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    Got all hoses connected up.
    Trans cooler
    Condenser
    Radiator and
    Electric fans all in.
    Made more brackets in the past 2 days than in last 10 years

    Buttoning it all back up now

    Hinge bent. Had to rebuild it. Ended up welding 3mm plate to two pieces. Still bent. Turns out spring is rooted. So spring removed fir now. Have 3 springs of different tension coming out from US. Bonnet does stay open with one spring but I donít trust it. Hence the strap in the photo

    Electrics to go on air con

    I am such a novice at sparky stuff. Have to convert alt wiring from 2 wire to 1 wire. Wire in air con incl trinity switch etc. lots to do

    YouTube will be my friend Iím sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluxford View Post
    Got all hoses connected up.
    Trans cooler
    Condenser
    Radiator and
    Electric fans all in.
    Made more brackets in the past 2 days than in last 10 years

    Buttoning it all back up now

    Hinge bent. Had to rebuild it. Ended up welding 3mm plate to two pieces. Still bent. Turns out spring is rooted. So spring removed fir now. Have 3 springs of different tension coming out from US. Bonnet does stay open with one spring but I donít trust it. Hence the strap in the photo

    Electrics to go on air con

    I am such a novice at sparky stuff. Have to convert alt wiring from 2 wire to 1 wire. Wire in air con incl trinity switch etc. lots to do

    YouTube will be my friend Iím sure

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    That serpentine system really neatens it up.

    Good size fan there. What brand rad? Top tank looks neat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BasicQ View Post
    That serpentine system really neatens it up.

    Good size fan there. What brand rad? Top tank looks neat.


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    Race radiators with FG falcon single SPAL


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    Race radiators with FG falcon single SPAL


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    Thanks

    Lookiní real good mate, but those blue and red caps are really intruding on the black theme!


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    Maiden voyage. Rain hail or shine, it was getting driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cava454 View Post
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    Maiden voyage. Rain hail or shine, it was getting driven.
    Thatís the spirit!

    A bit of Ďturn left to go rightí practice never hurt anyone!


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    I mentioned a while back the EH had suddenly stopped running (this is my wife's car which runs the VK EFI six).

    I thought it still had spark (could see spark jumping the gap), but I think it must have been a very weak spark. Threw a new coil on that I had on the shelf and problem solved - she's running again! Gotta love an easy, cheap fix. Should have tried that a long time ago.

    Nice to have both toys (Torana and EH) both currently running well.

    In the last couple of months I've embarked on a working bee on both our daily drivers (VS Berlina and VS Exec) - doing a really thorough service and fixing up lots of little things that have been on the "to-do" list for ages. Once all the mechanical fixes are done I plan to get stuck into some detailing. Loving daylight savings - I can clock off from work and actually sneak in a bit of time every day at the moment before being pulled back to the family chores!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LXCHEV View Post
    I mentioned a while back the EH had suddenly stopped running (this is my wife's car which runs the VK EFI six).

    I thought it still had spark (could see spark jumping the gap), but I think it must have been a very weak spark. Threw a new coil on that I had on the shelf and problem solved - she's running again! Gotta love an easy, cheap fix. Should have tried that a long time ago.

    Nice to have both toys (Torana and EH) both currently running well.

    In the last couple of months I've embarked on a working bee on both our daily drivers (VS Berlina and VS Exec) - doing a really thorough service and fixing up lots of little things that have been on the "to-do" list for ages. Once all the mechanical fixes are done I plan to get stuck into some detailing. Loving daylight savings - I can clock off from work and actually sneak in a bit of time every day at the moment before being pulled back to the family chores!
    Happy days glad it was an easy fix

    Talking about no spark I trying firing up the Buick today after 8 weeks off the road. I did replace the rotor and ignition switch and barrel which was not turning properly. I know I put the dizzy in right but thatís irrelevant anyway. No spark. Nada. HEI. But after testing everything except the module that I can test. I think In pulling it and replacing it Iíve lost the contact button on the inside underside of the cap. So rebuild kit on the way. I also found only 4 bolts at the hot ign input wire to the dizzy. Itís worked fine for 10 years but I think Iíll fix that while at it


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    Quote Originally Posted by LXCHEV View Post
    I mentioned a while back the EH had suddenly stopped running (this is my wife's car which runs the VK EFI six).

    I thought it still had spark (could see spark jumping the gap), but I think it must have been a very weak spark. Threw a new coil on that I had on the shelf and problem solved - she's running again! Gotta love an easy, cheap fix. Should have tried that a long time ago.

    Nice to have both toys (Torana and EH) both currently running well.

    In the last couple of months I've embarked on a working bee on both our daily drivers (VS Berlina and VS Exec) - doing a really thorough service and fixing up lots of little things that have been on the "to-do" list for ages. Once all the mechanical fixes are done I plan to get stuck into some detailing. Loving daylight savings - I can clock off from work and actually sneak in a bit of time every day at the moment before being pulled back to the family chores!
    Gotta love those easy bolt-in magic fixes

    Both cars primed for some summer post lockdown cruising!


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    And let's not forget the Heathcote or Calder track day Basic!

    Good luck with sorting your issues cluxford, sounds like a pain.

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    And let's not forget the Heathcote or Calder track day Basic!

    Good luck with sorting your issues cluxford, sounds like a pain.
    Hell yeah!

    And yep, good luck with getting it sorted cluxford. Those invisible electronical problems arenít always fun easy task!


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    Life becoming mostly normal again here in Vic. Projects are being put into action and becoming doing. 1/8th mile fun last Saturday, swung by a HQ cruise club cruise on the Sunday while up Melbourne way. Yesterday a coffee and cars meet with the local scene.

    Anyone else getting out burning up some BP Ultimate to events and meets? Post up pics if you have!

    Donít forget any updates or completed projects!

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