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    #46
    Looks mint!

    Mate of mine was a mechanic and had a falcon with a chrome thermostat housing, kept having overheating issues because of it or something. Ended up being due to the Chrome metal the housing was made of. May or may not be relevant for your project.

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      #47
      Oh fuck yeah I've been meaning to drop you a line to see if this had rocked up!
      1975 TX Gemini Coupe - 1991 VN SS - 2017 VF SS Redline Wagon
      YT: https://www.youtube.com/bucketindustries

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        #48
        So cool love those rear 1/4s

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          #49
          Originally posted by Ribfeast View Post
          Looks mint!

          Mate of mine was a mechanic and had a falcon with a chrome thermostat housing, kept having overheating issues because of it or something. Ended up being due to the Chrome metal the housing was made of. May or may not be relevant for your project.
          A mate of mine was telling a similar story about the chromed alternator overheating

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            #50
            That is.... awesome and ...huge. My lord it looks big.
            Good luck with ACT rego.
            Fortitudo et Superbiam

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              #51
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              possible rear main, sump gasket and definitely ext housing seal

              also upgraded from power glide to turbo 350 in about 5 minutes
              I was sitting in car noticed the indicator was not lining up. Playing with it found an extra gear. Put it on ramps and there was a bright shiny pan with turbo 350 stamped on it

              Winning

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                #52
                Overdrive?! :p

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                Originally posted by 50RTD
                Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                  #53
                  If it bothers you (gear indicator panel being a PG and not showing the "right" gear with the TH350) check out Shiftworks - https://shiftworks.com/

                  I got the right shifter detent and indicator panel from them for mine as it had the same swap (very common). It's a small thing and not 100% needed to drive but makes it feel more complete and proper.
                  Hide yo' wife!!!

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                    #54
                    That is a magnificent beast. Nice tidy up of the engine bay too.

                    A mate of mine just spray painted his air cleaner from chrome to black on his bumpside F100, looks much better (check out Yarnie's Garage on YouTube).
                    Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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                      #55
                      Will defiantly get the gear shift indicator. Still cheapest trans upgrade I've ever done.

                      I will be going for fairly stock engine bay.
                      Similar to this but with dual intake air cleaner and neater wiring





                      I put a permit on it and drove it for the first time. Everything is as it should be including drives like a boat, steers like a boat and stops like a boat. I am used to the Datto 1600 with well sorted steering and suspension. You point it and thats where it goes

                      Un boosted drums all round are a short lived novelty. Ordered complete master/booster and front disc conversion from Chev Shed in QLD. All bolt on apart from 2 hardlines from master cylinder

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                        #56
                        Re: the dual intake - have a look at Speedway motors or Ground Up/ss396.com - Speedway sells the one above and I think they might be slightly reduced at the moment. Ground Up has the one I am keen on with the angled forward snorkels but the stamped style lid (closer to what is stock on mine) like this.....(would need paint as no chrome in my engine bay!!) Plenty of places on eBay selling the repro stickers for them too.





                        Hide yo' wife!!!

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                          #57
                          You'd need a 454 big block for that air cleaner

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                          Originally posted by 50RTD
                          Dave, have you uploaded the data from the carby?
                          Originally posted by Dogsballs;n7259704
                          Bit harder to Wank to without Wendy, but got there in the end

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                            #58
                            Yeh but it looks cool. Al/Woody tested mine with the single (chokey looking) snorkel stock air cleaner vs nothing and there was no difference. But like I said, it looks cool!
                            Hide yo' wife!!!

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                                Started cleaning and priming light surface rust at rear, ended pulling tank and doing it as well.
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