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by ZC-Cruiser
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 20933

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

wagon wrote:
ZC-Cruiser wrote:
wagon wrote:Fantastic project! My only question, why did you go carbs over efi?

Weber Growl?


Maybe. Six throttle bodies with injectors would still make the 'noise'.

Perhaps they like cranky Italian stuff? :P

Maybe already had the Webers in stock!
by ZC-Cruiser
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 20933

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

wagon wrote:Fantastic project! My only question, why did you go carbs over efi?

Weber Growl?
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 4.0L SOHC Special
Replies: 68
Views: 20933

Re: 4.0L SOHC Special

This thing is loaded with WIN!!
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XY 250 2V Heater Hoses - Need Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

XY 250 2V Heater Hoses - Need Help

I'm helping a mate fix up his XY Ute with a 250 2V engine. We're wanting to plumb up the heater for roadworthy but can't find any info on what the factory setup looks like At the moment, we have a pipe coming from the water pump inlet side going to the intake manifold and a pipe from a fitting on th...
by ZC-Cruiser
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:58 am
Forum: misc
Topic: $50 paint job
Replies: 149
Views: 56743

Re: $50 paint job

BIG 6 farmer wrote:Tractor paint, 28 dollars a gallon @ Farm Supply stores.( TSC, QC & others) Hardener additive, 16. Works good, but ya only get tractor colors. Ok , if ya like red.

Or green...
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: misc
Topic: $50 paint job
Replies: 149
Views: 56743

Rustoleum does not appear to be available in Australia - I'm wondering if Wattyl KillRust Would work?

It's labeled as Epoxy Enamel so it should be strong and flexible...
by ZC-Cruiser
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

I like that "Super Pursuit" badge. What is that from? XP Falcon # 200 "Super Pursuit" Six: * Capacity: 200 cubic inches (3.28 litres) * Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 6 cylinders * Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline * Head: Pushrod and ro...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

maverick75 wrote:those are cool

I can try to chase up some of the Cortina ones if you are interested...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

And this one from the Australian Cortina

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by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Emblems for 200Ci (pics)
Replies: 9
Views: 1571

This one is from a 200 and is very cool:

Image
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Aluminum Cylinder Head
Topic: Where can I buy some of this new aluminium gear in OZ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3736

Time to start looking into a Crossflow conversion

Aussispeed does good 4BBL intakes for them and no brake booster issues
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 six power steering
Replies: 1
Views: 590

The Australian Crossflow engines have a Saginaw type PS pump & Bracket.
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: T5 into XF problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

What sort of rear mount are you using?

Can you post pics?
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Aussie 6 Engine ID and Parts
Replies: 12
Views: 3272

This site has a good rundown on the Falcon models and what engines came in them:

http://www.geocities.com/falconfacts/
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Building for low revs, part 2: The turbo(s). (long post)
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

How about the BA Falcon bulge - it looks very nice: http://www.webwombat.com.au/motoring/news_reports/images/fpv1.JPG http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BA-XR8-BOSS-STYLE-BONNET-BULGE-SCOOP-NEW-0-99-NR_W0QQitemZ220184264194QQihZ012QQcategoryZ36605QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Building for low revs, part 2: The turbo(s). (long post)
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

Yeah, I'm probably not all there when I think of stuff like this. I was even thinking about the possibility of running rows of backwards-facing louvers up the top of each quarter panel (one row on each) to try to pull air through an IC.. although I think that would definitely damage the sleeper loo...
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: intercooled, non turbo
Replies: 29
Views: 1794

hasa68mustang wrote:anyone have the link to the better how to page?

http://home.bresnan.net/~dazed/RamAir
by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Turbo, Supercharger, and Nitrous
Topic: Building for low revs, part 2: The turbo(s). (long post)
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

This guy is doing stuff that may give you some ideas:
http://www.cletusracin.com/index.php?page=page-2

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by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Lets swap heads
Replies: 3
Views: 858

The XF engine will go right in - You'll have to sort out the Exhaust and change to a cable accelerator if you haven't already got one (XD one will bolt in)

Not as powerful as a 2V but runs Unleaded without a problem...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V to Crossflow C4 Flexplate
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Hmmm - all my spare Crossflows are unleaded engines...

So can I get a C4 Flexplate to suit one of those cranks??
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V to Crossflow C4 Flexplate
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Yay!! - I thought you'd know Addo :-)

In fact, I very nearly addressed this thread to you :-)
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V to Crossflow C4 Flexplate
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

2V to Crossflow C4 Flexplate

It looks like I'll be changing a 250 2V to a Crossflow.

The question is will the C4 Flexplate on the 2V bolt onto the Crossflow?
by ZC-Cruiser
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:08 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 2V manifold gasket issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

michael_cini wrote:what is permatex #3? we have permatex 1 and 2 form-a-gasket here.

addo wrote:Have you tried a coat of Permatex #3 to both sides of the gasket?


Permatex #3 - AVIATION Form-a-Gasket - that stuff rules!
by ZC-Cruiser
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: engine tech
Topic: Identifying an Alloy Crossflow Head?
Replies: 40
Views: 21534

So what does a "D" mean?

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by ZC-Cruiser
Fri May 04, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
Topic: What Brand Rotors Should I Purchase?
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Re: What Brand Rotors Should I Purchase?

LaGrasta wrote:As I need to change mine due to warping,


This article by Carroll Smith on brake disk warping is very interesting:
The "Warped" Brake Disc and Other Myths of the Braking System
http://www.ftw.com.au/content/view/79/50/
by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Oh so VERY excited!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4296

Can you please post some more detail shots of the engine mounts and gearbox clearance and crossmember clearances.

Looks as though it would fit nicely into a ZC Fairlane...
by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XF Injector Rail Mods
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

wagon wrote:Would anyone like to see pictures when I do?

Yep - show us that beast!
by ZC-Cruiser
Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250-2v build - what do I need?
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

michael_cini wrote:interesting idea. did the machinist do this for you?

ZC-Cruiser wrote:I had bronze spacers made to replace the springs on the Rocker Shaft.
Apparently that stops problems with the rocker arms walking around...

Yep, assembled the head and then machined spacers to suit the gaps...
by ZC-Cruiser
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250-2v build - what do I need?
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

I had bronze spacers made to replace the springs on the Rocker Shaft.
Apparently that stops problems with the rocker arms walking around...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: XY power steer ram
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

xdee wrote:I agree, ramsteer is too too light. Even reco valve-bodies don't have any feel. Graft on a rack and pinion if you can find something to fit.

Yep, the second time I drove the ZC was to take it to the garage to get the power steering taken off - it was terrible...
by ZC-Cruiser
Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: PRE IGNITION FORD 250 crossflow
Replies: 54
Views: 5827

addo wrote:Was it a "Top Gun" lead by any chance?

Nope - I think factory - a black thing...
by ZC-Cruiser
Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: PRE IGNITION FORD 250 crossflow
Replies: 54
Views: 5827

I just solved a pinging problem on the ZC (250 Crossflow) - turns out the coil lead was faulty right near the coil - lead broken under the right angle boot and arcing in there Once I found that and replaced it, I could bring the initial advance up about 5 degrees... It also stopped the strange loss ...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Fuel Pump Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2385

Danielson wrote:How do you guys put your photos in ?? I tried but could not so just put a link in ..

Use [ img ]http://www.your.image/location/imagename.jpg[ /img ] (without the spaces in the brackets)

Click on the Quote button their posts to see the code you need
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 3spd or 4spd tailshaft? Help Please
Replies: 3
Views: 475

There is a uni joint from a 1970 Fairlane that is big one side (tailshaft) and small the other side (diff) - maybe that plus an XD tailshaft will solve the problem for you...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: Cluster change will tacho work
Replies: 4
Views: 516

You'll need to fit the Oil Pressure Gauge sender in place of the switch or your Oil Pressure Gauge will just read full all the time.
by ZC-Cruiser
Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:18 pm
Forum: Transmission & Drivetrain
Topic: C4 or AOD?
Replies: 18
Views: 1791

Were I to pursue an overdrive auto, my choice would be the early manually operated version of the TH700. Some major adaption but not an overkill fitment. What sort of major adaption are we talking about here? I'm trying to drop the cruise revs on the Cruiser from 2300 to 1800 or so and I like the i...
by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

discokin6 wrote:I'd say variable would be better.. really long for low down, then it retracts as the RPMs rise for a short runner up top...

That's a GREAT idea! - it's a wonder Ford doesn't work out a way to do that...
by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

discokin6 wrote:Go long on it, and you'll end up with more low end torque

Long wins then:

"Horsepower sells cars,
Torque wins motor races"
by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

LukeNukem wrote:And, i think 4.1 is a wee bit depressed at the moment, like old Snuffle used to seem like.
Seems to have lost a little grunt somewhere.

Probably from the hose squashing up and reducing the cross-sectional area and therefore the flow capacity...
by ZC-Cruiser
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

xecute®™© he he wrote:`Oh, Dear`. the Big Bird (falcon) is suckin some air!

The Snuffleupagus rocks, you can use HDPE, blue LDPE or black MDPE or just about anything to stop it becoming an iron lung.

Yeah! - how about a nice bit of stormwater pipe with matching bends - that would look cool...
by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

LukeNukem wrote:dunno, i think mine comes up around 1010mm, just over a metre.
What I need is a hard bend on that throtle body to stop the pipe closing in on itself too much.
what about the bend that was originally on there?
by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

On the kickdown cable thing, I have previously been given this advice on adjusting it: First make sure you are getting full throttle. Then adjust the kickdown cable so that it will just drop into the throttle arm hole. To get the right length of the kick down cable pull the cable till you feel a sli...
by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

thats the one mate, square to round. probably $20 in aussie, though I think its a kiwi made part, should beable to get your supercheap to order it atleast. I dont think anything inside the sensor depends on being level, so you'll be right, mines on a slight downward angle and tilted sideways. I'm n...
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

Also, does it matter that the air flow meter is not mounted horizontally like in the factory setup??
by ZC-Cruiser
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 EFi Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7832

No point beating the bacon in the bush is there? Tip: Supercheap has an adaptor for the air flow meter, labeled as a beamer part, made by Wildcat Griffiths Equipment, part number 36-PAB Would that be an adaptor to go from the square inlet to a round filter?? That looks very nifty and is making me t...
by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 xflow into XA Falcon?
Replies: 89
Views: 7837

addo wrote:Please say you're going to get all that trim to a nice, uniform, classic ZC-ZD colour! That dark red always looks nice.

Matt black probably - the correct colour for a dash - and black carpet on top

Probably keep the bone colour for the wheel - might get less hot when parked...
by ZC-Cruiser
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 xflow into XA Falcon?
Replies: 89
Views: 7837

Update - ZL Steering Column mounted - about 2 hours work including remove from donor car...
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by ZC-Cruiser
Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Aussie Ford Sixes
Topic: 250 xflow into XA Falcon?
Replies: 89
Views: 7837

TCSTEVE wrote:Are they swiveling air vents :shock:
Very nice work

Yep - just had to trim one of the mounting tabs and it went right in there.