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bigmal

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  1. I got mine off eBay for $20.89. Came from China of course. Listed as '2PCS Stainless Cup Drinking Holder' I used a fly cutter very carfully and a dramel at the end.
  2. Thats for the electric mirrors. One of the threads on this site showed how to fit the mirror motors from an E95 mustang. A great mod. The swith is from an Australian AU Falcon.
  3. I also added cup holders to my 69 consul. I used the wood insert from a 70 without the seat belt hole
  4. I have a 3/4 rear bar and not really happy with the way it's set up. Instead of loops at the end of the bar that the bolt and rubbers go in to, it has a strait bar that a rubber bush clamps around. You slide the bush further it to make it stiffer. I was reversing around a very uneven driveway and heard a bang. The rubber had come off the end of the bar. A very poor set up. I will take your advice and try with the bar off. I may consider a thinner bar with the loop ends as well. Thanks Bob
  5. Hi all, Happy new year. Hope you all had a great Christmas break. My 69 is basically stock suspension. 1 1/8" and 3/4" sway bars. Better shocks and Shelby drop. I was recently driving pretty quick off the highway exit and noticed the rear wanted to be in the front. Nothing major as I corrected it before it was an issue. It felt a lot like the tires were flexing. BFG 245/60/15 at 30PSI. I am thinking of making/fitting a Panhard rod. Could I have some feeback on individual experince with these. Is there a noticeable difference in handling/cornering? Thanks, Mal.
  6. Merry Christmas everyone, from down under
  7. Great work. You should be very proud
  8. I think we've been focusing on the spare being in the boot. I have the solution!
  9. I just tried my wifes S60 spare and close but noo cigar. Back to the drawing board.
  10. I have a feeling the VColvo is the same pattern. I need to check with my wife's S60. If so, she won't need it!
  11. Isn't he Welsh? Or Scottish? Certainly not an Aussie accent.
  12. I've gone with Pedders Gas shocks and there is a huge difference. I was waring glasses (only so I can see) and the oil went strait around them. Luckily it didn't seem to do any damage.
  13. Was contacted by Gabriel today. They seemed genuinely concerned about what happened. Sending me a goody basket. I hoope it's beer and not more shocks!
  14. Well I completed the Shelby drop and I'm very happy with the outcome. Big improvement in handling and just a poofteenth lower. It was really quite a simple job. As some background, I rebuilt the front end 5 years ago and replaced everything. After about a year it developed a clunk over bumps which I couldn't locate. This prompted me to do the drop and have a good look for the source of the clunk. It became obvous very quickly. One of the new Scott Drake shocks had failed leaking fluid over the rubbers which destroyed them leaving them metal to metal. As annoyed as I was that new shocks failed I was happy to find my problem. I bought a new set of Gabriel shocks thinking they were a reasonable brand. As I took one out of the box it wasn't fully extended. As I moved it, it shot the centre out exploding oil everywhere. It filled my eyes, covered everything including the ceiling, cars and colectables. After I realised my eyes didn't hurt, I cleaned myself up and everything else. I complained to the vendor and recieved a full refund and $250 for my trouble. I have since bought Pedders shocks and I'm very happy with them. FYI, I now know Grabiel are cheap Chinese crap and I'll never go near them again.
  15. Hi mate, sorry but I may have confused people. I only want to do the 1" drop but with the plate welded in I can't do it. I'm happy to remove the plate and add the conventional shock tower reinforcing plate but just want to make sure it doesn't already have the drop. I hope the pictures are clear enough to see the issue. Thanks, Mal
  16. I thought I'd stick my head under and have a look before I started the drop and have found that the previous owner has welded a bodgy reinforcing plate right where I would need to drill the holes. I just wanted to consult those who know way better than me, if there is a possibilty that the drop has laready ben done. I can't see any evidence of it but would hate to have a 2" drop. The plate will have to come off and I wil add the proper reinforcing and do some tidying up while there.
  17. Hi mate, these are really good articles. Thanks for that. It appears most people just do thye strait 1" drop. The DazeCars article describes the 'increased Caster' drop as well. Has anyone done this with their 69 and if so, what is the feedback? With the RRS rack it feels like it does not centre as quickly as it would normally. It still centres but just not great, so thinking of the increased caster with the drop.
  18. Not sure if these are much help, but all I have
  19. Thanks everyone. As always really helpful
  20. Hi, I have cvonverted to right hand drive using an Australian made steering rack by RRS. Very easy to install but loss of turning circle and I'm not crazy about the feel. I can't put my finger on why but its not the greatest. I have some clunks in the front end that I can't identify so why I pull everything out was thinking of some upgrades. When I did the conversion I replace all of the front suspension so it's really anoying to be doing things twice but I don't like clunks.
  21. Hi guys, I know its been asked plenty of time but I'm considering the Shelby drop for my 69 and have the following questions; I have seen some templates with negative camber. Is this something fo r69s or only earlier models? What is the actual drop measured from the fender to the ground? How noticeable is the change to driving and in what way? Are spacers/shims needed under the ball joints? if so, recommendations? I have 1" lowered springs at the moment. Is it okay to keepo these? Also considering roller spring perches at the same time. Thoughts? Thanks, Mal.
  22. As said above using the GPS. Plenty of cheap Speedo Apps for your phone that work vey well. As a rule of thumb I found each tooth equates to about 5% change.
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