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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:41 am 
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Nice wheels! are they the right offset or have u got spacers there?
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:31 am 
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nah no spacers, wanted to make sure she was all legal, plus with those wheels the cops would see them real easy!!! I think you can still get them in 19's in AU offset, but these were the last ones i could find in eseries. Its hard to find nice big rims in the right offset. I have a feeling that theyre going to hit the guard on the front though, but they wont get anywhere near them for a while, till the motors back in, then il have to work out whether to lip or roll them
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:48 am 
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yeah well done... it's really bad how there are hardly any good rims made in the right offset...
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:01 am 
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:22 am 
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yeah it is a pain in the a**, i was looking for a year for a set that really jumped out and grabbed me. I was going to get them in AU onwards offset and just run spaces, so one day when i get a newer falcon i can still use them, but i thought about it, and im gonna be in eseries for a long time, dont want to be dodging cops until then :P

Got stuck into it again today, took the dash out ready to remove the pedalbox. The first photo give you an idea of just how bad the situation was!! Dash came out easier than i thought, theres two bolts in the centre that werent mentioned in my manual but someone (fiend maybe) had mentioned that they found an extra 2, so i found them too. Now i just have to rip the pedalbox out, convert the auto one i have to manual, whack it back in, then decide whether to convert my heaterbox to climate control, or change heaterboxes. If i do that i lose my AC gas though, but its getting pretty useless anyway, it will probably need redoing before summer. It feels like im destroying the car atm though, cant wait until i get to the reassembly part!!!

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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:16 am 
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Got the pedal box the rest of the way out, it was in quite a nasty state, i didnt realise how mangled it was!!! no wonder the pedal wouldnt stay in place!!! you can even see all the welding it did to try and hold it there, to no avail. It did delay the inevitable a bit, but its hard stick welding upside down in a footwell :P

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It seems like the engine is almost done, got a call from HV pearce today, forgot to give them the flywheel for balancing the motor so going to drop it up to them saturday morning, crank was alright, didnt need grinding, just linishing, and no rod bolts are available for the motor, so thats off the cards too, but overall, seems to be progressing nicely.

Im also spending time stripping the rest of the stuff out of the engine bay, ready to respray it. However i have exams coming up at uni, so progress may slow down a bit now until late november, then i should be able to start reassembling over the summer holidays :D looking forward to that, going crazy in the ED, driving an gutless car with an auto is a big change from the XR.
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:27 am 
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Got the pedal box the rest of the way out, it was in quite a nasty state, i didnt realise how mangled it was!!! no wonder the pedal wouldnt stay in place!!! you can even see all the welding it did to try and hold it there, to no avail. It did delay the inevitable a bit, but its hard stick welding upside down in a footwell :P

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It seems like the engine is almost done, got a call from HV pearce today, forgot to give them the flywheel for balancing the motor so going to drop it up to them saturday morning, crank was alright, didnt need grinding, just linishing, and no rod bolts are available for the motor, so thats off the cards too, but overall, seems to be progressing nicely.

Im also spending time stripping the rest of the stuff out of the engine bay, ready to respray it. However i have exams coming up at uni, so progress may slow down a bit now until late november, then i should be able to start reassembling over the summer holidays :D looking forward to that, going crazy in the ED, driving an gutless car with an auto is a big change from the XR.


that exactly wat happened in my xf haha piss-ed me off so much. thort i did my clutch 4 a sec.
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:28 am 
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Hey guys, its been a while between posts, but ive been getting stuck right into the car lately, havent had much of a chance to get some posts up.

Picked up the full rebuild kit, went to start putting it together, and realised it had AU mains bearings instead of EL, so still waiting on a new set of them.

I stripped the engine bay down as much as i could, in preperation for the new engine and respray. One of my mates is a spraypainter, and he gave me a hand to rub it all back, then lay down some black paint all through the engine bay. Im currently in the process of putting all the wiring back in, hiding it as much as possible in the guards. The front bar is getting a bit of custom glasswork done on it, then a respray as it was chipped to s**t.

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The black does make it a bit hard to see, but hopefully you get the drift!
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:22 pm 
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lookin sweet!!
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:32 am 
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Thanks mate!

Another quick update, after we finished with the interior.

The standard interior is dark grey up top, with light grey underneath
I though in keeping with the same two tone theme, go with black on top, with dark grey underneath

I already had to dash out for repairing of the pedalbox, and also just completed the climate control conversion, thanks go to ARM79 for supplying the parts!

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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:53 am 
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Finally decided to do another update on the car
I've been working on it on and off, but I am on uni holidays again so getting back into it much more. The bottom end is put together, crank, pistons and rods are all in. Just saving up for a CMS stage 3 head, 2A cam before I put the motor back in.

While I have been waiting, i decided to start on the boot install. I have already drained the fuel tank from when I changed to fuel pump, and cleaned to fuel tank while I was at it to make sure there was no crap in the bottom of the tank. So I dropped the tank and screwed in some timber from underneath to give me a good solid mounting point, then gradually cut shaped and fit some plywood as a base, so screw everything else down to. Just got to cover it in carpet to make it look a bit neater

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I have been working on a bit of everything really, but only a little bit at a time. One of the other things I have been working on is moving the washer res into the left guard, to make room for the gas converter in the engine bay. It's looking good so far, its a perfect fit where the aerial used to be, but I never listed to radio so I figured it was a good swap!

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Also debadged by guards out of boredom, going to try and find some fairlane indicators, already got my hands on a set of EF side trims to go with it. So I'm coming along now, going to try and keep more up to date in this thread!!!

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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:32 am 
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Just thought id throw another couple of update pics up

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Engine awaiting CMS Head and Cam

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Body Kit repair progress
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:33 pm 
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nice work man i wish i had the space to do this stuff to mine
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:26 am 
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Yes that is definitely one nice thing about living in the country, plenty of car working space! Although its just come around to a year since i took it off the road, and the old mans getting a little edgy to get his shed back :P hes been pretty good about it so far.

Couple more updates on the rear bar

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Its coming along now, going to test fit it on the car tomorrow to make sure the exhaust lines up alright, and then its time to rub it back and get some paint onto it

Joe from CMS rang me last week too to let me know the head was up there and is being stripped down ready for work, so there plenty in the pipeline! Once I get that back the engine and gearbox are going back in the car, so that i can take it from home to my place and get the rest of the stuff underway
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 Post subject: Re: rainoffire's EL XR6
Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:38 pm 
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Nice car, and good on you for doing all that work!
Looking forward to seeing it finished. You should put up some pictures of your ED.
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