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  1. Hang in there and find a 2.3 from a Mazda 6. They went hard 4 wat they were. I remember them having a conventional flywheel too.
  2. Felixx's Anglia

    From your Lucas alternator?
  3. GuyW/Aviators HJ60 Discussion

    Mint truck. I want to see something being crushed with that PTO winch, they're awesomely powerful. Before you Newtech fill the rust holes with the mesh from a fly screen door and/or pop rivet some roof flashing over the holes. That's the approved method as far as I can tell.
  4. Mr Mk1's 1200

    Oh No! did you put those bearings in Josh?
  5. Mr Mk1's 1200

    Burn't out ballast resistor?
  6. Thanks mate. No that's the best part. I love hearing shit yarns about someone who had one back in the day "it was exactly the same, same wheels and everything" You know it can't have been but it's still great to hear the stories.
  7. Valiants Big Block AP5

    Yeah you're not wrong there, maybe we could drop the instigator off out the back of Hanmer next time.
  8. Valiants Big Block AP5

    Hopefully it won't say guard rub anymore, then we can skip straight to the argument about 190e Cosworths.
  9. 1963 AP5's Valiant Regal - Discussion

    Wow, this will drive so much better when it's put back together. Have a look at the spring eye and shackle bushes too, I bet they are in a poor state too.
  10. Valiants Big Block AP5

    Yeah mate it only took 5 years but I've done it. @yetchh, lowered your Zephyr yet?
  11. Valiants Big Block AP5

    Woah 5 years no update. But... I have done some things to this over the last year or so. Converting to LPG wasn't one of them as it turns out, but anyway. I took this to Hanmer last year and in the run up to that I took the opportunity to make a couple of upgrades. First and most important was to fit an LSD for increased hektikness. The car has a Ford 9 inch so finding a center wasn't a problem I wasn't sure about the True Track centers like this one. But I took the plunge and brought one, had it set up with my 3/1 Crown Wheel and Pinion and popped it in. In all honesty it's awesome, it reduced hektikness in all situations except for when required. The car is much nicer to drive in all situations, especially when it's raining. No more inside wheel spinning and twitching about, nice to park and do tight turns etc. Cost a bit to do but well worth it. Next up was to swap the little bucket seats out, it was time for them to move on. When you need new seats, there is no option other than tatty Recaros is there? Ultimately I'll get them recovered in maroon vinyl to match the rear seats etc but for now they are a huge comfort and ease of in/egress upgrade. I also got the sill trims vapour blasted, put the radio delete plate back in the dash, fixed the demister and connected the tubes etc etc. I think most importantly the SS Cragars are a thing of the past. It's now sporting a set of 15/7 steel rims from TWL with AU Falcon centers, I made a jig and welded some threaded lugs onto the centers to hold AP5 hub caps. Anyway pics. I'm very pleased with them to be honest. I'll clean the hub caps up and repaint the Valiant emblems on them. I have plenty to do yet before I'm happy with it. The exhaust needs to be raised, I want to paint the roof maroon to match the wheels, and a bunch of other things. Look forward to another update around 2022ad. Spin some sharns about it here.
  12. Hurmeez' 1977 Mk2 Escort Estate

    There's some classy rust repairs being done here, nice work keep it up. It looks like there are some other interesting projects in the shed with your wagon? This makes me happy TBH, one of my first cars was an Escort wagon. I had the guards and front panel off, made a new radiator support etc too.
  13. 1963 AP5's Valiant Regal - Discussion

    Front end rebuild will be the *perfect* opportunity to back those torsion bars off a bit.
  14. 1963 AP5's Valiant Regal - Discussion

    Get a good wheel alignment afterward and it'll be so much nicer to drive.