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  • #29584
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    Finished the brake lines on the weekend. Put the discs and calipers on the rear and was doing the fronts but it looks like one of the pistons is seized, doesn’t budge at all. Can get rebuilt ones off eBay for 215 bucks, but thinking of going up the wreckers on sat and see what I can get.

    Also thinking of putting off the Group A look for now and stick with the stock SL look, just need the door moulds and it’ll be sweet as. The kit will add at least another grand by the time it’s painted and fitted and get the sticker kit, and I need to get it on the road by the start of December

    #29585
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    100% agree with doing what’s needed to get it running and on the road then after as money and time permits do the rest.

    #29589
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    Plain Jane for the win 🤙

    #29627
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    Bought a pair of rebuilt front calipers from a local brake shop for $290. Was going to get a set off ebay for $230, but the seller/shop doesn’t have a contact number listed on their website which puts me off a little, plus the local shop is handy for any future issues, plus I’ll get my rear calipers rebuilt in the next 6 months or so.

    Also found a set of SL door moulds not too far from me and still in half decent condition. The more I think about it, the more I’m liking the stock/sleeper look. Even considering a set of stock wheels and some hubcaps for some stealthy cruising.

    Cleaned up on Fathers Day as well, scored a cordless Ryobi ratchet and grinder to add to the collection, plus some spanner holders to tidy up my spanner drawer.

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    Booked in for next Sat the 14th to get the exhaust done. Going with twin 2.5 into single 3 inch over the diff. The shop is also making up a straight through rear pipe that will bolt on behind the diff so I can swap out the rear muffler, that was their idea and it’s not costing anything so I’ll give it a crack.

    Wanted to go for a larger 3.5 rear half but the shop said it’ll be pretty tight, I know the larger one can fit but I’ll go with their suggestion and see how it goes. My tuner said it should flow fine, it’s more the headers and cats that can cause the most restriction (unless the rear half is stupid small).

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    And it gets it closer to on the road…

    #29660
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    And it gets it closer to on the road…

    yep. Fuck it’s a good feeling

    #29678
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    yep. Fuck it’s a good feeling

    Mate, I seriously wound the windows up on the car and was screaming fuck yea at the top of my lungs when I got mine through and registered. Fingers crossed for you buddy when the time comes.

    #29681
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    yep. Fuck it’s a good feeling

    Mate, I seriously wound the windows up on the car and was screaming fuck yea at the top of my lungs when I got mine through and registered. Fingers crossed for you buddy when the time comes.

    Hahahaha thats gold, I reckon I’ll do the same

    #29689
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    Picked up the calipers last night, all set to get it happening this weekend. Also booked it in to get tuned, dropping it off on the 21st.

    #29731
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    Successful weekend. Put the new front brakes on, bled everything and the only leak was the join under the car. Took the join apart and one side wasn’t totally flat. Filed it back a little and it was fine. Good pedal feel.

    started it up and ran it through the gears and topped up the fluid after going through the gears a few times. Wheels back on, moved it forwards and backwards a few times to make sure the brakes were good, then backed it down the driveway, out into the street and down the road. Happy days.

    it got hot, I don’t think the thermo turned on, does the ECU control that?

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    Good news. The thermo fan should be all controlled via the ECU.

    Does the car have a tune in it?

    #29734
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    Just a base tune so it starts and idles. Just cruised it down the street in first. Ran it through all gears up on stands

    #29735
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    Where’s the vid? :yes:

    Well done!

    #29736
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    Haha I’ll throw one up tomorrow

    today I pulled the group 3 front bar extension off my front bumper. The bumper is still in good condition, any ideas on how to remove the sikaflex that’s still stuck?

    Bought a set of SL door moulds so I’ll paint the front and rear bars to match.

    also have to adjust the pan hard bar cause the diff is about 10 or 15 mil too far towards the drivers side and the Tyre is pretty close to the guard. Didn’t scrub yesterday when I was going over the driveway though

    #29737
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    Don’t know how well it works but they do a product, Sika remover 208.

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    #29745
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    Yea baby, congrats!!

    #29750
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    Been thinking about how to paint the bars. Any reason why I shouldn’t get some spraypaint made up to suit the colour I want? Been watching a few youtube vids (as you do, that’s how I’ve learnt many things haha), my bars are already painted and wont need a heap of filler, can I give it a good clean, scuff it up a little with some scotch brite, give it a few coats of primer, then a few coats of colour, then a few coats of clear? Will do both bumpers and the side moulds so they match. Got my eye on the darker grey, I think it’s called MX Grey.

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    Is it stock cam?

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