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#41 Lurch ™

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 04:47 PM

MCA's look nice.

Gearbox was finished this afternoon - it looks preeeeety :)

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:17 PM

MCA struts = serious you know.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

MCA's look nice.

Gearbox was finished this afternoon - it looks preeeeety :)


Thanks lurch.
Les sent me an email. I think the young people would say OMG!! 

MCA struts = serious you know.


Yep. Pure sex.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:03 PM

Hey Jeff, I'm  pretty well sold on MCA's. How much did Josh charge for the Reds?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:55 PM

Hey Jeff, I'm  pretty well sold on MCA's. How much did Josh charge for the Reds?


Just checked the invoice it was $3200 plus frt. That was for reds with a couple of options. I basically left it up to Josh and Murray for the set up. I'll get Neil Bates to have a drive when the car is finished for final tuning advice.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:21 PM

Gear box photos thanks to LCR.

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 05:54 PM

After wasting a few days at the snow  :(. It was appropriate to have some Z time  :). Firstly and importantly was to pay some bills. You cannot expect people to carry out work for you unless you pay the bills in a timely fashion. You also wont get parts delivered if you don't pay the money. Then it was off to the shed. Finished stripping the drivers side sill and rear quarter. Found some ugly stuff in there.  So its stripped back now and ready to start the repairs, replacements and re assembly process. I can guarantee that if a car is showing signs of rust externally in the sill area it will be 10 times worse inside. I can also see why these cars are prone to rust in this area. No undercoat, poor drainage, sound proofings that hold water.
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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

One more photo of the cancer. This area is a concern as its the side seat belt mount!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(. A bit of work to sort out but better to find it now than when you need it!

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 05:26 PM

Bit of an update.
Work and very cold weather has stifled any major progress this week and that looks like continuing until the weekend.
A few items have been delivered and gathered in the last few days.
I negotiated in principal with a fellow member for some induction for my engine once its all sorted out later in the year.
Two boxes of bling arrived from MCA yesterday and I picked up some steering components today including a rebuild steering rack that looks and feels (at first look) very sweet.
And LCR may have had a look at my diff but not sure or worried as Les will get to it in good time.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 07:31 PM

Your R180 has made it to the work bench Jeff, but we are still downing in gearbox's currently.

Who rebuilt your steering rack? Local company?

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 08:13 PM

Your R180 has made it to the work bench Jeff, but we are still downing in gearbox's currently.

Who rebuilt your steering rack? Local company?


Thanks Locky
Rack is a bit of a story but basically it came from Stewart Wilkins. I dropped my old rack off to the local steering shop Straightline with a few other components. Craig from Straightline sent it to a remanufacturer is Sydney who said it was too far gone. When I was in the shop talking to Craig about it Stewart rang up and I said to say G'day from me. When the phone conversation was over my old rack was on its way to Stewart and a reco rack was on its way to me. Simple?
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 10:59 AM

Had a few hours in the shed yesterday. It was one of those times when you spend what feels like ages but don't actually accomplish that much.
A few photos of progress on the drives side. Managed a test fit of the new sill before I called it a day.
Rocky was ever present and helping.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:35 PM

Loving the build thank you for sharing

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:28 AM

Tomorrow will mark one month since I have been able to spend any productive time in my shed  :(.
But thats about to change for the better  :).
Cold weather, family commitments but mostly work have been taking all of my time. Rocky has been very unhappy with me the past few weeks.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:57 PM

Finally managed to get back to the shed today. Spent all afternoon on my back removing body coat and muck from under the back of the car. Its not finished by a long shot but its a good start. Very therapeutic work without much need to think. Something I can handle lying down as it was...
Weapon of choice is the trusty multi tool. Just pops it off.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 09:08 PM

Great skill to have there Jeff. Great start and much inspiration for my project.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:42 PM


I have spent quite a few hours now removing body coat from the underside of my car and I personally don't think it is therapeutic. I will be happy when it is all done that's for sure. I don't have a multi tool so haven't tried that options. My weapon is a heat gun and paint scraper, gets the big flat areas done easily. I am finding it is all the hard to get to fiddly areas are the hard part. There is not much room between the wheel well and the beaver panel that's for sure.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:37 PM

Loving the build thank you for sharing

Thanks Des
Glad you are enjoying it

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:39 PM

Great skill to have there Jeff. Great start and much inspiration for my project.

Thanks Andrew
I don't know about the skills so much? But its very enjoyable and satisfying seeing progress.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:42 PM

I have spent quite a few hours now removing body coat from the underside of my car and I personally don't think it is therapeutic. I will be happy when it is all done that's for sure. I don't have a multi tool so haven't tried that options. My weapon is a heat gun and paint scraper, gets the big flat areas done easily. I am finding it is all the hard to get to fiddly areas are the hard part. There is not much room between the wheel well and the beaver panel that's for sure.

Jeff all I can say is get a Multi tool!!!!!!! Seriously it becomes quite a fast process.
You will be amazed how easy it is to remove. And yes the space or lack of between the spare wheel well and the beaver panel is very small.

Jeff




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