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« Reply #200 on: February 17, 2014, 10:11:41 AM »

The cross member bolt covers can be purchased from most stainless steel merchants that sell stainless pipe for railings,
they are the end caps,I polished them then put them in with a bit of silicone and they never moved.
 

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« Reply #201 on: February 17, 2014, 10:43:03 AM »


Re the bolt covers - another alternative is plastic stick-on convex circular mirrors that are designed to stick on exterior mirrors to give a wide-angle view. Available in several different diameters (I think the ones I used were the smallest available; 60mm?) cost about $5 each at Autobarn or similar. Stick on with silicone/sikaflex. No polishing necessary, cheap, quick, easy...

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« Reply #202 on: February 17, 2014, 03:24:04 PM »

Re Re the bolt covers, I turned some up in the workshop out of aluminium, machined an O ring groove around the bottom, the O ring holds the cap in place and allows you to take it out if needed a little easier than having them held in by silicone, the aluminium polishes up really nicely as well.

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« Reply #203 on: February 25, 2014, 02:49:19 PM »

Update ... of sorts.

I've got a new engineer coming to check the car out tomorrow, he's been in the game for a while so I'm certain I'm on the right track with him.

Front seats are set to be trimmed this week, and work to add disc brakes to the Centura diff will also start. My wheels will arrive in a few weeks, so I'm looking at getting tyres sorted soon, getting a full exhaust made up, and painting the louvered bonnet. Pics to come, and an update re: what the engineer has to say.

My money tree is dying at a rapid rate.

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« Reply #204 on: February 25, 2014, 05:01:10 PM »

I did commodore discs onto centura if you need info.
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« Reply #205 on: February 25, 2014, 05:51:22 PM »

Thanks Pete, I will keep that in mind - I've got falcon/fairlane discs to put on.
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« Reply #206 on: February 25, 2014, 06:01:29 PM »

you must feel dirty putting that crap on your car  Grin

Just joking

1 massive thing that had me stuffed for ages was axle leakage well being young and dumb i did this when i was 17 welded axles up machined them on dads lathe used an indexing head and his drill we had mounted on the cross slide re did axles then welded commodore calliper mount /bearing holster up and re drilled it to suit .

1 thing i didnt account for was the the original drum backing plates are 2mm and the commodore calliper mount/bearing holster/backing thingo is 5mm thick leaving end float in the bearings had me stuffed dor a long time..
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« Reply #207 on: February 25, 2014, 09:45:04 PM »

Good to know!

I've measured the backspace for the wheels - I didn't account for the difference between drum and disc mm.
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« Reply #208 on: February 26, 2014, 06:44:07 PM »

New engineer has been and gone, and is happy with the quality of the work done so far - nothing needs changing.

Good news  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #209 on: March 03, 2014, 04:41:20 PM »

Ran into an issue today - as mentioned in another thread, the Falcon discs that I intended to add to the rear increase the rear track far too much. It wouldn't be an issue, however I've already ordered my wheels.

A quick check with the transport department - I'm okay to run drums. I'm not arguing this - however I thought when it came to installing a bigger engine, four wheel discs had to be utilised?

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« Reply #210 on: March 03, 2014, 04:44:32 PM »

Your running a 202 centura was 245 and 265 should be right
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« Reply #211 on: March 03, 2014, 08:46:43 PM »

you will be fine with drums, especially if transport has given you the go ahead.  I have a r31 skyline rear disc setup kicking around somewhere that i was going to adapt to the centura in my daily.  From memory i was only looking at 10mm or so a side increase in track. your welcome to have a play with it if you want to see if it will make enough difference...what wheels did you end up ordering?
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« Reply #212 on: March 03, 2014, 08:59:46 PM »

I ran  walkinshaws with 225s think their 5 inch backspace actually ran 6mm alloy spacers on the back from memory as it rubbed the inner wall.



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« Reply #213 on: March 04, 2014, 08:04:44 AM »

Thanks Guys.

Ben, thanks for the offer re: mucking around with the Skyline diff - I will just stick with the drums. I ended up ordering a set of American Racing Salt Flat Specials.
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« Reply #214 on: March 05, 2014, 12:01:34 AM »

no prob, i'm a big fan of the salt flats, i'd show you a pic of mine but no more till after the nats....hahaha
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« Reply #215 on: March 05, 2014, 07:10:23 AM »

Are we both running salt flats? It's like turning up to a function and you see someone wearing the same clothes as you.
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« Reply #216 on: March 05, 2014, 07:47:48 AM »

Are we both running salt flats? It's like turning up to a function and you see someone wearing the same clothes as you.
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Not quite
tasmans everywhere
5 spokes everywhere
us racers everywhere  Cheesy
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« Reply #217 on: March 05, 2014, 08:55:14 AM »

And those Walkinshaw wheels... everywhere  Grin
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« Reply #218 on: March 05, 2014, 09:44:58 AM »

Not quite
tasmans everywhere
5 spokes everywhere
us racers everywhere  Cheesy
I'm going to slash up stinking  five spokes on the Ute  Grin Grin Grin.......FC427......
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« Reply #219 on: March 05, 2014, 09:51:26 AM »

Walkinshaws are trailer wheels now there so old school Grin
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