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    #16
    Originally posted by HoonBoy View Post
    Looking good!

    Why did you leave the back window in when everything else was stripped out?
    I window seals have gone all hard we had to take the front screen out for the roll cage and busted the glass doing it, so we decided to leave the rear one in. I wish I did take it out as it is always going to be messy masking around the rubber. Hopefully I can find another front screen easily.
    B&N Performance Engineering - 4Bangers & Mash Racing
    1978 LB Lancer IPRA Car - In the making LB Lancer 4G63 IPRA Build - Now up and driving

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      #17
      The fronts always break, the backs don't, I hard to buy a new front but still have two spare rears. New glass is easy to get, even windscreens obrien can get it for you. Rubbers were hard to find but are now available from Phil's Rotary's ebay store.

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        #18
        there were two types of factory flares, the LA WRC ones which had a square lip and the LA and LB GSR Ralliart ones which were a very round shape. Lots of guys back in the day would run Group C LH Torana flares and man they looked tough.

        Galant wagon diff was an inch or so wider than stock lancer and was about as wide as you could go with the LB flares.

        CAMS have homologation papers on request if you really wanted this detail but IMHO go the LH torana flares.
        Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


        Originally posted by seedyrom
        my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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          #19
          Re: SIII RX-7 diff - sorry, no idea. But first gen centres are interchangeable, I'm not sure if it is only a particular series though. And yes, RX-4 is 4x110 and the 4x110 PCD blows chunks.
          Ausrotary diff thread might help though?
          http://ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2695
          Originally posted by Stix Z
          i'm upset i lost that video of that aboriginal woman taking a dump on a train that was on youtube
          Originally posted by Jim
          Sorry, am late to this thread. I have been protesting against whitey oppressors all morning with my people. I shall serenade this thread with my didge until nash comes in and puts it all into perspective.

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            #20
            The rally car ran a factory 4.6 and on the circuit it was way too low. around 4.3 seemed to be the best compromise between legs and acceleration, though with the motor and power you're going to have you may end up back to the stock 3.8 area.
            Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons


            Originally posted by seedyrom
            my neighbours called the cops...... not because of the sound of me working in the garage was too loud, but because i taped a cardboard box to my back, covered my self in vaseline and pretended i was a snail on their lawn

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              #21
              Many years ago I'm fairly sure that I measured up a 4x4 Nissan 720 rear diff as being a pretty good fit. The centres were interchangable with S12 gazelle and S3 bluebird, but I think LSD centres were few and far between.
              Otherwise I think that the very early 4x4 hiluxes were also a close fit.

              I ended up putting the venerable 9" in to my LA.

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                #22
                ^ sorry for the O/T, but out of interest, how much was your 9inch conversion MrBishi? I should have gone that way for my Mazda in hindsight.
                Originally posted by Stix Z
                i'm upset i lost that video of that aboriginal woman taking a dump on a train that was on youtube
                Originally posted by Jim
                Sorry, am late to this thread. I have been protesting against whitey oppressors all morning with my people. I shall serenade this thread with my didge until nash comes in and puts it all into perspective.

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                  #23
                  @sv_i - Hard to quantify as I did the work myself over a fairly long period of time. I think it ended up oweing me about $3K, but bear in mind that I went a bit silly with overkill items - 31spline billet axles, true track centre, new gears, billet pinion support etc.
                  The actual conversion to the housing is simple enough - shortened axle tubes and simple leaf spring hangers. The expensive parts are the axles.

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                    #24
                    I have finished off most of the paintwork now and got it back together. We played around with some slicks and rims today, i put 205x60x15 up front and 225x60x15 at the back. The 60 profile definently looks too tall I will have to go down to a 50 series or looking into 14" mags.

                    I am about to order in a set of flares to help fit the tyres and trying to find different front splitters but not having much luck.

                    B&N Performance Engineering - 4Bangers & Mash Racing
                    1978 LB Lancer IPRA Car - In the making LB Lancer 4G63 IPRA Build - Now up and driving

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                      #25
                      That's looking good. I would say the tyres are too big, 205/60x15 rubbed on the front of the guards when turning the wheels when my car was stock. The same size rally tyres rub on the rear now that it is lowered.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by HoonBoy View Post
                        That's looking good. I would say the tyres are too big, 205/60x15 rubbed on the front of the guards when turning the wheels when my car was stock. The same size rally tyres rub on the rear now that it is lowered.
                        I am going to have to run flares and chop the guards to make them clear. I was suprised the front fitted it just cleared the stock strut. Those wheels are 25mm offset I have seen a 0 offset pair that I like they will definety need the flares.

                        I am not looking forward to price of the 50 series semis over the 60 series.
                        B&N Performance Engineering - 4Bangers & Mash Racing
                        1978 LB Lancer IPRA Car - In the making LB Lancer 4G63 IPRA Build - Now up and driving

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                          #27
                          Thought you would of done the chopping before the paint?? Make sure you do the castor before the chopping, I can't go as far as the suspension guy wanted without custom radius rods and chopping the guards.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by HoonBoy View Post
                            Thought you would of done the chopping before the paint?? Make sure you do the castor before the chopping, I can't go as far as the suspension guy wanted without custom radius rods and chopping the guards.
                            Yeah I should have cut them first, but wasn't sure if I was going to need the flares.

                            Any hints on some good starting settings for the suspension?? I assume some more positive caster and lots of neg camber? I have my GH scorpian (I liked your swap faq btw) struts coming on Monday, I also asked them to include the lower control arms, I am hoping they are longer to give me some more track and negative camber. I will have to find some longer radius rods to keep the castor in place maybe I can make use of the scorpian ones aswell.
                            B&N Performance Engineering - 4Bangers & Mash Racing
                            1978 LB Lancer IPRA Car - In the making LB Lancer 4G63 IPRA Build - Now up and driving

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                                #30
                                For the diff, consider a scorpian diff(not a GE scorp they have same diff as galants)... i have a 3.3 in my galant thats welded and its proven to be adequate(disc brake too), they are a bit wider, but its not by that much, i just pumped my gaurds rather dogily to fit 13x7's.
                                Edit - to use the scorp diff, you just weld on some mounts for the leafs and jobs done, tailshaft lines up fine, though you will have to bugger about for handbrake cable, but race cars dont need handbrakes(neither does my galannt )

                                For the front end, i run GH green leg front struts(the brake caliper mount bolts to the strut so any future upgrade will be made easier), they have been shortened with coilovers and run camira strut inserts, ive also got custom strut tops to adjust caster/camber.

                                If your going run stock brakes at the front, a set of bendix ultimates~$100, a couple of calliper reco kits~$15each and new rotors~$40each will work sort of ok, just depends how much mumbo you have.

                                For the front end setup i run 2.5 degrees neg camber on the street and 4.5 on the track. Cant remember the castor settings, been ages since work was done.
                                Mad Cunt
                                Galant '93 6A12TT Calder 1:17.1200 14/03/15 - Sandown 1:32.0556 04/10/15 - Phillip Island 1:58.0573 20/03/2016 - Winton 1:46.5678 1/11/2015 (Natsoft)

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