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06-19-2015 02:57 AM
Golly All fixed...cracked inner tube....sure hope the piece is not in the head somewhere eeek!
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06-18-2015 03:17 AM
Golly Wifey cooked the LR on route to music lessons for the girls on the weekend, ouch!! it was a live thing over the phone..... "Why is the needle on Red baby" hahaha car chugged and chugged and made it home... Thermo fans were screaming...

So when I got home took a look after filling her up with water again.... yep... pouring out of the bottom of the thermostat housing... reckon I got a crack under there somewhere...

So thanks for the local Ford dealer, $200 later, I have a new Thermostat, seal and housing to put on tomorrow and then a fill of fresh coolant...

Any tips for the swap out ?

02-21-2015 09:36 AM
04ZTSJelf Number 1
02-21-2015 09:08 AM
Golly I had a play with some photoshop today and gave it a 40mm lowered suspension and some variety of rims for you to give your judgement on..... as I need help to decide what the future of the girl is....

I either go down the line of 17inch Rim and 45 Tyre or keep the 15inch Rim and 65 tyre....

White Multi RS -

Gold 7 Spoke -

Gold 5 Spoke -

Original 7 Spoke Chrome -

Black XXR Polished Outer Rim -

ST170 Grey -

Siliver XXR Polished Outer Rim -

02-19-2015 08:55 AM
Golly Well to my discust, the K&N filter that arrived was the wrong size.... grrrr. So now I gotta go through the return process or sell it to someone here and get another.

So now I tackled the gear shifter return spring issue I was having. The shifter would not centre without manually positioning, no auto centre in neutral with the aid of the spring... so I opened her up and found this issue....

Removed the panel, gear knob and three quick tabs and the boot was off.

Undo the screws in orange and unclip the green arrow cover.

And my issue was not the spring, but the "Housing Assy Selector Dial" plastic moulded surround

Oz Ford Part # XS4R7D394 AA schematic number #7A213 retail at approx $78.00 AUD

Now the problem is the plastic barrel that sits in between the spring loop and the press arms of the spring had snapped straight off.... maybe some rough shifting through the twisties I thinks... hehe...

See the picks below.

So about 5 x Car Wreckers later, ya think I could find a bloody manual focus as a wreck....nooooo all automatics hahah.... Oh well.... so I went to Ford and go a price and said to my self there must be another way... the last Euro Wrecker I went to suggested a Tech Screw to simply hold the spring arms back in place until I could find manual to pull apart from a wreck.

So off to the hardware store I went for a 14G 50mm tech screw, 3/8th drive and 4.5mm drill bit to pilot screw the plastic first so the tech screw did not snap the assembly.

The Tech screw in place

Reassembly - with some added grease to quieten up this area and keep it safe.

Cover back on

Shifter in place.

Now this has kept the spring arms in place, can feel a slight grip from 2nd to 3rd as the spring loop hits the tech screw head, but this is far from inconvenient compared to the way we had to change prior to this mod. I will now be on the hunt for a wreck to find the part before I bite the bullet and get an OEM part.

Cheers !!!
02-16-2015 05:54 PM
Golly Cheers lads!
02-16-2015 03:23 PM
SVTKID92 This thing is cool!! Very clean too!
02-16-2015 02:49 PM
FreeFocus Ahh, well it depends on what you want to do or like I guess. Chemical Guys is pretty cheap and has awesome results. They have a product called JetSeal, pricey but they say it works wonders.

Read up on the link that Roger (Sailor) gave you, tons of good tips in there.

Good luck, keep us updated!
02-16-2015 12:19 PM
sailor Pictures make "the old girl" look shiny!

I'm not the spit & polish expert, maybe this section will give some ideas:
02-16-2015 02:51 AM
Golly Can someone give me a list of the best gear to get to give the girl good body wax and polish.... been many years since it had one.... and I dont want to strip back the clear coat with the wrong product. As it is I have to wrap the roof and bonnet cause in typical Ford style the paint is thin and shit quality so roof is faded, bonnet is on its way so a black wrap will have to do due to painting being to expensive at this point in time.
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