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  1. it cant be a massive airlock can it.?. it does sound like a water flow restriction and it doesnt take much...1 small hoke covered by gasket and coolant temps go crazy
  2. i hate coolant temp issues so i feel your pian mate. the factory head gaskets should be fine...ive seen 500hp turbo 1uzs that havnt been pulled apart ( not long for this world...but 1 of them has made it almost 3 yeara so far)and the they stay cool with factory coolant setup and radiator. i would be so tempted to pull the heads off and check that there isn't an issues with the gaskets....wrong side....wrong way around....stuffed.. apart from that ill keep reading replys
  3. well after being in storage for just over 2 years now...the old girl has been sold. its gone to a mate who only hounded me for 20 months.....and has big plans for her. so everyone wave good buy to the mighty mk2. it has been replaced with another cortina ......and that has taken up its space in storage.
  4. if you dont need the money ...keep it man...bloody clean car. and if you want to be able to jump in and drive all over the country without issue and good on fuel.....mx5 the bugger you would regret selling it mate and they fit pretty well......even with a wu-tang war whistle hanging of the side
  5. so start of a new year (even tho its February now lol).thought i would clean the garage out and that met putting the mk3 back on the rotisserie and also making casters for it so i can move it out side....ive got some metal prep to do before POR15 and that en voles being able to hose it down..and dint want to do that in the garage.. bit of a bloody mess all cleaned and ready to go
  6. WOF yeaterday...again another clean sheet..so all leagal for anothe 6 months. when i swapped motors i also swapped the 4 speed back in...( live in chch..fuck all motorways...flat....my work school home round trip is 32ks) and i prefer it to the 5 speed. also put a quick shifter in and it makes it heaps better. almost had ghe old gjrl 3 years now and love it...second longest ive owned a car. lol.
  7. started seeing if i can get the interior in and see what broken and what goes where.(they will need a good upholster to sort it all out...has been painted black and lots of rips.) started with the back seat. the bottom clips in the car that hold the bottom of the seat have broken off so i drilled hols and riv-nutted them. the back seat frame will need to be straightened after sitting around with crap on them for years. as for the base and as most of you know the base is held in with these little thin tabs. and screws into these small hole with what is basically a PK screw so i cut up some 3mm thick box section and welded them on and cut the old ones off drilled new holes and used rivnuts back seat all bolted in. i bolted the front seats in and realized im in a situation ive never been in before.(i have moved seats,bolted in other seats,,,) but im not a small person and normally everything isn't where it should be for me...like controls .gauges facing me ect ect. but im still yet to weld the dash and everything in place ....so i could make things better for me while im at it.. i bolted the EPSC in place (still fits as same pedal box as facelift) and put gear stick in gearbox and sat the center console in as well. now i can start putting dash all in to suit me....still need to make it all fit around the wiper motor and heater i made to fit the facelift dash. on a side not ...1st time i have ever had seats in this car .........of cause i sat in it slamming it threw the gears making engine sounds.............i am human
  8. got the dash support painted and put the rest of the dash together......very happy with it ... pre face lift GT dash now bog standard face lift. car has a new owner as well....i have my mk2 stored at a mates and he dropped the other mk3 seats off for me today and couldn't take his eye off it (it is a bloody good body) so we struck a deal and hes going to put it in storage until he has all the bits to put it back on the road.......its a good day...dash lloks mint....cars going to a good home
  9. got the re face lift dash support out of the parts car and the face lift one welded back in.....first time ive ever done it....this was the worst part...think the one going in my car will be easier. can start puting the parts car back together with all the shit i dont want/need and sell it on.
  10. well i havnt build the new motor yet .....because i have other shit to play with.....but the old pinhoe has been getting worse......blows shit loads of smoke and sounds like a diesel... the mk3 parts car i bought had a mighty pinthoe in it... so i pulled it out pulled the clutch ,flywheel,pressure plate,inlet and carb , thermostat and water pump of mine and slapped it on to the other one.... reason being mine ran and i had done them last year. some new plugs and oil.....and man it starts first pop.....no smoke.....and so quiet . old pinthoe other old pinthoe blooody good
  11. when i bought this it was a shell and i was missing heaps of parts but the shell was the starting point for me. i did buy some seats and door cards as well as the rectangle lights and a few grills (i like the look of then and the 1st ones to come along)from a mate but still needed lights and lots of other stuff..so i all ways thought that one day ill stumble across a parts car.. being a face lift 76 it has the same dash as the mk4/5 and i dint hate it but lately ive been thing about after market gauges and maybe subaru b4 seats front and back or maybe bucket seats in the back as well. then a mate rings me on Friday morning and tells me he will around soon with a trailer......and later that day i had a parts car...........oh what a parts car. its got everything that makes a GT a GT in it. so i stripped it out on Saturday and got a pile of GT goodness. the seats are pretty bad and will need an expert but they are all there. the only part i dont need is the steering wheel and i have no idea how much they go for so i put it on trademe at $1 reserve.. the body of the parts car is pretty bloody good and has live plates and tags..so the plan is to take all the stuff i want and put all the stuff i no longer have a need for back on and sell it on to someone whos after a project.....far to good to just cut up...theres rust in the rear panel and i think thats it. the big job is the dash steel back part....the face lift and pre facelift are totally different as you know so they need to be removed and welded back in ..in the other cars. so i have removed the facelift from my car today i will fully weld up all the areas with it out now and clean and POR15 what i can before i remove the other one from the parts car and weld it in. cheers
  12. oh good...i tnought you sold the lot mate.. im a huge fan of the starion and you dont see enough around anymore....or the early l200 utes.
  13. love the old l200s mate.... and man life was so much happier (for me) when you worked at repco... did you sell both stations Zac
  14. made some panels to covers... the firewall recess