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  1. Hopefully that’s what you need. If there is something else, let me know and I’ll have another look
  2. I can’t say I’ve ever been there. Maybe once or twice. But god I hate what faceplant has done to forums. What I don’t understand though is why forum activity has dropped away in the face of Facebook. From an info perspective, the quality of discussion is largely laughable. The ability to contribute a build thread seems non existant. For selling it works well, but otherwise it’s just a place to talk shit that wouldn’t be tolerated on a half decent forum.
  3. Sometimes they will respond to a little TLC. But that winding looks pretty cactus doesn’t it
  4. Golden boy son on L plates and I had a leisurely drive around Melbourne’s outer east including a run up Mt Dandenong for an introduction to windy narrow roads, post cricket training today. He is a self taught cricket bat repair wiz , and does some amazing work. Downside number 1 is my garage and everything in it is permanently covered in shavings and saw dust. Not conducive to working on cars..... Downside number two is whenever I go to Bunnings, he invariably needs yet another softback sanding pad, glue or power tool of some description. Not sure how much profit he makes, but of course dad is a ready supply of funds for consumables. Currently he is thinking about an industrial band saw for handle repairs, and as he finishes school this year will lose access to the woodwork room. So we found ourselves at Sydney Tools and Total tools on the way home. A first time for me and I had a ball perusing the aisles and came out with a mini Japanese made screwdriver for confined spaces, and a couple of ratchet flex spanners. Not sure of the quality of the latter, but one day they will prove themselves indispensable on an under dash, or deep in engine bay task. Of course I launched yet again into the joys of Saturday mornings in the 70’s spent with my dad wandering around W L Ryan and Co in Elizabeth St Melbourne which was a wonderland of tools, assorted automotive electrical products and stuff you could never have imagined existed to fix machinery. “Yes dad, you’ve told me this story before”. God I miss that place. Later when I was older, I got into the habit of building my toolbox at Ryan’s by buying one tool with each pay. I think we will check the industrial auctions for a bandsaw, but meanwhile my tool collection continues to grow. And one day that 12 mm ratchet flex spanner will save the day
  5. Do you have a set of KE2x springs on the car? You can always take those to a springworks locally and get them reset. They could even add a leaf if required. Just talk to them about what you are trying to achieve. If KE30 springs fit, I doubt they are much different in height or rate, plus they are pushing 45 years of age Edit: And you will need to get the front eye made smaller anyway
  6. Surely simpler to have a spring works alter the front eye rather than sleeving What are you trying to achieve by fitting KE30 springs?
  7. Early cars to Aug 72 have a smaller front body mounting point, and the eye in the spring is correspondingly smaller
  8. If you want broccoli and beetroot, why not just go to the supermarket and buy some. They even have beetroot in tins! Seriously though, do you have to deal direct with the big two, and are they as bad as you hear?
  9. I can’t answer if ke36 will fit, you will need to do some measurements. But I have KE26 rear springs in mine currently which bolted straight in. Do be aware that your early KE25 has small front eyelets where they mount, so the later large eyelet springs won’t fit, unless you get a spring works to alter them
  10. If you get adept at searching on Yahoo japan, you can find quite a lot of nice wheels in whatever size you want. Of course, in period everything was 13 inch. Man important consideration of course will be what PCD you currently have. I can’t recall but think you went to something different than 4 x 110 or 114.3? often they are also narrow, as unless from a period racing car, anything much wider than 6 or 6 1/2 would be unusual at the time. If you have a bucket of money, You can always get some original or remanufactured Tosco style wheels. Ive picked up a set of period Enkei’s in 13 x6 for the te27 and some weds albinos in 14 x 6 for the AE86, the latter almost new and ridiculously cheap both from yahoo using an Aust broker who ship in containers. Of course everyone’s preference differs, but if you do go wide, the issue of flares will have to be faced. Rolling the guard lips may help if you need a little room
  11. And here’s another. The ford site coming up with some good stuff
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