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I was thinking “oh hear we go:rant2:

going to be farked around getting money back. I do have photos of his truck drivers license that has his full name address etc so maybe that was the difference from not ripping me off? 

Anyways, he has proved that it’s coming back to me so will leave it at that.

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The bloke who bought my BA seats for his 4WD last week said he'd been done over a couple of times with "sorry man they got stolen" story on Gumtree. In one case, he was talking to a mate the next day who had just bought seats from the same suburb and what he had paid was slightly higher than what the first guy had offered and agreed...

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100%

 

I kind of set my self up. Maybe jinxed myself early expecting it to be a flop. 

It was too cheap. But a deal was a deal But anyways, What ever. I got my cash back in my account tonight which surprised me. 

 

2 hours ago, El Andrew said:

The bloke who bought my BA seats for his 4WD last week said he'd been done over a couple of times with "sorry man they got stolen" story on Gumtree. In one case, he was talking to a mate the next day who had just bought seats from the same suburb and what he had paid was slightly higher than what the first guy had offered and agreed...

Yeah this isn’t the first time it has happened to myself lol

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I managed to offload the fpv wheel centre caps I bought to use in the silver argents that never came surprisingly quicker then expected. I copped a lot of criticism on Facebook groups regarding the price. But I got what I paid for them plus postage on top so happy days.

So now I have that money back in the kitty I have turned my attention to something else I’ve wanted to rectify. The Standard skinny noodle steering wheel (I’ve been used to holding onto more girth since forever for some reason). I’ve noticed the difference big time between my GT to the turbo so I’ve been on the hunt for something fairly decent since I bought it.

I have narrowed it down to between these two. Both similarly priced delivered. Ones bf doc and the other ones is bf Fairmont ghia.

 

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the ghia wheel is about $30 cheaper and looks in almost immaculate condition. Plus I kind of like the grey wood grain. I have only ever seen the ghia ones with a brown wood grain or silver. 

 

I am kind of torn between the two, but writing this now I’m leaning slightly to the ghia wheel. (I have changed my mind a few time between the two over the last week or two now. So I’ve tried a little haggling to see what kind of numbers I can achieve delivered which will determine which one I pull the trigger on this weekend).

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I like the ghia one too.

 

Nice write up btw. Can't believe you still have your first car! I was on my third by the time I was off my Ps lol.

Another mech fitter here too. Have done a fair bit of fab work but only started tig welding nearly 3 years ago. Feel in love with it. Definitely prefer it over mig. Can't wait to start making a few bits for my bunky xr. Intercooler piping and forward facing plenum will be my first projects. 

 

Keep up the good work with the build and write up :thumbsup:

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9 hours ago, SIMBAD said:

I copped a lot of criticism on Facebook groups regarding the price.

 

You get that mate. Idiots have worked out how to use the internet ;)

 

I'm enjoying the thread as are many others that haven't said so yet. Keep it up mate :)

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Haha I had a guy message me on Facebook just to tell me he thought the price was ridiculous for my engine and turbo, and then offered me $200 for my turbo because "you can get a new one on eBay for like $350 champ".

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One that stood out a lot was a guy saying he knew blokes from v8 supercar crews and could get them to source caps for $10 each for him. Then told me he could have them made. Which I said I could make them myself also but they wouldn’t be genuine fpv items.

 

22 hours ago, Renton said:

I like the ghia one too.

 

Nice write up btw. Can't believe you still have your first car! I was on my third by the time I was off my Ps lol.

Another mech fitter here too. Have done a fair bit of fab work but only started tig welding nearly 3 years ago. Feel in love with it. Definitely prefer it over mig. Can't wait to start making a few bits for my bunky xr. Intercooler piping and forward facing plenum will be my first projects. 

 

Keep up the good work with the build and write up :thumbsup:

Regarding the ghia wheel I’m waiting for a postage quote and hopefully on the way Monday.

 

I reckon my old 4runner would outlast me lol basically a tractor. Only think I hated about it is the independent front suspension. Chews through tie rod ends as well as bending the idler arm. Lost count on how many times I’ve replaced those. Mostly from hitting hill climbs that I probably shouldn’t. I’ve threatened solid axle swap on the old girl numerous times using 80 series diffs and coil/link set up. But just don’t wheel it like that anymore. Not like I used to. So is just a beater to take me to work mostly and drag my boat or trailer to the tip.

 

Tig welding is the go. Bit more effort but looks much prettier especially when you walk the cup and less blowing of holes

My tig welder is just a cigweld 170 amp lift tig and won’t do aluminium. I also never learnt to do aluminium which I’m kicking myself over now. Would be cool to make up a nice forward facing plenum. 

Ive also pondered on making intercooler piping from stainless and doing it all in that lobster tail style bends but I feel like that style of bends will turbullate the air a fair bit as well as heat sink the pipes more than alluminium. Probably won’t affect anything enough for me on my car to really notice but in my mind I just much prefer a smother flow path. I’ll flirt with the idea more though when the time comes.

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Took the wife and kids plus the newest addition to the family for a squirt up the hills to Cabramurra and back today in the Mum bus rad-rado 

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And this little one I’m listing to whinging and howling at the moment... the newest addition: Rufus (was time for us to pull over and we both make some yellow snow)

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Well, pulled the trigger on the FPV steering wheel. He got back to me first. Says it will be posted tomorrow and will give me tracking details. Coming from Adelaide. 

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Also the car is just about due for a service. Will be using motorcraft oil filter and thinking 10w40 full synthetic Castrol edge titanium. Also looking into the turbo oil feed line. Looked at the earls ones on eBay but have recently found some conflicting reviews of their stuff. Though the threads I had seen was from at least 5 years ago so I’m guessing they’ve sorted their crap out now? Or do I just not worry and remove the factory filter and keep the hard line? What seems to be the go in that regard these days?

cheers

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No 10-40 edge. Buy 5-40.

 

You can just remove turbo filter , but if you buy filter I like this one.

 

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GENUINE-EARLS-FORD-BA-BF-TURBO-OIL-LINE-FILTER-KIT-XR6-FPV-F6-TYPHOON-FALCON/401001041164?hash=item5d5d864d0c:g:b4AAAMXQATlRaDbp

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Ok cheers. I looked at that one but got caught up in the crimped vs screw on fittings with the earls lines from said old thread. 5w40 edge it is. I must of had the royal purple 10w on my mind when I wrote.

ebay is selling the edge in 6L for $72 delivered. Yes 6L bottles lol

How much oil do these things hold?

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21 hours ago, SIMBAD said:

I reckon my old 4runner would outlast me lol basically a tractor. Only think I hated about it is the independent front suspension. Chews through tie rod ends as well as bending the idler arm. Lost count on how many times I’ve replaced those. Mostly from hitting hill climbs that I probably shouldn’t. I’ve threatened solid axle swap on the old girl numerous times using 80 series diffs and coil/link set up. But just don’t wheel it like that anymore. Not like I used to. So is just a beater to take me to work mostly and drag my boat or trailer to the tip.

 

Tig welding is the go. Bit more effort but looks much prettier especially when you walk the cup and less blowing of holes

My tig welder is just a cigweld 170 amp lift tig and won’t do aluminium. I also never learnt to do aluminium which I’m kicking myself over now. Would be cool to make up a nice forward facing plenum. 

Ive also pondered on making intercooler piping from stainless and doing it all in that lobster tail style bends but I feel like that style of bends will turbullate the air a fair bit as well as heat sink the pipes more than alluminium. Probably won’t affect anything enough for me on my car to really notice but in my mind I just much prefer a smother flow path. I’ll flirt with the idea more though when the time comes.

I had an old 84 4runner about 11 or 12 years ago. Was my second 4wd. Solid axel front, had a Expensive Daewoo 253, plenty of power, sounded great with 2.5" exhaust. I completely rebuilt both diffs/axels with auto lockers. 33" tyres and small lift. It loved the fuel, and always ran hot, but it went anywhere and was heaps of fun!

 

Yeah I love the tig. Bought myself a Unimig razor 200 ac/dc a couple of years ago. Good little welder. Aluminium is definitely harder to pick up than SS or mild steel I think. Cooler piping I think I'm going with ali, just because bends and tube are easier to get in thin wall 2.5 to 3". Also my bead roller probably won't do 1.6mm wall SS.

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9 hours ago, SIMBAD said:

Ok cheers. I looked at that one but got caught up in the crimped vs screw on fittings with the earls lines from said old thread. 5w40 edge it is. I must of had the royal purple 10w on my mind when I wrote.

ebay is selling the edge in 6L for $72 delivered. Yes 6L bottles lol

How much oil do these things hold?

Yep didn't see that.   That company normally doesnt sell the crimped ones. Dont buy crimped.   Call them and get them to make you one up.

 

The last one I got from them was all black with black heat sleeve.  Posted the wrong link.  That link is engine parts Australia.  You want GJ drivelines.  

 

https://www.gjdrivelines.com.au

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Things are looking up in actually receiving the steering wheel. Got a picture message of the tracking numbers stuck on the Aus post box it appears to be coming in. And the tracking details already show that it is at  Whyalla norrie SA post office. 

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Cheers arronm. Is that from gjdrivelines website you showed? What are the prices like through them?

 

I seen another guy here cut as soldered the factory hard line. I may look into this as well though with compression fittings. Might struggle with adaptors though to work with the -4an thread

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Got this bad boy in the mail today. Cheering

 

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hopefully I get a chance to install this evening and hopefully it is as straight forward a swap as I’ve been envisioning. 

Looks like I’ll have to dig around for my set or torx bits and I’m guessing finding those will be the hardest part since I haven’t laid eyes on them since I moved out of home.

 

Over the next few weeks I’ll be installing new Monroe GT lowered shocks with the second hand kffl-57sl x springs I bought months ago.

Also will be dropping the diff cradle and re doing the 3 diff support bushes and also new oil filter and Castrol edge 5w40 full synthetic oil with earls inline filter.

 

Once I have that out of the way I’ll look at servicing the zf with the genuine zf lifeguard fluid and maybe install a external cooler for it also.

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After searching high and low trying to figure out the ride hight of these kffl-57slx springs I now have some concerns of them being too high for my taste..

ideally id like just the SL spring. I do like the SSL but afraid that once the SSL settles it will be too low.

 

reasons for concern:

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These are the only pics I could find on the SL X springs I have for the fronts and haven’t found anything else related on them this far..

 

I might fit the the ones I have up and see how it goes. But I think ride hight won’t really change much and probably ads more stiffness which I don’t necessarily want either.

 

I will be using the Monroe shortened shocks and don’t know if the car above is still using the stock shocks. I’m unsure if that even makes a difference to the finished ride hight or not. 

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