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  • #11200
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    “Poor man’s Sequential”  :yahoo:

    I like my ratchet shifter!

    What RPM @ 100?

    #11204
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    Havent driven it enough yet to see rpm. At 7000 should maybe do 130?    I think you have to drive mine to get that it just doesnt need gears. Hard to describe that tbh.

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    LOL I meant @100 Kmh, when I was younger I had a +60 Crower injected 427, I understand the ease that a big engine and torque make of acceleration but I will take you up on the offer  :XD:

    #11218
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    Lol, you can drive mine if you take me up Collingrove (as passenger) in yours ;-)

    Hopefully on the week end will get a chance to run it at 100 km/h and see.  Its only got 3.5’s in the rear so even though its not overdrive it shouldn’t be too bad.

    Really want to try and sort the temp sender issue asap, not happy driving it not knowing, although to date there hasn’t been any issue at all cooling wise.

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    No probs at all, get a Cams licence and you can run mine up Colingrove..

    I’m assuming you have an OBDII port for the LS1 ECU? if so as a temp measure do you have a scan gauge?

    Can use that to display engine temp from the LS1 sender.

    #11227
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    Actually now that you mention that I forgot I do have an Ultra Gauge I bought a while back which plugs into the OBD port.  A long time back I had the idea of mounting it properly but it sort of got thrown in the “do later” basket.  So I should be able to use that while I sort something out with the sender.  Cheers for that.

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    No probs, I posted an “easy” solution in the other thread as well..

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    Well sorted a few things today, but unfortunately have run into an electrical issue.  Posted it up on Facebook, so hopefully I can get it sorted.

    So I had a ponder about the temp sender.  On the Mezierre pump the top hose attaches to a removable neck.  Its black btw, the flash has made it look purple.  The sender is 1/8″ bsp, and I had set of taps.  So I removed the neck and drilled and tapped it, then extended the wire and ran it up under the inlet manifold.  Pretty happy with it really, nice and stealthy.

    Also got the console pretty well sorted.  Had this idea to remove the reverse lock out lever then reposition it across so it in line with the main gear lever.  That way you don’t have to touch the console itself.  Took quite a bit of fiddling, and using the tig in the cabin had be nervous.  I disconnected the battery and actually removed the ECU just to be safe.  Very happy with it though, I think it looks nice and clean.

    Then lastly ran a master switch in series with the trans brake switch.  I put it inside the centre console, so it its off, it doesn’t matter if I hit the trans brake switch on the shifter it won’t fire.  Just wanted it to be on the safe side.

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    Sooooo

    Has it run a 10 yet :-)

    #11289
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    Mods look good Gary. But I’m confused on how moving the lever makes it any different? Is it simply to save u cutting a slot into the console?

    #11292
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    Mods look good Gary. But I’m confused on how moving the lever makes it any different? Is it simply to save u cutting a slot into the console?

    Yea mate, exactly.  Otherwise I would have had to slot the wood grain bit, not sure how I could have done that neatly without a mill.  This way as you can see it now comes up through the original black plastic strip.

    I reckon its the way to go, if I were doing it again I would have done it when I had the shifter on the bench, would have been so easy.  In the car was a bit of a pita.

    On another note, just went for a cruise.  Fark me I am in love with this car, its just insane.  Now with the slightly taller 1.8 first ratio it tracks much straighter when you give it a bootful.  Just for shits and giggles I actually stopped once and took off in top gear, I reckon it would still keep up with my Porka :)  It just lays 11’s at will.  I did try a couple of trans brake starts, that should be called a giggle button, but traction is going to be a big issue if I ever make it onto the strip.

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    “404 Traction not found”  ;-)

    #11298
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    What tyres are you running on the rear mate? From memory they’re just a set of ordinary Federals or something?

    Might be time for some softer / stickier rubber.

    #11299
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    Yea i ditched the federals but they are no name crappies. Kinda expect pretty soon they may be down to the canvas :good: so yea prob time to get some stickies.

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    http://m.tirerack.com/tires/TireDetailsServlet?tireMake=Hankook&tireModel=Ventus+R-S3

    I run these on the street.. Relatively cheap and heaps soft. Without running a drag radial on the street probably about as sticky as you’ll get without spending a bomb.

    #11328
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    Look like they might be the go, cheers for that.

    #11334
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    ^bummer, nope no good, I have 17″ rims, and need a tyre at least 275 (or 295 max)

    #11337
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    ^bummer, nope no good, I have 17″ rims, and need a tyre at least 275 (or 295 max)

    Been looking for a set of 275/35-19’s for the back of my thing, no one has stock…

    Everything I’ve read on them they’re great bang for the $$$

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    ^bummer, nope no good, I have 17″ rims, and need a tyre at least 275 (or 295 max)

    Bummer they are a good tyre. You could run a toyo proxes tq…. come in a 275/40. They are a drag radial but look a little more low key than say running an MT et street.

    Been looking for a set of 275/35-19’s for the back of my thing, no one has stock… Everything I’ve read on them they’re great bang for the $$$

    “>http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-X-New-275-35-19-NITTO-NT05-SEMI-SLICK-RACE-TYRES-2014-2753519-/361416472208?hash=item542619b690:g:PUMAAOSw~bFWLXmb</p&gt;

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    #11348
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    Thanks Marz, the NT05’s are pretty much Drag only, the RS3’s corner well, been looking at some Federal 595rsr’s for the rear and the RS3’s for the front, being AWD it need’s a specific diameter f/r.

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