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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Yeah mate thats coming up really nice! you have a really tidy car!
I still want to do a headlight conversion like yours! theres those H4 minis? that pretty much are 'plug and play'? not sure if thats the name?

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Thanks.

I used the FXR-1.0 projector as the MiniH1 wasn't available when I did my lights.
The MH1 would fit much easier, but you still need to do all the work on the lens to make it clear, or it will ruin the output from the projector.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:29 pm 
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What website can you buy them from??

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Thanks.

I used the FXR-1.0 projector as the MiniH1 wasn't available when I did my lights.
The MH1 would fit much easier, but you still need to do all the work on the lens to make it clear, or it will ruin the output from the projector.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:42 pm 
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www.theretrofitsource.com

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:48 am 
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http://www.theretrofitsource.com/produc ... cts_id=227
Is that he exact one that will for straight into the socket?

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:36 am 
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Yeah that's the one. You still need to make the front lens clear though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:29 am 
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But it says H1? or are they the H4 direct fitments?
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Yeah that's the one. You still need to make the front lens clear though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:38 am 
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They come with adaptors for h1 and h4.
The 'h1' in the name is for the size bulb the projector uses.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Tried something a little different. I mixed and matched some parts of the MGW shifter. I used the Camaro F-body shifter handle on the T5 base. This allowed the gear boot to sit a lot lower in the console without bulging.

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The first attempt at the gear boot didn't work. there was not enough free-play in the boot to allow for gear changes without the boot popping out of the surround.
Version 2 will be much better. Still a stretched fit, as that's the sort of look I'm after, but it will have enough room to move this time.



*Excuse the boost gauge. It may or may not be be a permanent fixture (I haven't decided yet) so it normally rests on whatever I have in the console to have it pointing in my general direction.

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I really like the look of that, looks super clean and neat! 8-)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I really like the look of that, looks super clean and neat! 8-)

Agreed, although the gear knob isn't my thing lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: MAD's EL Ghia
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Looks awesome man, very classy IMO. Love the shift knob too, has the Hurst look about it :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Version 2 - Much better, doesn't pop out on gear changes now.
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That old school 'hurst' sort of look is what I was going for.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:00 am 
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An opportunity arose a little while back, so I ran with it and bought myself some new (to me) wheels. (No photos yet)
They're ROH ZS in 17x8.5. That's right same wheel as my previous 16x8s. So what? I like the style.
They have good rubber on them already but I'm keen to get something like a 255, or even 275 tyre on the rear. Might even snaffle up a pair in 17x9.5 from the US, for a staggered set. (still available new!)

The new width coupled with the lowered suspension now means I need to get my guards rolled. I grabbed the drivers wheel arch a couple of days after putting them on :(.


And another update, which will lead to another update....
It's been a long time coming, but I finally have the idler pulley sorted so it doesn't chew belts. Turns out the supercharger pulley was out of alignment by a rib or so.
I made a dodgy pulley puller to slide the blower pulley forward on the shaft a coupe of mm and it's now working beautifully.
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The best bit about the idler? The new longer belt. Well not the absolute best bit, but I thought it was pretty cool.
I ordered a belt via ebay purely based on the length.
The surprise came when the parcel showed up. It was meant to be!
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Having that win spurred me on, so I've replaced some fuel lines that I was never happy with and now it's good to go on the rollers.

And that's what the next update will revolve around. Hopefully good news!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Good stuff! ROH ZS are one of my favourite wheels in e-series offset. Nice amount of dish and just a good looking wheel all round. 9.5" rears would look great under the EL 8-)

 

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