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  1. Hmmm..., I searched the Forum lead titles, could not see anything, so chose this as the best option to post...

     

    It's OK bud. I'm sure many have never seen it - so thanks for posting! I know I have posted many things that had been previously posted!

     

    Ray

     

    I'd found this one on the net a while ago as a two pager so I joined it together with Corel PhotoPaint. I thought I'd done a pretty smick job too until I noticed that I hadn't added the gap at the rear of the door where the magazine fold was!

     

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  2. finely got the new led dash lights in. they are very bright. i did loose dimmer function but i dont mind at all .i have changed every bulb in my car to led (not head lights) and i'am very happy with the result

     

    Wondering, did you remove the tinted bulb dome covers in the instrument panel, or did you leave them in?

     

    i removed the blue covers


    if you change 1 bulb back to incandescent you'll regain your dimming function

     

    i'm going to splice in a t-10 bulb into the heater control socket and try that

     

    i tryed to splice in a t-10 bulb and it did not help the dimming prob.

     

     

    Thanks, I just ordered some based on the pictures you posted. I've already got blue LEDs in the instrument cluster, but they must be early models because they are still quite dim even with all the blue dome covers removed.

  3. finely got the new led dash lights in. they are very bright. i did loose dimmer function but i dont mind at all .i have changed every bulb in my car to led (not head lights) and i'am very happy with the result

     

    Wondering, did you remove the tinted bulb dome covers in the instrument panel, or did you leave them in?

  4. Hi Flatback72

     

    I know its been a while since you posted this item regarding seltbelts but do you know the part numbers of the belts you used for the front. Being a kiwi we get the same belt suppliers (APV) as you. They can be easy sourced at Supercheap autos..Many thanks

     

    Hi jimmypistol

     

    My front belts are Hemco brand, their factory is in Ballarat, VIC.

     

    http://www.hemco.com.au/seatbelt-division/

     

    So not APV brand, but Supacheap may be able to do a special order for you perhaps?

     

    Front seat belts are item number 1790001SP 99/90° (9 degree) Inertia L/S with 200mm Drop Link and item number 1765333 for the 300mm Stalks. You would need left and right hand belts of course.

     

    This was seven or so years ago that I bought them, so I don't know if the part numbers are still active at Hemco.

     

    Cheers

    Brett

  5. I think the US and Australian designers were sharing ideas back in the early 70s as there are many similarities like the wing fender extensions, bumper and obviously ram air hood. And the rear quarter window are similar to the 73 Gran Torino Sports Fastback.

     

    Yep, the Aussie designers used US Fords design facility to get the Falcon design worked out and based on the results it is fairly obvious where the design cues originated in the second iteration of the XA-XC series Falcon.

     

    The first iteration though (XA) had a flatter front though and looked a fair bit more muscle car because of it in my opinion

     

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  6. XA, XB, XC Falcon's came out in a multitude of body styles, Sedan, Hardtop, Ute, Panel Van and Station Wagon. All pretty pleasing looking cars (well, the panel van might be a bit of an exception because I always thought they looked a bit like The Elephant Man). The coupes had a couple if inches shaved from the roof in comparison to the sedan and ute.

     

    While there is a similarity in style at the front, XB's are vastly different in proportion, with the hood area about 6 inches shorter than the Mustang and about 5 inches wider (the XB at the front is about same width of the 7173 Mustang; it's the slab sided design though that gives the hood area the extra width)

     

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  7. A bloke on the Aussie Mustang forum bought to my attention that West Coast Cougar sell plasma LED rear brake globes, and reported them to be an excellent replacement for the standard incandescents. Well I got mine yesterday and installed them today and I am very happy with the results and thought I'd share my thoughts on the 7173 forum.

     

    Took some photo's for comparison (taken in daylight near the open shed door, cloudy day). I estimate both the running lights and the brake/flasher lights to be twice the brightness of the standard globes. The distinction between running lights and brake/flasher light is excellent.

     

    One of the things that concerned me with the factory reds was the ominous feeling that cars behind couldn't see them operate very well when the sun is shining on them from the rear....with these new lamps I will feel a lot safer.

     

    No change to the wiring or flasher unit is necessary, just plug them straight in and they will work.

     

    Running lights - plasma on the left and standard globe on the right. The difference in much more noticeable in person than it is in the photo:

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    Brake/flasher light - plasma on the left and standard globe on the right. One thing to note, the flasher light is instantaneous on and off, as opposed to the lazy ramp up and ramp down of the standard globe - I thought that I wouldn't like the "electronic sharpness" of the on/off function, but after seeing how crisp and clear the plasma's work now I wouldn't have it any other way:

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    http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/plasma2.html

    http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/plasma6.html

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  8. I keep my extinguisher on the floor behind the back seat too. Just bought another one today to keep in the trunk.

     

    Did some fire training a few years ago at work, something I didn't know was that the powder in fire extinguishers can settle and "compact" inside the bottle, especially from vibration, and may not then discharge properly. A small whack with a rubber mallet at intervals can free up the powder, or quickly tapping the bottle on something hard (like the road surface) immediately before use to ensure all the powder is free.

     

    "Compacted powder - If not serviced or not correctly serviced the dry chemical powder can settle and compact at the bottom of the fire extinguisher. This result in the powder not discharging either fully or correctly when used."

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