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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-09-04, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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1978 Xc Gs

Well here it is a 11/1978 GS update.










Hey, this Falcon has a footrest too!!!!!

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Yours???
If it is don't modify, restore it buddy. Looks very very nice.
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yeah does look pretty good! paint the inlets on the bonnet black with chrome mesh.

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Look's like a good sound vehicle,good buy.

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Now that is one good looking standard XC GS Falcon. Standard Black interior as well. Looks as though you have got your self an excellent buy there. Are you going to follow the TICk4D's words of wisdom and keep it standard or are you going to go the whole hot up deal.

I have an XC GS ute with 14x7 and 14x8 GS chromies. It has 245's on the front and 265's on the back. These wheels really do suit the XC's. At any rate, by simply putting any mag wheel on these cars is enough to make them look excellent.

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I haven't decided yet what I will be doing to it but there is a disc brake 9 inch and a 400 in need of a home, so chances are they will find themselves in the XC.
The rest of the car will stay pretty much the same other than lowering the front end and some decent wheels.
GS chromies is one option and Cheviot Hot Wires is another but could be something else.

For now it will be just getting a tidy up and sort out the carby problem so I can enjoy driving it.
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I haven't decided yet what I will be doing to it but there is a disc brake 9 inch and a 400 in need of a home, so chances are they will find themselves in the XC.
The rest of the car will stay pretty much the same other than lowering the front end and some decent wheels.
GS chromies is one option and Cheviot Hot Wires is another but could be something else.

For now it will be just getting a tidy up and sort out the carby problem so I can enjoy driving it.
Sounds fair enough. Just a small word of advice (you probably know it already), but don't throw any of the standard gear out, namely carby, air cleaner, A/C bits and pieces, wheels and especially the wheel trims. All of these items are getting harder and harder to get a hold of.

At any rate, car looks great and hope all goes well. Hopefully we will see the progress via your uploaded pic's.

I am fairly keen on the old Carter (only guessing but I take it that is what it has on it) but I have found that AJM Carburettors in Hines Road O' Connor to be the best at servicing/rebuilding these carbs. Last time I had a full rebuild it cost me $260 and was very pleased.

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The car didn't have the original carby it has a 465 holley which needs servicing.

I'm definately keeping the original parts.
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The car didn't have the original carby it has a 465 holley which needs servicing.

I'm definately keeping the original parts.


Are you keeping the 465 Holley on this one?

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I have just bought the same car in the same colour.It is a late 1978 update with a genuine 105ks.Originally a 302 manual but is now missing engine & box.Has a black cloth interior instead of vinyl.It has never been modified and has very minimal rust.If I can find an engine & gearbox to suit I will restore it.
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