igor

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    EA Coon running rough

    Last rough calculation was 22mpg, got down to 14 mpg a couple of years ago towing a double horse float from 'clutha to Colac Bay and return. I've had 29 mpg on a long trip out of another one with throttle body injection and 4 speed automatic. Whangarei to Porirua 802 km on 78 litres. What's yours do? Work mate claims to get fairly consistent 25 mpg from XD sedan with 302 and auto.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Has not been overheated and the oil looks clean, not milky like when water gets in it.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Is probably due for fresh antifreeze. Has been a while.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Cleaned and re-gapped the spark plugs tonight. Healthy colour but those gaps were enormous. The book says 1-1.1mm, the gaps were all around 1.7mm. Blasted the air filter with compressed air resulting in all manner of filth coming out. Took it for a hurtle up the road and back, resisting the urge to lay some Os on my mate's gravel truck turn around, and now it runs heaps better right across the rev range.
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    EA Coon running rough

    The only V8s I have driven were Holdens belonging to my doctor. An '02 Monaro with little more than delivery kms on it so not to be driven hard (1100 rpm at 100 km/hr in sixth gear, torque for Africa, and dangerously quiet with factory mufflers) and a VL Walkinshaw special. Loved the Walky, heavy clutch, clunky race box, lumpy cam and all. Perhaps I just have a thing for dinosaurs.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Does one need very small hands for that Valiant? Perhaps I can get the youngest boy to help me. It's time he learnt some mechanical stuff. Took the coon for a run this morning and it started up rougher than ever. Was running like a bag of arse. Thought for a moment it was down on four cylinders. Came good though and was running sweet. Fifty miles or so into town with no trouble. Went to Repco for an air filter, which they didn't have, and a bottle of injector cleaner which they had a selection of. Nulon, as recommended by 8ball, on special at two for $25 instead of $19.95 so I got a diesel one for the tractor as well. Tank was under a quarter so gave it a dose and filled up with 95 (98 not available). Got within ten miles of home and it started hesitating a bit but not as bad as before. Leads all look okay, will check plugs when the engine is cold then have a go at the dizzy. I'm aware that the XR6T is governed so it can't out power the XR8. Wouldn't be good for sales if a six had bigger balls than the V8.
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    EA Coon running rough

    My boss and his dad tried a BA when they first came out and reckoned it was too tight across the shoulders. They are both pretty big guys though. Be more inclined to do a V8 transplant than a Barra into an EA given the choice. Mate at work regularly gives me cheek about my six cylinder coons. Reckons anything that big needs an 8. He is of course biased as he's on at least his third V8 coon.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Sounds like a huge fuck around to do the conversion but it is an interesting thought. Surprised it is popular enough for a conversion kit to be made. As it happens I have two throttle body injected EAs and an XC here. What're the odds the XC carby will fit on the EA manifold without mods? Is the conversion for speedway/stockcars?
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    EA Coon running rough

    Heater works fine UJ but will check hoses anyway. Thanks for that 8ball. Will try that. Can't get 98 around here though. How much difference does it make? Totally unkeen to take the manifold off to reach the dizzy. This is why I love old pushrod dinosaurs with a carby.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Just had a look at this while the weather was good. What stupid bastard designs a thing with the dizzy hidden so far up under the manifold that you can't even see both cap retaining clips much less reach them? Far worse than putting the alternator directly under the power steering pump so it can fill up with leaked oil and fuck itself. Air filter looks disgusting so that'll get replaced first then a dose of injector cleaner. Anyone recommend a good product for this please?
  11. Good to know you've got this fixed. Bless all the OSGCs who helped a member in his time of need.
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    EA Coon running rough

    Thanks for all the thoughts guys. Now I need a day when it isn't raining or blowing like forty bastards so I can look into it.
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    EA Coon running rough

    It's always idled a bit high but it never bothered me. Not always evenly though. Sometimes idle speed will rise a bit just randomly for a while. I've always run 91 octane same as in my carby and throttle body injected coons. Serial coon driver since 2000. This is my fourth one and the others all ran sweet on 91.
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    EA Coon running rough

    You believe the problem is electrical? Could well be. Probably should look at the dizzy cap first then? See if the contacts are eroded to nothing. That was the main problem when my XC started running on four cylinders. That and a couple of cracked spark plugs but the cracked plugs weren't always the ones not firing. What's the go with unclaimed impounds? Do they usually get tendered or is it considered not worth the hassle for shitters?
  15. Calling all the Falcon gurus out there. My 3.9 MPI coon is hesitating a bit sometimes like it's sucked some crap into the fuel system and it feels down on power slightly. Seems to come good at high revs. Is not overheating at all. I've had it three years and never run it right out of petrol. Low kms on the clock (not long clicked over 278,000). If it had a carby like the old ones I'd be confident to clean it out but never had anything to do with injection. All pertinent advice most welcome.
  16. When one of my cars shat the trans on boxing day many years ago the AA guy towed it to a suitable workshop and we just locked it up and left it there until they reopened after the holiday period. Is that an option in this instance?
  17. Should be able to get parts in Blenheim. Not too far away.
  18. Bigger tank has to be a good option if it can be done.
  19. Yep. Even on two supposedly identical cars. The bit you want will be the one bit that is different.
  20. If the conversion is well done using OEM parts on factory bolt holes how would the average wof guy even notice?
  21. Seems a little bit silly to require cert if the whole thing uses OE parts that could have left the factory in an identical shell and mount on all factory provided bolt holes. Why is that?
  22. Must be a shitload of British stuff from back then with the same dizzy type. Can't be that hard finding a cap less fucked than the one you have. What sort is it?