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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:38 pm 
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ok so picked up my new AU falcon today for the grand price of $250 bucks, needs power steering pump cos it has run dry got hot and the plastic pulley melted off the splines. needs a boot opener switch, drivers b pillar trim, 2 headlights damaged, no LH side mirror, trans is leaking real bad and slips like nothing ive ever seen. its dual fuel and auto trans has a drip stick so i suspect its an ex taxi. guna neaten it up (new set of door trims, touch up the body and couple of cans of interior cleaner), get it running right, fix leaks, put the auto trans from my ED into it. should get atleast $1500 for it.

also me, the boss and a work mate went 3rds in an ED that we want parts off, has EL xr6 15" 6 spoke alloys, not the best looking wheel but exactly what i want to put on the ED. wana P1$$ these spacers and 17"s off quick

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:00 am 
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looks f@cking awesome dude, good to see another done up ED.
ive got a cardinal red one in the shed undergoing a major custom rebuild.
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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:44 pm 
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cheers mate, i woulda prefered a red one i think. i gotta stop throwing money at it haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:27 pm 
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hey all,
so today i removed and scored an ED xr6 tickford head and manual xr6 ecu! thanks to a mate who bought a damaged one and desided to wreck it. im still wondering weather its worth getting it shaved abit or just machined. i run 95/98 mostly.

also i wana put an AU gasket on with it. what year model au gasket would suit the ED? i had a brief read and read something about the holes being different sizes? also remember reading somewhere about what brand gaskets were the go but cant find it now. and AU head bolts, same? bigger? longer? any help would be great, cheers

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:41 pm 
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i believe series 1 isnt it?? thats the same as e-series isnt it?

you have to consider the metal gasket is quite thin, if you shave the head you up the compression alot more then normal but a small shave like 10thou should be good for it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:09 am 
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cheers huggie, just found a tech doc on head gaskets and im half way through that now. sounds like il be getting an MLS AU metal gasket from ford? apparently a fair bit thinner so it ups the comp abit and last bit longer than a composite gasket?
still havent seen anything about if i can use AU head bolts?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:11 am 
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if you look on ebay and check with repco the headbolts are labeled as EA-AU on the packets...

you can always check the ACL website.. thats how i scored my VRS kit for 35 bucks posted, as a 3.2L EA uses all the same gaskets as EA, EB and ED 3.9 and 4.0 :D only difference is the rings.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:53 am 
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Looking good mate, quick idea, maybe bog the grill to the winlight surrounds, make it look more "factory". I reckon it would look awesome! any AU gasket as long as it is an MLS gaskey will be the right one to go for.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:02 pm 
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cheers 67RCE! yeh i never thought about doing that but now you said it it would look good. although the only issue would be that there is a mounting screw for the light covers on the inside edge next to the grill so if i bogged or glassed them together it wouldnt be accessable. i wana see if a standard xr6 grill fits over the twin lights :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:36 pm 
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but if you join the 2 together you wont need the center suports, the ED XR nose cones dont have mounts there so it would be fine

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:14 pm 
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sorry stud, xr grill wont fit over the twin lights i already asked them - they mount differently... although having said that i have a grill here you could perhaps purchase and play with, comes with custom crack in it ;)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:36 pm 
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huggiebear wrote:
but if you join the 2 together you wont need the center suports, the ED XR nose cones dont have mounts there so it would be fine



just re read all this.. doesnt make sense.. i ment mould the ED grill to the twinlights casing.. so its a twinlight XR cone

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:18 pm 
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i got what you ment huggie cheers, i might "borrow" mr presto's xr grill and trail fit it, twinlight say they dont fit....... i make it fit hahaha nothing a few self tappers wont fix

 

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's ED Gli, aiming for ED XR6 mock up
Posted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:54 am 
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got the head machined yet? hows the centre console coming along? does it even run anymore? get a wiggle on!

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:19 pm 
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p****d'N'broke wrote:
got a few questions to ask of anyone that has done the conversion. shouldnt there be some form of pedal stopper for max pedal height and a return spring for the clutch pedal? ive adjusted the pedal so uits the same height but the weight of the pedal sitting there would be slightly engaging the thrust bearing on to the clutch plate, shortening its life? should a cut and weld the neutral switch bracket off the manual pedal box and fit a spring? looks like it may have had a spring before but when i got the 'donor car' the pedal was busted and no spring or gearknob.
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Just put a T5 into my EL and agree with p****d'N'broke about the release bearing. has anyone added an extra spring under the car or have i just missed something completely obvious? also the clutch pedal return spring has almost no load on it (basically just the weight of the pedal) is this right? or should i just keep adjusting it out at the fire wall until its under tension?
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