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OzCoupe72

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  1. Welcome from Western Australia Looks like an interesting project and will watch the progress Personally I like naturally aspirated but twin turbos do sound impressive, hope you're good at plumbing!
  2. G'day from Western Australia Nice looking vehicle you have
  3. Looking good Like what you did to re-orient the central gauges I didn't do this to mine and although the gauges slant to the left I can still read them well enough
  4. After fitting new 4 1/2 leaf springs which pretty much solved most of the axle hop and lowering the front with new springs it was time to get rid of the dinky toy 17 inch rims Decided to go with what always works - Magnum 500 alloy rims 15 x 8 rear 15 x 7 front with Mastercraft Avenger 255/60/R15 & 235/60/R15 tyres Will work on getting the stance a bit better as it sits a little too low in the front so have some spring insulator spacers coming that will bring it up 1/2 inch Hopefully the rear leafs will settle a bit but if not will get some 1 inch lowering blocks Vehicle not only looks a whole lot better it is much better behaved on the road and no more shakes above 80 MPH [/url]
  5. Great job on the tailshaft loop Makes me want to rethink the safety loop I have which is just an aftermarket bolt on loop Definitely better than nothing but possibly not strong enough in some situations Another project for a rainy day which for me is a long way away
  6. Will be good to see your pics I have some Legendary LW50s on the way but reckon I paid a premium price being down under at $350 AUD each Oh and some Mustang owners over here do put 16s on the rear for some reason
  7. Could be the cable is kinked or not pushed all the way in I'd swap my noisy speedo for your jumpy one anyday!
  8. Looking good and some quality work done Seems like you have got the wiring sorted out I put mostly LED globes throughout and upgraded the headlight wiring with relays and H4 beams, work much better now Like the shorty headers which should work well with your combo Keep up the good work and you will be cruising in no time at all
  9. Epic job on the transmission and shifter Fabrice I might have a T handle but would need to check it is correct and in good condition when I get home tonight I was going to use the original T-bar set up but due to RHD conversion was going to be difficult so I have a few spares left over Maybe PM me with what you're after and will check it out tonight
  10. Turning out some nice work there Vinnie I know I have had some doubts before about tackling a job I'm not familiar with but in the end just do it and it usually turns out fine although not always perfect It's a good feeling when you get over the hurdles and just gives you more confidence for the next challenge
  11. Mine is a factory air car but with RHD conversion was out of the question to retain the original beat up system I went with Old Air Products Hurricane system and despite a few mods for the RHD set up it was a pretty good fit I wanted to retain the factory A/C controls which was easy as they provide a conversion kit to use it The only downfall with this system is you need to block off the fresh air vents and demist only works when compressor off which is not a big problem for me
  12. Welcome from Western Australia Nice bright red vert you have but I'm with the others, no stripes, but your car your choice
  13. Welcome from Western Australia Nice ride and like the wheel rims also
  14. Good to hear your not going to stop but yes some things in life slow us down a bit Reckon if I had 15 cars I would have been divorced a long time ago let alone trying to find the time to do them all Hope you get back on track and keep those pesky snakes away!
  15. Welcome from Western Australia Good luck with your search My favorite Chev would have to be the Chevelle and actually saw my first live one yesterday while out cruising
  16. I have the same problem as my wife is quite short Would be a pretty big project to achieve adjustable pedals I think the easiest answer is to buy the wife some platform shoes!
  17. I'm running a 408C C4 3.5 9 inch Trutrac with a Hughes 3000 stall and more than happy with it Some have said the Hughes tends to be a little loose stalling higher but didn't experience this Normal driving is no problem but once you step on the loud pedal things become fun! Like Jpaz says it likes to get a bit sideways even when rolling at 30-40 mph Definitely with your combo around 2500 rpm you won't regret it
  18. Love the clean look on the engine bay and will look even better with some colour on it
  19. Looks great! Is it 2B Bright Red and did you clear coat it or just single stage top coat?
  20. Going well and lucky you had Fabrice there to help you along Make sure after grinding down your welds to tack up any pin holes I'm not a good welder but with practice got better at I am pretty good with a grinder though!
  21. Looking good and always a good feeling to get your engine in Hopefully unlike me you don't need to remove it for a long time! Will be interesting to see how your new headers fit, I used the Proflow stainless headers for our local Falcons and surprisingly even with a steering rack they actually fit well but need to install the right side one after install Wiring can be a pain in the neck but with a good kit it helps. I gather you used the American Auto Wire 22 circuit kit? Where did you end up mounting the fuse box? I found a good spot was above the right side kick panel Your making good progress
  22. Great attention to detail on your C6 plus it looks great I rebuilt my C4 and like yourself used Badshoe videos along with a book or two Thinking that using a "quality" performance rebuild kit from Performance Automatics would be without fault I was wrong as upon a recent tear down it was discovered that the intermediate band and some of the clutch plates were feathered. Probably due to old stock parts and/or moisture. The other thing to look for is your valve body to make sure every valve/piston is polished clean with no marks I had my trans reassembled the second time around by a knowledgeable shop and they cleaned up the valve body as it was shifting 2 to 3 too early This didn't work well as I lost 2nd gear altogether so even the experts get it wrong sometimes. They decided to replace the valve body with new shift kit and new modulator and all is good now. Probably some scoring inside the valve body which would be difficult to see let alone repair Look forward to your next post
  23. I never use the 3 position method but as TommyK says just get it on the base circle When I do it, although a slower method, I make sure one valve is pretty much open most of the way then adjust the other Another thing to consider when adjusting valve clearances is to wait a few minutes for each one to allow the lifter to bleed back up all the way Not always necessary but good insurance
  24. Thanks guys, it's been a long journey but for some 3 years isn't long Fabrice - our government loves finding new ways to milk the public, my plates only cost $600! One thing I need to save up for is new wheels and tires I don't really like the rims and the tires although plenty of tread they are 11 years old which is not safe Reckon before I get new ones I will wear them down on the rear fairly quick then put the front ones on the back and have more fun
  25. Not sure of any solid mounts apart from custom made Reckon solid mounts would send a bit of vibration through the chassis For what it is worth I used an Aussie engine mount which is not solid but has a firm/replaceable urethane bush Link here - http://musclegarage.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&path=61&product_id=98
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