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#76 Ice

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 10:52 PM

Bargain. You'd be mad not to buy it. More like an A9X every day. Keep up the great work.

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 07:06 PM

Listen Gene. That tank was a bargain.

#78 mitchg

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 11:01 PM

Not much happening around here but manage to splash some cash. This project has taken a hell of a turn from what was supposed to be get it running with the 202 and budget rebuild the brakes and drive it, to where its at now. No longer a budget build, if the name could be changed it would be more along the lines of “Mitch’s Blown Out Budget Budgie Build”.

So heres some more pretty brand new stuff. 9inch centre - 3.25 gears, alloy support, truetrac and 31 Spline. Will it hold up behind the 253… time will tell. Tailshaft to come and its done.

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Theres now almost double in the rear end than what i paid for the car… wtf.

Also splurged on a set of front brakes. Was planning on using the turned down discs and finding a suitable H series caliper to use but prices were getting up there and finding a decent set was hard work. Have ordered a set of the 280mm wilwood torana kit from rodshop. Will fit behind the convos and do the job nicely.
Everything under the car is completely brand new, from the front end and suspension, motor, box, diff and brakes.
Next step will be to make up all new brake and fuel hard lines. I have the originals stored so I can copy them easily enough. Then it should be moving and stopping under its own power and motivation may kick back in to start on tidying up the body work.

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 06:23 AM

Yeah I think it will hold up under the urge of the mighty 253 Mitch. Anyway you’ll have fun finding out.


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 01:23 PM

No point messing around with diff and brakes... Build them once.

You don't want to have to upgrade them when you inevitably increase the power

#81 mitchg

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 02:29 PM

No point messing around with diff and brakes... Build them once.

You don't want to have to upgrade them when you inevitably increase the power


Yeah the car has become a bit overkill for the 253 but as I said it was supposed to be really budget and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to spend a bit on it to do it once.
Theres an LS1 in the garage but I’m just not sold on the idea of putting it in as the motor upgrade…

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 08:55 PM


Theres an LS1 in the garage but I’m just not sold on the idea of putting it in as the motor upgrade…

Yes, of course not, why would you?.................................................hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



#83 mitchg

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Posted 30 November 2021 - 05:11 AM

Yes, of course not, why would you?.................................................hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


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