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 Post subject: Re: The NF Fairlane build
Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:02 pm 
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Well got the head back from machine shop today and started assembling manifolds to it when i noticed the snapped bolt is still in one of the exhaust bolt holes - DAMN - i forgot to tell machine shop to remove it (my fault)

So i will have to get exhaust shop to fix this whilst they are doing the exhaust

Heads ready to be bolted onto car now, just waiting for flatmate to get back to hold tension on the timing chain whilst i lower the head on (we didn't loosen the chain we just kept it tensioned up for ease)
So head will be bolted on tonight along with reinstallation of cam and rocker gear then i'll probably leave the rest till tomorrow morning and hopefully have at exhaust shop either tomorrow afternoon or first thing Saturday

Still haven't touched the trans, i may get this done at mates workshop as i'm running outta time as i need to pull suspension out tomorrow as well as have guy coming to buy the Koni's on Saturday
Plus i really need to go down coast and visit the family, they'd never forgive me if i didn't pop around and see them whilst over here lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: The NF Fairlane build
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:24 am 
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IT'S ALIVE!!!!

Well she's all back together now and fired up first go, love it when a plan works :lol:

Idles perfectly now no miss at all, well i only had running for about 10 seconds as it was 10:30pm and she was firing straight out the new pacies, i think the whole neighbourhood heard it lol

Getting it towed down to exhaust shop in morning to have the 2.5" exhaust fitted and then i'll start pulling out the suspension and replacing with the new stuff sitting here

All i can say is thank god the motors done, a 6'6 guy leaning down into engine bay is just a recipe for a sore back and i can tell you i got one lmao

My new headlights turned up this morning but haven't even had time to unpack them yet, i will probably fit these up after the car gets detailed

 

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 Post subject: Re: The NF Fairlane build
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:21 am 
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awesome, you had a big day then. Dont forget to post some pics when its all finnished mate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The NF Fairlane build
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:28 pm 
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Yeah, i'll grab my flatmates camera when he gets home and take some new pics

Bought new stainless exhaust tip to put on exhaust whilst at it
Suits Fairlane perfectly if you ask me, twin 2 1/4" round tips with rolled edge and on an angle backwards to match the contour of the rear bar

Hard to explain but instead of 2 tips being same length, ones shorter than other so sits perfectly in line with rear bar
Pics will help here i know, will be up later

I love the sound of exhaust to, not too loud and definately not tinny
Sounds perfect for a Fairlane :)

Now gotta go wash the thing again as grease prints all over it now hehe

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:10 pm 
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Yeah, i'll grab my flatmates camera when he gets home and take some new pics

Bought new stainless exhaust tip to put on exhaust whilst at it
Suits Fairlane perfectly if you ask me, twin 2 1/4" round tips with rolled edge and on an angle backwards to match the contour of the rear bar

Hard to explain but instead of 2 tips being same length, ones shorter than other so sits perfectly in line with rear bar
Pics will help here i know, will be up later

I love the sound of exhaust to, not too loud and definately not tinny
Sounds perfect for a Fairlane :)

Now gotta go wash the thing again as grease prints all over it now hehe



I know what your saying about one tip being shorter than the other. You mean it suits the curve close to the corner of the car.

Any chance of a vid so we can hear the exhaust?

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 Post subject: Re: The NF Fairlane build
Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Man i hate cars sometimes

Reversed into fence last night and damaged passenger side dog leg and to top it off my drivers rear power window cable snapped so couldn't wind window up or secure car properly

So gotta go buy new power window mechanism tommorrow and get quotes from panel beaters to fix the dog leg, just another thing to do ey lol

Sometimes i wonder why i do it :?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:12 pm 
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Man i hate cars sometimes

Reversed into fence last night and damaged passenger side dog leg and to top it off my drivers rear power window cable snapped so couldn't wind window up or secure car properly

So gotta go buy new power window mechanism tommorrow and get quotes from panel beaters to fix the dog leg, just another thing to do ey lol

Sometimes i wonder why i do it :?


That sucks big time mate, is the damage that bad?

 

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 Post subject: Re: The NF Fairlane build
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:40 am 
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It's not too bad but it's enough to annoy the hell out of ya

Will post pics up tommorrow, have camera sitting here beside me at moment ready :)

Looks like i may postpone going back to Perth for couple days, think i need the extra few says here to finish the car off

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:54 am 
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So beside the little bingle hows it run now mate?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Cars running pretty good now

Here's couple pics of extractors and exhaust tip
Will take pic of damage in a sec, forgot to take 1 of it when out there before

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Will have video clip of exhaust up shortly, still uploading

Here's couple of other pics i took whilst i was out there

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Yes i know, i need to fix door rubber
It's on the list :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Here's link to vid clip of exhaust, not best quality

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And here's couple pics of damage caused from reversing into the damn fence lol

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