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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, wondering about diffs...soon to be vct
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:34 pm 
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And to top it off I went to fill up today and now the elec fuel cap opener doesn't work... need to use the cable in the boot.

This is getting beyond a joke.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, wondering about diffs...soon to be vct
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:48 pm 
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i went up to the high country over the last few days. the chain hire place said no need for chains a** didnt expect snow on the road there...i still asked but they told me to now waste my money. sure no snow on the way over.....spend a few nights there.....p****d down rain the whole time we were there....sure enough coming home an at 1300m an no chains....a bit a snow drift action.

lots of understeer and wheelspin. got thru it without getting bogged.

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, wondering about diffs...soon to be vct
Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:03 pm 
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selling 20's and the vct conversion...look into the for sale section if interested.

need money for my panelvan project.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, selling some good stuff
Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:20 pm 
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the question is where is the pano's build thread???
love the pano's :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, selling some good stuff
Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:30 am 
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It's a holden panelvan so don't think its gonna get good feed back on this site.

But for those who are interested its an 83 wb with hx stato front and a warm 253 and 4 speed, 3.55 diff.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, selling some good stuff
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:02 pm 
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i have a odd thing happen lately. some bumps i hit the drivers front mud flap hits the ground, it never used to do this untill about 3 weeks ago, car has ultra lows up front for the last year.

could this be a shock absorber? there std ford and done over 230,000

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Push up and down on it. Compare it to the other side.
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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:02 pm 
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just tried that and seemed similar but the drivers side seemed to hiss slightly, also shock has some dirt and crap stuck around the top, oil leak i guess

i only have about 30mm from the top of the shock till the bump stop.

thinking i need new shocks and shall get lower ones.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, selling some good stuff
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:21 pm 
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car has ultra lows up front for the last year.could this be a shock absorber? there std ford and done over 230,000
Pretty likely they're shagged after that mileage. I'd say there's not a lot of gas pressure left in them, so once they get up to normal temperature, they'll be slack spots, etc due to the damping oil 'cavitating'.
Std Ford ones are Monroe's IIRC - correct me if I'm wrong.
Would've been a good idea to change them when the springs were changed - also the std shocks mightn't have enough travel with the lowered springs.
Good idea to check out the rears too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:09 pm 
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I think ill spend some tax dollars on that, and put the rest door the panelvan.

I want adjustable height up front so I can bring them level.
Good brands without being to pricey?
Also want similar in the rear. But not height adjustable seeing the rear can't.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:07 am 
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a mate was lookin at adjustable's for his ef and he recon'd that the pedders shocks where the cheapest option, might be an option for you. from memory they where about $900 for a set of front's with springs but im not 100%

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:28 pm 
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adjustable konis were going to cost $400 each and i couldnt justify that much money to bring it even so just got monroe GT gas shocks for $230 a pair.

i'm cheap i know.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:12 pm 
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haha nothin wrong with being cheap, the GT's should do the job quite nicely.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:36 pm 
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yeah they should, im about to go fit them now
just checking the specs on a cam i just got for my panelvan.

just ordered an ACL race series rebuild kit and a nice lumpy cam with timing gear, lifters, pushrods and springs.

with all this plus ported heads, oversize valves and performance manifold should get up and boogy nicely.

also has 3.55 diff.

just some info on my pride and joy

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU, suspension issues?????
Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:42 pm 
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why must shocks be such a pain?

the ones on the panelvan are so easy.

 

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