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Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:13 pm 
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At the moment from Summit, you'd be looking at under 2500 to your door for AFR 165s, so when the dollar gets to 85c you'll be laughing.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:51 pm 
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I think the heads should flow enough for the power I'm after & with no 1/4 mile in Canberra there's not much point going to overboard.
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Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:17 pm 
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Well after seven months the motor is finally back in the car. The rebuild was pretty pain free & the motor was still in good enough condition to use standard rings & bearings, in saying that two pistons were showing signs of oil on the tops & a welsh plug was only held together by a rust scab so the rebuild was just in time.
I ended up using perfect circle rings, Clevite bearings & comp cam lifters. The factory oil pump was showing signs of wear so that was replaced with a Milodon standard volume pump & a strengthened pump shaft. All up bottom end had new rings, bearings, welsh plugs, oil pump, lifters & cam installed. The heads have stayed as planned with the gt40p's getting crow double springs, push rods & Yella Terra 1.6 rockers installed. I'm starting to think a little head work should have been done but will wait and see once it's out in the street.
The btr 4 speed went in to get new gaskets & a check up after I swapped the eb pump for a el one, $1600 later I now have a rebuilt gearbox with Kevlar clutches, xr6 turbo band, new pump(The pump I fitted was stuffed) & the Au shift solenoid installed.
I wanted to replace my power steering pump as it has a habit of burning fluid, $800 exchange was the only price I got before looking to America, Jegs have then for $130 so I added a new Mallory's Billet distributor & e-coil to the Basket & still came in cheaper with postage then the pump alone here. Although the pump was not a straight swap for the old one with the cooling line plug going straight down instead of sideways & needed a small chunk of the power steering bracket removed & no A/C compressor in the way to work, but it was still worth it.
Start day is still a month or so away but better late than never.
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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:25 pm 
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Nice work. What extractors did you end up going.
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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:36 pm 
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looks fantastic, good stuff!
did you have to get the heads machined for the crow doubles?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:24 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
Nice work. What extractors did you end up going.
Brett

Stuck with Genies & just did a gasket match port on them, I'm hoping they will work well enough with the gt40p's.

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looks fantastic, good stuff!
did you have to get the heads machined for the crow doubles?

Thanks, it looks alot better than the rust coloured block i started with, as for the springs no machining was required, abit of a pain to fit but not to bad.
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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:03 pm 
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Nice work, Im thinking about getting a V8 ute soon because I have 2, 6's and a 4 cyl and I think it would be better if I had a 8,6 and a 4.

Which part of ACT are you? Im in Holt/ Belconnen area.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:41 pm 
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Fitted the oil cooler today which left no room for the trannie cooler, so had find a new place to mount it, which ended up being on the back of the thermo fans, should still get enough air to do its job.
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Hey vegabass I'm in the Belco area as well so might see around, as for getting a V8 they are great fun & every garage needs at least one V8 in it.

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