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    Square and beige

    Ok I'm going to try and keep the background story brief.

    - at 15 I buy a 250 iron headed, 3 on the tree 1979 xd gl, with aspirations of painting it black, loose 351c, slammed
    - at 15 my schoolmates tease me for buying a babypoo yellow square car
    - sell xd, buy shit vl

    Said first xd:


    -growing up montage
    **10+ years pass, and just like that girl you shouldn't have dumped you realise you need it back in your life**
    -deep in thought, screen fades out

    - cant get it back so i do the logical thing and find a similar but better model that doesn't yell at me
    - enter the unlicensed beige xe, packing the fabled loose 351c (loose, as in tolerances), but did have rrs rack and pinion, coil overs & brake upgrade. The previous owner reversed into it and popped the indicator. Devo.


    Drove to gero to get the new motor. Not worth it.




    -put in new motor, lic, etc but I realise Cleveland's are fucking shit and slow unless you want to cram $20k down its throat and still be fucked on cold mornings and hot days and fuck off so I tried to sell it but no one wanted it because it's beige ? Because it's slow ? Because it's cubic and resembles my dad's old 244gl ?



    Maybe all of the things. Either way i did the only logical thing and put the v8 in the proverbial bin.

    Let's get some efi and a/c and boost up in this dardy sing.






    Cut the towers out


    Notch kit in




    Done a bit of chopping and welding here and there to make it all fit. It's a fucking big motor. Using a fg manifold &rail with injector spacers, and an adaptor I had made so I can use the bf tb & make plumbing a bit easier.

    Waiting on the loom to come back, wg to be ported, fmic, exhaust and should be right to go. maybe. Actually there's still shitloads to do. And it won't be done soon either. I'll be using the zf 6 speed and getting it all engineered. It kinda just fits in there.
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    Cool project!

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    Fucken cool, lels at writeup!

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    So, you were the one that bought this? Nice buy for the cash!

    Don't quite know how I feel about the 6 going in, but kudos to you for doing it. should go alright
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    Laughed at cunts who had these 10 years ago. now super jelly of cunts who have these now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda I give no fuck View Post
    Laughed at cunts who had these 10 years ago. now super jelly of cunts who have these now
    Funny how that work hey. Done it with a few cars myself. Always had a soft spot for these boxes for some illogical reason.
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    My memories of these are a xe fairmont ghia crossed up doing epic lawn digs at 4am whilst plowing over rubbish bins...

    Very cool!
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    Fuck yeah!

    I miss my XE for reasons unknown, I know where it is tho and this is giving me stupid thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTHEFordman View Post
    So, you were the one that bought this? Nice buy for the cash!

    Don't quite know how I feel about the 6 going in, but kudos to you for doing it. should go alright
    Nah I was the one selling it recently and no one bought it. Have owned it for maybe 3 years now
    Before that was hiding in a shed unlicensed.

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    Is it staying beige or going bleck?

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    good stuff.

    as they get to 30 -40 years old , the ones left get more desirable

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    I've got an xd front end in the shed that will eventually find its way onto it. What colour, who knows. But it would either be beige or black, I doubt it would get any other colour although these days I do like white cars because I'm too lazy to wash them frequently.

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    Nooo XE is where its at

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    I was just thinking how awesome a conversion this would be the other day. Bonus points for biege!

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    Grew getting driven around in a XD wagon with the 302, with the door handles that use to break all the time and the plastic unlock thing that go brittle and break in the sun. Still have a soft spot for the XD, XE, XFs Would like to own one.

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    I remember laughing so hard at a guy at school who bought an xf 'S'. He had it dynoed one day and it has 3W of power of something.

    BUT I seriously want one of these. Looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_cow View Post
    Grew getting driven around in a XD wagon with the 302, with the door handles that use to break all the time and the plastic unlock thing that go brittle and break in the sun. Still have a soft spot for the XD, XE, XFs Would like to own one.
    was at a swap meet in melb a month or two ago- guy had about 10 brand new door handles - stock clear out from the diecast company that made em for FORD.

    $5 each ....

    thought maybe I could corner the door handle market and buy em up - but realised I have too much shit at home already - and no XD/XE falcon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda I give no fuck View Post
    Laughed at cunts who had these 10 years ago. now super jelly of cunts who have these now
    x3.

    My mates mate is doing this to a XH? (is that the ute version?)

    I fucking envy.

    Look forward to updates.

    Should tow the corolla around pretty efficiently to
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    I vote for a two tone ESP colour scheme.
    How are the door handles?

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    That's awesome. Please keep it looking exactly how it does. Maybe some XF S pack snowflakes.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    Yehh mate the xh is the equivalent of the ef Ute. H aha has a towbar too so the rollsy will be sure to get a ride at some point.

    The door handles work, surprisingly !

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    Hahaha good summary

    I reckon keep it biege and XE

    If you do go the XD front, its gotta be black.. but also paint the XE stuff black

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    Xd xe front are the biz. When I was doing my xf I ended up using an fe ltd front to get required toughness.

    Xe shows big influence from the rover sd1, in fact ford aus was one of the first buyers of one...




    Sorry for thread jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by caibs View Post
    Nah I was the one selling it recently and no one bought it. Have owned it for maybe 3 years now
    Before that was hiding in a shed unlicensed.

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    Ah, cool.

    I was very tempted, but with moving house all toy purchases off until that sorted.
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    Hot dang this is cool. Yep throw large crate full of pineapples at Clevo: make power.
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    Nice!.. good post skills too. Wanting to see more.

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    I'll do a more detailed post of what's involved in the swap in the next few nights with pictures. I'm away for work at the moment so I've got a bit of free time to kill between masturbating to weird genres of porn.

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