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  1. Steelies

    steelies' 64 ford wagoon

    Wof'ed up! Wagnats time. Pretty sure somethings touching something so there are some/many vibes but yeah, wagnats.
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    steelies' 64 ford wagoon

    Cheers guys!
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    steelies' 64 ford wagoon

    Took this for a fang, not bad. Gave myself some scares/jobs with things fouling on others haha. Motor does however stutter under load/mostly-wide open throttle ie booting it, sometimes popping out the carb. Timing measures up legit by the manual, but maybe the mark is off? Any thoughts?
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    steelies' 64 ford wagoon

    Shit's in and runs! Vital Fluids for motor and box gobbled up and stayed inside, yay. Kiwi Engineering fixed the ring gear, Colliers (both in Levin) checked the balance, all G. Got choke bits from Weber Specialties and other stuff from around the place. Road test yet to happen, exhaust currently sitting on the ground etc. Wagnats coming up awfully fast.. Should have taken a before Pic, it was haggard in a few places
  5. Yeah power file has changed my life. Also guilty of nipping it up in the vice for mini linisher duties. Handy having a round end, flat sections, and sections with no plate under them to run over/in curves etc
  6. Yep, just dealt with this the other day wouldn't think it's a big deal but then
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    steelies' 64 ford wagoon

    A bit closer, turns out replacement flex plate was incorrect so current one is off to get fixed up. Boring falcon info to follow: flex plate appears to be a Windsor v8 part with counterweights drilled off to become 'neutral' balance to suit the 6cyl. Apparently it's a thing, as the 6s are more likely to have borg Warner transmissions that have different mounting holes and offset in the flex plate, but the fantastic Windsor engine got the c4 and shares the same offset, tooth count and crank mounting with the 250 I6.
  8. What's the stroke on that beast? Last I heard from 'my' engine guy was not to be afraid of moving the barrel a little when dialing combustion chamber in. Jennings reckons 0.4ish mm minimum squish, 1.5mm max. Seems like a lot of leeway Any signs underneath the piston crown?
  9. Dayum, ring gear would not budge. Some dimensions changed lol, but zero slip. Some evidence suggests presence of hidden magic.. No factory rivets or external welds, but wee globules that look like friction weld type scenario, or something. Anyway, project stall till flywheel place opens
  10. Chur. Heat to swell the ring gear and loosen death grip. Yeah this old one isn't welded or riveted, but I'm a little sus as I can only find worthwhile info on flywheel ring removal, not flexplate
  11. Anyone here removed/replaced a ring gear on a flexplate before? Mines got fucked teeth, I bought a replacement that's not quite right for the trans, wondering about heating/ flipping the original ring round to the 'fresh' side. Next option is repair shop, but too impatient to wait till next year etc
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    steelies' 64 ford wagoon

    Things. New gearbox x-member. Since I've owned the car it's had some period Ford stamped member hung off a couple bits of angle and has suffered from being first point of contact for ground/car meetings.. with the box out it was finally time to flick that nasty shit with its ground-hooking flanges, gain a tiny bit of ground clearance, and a bunch of much needed room for the exhaust. Dave Jackson got a nosey under the covers, coolant parts, carb kit, gaskets, a fantastic voyage of breaking plastic vacuum trees off in the manifold right at the end, and ignition/other parts from the previous anchor. Adapting accelerator linkages and other stuff also in the mix. FYI falcon suckers, thermostat housings are NLA, repco get em in from Kilkenny castings in Aus.