Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Yeah its a bit ridiculous - according to the Guvvimint you can't fit an LS because its 5665cc and the cutoff is as you say 5647...................... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Thanks for the heads up guys I’ll speak to my engineer, I know of a couple that have been done over here in the last couple of years so I might be ok either way I can always sell it at a profit :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Haven’t spoken to the engineer yet but spoke to a guy from the FE FC world, Mick Slater if anybody knows Mick, he also agrees it might be an issue, plan may be to put an Ecotel top end on it for rego :think: :think: :shifty: :shifty:

The guy got back to me about the pulley size he thinks it is 12 psi :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: so I would say it’s had a hard life, I’ll take it back to standard I suppose.
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FireKraka wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 8:42 am I’ll take it back to standard I suppose.
Noooooooooo :(
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Hey Harv if it has a 12 psi pulley I wonder if it has anything else inside it :roll: :roll:
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Filings maybe?
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8) 8) It has happiness inside it

A bigger pulley would be bad feng shui.

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Harv wrote: Sun May 05, 2024 1:31 pm 8) 8) It has happiness inside it

A bigger pulley would be bad feng shui.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: He's right you know Neil :ebiggrin:
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Just spoke to Sam the Engineer and yes he said I could apply but doubted that it would be passed so I have pulled the pin on the purchase.
Back to plan A :roll: :roll:
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Have some issues in the bottom of the dog legs so going there next.
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Slaying it ol boy.

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Well done, Neil.

The doglegs and inner rear wheel arches are about my least favourite repair. You might almost be better off raiding a donor shell for the complete outer section from rear door shutline (where there's a factory seam) to the sill. And we all know that straight, rust-free dogleg sections are there for the taking . . .

Does the cancer extend to behind the door seal retainer strip?

(For your reference, pages 22 and 23 of "Found Object". 1.2 mm sheet is the right thickness.)

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Re: Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Thanks for the comments guys.
The drivers side Dogleg I have from a donor from EK Mart, I did have the passenger side as well but I had forgotten that my passenger side needed work so gave the passenger side to another club member :wtf: :crazy: he actually needed a lot more than I did so I was happy to do it.
Drivers side is the worst but I think the seal strip is ok I'll post some photos when I get a chance and thanks for the reminder of where your part of the thread was Rob I will check it out again.

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I just had a look at Found Object mate yes that's looking familiar worst luck :lol: :lol:
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I'm a bit cheesed about the engine thing still :esad: the thing is I can have an EFI 5Lt V8 :roll: but can't have a 3.8 Lt V6, the Kw aren't the issue, the L67 V6 is 171Kw I believe limit apparently is 174Kw, because of the supercharger the L67 miss by just over 300ml in capacity which is what you guys said, I find it stupid.
The VP V8 was rated at 180Kw reading Doctor Google :crazy: :roll:
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Re: Neil's FB Station Wagon

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What more excuse to fit an 8 m8 ;7)


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