW I used a Dellows alloy bellhousing and steel flywheel. Everything else is factory ie, clutch fork, spigot and thrust bearings etc.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:44 pm 
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Oh yes an update: I'm still waiting for the J3 chip so I can begin to play with the tune to get the wagon running better. The poor idle quality is killing me with the high temperatures we're getting here lately. Waiting for the new stock so I'll keep this thread updated with my tuning exploits.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Nice wagon. Engine sounded good on a previous page I thought.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:27 pm 
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End of an era, the manual era that is. I swapped my T5 box and stuff for a BTR. Brought the BTR back home yesterday and started giving it a clean today. I also have to reverse my custom TCU wiring so that meant that the dash had to come out.

I have a quick question to anyone here who has removed and refitted a BTR before whether it be a 6cyl or V8. When I put the BTR against the engine block and tightened the bellhousing to the engine, I couldn't turn the crank by hand so that I could bolt the torque convertor to the flexplate. I ended up loosening the bellhousing a bit so that I could rotate the crank. Weird??? Any help here folks??

Anyhow, here are some pics:

OLD T5 manual:
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EB manual pedal box and EL auto pedal box. A quick question here too. Where does the bracket for the brake switch go on the EL pedal box. I'm lost here??
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Butchered interior:
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BTR cleaned and ready to fit:
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Here is an experiment with the numberplate lights, LED on the right and stock on the left:
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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:31 pm 
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:shock: Holy Crap Batman :shock:
What brought on the change back to Auto??? Did you get bored with changing gears :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:33 pm 
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The clutch was getting heavy for my poor wife's arthritis knees. I decided to convert it back so that she can drive it and plus the auto will be better for towing.

 

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