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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by / Re: TD 1976 Fuel Sender
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:04:24 PM »
they were shit quality even in their day. i believe they're all the same from tc to tf however 4 and 6 cylinder were different. 4 had a 1/4 outlet and a return whereas a 6 cylinder only had a single 5/16 outlet.

Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by / Re: TF DIFF
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:03:29 AM »
shock mounts are different but an absolute piece of piss to changeover or even make new ones. its just a piece of angle iron with a couple of holes drilled in it. you could get away without welding if you absolutely had to. 

Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by / Re: diff & brakes
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:01:16 AM »
not neccessarily the best but the cheapest way to get 5 stud on the back is to have it redrilled. hoppers kit is a good bit of gear. crs now do a kit using wilwood calipers. i did a "how-to" using the old crs kits and they were good but not great. i havent seen the wilwood kit in person so cant say what its like but it sounds the goods. otherwsie chase a bloke by the name of david webb. he makes his own kits for front and rear which again are supposed to be pretty good. i can put you in touch if you cant find him.

i wouldnt even consider retaining 4 stud unless you were building a concourse. the availability of falcon rims vs cortina rims is cheap and infinite. with the added bonus of better brakes.

the diff is ok, its the axles that snap like twigs. you can go 5 stud relatively cheaply and it gives you all the benefits of better brakes but most importantly you get a better choice of wheels.

i had made adjustable arms for mine to do the exact same thing but it was major surgery all round and i've also converted it to coilover.

you pretty much have the idea. there is no one way which is better than others provided you're using matching componentry.

electric water pump?

The Showroom / Re: TC XLE
« on: April 18, 2017, 10:43:28 AM »

General Chat / Re: Complete re-bushing kits for TD Cortina
« on: April 18, 2017, 10:41:48 AM »
any pedders can put one together for you otherwise they're always advertised on 

only suggestion i would make is go in kicking and screaming to get rubber bushes. polyurethane is junk and you'll be doing them all again in a few years. google oldpartstore in the uk, they should be able to help with most of the bushes in rubber.

The Showroom / Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« on: January 27, 2017, 12:19:10 PM »
i know that feeling well. i used to look at ppl who had more than 1 project on the go as weird. i used to think just get one and finish it, then move onto the next. now i have 4 and not really sure how that happened. right now they're all missing the love.

i got a fairlane as well but a zf which im putting a 532 big block in.

Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by / Re: Few qns
« on: October 28, 2016, 12:12:21 PM »
theres plenty of options to upgrade the brakes and you get what you pay for. only thing i strongly recommend is dont be tempted by the upc kit on ebay like the absolute plague. for starters its a commodore rotor drilled to a falcon stud pattern which will make future replacement difficult. the pissed off people outnumber those who have been successful with the kit  10 to 1.  discs touching suspension, wrong thread bolts, brakes hoses too long, caliper adaptors incorrect and that kinda stuff.   then when you query the product there is zero after sales but heaps of angry attitude. 

there is a bloke dave in country victoria who does a front upgrade using later falcon gear and also a rear disc conversion. if you're interested i'll get you his number.

General Chat / Re: angie's build thread
« on: October 28, 2016, 11:27:18 AM »
looks good. i think everyone here is guilty of a car they havent touched for a very long time and wished they did. its funny how it all works, you cant be stuffed doing anything but once you just do a little bit the motivation returns bit by bit and soon enough you surprisingly start enjoying it again.

so whats next?

General Chat / Re: Hi From a Newbie
« on: October 13, 2016, 09:04:46 PM »
welcome aboard

hahaha no way.

i had a set of te50 brakes sitting here in my workshop for years. i only gave them away a couple of months ago. dude didnt wanna pay the big pennies to get the rotors sorted so we put standard calipers etc back on. i told him i'd stick his upgraded stuff in the boot but he said he didnt want it.

General Chat / Re: Look what i did
« on: October 11, 2016, 12:20:50 PM »
update of where its at.
not far off and we nearly ready to begin paint. i gotta stop changing my mind and doing shit differently.
hopefully by xmas it will have jam.
want to have it ready for the nationals.

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