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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:50 pm 

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You seem to like the reservoir for photo's! :wink:

Engine bay looks very nice after it's all been rebuilt and tidied up.

Can I ask what size tyres you have on the Volks?

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:53 pm 
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The reservoir happens to be very close to home. ;)

The mesh have 185/60R14 Potenza RE-11 (came from Japan) and the other ones have mega old 195/65R14 GT Radials that I had lying around from the wheels that were originally on the car.

In other news, I played around with the Mk IIs again and took the rear springs out for a more proper test fit. I'll get the front pair fitted with tyres eventually, but money is directed elsewhere at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:32 pm 

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Is it ok if I post some of your pictures on my car club page on facebook?


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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:59 pm 
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Yeah, that's fine. :) If you can, just use ones where I've blanked out my plates (if visible) or blank them out if I forgot to, haha. Send me a link to the page as well.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:49 am 

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:17 am 
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Rolled up the front lips and trimmed the liner, so clearance is no issue anymore. Got some new Bridgestone MY02 in 185/60R14 fitted to the Volks as the 195/65R14 ended up feeling terrible, so I think my housemate is going to skid them.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:37 am 
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Got the Mk II cleaned up and tyres fitted finally. Pretty happy with the outcome. It's just sitting on bumpstops here for some pictures, but I would like to be able to drive it around at this height, if not for our the police not taking too kindly to modified automobiles in this neck of the woods. Oh well.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:31 am 
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nice ra65 celica the ssr mk2's really suit it ;)


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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:53 am 
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Woah looking pretty deadly there! Go-card for life.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:26 pm 
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Bump.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:01 pm 
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I love this car... :mrgreen:

But it's a sad reminder that we never got the flat-side IRS version here... :x


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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Spotted your rig on the Warrego yesterday. You were traveling right behind my work ute for a distance through the road works. It has a real presence out on the highway.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:34 am 

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This is just motivating me more to get that RA60 that has been sitting on Boostcruising in south Brissie for 9 months or so. Check/fix/swap the broken bits and clean it up so it passes a roady until i can afford to fix it properly and maybe swap a 22R with a couple of webers.


Only problems for me at the moment are cash and the fact that I'm still on my L-plates (going to try and fix that soon). Keep up the good work.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:15 am 
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Eeyore wrote:
Spotted your rig on the Warrego yesterday. You were traveling right behind my work ute for a distance through the road works. It has a real presence out on the highway.


Haha! Thanks, man. I've got a second job out in Gatton, so I would've been making my commute either to or from there.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:28 pm 

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Sooooo RAD Ian...keep the updates coming!!

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:18 am 
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Thanks, man. It's good to see that the car influences others. :)

In other news, I've started collecting a whole bunch of parts to basically rebuild the entire underside of the car in one fell swoop. This will include pulling the whole rear subframe out along with the driveshaft and the front suspension. I don't like working under the car and I hate having to disassemble things twice to do one thing now and something later, so doing everything in one hit lessens how much of a pain it will be in the long run.

The first port of call will be refitting all the rubber bushings with the full line of SuperPro replacements. From there, the diff and housing will be taken to a driveline shop along with my driveshaft to get the diff rebuilt with my TRD LSD centre, new bearings and seals and the driveshaft will have the uni-joints replaced and a new centre bearing fitted. The CV joints on my half-shafts are still good, but I'll take the opportunity to replace the boots, since they're looking a little old and have started showing some cracking. The brakes will be receiving a similar overhaul with new discs and pads (including handbrake pads) all round. The front calipers will be rebuilt for the sake of refreshing everything. The rears were rebuilt a few years ago and are still fine, so they will be left alone for now. I'll be replacing the flexible hoses with stainless braided items as well. The only remaining item from there is the front wheel bearings, which will get done at the same time as the front brakes. There are no immediate plans to get bigger swaybars, but all the link bushes and the D bushes will be replaced. I'll probably reinforce the sway bar mounts on the rear while everything is out as well as a preventative measure.

Anyway, only the first batch of many yet to come has actually arrived, which is most of my brake package, excluding brake lines.

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It's always good to know that your rear discs are actually larger than the fronts, haha. :?

TL;DR: I bought brake parts.

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 Post subject: Re: RA65 Coupé
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:13 am 
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More parts ticked off the list. :)

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