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Old 17-12-11, 20:40   #51
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Thanks for the comment mate!

I'm looking forward to seeing the filler pipe complete! Should be something alil different that your usual fuel cell set up!

Will keep you all posted.
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Old 09-01-12, 20:59   #52
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Sheet Metal Pornography courtesy of Adam at AGI!

My custom fuel cell is finally finished up and man, IT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Adam has really out done himself with this one! It's definately one of a kind and to be honest its unfortunate that no-one will ever see it as it will be hidden once trimmed!

So here's what we did to finish her off:

- The straps over the tank were fabricated, polished and bolted down.
- The front legs (that keep the sump off the floor and support the tank) were welded up and polished
- The filler pipe was mounted to the side of the tank and original filler point of the car.

Some picks of the final product mounted in the car:





I know some people will be looking at the filler neck and wondering if it will overflow when the tank reaches capacity, I wondered the same thing and to be honest got alil worried that all the time and effort was for nothing.

Adam kind of laughed at me and proceeded to test fill it, it held all 71L and not a single drop escaped the filler point! He later explained that the filler point is higher than the tank itself, so no issues with filling the sucker!

Adam will proceed to plumb the fuel system over the coming week! I've for a few more things up my sleeve for him to do....so keep and eye on this space!
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Old 31-08-12, 06:59   #53
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Update time....I can't believe it's been almost 6 months since the last update!

So to be honest not a lot has happened since the last update, however, ALOT is happening at the moment!

So, the fuel system is completely done, which is awesome! Unfortunately no pics of that yet! The car went to Unique Customs to have the scoop and rear bar fitted! Look dead standard! Still needs to go back for its final cut, buff and polish!

Car is currently at Trick and Mansweto who have been g en the instructions that I do not want to see it until its running! So give me 3-4 weeks and I'll have a video of my beloved Brock finally making some noise!!!

Unfortunate my interior guy has decided to pack up and move to Wollongong. It's not only a shame for myself, but also the entire industry. But have had a chat to Darren at Stitched Up and he is very keen to take on the job!

So some pics (I apologise in advance for the qaulity!):

On its way to Exclusive Customs....



At Exclusive...





The morning of her Mansweto trip....



At Trick and Mansweto Racing....



Something awesome and very hard to track down!! My interior will be coping a colour change, something that I have wanted to do since I bought the car and the colour option that I believe the cat should have come with!



Updates will be coming fast for the next few months as I need the car done for my sisters wedding!

Will keep you all posted!
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Old 12-09-12, 00:00   #54
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Love it man, was thinking the other day that I hadn't seen any updates in a while.
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Old 28-10-12, 19:01   #55
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Very nice,

How did you fit the filter under the bonnet? I thought with that scoop the filter would still be an inch too high still?
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Old 05-03-13, 13:05   #56
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So its been ages since I last posted anything, mainly because I completely lost interest in the car and had seriously contemplated selling it.

Thankfully I came to my senses and pulled my finger out and got the ball rolling again.

So it spent MONTHS at Trick and Mansweto, mainly due to the fact that it was there over the christmas break and everyone decided to not do anything! Having said that, I now have the car back and it's been completely re-wired and the manifold has been shaved to keep everything under the standard VK Group 3 scoop.

So my cousin has been tasked with trying to get this thing finished! I just don't have the time anymore to work on it, and he's absolutely keen to do it!

Pics of it in his garage:





Some very intense wiring work, wiring scares the **** out of me so full credit to all the auto electricians out there! My only directive to the electrician was that no wires required in the engine bay were to be seen, non at all! He's killed it and I'm super super happy with the results!!

Pics of the wiring under the dash:





Engine bay, radiator in aswell, same as master and booster:





So the major headache with this car has been the brakes! I've always wanted a quality 4 piston brake package that would let me retain my 16inch Aeros and the standard look I've been going for...who would have through a Skyline would come to my aid!

4 Piston GTS-T brakes under a 16inch Aero!



Had to shave down the holes for the brake pad locater pins to ensure we could secure them....nothing is as easy as they say it is!



The weather cleared up one of the days and we decided to push it out and give it alil clean....





So what's next?

- We have Motorsport Connections coming out in two weeks time to plumb the brakes and fuel lines.
- I'm having custom catch cans and a overflow bottle being made by Adam at AGI. These will all be hidden and out of site.
- The front and rear glass is coming out so the roof lining can come out and more fatmat can be laid.
- The interior plastic is in the process of being painted.
- The interior is in the process of being trimmed.

Deadline....I'm not saying shyte! When it's done......IT'S DONE!!!
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Old 16-04-13, 10:48   #57
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Well catch cans have been completed by Adam at AGI Precision. Awesome work as expected!



And as expected they fit perfectly, nice and tight next to the radiator.





I also had Adam weld some threads instead of the locator points at the bottom of the radiator so it now screws to the bottom. Will be welding on some nuts to the side so that I can bolt is down via the sides as well.

I have Motor Sport Connections coming out on Thursday to do the fuel and brake lines. Looking like we should be able to turn her over by the end of the month!

Once she is plumbed ill throw the interior in and then it's all systems go!!

Quick shot of the boys working, while I'm at home scratching my head....



Will keep you posted!!
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Old 16-04-13, 15:00   #58
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Car looks mint, loving the catch cans too!
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Old 18-04-13, 10:16   #59
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Glad you didnt sell it mate, this is a very special car.
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Old 18-04-13, 16:40   #60
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Thanks for the comments guys! I really really appreciate all the feedback!

Ok so update time....

Today Andrew, from MSCN, came and plumbed the fuel system and brake lines! Absolutely stoked! I can now get fuel to the carby and stop the car when I feel like it!



The fuel system is all stainless Teflon, up until the engine bay where I went for black. You will note that there is no return line, this can be found on the fuel pump, this is awesome and doesn't add clutter the the engine bay.





So the only thing I asked of Andrew is that he not drill anymore holes into the engine bay, so he mounted the fuel reg onto the fuel log and added the fuel pressure gauge.



Brake lines are all stainless and are absolutely immaculately bent! Could not have asked for a better job!



So Andrew will be coming back in May to finish plumbing the trans cooler lines and the catch cans....ran out of cash! Always the f****n case! So we are looking good people! Should be good to go before Motorex in July!

Here's a pic of my main man ruining the steering lock! Love this lil
Legend!!!



Starting on the interior this weekend...so pics to follow!!!

Thanks again for the comments guys!
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Old 18-04-13, 20:05   #61
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Old 18-04-13, 20:58   #62
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Hey mate, Adam charged me under $120 per catch can. Which is a pretty good price! I've gone through 4 different catch cans, and wished I'd just had them custom made in the first place!

Give him a call mate, he's a top bloke and absolutely awesome at what he does!
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Well yesterday, actually this morning, was fun.....

We started work at 7PM last night and didn't leave the garage until 2:30 this morning, the end result however is well worth it!

So, sound deadening is finally complete! There is prob around 200sq/f of FatMat in this car, add to this around 60L of brush on sound deadener and then a nice this underfelt to make it all squishy! It's probably massive overkill, but I had the time and patience so why not!





And after some cutting, stretching, poking and swearing this is the end result...



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We have an interior people! Absolutely stoked with the way it turned out! Still a fair bit to do, but, for now it's awesome to be able to actually sit comfortably in the car! Love it!

That's it for today, we will be working on it some more over the weekend! Will keep you all posted!
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I meant the guy from mscn . What's his work like ?
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Old 25-04-13, 16:32   #65
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Oh sorry mate, misunderstood!

Andrew from MSCN is awesome. Top bloke to deal with, very methodic in his work and takes the time to do it right the first time.

I was actually very surprised with the price. I had my entire fuel system plumbed in Teflon, both stainless and black braid, all the fittings and also had the brake lines plumbed for $1600. I'm still not finished, but do not expect it to cost me more than $2000. Extremely reasonable considering I know people who have been charged over $1500 for just fuel lines.

All depends on your setup really, mine was relatively easy!

Hope that helps!
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Thanks champion . Car looks great . I bet your hanging to drive it .
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Old 16-05-13, 18:56   #67
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So update....

Andrew, from MSCN, came back earlier this week and finished off the breadlines and catch cans! After 5yrs I can now stop my car using the brakes and not the handbrake...super exciting!

Here's a few pics of the finished product:





The catch cans turned out absolutely awesome! When the radiator is back in it will look symmetrical, which is what I've been looking for!





So once that was completed we started to tackle the shifter. So we made a drop base that measured 2inch at front and 3inch on the rear from **** lowing around the house. We added the incline cause when we had it sitting flat it felt weird when shifting, this allows the shifter to sit snug in my hand. So the shifter is pretty much in, just need to tighten everything up!

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So the radiator will be going in the final time this week, which will mean everything in the engine bay is done.

So the official list of things left to do before it goes to Mansweto is:

- throw in door trims
- throw in tail shaft
- throw in new head lining
- throw in top half of the dash

So as you can see it's just little fiddly things before it goes back to Mansweto to be fired and tuned!

CANNOT WAIT! Will keep you all posted!
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