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A forum for discussing topics of particular interest to those running MegaSquirt in Australia and New Zealand, including parts sources, group buys, etc.
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wagon
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Re: Just found this user group. Hello!

Post by wagon » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:18 am

Flat file and number stamps FTW! :lol:
1984 Ford Falcon 250ci inline 6 MS'd of course!

Now improved the way Ford should have built it with a 4speed automatic.

Also with 3.45 LSD for added goodness.

If you are hitting your head up against a wall it always feels better when you stop.

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Post by bluehaze » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:15 pm

Thanks Wagon, but I think the local plods are already a bit too involved for me to make things worse. On the up side, however the 186 runs as sweet as a nut! And yesterday I finally managed to register the old girl. 6 years of lost week-ends in the shed and about 20 grand and finally I've got a "new" FB Holden to drive around in. Now for lots of long trips running VEAL. And fine tuning the ignition curve.

Anyone in Melbourne metro who'd like to catch up and compare notes please get in touch. So far my set up is the only one I've seen.
FB Holden 3.3 Blacky running MS V3 fuel and ignition.

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Re: Just found this user group. Hello!

Post by wagon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:55 pm

Good to see old cars running 'new tech'. I'd like to do an efi job on an old Fergy tractor or something.... just because I can.
1984 Ford Falcon 250ci inline 6 MS'd of course!

Now improved the way Ford should have built it with a 4speed automatic.

Also with 3.45 LSD for added goodness.

If you are hitting your head up against a wall it always feels better when you stop.

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Post by long283 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:29 pm

Nice job with the engine bay Bluehaze.
I had trouble with a 202 once that had finance registered against it (even though my dad owned it for several years), lucky for me I only had to wait a couple of weeks for that to clear.

Well my old HQ ute was loaded to the hilt and driven from east to west-coast.
No problems other than cooking the brakes coming down the blue mountains and had a blocked fuel-filter near Hay. I think the blocked fuel filter was caused by some ethanol in the fuel at Bathurst cleaning out my fuel-tank and depositing the dirt in the filters. At least it wasn't too hard to fix and was better off happening there instead of on the Nullarbor.
Was reasonably economical (for a 6.2L and no overdrive).

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wagon
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Re: Just found this user group. Hello!

Post by wagon » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:03 am

A tonner? Just about never see those in regular use now ; it's nice to see older cars in regular use still.
1984 Ford Falcon 250ci inline 6 MS'd of course!

Now improved the way Ford should have built it with a 4speed automatic.

Also with 3.45 LSD for added goodness.

If you are hitting your head up against a wall it always feels better when you stop.

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Post by bluehaze » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:37 am

Well then, while we're showing off our old Holdens, I suppose I'd better put in. Just an update. Finally got rego! The bloke at VicRoads was a bit of a Holden nut, and when he came out to the inspection bay, he got so caught up in talking about the setup that he forgot to check the numbers! Nice fella, he gave me a shiny new set of plates. I couldn't have been happier. So far, I've done about 500 k's, half the time running VEAL or taking logs and agonising over the WB feedback or listening closely for the signs of an over advnced timing curve.The stolen 3.3 is sitting on the garage floor awaiting a response from the police- I'm in no hurry. So far the old girl has run as sweet as a nut! And I love passing kids in their lowered VN's (it was Toranas when I was a kid) in my very agile MS'ed 186 powered antique.
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FB Holden 3.3 Blacky running MS V3 fuel and ignition.

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Post by wagon » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:52 pm

Welcome, Mugla.

What's your project?
1984 Ford Falcon 250ci inline 6 MS'd of course!

Now improved the way Ford should have built it with a 4speed automatic.

Also with 3.45 LSD for added goodness.

If you are hitting your head up against a wall it always feels better when you stop.

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Post by wagon » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 pm

Mugla was a spammer, eh?
1984 Ford Falcon 250ci inline 6 MS'd of course!

Now improved the way Ford should have built it with a 4speed automatic.

Also with 3.45 LSD for added goodness.

If you are hitting your head up against a wall it always feels better when you stop.

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Post by long283 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:35 pm

Here's a more recent pic of the engine bay in the HQ.
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Ran out of time to fit the Stealth Ram manifold and coil packs before the trip.

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Post by wagon » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:39 pm

Looks old-skool but doesn't drive like it. Thumbs up!
1984 Ford Falcon 250ci inline 6 MS'd of course!

Now improved the way Ford should have built it with a 4speed automatic.

Also with 3.45 LSD for added goodness.

If you are hitting your head up against a wall it always feels better when you stop.

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