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 Post subject: Mick's NA Sportsman - *Now FOR SALE*
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:56 am 
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I recently purchased a neat NA Sportsman for the missus from a guy on the Central Coast. Got it very cheap because it has a blown head gasket, suspected cracked head and doesn't shift into top gear. All fairly simple things to fix, so I did the deal and threw it on a car float and brought her home for some much needed TLC.
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Here it is after getting it home and givivng it a bit of a clean up
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It has woodgrain interior that I have been searching high and low for the NC
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Which has now been removed to be cleaned up and will be installed in the NC later today :)
Looking a bit bare atm!
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But the rest of the interior is in pretty good nick
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but this will all be getting removed and sold as I will be throwing in the NCII Ghia interior which I have had in storage since putting LTD gear in the NC.
Next step, to tackle the head gasket issue and have the head crack tested.
Cheers,
Mick

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:13 pm 
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What did the sportsman have over the standard?
looks like it is a nice pickup, ive always wanted one....in black :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:21 pm 
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So, yesterday I started pulling everything off the engine in preperation of removing the head to inspect the damage :? Must be a pretty major fail because there was water and cream everywhere :lol:
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PS pump and exhaust manifold has been removed
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and today I'm gunna have a go at removing the intake side, it looks a bit more fiddly and shall test my patience :x
This is all a learning experience for me as I have never pulled down a six before, but can't be any harder than removing the heads from an eight..... right :?
One thing I did have trouble with was cracking the head bolts :evil: But that was only because I was trying to do it with a 1/2" torque wrench with a 3/4" adaptor and 3/4" extension bits and sockets. Now my sockets are of good quality, but the adaptors and extensions are cheap s**t, so they were the weakest link and this is what happens to the weak bits :lol:
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But I have that all sorted now and am gunna borrow my bro-in-laws sydchrome 1/2" socket set and breaker bar :wink:
Now I managed to have a bit of luck last night and came across Troyman puting up a clean 3.9l head with cam and rocker gear complete for $50.......score :D
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Thanks Troyman....one less thing to search for :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:24 pm 
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Mmmm, head cream.

Nice Lane, i was going to buy a sportsman once, but fell through. With you responsible for the LaneTD, it'll be a real nice car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:32 pm 
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SVD115 wrote:
What did the sportsman have over the standard?
looks like it is a nice pickup, ive always wanted one....in black :lol:

Thanks mate, not quite sure about the Spotsman options, haven't really looked into it, but I know the later models had a tickford 4.oL which was identifiable by the Green rocker cover, but this one just has the stock 3.9. It does have 2 tone paint and velour interior/wood???

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Mmmm, head cream.

Nice Lane, i was going to buy a sportsman once, but fell through. With you responsible for the LaneTD, it'll be a real nice car.

Thanks Pimp, this one will get a little attention mainly in the form of hand-me-downs from the NC such as Mags, interior etc and of course it shall be dumped on it's guts :mrgreen:
Later I plan on throwing the AU motor out of the EBII into it once it gets parted out.
Mick

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:29 pm 
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OK! Have ordered head gasket kit and pick up my new head on Saturday. :mrgreen:
If all goes to plan, should have her up and running by Sunday :| Can't wait as I haven't even had a chance to drive it yet other than loading it onto the car float and getting it off again :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:37 pm 
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the sportsman looks very classy, i like the two tone paint on it. With lowering, you probably wouldnt even need other rims to make it look hot
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:43 pm 
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Thanks mate, feel free to do one of your photoshops on it :mrgreen: you know you wanna! :lol:
It was actually the two-tone paint that drew my attention to it....looks very unique and I havn't seen one around like it before. As for the mags, the wife wants the chrome Volts off the NC so I am on the hunt for the FPV GT's like in my sig pic....I know, sucks to be me :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:51 pm 
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ah cobra's sound nice..... do not go for the black ones they look horrible !!

you want silver/machined finish... thats what you want !! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:06 pm 
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They do actually look good. Maybe it is just the black ones that look s**t. LOL.

I love the two tone paint too, I think Ford should have done more of that.
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:29 pm 
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Now that I own one, suddenly the two-toners are popping up everywhere
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... SS:AU:1123
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:31 pm 
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NCIILANE wrote:
Now that I own one, suddenly the two-toners are popping up everywhere
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... SS:AU:1123
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that one looks s**t though lol. yours looks damn fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Alfy, I guess it just one of those things, until you own one, you just don't notice there out there, here's another one I found....same wheels and all :)
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... NA:AU:1123

 

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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:53 am 
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Hey Mick

I love the look of the sportsman. And thanks for the link to the black over silver LTD. I am getting ideas now about the wagon.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Mick's NA Sportsman
Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Hey dude, nice pickup. That woodgrain looks to be the sticker type though, might wana check it out? I love the two tone, be interesting to see the progression of this one.

Ive got a DC LTD and a NA Fairlane i'm parting out here, if you need anything send me a pm.

 

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