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 Post subject: Re: skidder's new car.
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:03 pm 
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So got my pocket today and fitted my head unit (thanks to cczfairmont for the pocket). Ended up being a pain in the a*** as I don't have the standard pioneer brackets, and obviously the brackets out of my EL are no good. Luckily it turned out that there is a screw hole on the back of the head unit in a close enough position to that of where the standard double din positioning prong was.

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Won't be any further updates (apart from maybe fitting headers/rest of soundsystem) until late january unfortunately as I leave in 24 days to go surfing in the pacific for a couple of weeks, and having just bought two new boards, paid for my trip and paid rego the financial situation allows no room for car mods :( Things will get interesting in the first six months of next year though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:57 pm 
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Got bored this week and had some time off so fitted my headers and cat. Apart from having to weld another mount onto the cat flange (AU has 2 mounts on for cat) was easy -lined up perfectly with stock exhaust on the AU after coming off my EL. Curiously the flange I had put on the back of the cat had two holes in it for either a 2.25 or 2.5 flange to bolt up which was helpful as I retained the stock exhaust.

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As I had some time on my hands and a scrap sheet of galvanised steel I tarted making up a heatshield as my last car was noticably hotter under the bonnet after fitting headers. This is just a prototype work in process. Still gotta put proper welds along the seams of the round bit (which is to clear #3/4 primary, can't remember which one).

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Due to a blonde moment the hump is actually around 5mm lower than what I intended, and whilst still clearing the primary the clearance is tiny (less than 1mm). I have a feeling this may end up vibrating/hitting and making unwanted noises when the engine moves, so I am going to weld in a bracket that goes around the primary (hence the marked rectangle on top of the hump).

If I made one again would definately not do this as obviously is going to transfer more heat into the heat shield, but I shall see how it goes.

Also found the LSD tag on the diff while I was under there. Suspected it had one but hadn't checked before. Stoked.

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:37 pm 
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hey skidder, nice progress on the au...

re the stock susspension height, they come standard 1 inch higher than the 2 and 3
wish i got one of those head unit plugs, would have been so much easier
with the headunit pocket i just replaced mine with this... alot better than the pocket and only $30
http://www.fordmods.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=65388&start=107
part number for a grey one is
Single DIN fascia for AU - Aerpro FP9140
can get them from repco, supercheap auto, autobarn etc...

Cheers Cam

 

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:17 am 
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Been ages since I have updated this due to being on holidays/work etc. A minor update, my headunit died and was going to fix it, but then ended up just buying a new one. Got this clarion one for $500 with the ipod cord included (admittedly have spent more clams at this store than I care to remember). It has the s**t equalizer settings known to man but I am not too fazed as I don't intend to put any decent gear in anyway, just the leftover hertz/jbl stuff I have sitting. Being able to use a touchscreen to select ipod songs has made my life so much easier though.

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Anyway onto the fun stuff. Do rear brakes off Ba/bf/fg fit straight onto an AU irs rear end? If not what are my options?

Cheers Nick

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:40 pm 
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On uni holidays now so got some goodies to entertain me.

First up bought some Superlow springs that have been compressed a further 10mm apparently. Regardless on a v8 fairlane they sat slightly lower than the height I was planning for and was only $80 for all 4. Got KYB struts front and back to match and a Fulcrum Superpro camber kit for the front.

Over the last week it came to my attention that my exhaust has rusted where it joins the resonator, so today placed an order for a 2.5" flange, gasket, 1m 2.5" exhaust pipe, 2 x 20 degree mandrel bends, a Hooker Aerochamber offset/centre 2.5" muffler and a 2.5" hot dog. Plan is to run the flange, bends to suit, then hotdog, pipe and then muffler. After I do this will take it to *Somewhere who quoted $110 to make up a straight through tailpipe from the diff back (as I am too lazy). All this will end up costing me $365, which is cheaper than the quotes I got for a fitted redback system to suit AU IRS (costs a bit more than solid axle). If all gets delivered before the weeknd will Mig it up sunday or monday next week :D

Will post up some pics as I get them.

Also replaced my diff oil about a month ago with some 140w as it was single pegging. Seems to have improved my traction a bit in the wet on part throttle, but still single pegs when I try to spin them in the dry. Will have to look at a rebuild/lokka in the future but will be getting put off until after I get some wheels (want some AU xr 17's before next tire change in approx 15000km).

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Anyway onto the fun stuff. Do rear brakes off Ba/bf/fg fit straight onto an AU irs rear end? If not what are my options?

Cheers Nick


The calpier needs to be spaced inboard 3mm, apart from that, yes!

 

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:26 am 
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Awesome. The brakes have been put on hold for a bit as I had a few expenses come up when I sold my wheels. After I get 17's and some tax money will look at doing AU2 conversion/territory brakes.

Suspension gear:
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First of the Exhaust stuff:
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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:17 pm 
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I had to cut my rear resonator off today as it was about to fall off, can I get pinged for having the exhaust end about 1ft after the diff? I have a bad feeling I can as boot forms part of the cabin and it doesn't go past the boot; fingers and toes crossed I don't get pinged before I get to put the new exhaust on monday :(

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:22 pm 
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I had to cut my rear resonator off today as it was about to fall off, can I get pinged for having the exhaust end about 1ft after the diff? I have a bad feeling I can as boot forms part of the cabin and it doesn't go past the boot; fingers and toes crossed I don't get pinged before I get to put the new exhaust on monday :(


nice car mate.

where i am its about 6 inches past last exit from memory, altho i never got pulled up in my old ef with the exhaust at the diff and that was loud (extractors high flow cat and 2.5 inch sports exhaust 1 muffler no resinator) had it like the for 6 months or so.

how loud is it at the moment? just dont drive it to attract attention and you'll be fine.

 

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:39 pm 
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Ahh I could be alright then. It isn't too loud but has this embarrassing drone to it so I have been trying to drive as quiet as possible :roll:

I just want my hooker to turn up as it is all I'm waiting on till I can get the ball rolling :lol:

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Got the exhaust done today, really happy with it and wasn't too difficult to get everything to line up properly. At the moment made a temporary dump pipe (at the diff), but goes first thing in the morning to *somewhere to get the tailpipe done. I have a heap of pics that I will put up tomorrow when it is all done.

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:08 pm 
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Sweet! :D
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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:31 am 
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Here's some piccies as is.
Butchering old exhaust for hangers.
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Tacking the 2 x 20degree S bend out of the flange.
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Tacked hotdog to straight.
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Positioning the hooker.
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Hanging the hooker.
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All tacked.
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Delicious gasless mig welds :roll:
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How did I become so fly.
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Done.
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Hectik (with a k) dump pipe.
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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU - piccies of hooker pg 4
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:20 am 
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I think a video of the exhaust note is in order :P. It's coming along nicely dude, good work :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: skidder's AU - piccies of hooker pg 4
Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:12 am 
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nice work, if ya did it ya self, where abouts did u get the pipe from, ive been trying to get some for a while now

 

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