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Discussion in 'Projects' started by hi_ryder, Nov 22, 2008.

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    Lol, what needs to happen next for this Ryder?
     
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    he'll be back, he will follow some bitch back to melbourne because she wants to visit :p
     
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    braided brake lines, vt MC/booster conversion, find a place for ecu, sort air intake, freshen up engine seals, send trans off for a rebuild (just cause), mod bell housing for left hand stater motor, make block off plate for old starter location, fuel lines, install vt v8 fuel sender in drop tank, mount charcoal canister somewhere, move or shield brake line from exhaust, rack boot sheilds, send extractors out for ceramic coating, everything to do with drive shaft to diff, install lsd diff, redo a bunch of stuff cause i didnt consult an engineer.....
     
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    in ur bum.........
     
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    getting some braking stuff collected. think the AU falcon reservoir is a direct fit to the vt master cylinder. the ones at the wreckers were a little too manky for me so i just used the VS commodore one and relocated the hole. i took a 10mm bolt and tap/die'd it to 8mm, then put 8mm nylock nut on the back side. worked a treat.

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    hopefully sort any bonnet clearing issues, not that i checked if there were...

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    i bought the brake line adapters for the master cylinder conversion but decided not to use them. 1 because they look stupid, but secondly the braided brake line kit i bought only caters to the bubble flare lines of VR commodore and up. every line on the car is inverted flare.

    today i went to the wreckers and took every brake line off a VR irs car to convert everything over. $30 all up for the parts. couldnt find a VR irs that didnt have abs module so that long brake line is probably going to have extra. im either going to make a couple turns to lose length or take it to the brake joint next door to my work after i test fit and have them shorten and flare the end.

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    the longest one runs front to back of car....

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    oh also new camera btw... if you couldnt tell....
     
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    greeting from canada.... i decided not to go with an after market water pump. read too many horror stories on other peoples threads. thanks alan mance motors....

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    lol you do know you could've just asked me to get you a genuine one right :p
     
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    i wouldn't dare bother you with this type of nonsense. it was only a phone call and free delivery away. got trade price on it too...
     
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    fair enough :p
     
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    Just gone through this thread... Awesome work mate!

    Any updates? :p
     
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    update for you....

    dummy fitted the low mount setup with a sanden compressor i bought off facebook. dont think this particular compressor hookups are going to work, the lower one is right against the frame rail, not possible to screw in a pipe. will have to either get the ac shop to change the backing plate to the rear facing one or handball it back to ebay.... but all the other clearances look good.

    also had to take a little chunk out of the allen groove bracket to clear the dipstick, forgot to take a pic...

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    even if i was putting in a briggs & straton the car would still retain ac. no bogan spec **** here mang.

    got an alternative pump head to hopefully sort out the clearance problem.

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    engine out and off to Johnny at JMA automotive in airport west for a reseal.
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    thanks to the burning man himself Sab. came through with the trailer and his saturday morning.
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    headers are back. its not ceramic coating, its a kind of high temp coating. will hold up to 700 degrees C. they look more of a graphite black than a jet black in person. theyre not that scratch proof either, so ill wrap them in masking tape when we install them so they dont get too scared up (might be that the coating is still fresh too). think they turned out pretty good, $385 total with sandblasting and pick up/drop off included.

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    new brushes for the alternator (mitsubishi alternator for ls1) heres the ones i used. i ordered by manufacturer and dimensions. the ones i bought were for a ford transit, but were the same replacements that fit mine too. i bought them from the UK, couldnt find any aussie sellers. wasnt in a rush so didnt matter. think it worked out to being $20 all up with delivery.
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    melt the soldier off these 2 points and slide in and re-soldier the new ones in. have to make sure you line up the holes with the slot on the inside as you have to slip a wire in from the back to hold the brushes in place.
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    peice of weld wire from theback to compress brushes.
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    ready to rattle gun the pulley back on, ready for action...
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    Good to see progress. I thought this had died a slow, agonising deah after old mate ran away.

    Was Sab's trailer plate luck of the draw ?
     
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    yeah i need to keep checking **** off the list. theres no time frame to finish it, just need to keep on keeping on. i soldiered and heat shrink'd a broken wire the other day too (variotronic rack solenoid wire) but wasn't worth taking pics of. its all the little jobs that add up.

    i dont get the trailer plate reference?
     

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