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Old 17-03-16, 08:13   #26
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Very nice, looks like its worthy of a sub to this thread. Keen to see updates.
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Old 19-03-16, 20:21   #27
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Good update mate. Really good read and heading in a good direction. I'm interested to see how the coilovers and brakes setup handle together but a shame you wont be able to run the turbo hubcaps

FR18s or even 19s would set this right off mate. Credit to you
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Old 24-08-16, 22:48   #28
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I thought it was time for another update…

So after buying the parts I enjoyed cruising the car while I gathered parts to complete the next stage in the cars mods.

This is how the car looked before I took it off the road.



Love the paint in this Picture, really glad I got the opportunity to own this car.

So I decided to take the car of the road and overhaul all the suspension components, while also detailing the undercarriage and installing the brakes / diff.

So Before I put the car in shed to start stripping it down I decided to rebuild the Harrop Calipers.
They where missing some parts so I Had to buy them directly from Harrop.
I bought the seal kit from Harrop Engineering directly, for all four calipers.
I had abit of trouble removing all the pistons at the beginning but after trail and error I worked out a system.

This involved using a G-clamp and air compressor to blow the Piston’s out from the caliper.





After Rebuilding the Calipers I decided to paint the calipers a gloss black





After I finished rebuilding the calipers I brought the car into the shed and began tearing it down.

I removed all suspension components and the diff.



After removing all the components, I completely cleaned under the car, and individual cleaned each component. I also painted the undercarriage and the inner guards in sound deadener and resprayed each component.

Painting Process



Before Painting and Cleaning


After painting and Cleaning



I painted the lower trailing arms in gloss black, upper trailing arms in silver.
The shocks which where originally orange where repainted silver.



This was a very labour intensive task but I feel doing stuff like this separates your car and workmanship from other’s.



During this time, I rebushed the car using superpro bushings.
I installed new radius rod bushes, Lower control arm bushes, trailing arm bushes and upper trailing arm bushes.

I also installed new white line sway bars.
Fronts are 27mm 4 point adjustable
Rears are 22mm 4 point adjustable

I also changed the diff gear centre out (LSD) for a mini-spool
I repainted the hardlines on the diff silver and also resprayed the diff.





Once I had completed all this it was time to install the new brakes and the diff.



I also did the VT/ VS booster upgrade.
This took longer than expected due the adaptor I bought off ebay failing on me
Went to Pirtek and they sorted me out with a new fitting.

Due to the Harrop’s I needed to make custom Brake lines.
I got Matt from Race Brakes Sydney to make me some custom Braided Brake lines. Honestly could not recommend him more, he was super helpful and was always in contact with me throughout each step and they where shipped within 3 days.

I also had my cluster rebuilt and a new Speedo cable made during this time. The guys at NAMIISS (The gauge shop) did a fantastic job.
They replaced a few components and now the cluster works like a dream.


SO after installing the new components I got the car on the ground and this is how it currently sits.









Unfortunately however when I went to get an alignment I ran into some problems.
The rear Left brake was stuck on, which meant I could not drive the car.
I got a mate to help me tow it back to mine, and the car has not been touched since.
(I am currently interstate working in a hospital as part of my university degree).

Anyway I hope you enjoyed my update,
Thanks
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Old 25-08-16, 07:33   #29
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Looks good mate, keep it up
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Old 25-08-16, 10:47   #30
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Absolutely love this car!! Hate the current wheels though sorry lol
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Old 25-08-16, 16:20   #31
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Absolutely love this car!! Hate the current wheels though sorry lol
Yeah I realise they are ****, I only paid $150 with four new tyres.
Hopefully have some welds soon.
Thinking of selling rear brakes so I can run a drag wheel under it.
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Old 25-08-16, 16:29   #32
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Please put the hubbies back on looks so sik
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Old 17-10-16, 16:39   #33
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So another update for you guys.

So I decided to sell my Harrop Brakes and all the other brake components after
realising that I want to be able to run 15's.

After I sold them I did some research and decided to purchase the Wilwood Braking Kit from JP Fabrications.
Honestly could not recommend more, fantastic guy, extremely fast turn around and high quality work.

Anyway, here are some photos.






Hopefully one day i will be able to update with something interesting, like a GTX42
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Old 07-11-16, 00:17   #34
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Old 07-11-16, 21:52   #35
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Nice rig man
Thanks mate! Happy with how it is progressing

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Please put the hubbies back on looks so sik
you will be happy with the next couple of pictures


So I have recently got the car on the road, absolutely stoked with how the car feels.
Handles well, is stable through corners and stops really well with the wilwoods front and rear.

So here are some pictures after attending a local car event with a friend.
Sean's chaser is really clean, and has fantastic stance.
anyway Pictures tell a thousand words.

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Old 08-11-16, 17:56   #36
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Very nice man
Allt better brake decision in the end
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Old 08-11-16, 18:59   #37
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I really want your car lol
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Old 09-11-16, 06:57   #38
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Very appealing and nice attention to detail.
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Old 31-01-17, 20:51   #39
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Wow awesome work and car mate, love the colour and can't go wrong with turbo hubbies!
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Old 20-07-17, 13:18   #40
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Another long period between updates for the car...

Progress has been slow predominately as a result of moving out of home and starting a new career, but also due to the time taken to save the necessary funds to undertake the next stage of the car.


Anyway, I will keep it short and unfortunately don't have a whole lot of pictures to go with it.


So, I decided this year was the time to have a motor built and hopefully purchase a hot and cold package for the car.

I purchased a series 2 motor which meant I didn't have to pull the motor out of my car. The engine is currently at a friends shop awaiting parts to begin balancing of the rotating assembly.

Specs of the motor Include the following:
Custom Nitto / JE Pistons & Rings (9.0-1) compression ratio
Nitto H-Beam Rods
Nitto Oil Pump
Nitto Crank Collar
Nitto Head Gasket
ACL race Series Main bearings
ACL Race series big end bearings
ARP main Studs
Ross Tuffbond Balancer
Gates Racing Timing Belt
Camtech 274 or 272 Cam with camtech springs and retainers
ARP Headstuds
ASR race Sump (8.5l) capacity

The motor will hopefully get to the machine shop in the next couple of weeks,
where it will be Acid Bathed, Bored, Honed & Decked and balanced etc. The head will also be getting an Overhaul.

I also purchased a New Twin plate clutch from Direct Services in Brisbane.
The service and quick turn around by Drew and the team At DCS was unbelievable, would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Anyway here are some pics:






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