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nemesis_adrasteia

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this is a my project ute, it going to be a fairly long term project.

Name: michael
Model: isuzu 1979 KB other wise known as a chevy luv
Colour: blue/rust
Bodykit: stock
Engine Type: g161z(1.6 litre)
Engine Mods: stock
Brakes: drums all round
Exhaust: stock mostly rusted away
Diff: 4.56:1 single pegger
Gearbox: 4 speed column shift
Suspension: torsion bar front, leaf back stock height
Wheels: 14" steelies
Interior: dash cracked, no carpet, drity headlining, bench seat
Stereo: stock tape deck
Other Mods: none
Future Mods

firstly for the body.
its fairly rusty so im going to have it stripped and the rust cut. i will be using the tub its going to be alot of work but i like the shape.
im thinking i want it painted two tone, dark green over light green.
ill clean the chassis up and paint it black.
im also considering having a sunroof installed

now for the engine and driveline.
at the moment im going to rebuild the stock 1.6 litre.
as for future plans ive two things in mind
1. a 253 build tough to rev with a carby turbo setup
or
2. a 304 once again build tough stroked to 355
im consdering going for a T56 or a T5 id prefer a t56 but dunno how ill go fitting it
the diff i think im goingto swap out for a either a commodore or hilux one and get some decent diff gears and LSD

now suspension
i still want it low but i dont think i want to do bags.
im thinking ill get reset leaves in the back and at the moment i have torsion bars in the front which i think im going to take out and do coilovers.

interior
the interior i want to keep oldschool looking it currently has a bench seat, i want to swap it for two bucket seats in black leather, ill have black carpet and headliner redone dash ill have a decent stereo but all hidden or made to look oldschool.

so what does everyone think? let me know
 

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ok so heres some more recent pics

i pulled the seat out and got all the crap out of the inside


bench seat is in pretty good condition(thats about the only thing)


the tail shaft and diff nothing much to see


the back end of my exhaust for some reason it rust out a 300 mm section in the middle as shown here
 

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today i started to take the head off, ive never done it before.

so when i went to do the headbolts i cracked one and lost the tool down the front of the timing case not happy!
 

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i cracked one and lost the tool down the front of the timing case not happy!
i've done that more than once. i usually use a magnet on an extendable shaft to get them out. only one i never got out was a 10mm socket that i droped down an oil gallery in a falcon.
 

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i've done that more than once. i usually use a magnet on an extendable shaft to get them out. only one i never got out was a 10mm socket that i droped down an oil gallery in a falcon.
im pretty sure its fallen all the way into the sump, but thats all right its coming off anyway, now ill just have to take it off before the head. my ute has the same motor as a gemini if your familiar with them
 

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yeah should be interesting to say the least, im planning on having it blasted and then the rust cut and patched should cost me around about an arm and a leg :D
 

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well today ive had a minor breakthrough, a bloke has 3 engines out of geminis he wants rid of along with and 4 speed manual and an auto, so i went and had a look and he said he only wanted a slab for the lot, ****IN DEAL. i have 5 speed ready to go in so im pretty happy with that.

apprently one of the motors had a blown headgasket, one is of unknown condition and one is a reco with 20 thousand on it.

pretty good day am picking up motors wednesday night
 

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me and tom got two of the three motors last night, ill upload pics in a minute.

im going to build a frame to test the motors in so i dont have to fck around pulling them out putting them in over and over.
 

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Looks like a good little project,i have a friend that used to have one,it was black with a 350 Chev and had the stepside tub on it.Was a great little truck and he never really did steer it with the steering wheel,usually was just from the rear tyres.Oh incause you dont know whay LUV means its Light Utility Vehicle.
 
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