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 Post subject: RingaStinga's Shaggin Wagon DRAMAS PLEASE HELP
Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:35 pm 
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Ok so thers been heaps of threads ive started due to this car but no1 yet to see it. So i decided to start this...

In the begining....

June 2006 After I crashed my beloved EL futura wich was my pride and joy due to saving up since the age of 16 i decided to buy something that was slightly cheaper and less worries so i headed out looking for an eb wagon for 2700 i found probably the cleanest eb ive ever seen and jumped at the oportunity....

July 13th 2008 I handed my license over to VicRoads for multiple driving offences and began (that night) working on my car.

the plan was to do the whole el motor and interior swap here is how it panned out.....

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:36 pm 
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as you can see the engine bay was up for sone TLC but considering that was the only rust in the whole car No biggie!!
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:42 pm 
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looking good thus far. i will be doing simlar too soon to my beloved fairlane. i have the ticky motor in, just need the interior

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:42 pm 
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considering i had the engine out i also decided to go the complete rebuild instead of the straight swap

I Bought an ACL Race Series Rebuild Kit and sent the block, Head (DT96) and crank to the engineer to have the Boring, decking ect done...

In the meantime i decided to have a look at that engine bay,

fter a few hours grinding back the rusty areas it was ready for some paint, and being origional i decided on the chasis black

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:50 pm 
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skip a few more weeks and the block and stuff has returned from the machinist (Engine Solutuions Airport West)

they did the following:

-Bore
-Hone
-Decked Block and Head
-Washed Block and Head
-Linished Crank
-Fitted pistons to Conrods (Gugeon pins)

for just over $600

I thought that was reasonable and the job they did was very profesional and let me tell you pistons were a dead perfect fit.

So the re-build began:

With a few books and guides from several sources i began to slowly rebuild the motor (never done it before)

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Now the engine couldn't possibly go back into the bay without looking good so a lick of paint had her on her way

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:07 pm 
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Skipping through really quickly now...

evrything else was bolted onto the engine.

Brand new items:

Dizzy
Belt tensioner
all sensors
engine mounts
harmonic balance
water pump
2500RPM torque converter

and the ngine was ready to drop in

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:09 pm 
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as you can possibly see me and my brothers got to polishing and my older brother also decided to give "candy blue a wirl" personally i recon it turned out pretty good.. the transmission was also polised and so was th dipstick and even fuel rail
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:19 pm 
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Time for the engine to go in...

BUT!!!....

first i needed to install the EL wiring loom,

Sorry I have no pictures of this stage but, I would like to give a speciall thanks to Andrew (PIMP_LTD) aka my bromance buddy lol as he was willing to walk me through over the phone how to run the wiring and he was very patient with my s**t phone calls every half hour THANKS MATE!!



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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:25 pm 
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engine bay continues

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:27 pm 
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good work man, looks mint.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:32 pm 
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THE INTERIOR!!!

so i decided i wanted to deck the interior out and chose the Fairlane Interior...

called up the guys from FTG Auto Salvage and i know they have been good to ppl and they are big players on this site... i must say they were the biggest wankers ive ever dealt with sorry guys (honest opinion) but i did end up getting a dash off them (with nothing) and seats for $850 but because its what i wanted i took it and vowed never to deal with them again (even when i really wanted those braided brake lines)

anyways my dash came with a nice massive hole on the passenger side (airbag) and so i decided i wanted to fill this hole.... heres a clue what i did

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:44 pm 
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After constant trips to the wreckers i just about was ready to start putting the interior all back together

I welded the hand brake into position and had the seat spacers made up, the seat spacers are made of a very hard plastic and cost me $20 and worked an absolute treat

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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:45 pm 
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bolsters are currently being re-upholstered to fit the wagon shape and size but should be finished very soon
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Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:52 pm 
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i spent some more money and decided to upgrade my 17inch BA XR8's to some BF Cobra's I also scored a set of SuperLow King Springs and pedders sports shocks for $150 so they didnt wait a moment before i threw em on

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