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Posted 22 June 2021 - 06:14 PM

I've also now found all of the Simmons barrels I need to fill the guards, and as a bonus I have a set of 5 V5 centres for the Premier, when I get around to building that!

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Posted 23 June 2021 - 05:32 PM

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Cleaned up my gearbox crossmember and finished modifying it to suit the Celica box

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 07:47 AM

You might find that the crossmember will flex or bend in the middle unless you've added some strength to the back side.



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Posted 24 June 2021 - 01:45 PM

Good call, I'm working on a fix for that.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:03 PM

Nice mate. What are you having done to the diff? I’ve got the same diff going in my lj. I wanted to get a lsd centre but can’t seem to find one. Seeing what other options there are

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 05:25 PM

I'm going to run a TruTrac...

The diff just needs to have the centre assembled and fitted, axles in etc etc. I'm not keen to do it myself and frOck it up, so I'll give it to the professionals.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 05:57 PM

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This should do to strengthen the crossmember...

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:22 PM

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Voila!

Also had to give it a little tickle to clear the speedo cable.

Now just for a squirt of underbody black and in she goes.

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 09:42 PM

Those sunnies aren't a welding mask dontcha know?  B)



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Posted 29 June 2021 - 08:05 PM

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Got the painters at work to give my diff a squirt of black... Shiniest thing on the car now!

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 07:11 PM

Clutch pedal and cable are in and hooked up, I've filled the way-too-big hole in the trans tunnel and got the shifter fitted and made a plate for the firewall to mount the accelerator cable properly.

Got the GTS mirrors mounted.

Next step is to get the crossmember back in and trial fit the diff so I can get a tailshaft measurement, then send the diff off to get built and a tailshaft made.

Things are happening!

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 10:40 PM

Pic of GTS mirrors please?



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Posted 11 July 2021 - 02:12 PM

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Just a note, if you mount them where the original mirrors mount, you won't be able to open the quarter windows.

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 12:23 AM

Thanks Tim



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Posted 13 July 2021 - 11:18 PM

Did b/w into gtr many years ago vaguely remember shocks were pita to fit due to caliper clearance so they went on first then brakes...larger tailshaft meant handbrake adjuster studs grinded on it & re-routed handbrake cables.

 

Should be fun to be back in a torrie..still regret taking mine off the road & letting life get in the way.



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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:35 PM

Cheers for the tips mate, it's definitely going to be tight in there for shock/brake clearance. I haven't played with the handbrake cables on the car yet, just measuring to get a tailshaft made tonight so that'll be the next project.

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Posted 14 July 2021 - 08:46 PM

Those sunnies aren't a welding mask dontcha know?  B)


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Posted 17 July 2021 - 07:03 PM

Seen some cars that moved lower mounting stud for shock absorber to face rearward...looks sthe impler way to go.

 

Mine barely fit but when we realised diff joint made diff wider than specified & tailshaft issues on first drive I had a dummy spit sent car off to get mini-tubbed etc lol



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 03:32 PM

Tailshaft is sorted, bought a yoke from Dellow and I'll get a Falcon tailshaft cut down to length.

Handbrake cable is getting sorted, Flexible Drive Agencies are going to make me up a new one at the right length with the right ends. Just need to move the mounts on the car to suit.

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Now that the handbrake is sorted I can get the diff put together, get it back in, get the tailshaft in and then it's just brake lines and wheels...

There is now a mob in Adelaide building new billet Mawer centres, so I'll go with them.

Getting closer!

Oh I sorted out the speedo cable and clutch pedal/cable the other week too... Man it was a lost easier to play under the dash when I pulled this thing apart 15 years ago...

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:29 PM

Ya just getting old dude & no longer youthful contortionist.

 

Snapped a few speedo cables back in the day if they had slightest kink to them



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 08:41 PM

Auto Cables, Retro Spares at Eltham Vic would probably supply a handbrake cable to suit your application off the shelf Tim. Just a thought.


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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:31 PM

Cheers for the tip Clay, nothing to suit Falcon brakes on a Torana though.

It'll be a pretty simple fix with a custom cable.

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 10:48 PM

They only do one for wilwood by the looks


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Posted 02 August 2021 - 08:26 PM

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No dramas with clearance on the brakes, the Falcon calipers are forward-mounted.

This, coupled with the fact that the Falcon rotor is heaps shallower than the Commodore setup, makes the Falcon BW78 a much more user-friendly diff if you want proper wheels on a Torana... And you get a better stud pattern as a bonus.

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Posted 10 August 2021 - 11:07 PM

Today I got the engine fired up for the first time, over 12 years after I bought it from Matt (tyre fryer)

Progress!




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