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Old 07-04-2009, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow MCF Feature Car 'XBCQUP' 1975 XB Coupe GS


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As the story usually goes, Lee bought his now mint XB Coupe as a $500 stocker about 5 years ago. It was almost driveable when it was first purchased, a quick run down to PBR for a master cylinder kit and an hour or so spent out the front of old mates house getting the brakes working and she was ready for the drive home. Two years later Lee’s XB emerged from the shed better than when it first rolled out of the factory.


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A toploader helps get the tyres moving, SAAS seats and steering wheel help create a nice comfy driving experience. The centre console has been taken from a BA falcon, Lee reckons that it is pretty much a straight swap, not a bad add on. As with most older cars there was no centre console or the ESSENTIAL drink holders in the XB previously!


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All panel work was done in Lee’s shed. The Coupe was originally a burnt orange and Lee didn’t like it so painted it matt black in an attempt to get a bit of the mad max appeal going. However the matt black colour always looked dirty no matter how much you cleaned it and the local Constabulary seemed to be attracted to the colour and pulled Lee over far too frequently for his liking so the matt black had to go. The current colour is BA Blood Orange (perhaps the paint maker had a bit too much curry the night before naming this paint…) and looks absolutely mint on the old XB.



…heading back from a cruise night…drove past the lolly pop bloke, I heard a loud thud..


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“About 2 years ago, I was heading back from a cruise night and the road was blocked off to a single lane for road works. We all rolled through at about 10k’s an hour, I was the last to go through and as drove past the lollypop bloke, I heard a loud thud. Pulled up and saw that he had whacked my car with his stop/slow sign. The bloke pretty much told me stiff s%^t and after making reports to the police and council I ended up giving up and just got it fixed for myself”.

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Motivated by a 351 stroked to a 357, the cleveland is pumping out a stout 260rwkw (~350 odd bhp) in its current form.



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“When I first got it back on the road in 2007, I drove it upto the Hardtop Anniversary Nats and ended up taking home Best Modified and Custom Coupe. I was pretty happy with it because I was up against 40grand paint jobs and mine was build in the back shed.”


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What’s Next? “I’ve got new 4.56 diff gears lined up and hope to hit Calder for a mid to low 12 when it opens up again”.

Quick Specs
Lee Jarvis
1975 XB Coupe GS
Colour : BA Blood Orange

ENGINE



Make : 351 stroked to 357
Carby : 750 Holley
Heads :
Port & Polished Ford Motorsport
Ignition :
Bosch, CRANE LX-92
Exhaust : Twin 2.5″ with 2 mufflers
Pistons : Keith Black Hypers
Comp : 10.5 to 1
Cooling : Aussie Desert 4 core radiator & AU thermos
Power : 260rwkw
Performance : Not run the quarter yet

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox : 4spd Toploader
Clutch :
Single plate clutch
Diff : 9″ spool, 3.7 gears

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

Shocks & Springs : lowered 2″ all round
Brakes : standard

INTERIOR

Seats : SAAS
Instruments : Autometer and Stock
Dash : Recovered in black velour
Console : AU console

RUBBER & RIMS

Tyres : 15*6″ up front and 15*10″ on the rear
Wheels : Weld Prostars

AWARDS
Best custom and modified coupe at the 30th year hardtop Nationals, Performance Ford Mag May 2008.

THANKS
Chris for spraying Justin, Burger

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Old 07-04-2009, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well done bloke. It is always nice to see the Coupe on the road. Instead of in the shed.
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sweet looking ride dude
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I reckon the Falcon Coupe is the toughest looking Aussie Muscle car ever made and your's is a perfect example, well done.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks guys there was a lot gone into this car my marriadge(not the total blame) the bloke (chris) who painted it pasted away in january.

Ask tuffxr this car was treated in moth balls not now i have grown balls its about time to play and have some fun.
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wow such an amazing ride i would do anything for this to be sitting in my garage....it's lterally orgasmic!!

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As the story usually goes, Lee bought his now mint XB Coupe as a $500 stocker about 5 years ago. It was almost driveable when it was first purchased, a quick run down to PBR for a master cylinder kit and an hour or so spent out the front of old mates house getting the brakes working and she was ready for the drive home. Two years later Lee’s XB emerged from the shed better than when it first rolled out of the factory.


1280 OR 1600 Wallpaper

A toploader helps get the tyres moving, SAAS seats and steering wheel help create a nice comfy driving experience. The centre console has been taken from a BA falcon, Lee reckons that it is pretty much a straight swap, not a bad add on. As with most older cars there was no centre console or the ESSENTIAL drink holders in the XB previously!


1280 OR 1600 Wallpaper

All panel work was done in Lee’s shed. The Coupe was originally a burnt orange and Lee didn’t like it so painted it matt black in an attempt to get a bit of the mad max appeal going. However the matt black colour always looked dirty no matter how much you cleaned it and the local Constabulary seemed to be attracted to the colour and pulled Lee over far too frequently for his liking so the matt black had to go. The current colour is BA Blood Orange (perhaps the paint maker had a bit too much curry the night before naming this paint…) and looks absolutely mint on the old XB.



…heading back from a cruise night…drove past the lolly pop bloke, I heard a loud thud..


1280 OR 1600 Wallpaper
“About 2 years ago, I was heading back from a cruise night and the road was blocked off to a single lane for road works. We all rolled through at about 10k’s an hour, I was the last to go through and as drove past the lollypop bloke, I heard a loud thud. Pulled up and saw that he had whacked my car with his stop/slow sign. The bloke pretty much told me stiff s%^t and after making reports to the police and council I ended up giving up and just got it fixed for myself”.

1280 OR 1600 Wallpaper

Motivated by a 351 stroked to a 357, the cleveland is pumping out a stout 260rwkw (~350 odd bhp) in its current form.



1280 OR 1600 Wallpaper

“When I first got it back on the road in 2007, I drove it upto the Hardtop Anniversary Nats and ended up taking home Best Modified and Custom Coupe. I was pretty happy with it because I was up against 40grand paint jobs and mine was build in the back shed.”


1280 OR 1600 Wallpaper

What’s Next? “I’ve got new 4.56 diff gears lined up and hope to hit Calder for a mid to low 12 when it opens up again”.

Quick Specs
Lee Jarvis
1975 XB Coupe GS
Colour : BA Blood Orange

ENGINE



Make : 351 stroked to 357
Carby : 750 Holley
Heads :
Port & Polished Ford Motorsport
Ignition :
Bosch, CRANE LX-92
Exhaust : Twin 2.5″ with 2 mufflers
Pistons : Keith Black Hypers
Comp : 10.5 to 1
Cooling : Aussie Desert 4 core radiator & AU thermos
Power : 260rwkw
Performance : Not run the quarter yet

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox : 4spd Toploader
Clutch :
Single plate clutch
Diff : 9″ spool, 3.7 gears

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

Shocks & Springs : lowered 2″ all round
Brakes : standard

INTERIOR

Seats : SAAS
Instruments : Autometer and Stock
Dash : Recovered in black velour
Console : AU console

RUBBER & RIMS

Tyres : 15*6″ up front and 15*10″ on the rear
Wheels : Weld Prostars

AWARDS
Best custom and modified coupe at the 30th year hardtop Nationals, Performance Ford Mag May 2008.

THANKS
Chris for spraying Justin, Burger

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Old 06-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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awsome coupe very neat and sounds the goods well done mate to a awsome falcon coupe
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a soft spot for the XB Coupes. I had my mind made up that it was the car I was going to have when I got my licence. But after a few rethinks ended up with the corty.

Beautiful car mate
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sweet looking ride you have there mate, those model coupes are tuff as

cheers brett
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