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#21 sco_aus

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:47 AM

Injectors are in, ill post a pic when I get the chance.  Unfortunately, a friend who was meant to help put my clutch back in kinda stuffed me around and im 2 days behind, which means im not going to have it ready for Marque in the park, little dissapointed, but I can spend a bit more time getting it done properly now.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 04:11 PM

It's getting close though. I am excited. I been ogling your car for yonks now it almost feels like it is mine! Make sure you do the ye olde " video of me starting it up and laughing like a crazy loon " youtube post there arent enough of them.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:12 AM

lol, will do.  So what you reckon on the front bar?  Normal black, or colour coded?

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:53 PM

lol, will do.  So what you reckon on the front bar?  Normal black, or colour coded?


I think your new spoiler will work being black so long as there are other black pieces of trim for it to work with, otherwise it may look out of place.



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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:55 PM

Yeh, well i will be painting the flares black and so it should look fine.  ZD44TT has the same bar on the same colour and it looks good, but im trying to decide whether it would look better or not.  Im leaning towards black so that its easier to maintain since the car will be pushed hard most of the time, but i do want it to look good.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:12 PM

one of each :D

its probably easier to paint it silver then change it to black than to do it the other way around?

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:16 PM

yeh?I would have thought it to be the other way around, but i wouldnt have clue when it comes to painting and panel beating, someone else will be doing the painting and installing of both flares and bar.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:45 PM

Finally the engine is back i the car, just going through the painful process of plumbing it back up and figuring out what goes where and why I have so many bolts left :P
Ill get a pic of the new bling soon too.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:02 AM

Well for the last few days I have been preparing and cutting the guards for the flares. I found a fair amount of rust in the inner guard, but the outer has been previously repaired and bogged so thats one less worry.  I might have to look into that while im at it. I have installed the front flares (temp until i paint them) and the gent who welded my suspension will be welding my rear guards back together for me and also installing the nutserts as his friend has a tool for them for a good price.

I trial fitted the wheels etc today and i will be able to lower the car even more now, there was a pretty big gap between the guards and wheels :D

I will get pics up asap, but the car goes to the workshop this afternoon to get a run in tune so it wont be till after it returns from there and being welded too.

I also had it running for a minute yesterday to make sure there were no oil, water, intake or exhaust leaks and bingo, none.

Cant wait to drive it again

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:16 AM

Not long to go for Tassie now Scott. I hope you are on the home stretch now. Make sure you don't lowere the car too much for the big trip. Some of the roads you might bottom out if we are travelling at a fast speed, especially with 2 people in the car. Some roads have a few bumps etc.

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:49 AM

yeh, i figured, but its about 120mm off the road atm, maybe a bit too far, but hey, this is the reason i got coilovers :P
thanks

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 12:40 PM

Well after so much effort to get this thing ready for next week, I have discovered my Power FC is rooted and the car cant be driven down there.  So next in line is an Autronic and total rewiring.  Also found out the bottom radiator tank has a leak, so alloy radiator too.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:07 PM

Well I have finally gotten off my lazy butt and started doing things.  Today I fitted the front flares with a lot of success owed to Austin Hoke's tutorial. 
I am also coming upon a reasonable amount of money in June, so I will get the brakes sorted out and an alloy radiator (PWR 4 core(V8 supercar)) fitted.  If money still permitts, I will get a full CAMS roll cage done too.
Here are some pics of the front flares.  I really need to get some spacers :P

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Sorry, a lot of pics, I know.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:12 PM

Looks good :D

When you go to put on the back flares, make sure you take out the wiring harness on the drivers side so you don't drill through it like i stupidly did! lol, and remember, its alot easier to remount them higher than it is to remount them lower...

Also, instead of spaces wouldn't you be able to get new outter rim sections? i think its about $150 each, but since most jap cars seem to run rims of a similar width to what it looks like you already have at the front, you could always just leave the front as it is and just make the rear ones fat :)

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:46 PM

Thanks.  When we re welded the rear inner and outers, we moved the ahrness so it would burn.  So I will double check they are out of the way before I do though.
Yeh, I could do rim outers, but here in Canberra, finding anyone to help with Simmons wheels at a decent rate is like finding rocking horse shit.  The rear wheels are a bit wider and I do have rubber that is a bit too wide on the front (made the mistake of trusting the tyre guy in Seymour :( ).  I figure, I will either get some bolt on spacers that will fit over the hub or eventually get some different rim outers.
Thanks for the tips

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:59 PM

Talk to the guys at Jax on Gladstone street. I think his name is Milan. They used to be part of the wheel factory that used to be in Queanbeyan..
I think Sulio could be up this weekend, we should swing past your place...bit of a photo-shoot. geez now you have to finish the flares !! ;D

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 05:03 PM

lol, know anyone with a nutsert tool? I do, but I dont know if it could all be done by then. Im out of town untill Sunday anyways :(
Oh and he isnt bringing his Z :( :(
Jax aren't as good as the wheel factory ever were, they even send their wheels away to be repaired. :(:(:(

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:06 PM

Hi Guys,

Yer I was actually hoping to drop by during the course of this week as I'm in the North West of Vic up to Mildura this week.

It's turning into a long week so I might put it off til the weekend or at some point later if that's ok with you Chris re holding on to those parts!? Will talk to you on the phone at some point tommorrow.

Scoaus did you get a copy of the Tas DVD I left for you with Craig?

Sulio





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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:54 PM

At my wrokplace we sell and supply steel/alloy nutserts. I have a tool here you can borrow. No probz posting if you are desperate..

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 08:02 PM

OMG..whats with all the  :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( Now I know Sulio isnt bringing his zed to canberra, but no need for all the sadness.
Yeah my missus owns a nutsert , she uses when on my **** when I spend too much time with the zed and not with the family  :'(




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