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 Post subject: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:41 pm 
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This one really has my heart in it. It is a road car, is great fun to drive, very reliable and uses bugger all fuel, even when going hard!

Purchased in 2005 from a girl who had it 15 years (Since she was a teenager) but her partner had finally decided she needed a new car and they had to sell it. Also a factor may have been that they already had the new car, yet the new one had to live in the street as they only had 1 garage space and she said the gemi had to be the car in garage space! I was very thankful for this attitude as it was a great beginning for a project, with very little rust. It took some years, but heres the story in pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:42 pm 
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The car originally had rust along the back of the boot and through it that aligned with the frame. I took these photos after I had replaced the boot with this brown one, so the brown boot was the first step toward repair. There was a bit of damage to the bumper, and a bit of dent in the back, as well as more of a chunk above the left rear wheel (not pictured). These pics are after I had started stripping it for the body and paint work.


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:50 pm 
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At the paint shop they took it back to metal where it was needed, fixed the chunk over the wheel, replaced the front left guard, fixed the boot rust, replaced the fuel cover, and generally made the body perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:53 pm 
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Then she was under coated and painted ferrari red (goes faster) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:55 pm 
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a good condition twin cam engine and box was sourced, which also happened to have a suitably coloured rocker cover for my car. The engine was seen running but the ECU was not supplied. (Damn that was a mistake, blew out the difficulty and costs way more than I expected!)


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:59 pm 
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I sourced a Kalmaker ecu package, and a fuel surge tank (to later discover that all pumps had seized)


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:03 pm 
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This 2" exhaust was sectioned on to the headers:


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:06 pm 
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And finally I spent a lot of time on the EFI and eventually gave up and spent much more money than planned down at graham west workshops, who to their credit did an awesome job, got all the bugs out of it and I ended up with this.


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:10 pm 
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Future plans include a restored but original style interior, removal of the tow ball, and upgraded suspension, to at least TD spec.


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 Post subject: Re: Ants DOHC EFI 2L Coupe
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:32 am 
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This is the part where I beg you to take me for a spin!!

Awesome machine, hopefully when mine's finished it will be 1/10th as cool as this.


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