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by Fingers
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: 1960 Falcon 3 door wagon
Replies: 8
Views: 3051

Re: 1960 Falcon 3 door wagon

1963Comet wrote:We got her home this morning. She is going to be a challenging project but here is a link to my photos on flickr
https://flic.kr/s/aHskxgMcT7

I can see a challenge there
by Fingers
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Turbo selection
Replies: 15
Views: 3621

Re: Turbo selection

I don't think either will be suitable for a draw through due to a lack of oil seals. Blow through will be a different story.
by Fingers
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 79
Views: 19752

Re: Where are they now?

Thought I had better show up here................ :)
by Fingers
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 126
Views: 29961

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

The US don't seem to be big on diesels, but the 3.0L with the twin turbo's would be great.
by Fingers
Fri May 30, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 126
Views: 29961

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

Yes the Territory diesel engine was used by Landrover.
It is also used by Citroen in the C5 and C6.
It is used by Peugeot

It was a joint venture between PSA and Ford.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_AJD-V6/PSA_DT17
by Fingers
Thu May 29, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 126
Views: 29961

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

Have a look at the F Series Trucks that allow the front door to open and then you open the rear door Suicide fashion. This was a Mazda Design in a neat little Coupe. Ford was able to use that design because of the share it has in Mazda. Ford also purchased Jag / Rover to get the V8 Diesel technolog...
by Fingers
Wed May 28, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 126
Views: 29961

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

Cool23 wrote:
Fingers wrote:
It's not actually Mazda based, more the Mazda is Ford based :)


Well, Ford own a share of Mazda. Mazda would have designed it.

.

Ok, have it your way, Mazda designed it at their Victorian R&D centre.
by Fingers
Tue May 13, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ultimate 170?
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: Ultimate 170?

Yeah, not going to build a Nb XM Falcon..., Mine is street only
Just found that old post and thought I would post a link to that video
by Fingers
Tue May 13, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Ultimate 170?
Replies: 15
Views: 3035

Re: Ultimate 170?

Bringing this back from the dead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QTgb4knAuI
Shows what can be done with a 170.
BTW, since starting this thread years ago electronic ignition is now allowed in this class.
by Fingers
Mon May 12, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise
Replies: 126
Views: 29961

Re: Ford Australias industrial and in line six demise

.[/quote]
A mate here has one and had some US Hot Rod Friends visited and stay with him recently and they said they have nothing like the Thailand built Mazda based Ford Ranger in the US. All your pickup stuff is much bigger.[/quote]

It's not actually Mazda based, more the Mazda is Ford based :)
by Fingers
Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My mods on 200 Super Pursuit
Replies: 67
Views: 5165

Re: My mods on 200 Super Pursuit

the story goes chrysler australia sent a ute (ranchero) with the engine over to weber in italy for weber to tune/specify the carbs for the production run. alledgedly 302hp (gross) (at 265ci)for the hot factory race specificartion (E49 charger). the reason for the ute was so the opposiotion didnt ge...
by Fingers
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 20921

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

I want to hear it :D
by Fingers
Fri May 11, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: HIGH rpms when in neutral
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Re: HIGH rpms when in neutral

My thoughts are to start by checking for a vacuum leak.
by Fingers
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: aussie turbo barra motor
Replies: 7
Views: 2552

Re: aussie turbo barra motor

Mmmm 9.59 1/4 mile......
by Fingers
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Orphan Inlines
Topic: Any Info on the Hemi 6
Replies: 9
Views: 9445

Re: Any Info on the Hemi 6

Hi late 1980 they stopped making Valiants here and sent all the engine casting plant to Austria and by 1990 the 245 hemis came back to Australia in Jeeps known as the 4 litre high output Ive looked at them and to my eye they are just hemi engines with fuel injection The Jeep Im talking about is the...
by Fingers
Fri May 20, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Which Falcon Has The Best Parts Availability?
Replies: 24
Views: 7561

Re: Which Falcon Has The Best Parts Availability?

A 7" wheel will fit, but tyre size is limited to about a 205, and possibly a 235 with folding the lip and some hammer work.
You cant go too low with a wide tyre, as the tyre rubs on the top of the wheelhouse.
by Fingers
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: This is an awesome falcon
Replies: 4
Views: 1745

Re: This is an awesome falcon

Very nice, been dyno'd yet?
by Fingers
Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: new triple carb.200cui.
Replies: 164
Views: 30294

Re: new triple carb.200cui.

Wow, thats really nice. :D
by Fingers
Fri May 21, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Turbo TD Cortina for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Turbo TD Cortina for sale

No problem George. I was cashless at the time and only a little better now :lol:
Would have been a WHOLE LOTA FUN!
by Fingers
Tue May 11, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 144 out of 1962 XL Falcon - colours
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

Re: 144 out of 1962 XL Falcon - colours

I have a 144 XK, it's blue, with a half open style air cleaner.
My XM 170 is red.
by Fingers
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Which donor car has a hydraulic or cable clutch for mustang
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Which donor car has a hydraulic or cable clutch for mustang

BTW, all the T5 crossflow bells are cable, on the US drivers side.
by Fingers
Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Which donor car has a hydraulic or cable clutch for mustang
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Re: Which donor car has a hydraulic or cable clutch for mustang

What 5-speed gearbox was fitted to 3.3L XE models? Was it a T5? No, it was the Borg Warner 0507, variously called the jap box, the taiwanese box, or the piece of sh it. Same box as the 0506, but with an extra gear. Thanks for the clarification! I know they were pretty weak, hence the reason they we...
by Fingers
Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Turbo TD Cortina for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Turbo TD Cortina for sale

George, how urgent is this sale..?
Bad time of year, know what I mean... :oops:
by Fingers
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Need help with dizzy problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Re: Need help with dizzy problem

Why not press a sleeve to the bottom of the distributor shaft?
by Fingers
Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Help breaking a engine in.
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: Help breaking a engine in.

Pre oil it, or crank with no plugs until the oil pressure gauge show pressure. Fire it up, run for a few seconds, rev it up to 2-2500 rpm a couple of times, check timing, then shut off. Check for leaks etc, if ok, restart and bed the cam in. You may have to shut it down while doing this if the coola...
by Fingers
Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Question for the oz guys
Replies: 7
Views: 1800

Re: Question for the oz guys

T5 and T56 :thumbup:
by Fingers
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 188 With a Twist - Is this buildable?
Replies: 18
Views: 1945

Re: 188 With a Twist - Is this buildable?

Anlushac11 wrote:This is exactly what some of the big RB26 engine builders are doing to create a RB30 stroker motor.



The Aussie blokes are putting the RB26 head on the RB30 block.
BTW, the RB30 is quite easy to find in Australia, probably less so there.
by Fingers
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 188 With a Twist - Is this buildable?
Replies: 18
Views: 1945

Re: 188 With a Twist - Is this buildable?

82F100 wrote:IIRC the 188 & 221 were offered in Brazil or Aregentina

And Australia
by Fingers
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Comment from the Aussies on New Alumium 2V Head
Replies: 29
Views: 6915

Re: Re:

A Ford Wrecker and long time Ford 6 racer told me today that the 200 was available with alloy crossflow head up until early XF (about 1984). He said they are rare and he hasn't seen any for a while. Has anyone got any more info on these engines? Don't think so, i'm getting one for free next week. T...
by Fingers
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Inline six in a Mustang
Replies: 30
Views: 3931

A great engine for ..wait for it.. Propane!! Love that stuff. Everytime you post about propane I hear eric claptons singing..... :D If you wanna hang out youve got to take her out; PROPANE. If you wanna get down, down on the ground; PROPANE. She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; PROPANE. If you...
by Fingers
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How did you hear about FordSix
Replies: 115
Views: 32730

I transferred from the Clifford forum. I started there in about '98.
by Fingers
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XFlow EFI pinouts?
Replies: 19
Views: 5653

PCM pinouts?
by Fingers
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Legendary Ford - Part II
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Part 2 arrived yesterday, thanks.
by Fingers
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Aussie 6 Engine ID and Parts
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Its probably an XE spec engine. The 80DA cast was common to XD and earlier XE ('80-'83 ish)
by Fingers
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Aussie ford 5 speed
Replies: 10
Views: 3218

Yes, 2 types of 5 speed in XF's
3.3 had the light duty type with gears made of metal coloured plastic.
The 4.1 had T5's.
by Fingers
Sat May 24, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Fuel Injection - Mega Squirt
Topic: Fordsix Megasquirt forum?
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

I voted for a general EFI forum.
by Fingers
Sat May 24, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Comment from the Aussies on New Alumium 2V Head
Replies: 29
Views: 6915

addo, I'm not familiar with the model. What engine is in it? I should have noted in my post that the engine I am talking about is a 200cid (3.3L) with a basic stock bottom end, mild street cam, and minimal porting. I was hoping to get a comparison to an Aussie engine with the same setup; apples to ...
by Fingers
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: Australian Maverick Spotting
Replies: 16
Views: 6768

addo wrote:That makes three in the country! We're inundated. :lol:

Thats as long as one of them didnt get painted green at some time
by Fingers
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Maverick Roundup
Topic: Australian Maverick Spotting
Replies: 16
Views: 6768

I have personally seen 2, a silver 6 cylinder about 25 years ago, and Grabber Orange (or similar) 302 about 10 years ago.
by Fingers
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: how similar are the Oz250s and the US250s?
Replies: 9
Views: 931

In '84 they went to one pice rear seal, and changed dimension of the seal in 10/87.
by Fingers
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Propane.
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Just a small correction there Xecute. The current Ford Australia LPG vehicles are single fuel.
by Fingers
Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V to Crossflow C4 Flexplate
Replies: 10
Views: 1871

xdee wrote:UNLESS.........

if its an unleaded crank, it will have smaller (metric) bolts. The pattern is still the same but it's not good practice to have them not a snug fit.

The metric bolts came in some time in '87.
So some unleaded engines have imperial bolts.
by Fingers
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: xa gs
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

My first boss had a XB GS van that he bought new.
250, 3 speed, Air con, bench seat, green with gold stripes.
If this XA has dash, s/wheel, stripes, 12 slots, it has a GS pack fitted, factory or not.
by Fingers
Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: xa gs
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

It was up to the person who ordered the vehicle.
Lots of strange combos in those days
by Fingers
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:33 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: can u get HP out of 6 cyl.'s
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

A lot of the comments about do it because it's different make sense. I drive a 2V250 falcon GS with a top loader. It's a rare car here as most folks in those days got a 302 or 351 if they wanted more performance and in Aus the standard car in the 60's and 70's tended to be a six. The obvoius upgrad...
by Fingers
Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Econoline Corner
Topic: Is the Econoline the only Ford that had the SB6 and BB6?
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Some of the late '70s ('77 ish) Australian F series had both engines (250 crossflow in the F100, 300 in some F250)
by Fingers
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: What Globe Wheel is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

I just looked, 6th July!
by Fingers
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: What Globe Wheel is This?
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Globe Volante by the looks, factory fit on some XC and XD.
BTW, the envelope arrived in the mail today.
by Fingers
Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Look out Mike, Jack Roush is comin for ya now
Replies: 4
Views: 725

I love that bucket with the slant in it.