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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2018, 12:07:33 PM »
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There are three points for the exhaust hangers, first one is at the rear engine and gearbox mount, it bolts through the plate with an angle bracket. The second is the one Dave has pictured which can be purchased from Rare Spares, and the third bolts through the spare wheel well with a cup head bolt then the hanger.
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2018, 02:06:39 PM »
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Thanks Dave and Jim ..Its the one at the rear engine/ gear box mount that you mentioned that is missing,the plate you mention ,is that the one that bolts to the gearbox and attaches to rear engine mount ? I guess that's the 5th hole in plate  ..two holes for gearbox mount ,two holes for rubber mount ,other hole for a bracket to go to a clamp around pipe ,there is no evidence of a clamp ever being on the pipe at that point ..must have elected to leave it off when replaced the system ,explains exhaust soot at manifold connection .. cant see any images in catalogue ,was it a bracket made from flat bar and shaped then attached to clamp around the pipe ? thx Vern
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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2018, 02:33:51 PM »
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Not sure if this is what you mean but this point was used when the standard system was on the car. Maybe it's bent up? Can't remember now.

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2018, 03:28:25 PM »
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Dave’s photo is correct, the plate bolts into the spare hole in the mounting plate and then down to the exhaust. It is meant to support the engine pipe and take the strain off the manifold and studs. Just use a piece of  20-25mmx2-3mm plate measure the length from the hole to the top of the pipe, bend the plate and allow 25-30 mm tounge for the clamp and 5-10mm at the top for the bolt hole. And if you really want to get technical, heat the tounge and bend it so it fits around the shape of the pipe.
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2018, 07:19:40 AM »
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thanks again fellas ,you have confirmed what I thought ,so I will make a a bracket as you advise and a clamp and all should be good .I was putting the gear box back together after fitting new seal to the end of the selector shaft in its housing ,the selector shaft came out of the 1st and reverse shifter shaft ,I cant get the bugger to go back in ,something that just drops out should just drop back in , my local mechanic mate is going to provide extra pair of hands and eyes later today ..cheers Vern
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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2018, 02:07:32 PM »
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Hi Vern, just took some shots of mine on the FB (same as FE/FC) which might help




The dimensions are 1 1/2” front to back,  2 1/2” top to bottom, using 1” x 1/8” plate.
I haven’t measured the bolt slot position or size but let me know if you need them or any other dimensions.

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« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2018, 08:55:24 AM »
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Hi John .Thanks for images ,I will elongate the mounting hole as yours is, I can see that allows bit of movement . the gear box is all good now and finished ..
I am working on fitting a heater , cheers Vern ..
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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2018, 09:11:42 AM »
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Hi gents ..some images of recent work ..gear box finished ..new headlamp terminal ,voltage regulator fitted ,cover yet to be painted .Vern .
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« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2018, 09:36:49 AM »
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Before and after of rust repairs to rear end around boot seal lip and lower rear body panel ,this work done by me ,my panel beater mate hasn't signed off on it yet ,,guards and doors etc is his domain ,my imperfections will be under rubber seal or bumper bar ..cheers Vern
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2018, 11:52:54 AM »
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Some good progress Vern.
I find the time & effort required for some of the seemingly minor work is usually underestimated ...... until you get into it.
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« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2018, 08:16:13 PM »
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very true Dave ..I guess I am lucky a lot of things have been straight forward ,the car is complete and quite original ,so its really taking something apart ,generally in original condition and refurbishing it and putting it back ..I look at the cars that are highly modified ,that is not me ,my work would be ugly ..I admire those guys who build those cars say fit V6 auto in an EJ ute ..my panel beater mate had a job to do some modifications on a Volvo ,I would never attempt such a job ,he had not done a job like it either before ,how he went about it ,how he planned it ,special jigs and tools he made ,and the final result just brilliant ..he trained in UK and is in the right profession ,no doubt that..cheers Vern
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