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#41 vorn70

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

I suppose it would help to post the picture of the Hatch. I have been working on suspension parts when i get sick of blocking down.

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#42 vorn70

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:36 AM

I have paint stripped and sand blasted all of my suspension parts now it's time to paint and reassemble.

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#43 vorn70

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 12:25 PM

I managed to fit all my new bushes and Koni strut inserts and fit it all up to the car without scratching my pride and Joy. I fitted up a disc and caliper just to see how it all looks. It should stop OK.

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#44 PeterAllen

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

If you are going to lower the car at the front did you consider redrilling the lower control arm pivot holes in the cross-member to help minimise bumpsteer?

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:01 AM

It's looking awesome mate, you're doing a killer job on it. Must be exciting getting so close to being finished now.

If you are going to lower the car at the front did you consider redrilling the lower control arm pivot holes in the cross-member to help minimise bumpsteer?


I knew this was a thing for Mustangs but not for Zed's. Is there a how to guide somewhere? Or something to show where the new holes should be drilled?

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:32 AM

I managed to fit all my new bushes and Koni strut inserts and fit it all up to the car without scratching my pride and Joy. I fitted up a disc and caliper just to see how it all looks. It should stop OK.


Looks great, did you go with koni yellows or reds?

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 02:27 PM

... Is there a how to guide somewhere? Or something to show where the new holes should be drilled?


See this thread:

http://www.viczcar.c...pic,1257.0.html

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

If you are going to lower the car at the front did you consider redrilling the lower control arm pivot holes in the cross-member to help minimise bumpsteer?

Sorry for the the late reply Peter I have been away. I have ordered a set of AZC Steering Knuckles which I hope will help reduce the bump steer and change the steering ratio. If I'm not happy with the result I will look into re-drilling the cross member. Thanks for the link showing the location and how to drill I think if I had known it was that  easy I might of tried that first.

Looks great, did you go with koni yellows or reds?

Thank Mossy & 77260Z  I am very happy with the car so far, it's no big dollar build, but a good solid shed build. I have fitted Koni Yellow with King springs, finger crossed it rides OK.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:07 PM

Here is a couple of pictures with my 16X7 rims fitted, they clear the calipers OK. I got my brakes from AZC when the Aussie dollar was at it's all time high, so they have been sitting around awhile, and I have been itching to get them in the car. I did wait awhile to get them over here a a friend was getting a car shipped over so I was able to get a couple sets of brakes wheels and a rubber kit over here on the cheap  and Jeff (43) and I split the cost for our package with a few others bringing cars in. This saved a heap of money we just had to wait 6-7 months which was OK with us.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 04:50 PM

Did you keep the strut top isolators?  Did they need to be modified for the thicker threaded section on top of the yellow's shaft?
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Did you keep the strut top isolators?  Did they need to be modified for the thicker threaded section on top of the yellow's shaft?
Roger

I hand filed the "D" shaped hole very carefully to make a circle and just the right size. It was like being a apprentice again. It all fitted up well I'm not sure if you can get them the right size but mine seem OK, only time will tell.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:14 PM

Thanks, I'm just doing this conversion and the fronts are OK with the holes drilled out to 15mm but the rears needed some additional spacers under the isolator.
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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

Well I'm well into the body work now and it's very hard to work all day, and day and feel like your not getting anywhere. But I'm slowly starting to see the results . I know the hard work now will pay off when the paint goes on. 

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:35 PM

I got all of the AZC rear disc set fitted without any problems. I just hope it stops as good as it looks.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

I got all of the AZC rear disc set fitted without any problems. ...


What are you doing for a parking brake?

Sorry, I can't seem to find the manual anywhere.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

Hey Vorn,


In regards to the size of the front rotor do you think you could have gone up another 10mm in diameter without having any clearance problems?

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

What are you doing for a parking brake?

Sorry, I can't seem to find the manual anywhere.

I was just going to go with a hydraulic park brake but I have changed my mind and now going with a mechanical set up from AZC so as you can probably see I will have to change the mount, but when I got my kit the mechanical set up wasn't ready now nearly 2 years later I can get it so I will back track and fit them up they should arrive in the next couple of weeks. I must say AZC have be excellent to deal with and have done all they can to assist Jeff and I with our brake packages. Thanks for following my build Peter I really thought no one would be interested in the way I was going about things, with so many great cars having build threads and some very talented builders.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

Hey Vorn,


In regards to the size of the front rotor do you think you could have gone up another 10mm in diameter without having any clearance problems?

I have 16" wheels and there is not a real lot of room the caliper is fairly close and I know different rims can make a difference to the clearance. I can take some measurements tomorrow and I will post some pictures on Monday.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

Thanks for following my build Peter I really thought no one would be interested in the way I was going about things, with so many great cars having build threads and some very talented builders.


Hi, you may well find there are plenty of us following your build, but just sitting quietly on the sideline enjoying watching your progress. Keep up the great work

Cheers

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 07:52 PM

I get what you mean about not getting any comments. That's why i stopped posting my build on here because i got hardly any comments.


On the brake setup i'm running 16x9.5 watanabe R-Types so they should be pretty close for spacing.




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