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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    yer that looks so un proportional - gotta fix that up.
    I like having the sill line straight/level.
    Otherwise she's looking good - I keep desiring an old skool beast - one day.
    Hahaha you've still got that itch hey...

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    , yes mate.
    Maybe next year.
    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
    Sydney is Sky Blue HAL Premiers/Champions 2017 - the Double.

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    Was given one of these for my birthday



    Will be some interesting reading. It has a "GTHO supplement" in the back of it but doesn't detail much apart from issues with the carby and basic specifications of the car.

    It will complement my factory parts manual nicely

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    Grrrr bendy bendy pushrods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road_Warrior View Post
    Grrrr bendy bendy pushrods
    Give it a big rev???
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    Give it a big rev???
    Not really, the highest I've taken it was around 4k rpm last week. It has had a rattle for a while though but not enough to raise any eyebrows.

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    A couple more interesting things: the heads are different (I think we already knew that though) and there are also additional holes in the inlet face of the heads that have been blocked off with grub screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road_Warrior View Post
    Not really, the highest I've taken it was around 4k rpm last week. It has had a rattle for a while though but not enough to raise any eyebrows.
    Thst needs further investigation.

    Check lifter faces and crush to make sure you don't have a stuffed lifter or cam.

    How many were bent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    Thst needs further investigation.

    Check lifter faces and crush to make sure you don't have a stuffed lifter or cam.

    How many were bent?
    Two from what I can see. It is at the mechanics, so if they find anything else of that nature, I guess it is going to go up on blocks in my shed for a while...

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    No other issues arose from the bent pushrod issue. The engine is nice and quiet now and I've been driving it a bit and giving it some stick, but not too much. Finally fixed the oil leak at the back of the intake manifold and got the workshop to do the uni joints at the same time.

    Next item on the agenda: fit the GPS tracker I bought, and sort the tunes situation with the stereo as wifey has officially shitcanned the car until such time as it has a working radio

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