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Old 07-11-12, 04:59   #101
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nope, not yet.....Danny's had an absolute nightmare trying to sort wiring, poor *******.
Enlisted some more help with that, and hopefully Danny can get the rest of the fab work done in time for P.C
otherwise doesnt look any different for progress pics
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Old 07-11-12, 13:28   #102
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Good things take time!I spose you have other things on the car you can work on?

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Old 07-11-12, 13:47   #103
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theres always something to work on Marty.
Good things do take time, and i had a deadline of this weekend to get it drivable for power cruise, was silly to try for it as needed time for teething problems etc, but you live and learn, whats life with out a challege aye
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Old 07-11-12, 15:26   #104
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I'm challenged everyday. With the half wits I work with.

Just think you'll look back and think fcuk yea it was worth it. When I say look back I mean you'll be looking back at the black stripes on the road. Hahaha. ��
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Old 07-11-12, 16:38   #105
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hard luck man thats cars youll get there. ive been waiting all year to hit the strip again was hopeing to get out there for the test and tune but still waiting for the transbrake solenoid to turn up guttered
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Old 08-11-12, 11:48   #106
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What issues are you having?
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Old 08-11-12, 12:50   #107
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atleast you dont have to deal with useless ausi's. i rang nissan today to see if they had a gearstick bush and i said for a r33 skyline and shes like that doesnt help me i need to know what engine it has in it! then she got all grumpy when i butted in with RB25det. honestly how do these people have their jobs.
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Old 08-11-12, 15:40   #108
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atleast you dont have to deal with useless ausi's. i rang nissan today to see if they had a gearstick bush and i said for a r33 skyline and shes like that doesnt help me i need to know what engine it has in it! then she got all grumpy when i butted in with RB25det. honestly how do these people have their jobs.
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Old 08-11-12, 16:22   #109
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What issues are you having?
mainly that the loom doesnt match any wiring diagram we have found.
otherwise it was just stuff that takes time, and the drive date is looming really close (power cruise) wouldnt really matter otherwise.
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Bro, I've got a couple more diagrams?
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Old 09-11-12, 06:29   #111
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weird, i've never found anything to not match up, the rest of the build quality from holden is another story, but the wiring has generally been good.
Car is coming along nicely though, stick with it, be worth it when its done
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Old 09-11-12, 13:39   #112
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weird, i've never found anything to not match up, the rest of the build quality from holden is another story, but the wiring has generally been good.
Car is coming along nicely though, stick with it, be worth it when its done
it is strange, but its always the way, nothings ever easy.
Thanks man, few more plans with it yet, have a company car now so doesnt need to be driven every day i can do more work on it without rushing cause i need to drive it.

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Bro, I've got a couple more diagrams?
its all good bro, got mate to sort it now, well do an all nighter tonight and see how we get on.
thanks anyway
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Old 23-11-12, 19:42   #113
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looks sick mate!!
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Old 24-11-12, 17:05   #114
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looks sick mate!!
thanks man, im happy with her.
Sounds as good as she looks now, 3" dumped at diff...sik!
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Old 29-11-12, 06:11   #115
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Nice progress! Looks like you've been goin hard on it... Don't fcuk around on it for to long, Ben & I need you to spend some time on our crap too!!
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Old 29-11-12, 09:17   #116
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Nice progress! Looks like you've been goin hard on it... Don't fcuk around on it for to long, Ben & I need you to spend some time on our crap too!!
I reckon. Hurry the hell up!!!!!
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Old 30-11-12, 04:57   #117
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Nice progress! Looks like you've been goin hard on it... Don't fcuk around on it for to long, Ben & I need you to spend some time on our crap too!!

ba haha yeah starting to get a back log of work on, need my own shop again!!
Not kidding.
Thanks Richard, there was a mad rush to get it to Powercruise, now i can take my time till Feb when Festival of chrome is at Hampton Downs.
Want it running for then.
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Old 19-12-12, 18:29   #118
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be driving her to work tomorrow for tune, timing set, and alignment.
first time shes been driven so hopefully goes well....
few pics of progress, still a lot to do.
not liking the colour of engine cover, will change it later cause i can


satin blacked the roof racks and window trims

got the VL V8/Turbo fronts on


has the VL Turbo LSD diff in the rear now too, had the wagon shock mounts taken off wagon diff and welded to the sedan diff.
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Old 19-12-12, 18:49   #119
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Awesome progress. Looking mean. Agree about the engine cover colour though
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Old 20-12-12, 09:34   #120
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What a beast, looks even better with a V8. Where did you find the fiberglass VT engine cover from, there used to be a guy selling them on trademe but I can't find one anywhere?
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Old 21-12-12, 11:54   #121
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thanks guys.
yeah there was a guy selling them some time ago- 027spoilers i think his name was on t.m but like you said they vanished. Havnt seen them for along time.

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took it for tune up yesterday, guy did job of sorting few bits.
vac hose i had running to map sensor was too soft and it was colapsing when hot and map sensor was failing.
Changed to proper hose and fixed the prob. Set the timing as i didnt have a light and she seems ok.
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Old 28-12-12, 15:56   #122
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well the tune turned out to be hit and miss.
after driving her home, seemed to be bit slugish.
map sensor and fuel reg were changed to different places, changed it back and shes fine again.
otherwise im enjoying my xmas hoildays and doing a few bits of tidying up before Kumeu car show.
painted the handles to match the rest of satin black


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Old 28-12-12, 16:08   #123
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Looking the ducks nuts!
Must be quite happy with the results so far.

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Old 28-12-12, 16:18   #124
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It needs those strut caps asap
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Old 28-12-12, 18:45   #125
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Looking the ducks nuts!
Must be quite happy with the results so far.

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Thanks Marty, yeah happy, but not finished....are they ever.

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It needs those strut caps asap
Yeah hard out!! Was thinking the same thing while I was putting it all back in
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