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 Post subject: Re: TX Shitbox Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:46 pm 
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Gemicoop update his so I will to.
So we haven't gotten far with it. Slow progress for Geminats.
It's had a few little additions to it.
I even got a new boss kit and put the old steering wheel on!
Uhley came around and started on the brake lines. We've ditched the hard line for bid. It's 3/4 complete.
We were sent the wrong fittings to finish it off but that should be taken care of this week. Hopefully do some filming for the magazine as well.

Things are happening incredibly slowly. i
I've had an off on my bike and had surgery the other week so it's a bit hard to do anything/the s*#t I wanted to have done.

Here's my list of stuff to get done by Gemini Nationals.
- Finish brake lines.
- Change rear rotors
- Change rear pads
- Repair some things
- Paint some things
- Put my interior back together
- Install my stereo again
- Proper service I don't think it's had one in some time.

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 Post subject: Re: TX Shitbox Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:06 pm 
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Useless update mk3.14~

So the bad news is I didn't completely tick off all the things on my list.
I couldn't get a set of new rotors to put on so they never got done.

The brake lines themselves got done Uhley did a great job of those.
We did have a small problem with the physical bleeding of the brakes. My mate Kieran came and saved the day.
He worked for the local rotary shop and had done a fair few hydro handbrakes for Targa cars so we got that bled up sweet (literally the night before we were supposed to leave).

Mick sorted me out with his old Sprint V. So I managed to hard mount that up for a passenger seat.
Re-assembled the interior wired up gauges and put the console back in.
Fixed the CD player.
And did a full service.

Went good did some things, drove like normal made Geminats and back home again.

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 Post subject: Re: TX Shitbox Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:19 pm 
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Looks good jonno. Were you making easter shadow puppets on the road?

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 Post subject: Re: TX Shitbox Coupe
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:29 am 
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Yes :D haha

I've got some s*#t to start on for this now.
There's a handful of things I want to refine. Passenger seat position rear brakes again

Seems to have a problem delivering fuel going up hill to I noticed also. Not much help for doing hill climbs and stuff.
Maybe fresh valve springs as well or something to freshen up the motor.

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 Post subject: Re: TX Shitbox Coupe
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm 
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You didn't see s*#t! :D

Relocated for a bit. It's got a fuel problem I think. Seems to starve at high revs...

Enough just to get something on the cement. Been called out at halfwaynats in October.

https://business.facebook.com/GeminiNat ... =3&theater

I'm a bit worried where what we are doing will lead.
We've also started filming as well...

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 Post subject: Re: TX Shitbox Coupe
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:28 pm 
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So I've been trying to work out a small yet functional braking system for the Coupe.
So far the brakes have been excellent. Pull up sweet even with the hydro in there.
The back rotors need to be replaced and I'd say the pads with them.

The front rotors and pads are still not too bad but I've been trying to get a decent solution for them.

"Google the kit from Hopper Stoppers Jonno"

Yeah I know all about those. I've been trying to find a more practical option for this.

"What do you mean practical? They work they're huge what's not to love"

The weight. I think for something like Amy's Gemini huge brakes are a really good idea. She's got heaps and heaps of power and it's primarily a street car which on occasion sees the track.

The coupe is different. I don't have any power (but enough to chop Lokis V8) and it handles not so bad.
I dunno how going about smashing 5kg a side brake upgrades will impact the handling and geometry of the car.

"You've got 17inch wheels on it faggot it's already ruined"

Even with those it handles pretty dam sweet.

So googling I've discovered the upgrade that is probably going to suit this is something like that's on the red car
VN V8 brake calipers
Magna discs.

Or Piazza brakes.

Darren also suggested these:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wilwood-For ... 5JTjxmS26s

I can't seem to work out if that's all the same bits but? As in that all bolts up to the existing hub assembly and that gold thing in there is an adaptor?

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