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Old 03-09-2004, 07:26   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellas,

Just wanting some information and some guidence.. I know of a guy that has a XY falcon, has a mild 302 in it, it is in preety much immaculant condition inside and out and he wants 8k for it, this guy is an older guy and always looks after and loves his cars, so its not just some peice of shit that has gotten thrashed dailey.. Like I said he wants 8k for it, it has tan leather interior and simmons (wire) wheels on it, Would I be stupid to go from an EF futura 4.0L to a XY falcon as a daily driver as he is wanting a newer car (family reasons) and I am only young and would LOVE to own an old XY to blow the rice boys away with (even though I do already..) lol, What are some things I should look for when I go to have a closer inspection at the car tommorow? Where are there common rust points? I'll be taking my friend whos a qualified truck mechanic with me, but his a holden man.. so he wont know the spots where the old XY's rust is a common occurance.. Hope you's can help..

Thanks alot, Rob
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Old 03-09-2004, 07:34   #2 (permalink)
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I'm presuming it is a 302 Windsor. Auto or manual? Sounds like a nice car. There is nothing crazy about going to an older car... Done that myself.

Not sure of the rust spots in an XY. Any chance of taking it to a panel beater for a quick inspection??
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:04   #3 (permalink)
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Yes 302 windsor with a C4.. 9" diff. I suppose I could take it to a panel beater for an inspection, I'm not that worried of it has a "lil" rust because a car of that age would have a little, although it looks like it has been restored a few years ago.. Im just a bit iffy on going from a new car to an old one.. Theres no substitute for tuning a carby and watching the barrels open up when you rev it :D mmm fuel vapour hehehe!
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Old 03-09-2004, 14:12   #4 (permalink)
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8K for the XY sounds like a good price, If he is after a family car why dont you offer him a clean swap for the EF?
Check for rust in the bottom of the front guards, and in the front and back bottom corners of the doors. Also in the bottom left and right corners of the boot lid. A magnet will tell you if its metal or not below the paint and little bubbles below the paint will be early signs of rust. Also check by pouring some water into the plenum grilles (where the wiper arms come out of) and see if the water ends up on the front passenger side floor.

I think you should do it!
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Old 03-09-2004, 14:25   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah i'd go for it :)

I agree...Provided your car is in really good nick and he is interested, than you could just do a clean swap.
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Old 03-09-2004, 14:56   #6 (permalink)
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only thing really stopping me is fuel... lols
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Re: would I be stupid too..

DO IT - you only LIVE once, why have REGRETS of what you DIDNT do.

Old cars like an XY if looked after will hold value more than the EF which will be loosing money every day !!
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If fuel bothers you, you could always bolt on a 2bbl manifold and carby. That's what I'm running at the moment, and the fuel consumption is pretty good.
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If fuel bothers you, you could always bolt on a 2bbl manifold and carby
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! fuel dont bother me that much, thanks for the advice guys, its very much appreciated!
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DO IT - you only LIVE once, why have REGRETS of what you DIDNT do.

Old cars like an XY if looked after will hold value more than the EF which will be loosing money every day !!
How true! They just don't make them like they used to.

I sound like an old man now!
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