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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The official "I spotted" thread!

    It was suggested by FOCUSCDI (so send abuse his way hehe) that we should start a thread for people to announce that they've just seen a new model on the road. This doesn't include prototypes (they'll usually deserve their own threads) just things like upgraded models. For example back when the 380...

    Started by PaulST‎, 08-01-2006 04:27 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Help out your forum - donate and buy stickers!

    There are two ways in which you can support this forum, donating monetary amounts of purchase forum stickers. Details on both and payment are outlined below: 1. STICKERS 2. DONATING 3. PAYMENT 1. Stickers We've seen some other forum stickers that are huge and frankly embarrassing to put...

    Started by PaulST‎, 07-06-2005 02:54 PM
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    1. Great Wall of Rust!

      Pretty interesting stuff here. http://www.facebook.com/gwmrusty A friend bout one of the chinese Great Wall X240, and within months it was completely rusted! RAA inspection showed it had been resprayed before as well. Purchased new, with 17km on the clock, Great Wall won't refund the...

      Started by concord‎, 09-12-2011 08:19 PM
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    2. Cool Ford Falcon - an emotional tribute

      Paul may remember me from the meeting mentioned in the article, as well as the conversation we had afterwards. :) Hope you enjoy. http://performancedrive.com.au/editorial-ford-falcon-an-emotional-tribute-1715/

      Started by FalconMC‎, 17-02-2016 05:25 PM
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      30-12-2016, 09:55 AM Go to last post
    3. Ford Australia Book

      Don't know if this is the right place to enter this but anyway, I've just bought from Dymocks the book "Ford Australia The Cars and the People Who Built them". It's by co authored by M.D. Cook and D.M. Wallace. The two authors worked for Ford Australia they're not two motoring journalists with an...

      Started by cleaner‎, 20-10-2016 11:46 AM
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    4. Problem with 2008 Ford RTV Ute

      Wavering whine under load, disappears when foot removed from accelerator. Diff and bearings replaced, tail shaft replaced, tyres removed and balance checked and found to be OK. Any suggestions as to what might be causing the problem? Multiple mechanics accessed but as yet no-one can find the...

      Started by Youngie‎, 24-11-2016 03:38 PM
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      30-12-2016, 09:23 AM Go to last post
    5. Icc security code error. How to fix ?

      Gday. Just wondering if anyone knows how to fix the security code error on my icc. 2004 territory ghia awd. Thanks

      Started by Qez01‎, 15-12-2016 09:29 PM
      security code error icc
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    6. Buy Registered IELTS,TOEFL,Certificates,Passports,Drivers License,ID Cards,Visas,

      Buy Registered IELTS,TOEFL,Certificates,Passports,Drivers License,ID Cards,Visas,((BestDocumentation@qualityservice.com)) We offer our exclusive clients the ability to gain IELTS,TOEFL,ESOL AUTODESK certificates without taking the exams. The regions we cover are Asia ,UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi...

      Started by biollmax1984‎, 15-12-2016 06:53 PM
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    7. how to tell if a fg has adjustable pedals

      Looking at buying a fg but cant seem to find much on the adjustable pedals

      Started by Lyonsy‎, 26-11-2016 01:33 PM
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    8. Bad Santa

      anyone heard any reviews or seen any ads for it? maaate ive seen 3 critics (not that i like film critics) give it 9.5/10. the ads looks awesome! simply can not wait to see this one.

      Started by nhatvoone‎, 10-11-2016 08:27 PM
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    9. uk falcon owners

      hi all just wondering if there are any other falcon owners on here from the uk i own 1974 falcon xb coupe 2000 falcon au2 sedan

      Started by mfp-66‎, 08-11-2010 02:57 AM
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    10. Water Watch or Fuel Manager for 2013 Ranger 3.2

      Just wondering about going for a Fuel Manager Pre filter or a Water Watch with alarm and light to detect water in diesel prior to start tripping around the country side . Have a 2013 PX XLT Ranger 3.2 . Any thoughts on this , which one is better ?

      Started by Dazza2560‎, 05-11-2016 07:33 PM
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    11. Base Timing (tuning) on Ford Falcon ED

      I' ve been told I should have taken my Falcon ED to the wreckers years ago, but it has sentimental value and I am not giving up on trhis car that gave many miles of pleasurable and reliable driving. The problem started when I took the car for service to a non Ford dodo mechanic. He replaced the...

      Started by RedCurls‎, 29-10-2016 06:48 AM
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      03-11-2016, 03:43 AM Go to last post
    12. Sprint Numbers

      Hi all , I was wandering if anyone could give me a link where i could find out how many 2016 Sprints came out in what colour and gearbox combination e.g Man or Auto ? Thanks

      Started by Mikey D‎, 27-10-2016 09:26 AM
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    13. Maxpeedingrods joins Heimgartner FOR GC, SYDNEY

      Professional high performance aftermarket auto parts manufacturer, Maxpeedingrods, has thrown its support behind Andre Heimgartner for the Gold Coast and Sydney Rounds of the 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Starting with this weekend’s Castrol Gold Coast 600, the international...

      Started by RitasRacing‎, 24-10-2016 01:33 PM
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    14. What Fords have you owned?

      Got the idea from another post. I was wondering what Fords all you guys have owned (not just taken home MondeoXR5 -insert jealous smilie here) over the years. I've had a TE 6cyl Cortina - my first car. XY that started out with a stock 302 Clevo but ended up with a full house 378 stroker...

      Started by Freak‎, 06-11-2009 10:49 PM
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    15. A good deep Ford Red?

      Hi, I'm just about to start applying paint to my 1915 Model T Speedster. My plan is to paint the car and chassis cream, with red wire wheels and matching red upholstery on the bucket seats. The red I've chosen is, unfortunately, a Holden Colour, called either "Red Hot" or "Sting Red" with a...

      Started by ozifords‎, 03-10-2016 02:46 PM
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      05-10-2016, 06:22 AM Go to last post
    16. What engine parts racers choose

      Let’s see what engine parts other racers will choose, reasonable price and high performance auto parts will be favorite choice. http://www.maxpeedingrods.com/

      Started by RitasRacing‎, 30-09-2016 11:59 AM
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    17. message in FPV Forum page

      What does this mean in the FPV Forum page "Fix Windows® Update" wiki-errors.com (Recommended DLL Repair Tool) Follow These Simple Instructions! Please help

      Started by watersnake‎, 24-09-2016 12:47 PM
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    18. swapping rego between cars

      hi guys i have a potential cortina to buy but it comes from Victoria, is it possible to buy a cheap rolling shell cortina in SA and use the number plate on the other cars Its a really nice cortina, almost race ready, just not registered in SA any help would be appreciated

      Started by samgreer8‎, 19-09-2016 07:36 PM
      cortina, registration, swapping registration, te cortina
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    19. Changing wheel/tyre sizes

      Since there have been a few threads on the forum recently about what size wheel and trye combinations fit what, I thought I'd start one about correctly matching the rolling diameter of different wheel and tyre fitments. To do the calculations, I've used the Miata Tire Size Calculator. Now the...

      Started by Cobba‎, 03-05-2005 03:54 PM
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    20. XD paint code

      Hi everyone. I'm looking for anyone with an XD with the factory paint code Y0455, its not Y045, corporate blue as its a dark fine metallic blue. Who has one or knows of another one?. I've found a factory 351 4 speed GL painted in it. Cheers

      Started by BGBLOK‎, 10-09-2016 10:56 AM
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    21. 2007 Falcon Futura Wagon Mk II keys

      Hi guys, quick question about my car keys for a 2007 Mk II Falcon Futura wagon. I have the key with the 4 button remote that is seperate from the key, the typical BF style key. However I want to change it to the 3 button flick key common amongst BF Mk III and FG Falcons. I've received...

      Started by SteveL83‎, 30-08-2016 12:19 AM
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    22. 2008 FG , GT , FPV , Boss 315 COA .

      Can anyone tell me how to apply for a certificate of authenticity for my 2008 GT . Ron:thinking:

      Started by watersnake‎, 24-08-2016 12:16 PM
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    23. Ford FG XR6 Sports Armour

      Does anyone know where one can purchase this from? It is an add on that goes on the front lip of the car. Searched around online but no luck so far. A place called Sydney Utes had it but can no longer get them.

      Started by sirxr6‎, 10-06-2016 02:39 PM
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    24. Question Ford transit 1999 making loud noises help

      good day I am a removal man by trade emptying people abandon houses or helping people move house quite a lot of hard labor for me and even more labor for the poor transit, She has been running fine for 3 years now no problems at all starts first time like a dream drives very well. I get her...

      Started by Fordwheeldrive‎, 29-07-2016 12:30 PM
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    25. TE Cortina

      I was thinking of buying and restoring a ford Te Cortina, but i'm not sure if it will be worth the money I put into it. Does anyone know an estimate price of what a nice clean cortina is worth. any help would be appreciated.

      Started by samgreer8‎, 21-07-2016 11:03 AM
      cortina, cortina restoration, te cortina
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    26. Ed xr8 sprint

      Hi there. I'm in the process of buying a 1994 Automatic XR8 Sprint . Would someone on here be able to tell me what codes I need to see on the manufacturers Identification plate to validate that it is a Genuine Sprint . Many thanks . Regards Craig

      Started by craig r‎, 13-07-2016 08:47 PM
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    27. I think I need a little Australian Willys help

      I need to find this emblem that's missing from my 1939 Willys UTE tailgate.

      Started by drumyn39‎, 05-07-2016 11:24 PM
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    28. New Suzuki GSX1300R Connecting Rods comes

      It is made by Forged 4340 aircraft chrome moly quality steel, including Genuine ARP 2000 bolts, ARP 2000 3/8" bolts Dimensions Center to center length 119.5mm Big end diameter 41mm Small end diameter 20.02mm...

      Started by RitasRacing‎, 03-05-2016 12:17 PM
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    29. What colour?

      Hi all Don't know how but just managed to get a deposit on a XR6 Turbo Sprint. One very happy man. Very curious to find out what people's choice of colour would be. Wife & I have a couple of days to agree on a colour. Would love your input. Cheers Darren

      Started by dazzle38‎, 20-03-2016 11:02 AM
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    30. Smile Icon Models 1:8 XY Falcon GTHO

      I just received my delivery of a 1971 Falcon, i'm unlikely to every own a mint condition GTHO, so this 1:8 scale kit is the next best thing. Body parts are painted very nicely and it even has carpet and roof lining. The v8 engine is already built and see below to how it looks. I've started the...

      Started by aussiemuscle‎, 01-02-2008 10:12 PM
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    31. Electrical issues

      Hey guys. Just have an issue with my falcon. When I apply the brakes in my 2000 AUII XR6, the drivers head light and the dash and gear selector bulbs illuminate although the lights are meant to be off. Has anyone come across this before?

      Started by Fordgeneration‎, 22-06-2016 05:26 PM
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    32. PJ Ranger Seatbelts

      Howdy all. I own a PJ 07 Ranger. I bought new factory seatbelts for the front. I'm unable to remove the top plastic cover at the top anchor point. I was suspecting that the cover was a clip on, the amount of force That I have tried to remove is more than I care for. I would appreciate any...

      Started by Ashleyward‎, 26-05-2016 08:38 AM
      belt, ranger, seat, seatbelt
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    33. How to fix or replace the front door window exterior seals

      I have a 2002 AU III Fairmont which has begun to squeak when raising the exterior front door windows as it rubs against the door seals on the trim. After removing the seal frame I found nearly all the felt like material that allows the window move smoothly was damaged, gone or even worst embeded...

      Started by Banter‎, 02-05-2016 07:35 PM
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    34. HO Phase Autos. Not to be confused with phase autos

      Please delete this thread as I have been ordered by the court to remove all defamatory comments.

      Started by xy-transit‎, 14-01-2016 03:08 PM
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    35. Big sale quality auto parts

      Quality auto parts meet your need. http://www.maxspeedingrods.co.uk/

      Started by RitasRacing‎, 26-04-2016 11:34 AM
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    36. Battery hanging post 2000

      I was just wondering, my mother has a 2007 XT Falcon and when charging her battery, my father told her to connect the negative clamp onto the engine rather than the battery itself. I have an AUII 2000 falcon and was wondering if I should be doing the same, and if so, why.

      Started by Fordgeneration‎, 17-04-2016 12:52 PM
      battery, charging, falcon
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    37. fairlane au2 shorting spark plug fix

      For the latest 2 days my 5 litre Fairlane has sounded more like a diesel and the engine was missing like a coward in wartime. Suspected ignition problems. One of the 2 coils perhaps. Or a lead. Or the computer needed resetting after disconnecting the battery. It was also making crazy knocking...

      Started by larrypinter‎, 10-04-2016 04:32 PM
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    38. BTCC crankshaft, turbo, rods,coilovers you will never miss

      Find BTCC engine parts low price: http://www.maxspeedingrods.co.uk/btcc

      Started by RitasRacing‎, 07-04-2016 10:39 AM
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    39. All one Forum

      I am registered on this Forum however thier does not appear to be much action on it so thought I would register on Ford Forums Australia .com.au. However when I tried it said my user name and password was already in, does this mean both these forums are the same site ?????:confused: Just found out...

      Started by Ace Taxi‎, 02-04-2016 08:50 AM
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    40. Easter Day engine parts promotion

      Easter Day holiday is around the corner, it is right time to modify the car, engine parts are promotion, 50% off. http://www.maxspeedingrods.co.uk/

      Started by RitasRacing‎, 28-03-2016 12:37 PM
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    41. Temporarily reuse flat tap cam and lifters possible?

      Hi, I'm rebuilding a 250 xflow and it's gonna run e85. I'm going to put a new cam and lifters in once I work out my carb jetting and get it to idle well on e85, so I'm thinking of reusing the old cam and lifters. Unfortunately I didn't keep them in order when I pulled them out. I'm a bit worried...

      Started by Petrj‎, 28-03-2016 09:18 AM
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    42. Buying a new car

      If one buys a new car cash (ie with your own money) can one refuse to see both the fabric and protection salesperson and the finance salesperson as he/she will often try to sell you an extended warranty. Would a flat refusal to talk to these people make the car dealer nervous of ones intentions?,...

      Started by cleaner‎, 27-03-2016 09:24 AM
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      27-03-2016, 12:29 PM Go to last post
    43. Extended warranty

      Can you get an extended warranty on a second hand Ford, under 3 years old and under 100000k if you purchased it from a non Ford dealer? Small print seems to say you cant How does the pricing work for the 3 levels available?

      Started by Kempe‎, 17-09-2013 07:00 PM
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      27-03-2016, 11:38 AM Go to last post
    44. Pursuit rim colour stock

      Hi Guys, Just wondering if anyone knows the stock colour of the ford pursuit rim (AU-BA) as i am just restoring a set to go on the cortina cheers.

      Started by maverick1076‎, 24-03-2016 07:02 PM
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    45. XR8 & XR6T SPRINT Details Released

      It seems the recently "Leaked" Details from Wheels Mag were correct, and Ford have released the news embargo on the new XR8 & XR6T Sprints - sadly the last ever performance Ford Falcons ever to be produced. Massive power increase for the XR6T and a modest 10Kw Official increase for the XR8...

      Started by stevefreestyle‎, 09-02-2016 12:05 PM
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    46. XR8 & XR6T SPRINT Reviews

      Not a bad review - The XR8 Sprint has "enormous personality" and is a rare "Loveable" car ! http://www.motormag.com.au/reviews/1...sprint-review/ Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint review By Dylan Campbell Motor Mar 16, 2016

      Started by stevefreestyle‎, 19-03-2016 10:01 AM
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      19-03-2016, 10:25 AM Go to last post
    47. TE Cortina 15" rims/wheels

      Hi guys, new on here so forgive me if this has been asked and answered in the last year or so. can anyone tell me what 15" chaser/steel wheels will bolt straight up to a TE sedan? I've heard Focus/Festiva/Mondeo possibly. I've also heard Saab 900 and Mazda 121 wheels will bolt on. Can anyone...

      Started by Waynep66‎, 11-03-2016 11:54 AM
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    48. MUSTANG Undergoing Evaluation as NSW HWP Car !!

      Ford Mustang undergoing evaluation as a HWP (Highway Patrol) car By Daniel DeGasperi Feb 19, 2016 http://www.motormag.com.au/news/1602/ford-mustang-arrives-as-highway-patrol-car/

      Started by stevefreestyle‎, 23-02-2016 06:38 PM
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      10-03-2016, 12:03 PM Go to last post
    49. FG XR6 Battery related Issues

      I have just purchased an FG 2010 XR6, I beleive, if the battery is not correctly supplying enough power ( too small or old battery) ,it can cause air cond problems and other. any comments please. I'm going to replace the battery witha 630 CCA battery. Is this over doing it ? Kind tks

      Started by KennoXR6‎, 19-11-2014 11:18 AM
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      01-03-2016, 07:57 PM Go to last post
    50. 2014 Falcon XR8

      . "Ford's born-again Falcon XR8 to get 335kW" Imagine how (even more) stupid SS Commondoor buyers will look now !!! (with their 260/270 Kw - which Ford had with the smaller BA 5.4L XR8 from 2002) I just hope Ford put decent brakes under it (at least 355/330mm (F/R) and decent performance...

      Started by stevefreestyle‎, 13-06-2014 08:03 AM
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