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    13's for $1300: RX4-929 Funky Old Patina

    This competition is just the shot in the arm I needed.

    http://www.performanceforums.com/for...php?t=67262287

    When i first saw it a couple of weeks back I thought "cool, but I can't be fucked". Even though I had a potential candidate sitting in the driveway doing nothing and a wicked motor to go in it (EA SVO, manual, and a BA 4.0 twin cam). If PF can get behind me and give me the shove in the back I so desperately need I may see this thing come alive, potentially in a future challenge. (maybe we do a One-make challenge?).

    Quite separately i scored a cheap Mazda 929 coupe (pretty much identical to the RX4) back in November but only picked it up 30/12/10 due to not getting any time off for yonks. I really bought this to use up all the left over shit that one accumulates over a decade or so when trying to build a really clean rotary (a much better RX4 is in the build). I think back to the multitude of mazda's that I've bought on the cheap, usually because they're in the middle of nowhere and near fucked. There have been some good scores at times (more on that later) but i suffer an affliction that seems to come with owning rotaries: I am a hoarder. Just seems I can't chuck anything out if its even remotely useable.

    Hence, coming back from collecting the latest coupe, the plan was just to use up some of the spares, rotorize it, basic clean up without spending money, and flip it for the typical ausrotor drug money prices these things seem to pull. Then pour that cash back into my other RX4/Luce.

    Now for a sight unseen car (i just hit the buy-it-now button out of reflex) I really wasn't expecting much. The photos made it look like a complete and utter shit heap. Here she is in all her glory:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....#ht_500wt_1156

    But after a fair old road trip (depart Melb 3.30AM arrive Wagga 9.00AM get back home at 5.00PM) and some more time to appreciate its redeeming features I started to think it would clean up "ok". No terminal rust, dings would all be easily repaired, missing/fucked parts I had spare. Just had to get out to the farm to start picking out the replacement parts.

    DAY ONE: 1/1/11 INTERIOR and DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.
    What a filthy job. The car had been left parked for what I can only guess was a number of years. Quite likely with the window down and no small amount of good old fashioned red Aussie country bulldust through out. The seats were completely fingered. The carpet was wet (my fault I think). So I took it all out and vac'd it. Had to completely rebuild the drivers seat as the donor seat had a broken frame. Pulled original and donor apart to make one good one. Find same fracture point. Out with the mig and 15 mins later I have a repaired frame. 30 mins later I have a new seat. The carpet was out of a perfectly good car (BUZNUT from Maztech) that some moron wrecked out - i scored a good chunk of bits from it for peanuts. So with decent carpet and seats, and with liberal application of armourall, the interior was coming together. I threw a worn out MoMo in there and called it a day. There is a little more to do to get the interior right but its mainly the door trims - completely sunburnt and warped. Buts lets remember this is about ET's not interior detailing.





    I also had to start stripping the damaged LH guard and bumper. A bit of WD40 on all the nuts and bolts seized after some 36 years of neglect ensured that I got it all undone and only snapped off the one nut at the bottom of the guard (they always seem to do that). About this stage i noticed the damage to the front corner was really minor. A slide pull and hammer/dolly work will set it right. And you never see this under the guard/headlight bucket anyway.




    Called it quits for the day a happy man. Bang for buck I'd used some household cleaning shit, my nouse, and some elbow grease to really lift the appearance of the car from "Shit heap" to "Nugget".


    DAY TWO: 2/1/11 MECHANICAL ASSESSMENT and PARTS LISTS
    This was the morning I woke up and said to myself "Fuck it, this would be cool as a 13's for $1300 candidate".

    I got a burst of motivation and set to work. I pulled the brake master and loosened off the brake lines. I pulled the clutch master. Removed the brittle washer bottle and overflow reservoir. I took a look at the brakes. Squealed like a girl when i found all the redbacks. Thankfully the rear brakes don't look all that old. Apart from pretty suspect flex lines and the leaky master there isn't much to fix. There is however the audible sound of a rooted diff centre or wheel bearings. No worries: I have a cunning plan. Rear suspension is pretty basic and typical stuffed rubber bushes.





    Front steering is "ok". A little free play in the steering box - I may have a better one. Front suspension needs total overhaul. It all has to come out anyway to change out the piston crossmember for the rotary one. A true backyarder would have just lopped the mounts off with an angle grinder but already have one done.



    Not certain if the 929 coupes have strut inserts like the RX4 but 929 sedans have an open oil-bath. This will not do. Also mazda's are notoriously under-braked. So the smart thing to do is raid the parts bin and swap in some better struts while i'm there. I have been tripping over some struts with koni inserts and volvo brakes for a while so it seems they will do nicely. I went to my box of tricks and pulled out a heap of used but re-useable nolothane bushes.



    For wheels I was just going to slap on some RX7 series 2 mags. But they're 70km away and I had some 14" challengers with decent, if not ageing, rubber.

    Then as the afternoon wore on, much like my longest post EVAR lol, i went into the shed to start pulling out the shit that would kick-start a faster Mazda.

    So I have two piles going. The first is all the junk and broken stuff I have removed. The second is all the stuff going into the car. In the interests of transparency I will photo all the gear so the PF lynchmob can assign values as it sees fit and basically scrutineer my efforts as they quickly progress. I will come back to this first post and add the pics and parts lists.

    This is a genuine case of slap-together racing. Some of the parts i'll be using certainly have a value but all of them are on hand and genuine orphans, left-overs, "unknowns" or just plain junk. I don't want to raid my *good car* for anything because that's just not in the spirit of the challenge. I've also decided this is an achievable build because its largely a bolt-together project where looks don't count for shit.

    In this build i will be assisted by my good mate Geoff [username: Sv_i]. As some of you may know Geoff is building a 929 wagon and we've given each other a helping hand from time to time. We know our way around these cars pretty well and I expect the "roller" to be pretty much done within another day or so of serious effort. The driveline is yet to be determined but will be 13b-something. I have choices and don't want to commit to any one path at this early stage. Needless to say the car will not be powerchipped. Technology will be limited by budget and parts to "old-school". I'm notionally drawing that line at year 2000.

    If any other Melb PF crew want to check out the build you can call me and drop by for beers. But what I think I will really need is some hook ups with fabricators and clever cunts. There are a few things I would like to do that may require stuff being welded or machined. I just don't have those sort of connections and i certainly don't have the time (long office hours). But I do have the money and prepared to spend where needed up to the nominated limit.

    Finally, after a long time in the rotor scene, this will be the first running and drivable rotor i've owned since 2004! Now there's some motivation that has really got me going unlike anything else.

    Flame on cunts.....

    <EDITED SO THE SPECS ARE EASILY FOUND>

    Looks like my rough set up will be:
    RX-929 coupe (guesstimate weigh in around 1100kg)
    s4 turbo block - basically stock rebuild - can't "feel" any porting
    Haltech E6a fuel and ignition, 12aT primaries.
    Garrett TO4e-66 or similar combo with external gate
    Water to air cooler
    Jatco 3 speed
    stock welded 929 24 spline diff with 4.44's
    2-link
    volvo brake kit
    Challengers plus slicks
    Last edited by aaron_hogan; 03-02-11 at 01:19 PM. Reason: added basic build specs

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    The "lynchmob" are just pedantic sooky cunts playing for sheep stations who need to shut the fuck up so just value it how you want and build it!

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    Ebay link says item sold so no pics. So post pics cunt

    Otherwise good stuff, our first rotary entrant!
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    yeah i cant feel the project without pics, its like just listening to porn or something

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    aren't the old style oil filled struts the go for modding to get 90/10s ? it may help your 1/4 times. the seal in them is generally easy to get and cheap.
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    I received a text message yesterday telling me that hoges had had a brilliant idea. I thought it was going to be "Im going to get this fucking EA on the road and do 13's" but no, it was this one, which is an even better idea as hoges literally has a shed and farmfull of old japanese and ford shit
    Hoges, what about using the diff out of the green wagon? I notice that you have left it sitting outside, it needs some loving, it has the locked centre too. I'll rig up a day this week to have off and we'll smash some more stuff in.

    I also suspect that once you get this running, you will get fired up again for the other build*

    Don't forget I can get stuff machined up/welded at work if the techie guys are around.

    ps gianttomato lives about 10 mins away and he gets stuff knocked up for his projects, he might know peoples?

    *aaron has a extremely tidy RX-4 coupe that has sat unloved for ages.
    **I drove the wagon today, superawesome, just have to get that lead that the dickhead at autobarn got wrong and put the points into it.
    ***I know what you are like hoges, make sure you throw the shit pile away and not horde it in your driveway!

    Also, had a thought, maybe keep those old monroes in the back, cause if they are soft and shit, like monroes usually are, it'll help launch rather than the firm konis?
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    Fuck you for finding this cunt before me

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    Quote Originally Posted by <---cop View Post
    Fuck you for finding this cunt before me
    hit up aaron for one of his other 929s

    or

    cheap 929/rx-4 sedan bodyshells are out there, spac has one for sale IIRC.

    I'm heading over to aarons now, I suspect I will finding him sitting inside it making whoosh noises or this thing will be 99% done.
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    i'm upset i lost that video of that aboriginal woman taking a dump on a train that was on youtube
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    Spac's finally went a couple of months ago.

    He was so happy that he began to talk in the third person.
    $500 and it was a GOOD shell - a bit battered but absolutely rust free and never really pranged.

    Despite all the AR talk, they're not worth that much.

    the source:
    "that fool that send that message i dont want no old car to buy .the question was not the dizzy it is the toyota pin out that i wanted to no.that goes to the dizzy."

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    I still lust after an RX4 Coupe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spac View Post
    Spac's finally went a couple of months ago.

    He was so happy that he began to talk in the third person.
    $500 and it was a GOOD shell - a bit battered but absolutely rust free and never really pranged.

    Despite all the AR talk, they're not worth that much.
    I'm still surprised that RX-5s never really took off in value.

    Went to aarons, thundercunt was not home and is not answering his phone, so I suspect he is down on the farm under a car ripping off bits or rooting somewhere.

    I have pics though (hoges tell me if you want them to come down).

    Dashboard is rooted, rest of interior is good, tripped over bits lying around ready to go in. This thing should easily make 13's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Z
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    What are you talkin' about that dash looks mint!

    I'm putting my money on this thing so far!

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    a bit of armorall and that dash will be sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    a bit of spak filler and that dash will be sweet
    fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster View Post
    a bit of shag pile carpet and that dash will be sweet
    fixed.
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    13b turbo draw through webber style?

    This will be hard to do on budget with the rotary tax, watching with interest
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    Melb northern suburbs showdown! I'm pretty sure you live about 5 minutes down the road from me.

    I use the dodgy Asian guy on Grange Rd for all my welding. "You pay cash, come back 10 minute". Leon Mc Keon (the guy must have hated his parents) on Christmas St for engineering/machining.
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    I love where this is going.

    I also love that you have a whole farm somewhere full of car bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie-rx7 View Post
    second hand 13b turbo?
    Quote Originally Posted by OKE020 View Post
    13b turbo draw through webber style?

    This will be hard to do on budget with the rotary tax, watching with interest
    hoges literally has shit piled everywhere from numerous ebay impulse purchases over the years and cars wrecked etc. That is what makes this thing and this idea a winnah, hoges is basically using shit that is lying in his driveway rusting away to death.

    Quote Originally Posted by gianttomato View Post
    Melb northern suburbs showdown! I'm pretty sure you live about 5 minutes down the road from me.

    I use the dodgy Asian guy on Grange Rd for all my welding. "You pay cash, come back 10 minute". Leon Mc Keon (the guy must have hated his parents) on Christmas St for engineering/machining.
    Go to the end of hoge's street, turn right, a bit of lefty righty and that's your place. With no exhaust, I reckon you will hear this fire up.

    Aaron rung me earlier this evening, he was down at the farm harvesting a crop of more old stuff, he has a 'cruiser and trailer full of stuff. I was laughing as I can imagine him literally standing next to the trailer pulling stuff off the ground going "yes, I'll use that, and that too, and that is doing nothing, so that can go on, those wheels and that diff can go in too" etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Z
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco_VESS View Post
    I love where this is going.

    I also love that you have a whole farm somewhere full of car bits
    Appreciated. But not by my olds! They're renovating and their nice new feature bay window looks out across the *field of rust* (trademark pending). A re-shuffle and consolidation is on the cards. Not like I'm short on spares. These things are beyond fucked though.

    This one is a pisser. Dad's mate played cat and mouse over this car for nearly 2 years and was full of shit about it in an effort to extort over a grand for it. In the end i got it for nothing because he had to move. On the drive home the bonnet skin, so rusted, actually peeled backwards off the frame. The car had sat in a paddock in Werribee South for a very very long time. Sat with windows down and no air cleaner lid. Carb was full of straw, rat and sheep shit! Amazingly the engine turns and has been salvaged for tear down at a later date.

    This 1/2 of a green 929 coupe used to get around wearing the number plates "DEEBA". I spotted it by chance still mostly complete and scored it for $100. Raped it hard and chucked the mashed side/front to SimsMetal. As it sits you might notice the 5 stud chasers. Thats the RX5 9" diff. The width is correct but the mounts are all wrong.


    Quote Originally Posted by gianttomato
    Melb northern suburbs showdown! I'm pretty sure you live about 5 minutes down the road from me.

    I use the dodgy Asian guy on Grange Rd for all my welding. "You pay cash, come back 10 minute". Leon Mc Keon (the guy must have hated his parents) on Christmas St for engineering/machining.
    Yep I'm in Thornbury sort of near Victoria Rd/Darebin Rd area. Thanks heaps for the tips!

    Quote Originally Posted by OKE020
    13b turbo draw through webber style?

    This will be hard to do on budget with the rotary tax, watching with interest
    Rotary tax can be avoided. I fly under the radar. Have my own networks/sources. I don't fuck around and put my money where my mouth is. Jump on things quickly and will travel more than 30 mins to get stuff I consider valuable/rare/useful/cheap.

    I lost my earlier response to this but basically I can't rule any options in or out at this early stage. I like the though of it but doing it on the $800 left over after purchase of the roller doesn't leave much room. It really comes down to NOT SPENDING.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sv_i
    Went to aarons, thundercunt was not home and is not answering his phone, so I suspect he is down on the farm under a car ripping off bits or rooting somewhere.

    I have pics though (hoges tell me if you want them to come down).

    Dashboard is rooted, rest of interior is good, tripped over bits lying around ready to go in. This thing should easily make 13's.
    Right you were. I was down there raiding bits and assessing what else was useable to get it running, let alone what i have that will see the thing into the 13's.


    Pics are all good although I have more that show the fucked parts, before and after. The pile of stuff behind the car isn't even the half of it mate. Don't worry about the dash pad. That doesn't make it any faster.

    Actually the good thing about this is I don't have to care what it looks like. I forgot the freedom that comes with that attitude to car craft. I'm really loving just smashing it together without the headfuck that usually accompanies being picky or having things fully restored before they go near the car.
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    DAY THREE: 3/1/11 PICKING MY PRIVATE PARTS

    First up today after posting here I went out to the shed and found a good RX4 radiator that already had a big ass 16" Davies Craig thermo fan fitted. Pulled out the jack and stands ready to get into the front end. Tie rods are ok but need new boots. Bushes are flogged out.

    Then i finished cleaning up all the glass. I had to use a scraper to get years of fly shit and general mankiness off. Clean glass just lifts the whole appearance of this thing. Went through boxes of stainless trim and found a single piece matching the missing one, except about 2 inches too long. So just needs a trim and some decent clips to keep it in place.

    Then I sat down and made a list of stuff I could grab from various wrecks out at the farm, hit the road and landed about 1pm, in the peak of the blaring sun and earned a fair old burn for my absent minded sun smarts.

    So having identified that the clutch master was fucked and the brake master was also fucked I needed replacements. So i picked them from the absolute worst of the lot...a 929 wagon that was so mechanically neglected by its previous owner the brakes had worn through the pads, through the backing plates to the point that they weren't captive (ie: we couldn't find them!) and the pistons had gone beyond their max travel. Total loss of hydraulic pressure on the front circuit! And the moron was driving the car on a daily basis for YEARS like this. Geoff and I used to see it come and go and the owner confirmed he was driving around with the aid of the handbrake! And to think what would happen if a kid stepped out in front of this car... Victoria needs annual road worthies to get these shit heaps off the road. Only reason he gave up on it was because the motor developed a knock.


    Anyway, the booster was the "big" type and the master itself showed no signs of leaks. All the brake lines were routed differently on this model. If anything they are more compact and run closer to the body of the car in an area where i might need clearance. So it was a natural choice to run with this unit. All will be tested before first drive. I just can't leave safety items to chance.


    (edit: Just re-read this and it wasn't reading right so has been corrected) The brake system will get a thorough check and upgrade to some better bits ensuring the car will point straight, take bumps and stop as best as I can do with the bits on hand. I'm intending on using the red Koni struts that came with my RX4 since i changed those out to fit the front end from the Green RX4 wagon. And while i haven't done anything with them yet, the front brakes are volvo 4 spotters and unknown vented disks. I might need to get brake lines done and that's a potential spend right there. (Geoff has given me some flex lines for nix, but i might still need the short hard lines re-done.

    I pulled the matching challengers from another shitter. Grabbed a bonnet that was butchered with a Hornet scoop (what were people thinking!). Found an ok bumper. Grabbed a LHF guard (needs a little beating and rust repair). Pulled a genuine RX4 crossmember and an RX5 gearbox, some more tail shafts (no idea what length i need). Filled a box with random shit; possible 4.44 locked centre (edit: no joy its a 3.9), bunch of relays all wired up (thermos?), gear shift rubber boot, fuel line, battery cable, nuts and bolts.

    To finish off the day i started in on an RX7. I bought this thing a few years back after seeing it sitting in the street in Pascoe Vale. It looked good from the drivers side but had been driven too fast, too furiously and dorifto'd into a kerb (hence two fucked challengers on the back of the 929 nugget). I started in on fixing it up and had built a full new diff and replaced struts in it before realising the rails were bent when she was put on the ground. So I canned fixing it and wrecked it out.

    On the up side this one has a healthy but largely unknown Selectmaz s4/5 13b running a carby adaptor backed by an overdrive Jatco auto. I just started unplugging and readying the block to come out. Maybe I'll use it maybe I won't. But its time for the 7 to gtfo.


    Also here is some unknown suspension and a genuine RX4 diff. These came from a typical abandoned RX4 project where the car had a nasty accident history which was revealed after being pulled to a million pieces, sand blasted and left for dead.

    You can tell this a genuine RX4 13b diff with 28 spline axles because of the brake line guard plate. The line is routed lower and away from the hot exhaust for a reason. Unfortunately, most people doing a diff conversion (or even just a rotor into a 929 for that fact) neglect to route the brake line away from the exhaust or add any shielding. 13b/28 spline units only have one of two ratios and nothing else fits without a major headache. So its 3.63 or 3.9. I'll come back and post pics of a proper 13b/28spline centre.


    I'm back to work tomorrow. So won't be back into it seriously until the weekend. But i can probably get a few things lined up so each job will flow more smoothly. Think I'll be doing brakes and struts next up.
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    Most thorough build thread evar

    I like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaron_hogan View Post
    Actually the good thing about this is I don't have to care what it looks like. I forgot the freedom that comes with that attitude to car craft. I'm really loving just smashing it together without the headfuck that usually accompanies being picky or having things fully restored before they go near the car.
    Even some of the big dollar guys are going this way and loving it. I was talking to a guy about some work and he had a couple of big dollar drag cars there, full carbon fibre interiors including wheel tubs, 7 second time slips and obvious repairs to the outside panel work covered up in rattle can paint. One of the owners openly admits to not getting the panel work done because he likes being able to cover up scratches with a rattle can!

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    So jealous of having a rust farm. Going to put new seals etc in the motor? This is an awesome build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco_VESS View Post
    I love where this is going. I also love that you have a whole farm somewhere full of car bits
    Quote Originally Posted by dirty_sandwich View Post
    So jealous of having a rust farm. Going to put new seals etc in the motor? This is an awesome build
    Appreciated. But not by my olds! They're renovating and their nice new feature bay window looks out across the *field of rust* (trademark pending). A re-shuffle and consolidation is on the cards. And by consolidation i mean *cubing* of lots of ford junk. Not like I'm short on spares. These things are beyond fucked though.

    This one is a pisser. Dad's mate played cat and mouse over this car for nearly 2 years and was full of shit about it in an effort to extort over a grand for it. In the end i got it for nothing because he had to move. On the drive home the bonnet skin, so rusted, actually peeled backwards off the frame. The car had sat in a paddock in Werribee South for a very very long time. Sat with windows down and no air cleaner lid. Carb was full of straw, rat and sheep shit! Amazingly the engine turns and has been salvaged for tear down at a later date.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirty_sandwich View Post
    Going to put new seals etc in the motor?
    Largely depends which motor is used but given the costs of even a basic rebuild (can do the build myself) with not much more than a water seal kit and other gaskets it would be pushing the limits of the remaining money without getting me where i want to be.


    This 1/2 of a green 929 coupe used to get around wearing the number plates "DEEBA". I spotted it by chance still mostly complete and scored it for $100. Raped it hard and chucked the mashed side/front to SimsMetal. As it sits you might notice the 5 stud chasers. Thats the RX5 9" diff. The width is correct but the mounts are all wrong.


    Quote Originally Posted by gianttomato
    Melb northern suburbs showdown! I'm pretty sure you live about 5 minutes down the road from me.

    I use the dodgy Asian guy on Grange Rd for all my welding. "You pay cash, come back 10 minute". Leon Mc Keon (the guy must have hated his parents) on Christmas St for engineering/machining.
    Yep I'm in Thornbury sort of near Victoria Rd/Darebin Rd area. Thanks heaps for the tips!

    Quote Originally Posted by OKE020
    13b turbo draw through webber style?

    This will be hard to do on budget with the rotary tax, watching with interest
    Rotary tax can be avoided. I fly under the radar. Have my own networks/sources. I don't fuck around and put my money where my mouth is. Jump on things quickly and will travel more than 30 mins to get stuff I consider valuable/rare/useful/cheap.

    I lost my earlier response to this but basically I can't rule any options in or out at this early stage. I like the though of it but doing it on the $800 left over after purchase of the roller doesn't leave much room. It really comes down to NOT SPENDING.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sv_i
    Went to aarons, thundercunt was not home and is not answering his phone, so I suspect he is down on the farm under a car ripping off bits or rooting somewhere.

    I have pics though (hoges tell me if you want them to come down).

    Dashboard is rooted, rest of interior is good, tripped over bits lying around ready to go in. This thing should easily make 13's.
    Right you were. I was down there raiding bits and assessing what else was useable to get it running, let alone what i have that will see the thing into the 13's.


    Pics are all good although I have more that show the fucked parts, before and after. The pile of stuff behind the car isn't even the half of it mate. Don't worry about the dash pad. That doesn't make it any faster.

    Actually the good thing about this is I don't have to care what it looks like. I forgot the freedom that comes with that attitude to car craft. I'm really loving just smashing it together without the headfuck that usually accompanies being picky or having things fully restored before they go near the car.
    Last edited by aaron_hogan; 04-01-11 at 10:39 PM. Reason: moar photos and detail added.

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    all you northern blokes are around the corner from me.

    if you need a hand bashing things/spinning spanners, let us know. looks like a good candidate!

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    Northern Suburbs represent?!

    Oh, wait, im about 10km too far out.

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