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 Post subject: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:55 pm 
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Bit bored at work so I thought I would throw up a thread to keep track of everything I'm doing to the old girl.

She started life as a 95 EF Gli, Auto, LPG, Factory Cruise, tow bar, 140,000kms
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Nice and clean body wise, interior front seats shagged.
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I could only bear one week or so of living in the Adelaide hills before lounge recliner handling had to go
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King super-lows all round, Boge turbo short throw shocks, Whiteline front and rear adjustable swaybars, and some Whiteline reshaped upper control arms.

New rotors and pads all round made the brakes work a bit better.

Found a set of SSA pre-AU wheels on Ebay, tyre place in Melbourne was having a sale
18x8 and 235/40s Delivered to Adelaide for just over $1000

Wheels and suspension made it go round the twisties a whole lot better, looks much nicer too.
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Driving the auto up and down the hills lasted about as long as the original suspension, so a T5 conversion kit was found, as well as a Mal Wood pin for the pedal box, flywheel machined and new clutch, now we were getting somewhere,

Exhaust was next, Pacemake comps, hi flow cat, 2 1/2 mandrel bent cat back, and one straight through muffler, much better sound :twisted: , has a nice deep burble at idle, quiet under 2,500, so not too bad in traffic, but once it hits 3,000 she screams real nice.
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Took this oportunity to also remove the LPG system and the rest of the tow bar
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Recent photos
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Now to the engine, breathing was a whole lot better with the LPG mixer now not stuck in front of the Throttle body, but it could be better.
Old system
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Parts for the new intake
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All fitted up, revved alot better and smoother up top
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Was originally planning on bell mouthing another tube, but different induction plans are now afoot
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More to come..
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Looks great. Cant go wrong with a white EF Gli. The shape suits the colour well imo.
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:27 pm 
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hey tidy looking ride! i have a question, where did you get the hoses/pipes from? i am tinkering with my 5lt NF atm putting a 70mm MAF on and was after a bit of hose to join up to the filter box but all the stuff i found at supercheap and the local ricer turbo joint was too small i found a bit of hose from a EF/EL 4.0lt that goes between throttle body and intake tube that seems to be the right size, so i wondered where yours came from?

 

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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:42 pm 
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fairlane6970 wrote:
hey tiy looking ride! i have a question, where did you get the hoses/pipes from? i am tinkering with my 5lt NF atm putting a 70mm MAF on and was after a bit of hose to join up to the filter box but all the stuff i found at supercheap and the local ricer turbo joint was too small i found a bit of hose from a EF/EL 4.0lt that goes between throttle body and intake tube that seems to be the right size, so i wondered where yours came from?

Just made out of 3" intercooler pipe and silicone joiners from Autobarn.
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:03 pm 
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Love the car matey. Amazing how a set of wheels and some TLC can make such a huge difference, keep it up. :D
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:16 pm 
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Hi, nice and clean EF you have there.

I like the wheels. I think they suit it very well.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:49 am 
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Few more pics and details,

Polished up a spare rocker cover, and ISC valve
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Starting to look better
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Dodgy rear quarter rubbers were next, process of sanding with wet & dry 80-600 grits until all the pitting and cracking is gone (if you leave any, it will deteriorate again), then a good wax & grease remover, followed by three good coats of VHT rubber & bumper spray.
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Before and after
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The same process can be done to the strip on the top edge of the doors, and the front side window strips.

Plans:

Interior; Have started collecting parts for the interior,
This is how I envision it.
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I have some fairmont door trims with the wood spears, was looking at them last night, I think i can remake the spears out of alloy, by either machineing out of a solid billet, or shaping sheet over the wood, same with the dash spear.
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:57 am 
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Very straight looking EF you have there mate. It's coming along nicely. I like the ideas you have for the interior, does look very nice. Will be interesting to see what you come up with for the door spears.

I must say, that polished rocker cover is most probably the shiniest one i have ever seen. How many hours went into that one? :P The finish is perfect 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:07 am 
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KWIKXR wrote:
Very straight looking EF you have there mate. It's coming along nicely. I like the ideas you have for the interior, does look very nice. Will be interesting to see what you come up with for the door spears.

I must say, that polished rocker cover is most probably the shiniest one i have ever seen. How many hours went into that one? :P The finish is perfect 8-)

Thanks, it wasn't all that bad, a few arvos in the shed using a orbital to sand through the grades of wet & dry, then a rough buff with a course stitched mop and cutting compound on the bench grinder, then final buff with a soft mop and polish on the bench grinder.

I started a new one last night, cut a section from a donor cover and will TIG weld it all up today, getting rid of all the spark plug lead holder sections and throttle cable holes, will post up pics tonight once done.
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:02 am 
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dsyfer wrote:
fairlane6970 wrote:
hey tiy looking ride! i have a question, where did you get the hoses/pipes from? i am tinkering with my 5lt NF atm putting a 70mm MAF on and was after a bit of hose to join up to the filter box but all the stuff i found at supercheap and the local ricer turbo joint was too small i found a bit of hose from a EF/EL 4.0lt that goes between throttle body and intake tube that seems to be the right size, so i wondered where yours came from?

Just made out of 3" intercooler pipe and silicone joiners from Autobarn.


mmmm. too small i'm afraid thanks anyway :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:11 am 
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Good stuff. I'm liking this.
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 Post subject: Re: dsyfer's EF - '666' Build
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:42 am 
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hey man, I really like this progress, simple but bold mods. The interior looks sweet. The only thing that i would personally change is the dash- the fairmont one has oil pressure and battery voltage and look a treat. I have a real nice el one for sale too.
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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:35 pm 
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hey man where did you get the piping from?? I just went to supercheap and they wanted close to $200 for the set up. I am thinking (hoping) it must be cheaper somewhere else. lol
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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:12 pm 
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nato83 wrote:
hey man where did you get the piping from?? I just went to supercheap and they wanted close to $200 for the set up. I am thinking (hoping) it must be cheaper somewhere else. lol

Most of mine came out of the mark down bin at Autobarn, the silicone elbow is the most expensive, I think around the $50ish, $30-40 each for the the pipes and one straight silicone joiner $20ish.
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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:35 pm 
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yeah silicone joiners and bend cost s**t in stores.
id hit up ebay if you wanted a few, go from the same seller and get combined postage.
will save you a fair bit.
a 3" bend on ebay is $20...

looking good though mate.
thanks for the idea of painting the door strips and windows rubbers.
i painted my plastic bits (the rear 1/4 window on eb is plastic) last weekend and it makes the rubber bits i didnt paint stand out lol
so might have to pick up some of the VHT stuff on the weekend.

 

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