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Forum: Pre-1988 Falcon/Fairlane/LTD/Galaxie Mechanical

Discussion of all Falcons and derivatives built before 1988.

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    Started by PaulST‎, 26-12-2010 05:51 PM
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    1. Xd fuel tank

      Hi All, Can anyone give me some info for the following : I would like to replace my twin system on my 302 (both on right hand side) to a twin system 1 each side. I know the fuel tank is the problem. Is there a fuel tank that will fit in the same cut out in the boot?????? My boot has been decked...

      Started by monsta 1‎, 07-12-2017 01:38 PM
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    2. 351 cleveland think im haveing hyd valve lash isues with preload

      hey guys how is everyone great I hope I been have dramas with my clevo for ages runs like a dog extremely ruff idle and no power I thought it was an intake leek but after redoing it 3 times even with"felpro gaskets" im positive its not leeking the engines a early block 20 thou over decked and...

      Started by steptoe1111‎, 22-12-2015 06:24 PM
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    3. Jesel shaftmount rockers setup

      G'day just purchased a set of sportsmans 1.7 for my AFR 220 heads just want to know from anyone who has used them would they require shimming as they did not supply the mounting block height gauge tool, the heads still have the original valves, valve lift is at around 650. Thx Ray

      Started by ford_fan1‎, 21-07-2017 03:05 PM
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      22-07-2017, 06:29 PM Go to last post
    4. Hydraulic Lifters

      Ford can no longer supply hydraulic lifters for a 4.1 xflow ..... want to buy a quality product cost not important. Repco do not know country of origin, can some one assist with a reputable brand ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 05-05-2017 01:06 PM
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      06-05-2017, 02:11 PM Go to last post
    5. Ford xc head conversion

      Hi all, Was wanting information about my Ford xc 250. It has a cast iron head with a Holley 350 carburettor. I have found a alloy head that has had alot of work done eg porting and so on. Would this fit on my old block and would this be a great performance upgrade? Also will the existing...

      Started by justin01‎, 03-04-2017 06:09 AM
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      03-04-2017, 08:20 PM Go to last post
    6. Transmission Cog Belts

      Transmission belts which is better top cog or bottom cog and why ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 06-03-2017 12:36 PM
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    7. XC Panelvan Rear Tyre width

      Hi all, I own a XC Panelvan, just wondering before I purchase, how wide can I go on the tyres using 15 inch rims without rolling the guards on the rear? Cheers

      Started by APKAPERRY09‎, 19-06-2016 06:17 PM
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      16-02-2017, 10:51 PM Go to last post
    8. Roller cam in crossflow worth the extra $$ ?

      Not after a race engine, but need all the torque I can get. Planning roller cam and rockers. Vapour injection LPG, mild port work. Possibly an e series crank , maybe Barra rods. My understanding is once you go roller cam it opens up a whole wider range of profile / lobe design.

      Started by xy-transit‎, 06-02-2017 09:24 AM
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      16-02-2017, 07:04 PM Go to last post
    9. XY Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir - gasket goo ?

      I just put an old reservoir in my XY drum all round wagon and it's leaking. I don't want to screw it down too much because they just tear apart I found when I was unscrewing one without knowing there was a locking plate inside. I've cleaned the thread and the O ring seat. Perhaps that the...

      Started by abrogard‎, 28-12-2016 02:47 PM
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      28-12-2016, 04:48 PM Go to last post
    10. Good Source For Brake Master Cylinder For XY Wagon 200 cu in

      I need another brake master cylinder. they seem to be hard to get, priced into the stratosphere sometimes and coming in various models to suit various engines. and perhaps various brakes: disk or drum. I have drum brakes all around. And a 200cc motor. Best I've seen so far, and...

      Started by abrogard‎, 19-12-2016 09:25 AM
      200 cu in, brake, master cylinder, xywagon
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      24-12-2016, 05:33 AM Go to last post
    11. Falcon XP Seat removal?? pics included, please help.

      Ive recently bought this XP, and im in the process of trying to get the faded and torn lining out of the bottom, and preserve the shape so i can get carpet in the same way. The thing is, i have no idea how to remove the back seat, ive got everything else out of the way but i cannot find anything to...

      Started by falcon_princess‎, 10-12-2005 02:27 PM
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    12. Market Research - Car Restorers & Car Customizers

      Iam doing some market research and would appreciate if people could complete this survey. No names or personal details will be stored. Thanks guys, and click on the link below to complete the surveyhttps://goo.gl/forms/0AqPvcIWX0txG1q82

      Started by corty80‎, 27-10-2016 08:07 PM
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    13. Correct length studs/bolts alloy heads 351w?

      Once again ive hit a wall putting my old man's 351 Windsor together. The 7/16 prochump stud kit that the knob that started this engine are not long enough to get a full nut on the studs. I have thread coiled most of the holes in the block as on of the studs would not tighten and the studs...

      Started by xy-transit‎, 26-09-2016 12:07 PM
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      28-09-2016, 02:44 PM Go to last post
    14. How To Replace Head Gasket on an XY?

      I've never done a head gasket. Any particular advice, instructions, dangers, clues, whatever?

      Started by abrogard‎, 26-09-2016 12:16 PM
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    15. Unhappy 9 inch diff-iculties

      Help.... Just had my nine inch "rebuilt", got it back the first time and once taken for a drive and warmed up it was groaning loudly on tight turns and also chattering on occasion. Had it back for them to rectify and now have it back again, apparently all they did is add chatter reducing...

      Started by JJ.Goo‎, 29-06-2005 10:20 AM
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      23-09-2016, 06:23 PM Go to last post
    16. cleveland - toploader bellhousing ?

      g'day everyone I have a couple of questions that i hope someone here can answer for me. Did Ford make an alloy bellhousing to fit a toploader to a cleveland 302/351? or were they only cast iron? If not, is there an aftermarket one that that is recommended? Also is the bellhousing bolt...

      Started by bollie7‎, 24-04-2007 07:01 PM
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      03-08-2016, 06:20 PM Go to last post
    17. How To Setup XY Three Speed Manual change Column?

      My coffee pot collapsed so I got another. When I fit it I can't change gears. The bottom lever down there moves alright, putting it into second or third. But I can't move the upper lever - closest to the firewall. If I free up the top end - i.e. take the coffee pot off - I can...

      Started by abrogard‎, 09-07-2016 06:35 PM
      column, gears, steering
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    18. Help with my ZH Fairlane

      Hi there, I have finally got myself a V8 fairlane. This girl has 80,000k's on clock but needs some loving. All the vacuum lines had perished so were cut at firewall and removed from engine. Now I have managed to get some engine ones on but would like to get full heater control and put others back...

      Started by Steben‎, 09-06-2016 03:08 PM
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      09-06-2016, 03:08 PM Go to last post
    19. Youtube video of my Torino

      Hi all, I've just posted up this video to youtube. Let me know if the link works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcAXj3RdiT8

      Started by Stevo‎, 21-05-2016 08:18 PM
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      22-05-2016, 10:23 AM Go to last post
    20. Roller rockers differences between Windsor and clevo?

      Stupid question time, but need to get a set of rockers for my old man's 351 Windsor to replace the set that were supposedly stolen. But on a tight budget after being shafted on the build, then having to buy a new cam and flex plate to replace items that were wrong for the engine. The info...

      Started by xy-transit‎, 08-05-2016 08:32 PM
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    21. Auto electrician Brisbane

      Giday guys, was wondering if anybody knows of an auto sparky in the Brisbane South area who can find his way around an XM falcon ute. It's just to fault find an indicator issue and a tidy up. Ok cheers Hagget

      Started by Hagget‎, 19-04-2016 06:33 PM
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    22. No Low beam on Ford XA

      Hi all, my low beams dropped out the other day on my Ford XA. I have high beams but as soon as I go back to low beam my lights drop out. Can anyone help me with this issue. Cheers

      Started by APKAPERRY09‎, 06-04-2016 06:46 PM
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      12-04-2016, 01:02 PM Go to last post
    23. Question XY 6 CYL-V8 Laws In Qld.

      Hey guys. New user here so please be patient. Starting a build of an XY. The tags say it was a column auto with 6 cyl. Can someone please explain in basic english, what the Qld dept of transport require for rego for a V8 conversion and same with floor box. Are mod plates etc required?

      Started by British Bulldog Fan‎, 23-02-2016 07:46 PM
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      24-02-2016, 08:37 PM Go to last post
    24. Thread size of oil drain plug

      Under my new toy yesterday and find the sump plug replaced with a 40 mm, long bolt with a loose steel washer. Thread stuffed in the sump. I need to know the correct thread size for the 302 Cleveland engine, sump plug. Tap and replace if possible. Any other suggestions? Apart from pulling the engine...

      Started by Ironbark‎, 26-01-2016 08:45 AM
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      30-01-2016, 06:16 PM Go to last post
    25. Ford XC Panelvan

      Hi all, I recently purchased a XC GS Rallye Pack Panel van. It needs a fair bit of work. I'm wanting to know what rims other than the 12 slotters were common or meant for the XC. I hope someone can help me. I was told the hotwire rim was available for the XC but not sure if that's accurate info....

      Started by APKAPERRY09‎, 19-01-2016 10:18 PM
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      20-01-2016, 09:13 AM Go to last post
    26. C10 gearbox column shift to floor shift

      Has anyone converted their column shift to a floor shift? My "barn find" ZB has a 302 Cleveland and C10 gearbox, with a column shift. I want to change over to a floor shift, as the installation of the Cleveland allows the column linkages to obstruct the fitting of a duel system, as fitted...

      Started by Ironbark‎, 09-01-2016 10:41 AM
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      09-01-2016, 04:24 PM Go to last post
    27. Odd problem.

      My "new" ZB is started and the motor runs very well. However when I put in drive, or reverse, it is like I have the front brakes on, the rear wheels spin on our gravel to try and move the car. We live on a slope and when I take my foot off the accelerator, the vehicle just stops like the brakes are...

      Started by Ironbark‎, 30-12-2015 08:53 AM
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      30-12-2015, 10:58 AM Go to last post
    28. ZB Fairlane, Identification plate.

      My latest toy is a good condition ZB. I have trouble reading the old I.D. plate as it has been painted several times. It is beside the radiator support panel. Across the top 1st # is JG37HS next 75536 next 629175, next 24837. On the bottom left to right Y R E F Also where do I locate...

      Started by Ironbark‎, 23-12-2015 01:10 PM
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      27-12-2015, 09:13 PM Go to last post
    29. MSD battery wiring question

      Hi all, The standard wiring for our falcons etc is to go from battery to the starter motor, and then hook up the alternator to the same terminal on the starter motor. Is this correct? Now I've got a programmable MSD 6AL which I was thinking about connecting to the same terminal on the starter...

      Started by Petrj‎, 20-12-2015 08:37 AM
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      20-12-2015, 10:10 AM Go to last post
    30. XF Falcon 87 S/Wagon need help

      About 6 years ago I had gas put on the XF and never did anything else with it, it ran like a dream. Noticed about 6-8 weeks ago I had dropped from 7 - 7.5KPL down to just above 6KPL. Time for a service. Was told it needs to be done every 6 months, but wasn't told that when installed 6 years prior....

      Started by Trev‎, 07-09-2015 11:46 AM
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      1 2
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      27-11-2015, 09:46 PM Go to last post
    31. XF brake upgrade for XR Fairmont

      From the research I have done some say it's a straight forward swap and some say its a little involved getting parts machined. I have a disc brake front and drum rear 67 Fairmont. What are ALL the bits and pieces that I need to collect and or get modified so I can do this swap next year? ...

      Started by Ultimo‎, 25-11-2015 06:21 PM
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      26-11-2015, 09:11 AM Go to last post
    32. FORD XC PanelVan GS Rally Pack

      Hello, I have recently purchased an XC Panel Van. I have been informed that it has all the features to match the GS Rally Pack option. Just wondering if anyone know's if there are any particular numbers on the compliance plate which would prove its a GS. Or are there any other ID plates or numbers...

      Started by APKAPERRY09‎, 18-10-2015 08:12 PM
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      29-10-2015, 05:09 PM Go to last post
    33. How To Test My Wipers

      My XY Wagon has the wipers on the blink again. I pull off the plug at the firewall and test each of the four brass terminals for voltage with the wipers switched on and I get nothing. I have the ignition switched on. I take a lead from the battery and touch each of these terminals and...

      Started by abrogard‎, 02-09-2015 12:00 PM
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      03-09-2015, 01:14 PM Go to last post
    34. help tyre fitment xp falcon

      hi just seeing what people have done to fit a good size tyre to the rear of a xp falcon with out tubbs i have brought a 9 inc diff so going to get cut down to size new rims some are saying 245 and 235 tyres

      Started by yamking800‎, 29-08-2015 02:33 PM
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      30-08-2015, 11:34 AM Go to last post
    35. XA Honeypot.

      Looking for a steering column collar for my XA 3 speed manual column shift. Are they still available ?

      Started by Dodgy Dave‎, 18-08-2015 05:15 PM
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      18-08-2015, 09:08 PM Go to last post
    36. Paint code

      Hi. We want to respray our 1978 Transit green. Can anyone tell us what colour and paint code this beauty is ? Thanks.

      Started by 78transit‎, 01-08-2015 06:33 PM
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      03-08-2015, 09:26 AM Go to last post
    37. Towing with a ZH

      G'day fellas. Thinking of buying a pop-up camper trailer and tow with the old ZH 351. Have pump up shocks on the car. Like to know the tow capacity for a ZH. .. A capacity that will not flog the 351.. long term... Thanks fellas.

      Started by Dodgy Dave‎, 02-08-2015 07:02 AM
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      02-08-2015, 08:11 PM Go to last post
    38. 351c distributor help

      hey all building a 351 cleveland for my xw ute, i decoded the numbers on the engine and from what i can gather it came out of a 73 xb fairmont sedan, when i bought the engine it had a xd-xe electronic distributor fitted, im wanting to know can i re-use this dizzy? ive read the dizzy hole sizes are...

      Started by mr mk2‎, 21-06-2015 10:39 AM
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      21-06-2015, 02:52 PM Go to last post
    39. Engine mount help ?

      Hi all , I have an old 1968 Falcon that i am fitting the injected 5 litre , out of a 1995 Fairlane . Can anyone tell me what engine mounts I need to bolt it in ? Thanks

      Started by 1968‎, 10-05-2015 04:23 PM
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      14-06-2015, 06:42 PM Go to last post
    40. XF Heater Weber 34ADM spacer block purpose?

      What is the purpose of the heater built into the lower spacer block on this carb? I understand it heats the site and fuel mixture, but only after the carb so it wouldn't prevent the carb from icing up. Is it just to stop the fuel condensing on the intake manifold walls?

      Started by Phizinza‎, 12-05-2015 07:21 PM
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      21-05-2015, 05:54 PM Go to last post
    41. XY Wagon Kangarooing at just 50kph

      '71 XY Wagon. 200 cu in. 3 speed manual. Car has started kangarooing as soon as I change into third at town cruising speed - just under 50kmp. It runs fine up to there. Takes off in first, change into second and accelerate fine, then reach 50 and drop into third and the kangarooing...

      Started by abrogard‎, 08-04-2015 10:12 AM
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      kangarooing, points
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      02-05-2015, 10:38 PM Go to last post
    42. Key stuck in XA ignition barrel

      Hello, I hope this is an easy one for someone. I have a 1972 Ford XA, and I simply can not get the dam key out of the ignition. Ive tried clamping down on the ignition barrel whilst trying to pull the key out with a set of pliers but it will not budge. Have I got no hope and just need to replace...

      Started by APKAPERRY09‎, 12-04-2015 05:48 PM
      • Replies: 9
      • Views: 4,574
      24-04-2015, 02:19 PM Go to last post
    43. After advice on 351 please.

      Hi all, I have a 77 F250 with a 351 in it , was thinking of putting engine into my XD 81 6cyl wagon , are the F250 351's same as the Falcon 351's.

      Started by cook113‎, 18-03-2015 03:49 AM
      351, f250, falcon
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      02-04-2015, 02:32 PM Go to last post
    44. ZL Fairlane fuel pump seal.

      Just picked up a ZL Fairlane cheap, and the fuel pump is shot, got a new pump (intank one) for it but there was no fitting kit with it. When you remove the whole unit from the tank the pump is mounted about half way down the unit, the big rubber seal that goes around the pump to hold it in the...

      Started by nugar1‎, 26-03-2015 07:33 AM
      • Replies: 0
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      26-03-2015, 07:33 AM Go to last post
    45. Smile 1968 XR/XT Boot letter spacings

      Hi, wondering if anyone with an XR/XT falcon with the F A L C O N letters spaced across the back of the boot could do me a big favour and let me know how far apart each letter is (Centre to centre) and how far up from the bottom lip. Thanks Heaps, Headbutts Running out of time. Panelbeater...

      Started by Headbutts‎, 04-12-2014 04:14 PM
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      04-12-2014, 04:14 PM Go to last post
    46. Question XY on XT disk brake conversion - will this fit directly?

      So, I have a '69 XT falcon sedan non-V8. Drums all around. Brakes are pretty *****. in principle, will the XY disk brake mechanics (master cylinder, rotors, suspension parts) fit directly onto an XT? Did things vary much between these models? I have a possible opportunity to buy these parts...

      Started by jdvuyk‎, 26-11-2014 05:34 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 3,181
      26-11-2014, 06:24 PM Go to last post
    47. Cleveland oil delivery modification, good idea?

      Title doesn't explain properly, but dunno how better to describe what I'm on about.I just saw a kit on epay that runs an oil line from near the fuel pump to where the pressure sender goes at the rear of the block.It states that it helps oil the 4/5 journal better than std. Is it worth doing?Thanks.

      Started by xy-transit‎, 07-11-2014 08:17 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 3,622
      07-11-2014, 11:02 PM Go to last post
    48. BA 4.0 LPG in an XC

      Hi there Does anyone know if the BA/BF green LPG engine/auto trans would fit in the engine bay of an XC? I think it would considering the space in there and that people have even considered putting the modular V10 in there, but I thought I should ask before I make an expensive mistake.....

      Started by Infiltrator‎, 04-11-2014 03:20 PM
      • Replies: 2
      • Views: 3,262
      04-11-2014, 07:19 PM Go to last post
    49. Street Avenger Carb Problem

      Hi All, I had an old 750 vac sec holley on my 351 falcon with no choke etc and recently one of the fuel bowl bolt threads gave out. The car ran pretty well with this carb aside from cold starts. I bought a Holley street avenger 670 as this was the recommended size. I installed it and have...

      Started by mikenz88‎, 16-10-2014 09:50 PM
      • Replies: 3
      • Views: 3,688
      27-10-2014, 07:10 PM Go to last post
    50. Ford XA tailights

      Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how the tail lights disassemble from a Ford XA. I'm wanting to re-spray mine. I've got the taillight units unbolted from the car but I can't see how they disassemble. I can just tape up the lenses but it would be easier if I can pull them apart to spray. Can...

      Started by APKAPERRY09‎, 09-07-2014 08:59 PM
      • Replies: 1
      • Views: 4,062
      18-08-2014, 02:02 PM Go to last post

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