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by colin davids
Mon 07 Sep 2015, 18:30
Forum: Technical
Topic: 327 Chevy V8 Starting woes
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Re: 327 Chevy V8 Starting woes

P.S. If you are using one of those new fong kong starters then ignore everything ive just said because thats the problem. :lol: Get a decent gear reduction starter.
by colin davids
Mon 07 Sep 2015, 18:23
Forum: Technical
Topic: 327 Chevy V8 Starting woes
Replies: 22
Views: 4128

Re: 327 Chevy V8 Starting woes

I dont think your battery is being drained while driving. 14.2 volts is plenty. It seems that way because after you have warmed up the engine it needs more battery amps to crank it. What is the amp/hour rating of your battery.I have found that the 657 works well. It is recommended for diesel engines...
by colin davids
Mon 07 Sep 2015, 18:04
Forum: Restoration
Topic: New Project - Sierra XR8
Replies: 18
Views: 5839

Re: New Project - Sierra XR8

Some of the guys get the grille right because they probably take a mould from the original but then the headlights sit about 10mm too far back. The xr8 has got longer headlight brackets too. There is also an xr8-specific pressed steel crossmember running behind the front bumper in order to clear the...
by colin davids
Wed 26 Aug 2015, 08:44
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)
Replies: 35
Views: 6118

Re: 68 Mustang Notchback (another one)

Looks more like a 351 Cleveland mate. Very good-looking car.
by colin davids
Thu 23 Jul 2015, 15:28
Forum: Ford
Topic: Re: 65 Mustang fastback.
Replies: 84
Views: 24623

Re: 65 Mustang fastback.

That's a lot of words about production numbers and what they are going for in the states.Shouldn't we be looking at the prices local sellers are getting as a point of reference?Any sixties fastback averages 700k. Or alternatively,can't we all just get along?
by colin davids
Thu 23 Jul 2015, 07:50
Forum: Ford
Topic: Re: 65 Mustang fastback.
Replies: 84
Views: 24623

Re: 65 Mustang fastback.

Howzit Bird. Its your time and $$$ going into the restoration.You sell it for as much as you can get.Have a look at how many other 65 fastbacks are available on the market.Bottom line if somebody is looking for that particular model they have very few to choose from so you are in the drivers seat so...
by colin davids
Wed 22 Jul 2015, 16:59
Forum: Cars and Parts on Other Sites
Topic: Capri
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Capri

Interesting.That lexus v8 fits under a flat bonnet without modification.And manual too.Must be fun to drive.Seeing that its a conversion and not a perana,who cares what brand of engine it has.It would be more practical and cheaper to replace a motor if you get carried away with the revs while rowing...
by colin davids
Wed 22 Jul 2015, 16:37
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Perana club of yesteryear
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: Perana club of yesteryear

Never heard of it.Maybe because i was five at the time. :lol: It must have been lekker though.Membership R10 a year. 8O
by colin davids
Thu 16 Jul 2015, 09:27
Forum: Technical
Topic: 351 Cleveland versus 351M identification
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: 351 Cleveland versus 351M identification

AFAIK the 351M/400M has the bigblock bolt pattern on the bellhousing.
by colin davids
Thu 18 Jun 2015, 15:07
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sierra 3L 5 speed box vs Cortina 3L 4 speed
Replies: 15
Views: 3042

Re: Sierra 3L 5 speed box vs Cortina 3L 4 speed

Something out of interest, I remember back in the 80's with the Cortina Bakkies, just before the Courier bakkies came out. The Cortina bakkies had 4 speed boxes, but my dad bought one of the last ones made, which came out with a 5 speed box, which I am almost positive was a Borg Warner box. These b...