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Old 10-21-2018, 06:00 PM
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Glen reading the AP FB site it sure seems to be.

From David Dellers Post...
"I understand that a significant number of PACE cars (>10) have had issues with stub axles pulling out. Is there an official PACE solution as yet or should I just keep the drip tray under the diff indefinitely?"


Apparently lots of people with issues and struggling to get a factory solution. Some are using GM spec'd clips with some success but not a total confident fix. I knew of it but was surprised when we had an oil down and track closure at the Nats due to an oil leak but no one knew what car. Then we realised it was Bretts LHS axle. I know he approached John W about it at the Nats but wasnt sure of what he'd one.

Im not out to bag AP I was just interested to know what solution, if any, had been found. I didnt want to raise it on the FB site as there was already enough angst on that thread without me bringing it up again to satisfy my own curiosity.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:30 PM
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I'm not on FB at all

The ZF differential and inner stubs are standard fit on VE/VF Commodores, so are you aware of significant problems there?


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some cars are having probs. using a genuine holden circlip and spreading them a bit has helped some people . not all cars are doing it pace is aware of it they did supply some springs that sat on the end of the axles to take out some of the free play but on guys car it munched up the springs i believe another owner had drilled into the ends of his axles and put springs in but ive not heard if the car still has the problem another owner had his axles shortened and today i dont think his car has done it again ..again it seems only a few cars are doing it so i dont know why some do and some dont im leaving my rear end alone and see if the car does do it once i have it mobile or unless a fix is found and i will update my car then. and glen they dont have the problem in the commodores the only one ive ever heard of was a ute that had been lowered a fair bit and carried a full load all the time i know that car did pop the driveshaft out from time to time..
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Thanks Dean for the reply. Sounds very strange indeed.

Glen it seems, as I have found that though I hate it, everyone has gravitated to FB. Mainly I think due to this site being so unreliable at times. There's alot of stuff happening on there in cobra world while the Oz CC forum lies dormant.
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Oh well, spook, if I'm missing out on FB info, so be it. Deano and I are still here on CC

There is so much information available here on this forum (I've learnt a huge amount from the wealth of info available here on CC that's helping me massively with my build), I'm sure not going to turn my back on it. OK, so some of those on FB are missing out on Deano's and my build threads then

Speaking of the springs on the half shafts....I found that I couldn't fit the springs and cups onto the half shafts easily enough, and be confident that they would stay stuck on with silicone sealant - particularly the shortened shaft - so I drilled and (carefully) tapped the ends of the half shafts and loctited the springs/cups/screws onto the outer ends of the half shafts. Maybe this is what needs doing to keep an inward force on the shaft to the diff.?

Dean - PM'd you my phone number.


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Sorry Dean. Don't want to hijack your build thread
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alls good fealla's..ive not got anything on the ends of my axles if i have to pull it apart to do some mods so be it as not all cars seem to have the problem im hoping fingers crossed i might be one of them
.im getting close to dropping mine off the stands and doing a wheel alignment on it with my ball of string home made toe in /out plates and tape measures my 40 yr old turntables and my castor camber gauge should get it close enough till i get it checked at a shop i fig the closer i get it the less time they have to spend on it well thats the theory anyways .
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just another short update . things went quite again for a while i was rushed to hospital with a inflamed gall bladder. they ripped that sucker right out and it took me a few weeks to recover..good news is im feeling a lot better and work once again has started..
i have found a auto sparky who lives only a couple of streets away from me only a young bloke but with plenty of experience in wiring hot rods /custom cars / and now cobras lol. he has been comming around 1 night a week after his main job and spends a few hours working on mine .
has almost done all the behind the dash stuff has run the loom to the front of the car he hid that in the air vent ductwork once the dash work has been done the body will go back on and can start on the lights wipers ect ect once wiring is done and body is back on then it will start to look like a car once again .
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Good to see you're back in the driver's seat Dean

Here's to good health!
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Good to see you're back in the driver's seat Dean

Here's to good health!
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hi Glenn last 12 months has been a shocker for me health wise i was hoping this yr we would be off to a good start but the gall bladder had cried enough . first and only time it had given me any bother i thought it was appendix at first .
hows your car coming along getting there bit by bit i hope..just in the process of custom making my spark plug leads since ive relocated the coil packs .i step forward 3 steps back lol .
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Dean - PM sent.

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Your possibly already onto this but Russell has come up with a fix

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his car seems to be doing all the right things now. time will tell i guess hopefully its a permanent fix .
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just scored a belly lifter hoist to put the cobra on gee it's made it a lot easier to work on should have bought one yrs ago lol... damm upload of pictures failed not sure what i done wrong there ..

anyway bit of a update auto spary has 99% finished just a bit of tidying up to do all lights work dash is all wired up fuel pumps ect done car should start if we put fuel in it .
i am just building the exhaust atm when ive got some pipes on both sides will give it a kick in the guts and see if she fires up .
getting there bit by bit bad health slowed me up for about 8 months but seem back on top of it now so getting more accomplished this build has been going on far to long now time to put it too bed and finish it .

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Hi Dean,
Have you any thoughts on lubricating the bores pre start up on a motor that hasn't run In over a year or 2?

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I would pull the spark plugs for inspection, pull both valve covers, turn the engine by hand, and make sure all valves open AND CLOSE.

Seen a few engines with valves stuck in the guides.

If the engine has not been near moisture, the bores should be fine.

I would be more concerned about the rubbish LS valvetrain.

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hi all
i did put a little oil down the bores and wound it over by hand when i first pulled the engine from the donor car i also had the engine on the stand for a while when swapping sumps over and turned it over a few times then as well. and since been fitted in the cobra its been cranked over on the starter motor to make sure wiring was right so im pretty sure it will be fine.getting closr to putting some fuel in checking for leaks and punching the big red button lol.
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well fellas its been a while but we fired the cobra up last night and it lives wound it over a few times on the starter till the oil gauge showed a bit of movement hit the key and it fired straight up.
sounded like a tin full of marbles till i remembered i had not screwed in the o2 sensors lol so im surprised it ran as nice as it did considering the big exhaust leak from eack side of the cats will need to find some mufflers as well soon so i dont upset the locals ..
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Big milestone Dean. Congrats!

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