Early Falcon Car Club of Queensland


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Early bird meeting point to 2018 Falcon Nationals

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Mr Al Sweeney
If anyone is travelling down to the Nationals from Brisbane on the morning of Friday 19th Oct and want to travel with others, please let us know and we can put you touch.
safe travels and we will see you when you get there.
Early bird meeting point detail;
Caltex service station off M1 near Logan Hyperdome leaving 6am, please let us know if you are joining in, so you don’t get left behind. Neil 0468944497 or Al 0408770910.
https://www.facebook.com/earlyfalconnationals2018/
https://goo.gl/maps/J8ibfBYxVQJ2



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October club meeting.

Sunday, October 07, 2018 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
Hi all, for anyone wishing to travel in convoy to The Bearded Dragon 🐉 for the October meeting, we will be meeting at Zarraffas coffee shop on Browns Plains Road and leaving at about 10ish for a nice casual drive to the hotel. Meeting time from about 9 onwards so you can grab a coffee and maybe breakfast. There is plenty of parking there for cars to be on display until we head off.
Cheers Noelzie.

2018 Early Falcon Nationals

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by Mr Al Sweeney
2018 Early Falcon Nationals

Time to start planning your trip to the 2018 Early Falcon Nationals.

Click on the link below to find the booking information and event details.

https://goo.gl/qCPwXu

Please click on the facebook event to confirm your interest https://goo.gl/ZiBjjn or please contact organizers for more information:
Email efccnsw@hotmail.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/efccnsw
Facebook Event https://goo.gl/ZiBjjn





New Club Badge's

Monday, September 24, 2018 by Mr Al Sweeney
The samples of the new club car badges , keyrings and hat pins will be at tomorrow nights meeting for perusal and purchase. We only have 5 of each currently and want members to pre order them.




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  • Comment by Gav And Sarah Grant on Friday, September 28, 2018: Put me down for one please

  • Comment by Gav And Sarah Grant on Friday, September 28, 2018: Badge and keyring.
  • Highfields Historical Village Run.

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
    Hi everyone,sorry to have missed you all yesterday at the club meeting but I had family commitments. just a reminder that the run to Highfields historical village is on, we are heading up there Sunday 23rd September. I propose meeting at the puma servo around 9 ish to leave at 9:30, taking the scenic route through Esk and up to Highfields. The organisers up at Highfields have asked for possible numbers so they can make sure they have enough catering and also we will get a tour guide to take us through the village. Can anyone interested in coming express interest via the club website so I can get an idea of numbers. Non members or persons interested in joining the club are welcome to come along.
    Thanks all hope to see many of you there.

    Club run to Highfields Pioneer Village

    Friday, August 10, 2018 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
    Hi everyone. I’m going to organise a club run to Highfields Pioneer Village up at Toowoomba, looking at either Saturday 22 September or Sunday 23rd. I’ve been up there before and it’s an excellent day out very interesting to see how early Aussie’s lived, and if there is enough of us they will organise a tour and start up the old machinery for us.
    Food and beverage are available there and prices are reasonable. They open at 10 so it’s not a real early day.
    Can I get some feedback on what you guys feel to see if it’s a worthwhile effort.
    Cheers Noelzie

  • Comment by Gav And Sarah Grant on Friday, August 10, 2018: Sunday will be great for us mate.

  • Comment by Mr Al Sweeney on Friday, August 10, 2018: Great idea there was a good chocolate shop there when we went many moons ago.

  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Friday, August 10, 2018: Count us in - Chocolate watch out for John he loves chocolate

  • Comment by Terry & Annette Harper on Friday, August 17, 2018: Terry & I will be interested in coming

  • Comment by Ecio and Rosalia Norbido on Tuesday, August 28, 2018: Count Ecio and Rosalia as going!! Meeting at Puma Station.
  • Variety Bash donation

    Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Mr Al Sweeney
    In two weeks, Nathan will be undertaking the 2018 Variety Bash from Gladstone to Townsville. His team goal is to raise over $10,000 to help support the amazing activities that Variety does to assist and support children throughout Queensland.

    Can we support as a generous sponsor for the Rocket XP in 2018?

    See how the Variety Bash works, and the great work of Variety in Queensland!

    For a small Tax Deductible donation of $250.00 or more, not only will you be able to support the work that Variety does but also:
    Your branding will be prominently displayed for 12 months on the Rocket XP
    The opportunity to use the Rocket XP with your branding for corporate events
    A calendar with photos of the Rocket XP on the Bash to help you remember your valued contribution
    Knowing that you are helping the sick and disadvantaged kids all around Queensland
    You can sponsor online through our Everyday Hero page --> https://2018varietybash.everydayhero.com/au/BashCarNASA

    Feel free to personally donate or your company or work place to make a donation to Variety.
    Encourage Nathan on Facebook or email.

    Car NASA: The Rocket XP
    w: www.rocketxp.com
    e: nato.johnston@gmail.com


  • Comment by Gav And Sarah Grant on Wednesday, August 08, 2018: It’s a great cause. I support the club sponsoring him, as you did for me last year.

  • Comment by Mr Al Sweeney on Sunday, August 26, 2018: Check out latest from Nathan Johnston in the XP rocket on the variety charity event https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1218775328263798&id=370969659711040
  • 2018 Early Falcon Nationals

    Saturday, April 07, 2018 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Time to start planning your trip to the 2018 Early Falcon Nationals.

    Click on the link below to find the booking information and event details.

    https://goo.gl/qCPwXu

    Please click on the facebook event to confirm your interest https://goo.gl/ZiBjjn or please contact organizers for more information:
    Email efccnsw@hotmail.com
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/efccnsw
    Facebook Event https://goo.gl/ZiBjjn








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    Hope you all returned home safley from the 2018 toowoomba swap

    Monday, February 05, 2018 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Hope you all returned home safley from the 2018 toowoomba swap weekend with a littless than these guys brought home a generator. Click on the links to watch the video clip: https://goo.gl/d7dh7i

    Here are links to the local rag on the weekend:
    https://goo.gl/DHS5V9

    Videos URL:

    https://goo.gl/Rx2vjS

    A great weekend with sunshine eventually thank you for those who came along and specialy those who helped with the setup and clean up of the club site. Please send Rosie your photos and stories of the weekend.

    Cheers Al

    Cancellation of Monthly meeting for January

    Friday, January 26, 2018 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
    Hi every one, due to myself not being able to make the meeting & Al has previous commitments we will have to cancel tomorrow’s meeting. All going to the car show at Ormiston is still go ahead as planned but just the meeting after has been cancelled. Also i really don’t think we will get a parking spot at Yeo Park. Have a great day

  • Comment by Mitch McGhie on Thursday, January 25, 2018: Ok. Thank you for the early advice

  • Comment by Jim Beh on Thursday, January 25, 2018: Is the January meeting cancelled or will it now go ahead next Tuesday evening at Coorparoo Bowls Club ?

  • Comment by Ecio and Rosalia Norbido on Friday, January 26, 2018: Hi Jim, apparently we meet on 27 February. See Bethaney's comment, scroll towards the end of the post for "Australia Day 2018". Cheers, Rosie
  • Wanted ba/bf wagon

    Saturday, December 30, 2017 by Warren
    Hey, looking for a ford ba or bf wagon in good condition. Prefer wagon fitted with tow bar and with rwc and rego and up to date services. Looking at around $5000 mark or less. Phone Warren on 0421416499 if you have a wagon that matches this description or if you know someone with one for sale. Cheers, Warren

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    Fairmont GT

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Some modern history of Fairmont GT.

    https://www.facebook.com/oldschoolaussiefords/posts/1592944357466906

    Attachment: image.jpeg

    A Bathurst GTHO in full fleight

    Friday, December 08, 2017 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Thanks to Peter Stanley a clip of a GTHO falcon in full flight at Bathurst making the other cars look like a mobile chicane.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/toLPTjE1GZk?rel=0

    Mid Week History Lesson on the mighty XK vs Chev

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Mid Week History Lesson on the mighty XK vs Chev in 1959 original Ford advertising footage.

    http://bit.ly/2AnVm8Z

    End of year Christmas party

    Thursday, November 02, 2017 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
    Hi all, Christmas party has been locked in for Sunday lunch on the 3rd December at the Sherwood sub RSL.
    We will need numbers attending confirmed so we can organise catering so please jump on the website and RSVP as soon as you can.
    For all those who missed the meeting give me, Beth or Al a call if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you all there, especially all our new members who joined up this year.
    Cheers Noel.

  • Comment by Bethaney Lawler on Thursday, November 02, 2017: Thanks Noel ...and Gav for booking the hall & caterer.
    I've created an event on the website if everyone can please use that to RSVP. Feel free to comment here if you intend on bringing a plus one.

  • Comment by ian arthur on Sunday, November 19, 2017: yes i will be bringing my wife dianna.
    cheers

  • Comment by Trevor French on Saturday, November 25, 2017: Trevor French. Apologies for late reply. Will be myself and my wife attending.
  • Sirromet Cars n Coffee run 19th November

    Friday, September 29, 2017 by Gav And Sarah Grant
    Meet in the car park at super cheap auto on Redland Bay Rd, Capalaba at 8am and cruise to Sirromet.
    Those wanting to make a full day of it can get a good spot and kick back on the lawns for the day. Daisy is keen to go....😊
    Thanks Miranda for organizing the run.

  • Comment by noel lummis on Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Sounds like a good one, have locked it in, hope nothing comes along and spoils it
  • New Facebook Social Group up and running

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by Gav And Sarah Grant
    Hi all. As promised the new club page is now created as a group and up and running. Please go to the link and join and add members or friends as you see fit.
    The page is for your full use to post pics, info, links and communicate with your mates. You can do for sale stuff on there too. If the for sale stuff gets busy I'll create another group for this and link them.
    Any issues with the page please message us.
    Group admins are myself, Bethaney, Chris and Al.
    Please keep content clean and non-political and have fun!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1971204076457665/

    Peak Crossing club run

    Monday, August 07, 2017 by Dale Lait
    Peak Crossing State School P&C is having a show and shine on Sunday 10 September at 9:00–14:00 to raise money for the school.

    Would love to see the Early Falcons lined up.
    Dale

    Details

    SAVE THE DATE:

    The P and C committee will be holding the Peak Crossing State School Car Show on Sunday 10th September 2017, between 9 am and 2pm at the school grounds.

    * Cars
    * Food (P & C committee)
    * Markets
    * Jumping castle
    * Kids activities

    If you are a market stall holder or business and are interested in attending this event please contact Sally Denkel (parent) on ph: 0407 655 753 for more details and to secure your spot. Market holders must have own insurance and supply a copy of this.

    If you are part of a car club or own a hot rod, street machine or classic car and would be interested in attending this event please contact Sue Muller (parent) on ph:
    0407 965 380.

    XA-B Wiper Linkage Set

    Sunday, August 06, 2017 by Mark Leitch
    Hi,
    Does anyone have or know of someone who has a set of wiper linkages for XA-early XB (metal rose joints). Please contact Mark Leitch on 0408 755 874.

    Pimpama Heritage park run

    Saturday, August 05, 2017 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
    Hi all just a reminder next Sunday's run to Heritage park and meeting at BP yatala at 9.
    Non members welcome and anyone interested in joining the club also welcome to come along. See ya'll there

    Nambour swap Saturday

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Mr Al Sweeney
    They don't make part like this any more so off to the swap tomorrow to set up easy for Saturday 's swap.

    Click link for ford history video


    https://www.facebook.com/vintagecommercials/videos/356718428079976/

    For Sale

    Monday, July 03, 2017 by Ron Caird
    XP S/Wagon full set glass phone Neil 0418726235.

    Ford video of XK

    Saturday, July 01, 2017 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Click on the link for a video history lesson of the start of the most iconic Australian made motor vechicle.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=K-q45n19XLM

    Check out wheels mag post

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 by Mr Al Sweeney
    A interesting watch on Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/SupportTheNew2014FordFalcon/videos/1388377437882469/

    Movie Night at Emporium Petrie Town

    Saturday, March 04, 2017 by John & Lynne De Groot
    RSVP - ASAP

    Please let us know if you are available to come along.

    Not sure of what movie is playing.

    Rods Inc have invited us, Hot Rod Club if Interested.

    Sit out under the sky if a clear night.

    BYO chairs sometimes it gets packed.

    John and Lynne De Groot are going.

    Christmas Light Run,R.ton Members

    Saturday, December 17, 2016 by Merv Ferguson
    Meeting at Auto Barn Sth R.ton about 6.30pm leaving about 7.15pm & cruising to all the Xmas Lights around R.ton & back to Sth R.ton Mac Donalds on Sth side for Coffee & Ice cream & Cruise after.

    Beenleigh car gathering Friday 2nd Dec

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by Noel & Mandy O'Driscoll
    Hi all ref Bethaney's post at the bottom of the page the gathering of cars at Beenleigh is this Friday & looks like it might be worthwhile driving down for a look see. Anyone interested give me a call for details & meeting points. My # is 0475 417 636.

    Hotrod & Custom Car Show in Beenleigh this Friday night

    Thursday, November 03, 2016 by Bethaney Lawler
    There's a hotrod and custom car show held on the 1st Friday of every month down at the skate park in Doug Larsen park, Beenleigh.

    There's live music, food trucks, art displays and the occasional movie screening.

    More details available on their facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/justscrapingbybeenleigh/

    Follow Nathan as he embarks on the Variety Bash!

    Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Bethaney Lawler
    Hi everyone,

    Nathan is heading off on the Variety Bash again this year and would love to get the club's support.

    If you'd like to donate to this worthy cause you can do so at their fundraising page below.
    https://2016varietybash.everydayhero.com/au/car-nasa

    Nathan is hoping to drop into the club meeting next week and show off the car before they hit the road the following day. I'm sure he would be happy to take donations on the night.

    You can follow their trip by liking their Facebook page too... https://www.facebook.com/BashCarNASA

    If you don't know what the Variety Bash is all about, check out a couple of great videos at the links below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX1JmmYsKBI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bgg560wMAw

    Looks like a lot of fun and all for a great cause!

    Safe travels Nathan

    FE-FC Holden Nationals at Easter

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Jim Beh
    The FE-FC Nationals are being held in Toowoomba over Easter.
    Easter Saturday - Show & Shine at Queens Park, Toowoomba (9.00am to 4.00pm)
    Easter Sunday - On Display at Pioneer Historical Village, Pittsworth

    Attachment: FE-FC Holden Nationals Flyer.pdf

    Wanted: XT Dual Circuit Master Cylinder

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Gav And Sarah Grant
    Chasing a rebuildable master cylinder to convert my XP to dual circuit.

    Turnout for Barefoot Bowls

    Monday, August 10, 2015 by Gav And Sarah Grant
    The barefoot bowls run at the Coorparoo Bowls Club was a good one. Fresh Taco's were on the menu and the cars were appreciated by a good crowd who were there for the sun and live music. Bowls was good and the bowlers improved as the day progressed.
    Was great to see a good variety of much loved cars. See the pics
    I also towed my caravan to Jacobs Well for a proving run overnight at the caravan park. Top little spot close to home. The XP towed well with the new Monroe pump-up shocks although the fuel gauge is buggered and gave me a short delay while I grabbed a can of juice for it. If anyone know how to fix a low reading gauge, please call me.

    Attachment: Bowls Day Turnout.jpg

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Monday, August 10, 2015: Yes was a good day out, weather perfect. Draws quit a few people there on a Sunday.Thanks
  • North Pine Country Cruz every Friday night 6pm

    Saturday, July 18, 2015 by Geoffrey Scraggs
    North Pine Country Cruz every Friday night 6pm Location: Old Petrie Town Petrie Contact:
    Brad 0417 617 168 Lon 0417 736 500 (after 7pm) Open to all Hot Rods, pre 74 cars, classics,
    customs, motorbikes & rock n roll dance groups. Enjoy a fun filled evening for the whole family at"Old Petrie Town" 366 Dayboro Rd Kurwongbah. Pizza café , Rock and roll café , restaurant is open.

    Lots to see and arts and crafts open air music and wind.

    North Pine Country Cruz every Friday night 6pm

    Saturday, June 13, 2015 by Mr Al Sweeney
    North Pine Country Cruz every Friday night 6pm Location: Old Petrie Town Petrie Contact:
    Brad 0417 617 168 Lon 0417 736 500 (after 7pm) Open to all Hot Rods, pre 74 cars, classics,
    customs, motorbikes & rock n roll dance groups. Enjoy a fun filled evening for the whole family at
    "Old Petrie Town" 366 Dayboro Rd Kurwongbah. Pizza café , Rock and roll café , restaurant is open.
    Lots to see and arts and crafts open air music.

    Wanted ZG/ZH Center Console

    Friday, May 08, 2015 by Christian McDougall
    Anybody know of ZG or ZH Fairlane that is being wrecked?
    I'm looking for a center console. Doesn't need to be perfect as I will have it repadded and retrimmed. As long as its structuly OK. Don't need window controls or air con vents as I will blank them over.

    Falcon Nationals at Nagambie Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park Victoria

    Thursday, April 09, 2015 by John Locke
    This year the Nationals will be held in Nagambie, Victoria on October 23rd, 2015 Friday:
    9-1pm Registration Nagambie Motor Garage, 328-332 High St Nagambie Accommodation cannot be guaranteed until 2pm. It is possible to book in earlier, but you may not get access to your room to drop items off.
    1-4pm Early Birds Tour - Total drive around 20kms
    - Swettenham Gardens
    - Local MG car collection
    - Local Model T Ford collection
    - Mitchelton winery 6.30pm BBQ

    Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park
    October 24th, 2015 Saturday:
    9am-4pm Registration Nagambie Motor Garage, 328-332 High St Nagambie 328-332 High St Nagambie 3608
    1-4pm Mystery Rally CruiseCruise includes a visit to the Shepparton Auto Museum!Prize for cruiser with highest correct responses.
    6.30-11pm Dinner Dance, Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park function centre (at entrance to park) http://www.nagambielakespark.com.au/location.html
    Includes band and dinner.
    October 25th, 2015 Sunday:
    8.30am Registration and pre-registered arrivalsNagambie Lakes Regatta Centre Peninsula (beside Leisure Park)
    10am Open to publicShow n shine, trade stalls, flea market, rocker cover races, kids’ activities, food available.Acceptance of a dog is always at the discretion of the park and this can be withdrawn at any time. Please contact Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park to confirm.
    1.30pm Rocker cover races
    3pm Trophy presentation and announcement of Door Prize winner!
    4pm Day close
    ACCOMMODATION
    It is best that entrants book accommodation early. Nearby accommodation, reviews online:
    Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park Site of 2015 Early Falcon Nationals Phone: 1800 155 919 or 03 5794 2373 www.nagambielakespark.com.au
    The Jetty 317 High St. Nagambie 03 5794 2189 http://www.thejetty.com.au/
    Centretown Motel 266 High St Nagambie Tel: 03 5794 2511 http://centretownmotel.com/
    Comfort Inn & Suites Nagambie Lakes 277-279 High Street, Nagambie 03 5794 1410 http://www.choicehotels.com.au
    Nagambie Motor Inn & Conference Centre 185 High Street, Nagambie 03 5794 2833 http://nagambiemotorinn.com.au/
    Nagambie Goulburn Valley Motel and Caravan Park 143 High St, Nagambie 03 5794 2681




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    New venue - March Meeting!

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Nathan Johnston

    Please note the change of venue for the March club meeting:

    The Coorparoo Bowls Club,
    32 Riddings Street, Coorparoo, 4151

    (www.coorparoobowlsclub.com.au) starting at 7.00pm.

    1971 ZD FAIRLANE - FOR SALE

    Saturday, February 21, 2015 by Colin Bray
    After 12 years of TLC and enjoyment it's time for a new toy. My ZD is available For Sale. All serious offers from EFCC considered for next few days before I run an ad. Even if you'd like to offer feedback on what you think she might be worth.

    Details can be found on our club site at http://www.earlyfalconcarclubqld.org.au/Detail.aspx?carId=88


    Cheers
    Colin

    1961 XK Race Car

    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 by Merv Ferguson
    Hi fellow clubbies down in the big smoke. Stan Gibson, President of the EFCC in VIC sent me some photos and info on a real six cyclinder performance falcon motor. What do you's think? Hey Clubies,On behalf of Annette and myself and my other fellow members up here in Rocky and surrounds. I would like to take this time to Wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We look forward to having another great year with this Club in 2015.I would also like to say to the Committee,a big WELL DONE.Cheers.

    Car Rally this Sunday!

    Saturday, November 08, 2014 by Nathan Johnston
    Just a reminder the Rally for Emily is on Sunday to raise money for the JDRF and also for monitoring equipment for Emily. There are 60 cars signed up to go so far, and as this is advertised as a community event cars on club rego should be able to participate.

    We also made the newspaper with the old Bash Car, which will be one of the Official Vehicles of the Rally. You can purchase entry on the day, although I suggest going to http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rally-for-emily-tickets-13042531563 and pre-purchasing tickets!

    Thanks!



    Attachment: carrally.png

    Diabetes Car Rally

    Monday, October 13, 2014 by Nathan Johnston
    Hi all. Good friends of ours have a daughter who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They're holding a fund raising car rally on Nov 9th to raise money to buy her a continuous blood glucose monitor, and also to raise money for JDRF for research into a cure. It's going to be a fun, action packed day.

    If you can come along, tickets are available online here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rally-for-emily-tickets-13042531563

    Hope to see many of you there! :-)


    Attachment: IMG_11104105672382.jpeg

    FORD wins Bathurst - Well done Chaz Mostert

    Monday, October 13, 2014 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Three cheers for Chaz Mostert with a spectacular Bathurst win today.

    Well done Chaz.

    Sizing charts for club shirts and gear.

    Saturday, October 04, 2014 by Christian McDougall
    Hi all. I finally have the sizing charts from Howard Rowland regarding shirts etc. I will print them off and bring them to the next meeting. Christian.


  • Comment by Merv Ferguson on Saturday, October 04, 2014: Hi Christian,
    Are you able to email a copy of the sizing chart for us so we can take to our members please, we have a run tomorrow sunday if possible
    but if not when you can. annettebetsy_1959@hotmail.com
    Cheers Merv & Annette Rockhampton

  • Comment by Christian McDougall on Wednesday, October 08, 2014: Done :)
  • Pomona Run Saturday 27th

    Friday, September 26, 2014 by John Locke
    On Saturday 27th of September
    Meet at 6am at Nudge Shell Service Centre on Gateway motorway leave at 6:30 north bound.

    Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GQuUo

    Meet at Pomona Mountain Stop Café on the corner near round about on reserve and memorial Ave for Brunch they do a wicked breakfast.

    Apollonian Hotel, BOREEN POINT for lunch. Parking the cars on the grass for display cars, to meals available see link menu:

    http://publocation.com.au/pubs/qld/boreen-point/apollonian-hotel

    Some members would like to visit Lozza's Rock-N Roll Café Station St Pomona (07) 5485 0045 for Sunday Brunch return on Sunday.

    Detailed map in link below:

    https://goo.gl/maps/8f08N




  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Friday, September 26, 2014: Sounds a great weekend. Sorry we are unable to come due to work commitments. Have fun.

  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Friday, September 26, 2014: Sounds a great weekend. Sorry we are unable to come due to work commitments. Have fun.
  • Monthly Meeting last Sept 30th Tuesday Night at The Calamvale Hotel

    Monday, August 25, 2014 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Club meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month at The Calamvale Hotel, Compton Rd, Calamvale starting at 7.00pm.

    here is a link to a map: http://goo.gl/maps/AiZ4m

    *** Please Note this is a change in venue from January 2014 ***

    XP rocket on the variety bash

    Saturday, August 02, 2014 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Last Friday Nathan and Wardy are heading off in the XP Falcon Varity Bash Car from suncorp stadium.

    All the proceeds go to the Varity Children's Charity if you can't make it to see the cars send a donation on their web site:

    http://bit.ly/rocketxp


    Follow their progress on the teams facebook web site:

    https://www.facebook.com/Nasa2014bash?ref=stream



    Attachment: rocketxp.jpg

    XK for Sale

    Friday, May 30, 2014 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Rob 0425221174 XK ute for sale.

    See attached for pictures.

    Attachment: Robs XK for sale.pdf

    For Sale

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Ron Caird
    250 Falcon pre cross flow XY to XB the head is removed and not to flash the block looks in good condition I will be at coolys If any one is interested contact me on 0488381942

    XM Futura Tudor Hardtop

    Saturday, April 05, 2014 by Stewart Salisbury
    Hi Max
    Sorry its taken me a while to get this done
    Cheers Stew

    Xp Futura Tudor Hardtop indetification

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Stewart Salisbury
    Hi Doug part 2

    Attachment: XP Deluxe Tudor Hardtop Body 63m.pdf

  • Comment by Stewart Salisbury on Monday, March 24, 2014: woooo i only hit the upload once
  • XT Fairmont for sale

    Monday, March 24, 2014 by Duncan Beckerton

    1968 XT Fairmont Sedan Unregistered.
    Last fully restored 1999
    Last registered/driven 2006. Has been constantly garaged since.
    V8 289 Windsor
    Auto column shift
    14" wheels
    Lowered 2"
    Colour is Mocha Foam
    Offers around $10 000
    Vehicle is in Ormeau Qld. Viewings welcome on weekends or evenings after 5.

    Contact Michelle: elledavis28@hotmail.com
    or Mobile 0418151963

    XT Fairmont for sale

    Monday, March 24, 2014 by Duncan Beckerton

    1968 XT Fairmont Sedan Unregistered.
    Last fully restored 1999
    Last registered/driven 2006. Has been constantly garaged since.
    V8 289 Windsor
    Auto column shift
    14" wheels
    Lowered 2"
    Colour is Mocha Foam
    Offers around $10 000
    Vehicle is in Ormeau Qld. Viewings welcome on weekends or evenings after 5.

    Contact Michelle: elledavis28@hotmail.com
    or Mobile 0418151963

    4 Sale - XD 1980 GL Sedan only 49500KM!!

    Monday, February 24, 2014 by Peter Morrison
    Sadly, due to some financial restructuring am moving to Victoria and I have to sell my remaining toy -(the XE Ghia went last year).
    My XD is a stock standard 4.1 Alloy head auto. Only 49500kms on clock and it still feels tight. Even all door handles working OK!. Just did the trip to Bowdens today and it drove like new. I have just had RWC for put 6 mths rego. Air con freshly regassed on Friday. Will even include the PPQ Plates in price (XDI980). $6900 ono.
    Have a look at what 60s-70s standard falcons are getting now, and as Dan Bowden said today its a better than investing in art!
    Ph Peter 0447 865 866

    Attachment: XD 03.JPG

  • Comment by Peter Morrison on Tuesday, February 25, 2014: open to reasonable genuine offers....need to sell
  • Looking for a xp coupe rear screen

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Duncan Beckerton
    Wayne (wanda@people.net.au) posted the following comment/question: Hi, great web site and your members have some great cars. I am in the middle of an XP coupe resto and have hit a brick wall with the rear windscreen. I thought I would not have as much trouble as I am trying to find one. Is it possible one of your members could point me in the right direction or would any of them have a rear windscreen. I am also after the trim for it. I have the upper sections but am still looking for the lower curves one. Any help is appreciated. Cheer's, Wayne.

  • Comment by Col Aston on Tuesday, February 11, 2014: Hey Wayne, You might try "Aussie Autoglass" 0406 005 928 or Ralph Moore Autoglass" 02 96671933 Email: autoglass@bigpond.com. I have had to use them both at various times and found them OK. Cheers, Col Aston

  • Comment by Merv Ferguson on Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Hi Wayne,I would ring Ralph Moore Autoglass as I have bought one for our xm coupe

  • Comment by Andrew Bennie on Sunday, February 16, 2014: I got mine form Moran glass 136 Ingleston Rd Wakerley, QLD, 4154 Phone 07 33908855 it was not cheap at about $350

  • Comment by Duncan Beckerton on Thursday, February 20, 2014: HI Duncan,
    Your members were very helpful and I have found a Rear windscreen.
    Ralph Moore in Syd has them and I have one coming with week.
    If anyone else is interested they are $495 each, tinted or clear.
    Fortunately I have a friend doing a delivery and could pick it up so I don’t know how much it would have cost.
    Thanks again for your help.

    Cheer’s,

    Wayne.
  • TWO Coupes for sale

    Monday, January 27, 2014 by Duncan Beckerton
    George Hudghton (handimann@live.com) posted the following comment/question: Hi I am a lapsed member of the club. I have two xp coupes for sale- one is 66 Futura- other is standard split bench coupe if any members are interested contact 0412 420 575


    Attachment: 2 Coupes.pdf

    84 Wagon for sale SOLD< SOLD< SOLD

    Monday, January 27, 2014 by Duncan Beckerton
    Sal Barbagallo (salbarb@optusnet.com.au) posted the following comment/question: I have a friend who has a 1984 Ford Falcon Wagon. He is interested in selling it unregistered. Would anyone in your club be interested? If so - please contact Ray Morton (Clayfield) 3262 5651. Thanking You ... Sal Barbagallo


    Attachment: xf wagon.pdf

    Club Rego

    Saturday, October 12, 2013 by Chris Wain
    Hi All,

    I have been a member for a few years now. My involvement has been limited while restoring my ute. I have now had a RWC and would like to put the old girl on the road and become a little more active in club events.

    Could someone please advise who I need to talk with to progress the special interest vehicle rego.

    Thanks,
    Chris

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Saturday, October 12, 2013: Registration Officers for Brisbane Geoffrey Scraggs (geoffreyscraggs@earlyfalconcarclub.com ) and
    Duncan Beckerton (duncan@dap.net.au ). I have also setup a distribution list of registration@earlyfalconcarclub.com.

  • Comment by Chris Wain on Saturday, October 12, 2013: Nathan,

    Thankyou for the prompt response.

    Chris
  • Club Christmas Party

    Thursday, October 03, 2013 by Duncan Beckerton

    Last week at our monthly meeting we decided to look for a venue for this year’s Club Christmas party. This year instead of a BBQ with paper plates and flies, the members voted to have our party catered. We are looking for a venue (Hotel, football or Golf Club) where we can park our cars, safely and preferably in view, a venue where our members can enjoy a good meal maybe a buffett some music and somewhere for the kids and teens.
    If you have a venue that you feel might suit the Early Falcon Car Club’s Christmas Party. Please call Duncan Beckerton EFCC Secretary on 0433601145



  • Comment by Kimberly Castle on Sunday, October 27, 2013: The Merthyr Bowls Club might be an option... They have off street car parking, food, drinks, bowls and a great atmosphere. Check out their website www.merthyrbowlsclub.com.au
  • Tivoli Drive in (Please open the PDF)

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 by Duncan Beckerton
    RIGHT Now-the Tivoli Drive ln Theatre urgently needs your help. Tivoli Drive ln along with 1000's of cinemas around the world uses 35mm movies. However, with the advancement of digital cinema technology, Hollywood has made the decision
    to stop releasing movies in 35mm format. The choice is to "go digital or go dark". Already a
    number of popular family movie titles are no longer available in 35mm and from December 2013
    we have been advised there will be none at all.
    lndependent theatres across the world are being forced to close because they simply can't
    afford the switch to digital, and if we don't install a new digital projector we will have no new movies to show. We will be forced to close !
    It will cost S1OO,OO0 to purchase and install a new digital projector powerful enough to project
    the image onto our giant 32 x L5m drive in screen'
    We're asking for your support to help keep our Drive ln open.

    Attachment: TIVOLI DRIVE IN.pdf

  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Monday, September 30, 2013: What a great idea? How about we have another night at the Drive in soon say the Saturday 12/10/13 meet outside and then go in together? Anyone interested at all? What time did you guys meet last time?

    Count us in? I better have a look what is on?

    John, Lynne, Tamara

  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Monday, September 30, 2013: Update - 28/9 & 5/10 - Movie - Monsters University at 7.00pm & Wreck it Ralph at 8.45pm $10.00per car Phone number for Drive in is 0488 848 654.
    12 & 19/10 - Movie - Despicable Me 2 at 7.00pm & Fast & Furious at 8.45pm.
    26/10 & 2/11 - Movie - Jack the Giant Slayer at 7.00pm & Man of Steel at 8.45pm.

    The address of drive in is 50 Coal Road, Chuwar.

    Directions of how to get there is on the website - www.tivoli drive in.

    Any suggestions?

  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Monday, September 30, 2013: Update - 28/9 & 5/10 - Movie - Monsters University at 7.00pm & Wreck it Ralph at 8.45pm $10.00 per car Phone number for Drive in is 0488 848 654.
    12 & 19/10 - Movie - Despicable Me 2 at 7.00pm & Fast & Furious at 8.45pm.
    26/10 & 2/11 - Movie - Jack the Giant Slayer at 7.00pm & Man of Steel at 8.45pm.

    The address of drive in is 50 Coal Road, Chuwar.

    Directions of how to get there is on the website - www.tivolidrivein.com.au.

    Any suggestions?
  • Early Ford Grill Badges

    Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Paul Devisser
    Hi All,
    Some whom attended Tuesday's meeting would have seen the grill badges we developed in Cad and cut out by laser in Stainless Steel. These took a while to develop but now that we have the artwork we can cut them out of any thing or any size. We can also add to the artwork differences for new future events. We are open to suggestion and given enough leadtime can cut anything for the club. The current grill badges displayed at the meeting are $25.00 each and will need to be cut upon request. They can be painted any color you wish and will not rust as they are Stainless Steel. With a bit of work they can also be polished. To order these please email me at p020756@gmail.com. I have attached a view of the grill badge for everyone to see.

  • Comment by graham dowdeswell on Tuesday, October 08, 2013:
  • XY PARTS

    Sunday, July 14, 2013 by jim& lyn capes
    I have for sale XY front and back bench seats,towbar,sunvisor,taillights,chrome mouldings for both sides of the car and rubber/ felt for the top of the rear doors. I am selling for $120.00 o.n.o. Jim ring me on 0407166439

    Pacific Ford Show is on again!

    Thursday, July 04, 2013 by Nathan Johnston
    It’s on again! A showcase of Ford’s Australian, European and American performance.
    Venue: Pacific Ford and FPV, 122 - 124 Sugar Road Maroochydore 4558.
    When: Sunday 11th August, 2013 from 9am - 3pm.
    “Total Performance” was the slogan of a Ford advertising campaign in the early to mid1960’s and was part of a directive by US Ford Chairman and grandson of the founder, Henry Ford ll, that Ford would be dominant in all forms of Motorsport it chose to enter.

    Pacific’s Show
    The Pacific Ford and FPV Car Show on Sunday 11th August will honour Ford’s racing heritage with a collection of early models, classic muscle and the latest FPV models. This is a true blue Ford car show that allows both Ford Owners to get their Fords out and the Ford lovers to view, hear, and get up close to these fine Ford motor cars.

    Sunday’s show is again planned to feature a wide spread of performance Fords from the latest FPV’s back to their early ancestors. We are currently building a list with a minimum 100 as the target. Mustang lovers will rejoice as collectors serve up a treat, they love to flex their Muscle Cars and again we should see plenty of “Stangs”. We are seeking the screaming UK 4’s, hot rods, and our Aussie Classics - simply, if it has a Ford Badge with any hint of performance, they will qualify. So if you know a Ford Fan make sure you let them know about this free Ford event.
    Free show car bookings are open now for the event with the criteria simply being Ford and Performance.

    The Show Car entry is available via; www.pacificfpv.com.au

    It is free to have your show car on display at what is known as a well presented clean hard surface site with a bonus increase in our display area this year and in such good Ford lov’in company – where we display and sell today’s latest model Fords.
    The dyno will be running! Shane Radaich from SC Performance & Dyno will be operating the dyno on the day. This is a two wheel Dyno, MAX 1,000hp $60 per car for two runs. You get a dyno horsepower/kilowatt and torque print out and an air fuel ratio print out. Simply contact Shane on 0419 487 457 or scperformancedyno@hotmail.com for further details and to book your dyno run.

    If you have any questions on the show please contact Greg Manchester on 5458 9715 or 0419 715 257 otherwise mark down Sunday 11th August to be at Pacific Ford and FPV to enjoy the 2013 Total Performance Car Show Day and get those show car entries in!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151721369717603&set=a.476991757602.286627.99661482602&type=1&theater

    Ford Mag

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013 by jim& lyn capes
    ROH 1/ 14x7 at $50.00 phone Jim 0407166439

  • Comment by jim& lyn capes on Tuesday, July 16, 2013: sold
  • XP Falcon Deluxe Sedan for sale

    Friday, April 05, 2013 by Kev Mcvay
    Hi all,

    have placed an add on Gumtree to sell my XP. There are some spares going with it as well. The link is below. I'm keen to get the Mustang out again for another run. Have been caught up with a few family dramas that have kept me busy for a while.
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bridgeman-downs/cars-vans-utes/1966-ford-falcon-sedan/1017140829

    cheers, Kev

    Attachment: IMG_0227.JPG

    Modification Laws

    Monday, March 25, 2013 by Chris Wain
    Hi, I have been led to believe modification regulations will be changing at the end of the month, no longer allowing early falcons to be mod plated with V8's? Can someone confirm this?
    If so, after a 10 year build for my ute I am a little unnerved. Can anyone put me onto someone to inspect and do the mod plate? Any guidance would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Chris
    0438 107 824

  • Comment by Stewart Salisbury on Sunday, March 24, 2013: Code of Practice: Light Vehicle Modifications

    This code of practice has operated in Queensland since the early 1990s and was one of the first codes of practice for light vehicle modifications in Australia. Due to the introduction of the NCOP from 1 November 2012, the Code of Practice – Light Vehicle Modifications will be progressively phased out.

    To ensure a smooth move to the NCOP, the department has allowed for a 6 month transition period. This means that until 30 April 2013, modifications to light vehicles that had commenced before the NCOP was introduced, can still be certified under the existing Code of Practice: Light Motor Vehicles.

    Please note: From 1 May 2013, the Code of Practice: Light Motor Vehicles will no longer be an approved code of practice for vehicle modifications, and no Approved Person will have approval to issue certifications under this code of practice.

    Vehicle owners who have been affected by the recent natural disasters and will not be able to complete their modifications before the transition period finishes on 30 April 2013, can apply to Transport and Main Roads for approval to certify their modification under the Code of Practice: Light Vehicle Modifications.

    To make an application you must complete a Motor Vehicle Modification Application form (F1854) and submit it to:

    Post:
    Vehicle Standards
    Department of Transport and Main Roads
    PO Box 673

  • Comment by John & Lynne De Groot on Monday, March 25, 2013: Yes, the contact phone number for Modification are 3114 5844,the rest of address and enquiries email are listed below.

    To make an application you must complete a Motor Vehicle Modification Application form (F1854) and submit it to: Post:
    Vehicle Standards
    Department of Transport and Main Roads
    PO Box 673
    Fortitude Valley Qld 4006

    Email: vehiclestandards@tmr.qld.gov.au

    For further advice regarding vehicle modifications, call the Vehicle Standards and Modifications Advice Team on (07) 3114 5844.

    Lynne De Groot - this information is on www.TMR.qld.gov.au / Safety / Vehicle Standards & Modifications / Vehicle Modifications - you can read this yourself it is very interesting.
  • Auto Extravaganza, Biloela. [Biloela showgrounds] Rockhampton Members.

    Friday, March 08, 2013 by Merv Ferguson
    Hi fellow R,ton members. The Auto Extravaganza,Car show,show&shine in Biloela on Saturday 9of March has been postphoned to a later date TBA and will let you all know when we find out. Cheers all.

    2013 Bouldercomb Run.

    Sunday, March 03, 2013 by Stewart Salisbury
    Pic 2

    Attachment: 2 Bouldy run 2013.pdf

    2013 Boudercomb run photos resized

    Sunday, March 03, 2013 by Stewart Salisbury
    Hi I have converted the pics to pdf for quick download Cheers Stewart

    Attachment: 1 Bouldy run 2013.pdf

    Today's Run Cancelled

    Monday, January 28, 2013 by Nathan Johnston
    Due to the weather warnings, and predictions of worse weather this afternoon, the run for this afternoon is cancelled. Emergency Management Qld are requesting people to stay indoors and cancel non-essential travel.

    Bouldercombe Park run Photos

    Saturday, January 26, 2013 by Merv Ferguson
    Just a couple of photos of our first run for 2013. Went a little slack on the photoes later half of last year,will try to do betterthis year.It was a warm 37 degrees on the day but we ended up with a nice little breese at the park and didn't feel like going home. Cheers.

    XP Deluxe Sedan for sale

    Monday, December 17, 2012 by Kev Mcvay
    Hi all,

    Michelle and I are selling our XP. Not leaving club as we still have the Mustang but making room for another purchase in the near future. Tidy old car (auto) and runs very well.
    :rebuilt starter
    :new rear wheel bearings and seals
    :kitted the carby on July school hols
    :have original owner details and service history from dealership in '60's
    :also has factory fitted alternator so no dramas with gennie.
    :has many spares incl - rear window, stainless trim, window seals, front lower panel.
    :also has genuine original jack and radio which switches on and lights up but no sound (wiring?)
    :I have also had 6 seatbelts fitted to LO2 compliance which cost me over $1000 so no dramas for safety cert as far as I know.
    : recent work done (with receipts)to make this a very reliable vehicle.

    Anyway if you're interested or know someone who is, please let me know on: 0427 135 711 or email me at k.mcv@hotmail.com

    Merry Christmas everyone. Sorry I missed the Xmas party but lots of love to all.

    cheers, Kev

    Attachment: 100_2064.JPG

    nostalgia

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 by Max and Carol Herbert
    photos are of trams but check out the cars in the surrounds

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Thursday, September 20, 2012: srry photos did not load
  • nostalgia

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 by Max and Carol Herbert
    photos are of trams but check out the cars in the surrounds

    New club mailing address

    Saturday, September 01, 2012 by Nathan Johnston
    Please note: the new club mail address is:

    Early Ford Falcon Car Club of Queensland
    Box 500
    146 Blunder Rd
    Oxley Queensland 4075

    2 x XP Fairmonts For Sale

    Sunday, August 12, 2012 by Mervyn Apelt
    Hi Everyone,
    I had one of those projects that (I was going to get around to) but know I realise that It will not be getting done!!
    I would know like to see someone else build up a Nice Cruiser from these (2) cars - so I have FOR SALE a (1965 & 1966) Falcon Fairmont:
    The 1965 -(In Fair Condition) - Has been repainted before,has a later 6cyl fitted and the front bucket seats are not original also has rust in the usual places - this was going to be more of a doner car for the 1966 one!
    The 1966 - (In Good Original Condition) - Has a 250 motor fitted (new pistons,rings,bearings,350 holley & extractors) - Front suspension has (new bushes,ball joints,springs,idler etc) - interior still original - little rust in body!
    I am looking for $6500 ono for BOTH cars - Ring (Merv - Work 0458282745 or Home 0407969238)

    XR / XT Brake Master Cylinder Connections

    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Chris Wain
    Hi, I have fitted an xr duel reservoir master on my xp. There is conjecture over which reservoir connects to which brake? If anyone with one could confirm it would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Chris

  • Comment by Mick Burley on Thursday, August 02, 2012: front pot for front brakes and rear pot to rear brakes thats the way they go on my ZB fairlane

  • Comment by Chris Wain on Thursday, August 02, 2012: Mick, thanks for the prompt response. Hopefully this might resolve my long term brake issue. Cheers, Chris.

  • Comment by Mick Burley on Friday, August 10, 2012: also make sure the bleeder nipples are faceing up this will make sure the 2 front calipers are on the right way,sometimes you get a car some person has done work on and they tend to put them on back the front causeing air to stay in the system and inturn cause the car to stop very slowly,good luck
  • Pacific Ford Day @ Mooloolaba

    Monday, July 23, 2012 by Nathan Johnston
    Don't know if any else took any pictures from Pacific Ford Day, but if so send them through and I will add them (admin@earlyfalconcarclub.com).
    Was quite an enjoyable day, albiet an early start!





  • Comment by Kev Mcvay on Wednesday, July 25, 2012: Nice one Nathan. Thanks for the pics mate. We had a pretty good showing with 4 cars seeing as we came from Brisbane. Glendon's car got a bit of attention.
  • Super sale - merchandise

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Nathan Johnston
    Warren Shanks (wazza_sue@hotmail.com) posted the following comment/question: Hi , we sell a range of car enthieust products , you may have seen us at Willowbank , Lakeside /All Ford day at Kedron . We sell canopys , Neon Signs and neon Clocks a range of Bar Stools etc , all will be reduced on the day . We are having a Super Sale at 66 Delta Geebung on 30th June along with other car type persons in street and Rotary will be there with a sausage sizzle etc , is it possible to email you our flyer so you can post on your webpage , cheers Warren Shanks ... Brand888stuff 0403263162

  • Comment by Kev Mcvay on Thursday, July 19, 2012: I am assuming that it is meant to be 30th July? Otherwise she will have to be very creative with purchasing and delivery.
  • Cure 4 Cancer Car Show.[Bundaberg] Rockhampton members

    Friday, June 29, 2012 by Merv Ferguson
    Cure 4 Cancer Car Show being held in Bundaberg on 14 July 2012. They will be starting with an autograph & book signing session with Guests Jo Coddington and Bernt Karisson from American Hotrod on Thurdday night and a Formal Dinner on Friday night. All details on flyer

    Attachment: Bundy Car show(care for kids).jpg

  • Comment by Glenn Lyons on Sunday, July 01, 2012: I am thinking about getting along to this one... anyone like to share fuel costs.... day trip for me.

  • Comment by Merv Ferguson on Sunday, July 01, 2012: Good on you Glen hope to see you there. If yous need a place to stay,good caravan park just down the road with good cabins where we are staying. If you need a ph number,email or phone us.Annette and I are from Bundaberg so we know our way around. Cheers

  • Comment by chris carlin on Tuesday, July 03, 2012: Would like to but I'm in saving mode sorry Glenn
  • XP master cylinder lid

    Monday, May 21, 2012 by chris carlin
    Hi everyone. A man named Michael contacted me asking about brakes. He has a 1966 XP with factory fitted disks. He says there is secondary master cylinder that sits on top of the standard master cylinder to hold extra fluid. He also says the mechanic lost the lid off it, and he doesn't know where to get another. If anyone know anything about it, tell me and and I will pass it on to him.
    Thanks, Chris.

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Monday, May 21, 2012: I tried to get a replacement master cylinder a few years ago and couldn't. The one my mechanic bought turned out to be off a Mustang, and in the end I had to get the original reconditioned. Unfortunately they reconditioned the master cylinder but not the cap - so I have a nice, shiny master cylinder but an old rusty cap! If you find somewhere that sells them, would be interested in getting a spare to carry with on the Bash this year.

  • Comment by Merv Ferguson on Monday, May 21, 2012: Hi Chris,how you going.
    There is a American web site I go onto to chase parts some times called falconregistry.com where some of our parts are the same as theirs eg XP--64/65/66 falcon/comet/mercury. Cheers...

  • Comment by Kev Mcvay on Monday, May 28, 2012: I'd even try Mustang Auto Parts at Bulimba.ph - 3399 6477. They sell bits for GT Falcons and you'll find a lot of early Mustang bits fit XP's certainly. I've swapped a few second hand bits onto our XP off my Mustang. They are generally cheaper than Rare Spares and carry stock. Every time I go to rare spares they tell me its 2weeks ex-Melbourne (hence the second hand swaps) Haven't bought any new parts for the XP yet.

  • Comment by chris carlin on Tuesday, May 29, 2012: Ok thanks Guys I'll pass it on to him.
  • sunday 20th swap meet

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Swap meet Sunday 20th May

    Stan Mccrea park Brisbane road , Ebbwvale Ipswich
    $5 Swap sites

    Swap meet 20th may

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Swap meet Sunday 20th May

    Stan Mccrea park Brisbane road , Ebbwvale Ipswich
    $5 Swap sites

    Swap meet 20th may

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Mr Al Sweeney
    Swap meet Sunday 20th May

    Stan Mccrea park Brisbane road , Ebbwvale Ipswich
    $5 Swap sites

    1981 Fairlane

    Monday, May 07, 2012 by Timothy Lowe/Janelle Lowe
    For Sale need gone asap just needs battery. $2500 drives beautifully. 4.9 ltr matching numbers phone Tim 0419669542. Please tell your friends. Has sort of chrome alloys on it but comes with these and originals thanks

    Attachment: Photo-0008.jpg

  • Comment by Paul Devisser on Monday, May 07, 2012: Hi Tim, I am not sure as the photograph is viewed from the side, but does it have different rear tail lights? or are they std

  • Comment by Colin Bray on Monday, May 28, 2012: Tim advises that the car is SOLD
  • Brisbane Club Run - 22 April 12

    Monday, April 23, 2012 by Glenn Lyons
    Hi fellow club members.... Today was my second run with this fine club and another great opportunity to get out and about with fellow car enthusiasts. The destination for today was intended to be Kingscliff Rotary Park for a picnic on this beautiful day. A technical hitch en-route changed the plans mid run.

    Dave & family 71 XY GS
    Nathan & family 67 Mustang
    Noel & his wife 84 XE
    Eddie & John Yellow XB wagon
    Glenn & fiona 64 XM coupe

    Northside group assembled at their meeting point and proceeded to meet up with us southies and from there cruise on down to Kingscliff. Whilst we were all assembled at the southside meeting place the '67 'stang started hissing out of the top radiator tank. No wanting to take the risk at popping anything on route Nathan headed into the auto shop to get some radiator stop leak. By the time he had arrived back the 'ole pony girl had cooled down sufficiently so we hit the road Dave leading in the XY and Nathan following cautiously behind.

    As diabolical luck would have it the Mustang temp gauge climbed to far in the wrong direction shortly after leaving for Kingscliff. An unexpected stop saw 5 guys standing around watching John ( first timer club run) us a beach towel to get the pressure out of the overheating Mustang. Alternate arrangements were made and we decided to head back to Beenleigh Park and have the picnic there instead. From there Nathan would arrange to get the car back home again. At least we would all still be together.

    Ahhh the joys of classic motoring !!!

    Once at the park we settled in to getting the kids fed and the adults watered..... A rival car club was in the same park...!! seems it was the Pontiac club with a rather sharp looking red GTO cruising past at about 120db just on idle....: )

    With a good time being had by all and food shared and stories told it was time for us all to go our own way back home.

    Please see attached word document for some happy snaps.

    Cheers
    Glenn

    Attachment: EFCC Brisbane Run 22 April 2012.docx

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Monday, April 23, 2012: Great photos & nice write up. You're the official scribe now! :)

  • Comment by chris carlin on Tuesday, April 24, 2012: You're doing a great job with photo's thanks Glenn. Very disappointed uni group assignments got in the way of this run. Next time.

  • Comment by Merv Ferguson on Tuesday, April 24, 2012: Hi fellow members..Looks like a good group of Fords. Hope the Mustang is all OK Nathan. Did any one take any photoes at the Tivoli Drive-in or on the run.
    Glen..Could you check on that phone No for that Radio Repair place,looks like 1 No missing,rang it and didn't connect.
    Keep up the good work and the photos of the runs comming. Cheers

  • Comment by Glenn Lyons on Tuesday, April 24, 2012: Cheers Nathan... not sure if I should be excited about that ..or not !!

    Hey Chris...I was hoping to see you this time... cheers for the support. See you next run.

    Hey Merv... I'll see what I can do but I just googled vintage radio's and that's what came up... I am sure you would be able to search and come up with something similar..

    Glenn

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Tuesday, April 24, 2012: All good thanks Merv. Radiator is in getting repaired now, and should be back on Friday just in time for me to get it back in the car over the weekend. :)

  • Comment by Glenn Lyons on Saturday, April 28, 2012: It will be good to see the ole girl on the road again. Will have to get some better photo's of her Nathan.
  • How to buy mechandise ??

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by Colin Bray
    Hello Clubbies. I raised the question last night 'is there a link to a price list of CLUB MERCHANDISE on our website'. I still cannot find it but was told it's there.

    Can someone please point this out to me. Thanks.

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Wednesday, March 28, 2012: There is no link to the merchandise list. There was an attachment to a post at one stage that listed all the merchandise. As you're organising the merchandise now Colin, if you want to put a list together with an order form & email it to me I'll put it on the website & setup a link.

  • Comment by Colin Bray on Thursday, March 29, 2012: Cheers Nathan, thanks for that. It will need an update as stuff will change for sure. Once sorted I'll get something across to you. Do you know much about the availability of the EFC plates via PPQ. Is this still available. It's mentioned on the Merch form and I wondered whether it should still be there.
    Thanks again for your help.

    CB

  • Comment by Glenn Lyons on Sunday, April 01, 2012: It would be good to have a link to see what is available.
  • XM motor and box.

    Friday, March 02, 2012 by Ben & Linda
    Hi guys,
    we pulled the running gear out of the XM on the weekend and have decided to sell it. 170 with a trusty 3 speed.engine starts first go every time and sounds fine.if anyone is interested please give me a call on 0417 646 828.
    cheers
    Ben

    Mag wheels for sale to fit XM/XP falcon

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 by Dave Smith
    Hi, I have removed these wheels from my XP and gone back to the old school look and thought I would offer them to the club member before I put them on Ebay next week. They are 7" x 17" mags with a 20mm offset. These are the widest wheels you will fit under the back end of the early Falcon. They will take a 225-245/45 x 17" tire. (a fairly common size for Fords and Holdens)
    The rims are in great condition with no gutter scuffs or srapes. Wanting $600 for the set includes chrome wheel nuts. If you are interested give me a call. Dave Smith Ph.0428888244.
    the wheels are at my home in Kenmore.

    Attachment: 100_0407.jpg

  • Comment by Dave Smith on Wednesday, February 08, 2012: PS the wheels have no tyres on the. Just the rims.
  • Cruise destination

    Sunday, January 22, 2012 by Michael Holt
    I thought this may be a possible cruise destination...

    http://www.qt.com.au/story/2011/11/18/new-cafe-ready-to-roll/

    http://www.qt.com.au/story/2011/11/22/laidleys-doin-the-eagle-rock-and-getting-on-with-t/

    http://www.truelocal.com.au/business/eagle-rock-cafe/laidley

  • Comment by Mick Burley on Tuesday, January 24, 2012: looks pretty cool if a run is arranged count me in

  • Comment by chris carlin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012: I would like to check it out too

  • Comment by Michael Holt on Wednesday, January 25, 2012: Would you like me to take pics?

  • Comment by Mick Burley on Wednesday, February 08, 2012: hey guys I popped into this cafe on the way home from the toowoomba swap meet and think its awesome and well worth a run out there,the owner gary was a great bloke and more than happy to have us all there.
  • XE for sale

    Saturday, December 10, 2011 by Scott Evans
    XE alloy head six, t-bar auto,I have pinched the rotors and calipers but it has many good parts.$200,call Scott 0421112387.

    Australia - your 4 cylinder Falcon is ready

    Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by Colin Bray
    Here it is, the 4 cylinder Falcon.

    http://www.carpoint.com.au/reviews/2011/large-passenger/ford/falcon/ford-falcon-ecoboost-first-drive-27914

  • Comment by Kev Mcvay on Tuesday, December 06, 2011: Yikes! Sounds good but a mate has a turbo four potter in a large car and he gets the same fuel economy as my brother in his v8 LandRover. Eco-boost?
  • XR8 For Sale

    Friday, December 02, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Attention FORD owners ( Clubs ) or TICKFORD enthusiasts.

    This TICKFORD model ED 1994 XR8 is reluctantly FOR SALE. It is in immaculate condition and is a ( AUTO )

    is in a very original condition, one owner,well maintained and garaged. It has new Michelin Tyres, Body Kit, S/S Muffler,

    Tinted Windows. It is a July 1994 Build and has travelled only 151,700 Klms. It is a very attractive vehicle and still looks

    like new. ( Price is Negotiable ) for further information or photos please email the above or phone 02 65 561426 or mobile 0427 499573

    This Vehicle is well worth looking at as a Club Car or Show Car.

    my price is $9500.00 ( Negotiable )

    ( TAREE area NSW )

    Many Thanks

    Gordon Bryson


    Attachment: Emailing 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 001 - Copy (23).zip

    Mk3 Zephyr Sale

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by Glenn Cuthbert
    Take a look, very funny

    Attachment: honest-car-salesman.wmv

  • Comment by Kev Mcvay on Monday, November 28, 2011: Nice one. The buyer later starred in Once Were Warriors I think and the seller now does the bit after the 7.30 Report on Fridays. Bit like our Falcon, runs like a haunted dunny when cold.

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Tuesday, November 29, 2011: choice bro,ha ha ha yeh you could just imagine car sales like that

  • Comment by Mick Burley on Tuesday, November 29, 2011: the buyer was also in the star wars 2 attack of the clones as jenga fet lol

  • Comment by Kev Mcvay on Wednesday, November 30, 2011: yes he was. Good spot!!
  • Kingscliff Run

    Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by Stewart Salisbury
    Hi and thanks to the members on the Car run to Kingscliff, we had a great day and it was great to see the old falcons in convoy. Gayle and I really enjoyed the day. It has got me inspired to use the Falcon more often as it drove so well. Cheers Stewart

    Attachment: Car Run Oct 2011.jpg

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Tuesday, November 01, 2011: great shot Stewart, glad you all had a great day, was thinking of it while at work
  • Login problems

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by Nathan Johnston
    There is currently an issue with the website when members are logging in. Randomly it will log all members out due to a problem on the server. I am working with technical support of our hosting provider to fix this issue. Apologise for the inconvenience.

    Change of venue for meetings

    Saturday, July 30, 2011 by Glenn Cuthbert
    New Venue
    Oxley Hotel

    Cnr Ipswich and Oxley Roads, Oxley

    Attachment: Oxley rd Hotel Map.doc

    Cool idea for car guys

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    The ultimate week-end retreat for car nuts.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/07/visit-motorplex-minneapolis-the-twin-cities-incredible-garage/

    Sent to me today from long time member & friend Ken McBeth (also shows how good the internet is for keeping in touch hey.

    Cheap performance

    Monday, June 20, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Pop on to the link below,
    about as funny as when a club member held a Drag racing bracket that was un-contested with his mid 20 second totally stock 1963 falcon (144 ci six & three on the tree manual)

    http://youtu.be/b9XAC-BvUyo

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Monday, June 20, 2011: great for a laugh

  • Comment by chris carlin on Monday, June 20, 2011: what bracket was that?
  • Queensland police car that only busts cockroaches.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Law enforcement patrol cars in Queensland seem to be on the look-out for miscreants who have scurried over the state border.

    For any one that lives outside of our great nation, Australia has a proud sporting culture.

    For those who are unaware, this time of the year is unique in that Rugby League (The greatest game of all) runs a a three game series between the players whom originated from the Mighty state of Queensland (colour - Maroon ; mascot - the canetoad) and the meaker, hapless state of New South Wales (colour - an insipid shade of blue; mascot - the cockroach)

    Check out the photos please.
    Local Queensland Police 2011 Ford Falcon.


    Attachment: SOO car2[1].jpg

    USA Ford Ad

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Thanks to Deb Wallis for sending this one in.

    If you are not a Ford fan, that's ok, but please watch this commercial, it's not what you think, and it's one of the best ways to promote a product I've ever seen. Loved it, it touches the heart.*

    This can put a tear in your eye

    Ford has not accepted a penny from the government bailout and should be marketing their action. But in my mind they have chosen to take a higher road ...a road with class. Enjoy this to the very end.

    Ford outdid themselves with this commercial.

    Http://www.richhumor.com/wp-filez/PerhapstheBestFordCommercia.wmv

    Local Breaking News

    Friday, April 01, 2011 by Marty Sanderson



    Article from this weeks Quest Community News featuring club members Alan & Debbie Wallis and their XP Falcon.

    Attachment: ips003.pdf

    falcon sprint

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 by chris carlin
    I took this photo in San Francisco 3 years ago, just thought I'd put it up, though I think the Australian version is slightly classier.

    Attachment: DSC03391.JPG

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Sunday, March 27, 2011: Cool photo Chris,
    64 & 65 Falcons are much loved in the States hey,
    but because we didn't get this body shape here the first time I saw one I thought it was a Chrysler.

  • Comment by chris carlin on Sunday, March 27, 2011: Yeah, the panels are quite different, just the roof and windows give it away really.

  • Comment by Mark Leitch on Sunday, March 27, 2011: I'm a fan of this shape, a link between the early drooped nose XK-Ms and the XR-Y. I bought my 64 convertible about a year ago and love it.

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Sunday, March 27, 2011: I Really do like them too.
    A young bloke who worked for my wife @ I bought a 64 Sprint Convertible back in the '90's, super cool car & a super effort on 17 year olds wages.
    I have a picture of our daughter Erika when she was about 3 or 4 standing next to this car around at my shed, I'm pretty sure that this old Falcon gave her an interest in cars more than any her parents have owned.

  • Comment by chris carlin on Thursday, April 14, 2011: have to admit mark, I am pretty jealous of your convertible sprint
  • STEAM POWER FROM THE 70's

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Check this gem out.
    Steam powered XL Falcon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJq2Hc_mXFI

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Thursday, March 31, 2011: The one thing they didn't mention is how long it takes from the time you start it until you can drive it? I assume you have to wait for it to build up pressure before you can drive- just like the old steam trains. Interesting concept. Wonder if anyone has been game to try it with an FG Falcon yet? ;-)

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Thursday, March 31, 2011: When I was a kid at school in the seventies they spoke of running cars on gas instead of petrol.
    I used to spend most of the boring lessons drawing XA-XB Hardtops and T-Bucket Fords I remember one day in English drawing a Falcon station Wagon driven by me and a friend called Andrew that was powered exclusively by baked beans.
    This concept car never got beyond the drawing board but it did earn kudos from my pimply & flatulent schoolmates.

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Monday, April 04, 2011:
    Further to steam power.
    Tata Air powered cars web address below.

    http://www.themotorreport.com.au/5732/tata-air-car-powered-entirely-by-compressed-air-blow-me-down

  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Tuesday, April 12, 2011: Thats cool .. very interesting. I like how many of the comments think of it as a zero emission car; but you still need energy (electicity from coal) to power the compressor to start the whole process - but much more efficient none the less. Would be interested to drive one and see what they are like...
  • Pictures from Somerset Run

    Monday, March 21, 2011 by Nathan Johnston
    Click to see an enlargement.





    (Photos by Colin Bray)

    Tyre changing in some arab country

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Just check out these blokes.
    God only knows why they did it,
    this must be like the equivalent of climbing Everest for Beaurepaires workers.


    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/27/yes-you-can-change-a-tire-on-a-moving-car/#continued

    Brake Hose ruptured

    Sunday, February 27, 2011 by Stewart Salisbury
    I was excited about taking the Xp to Southport tonight, but when getting her ready she blew a brake hose on the back axle. Its been a while since a bought a brake hose, can anyone advise me if they are still available off the shelf or do i need to get a custom. It is the hose from the rear body to the back axle, Thanks Stewart

    Attachment: Brake line.jpg

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Sunday, February 27, 2011: Hi Stewart,
    Bought one off the shelf at Streets Auto Spares Arana Hills, last Oct.
    there are lots of old Falcs & club members in our neighborhood, perhaps they keep a good stock of parts because there is more call for them over here but I don't think you will have any trouble.
    Cheers
    Marty

  • Comment by Stewart Salisbury on Sunday, February 27, 2011: Thanks Marty, I ordered one from Auto Barn ($40.00)will be in Monday, nice that some parts are still available very easily. Cheers Stewart
  • Sick Mustang

    Monday, January 31, 2011 by Colin Bray
    I got a call from my father-in-law to come check out his Mustang Issue. The poor old girl has a sick 289.
    Cold start fine - idles smoother than silk. Could sit a full glass on air filter and you wont spill a drop. Real nice.
    First few min cold - fine - good acceleration. Then about 3-4 min and she looses one cylinder. 2 min later she loses another and she can barely get above 60. Really struggles with popping etc.
    Back off for 30 sec and back comes a cylinder.
    Park her back in the shed after a run. Idles fine - revs without hesitation like nothing is wrong.

    I've pulled one lead at a time - can notice effect with all.
    Dizzy cap all good.
    Coil gets REAL Hot.

    Thinking of swapping out the coil tomorrow. Do they partly fail ??


    Any other tips would be nice. We could just take to her to a mechanic .. but where's the fun in that ??

    Any other suggestions??


  • Comment by Peter Fussell on Monday, January 31, 2011: G'day Col, assuming its running points rather than electronic ignition check the condensor too - there are some crook ones around at the moment.

  • Comment by Glenn Cuthbert on Thursday, February 03, 2011: Colin, these old girls have adjustable rockers even though they have hydraulic lifters, if they are to tight this exact thing will happen.
    I would check and adjust them if needed.
  • The End of the Rear Wheel Drive Falcon

    Friday, January 28, 2011 by Colin Bray
    Back in the '90s when I bought a new XR8 the Ford dealer told me we'd all be driving the Taurus in a few years. I laughed. He was wrong.
    But, now this ... could we be seeing the end of the rear wheel drive Falcon ??

    http://bit.ly/Nomoreburnouts

    Request to help out Flood Damaged Ford Guy

    Friday, January 21, 2011 by Marty Sanderson
    Hi All,
    Just received the message below to the club.
    Can anyone able to offer assistance please call Frank on the number below after 6pm.
    Cheers
    Marty

    Kris Haynes (kristinehaynes@gmail.com) posted the following comment/question: This message was up on Facebook if your Club is able to help him with the sale. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Brisbane-Area-Flood-Photos-Info/138403559554005 Frank from Goodna asked me to post that he has rare old Ford car parts he needs to sell. His house is on one of the hardest hits streets in Goodna. His house went under, as did his brothers house as did their elderly fathers house. Frank is a plumber by trade but unfortunately lost a lot of his tools but he is still... trying to work plus strip his house and help others. The Ford car parts was his hobby...and he still has no power. If anyone can help msg me or call him after 6pm pls on 0432 953 688 The girl who posted the message is Nicole Stirling, I just passed it on to you in case you can help. Cheers Kris

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Saturday, January 22, 2011: Marty

    Nicole has posted another message :-

    HI everyone :) Just to let you all know, Frank who has the rare, old Ford parts has misplaced his mobile phone :( he has no power still...so anyone interested in checking out these parts or helping in anyway pls let me know....I will be out in Goodna tomorrow...I can also get there on Sunday after I sign on my son for soccer :)

    Nicole Stirling seems to be the one to contact, I do not have contact details for Nicole......but people would be able to contact her via Facebook
    Her message is up on the http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Brisbane-Area-Flood-Photos-Info/138403559554005 pages.

    I have had an email from someone this morning asking me about the details, but I'm sorry I do not personally know Frank or Nicole......I just passed on the message to the club to see if anyone was looking for parts.....people should contact Nicole Stirling on Facebook.

    Thanks
    Cheers
    Kris
  • Pin Striping

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 by Colin Bray
    Hi all,
    A young bloke at work is keeping an (ex Taxi) AU Falcon alive and giving it a new life. Check out the pic attached. Whitewalls are next and he'd like to get some pin stripes painted on.
    Does anyone know someone in Bris who can do this?

    Attachment: clintoncar.JPG

  • Comment by noel lummis on Wednesday, December 22, 2010: He will probably have to get it pin striped, no one does it the old way anymore, the current products are mostly vinyl and last well.
  • Christmas Safety Message...

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 by Nathan Johnston
    During our safety talk today we covered safe driving over the holiday period. This video is kind of confronting, but a very poignant reminder of why we should take extra care on the roads - not just this holiday season, but everyday. Pass on to as many as you can and worth the 5 minutes to watch...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2mf8DtWWd8

    Take care on the roads, and Merry Christmas!

    Brake Pipe Connections

    Sunday, December 19, 2010 by Chris Wain
    Hi All,

    I have fitted a girlock twin cylinder brake master cylinder, a remote vh40 booster and xb disk brakes to the front of my xp falcon. I have been unable to bleed the brakes properly. At present the front brakes connect through the rear reservoir on the master through the booster and the rear brakes are straight off the front reservoir of the master.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Chris

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Thursday, December 23, 2010: Hi Chris,
    when you say Girlock is it the same twin master cylinder with one inch bore as the XT used?
  • Membership enquiries

    Saturday, December 04, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Hi all,
    as you probably guess we get a lot of enquiries from people interested in Falcons & joining our club, I had one such email request sent to us today & thought it might be interesting for you to read my reply.
    (The person asked a question relating to perhaps out of a choice of two similar cars which one should he buy, same model-XM 2 door Hardtop one a Deluxe with all matching numbers or a Futura without matching numbers etc?

    REPLY

    Hi G*****,
    Thanks for your interest in our club.
    Whilst I myself have owned an XM Hardtop for over 20years & still think it is the best looking car Ford has ever produced in their 100 & something years you have asked for an opinion on what would be best for you.
    Why not come along to our next meeting, you would rarely get the chance to chat with a group of people with a common interest but different opinions at any thing else but a meeting would you?
    You didn't say where you lived but I would even suggest that a cheap flight & an overnight stay in Brisbane would just add to the fond memory of buying your old classic Falcon.
    Let us know you are coming & I'll set something up so that you can chat to as many people as possible.
    Just to let you know a little about us, We are pretty relaxed & social,

    there is a large variety of members but you could sum us up as a predominantly male club that is family friendly,

    many of the wives, girlfriends and kids of our older members are very much involved and are carblokes too.

    we meet the last Tuesday of each month at TCB Tavern Oxley, Blunder Road Oxley (not the pub at the roundabout)



    Whilst as a club we are not competitive at all, we do have 3 or 4 members who enter shows to win trophies,

    some members are restorers, some modifiers, some drive originals and most are just drivers, we also have a couple of drag racers.



    Come along to our next meeting or run & see if it suits.

    Marty Sanderson (Sec.)




    XP Diff questions

    Tuesday, November 09, 2010 by Mark Wright
    Hi everyone,
    I'm putting my XP Ute back on the road and along with the usual issues to get roadworthy (seals hardened up so leaking a bit) I'm considering puting a longer diff in it to give me some highway legs.
    At the moment I believe I have the 4.0:1 commercial dff, as I get about 55 MPH at best but it has 4 studs all round. This seems to be in contradiction to the accepted wisdom that commecials were all 5 stud.
    So, three questions.
    1. What's the easiest way to find out what diff is actually fitted & how to confirm the ratio.
    2. What was the original spec on the Ute? 4 or five stud?
    3. Does the Sedan (3.5:1) rear axle, bolt straight into the Ute?

    Attachment: XP Ute.JPG

  • Comment by Marty Sanderson on Tuesday, November 09, 2010: Hi Mark.
    Q1.
    go to this web page how to check diff ratio, its spot on although its an MG club website & I won't have to type info with one finger..

    http://www.mgparts.co.nz/diff_ratios.html

    Q2. 5 stud.
    But any anything could happen to keep production going hey, especially with an XP commercial that perhaps came out late in the run when the XR was about to come out.
    (my 1979 XC Panel Van is very much like that also)
    Quick story in 1962 my neighbour worked for Ford & the first CKD kits for the Compact Fairlaine used Falcon Ute/Van 13inch rims because the 14 inch wheels were not ready.

    3. You can swap in complete rear assembly very easily seeing as how your car has a compatible 4 stud front end.
    (Why not go looking for 3.2:1 Fairmont Diff, harder to come by but still might be around somewhere, I've had a few pass through my hands over the years.)
    You can change your rolling diameter by finding a set of 14 inch 4 stud Fairmont Rims as well, if you keep to drum brakes front & rear 4 stud 14 inch Mustang wheels are the go also - inside you see they are rivited not welded like the Aussie wheel.


    If you don't mind I think i'll put your question up for the public to see as a teaser to what lurks behind the door for members.

    Cheers
    Marty (Sec)


  • Comment by Nathan Johnston on Tuesday, November 09, 2010: Lovely looking ute - you don't see that many with the spats (spelling?) around anymore!

  • Comment by Mark Wright on Monday, November 29, 2010: Hi Marty, Thanks for the info, that MG site does give decent instructions.
    I think the best option will be to find another rear assembly from a sedan and simply swap them out. Easiest to locate too.
    Cheers
    Mark

  • Comment by Mark Wright on Friday, February 25, 2011: All Done.
    Located a 3.5:1 5 stud rear assembly on first call (Thanks Dan Bowden for pointing me to Earlybird Spares in Melbourne). Great price delivered to my door within 2 days.
    I had a mate come over & we just figured it out as we went along. This is the first significant work I've done on the Ute & I haven't really done more than tyres, batteries & oil for twenty years, so I was stoked when the test run was perfect.
    Next step is to swap out the speedo cable (driven) gear. I'm told it's about a 15 minute job. Not sure how many teeth gear to get. Mark & Danny at Earlybird have all six types, so I should be OK.
    Anyway, I'm back on the road and can keep up with traffic now.
    Cheers
    Mark
  • This weeks treat

    Saturday, November 06, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Do you like hardtops?
    Did you like Mad Max?
    Do you like crappy pop tunes?
    check this out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmwGGLrDvfE&ob=av3e
    Cheers
    Marty

    XM DRAG CAR

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    POP on to youtube to have a look at this.

    I think I saw this car on Bris 31 TV last year, but since the tele has gone digital we can't get the station or it's shows anymore.
    Murray O'Connor is the driver & my hero for this week. (Along with Robbie DEANS for delivering a Wallabies win over the All Blacks)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V_Zth7yFu4&feature=rela

    Cheers
    Marty

    How to test your airbag

    Sunday, October 03, 2010 by Glenn Cuthbert
    Sent by Dennis Hutchinson

    Attachment: Howdoyoutestyourairbags_.wmv

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Sunday, October 03, 2010: NOW WOULD YOU LET THESE GUYS WORK ON YOUR VEHICLE

  • Comment by Colin Bray on Tuesday, October 05, 2010: Wow, this is truly insane !!
  • Towing safty hints

    Sunday, October 03, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    How to get the job done on a tight budget.

    Attachment: tow.wmv

    XY RACING

    Monday, September 27, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Just been talking to a mate who didn't know this existed.
    It's been around for a while but maybe you have not seen it.
    Be sure to have the sound turned on.

    Cheers
    Marty (Sec.)

    .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLPTjE1GZk

    Fuel Comparison Test

    Monday, September 20, 2010 by Marty Sanderson

    Thanks to Ken McBeath for forwarding this,
    you might find it interesting.

    http://media.drive.com.au/?rid=44514

  • Comment by Max and Carol Herbert on Monday, September 20, 2010: yes thanks Ken guess it sums up what ive heard a lot about E10 and have heard its not to good for the catalytic converters either will be interesting to hear from Shane Beikoff Racing on 6 october
  • Rear springs

    Monday, August 30, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Deb,
    I'll have some for you,
    just get in touch with me.
    Cheers
    Marty

  • Comment by Rodney Turpin on Monday, September 20, 2010: That's fantastic! How can I contact you?
    Deb
  • XP Rear Leaf spring

    Friday, August 20, 2010 by Rodney Turpin
    I am missing the left and right shortest rear leaf springs leafs if anyone has a spares for sale. My rear end is sagging:D help!

    Must have a look

    Friday, July 30, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Thanks go to Ken McBeath for sending me this link.
    Check it out.

    Allford day NSW

    http://www.ozshowcars.com:80/afdecpan.htm

    Just Rock Ipswich Back to '63 Car Show

    Thursday, July 29, 2010 by Colin Bray
    Some members from last night's meeting were interested in attending the Back to '63 Car Show on Sunday 15th Aug @ 9am.

    The venue will be the North Ipswich Park UBD map 213 G 14

    We can all park together if we arrive together. If you want to come along email Colin zd351v8@gmail.com

    You will need to register - download form attached

    For more information about the event visit http://www.jri.com.au/events.htm#show

    Attachment: BT63 CAR ENTRY V1.pdf

    Bucket seat option

    Saturday, July 24, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Funny photo sent in by Ken McBeath

    Attachment: Bucket Seat Option.jpg

    Interesting link

    Monday, July 19, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    You might find this link interesting,
    shows early production of Model T & A Model Fords

    http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=S4KrIMZpwCY

    Sent in by Denis Hutchinson

    RACQ Motorfest

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 by Colin Bray
    Clubbies, As you know a group of us attended the RACQ Motorfest and were in Pole Position just near the entry. We chatted with many interested people about our cars and our club. The event was a great way to show others that we're a nice bunch (even if we may dress a bit weird)
    You can see the pics I took at
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2062789&id=1564143720&l=3e70ede3cf

    Attachment: IMG_0442.jpg

    WIN A T-SHIRT

    Monday, July 12, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    BEST CAPTION WINS A T-SHIRT.

    Send your caption to the web-site and the best one wins a shirt donated from Kev & Jo from Affordable Trophies at Mitchelton.

    Send your caption in & be at the meeting for July 27/7/2010 (non members most welcome)

    Cheers

    (pic. sent in by Ken McBeath)

    Attachment: GetAttachment.aspx.jpg

    just for fun

    Sunday, July 04, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Can you identify the motor?

    Attachment: mini-monster truck.wmv

    Sunday Run Cancelled

    Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by Nathan Johnston
    Due to the run falling on the Easter weekend, we're postponing the run until April 10th (next Saturday) to the Tivoli Drive In. Please see the calendar for details.

    Club Day in Brazil

    Thursday, March 04, 2010 by Marty Sanderson
    Sent to me today by a great friend of the club Tiago Couto Bicalho at a club day he attended last week-end at Belo Horizonte city, Tiago owns the green F-Truck in the photos.
    If you haven't met Tiago when he has been in Australia I've gotta say he is a terrific bloke, out of the blue about 10 or 11 years ago he just rang up said he was in Brisbane to improve his English, owned an F-truck back in Brazil liked old cars and would we like to meet.



    Attachment: Brazilian meeting.zip

    January Meeting Cancelled!

    Sunday, January 24, 2010 by Nathan Johnston
    Due to the Australia Day Holiday, the Tuesday meeting is cancelled. There will be a Night Run on Saturday though, so members are encouraged to come along to that instead - Dinner at the Ettamoggah Pub. For new members who were wanting to attend and join the club, please use the "Contact Us" form to get details of this run, and we can vote you in to the club on the run.

    Apologies for the short notice!

    Bathurst - 41st to 3rd in a GTHO

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 by Nathan Johnston
    Some cool footage of a 3-lapper around the Mountain.

    value='http://www.youtube.com/v/diQ2YJQtXK8' >

    Website Instructions

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 by Nathan Johnston
    Attached is a quick 2-pager on setting up and using this website for those members who have their email address registered with us. If you have problems, please use the "Contact Us" link to email me.

    Attachment: EFCC Website Instructions.pdf

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