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« Reply #120 on: July 21, 2012, 08:02:52 AM »
you and me both matey.... and we shall find out tomorrow :)

After a load of messing around it\'s finaly alive!!

Got all the cosmetics done this morning, as the starter popped lastnight :(
got that back this afternoon and got her to sing (althought the timing was way out, but now it\'s set it runs prety well!) off to test it tomoz and run her in for 100 miles, then off to pembrey on sunday to do Taxi rides with a few of the other lads!!

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And a prety crap vid of it running.... sound is too deap for the camera to pick it up! LOL


Excuse the running of the engine in the vid... the carb was drawing air so had a high idle.... all because the guy who I got the manifold from didn\'t put a gasket between the manifold and carb adapter plate, and also stripped 2 threads so it was the weight of the carb making it seal! all sorted now though just to put the carb back on!

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« Reply #121 on: July 21, 2012, 05:42:10 PM »
Sounds like it\'s running sweetly.  Good luck!
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« Reply #122 on: July 22, 2012, 10:52:02 PM »
Got the taxi day done today and broke it!!
UJ fell apart and broke free.... broke the mount for the centre bearing, shatterd the UJ and bent the prop :(
new prop going to be orderd this week, and stiffer rear springs as it was bottoming out on the chassis!!
but on the plus side, it handles a shed load better, turn in is crisp and sharp, the angle I can get too and pull back is insain, the engine ran well and sounded prety good too although it is very quiet!! so glass is very much half full :)

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« Reply #123 on: July 23, 2012, 08:45:34 AM »
Nice, at least it\'s just the propshaft.

Take a couple of the silencers out of the exhaust and run a lairy cam, that will make it noisier.
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« Reply #124 on: July 23, 2012, 09:08:41 AM »
Cool news, its a great progression in to a cracking drifter !

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« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2012, 10:25:29 PM »
a few pics are starting to pop up now :)
Here are a couple from yesterday:







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« Reply #126 on: July 23, 2012, 10:41:06 PM »
Looks a bit "Mad Max".

That\'s no bad thing!  Very cool!
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« Reply #127 on: July 23, 2012, 11:11:56 PM »
Looks much better now it\'s scraping on the floor. :D a bit of body roll going on, can see you both in the one picture leaning into it. Lol. Can you install a strut brace? Don\'t know if that will stiffen it up a bit?

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« Reply #128 on: July 24, 2012, 08:11:35 AM »
Don\'t want it too stiff, needs a bit of give particularly in the rear so it has some traction, also means you get more smoke.
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« Reply #129 on: July 24, 2012, 08:59:57 AM »
There\'s no ARB on it at the moment, but it does need to be slightly stiffer than what it is.... when I was throwing it through the S\'s the cage mounts were hitting the floor!! down the side of the truck there is dist from the contact with the tarmac!!
Also nowhere to put a brace as there are no strut tops, only shock towers and they come half way up the engine! LOL

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« Reply #130 on: November 26, 2012, 03:23:04 PM »
Well, bit of an update on this for those who are interested....
the old 8 cylinder banger is still holding out and performing well, but I have got a low oil pressure issue when hot, so got to investigate that, but other than that, it\'s putting more expensive metal to shame :)

Quick rn down of broken bits:
Drive shaft, rear 4 link rose joints and loads of tyres! LOL
Changed the spring rate and now it\'s almost spot on, 550lb on the rear and 700lb on the front....
Managed to get enough qualy rounds in to get the skip to the ODC final this year, had great fun on the main pembrey track and banged it in the top 16 shoot out :) Padoc for the final read:
Skyline, Skyline, S14, BMW, Skyline, Driftworks S15, JZ90, Bedford Brava, BMW........ LOL
Obviously I parked up between a skyline and the ex DW car :)
Anyway, unfortunatly I got nocked out in the head to head by a mate, but the end result.... I beat the 750bhp S15! LOL











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« Reply #131 on: November 26, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »
justgoing onFB now. looiking grwat now its lower

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« Reply #132 on: November 27, 2012, 06:06:47 AM »
Awesome :)
Power is nothing without control. Weight is enemy of performance, handling and braking.

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« Reply #133 on: December 15, 2012, 08:46:12 PM »
New dash all set and ready to go back in...... with a little visual reminder to keep pushing!


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« Reply #134 on: December 15, 2012, 09:59:09 PM »
Shouldn\'t there be an "or" before "go home" ?

Looks awesome though :D

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