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 Post subject: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 11:12 am 
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Here's my EB S Pack.

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Current Mods:
EL\XH XR6 Engine
- Shaved Head
5 Speed Manual
EEC-V ECU
- J3 chip
Electric Thermo Fans
BA Air Box
EL Instrument Cluster
FG XR6 Wheels
Clear front indicators
Clear EA tail lights with 'mustang style' dual indicators
PH4499's with 2.5" straight through
AU Fuel Injectors
LSD (not a mod but still worth mentioning)
Interior LED conversion

Future Mods (planned and parts collected)
Rebuilt Engine
- rebuilt EF bottom end
- rebuilt AU top end
- Crow 2232549
- 10.4:1 compression
9kg lightened flywheel
Accel HV coilpack
AU complete electrics conversion
HID secondary High-beams/Fog lights
New 2.5" straight through
Front and rear coilovers
330mm front brake upgrade w/ dual piston callipers
BA front seats
Battery to boot relocation

Long term running projects
RPI ICC running Openelec with aircon controls.
- Kodi add-on written in python to control A/C (no climate control)

 

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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 11:47 am 
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Here's the tickford head before and after shaving.
Can't remember how much they took off but a shaved head and new gasket will breathe life into any car i guess haha no complaints.

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Also, i can tell you my landlord is less than impressed I work on my car haha.
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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 11:51 am 
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I posted this in another thread of mine which will no doubt disappear so here it is again :D

Got a spare flywheel lightened and picked it up Friday just gone, cost $120 but still needs to be balanced.
They couldn't tell me what the weights were so i took it back to my office at work and weighed it there.

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turned out to be 9kg, that's a 2.8kg reduction right?
Not sure if that's a little excessive or not.. the aftermarket light flywheels seem to be around 9.4kg

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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:12 am 
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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:42 am 
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yeah ....... shiiit happens. always best to have the $$ first to help maybe wrangle a betterer deal. but such is life :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 10:46 am 
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Mad2 wrote:
yeah ....... shiiit happens. always best to have the $$ first to help maybe wrangle a betterer deal. but such is life


True that, might work out for the better yet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:07 am 
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Tommo52 wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
yeah ....... shiiit happens. always best to have the $$ first to help maybe wrangle a betterer deal. but such is life


True that, might work out for the better yet.



also have someone checkout car [ie good mechanic/racv etc etc] so you know what's right/wrong with car. coz ya never know :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:15 am 
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Mad2 wrote:
also have someone checkout car [ie good mechanic/racv etc etc] so you know what's right/wrong with car. coz ya never know


good point, I wouldn't have bought it blind especially not if i thought it was clapped out.

10k might seem a little much to some for a BA xr8 and i wouldn't mind opinions on that too.
But I've looked at mostly all of them in that price range on carsales, there's plenty for cheaper but they just don't seem to 'pop' for lack of a better word.

Some have photos where you can see the grass is nice and green and great detail in the general area but the paintwork on the car looks dull, it doesn't look out of focus or anything the car just looks dull.
And any ad that has photos with Instagram filters on them I skip, i just feel that if they can't upload a picture of what the actual car looks like then how are we meant to know what they're trying to sell.

I don't want a car that looks sick on Facebook, I don't even have Facebook lol.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 11:20 am 
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By the way, I hope you got your tensioner sorted!

 

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Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 7:11 pm 
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Tommo52 wrote:
Some have photos where you can see the grass is nice and green and great detail in the general area but the paintwork on the car looks dull, it doesn't look out of focus or anything the car just looks dull.
And any ad that has photos with Instagram filters on them I skip, i just feel that if they can't upload a picture of what the actual car looks like then how are we meant to know what they're trying to sell.

I don't want a car that looks sick on Facebook, I don't even have Facebook lol.



paints prob dull coz it's lived 'outside' most of it's life :?:

no fuzbook :shock: :shock: ..... prob not missing much :lol:





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By the way, I hope you got your tensioner sorted!



yes ... but not buying it just yet :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: My EB S Pack
Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 12:35 am 
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My coil finally turned up from the USA.
Certainly looks the part haha and you know they mean business when it's labelled as "Lethal Voltage" and not "High Voltage" :mrgreen:

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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:45 pm 
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So last Friday my clutch cable snapped :cry:
Instead of buying a new cable and clutch fork insulator I decided I would get the hydraulic pedal assembly and throw-out bearing from MalWoodAuto :D

It arrived today and I must say, it's definitely the nicest gear I've ever bought for my EB.
Finish is excellent, hopefully the fit is excellent too but i have no doubts. Props to the MalWoodAuto guys.

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I plan to hassle the Auto teacher at a local high school i work at to borrow the Auto sheds for the night.
Am definitely keen to get the hydraulics, lightened flywheel and new clutch in tonight.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:46 pm 
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Tommo52 wrote:
So last Friday my clutch cable snapped :cry:
Instead of buying a new cable and clutch fork insulator I decided I would get the hydraulic pedal assembly and throw-out bearing from MalWoodAuto :D

It arrived today and I must say, it's definitely the nicest gear I've ever bought for my EB.
Finish is excellent, hopefully the fit is excellent too but i have no doubts. Props to the MalWoodAuto guys.


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I plan to hassle the Auto teacher at a local high school i work at to borrow the Auto sheds for the night.
Am definitely keen to get the hydraulics, lightened flywheel and new clutch in tonight.



interesting bit of kit ...... does the clutch pedal mount via the pivot point of the old clutch pedal? how does the throwout bearing mount in ya box??
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Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:01 am 
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Mad2 wrote:
interesting bit of kit ...... does the clutch pedal mount via the pivot point of the old clutch pedal? how does the throwout bearing mount in ya box??


Yup, the clutch pedal mounts on the original pivot pin and then bolts to a factory hole in the pedal box.
This is the best photo i could get lying upside-down under the steering column, circled in red is the bolt that secures the pedal assembly.
Even though MalWoodAuto said it was a direct fit the pedal assembly needed the pedal pin hole drilled out a little, there was also a significant burr in the tunnel.

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The throw-out bearing is located using a pin provided by MalWood and shimmed to the correct depth.
It just floats freely on the pin but the pin prevents the whole bearing and hydraulic assembly from rotating and wrapping the hydraulic lines around itself.

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After removing the clutch cable and reinforcing plate for the cracked firewall, Dad and I sussed out where to run the fluid reservoir line and throw-out bearing line.
The original cable hole was perfect for the reservoir line and a hole about an inch below that to go to the gearbox.

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We could not for the life of us figure out where the provided reservoir bracket was meant to mount.
We tried every stud and bolt that was visible but none of them allowed it to sit right.
In the end Dad chopped the end of the bracket off so we could fit it to the lower brake booster bolt.

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I didn't end up swapping the flywheel and clutch or fitting the throw-out bearing because i don't have any new flywheel bolts, plus it was 11pm by the time we finished the pedal and mounted the reservoir. :cry: I drove it to the School and back home again without a clutch.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:53 pm 
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So!

Three days later and the hydraulic clutch pedal and bearing are in!
Decided to prep and fit a spare T5 I had out of an EA, collected it from my parts pile and gave it a clean up.
Glad I decided to fit this T5 because it had been rebuilt and to think I was going to sell it for $250!

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Some elbow grease, wire brush and degreaser later i think it came up alright.

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XH T5 out.

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Here's the rebuilt T5 with the fork taken out and the hydraulic throw-out bearing fitted.
You can see the pin it sits on to locate the bearing.

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Fitted a blanking plate with grommets for the hydraulic lines, turned out a lot neater than i pictured it.

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And here it is with the box back in the car.
Still need to fashion up a mount for the bleeder line as currently it's just hanging there lol.

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Works like a treat, very happy with it. :D

 

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