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 Post subject: 1975 Isuzu Gemini coupe 10.78 @ 123
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:10 am 
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hey guys thought i might post some pics of my green coupe as its nearing completion.

have had it since 1997, bought it as a lime green stocker, it is still the best coupe shell i've ever seen. has had a few brand new rare spares panels put on it to make it near perfect. had it on the road looking nearly identical in feb 2000, with a crazy NA G200Z, as that was the best legal combo at the time. also has a lot of other rare spares sourced parts, like every lense on the car is/was new, dash vents,etc etc. anyways the first paint prep job fk'd up, and i was left with a few rust spots coming out. thats when the new panels went on 8) as i took it off the road in late 2001. has been off the road ever since. grabbed a piazza turbo engine and gearbox as it became legal to have a turbo gemini.. then later found the 2.3 was legal so got a 4ZD1! and a GT3040R, MUA gearbox, R31 skyline LSD (yet to be fitted).. spent $5K on a sweet paintjob at D&P smash repairs on sunshine coast.

so anyways, i'm on the home stretch now, plugging away at it, as i'm hoping to have it ready for the jamboree this weekend at willowbank raceway, running in the street class. i dont expect any better than 12's until i get the diff conversion done and the boost wound up! here's a few pics...

here is the engine bay as it looked 3 years ago:
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here's the car in the shop:
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here is the back end of the car showing new TC lights filler panel etc
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here is the car out in the sun:
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here is an old pic of the engine bay with dummy motor in:
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here's a coupla pics from when we dragged it to the GM day at kawana:

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here's the clutch and flywheel:

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current engine bay pic to follow :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:08 am 
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Man, that is SWEET!!

That colour is awesome, looks like one of your excellent restos again!!

I'll keep an eye out for you at the Jamboree

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:43 am 
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thanks mate :)

come say hi if u see me in the staging lanes!

i'm going for rego tomorrow, mod plate was done today :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:42 am 
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Sorry about the delay, been meaning to put these up for a while!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:30 am 
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AWESOME dude! there are a few vids of it now on youtube too :)

hey do you know if i can still enter for the show on the 26th? something about entries closing on the 1st of september.. i'm hoping to bring it to lakeside, just to show it...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:49 pm 
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redzone wrote:
AWESOME dude! there are a few vids of it now on youtube too :)

hey do you know if i can still enter for the show on the 26th? something about entries closing on the 1st of September.. i'm hoping to bring it to lakeside, just to show it...


Mate, honestly, I've got no idea, he's got the sh#ts with most of the car clubs at the moment so we haven't received anything on dates.I'm a bit annoyed on that as I've been to all of the CJSS shows and got nothing in the mail, email etc. I think there is an extension on the show side, but I do know there's definitely no entry on the day, sorta odd really when our recent show in June was turn up on the day and 200 + cars came out!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:00 am 
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yeah mate he's totally shooting himself in the foot there, it's a shame.. i've got at least 2 cars show worthy..


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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Isuzu Gemini coupe 422 rwhp
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:24 pm 
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update, swapped the GT3082R for a Forced Performance HTA3586R, retuned it and tidied up a few things! made 422rwhp on 25 psi boost. has a lot more in it with more boost! traction is an issue in 1st and 2nd, even a little in 3rd gear with M/T et street 225/50/15's. i'll have to wind the boost back at jamboree otherwise i'll get booted off for running a 10 without an andra tech inspection!

here's a few vids from the recent powercruise held at queensland raceway. had a fun weekend blowing off a few supercharged V8's lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNQtGrEfTRA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA1SC66x ... re=related

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 Post subject: Re: 1975 Isuzu Gemini coupe 422 rwhp
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:47 am 
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ran a 10.787 at jamboree on 22psi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dp3Mso1 ... re=related

incar view:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkOoQlkC9P0


mates have been giving me crap about having time to wipe my eye just after i changed into 3rd LOL

was an awesome weekend, got top qualifier in street compact and runner up in the class against that KE27 as i broke out worse than he did!!

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