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  • #10788
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    Engine:
    •Fast LSXR 102mm manifold
    •Fast 92mm throttle body
    •Fast fuel rails + cross over lines
    •LS6 PCV system
    •1700cc injectors
    •LS2 coils
    •Comp Cam Rocker Trunnion upgrade
    •Higgins LS6 ported heads
    •Camtech cam 233/233 .591 .596 113lsa
    •Lunati tie-bar retro fit lifters
    •Lunati Voodoo 4.00“ Stroker 4340 steel crankshaft
    •Eagle 6.125“ H-Beam connecting rods
    •SRP -25cc pistons. Brings compression down to 9.0:1
    •Clevite H-Series Main Bearings and Rod Bearings
    •Mellings oil pump
    •Proform Rocker covers with coil mount.

    A new turbo kit will be ordered. I’d like to go twin Forced Inductions BW 62mm billet wheel turbos. (Max size; twin 63mm or single 86mm for x275 rules). Not sure if the twins or a big single will be better. But at the moment I’m wanting twins.

    Gearbox:
    •TH-400.
    •Reverse Pattern Pro-tree transbrake
    •Electronic speedo sender unit
    •Dominator convertor.
    •Thicker Flex Plate
    •Deep oil pan
    •ARP Flex plate bolts

    Rear end:
    •Strange 9″ centre case.
    •3.5 gears
    •Full spool
    •Race Products 35 spline full floater
    •Wilwood Dyna-pro low profile park break rear brake kit
    •Calvert split mono leafs
    •Caltracs
    Have ordered the rear wheels to size up a 9″ diff conversion.

    Weld V-Series 15×10 3″ backspace.

    Will be running 275/60/15 M/T radial to suit APSA x275 class.

    Fronts will be Weld V-Series 17×4.5 2.25″ backspace.

     

    Also ordered a tube IFS kit from Castlemaine Rodshop. That’ll cover the rack and pinion steering conversion, engine mounts, front suspension and brakes in one go. As well as losing a bit of weight. Ordinary front brakes, but will upgrade them to a Wilwood setup ASAP.

    Still to do/order:
    •Make gearbox crossmember
    •Precision Performance Products Kwik Shift 2 shifter
    •Diff housing
    •Tailshaft
    •Rear double adjustable shocks
    •Sheet metal boot floor and sealed boot from the cabin. Rear tubs if needed.
    •Haltech Platinum Sport 2000 with fuel flex sensor and Racepak IQ3 Dash
    •Aftermarket Industries FC1200 fuel pump hanger and fuel cell.
    •6 point ANDRA spec’d cage and parachute
    •Kirky Pro-street drag seat

     

     

     

     

     

    The colour isn’t the best thing in the world. But it looks better in real life. I’d like to go a white roof as well just need to get the chrome trim that separates the two colors. But that’ll happen last. Would like to enter powercruise in February next year.

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    #10793
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    Its a nice looking car. the white roof will make it look even better.

    #10795
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    Yea love it :good:

    #10830
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    Will be a weapon with the motor and box out of the Calais.

    #10841
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    Did you consider having larger rims fitted to the stock centres to keep the grandpa look?  Killer car mate.

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    #10866
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    Cheers guys. So basically have the front end on order, which has another 7 or 8 week wait. Rear wheels will hopefully be here in 2 weeks. Changed the order to a beadloc version of the V-Series because they look better and they’ll also appear larger, to suit the 17″ fronts a little better.

    This week I’ll hopefully order the diff centre, Caltracs and Calvert leaf springs. If I can find the money this week, I’ll buy a 35 spline full floater and rear brake kit also.

    Did you consider having larger rims fitted to the stock centres to keep the grandpa look? Killer can mate.

    I’d really like to be able to keep the stock wheels Gary. But I’m going 5/8 rear studs and they will be too long to keep the hub caps on.

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    #10869
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    I’d really like to be able to keep the stock wheels Gary. But I’m going 5/8 rear studs and they will be too long to keep the hub caps on.

    Got it, will look awesome anyway, so the Belmont from my memory was what we used to call the “poverty pack” wasn’t it, ie no radio, no options, pretty much the very base model wasn’t it?  Great find in that condition, awesome car  :good:

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    I’d really like to be able to keep the stock wheels Gary. But I’m going 5/8 rear studs and they will be too long to keep the hub caps on.

    Got it, will look awesome anyway, so the Belmont from my memory was what we used to call the “poverty pack” wasn’t it, ie no radio, no options, pretty much the very base model wasn’t it? Great find in that condition, awesome car

    Very PoV pack, rubber floor mats and no arm rests as well, that is such a clean example and will be awesome when finished!

    If you know someone with a Lathe the studs could be cut down to fit under the hubcaps and there are rims that are 14″ centre but 15″ diameter so you could get some decent rubber under it!

    #10881
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    This one actually has a radio and a single arm rest on the drivers door. It has a full floor rubber mat. But will get the floor recoated then carpet laid down.

    I only wanted a shell because I will be replacing just about everything in the end. This one was sold as barely running, but I adjusted the idle and it runs really well.

     

    Haha won’t be cutting the studs when they are about $20 each. They need to be the length they come to meet ANDRA rules anyway.

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    Looks Sweet and will be a Bloody tuff old girl when the vy motor goes in!  :yes:

    #10969
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    Is it an easy swap, are conversion kits available?  I guess there would be tons of room in there for the LS.

    #10983
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    I’m going a tube front from Castlemaine Rodshop. Basically drop the old front end out and bolt up the new one. Sorts out engine mounts, steering, suspension and brakes in one hit. All whilst dropping a bit of weight.

     

    Have since ordered Race Products 35spl full floaters. Wilwood low profile rear brakes to clear the beadloc rear rims. Strange 9″ diff centre, full spool, 3.5 gears. Caltracs and Calvert leafs.

     

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    #10986
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    What a beautiful looking piece of kit. Awesome.

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    Beautiful car mate, nothing beats an early girl with a tough set of welds.

    What will the car be specd to run by ANDRA, 9.00 and slower ?

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    What a beautiful looking piece of kit. Awesome.

    It is indeed a nice bit of kit. Something like 6 bolts and it all drops out.

    Beautiful car mate, nothing beats an early girl with a tough set of welds. What will the car be specd to run by ANDRA, 9.00 and slower ?

    Thanks mate. I love the simplicity of it all.

    Will be ANDRA tech’d to 8.00 and slower. X275 class is limited to 8.50 and slower. Which in my opinion is plenty for me. 8.50 is like 160mph territory.

     

    Would like to have the car drivable by February next year for Powercruise. Especially if some of the Street Outlaws guys get flown over with their cars.

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    :good: Some big coin dropped into this. Going to be one hell of a ride.  Do it once and do it right  :good:

    #11010
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    Some big coin dropped into this. Going to be one hell of a ride. Do it once and do it right

    Haha don’t remind me  :cry:

    Yep, and I couldn’t do all this without the support from my girlfriend. I’ve unfortunately cut corners to save money once before, but this time round she keeps pushing me to make the right choices, no matter the cost.

    Like the time I said I was buying a front end for it. Kinda went like this.

    Me: “I’m going to buy a new tube front end, guess how much”

    Her: “$20,000″

    Me:”Jesus, are you insane? more like 1/4 that”

    Her:”So why you telling me then?”

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    She’s a Keeper then!  :XD:

    #11024
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    She’s a Keeper then!

    +1 for that!!

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    A photo popped up on my FB and I couldn’t resist doing a quick edit.

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