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    #61
    A bit more progress today. Are these the spigots you were talking about Triton? Turn the handle for fresh air I guess.

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    Looks rust free under there. I put some of the rustoleum rust primer on anyway as per the Carnage videos. I really like the spray on prep wash too, so easy!

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    front widescreen surround looks good
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    not so the back screen...
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    boot looks good too!

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    "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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      #62
      Yep thats the spigots.
      If no holes then should be fine. You can put an inspection camera in there thru spigot or small holes in outercowl and get a better idea of what the top is like..

      They collect leaves. If can wah out ans spray fishoil or some pritectant inside cowl be good fir years

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        #63
        If you get an genuine xm heater . The left spigot supplies the fresh air to it next to the little door
        Last edited by 9triton; 11-05-20, 09:09 PM.

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          #64
          Other areas are the front crissmember under the radiator and inside the boot the inner rear quarter panel ie where the gaps are on left and same on right side.


          Is that super thick bog st the base of the c pillar?
          Last edited by 9triton; 11-05-20, 09:14 PM.

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            #65
            It has a heater box, all the lines are very stiff so I might pull it out to see if I can get it to work more freely. I was surprised how big it is!

            There’s a bit of bog, maybe 2mm or so at the c pillars.

            I still can’t get the door handles off. They both have thick dome headed screws and the tool just bends. I might try cutting it down a bit to see if it will slide in between them.

            "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you'll suck forever" Brian Wilson

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              #66
              Pity it's not an XD-XF, the door handles would have fallen off by now for you....

              Good to see you are starting to have some wins.....

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                #67
                Originally posted by PXL265 View Post
                Pity it's not an XD-XF, the door handles would have fallen off by now for you....

                Good to see you are starting to have some wins.....
                internal handles ..

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                  #68
                  the XD-XF internal handles fail pretty regularly too....

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                    #69
                    Pretty crusty in there
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                    and the top of the wiper mechanism is pretty gross too

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by PXL265 View Post
                      the XD-XF internal handles fail pretty regularly too....
                      Ahhh -each way bet you were right

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                        #71
                        crusty - get your self a rad top hose filter.(tefba etc)_

                        these cast iron 6's pretty indestructible - but the rust / gunk eventually blocks the radiator tubes .
                        plenty of threads on early falcon pages about overheating - solution is getting tubes rodded out -or a recore -preferably 3 core .

                        if don't care for orig look, then a chinesium mustang alloy one, just note V8 mustang ones have inlets orientations different to 6 cyl ones

                        if you get that far knock out the welch plugs on block and clean in there. and check the water jacket one on back of block (hidden by flywheel /flex plate) . as if they corrode /leak its engine out (or ghearbox out)time to replace. there are two -one covers th camshaft tunnel -and has oil behind it so never rusts. other is water jacket.

                        ford used steel welch plugs from factory and some rebuilders use steel ones-rather than brass . if all brass then should be OK



                        and whilst engine out is one small (1") welch plug on back of head . cant access when engine in car. check/ replace that as well
                        Last edited by 9triton; 13-05-20, 09:26 PM.

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                          #72
                          Or whilst engine is out replace with a nice little 289???

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by PXL265 View Post
                            Or whilst engine is out replace with a nice little 289???
                            don't forget the 5 stud discs, twin circuit brakes , collapsible column, retractable seatbelts ,c4 box, stronger 5 stud rear diff ,tailshaft , new exhasut ,new 14wheels to clear the discs, and engineering.

                            but yeah , 289/302windsors do fit these like a glove
                            Last edited by 9triton; 13-05-20, 09:34 PM.

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                              #74
                              You don't tell anyone.....

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                                #75
                                a V8 would be cool for sure but sorting the body will prolly blow the budget. Hopefully the 6 will do a decent skid and not sound like balls. There’s not much more to take off now and getting to the point of rust repair.

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                                This is the other side. That rectangle piece of bog in the middle goes all the way through and is securing a support for the rear window?


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                                rear windscreen is not good.

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                                I was all set to get into welding patch pieces ect but getting a bit nervous as I don’t think I’m up to making the pieces or actually doing a half decent welding job. I might try filling a few surplus holes in the engine bay and see how that goes first.
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