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Old 12-06-14, 10:13 AM
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That looks awesome! I need to get that done on my car. Did you do it yourself?
Yeah did it myself, second time came out better. Takes time but worth it in the end.
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Old 12-06-14, 01:14 PM
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I agree, looks great. You did a good job to get the pattern lined up from the hood. What's next for plans? Pity about that load shedding, on the flip side it would give you more time to work on the car!
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Old 12-08-14, 01:44 AM
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I agree, looks great. You did a good job to get the pattern lined up from the hood. What's next for plans? Pity about that load shedding, on the flip side it would give you more time to work on the car!

Hey man, yeah have got a lot to get done on the car still but have done most of what I wanted to do so far, pulling engine on Saturday morning, once the engine is pulled will spray engine bay, remove all suspension bits and get new bushes installed as well as getting the suspension sand blasted, going to service my HKS coilovers and sort out my brakes. Engine should be reinstalled next year in January and should be ready to start up in Early February, will have to run in the newly built motor and then tuning
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Originally Posted by RuffRx7 View Post
Hey man, yeah have got a lot to get done on the car still but have done most of what I wanted to do so far, pulling engine on Saturday morning, once the engine is pulled will spray engine bay, remove all suspension bits and get new bushes installed as well as getting the suspension sand blasted, going to service my HKS coilovers and sort out my brakes. Engine should be reinstalled next year in January and should be ready to start up in Early February, will have to run in the newly built motor and then tuning
Howsit bud.

Where you gonna get all ur suspension bushes and stuff from?
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Old 12-08-14, 07:32 AM
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Howsit bud.

Where you gonna get all ur suspension bushes and stuff from?
Got a guy that will do it for me and can change the stiffness of the bush which is pretty rad I have some super pro buses for the rear but noticed some of my front bushes are starting to look a bit tied.
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Old 12-08-14, 08:16 PM
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The bushings can be a serious pain. Definitely worth getting someone to press them. Good call on the sandblasting too, nothing like a clean undercarriage and in your case freshly painted bay! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Old 12-15-14, 03:53 AM
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Ok finally pulled the engine on Saturday, didn't manage to snap pics because was in a huge rush.
Will post pics of the bare engine bay, Parental guidance is advised, nude engine bay pics coming soon......
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Old 12-18-14, 06:10 AM
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Ok finally pulled the engine on Saturday, didn't manage to snap pics because was in a huge rush.
Will post pics of the bare engine bay, Parental guidance is advised, nude engine bay pics coming soon......
And hows it looking?
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Old 01-12-15, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by waz_05 View Post
And hows it looking?
Will have to snap some pics, completely forgot about it.

Motor has been stripped and no damage was found at all, so happy about that, parts have gone in for carbon cleaning and after that will be balancing and lightening the rotors and porting has already started
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Old 01-12-15, 02:06 PM
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Lightening and balancing hey, are you looking to grab some more RPM up top?
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Old 01-12-15, 04:20 PM
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Yeah going to see how this effects the upper rev range for more boost. Hopefully can run past 8000rpm.
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Old 01-19-15, 03:46 AM
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Whats up guys, so managed to snap some pics this weekend.

Got myself some Bridgestone Potenza Semi Slicks with around 80% tread left, will run these on the road as well.



Nude engine bay pics, before the clean begins this weekend....





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Old 01-19-15, 04:34 AM
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Nice progress James!!

Is that a stock clutch thats in the box still?

I need to clean up my bay too
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Old 01-19-15, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by waz_05 View Post
Nice progress James!!

Is that a stock clutch thats in the box still?

I need to clean up my bay too
Yeah I think it is, going to pull it out and have a look, custom clutch setup will be install with motor.
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Nice build , hope we can all meet up soon with out cars for a nice breakfast run
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Meant our cars not without cars lol
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Old 01-20-15, 02:11 AM
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Some pics of the start of the porting process, this is before polish and just the shape of the port, its huge

Stock Port



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Ported before polish

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Old 01-29-15, 03:28 AM
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Ports are polished, parts ready to be sent for balancing and lightening as well as proper cleaning.





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Old 01-29-15, 08:39 AM
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Nice work! What template did you use for your porting?
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Old 01-30-15, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by 04G35S View Post
Nice work! What template did you use for your porting?
Custom template was used, the guy that did the porting uses his own made templates.
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WOOPSIE (2nd to last picture)
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Old 02-01-15, 10:02 AM
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Ya, sorry to see that. Are you still going to use the iron?
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Old 02-01-15, 11:51 AM
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Sorry to be a noob but why do you say that?
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Old 02-01-15, 06:05 PM
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If you look at the top right side of the port it looks like he slipped with the dremel. Also run your finger up and down the iron on the right and left side of the centre hole on the flat surface and make sure there isn't any bumps (step wear).
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the grinder got away from your buddy and he grinded a little squiggle in the face of the iron. it's still useable, but obviously a little accident. it's important to cover the iron face with some thick tape in case this happens (i've done it before).
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