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  • #15288
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    Looking REALLY good mate. What size wheel and tire you got under the back? keep the updates coming. This thing is mint

    It’s got 275/60r15 on it at the moment and 195/60s on front not happy with it though so going to drop down to 275/50 even it up a bit

    #15292
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    Any photos of the tub work inside the boot area?

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    Thought I would add some update on this it’s getting close now

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    Hi Nate you not running a booster for the brakes ????

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    Boostless setup looks mint. I’ve always wanted to run one. But heard they aren’t the easiest to setup correctly and get working right. Keen to see some results.

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    A brake vacuum booster doesn’t actually make your brakes any worse stopping power wise all it does is mean you have to use less effort on the peddle for the same effect.  Open wheel purpose built race cars don’t run them as it gives the driver much more feel for the brakes and what they are doing.  If its a strip car, or even maybe a very occasional streeter, as long as its selected and setup right, cant see why not use them.  I agree too, looks mint.

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    Yeh the car is only a Sunday driver, the master cyl is a kit from Castlemaine for the early commodores but basically it’s just a smaller bore master and an adapter player so will see how it goes. I am going to get a proportioning valve for it aswell to dial in the front to rear ratio

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    Nice work, I did the proportioning valve on mine too, was great to dial it in perfectly.

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    Why you running a proporting valve gary? Yours is factory setup?

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    Yea but my brake set up is to suit the US GTO, so the VY Monaro (I think it is), so the weight distribution front to rear on my car is a little different.  So I fitted the proportioning valve and dialed it in.  When I went through the RTA (Regency) they put it on brake roller and checked braking it was sot on.  Have never actually touched it since then but if I ever track it I might play around with a little.

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    Would of thought the factory master/booster and abs does the correct proporting regardless of what the brakes are off.

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    I agree if it’s a strip/race or Sunday driver but if you want to drive it a lot and it’s auto would be hard on the leg , it would be nice to know what pressure difference between boosted and non boosted , I do like the look

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    Would of thought the factory master/booster and abs does the correct proporting regardless of what the brakes are off.

    No mate.  Even the factory set up on mine wouldn’t be perfect, as the weight distribution is different with the LS etc.  Throw in different brakes and the master is nothing like right.  Stick a proportioning valve on there and its as easy as turning a knob to finely adjust the balance between front and rear.  (sorry for the thread hijack btw!)

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    Hey Nate what is the gauge you have on the fire wall plenum it’s nice kind of hides it away

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    looks great mate.. what diff cover is that, where can I get one.

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    Hey Nate what is the gauge you have on the fire wall plenum it’s nice kind of hides it away

    It’s the fuel pressure gauge and it’s the original hole for the wiper motor wiring just had to make it a tad bigger

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    Got it all up and running and drove it out of the shed for the first time was a good day

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    Hey Nate what is the gauge you have on the fire wall plenum it’s nice kind of hides it away

    It’s the fuel pressure gauge and it’s the original hole for the wiper motor wiring just had to make it a tad bigger

    oh I’m so stealing that idea.

    car looks so sinister on convos. Love it mate. Do you have a photo of the tub work inside the boot?

    How did u go fitting rear seats?

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    Tuff as.

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    Your VK looks awesome on those wheels. Great stance to it. Such a neat looking build.

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