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#76 LXCHEV

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 02:42 PM

Excellent, this is looking sensational :)



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Posted 27 October 2021 - 09:17 AM

More tinkering over the past few days, just doing a little bit each day...

 

Converted my manual brake pedal into the wider style auto pedal using some scrap metal. Painted up and installed Power Steering box and fitted new Polyurethane Coupler.

 

things are just ticking along. With warmer weather approaching I'll be getting stuck back into paint soon...

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 05:31 PM

Nice work. I’m sure that was genuine nasco gmp&a steel you used. ewink


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 11:48 AM

I was told the other day that Monaros had a 16:1 steering box while the lesser cars got 20:1. I notice that yours has "Variable Ratio" stamped into it. Is that what all power steering setups used?



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Posted 28 October 2021 - 11:59 AM

The ktg Monaro’s had the 16:1 as did ktg power steering cars.


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 03:09 PM

Nice colour . 

Can you convert these earlier fronts to RTS ? Just curious. 



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Posted 28 October 2021 - 06:51 PM

I think it’s mainly a fiddle with the top control arm inner pivot, lowering to lower roll centre, like the torries. Different alignment settings, spring rates, dampers. HZ were RTS anyway. Lower springs have the same effect as lowering the top pivot anyway.

What has happened to Byron ffs? He is all over this shit.


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Posted 03 November 2021 - 02:27 PM

I don't know about all the available ratio's. I did notice this one says it's variable, I guess I might play around with it once the car is running maybe? not sure if I should mess with it...

 

anyway I have another small update. I invested in a decent DA Polisher machine and polished up the Firewall as I wasn't happy with a few dull spots on it. Also started repairing all the runs, I just rubbed them right back and put some more primer on. as you can see.

 

I'll be aiming to put colour back on this weekend if the weather is decent. Forecast looks promising. 

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Posted 03 November 2021 - 03:28 PM

Cool colour.



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Posted 08 November 2021 - 10:36 AM

Had a fantastic day yesterday!

 

Laid down some more colour and flowcoated the roof while I had the oppurtunity.

 

I blended the colour up the C pillar on the passenger side. I gave the whole car 4 coats of Clear, and with my technique having improved via some tips here (thanks!) and watching some more Youtube vids I was able to put down a really wet coat on the roof with great results.

I wasn't so daring on the upright panels, they got a decent 4th coat, but I moved a bit quicker with the gun so it wasn't so heavy. As a result the rears aren't as glossy off the gun but now I have my good DA Polisher I can get them up to the same standard as the roof via some machine polishing.

 

I'm stoked with the result off the gun, but after a few months of curing and a once over with the Polisher, and a ceramic coat, this paint is going to be comparable to a pro job I think.

 

If I can pull into car shows and have people asking me which paint shop painted my car, then I'll have achieved the outcome I'm aiming for.

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Posted 08 November 2021 - 07:35 PM

Nice! It's gunna look awesome in the sun




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