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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:53 am 
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Damn it! I came past today to see if you'd followed through with it after I set the challenge :D
Must have missed you...

Got a pedalbox here, and I think I may have a brown centre console too, but I'll check tomorrow while chucking things furiously into the skip.

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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:38 am 
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I was probably home but I had a snooze yesterday arvo in front of the cricket. (started at 4.30 yesterday morning).

Dude, you know what bits I'll need, name a price and we'll sort it out. ;)

The bit that I forgot to add was that it had a broken drivers side engine mount. By the looks of things it's been busted for a while! The retainer safety bit on the bottom side of the mount was bent out a little so the catch at the top wouldn't do it's job. So I might need a drivers side mount too if you've got one!

Not too many more surprises except that having not done an engine removal for a while, and generally not ever taking the motor and box out in one piece ( I always used to leave the box in the car and just remove the motor) I didn't realise that the box would leak friggin' fluid every where. Made a bit of a mess but oh well. I committed the cardinal sin too of leaving the torque converter on the motor when I separated the box, but seeing as I'm not going to re-use the box it's no biggy. (I'm sure there is a good reason for not separating it but I cant see it).

So yeah, after not pulling out a motor for ages I had it done in a little over 2 hrs by myself.

Avgas4 and I used to pull them out in 1/2 hour with the help of the bobcat! Unfortunately, no bobcat at my house, but they are the best engine crane evererer.

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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:41 pm 
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So apparently I made a silly challenge with Chris today at the cruise, to get my coupe going by the next cruise. That was a bad idea. I guess I should make a list of all the crap I need to do to get this thing running.

No.1 - Remove torque converter from the 1600. *DONE*
No.2 - Bolt on flywheel and clutch on the 1600. *DONE*
No.3 - Cut hole in floor for 5 speed shifter and weld up hole for auto shifter *NEXT*
No.4 - Put motor and gearbox back in the car *DONE*
No.5 - Pedal box etc. [color=FF0000]*DONE*[/color]
No.6 - Rust (fix it I mean) *NEXT*
No.7 - Bit of paint here and there *NEXT*
No.8 - 13's fitted and balanced
No.9 - Fix drivers seat
No.10 - re-bush front end (not in near future)

That's about it to get it on the road (bar registration) but it's do-able. The problem will be time and money which is the main reason why it has sat in pieces for so long.

Lets see how I go.








Damn challenges........... :x

Next thing you'll want me to get the Z going............ :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:21 pm 
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MWAHAHA sooooooo i got home and unplugged that regulator Ethan was talking about and BAM! it works like a dream...not sure whether altenator is stuffed but all i have to do know is keep it going for 3 months haha


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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:16 am 
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Good stuff Pete, you can do it. Rust can be a work in progress, just get it running and on the road! :D

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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:09 pm 
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So, a few things struck off the list today.

1) remove torque converter and thrust plate from 1600
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2) fit new spigot bearing to rear of crank (auto has no bearing, just a steel bush)
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3)Select a flywheel, this one should do....
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4)Bolt the biatch on. FYI these only go on one way, make sure you have the bolt holes lined up properly.
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5)Select a clutch, this one is good enough for what I need...
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6)Bolt that biatch on.
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7)Grab the spare 5'er out from under the bench.
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8)you guessed it, bolts and biatch's.
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9)Take turbo and manifold out of box and bolt on
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HA! had ya's all going.

Not in this car ;)

10)Take off silly turbo and take gratuitous shot of motor and box together.
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So yep, that was my day. The flywheel and bolts in the last pic are spares. I actually busted a dodgy clutch bolt in that flywheel so I decided to ditch it.
Big Cheers to Ethan AKA Mt Barker Gem-wreck who supplied his time, 6 bolts, a clutch cable and heaps of win.









winning. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:15 am 
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MR ZZZ wrote:
HA! had ya's all going.

Not in this car ;)


Hahaha, had me going for a second!

Good progress :)


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 Post subject: Re: MR ZZZ's TD SL/E coupe *uh oh*
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:14 pm 
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I was like holy shit. anyway keep it up!!! if you need a hand let me know we have to make it lol


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Pete, I bet you the coupe still won't be back on the road in time :lol: . I'm that confident that if I lose then i'll throw a party for it's first drive with balloons, mini pies and pasties and will even make fairy bread. If you don't get it on the road in time then you have to wash and detail my ute inside and out.

Deal?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Avgas4 wrote:
Pete, I bet you the coupe still won't be back on the road in time :lol: . I'm that confident that if I lose then i'll throw a party for it's first drive with balloons, mini pies and pasties and will even make fairy bread. If you don't get it on the road in time then you have to wash and detail my ute inside and out.

Deal?


Challenge accepted. Which ute? the slo-deo or the xr6 tur-bro?

Anyway today's progress goes as follows.......

1)lift motor and box up in the air....
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2)Fit the donk in the car
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3)Fit radiator etc.
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So that's where I'm at.

Here's some pics of the busted drivers side engine mount that I replaced
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And, here's the difference between the Auto (top) and 5 speed manual (bottom) tailshafts.
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Next up is cutting the hole in the gearbox tunnel.
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Hopefully I'll get to that this week. Otherwise the long weekend coming up is looking good.

Getting closer....... 8-)

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