Re: '68 XR Falcon questions
Thanks for the info guys.
It seems if XRs did have a brake booster fitted it was mounted on the passenger side of the firewall. I've checked out a number of Street Machine and Aussie Muscle Car mags, and all the GTs have boosters, but I can't find any standard 500s or Fairmonts that do. Was it only a GT option? I would like to a fit a booster, and it seems wise to go for a later model Falcon booster. Should I try to stick with an XW/XY setup, or go for something later, such as XA-XC? Am I right in assuming that the XW onwards have power assisted rear brakes?
If I put later model stub axles on the car, won't that change offset, and PCD of the wheel studs? How will this affect ordering wheels for the car? Do you order them for an XR, or say for an XW if those are the stub axles you've used?
The window winder is indeed rooted. I agree with sourcing parts from a rear door, I assume you're talking about from another car though, I still need to be able to wind down my rear windows as well! Still, if I can't find another XR door, or parts, can I use parts from an XW or later? XAs onwards are very easy to come by over here, but models earlier than that are hard to find. Parts are hard to come by. The photo you attached shows the exact parts that are shagged, so I'm glad you know what I'm on about. I have drilled out the rivets and removed the plate so I could get the window back up at least, for some security. Now I'm after those exact parts in your photo.
As for the heater and controls, I will try and hunt down some originals, but if I can't find anything, I will attempt XW/XY parts. I'm used to cursing when doing mechanical jobs on old things, our choppers are older than my XR! (refering to my profile photo).
I live in Bulls, near Palmerston North. Half the people I met in Oz when I was last over there were kiwis anyway, and you probably know it. My older brother lives in Adelaide (member of SA Falcon club), and he's onto his contacts trying to source me bits. I'm in discussion with Airforce suppliers to see if I can get large items such as seats back to NZ on a Herc. I wish we had the resources you guys have over there!
Which model Falcon did electric window washers come out on? The XR has a foot pump to pressurise the bottle to squirt fluid through the nozzles.
Were XR aerials the push-pull type to raise/lower them?I'm guessing they weren't electric. I wish to change mine from one thats permanently up to one that you can recess into the guard.
What was the warning sticker on the XR/XT engine bay strut towers,on the drivers side, all about? I would like to source one for some authenticity.
Cheers for your help,
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