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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:01 pm 
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It's a 4 speed and it just doesn't go into third at all....straight from 2nd to 4th and vice versa! I'm thinking snapped band, but won't know till I pull it down or replace it....not sure which way I'm gunna go yet!
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:04 pm 
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Be easy & cheap to just change the box wouldn't it?

Looks pretty clean. Congrats on getting it running, good luck with the PS. Things like that give me the s**t, I know how it is.
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:16 pm 
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Be easy & cheap to just change the box wouldn't it?

Looks pretty clean. Congrats on getting it running, good luck with the PS. Things like that give me the s**t, I know how it is.

Thanks mate,
It is a good feeling to take on a car that has been neglected by someone else and bring it back to life.....still plenty to do, but that's the fun part.

Sad thing about the box is, I just sold my white Monty which had a good 3.9L and 4 speed trans for $330. Guy is meant to be picking it up next week, but if he doesn't turn up to collect, I won't be too stressed as I'm sure it would probably cost me more than that to find just a good trans to replace this one! and then I'll just flog the monty off to a wrecker or something :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:34 pm 
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Mick, I have an Auto trans here I pulled out of my Wagon. It looks like it was recoed at some point as it is painted a green colour.

When I drove the wagon with the auto in, it behaved as it should and had nice firm changes etc.

Let me know if you are interested. Oh, and I will be heading up your way soon to see Paulmac, so we could work out something.

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:52 pm 
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looking very very sexy there mick. id love to own another fairlane.. but the current 5 cars is plenty for now. well untill i can flog off the EB wagon... and destry the EB sedan hahaha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:06 am 
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Dam Mick what u trying to start up ur own Ford dealership there :D. Nice pickup & i am sure u'll have it running & looking good in no time.............

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:25 am 
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BenJ wrote:
Mick, I have an Auto trans here I pulled out of my Wagon. It looks like it was recoed at some point as it is painted a green colour.

When I drove the wagon with the auto in, it behaved as it should and had nice firm changes etc.

Let me know if you are interested. Oh, and I will be heading up your way soon to see Paulmac, so we could work out something.

Cheers
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Thanks for the offer BenJ, I'll see how I go moving the 2 monty's on. PM me a price and I will consider my options :mrgreen:

You see, I have a motivating reason to clear myself of clutter as we recieved notice this week to vacate our current residence and I am now going to bite the bullet and try and buy a house. But at the end of the day, I will need a new trans, so I'll see how things pan out over the next week or so.

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looking very very sexy there mick. id love to own another fairlane.. but the current 5 cars is plenty for now. well untill i can flog off the EB wagon... and destry the EB sedan hahaha

Thanks Huggie, she scrubbed up alright!
Currently trying to reduce my 5 cars to 3 for the above reasons!

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Dam Mick what u trying to start up ur own Ford dealership there :D. Nice pickup & i am sure u'll have it running & looking good in no time.............

G'day Tezza....long time, no chat :mrgreen: It was starting to get a bit like that, but now I will just have my 2 lanes + work car.....well soon I hope :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Small update. The Power Steering issue has been sorted. Picked up another pump from the local wreckers for $77.
Also have installed the NC Ghia interior, seats and door cards. Now the NA has wood too :mrgreen:
As I do with all my new cars, it received a good spring clean and deodourised the carpet before the new NC interior was fitted
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:21 pm 
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Much nicer.

Mate, you need to lose that auto gear knob. They really are shocking aren't they?

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Lookin good mick, now it needs slammage and some 18 inch wires :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:35 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Much nicer.

Mate, you need to lose that auto gear knob. They really are shocking aren't they?

BenJ

Thanks BenJ, I hate the standard shifter as well, it will be high on the "to do" list! I will get back to you as well RE: the auto box, if you still have it. Thats next on the list :wink:

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Lookin good mick, now it needs slammage and some 18 inch wires :D

2nd and 3rd item on the list :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:39 pm 
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So what's the story with the gearbox?

Another pointer I've been noticeing, everyone on the forums seems to be doing Auto-Manual conversion's at the moment, I don't think it would be too hard to source an auto from these forums :wink:.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:46 pm 
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So what's the story with the gearbox?

Another pointer I've been noticeing, everyone on the forums seems to be doing Auto-Manual conversion's at the moment, I don't think it would be too hard to source an auto from these forums :wink:.


Yeah and I'm the only one to go the opposite but I got 2 autos for my manual which I thought was a safe bet given how much they cost to reco.

Good work on the sportsman too Mick. Bummer about having to move house though. If you need a hand, I've got a wagon and tow bar.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:07 pm 
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I would definantly get a diagnosis before getting a new box though, if it is just bands, then I would just have brand new bands installed, along with the essential new filter and oil and away you go :wink:.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:09 pm 
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SpeedyED wrote:
So what's the story with the gearbox?

Another pointer I've been noticeing, everyone on the forums seems to be doing Auto-Manual conversion's at the moment, I don't think it would be too hard to source an auto from these forums :wink:.

The box in it now has no 3rd gear, OK for running around town, but a real b**ch to drive if you wanna go over 70klm/h.


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SpeedyED wrote:
So what's the story with the gearbox?

Another pointer I've been noticeing, everyone on the forums seems to be doing Auto-Manual conversion's at the moment, I don't think it would be too hard to source an auto from these forums :wink:.


Yeah and I'm the only one to go the opposite but I got 2 autos for my manual which I thought was a safe bet given how much they cost to reco.

Good work on the sportsman too Mick. Bummer about having to move house though. If you need a hand, I've got a wagon and tow bar.

Good pickup with getting 2 boxes. There are a few around and I'm currently watching 2 on evilbay, one for $50 on central coast and another for $100. Also had BenJ offer me his from the wagon, so just seeing how cheap I can get one for ATM.
Thanks for the offer on the move mate, won't be for about 6 weeks but I'll see how I go.
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