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Re: Marty's Stock Rod Build

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You have some skills to do what you have done to the car. Is all of the effort to then smash it up in a race?!
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Badboyrich wrote:You have some skills to do what you have done to the car. Is all of the effort to then smash it up in a race?!
Thanks I don't do to bad :)


Noooo it's a Stock Rod so a none contact formula so all be it you get some scuffs and knocks ECT it should last a few years easy it's not a banger :)

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Dash all painted a quick wipe over and it's ready for sign writing it's now time to get it built up :)

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Coming along nicely :)

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Epic work at such a fast pace 8)
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All ready for sign writing tomorrow can't wait to have it done should be a good update tomorrow :)
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Been a very long day but all sigh writing is finally done and the sign writer has done a cracking job I'll let the pictures do the talking :)
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Bit of an update had not done much recently due to being ill.

Main Live and Earth cables all fitted.

Gearbox is now rebuilt and back in with locked diff and the correct Diff and 2nd gear ratio.

Also have the dash all built up and just a few bits left to do on the wiring.

It's getting there slowly but surely.ImageImageImage


Car needs a good clean out inside but it's getting there [emoji16]


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Just gone through this, cracking build mate ! :thumbup:

Is that a Mk2 Astra indicator on the dash lol ? :lol:
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ROVER-25X wrote:Just gone through this, cracking build mate ! [emoji106]

Is that a Mk2 Astra indicator on the dash lol ? [emoji38]
Thanks

Close it's a Nova side repeater makes an ideal oil pressure warning light [emoji38]

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Lol, i'll take it, nice touch though.
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Time for another update a fair bit been done

Dash complete

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Seat fitted

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Harnesses fitted

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Fuel tank fitted
Fuel pump fitted
Firewall fitted

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Ignition module fitted

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Ignition system tested and sparking

Coil fitted

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Gearbox earth to chassis

Charging point for battery made

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Breather fitted

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Roof colour grading added
Roof number added

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Window net added

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Alloy footwell and foot rest added
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Lower arm made with ball joint moved for stagger and camber

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Think that's about it for minute :)

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Its all these little bits that can consume your time too, how did you get on time wise with all these ?
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Looking good Marty looks almost done! Well done should be a beast!
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ROVER-25X wrote:Its all these little bits that can consume your time too, how did you get on time wise with all these ?
I have been doing it evenings after work and weekends and is nearly there still waiting on engine to come back from machine shop



Thanks :)

Got the suspention on the other night it now sits like a stock rod and has the camber to N/S/F wheel

The car now runs 2.25 springs that way I can easily alter the length and lb of spring if i need to tweek the handling I should not be to far of with the length an lb I have chosen.

The car also now on Gaz shocks all round which are valved correctly for a stock rod.


If you look you will see the car leans to O/S/F as I race in a clockwise direction

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Here is the camber added
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I have since tidied the garage up as it was looking a right mess


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Oh god don't remind me, I have two, both bombsites. :(
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That makes 3! Really need to get round to sorting my logger out! That's some serious camber Marty! Should be good fun!
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A few upto date pictures and one set of wheels painted ..ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


Still waiting on engine to come back from machine shop.....

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Not keen on the rims but they look mint.
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ROVER-25X wrote:Not keen on the rims but they look mint.
They are used on the inside O/S as they are ET49

On the outside N/S I will run a different style that's ET13

It's not about looks it's about offset and J as it makes a huge difference how a car will handle on the oval

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These are the outside wheels and you can see the difference

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Inside wheels fitted looking like a stock rod now [emoji16]ImageImage

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Little bit of an update been very busy with other things but the engine is slowly coming together
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Coming together nicely

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Re: Marty's Stock Rod Build

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Engine is progressing nicely mate. :D
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