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Well I have finally ended up with a turbo Falcon! After a long line of falcons including an XD, el and ultra tough Xa I have picked up a 11/06 bf mkII turbo. Ex cop car.   On first inspection the car

More work done today getting the carpet, center console and seats back in. Looking heaps better already. Head liner is really letting the interior down now so I will try get someone out this week to

I wasn't so thrilled with how the dash looked, tried some rejuvenation products which didn't really last and wasn't happy with the dash cover, just didn't sit right over the aftermarket gauges.. So I

On 29/12/2019 at 3:14 PM, violetpop said:
On 29/12/2019 at 3:08 PM, k31th said:
putting a screw in the vacuum source for the BOV like that prevents the BOV from ever opening, effectively removing it from the system. Doing it that wya you don't have to worry about blocking off the pipes that go to each side of the BOV itself.

So no harm no foul? I will leave it as it is just tidy it up a little better.

I think if you leave it that way you could end up with a boost leak.

Not having positive boost pressure being applied to the bov (via that vac line preventing it from opening) will only be relying on the soft spring inside to hold boost in the charge pipes. That spring is soft enough to open when the intake manifold reaches a certain amount of negative pressure and wouldn’t take much boost pressure to lift the valve from its seat in the bov.

 

Another thing to add is it was pretty important to have the zf oil level checked at 40c. I found the torque app trans temp inaccurate. (Reads much lower)
 

Forscan though was right on the money I’ve found.

 

Btw, nice project you have on the way! 

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Appreciate the input@SIMBAD. In relation to the bov, I think I will block the bov vac port or possibly completely remove it. I would however like to have a full functioning plumb back valve at some stage also.

Yeah I found the tourqe app a little tricky to work with also. I would get myself ready (fill plug cracked) and started from cold. By the time I got the hoist up, it was already at 35 ℃ and rising quickly. I might give the other option a go. Is it an app or some sort of device?

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It’s an app as well. Just ford specific.

I have a thermostat switch controlling the fan. It turns on at 82c (180f) and the torque app was telling me almost 100c before my fan kicked in.

The forscan app gave me spot on 82c and my fan running pilot light turns on simultaneously just to give you an idea. 
I tried different methods etc etc on torque and couldn’t get any others to work properly.

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Sounds like I need this app. I also like the idea of fans running sooner. I got one of my bikes flashed and had the fan came on sooner, make a noticeable difference. Would you have a link to your car, build thread or the like?
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7 hours ago, SIMBAD said:

I think if you leave it that way you could end up with a boost leak.

Not having positive boost pressure being applied to the bov (via that vac line preventing it from opening) will only be relying on the soft spring inside to hold boost in the charge pipes. That spring is soft enough to open when the intake manifold reaches a certain amount of negative pressure and wouldn’t take much boost pressure to lift the valve from its seat in the bov.

it won't be weaker than the stopper method :) those stoppers don't really like staying in place with just hose clamps :)

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Agreed 👌🏼👌🏼
could probably also install the bov in reverse with the vac/boost source disconnected and shouldn’t have a issue at all then.

 

1 hour ago, violetpop said:

Ok yes I see it! Man, I really have trouble navigating this tapa app.. Nice intro, I have a good story about some good people from Tumut I'll write it up later.

Ok sweet as. Hanging out for said story now! Haha

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Ok@SIMBAD years ago nyself and a mate were riding two old sh*t box motorbikes from Melb back to Sydney the long way. We stopped overnight in Tumut and had a solid pub feed and got ready to head off in the morning.

We ended up stopping at the little servo in Talbingo, opposite the lake for petrol. We filled the bikes up and as I mounted my bike, the clip on handle bar snapped clean off on the clutch side. It was a freak thing to happen and I'm glad it didn't happen while I was half way through a corner. Its a Sunday and as you know these small towns are pretty sleepy. We walk around a few streets having a look to see if anyone could help, no one home, not much activity. We thought maybe they are all at the rsl.

We give up and call a local Tumut towwie... He comes in about an hour and we have a quick chat and we ask him to take us back to tumut, we stay the night and see if we get lucky at a bike shop on Monday. He loads the bike up and I jump in the track with him. As well are driving he says to me 'I know a guy who might be able to fix it'... I say yeah sure if he is willing to help out that would be great. He calls this guy up on a Sunday arvo and explains the situation. He says 'bring it'. So this trucky pulls upto his buddies house and we get the bike off. The guys comes outside and checks the bike out and then heads off to open his garage. This garage is long and has tools, lathes and bikes inside!! I couldn't believe it we hit the jackpot.

He spends about 30 minutes on it, we end up helping him strip the bar from the controls and he comes up with this genius was to re mount the bar enough to get us home...

He was humble as and was happy to help us. He sent us on our way and we made it back to Sydney that night. Absolute legends!!

Stuff like that simply does not happen in big cities... Go Tumut!

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That is awesome! I’m glad you found the right person and yeah very lucky it didn’t break on you up in the twisties in the mountains! would get ugly quickly for sure!

very popular motorbike route which I’m sure is why you were heading that way!
 

Theres a group on here that organise a snowy cruise every year which I’m keen to join them on hopefully in this new year!

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Tiny update...

Over the last few days I've been trying out some sanding techniques.. Started with a good old block and tried to feather out where the clear coat was peeling and giving the area a scuff up at the same time. Good results but took too too long.

Went down to supercheap and picked up a black ridge 6 inch dual action sander...

First impression.. Absolute garbage... Hold the trigger flat and it doesn't even move on the panel even with no pressure. No balls.. Anyways, I try make it work and it works pretty good. Will definitely cut down on time.

15 minutes later my compressor took a catastrophic dump and called it quits.. This would probably explain why the tool was down on power... Anyways new compressor coming but I will be back to hand sanding for the time being. 828fbd2ea64ba1c959bdda32a39061b3.jpg

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Few more things done, feels like I'm going around in circles at this stage.. But still worth pushing on!

Two dents fixed up on the passenger from door. Might do one more skim of filler and should be sweet.7c27f020946199bf58ce05455b4036e1.jpgd01a8df11da47b212b19c9609f26ce26.jpg25702af5e9fdee178874dd67a6b58a57.jpg

 

Started repairs on the bumpers too but ran out of plastic filler.2d85068fdacbce279f5da8198557f9dc.jpg8f7251df76439051d1b49565b4035313.jpg

 

Doesn't look like much but over spent a fair sack of time sanding. 906c11d24073835a7e4f680d4c7e0f0e.jpg90f6419336f3a55d89b000b55071f128.jpg

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you've done quite well to get that much done before the paint :) saves a lot of money but at the cost of your own time and effort... but that time and effort is fantastic to behold once the paint is on :spoton:

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one thing I forgot to ask... what was the original colour (looks like it's in Neo to me)? and what is your plans for the new colour (no need to answer that if you don't want to reveal that yet)?

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you've done quite well to get that much done before the paint saves a lot of money but at the cost of your own time and effort... but that time and effort is fantastic to behold once the paint is on :spoton:
one thing I forgot to ask... what was the original colour (looks like it's in Neo to me)? and what is your plans for the new colour (no need to answer that if you don't want to reveal that yet?
Yeah the original colour is Neo. I thought it was Blueprint before I looked at the placard.

I'm still not 100% set on the colour but leaning towards just plain white to go with the sleeper theme. The only thing that bothers me is that I'm not really prepared to paint the door jams and under bonnet to do a full color change.

I'm also not sure how I'm going to go about painting it.. Grab another compressor + spray tools and diy (2k will be a no go in my unit so acrylic lacquer will probably be used), spray cans (cheap and nasty but with lots of wet sanding will give good results), find someone to do it but big $$$ which I really don't have.

I've painted stuff before with good success but not on this scale before.

Something like the photo attached is what I'm after and maybe a set of the larger interceptor wheels with wide rubber but I'm going for a dead stock look. I want no attention from the fuzz or any boy racers see the turbo badge and want to race. 1d5991f8cea2e2f5f947b5dab826723c.jpg
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It's proberly to late now, but why didn't you go to the wreckers & get good panels in the colour you wanted? ( I reckon white would have been dead easy to find) that'll save you painting the inside of them at least.

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11 hours ago, violetpop said:

 I want no attention from any boy racers see the turbo badge and want to race. 

WTF

wheres the fun in that?

it's always a laugh when you chop a boy racer

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