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#1 turbo76lx

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 07:59 PM

I picked up another project from one of the guys from work, not that I needed one.

 

The plan is to use the angry 308 and the full manual valve body trimatic that come out of the awd hatch, cut down vn diff, rack and pinion steering.

 

Will be painting it white with red monaro style interior.

 

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186 goodness.

 

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Some of the rust.

 

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Going to need a new subframe.

 

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 08:03 PM

Keep the 186, you wont regret it. 



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 08:21 PM

I don't think I will be able to handle the raw power of the 186 so i decided to down grade to the 308.   :spoton:  



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Posted 27 August 2015 - 10:19 PM

Fair enough mate, perfectly understandable :D



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:19 PM

Started working out the rack conversion. Using a early commodore rack and need to cut 75mm out of the shaft and 95mm out of the housing.

 

I'm going to convert the rack end to the later VN one which only need a m14x1.5 thread.

 

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The top one is the VN one.

 

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Found there helpful pages.

 

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:26 PM

Got the rack cut back and started working out the mount and positioning. I think one of the steering arms may be bent.

 

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 05:33 AM

Good stuff Glen, looking forward to watching progress on this  B)



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:18 PM

Picked up another front subframe so I dropped the motor in and the torana extractor to see if they would work, they need some modification to clear the steering shaft.

 

Also measured up the sump clearances and started cutting it up.

 

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:32 PM

Did you know a HT-HG 253/308 sump will fit straight in?



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:44 PM

I wasn't sure if they would with the rack and pinion conversion and every ht 308 sump I seen they wanted $300+.



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Posted 14 September 2015 - 07:48 PM

Finished the sump, just through some black paint on it to stop it rusting.

 

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Modified the drivers side extractors to clear the steering shaft.

 

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 07:35 PM

Made up a pan for the trimatic.

 

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