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 Post subject: Re: evxr6's EBII
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:05 pm 
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Excellent! Progress!

You should be able to fit it up without removing the A/C lines etc.

But as yours is already degassed, do what ever makes it easier.

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 Post subject: Re: evxr6's EBII
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:31 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Excellent! Progress!

You should be able to fit it up without removing the A/C lines etc.

But as yours is already degassed, do what ever makes it easier.

Cheers
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Yeah, there is not quite enough room to get a spanner behind there. I will try a 3/8" drive socket behind there tomorrow.

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Evan.

 

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 Post subject: Re: evxr6's EBII
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Nope socket didn't fit...

So, I ended up taking the bracket out:

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and putting it back in:

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with the cooler in backwards...

It was only when the Missus and I were trying to put the bumper back on, we realised that the cooler was fouling on the bumper. I was just about to get the hacksaw out when I thought, 'Hang on, that thing's in upside-down!' This was not before I broke off one of the slide clips on the bumper, DAMMIT!

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Pulled it out, put it the right way up:

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Mocking up hoses:

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Tied the loose ends up for connection later:

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Put it all back together:

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Looks like it's drooling lol:

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 Post subject: Re: evxr6's EBII
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:06 pm 
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Have a clip here somewhere I think. I will have a look for you, RH is it?
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 Post subject: Re: evxr6's EBII
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Have a clip here somewhere I think. I will have a look for you, RH is it?


You are correct, sir!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:47 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Have a clip here somewhere I think. I will have a look for you, RH is it?


You are correct, sir!


It's Alright, I got one when I went to pick and payless for some extra fittings.


I'M FINISHED!....finally. It's been 3 weeks in the making and I have finished my first real mod, apart from the stereo.

Obligatory photos:

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I tried to make it look as factory as possible. After a test drive, it was quite warm, so it must be working lol. So now my towing capacity has increased from 500kg to 1200kg.

Thanks to everyone who helped me in the Gearbox forum.

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:53 pm 
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Put 2 clamps on each join. If you don't you will find out why very soon.
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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:07 pm 
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Put 2 clamps on each join. If you don't you will find out why very soon.



Probably a good idea. I'm not too worried though, as I flared the pipes before I slipped the hose on. But, you can never be too safe!

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:31 pm 
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evxr6 wrote:
I'm not too worried though, as I flared the pipes before I slipped the hose on. But, you can never be too safe!


i was just about to give you lecture on flaring the pipe then i read that :lol: ....... i destroyed a gearbox and was stranded in the middle of nowhere due to such a simple mistake :?


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Put 2 clamps on each join. If you don't you will find out why very soon.


why?
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:00 pm 
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i was just about to give you lecture on flaring the pipe then i read that :lol: ....... i destroyed a gearbox and was stranded in the middle of nowhere due to such a simple mistake :?


Yeah, being stuck in the middle of nowhere isn't fun. After about 5 hours the novelty sort of wears off. :lol:

After extensive testing today (driving to hornsby and back) the hoses are still where I left them. So I have declared them safe.

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Good stuff.

Pleased to see the items work as advertised.

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 Post subject: Re: evxr6's EBII
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best thing i ever bought was a double flaring tool kit. even tho im yet to master the double flare lol.

in my build alot of my engine bay is hard line to reduce hoses around the place. be careful not to make them too big tho as it can end up cutting into the hose

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:55 pm 
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best thing i ever bought was a double flaring tool kit. even tho im yet to master the double flare lol.


Ha Ha, yeah, I had a couple of practice goes on some scrap pipe before doing the real one. Only had to do one as the pipe I got off BenJ was pre-flared.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Hi Everybody,

Two weeks ago, the missus, some friends and I had a 4 day break at Turon Gates Cabins. Was lots of fun involving alcohol, open fires, BBQ's, board games and a Karaoke Machine. The cabins are solar powered, hence the board games. Where we were there are two cabins. There once was three, but the 200kg gas cylinder got struck by lightning, so it sort of BLEW UP!

I kind of hurt myself playing Twister after a few beverages. Tiled floors pretty hard, as it turns out.

The cabins themselves are about 20 km down a farm track so the car got a bit dirty:

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Amazingly, one of the blokes who drove an HSV Senator didn't finish ripping off his front bumper. Did it coming out of a driveway!

Oh yeah got new tires for the trip. Bob Jane All Rounders FTW!!!!11oneone:

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Thought it might be a good idea. Gravel roads, balding rear tires (from loose front suspension and bearings) and a gash in the sidewall from banging into the kerb in the KFC drive thru'.

Bonnet Restoration

On sunday, I finally got around to fixing something that has really annoyed me throughout the ownership of the Ford. The severely weathered paint on the bonnet. In the past I have tried clay barring it, but it just came back. Maybe even worse. So, I got some cut & polish and set to work. Now, I know that you are not really supposed to cut clear coat back, but with all the stone chips and cracks and crows feet, I didn't feel too bad doing it.

Result:

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Tada!

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Thanks,

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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:19 pm 
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if you love all rounders you havnt had many tyres then lol. i had them on 2 sets. yes they grip ok, but get a set of khumo tyres under her and you will see a world of difference. and roughly the same in price

 

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