|11-14-2012 09:05 PM|
all i can really do is take him to court and get my money back, have spent lots since iv got it so would have to take my parts off etc, like when i took the guy with the limo to court i won but he said he can't pay me he has no money he spent it so the courts were like well you can pay him off $20 a week im like your joking right i get 10grand back at 20$ a week no thanks! they said i can settle for 2grand cash and keep the limo so i chose that option but then they gave him a date he had to pay . . . been 9months later havnt seen my money been back to the courts they said debt collectors wil go get my money . . . 3 months later still nothing. the justice system and courts over here are pathetic.
so yes i can take him to court but its not worth it. plates are tags i dont mind about i'll just turn it into a skid car or a fun toy, but jaguar cars are cheap so i could buy a whole car the same for about $1000 that i can take the plates and tags off but then ill just have to take it for certification for the engine and trans.
for now i just want it running mint then ill sort out the trans then drive shaft then it will at least be driveable and going and i can see what it goes like then decide its future. was thinking if i get stuck with it ill move houses and towns and get away from all these people and start a new life and have this sitting in a garage and it can be my toy to work on, i love working on it so far its great so much better then trying to deal with a stupid turbo efi thing these days. im just annoyed because i have no vehicle that drives so stuck at home all the time i want to at least be able to get out and about
|11-14-2012 08:54 PM|
|cobalt327||Shouldn't you first settle the lack of tags/paperwork before sinking more money into it?|
|11-14-2012 07:53 PM|
so iv tested my radiator etc i think its just the cap holding to much pressure, redone my timing moved my ignition leads around changed spark plugs to eliminate faulty leads or plug for my miss, tomorrow im doing a full leak down test to check my heads fingers crossed everyone that my engine is fine because i have no money for new heads.
i also took my modulator into every mechanic and shop they jst kept redirecting me to other people ended up visting everyone and no1 can get them and no1 has those dam trans cooler fittings either not even hose and hydrulic shop. they only have big one none the right size. looks like ill buying the parts from overseas myself from the websites yous have suguested. but first off is test why it has a miss and if i have a cracked head.
Only reason im dissapointed is the guy that sold me this said it only needed driveshaft and it was mint, if it was lets say $5,000 cheaper then what i paid yeah i wouldn't mind fixing but i paid $9000 NZD for this and it cant even be legal because the plates and tags are fake dont match up and probably stolen. grrr
|11-14-2012 07:26 AM|
|11-14-2012 02:21 AM|
|cobalt327||For testing the trans you can loop the cooler line out one port and back in the other port w/o using a cooler, but I don't know if that would be any easier than just plumbing the cooler the right way.|
|11-13-2012 10:27 PM|
These are what i first had, A honda cbr250rr fully worked top speed over 250kmh chameleon paint job made it into a hell fast 250cc show bike. that i done all myself on a low budget.
i also owned a 120hp half cabin sea boat which looked a tad rough but was just the paint was a perfect boat loved it and loved going out fishing.
and my beloved 300zx non turbo manual. this was my first and only car i owned from factory for over 6 years i done everything myself, i retrimed the interior installed chrome dash and everything done the seats done the bonnet painted the outside 2 toned black and blue, it was making around 270hp at the wheels for a non turbo i owned it from 220,000kms untill over 300,000kms and it was the same engine not rebuilt or anything just chipped ecu intake and exhaust mods.
i sold all 3 of these to buy this limo which is the 2nd one in nz so hell rare no1 ever sees lincolns in NZ the limo was all my dreams of what i wanted i worked so hard coming up with the money selling everything using my savings because he said it was mint. I would upload photos of what the rust actually looked like but youz will have a heart attack it was honest so bad there was no floor ur feet would just sink straight threw the rust when u tried to hop in it, yes the engine ran nice and amazing which is why i liked the look of this jaguar i brought because same engine and thought it was going to be amazing but nope.
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|11-13-2012 10:12 PM|
|lil-vulky||also forgot to mention once i found there was no trans oil i put about 4litres in and put it in park, iv only had the engine running for short burst just to try get everything working on it. but the guy that had it before me had it running heaps before hand with no oil and stuck in drive so if its broken its his dam fault!|
|11-13-2012 10:08 PM|
thats what i thought, looks like ill be having another court case from the guy that sold it to me, so not happy atm =[ everything jst gets worse like **** sake! i brought a 1972 lincoln limo for everything i had i sold everything i owned to buy it, was up in the north island and im in the south i spent months asking questions from the guy about it and making sure everything was ok, brought it got it shipped down. ended up getting it wasn't road legal had massive massive structual rust everywhere! like honestly he told me it needed a new tire otherwise mint condition. spent the last 12months in court only to get back 1/8th of what i paid and was stuck with it, i then sold it for about 60% loss of all my money to some guy, which i was full honest about what it was like i took videos pictures everything of what it was like so there wasn't any suprises. when i found this car i done the same i rung the guy i even got my friend who lived near him to view it to make sure it was ok. yup everything sweet the guy said yep its certified for engine and gearbox but no its not the plates and tag are fake and dont even match the car. and said all it needs is driveshaft picked up which was $375. yup sweet, went to get the car he had stripped half the parts off it which he said was included. then i find the car had so much missing, i picked up the driveshaft when i got the car because he said thats all it was needed, was 10cm to short because he can't measure! but that was the least of my problems i spent my last $1000 on buying a hei dizzy water pump water pump belt alternator gauges spark plugs accelerator cable and lots more bits. now to know that he probably blew the gearbox before i even got it because he took videos of it running . . . which of course had no waterpump or belt or trans fluid and linkage stuck in first gear so now i probably got a blown trans + i think i have a cracked head or head gasket because the radiator is way to much under pressure when the water isnt hot and the car misses lots, i thought it just needed a tune but no.
**** SAKE now i have nothing no vehicle nothing to get around in. over society here i hope its not like this everywhere in the world. every ****ers out for money and to scam everyone, im going to ring him soon and tell him to give my money or ill be taking him to court for representation which i will win because i saved all my questions and his answers and my mate is a witness. i was hoping i could just do everything on it and still have a car that at least drives but by the sounds of things iv got a body with no plates or tags an engine with a cracked head and a blown trans and a driveshaft 10cm to big.
!@#$%^& sorry i just feel better when i write **** down i dnt got no1 else to complain too and i jst get depressed if i dont tell someone lol.
im going to borrow a compression tester to try ease my pain but i doubt its guna help
|11-13-2012 09:36 PM|
If you ran the engine with the trans attached and NO OIL in transmission .. you possibly burned up the transmission pump. Same as running an engine with NO OIL.
best of luck to you
|11-13-2012 09:34 PM|
Wow guys ... I am slowly getting a feel for exactly how tough it might be to get these "common items" on the opposite side of the globe!
FORD Wreckers | Car Wreckers | FORD Spare Parts in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, TAS, NT and ACT
Some of the model names are familiar, but that's about where it ends!
1999 Ford Fairmont, for example!
|11-13-2012 09:26 PM|
|lil-vulky||never heard of a pantera, Will take the list of things i need with me tomorrow and go see a guy that should be able to get me some parts fingers crossed|
|11-13-2012 09:22 PM|
NAPA # BKP 8131235 are 5/16" x 60" long. I actually prefer the armored version, but I'm having trouble finding them in the on-line catalog. These are also known as steel hydraulic brake lines.
You will also need 2 brass inverted flare fittings that screw into those holes on the side of the transmission case. I'm pretty sure that the size you will need will be 1/4" male (perhaps 1/8"?) pipe thread by 5/16" female inverted tube thread.
As far as the kickdown rod goes, I suppose you could manufacture your own using some very light tubing ... something like 1/2" OD electrical conduit. pound it flat at the ends and drill a 5/16" dia hole. (That's pretty much what Ford used to do.) It's designed to push downward on the kickdown lever, not pull it up.
I can certainly sympathize with you in regards to finding parts for North-American built Fords in NZ. There probably isn't a NAPA store in every small town like there is here.
Do you have Pantera's there?
They had a Ford drive train (351C and a C6, IIRC) Still not likely to find dozens of those in the auto wreckers either.
If you CAN locate a NAPA store, even in Australia, I can supply you with most of the part numbers for things you will need.
|11-13-2012 08:28 PM|
sorry for everyone who must be annoyed by my millions of questions by now .
But i have another. Lets say my trans might be stuffed but not sure because linkage not hooked up and driveshaft not put in yet, but i dont want to go out and buy/get all these parts i need for mine if i need a whole new trans, so when i get my driveshaft put in and linkage hooked up, will i be able to just put 2 normal bolts in the transmission cooler holes to stop fluid from leaking out and drive it? by drive it i mean check that it moves forward reverse and all the gears making sure my trans isnt stuffed. Just want to do the minimal amount needed for it to be test driven to make sure its not stuffed, because if i buy a new trans it would come with them parts anyways so would save me money buying the parts now to find i need a whole gearbox.
I wil be buying a new 1 port modulator regardless because even if i get a new trans id want a new 1 port one on it.
sorry if i dont make sence
|11-13-2012 07:30 PM|
probably such a stupid question but what is the bolt with pipe coming out of it called? the bolt that goes in the trans cooler hole. im trying to look for 2 bolts with the trans fluid line coming out so i can sort out that but i have no idea what its called to find out where i can get them
sort of thought a way about the kick down lever too, but this is what i was thinking, getting a bit of metal making it a circle with a groove on the outside for a cable to wrap around then hooking the cable upto the carby so when i put my foot down it will pull the cable which pulls the circle which will turn the kickdown thingy, sort of how throttle bodies work on efi cars. good or bad idea, easy or hard?
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|11-13-2012 07:07 PM|
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