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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:37 am 

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Turns out there was more wrong with the engine than just bearings :(
Something else has let go inside, and to top that off something inside the timing case has also let go and tried to punch it's way out. So over it, this car has been nothing but problem after problem after problem for the whole time I've owned it.
I'm going to start over with the other car. This will donate a few bits to the GE/my bank account then the rest will be scrapped, unless someone wants it.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:46 am 

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I've had a change of heart on this. I've decided to have a squiz and see if whatever punched it's way out the timing case was what was making that rattle, if so I'll fix it. If not, it's 4G63 time :)
It'll just be a high-ish comp (10:1 or so) atmo single cam for now, with mpi, ported 8v head and a stage 2 cam grind. Might go turbo later, depends on whether I feel like seeing how much you can get from an NA single cam '63 :P

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:00 am 

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Oh, this is how it sits at the moment:
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Thanks to this:
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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:02 pm 

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Location: New South Fails, Australia
Long time no post...
It's still pretty much the same, I have a new timing case for it so that should be going on sometime this weekend.
I have a job now so we should see some progress for once :D

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:36 am 

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Location: New South Fails, Australia
Some of that progress I promised :P
Bought this a couple months back:
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Sat around whinging about not having a boss kit, then decided to man up and buy one.
Oh hai
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HKB Sports III, p/no corresponds to A164 Galant/A183-A187 Starion.

I also bought this:
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The spoiler, not the bootlid :P
It's originally off a GK Sigma GSR, but the bootlids are similar enough that the spoiler won't need modding to fit. I hope. :lol:

I'm also in the process of hunting down a set of 14" brake cookers. I've got a couple of options on 7's at the moment (a pair of +0's in fair nick for $250, and a restored set of +5's for $600), but 8's are proving hard to find at a price I can justify. I might just end up getting a pair of Diamond Racing circle-window steelies (the DOT-approved Stock Car series ones) in 14x8 -25 for the rear, as even if you factor in shipping they're insanely cheap.

Hokay, that should just about cover it. I'll update again when I get something done :)

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:07 am 

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Just bought these also. On the left, 14x7 +0 MkI reps. They'll be fronts, I'll be moving my 14x6 +17 Fortrans to the rear until I can afford a pair of 8's.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:59 am 
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They look heaps better in that pic than on jdmst. I think you might need a better camera :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:03 am 

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Haha yeah, it's just a waterproof point-and-shoot so nothing too flash :P
I'll try and get those pics up here as well for those who aren't on S-G/JDMST/AE86DC/Auszoku, just have to resize them due to the max pixel limit JNC seems to have developed recently :?

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:45 am 

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Screw it, I'll just link them.
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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:16 pm 

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there's been a little progress since my last post. Bought diff gears, they're either 3.9, 4.3 or 4.6. Out of a 2WD 1.8l manual L300 van.
Will update when it's running again.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:40 am 

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Location: New South Fails, Australia
Diff gears are 4.667:1

Shit runs, barely. Rattly and stuff. Gonna swap over the 2L I have in the shed, put the 4.6's in, do a texta correction of the speedo with Dad's GPS, trim a few coils off these Falcon springs that I have for the front, put the tyres currently on the Fortrans on a pair of my Hotwires, put them on the front and go for a blue slip. Shouldn't take too long to get all that done, could likely get it finished in a weekend if I got stuck into it.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:59 pm 

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Location: New South Fails, Australia
Uppus dateus
Done:
-2L is in, runs good. Has a Jap head, carb, intake and exhaust manifold/Z-pipe on it, don't know if they're actually any better or not but they were in better shape. Also has a stage 2 cam, no balance shafts and a fully balanced shortblock with new rings+bearings. Using the narrow KM132 from my GE, with a HD clutch from a petrol L200 (?).
-4.6 rear is also in. Bakes the inside rear in 2nd on tar if I give it a hiding :lol:
-Has a dodgy exhaust that I made myself from a couple old stock systems and some steampipe with a stick welder.
-Dodgy CAI made from a TP Magna airbox with a gutted AFM and the end cut off, a carby hat from an L300 van and a Magna intake pipe. Intake pipe had a few splits, so it's completely wrapped in 100mph tape. Induction noise combined with dodgy exhaust makes it sound like a D16 Civic with a $10 pod.
-Now has a proper non-PS GJ-GL steering column, instead of the bastardised GJ PS/GH non-PS hybrid it had before.
-Bled the brakes, wore the surface rust off the rotors with a few hard stops. Could use slotted rotors and/or Starion brakes, as they fade a bit after five or six.
-Now has most of a GE-GH front end, as the original panels were far from straight. Still has the GJ grille and bumper but the guards and beaver panel are GE-GH. The bonnet is too, but they stayed the same from GE-GL so not really worth mentioning. The car is now blue, faded blue, white and weatherbeaten silver.
-Replaced every rubber bush in the car with either NOS rubber ones or polyurethane, did the balljoints while I was at it. Actually drives like a car now, instead of a sailing ship into a headwind. Also replaced the strut tops with NOS ones I found, still in the boxes/plastic wrapping, at the local tip.

Still to do:
-Shocks are munted. Require new ones. Will likely shorten the struts 40mm and run R31 shocks/R31 Pedders lowered springs up front, and TP Magna S/W shocks with GE-GH Lovells -60mm (effective, standard GE-GH springs are good for a 30mm drop in the later cars) springs rear. Will trim springs/add spring rubbers as required to keep it level.
-It peg-legs like a champ. I can either spend up and import an 80's vintage 1.5-way Ralliart LSD, most likely requiring rebuild, meant for a boxtype EX Lancer, spend up bigger and do an R31 Silo diff swap, or weld the diff. Or, I could be boring/gay and leave it.
-NO REAR SWAYBAR. These must have been a bit oversteery with one, because it's not there from factory.
-Put the stock exhaust back on. The current one's embarrassing, it has none of that trademark Astron growl. Instead, it sounds like a Honda. IE gay. Reasonably quiet at idle and just putting about, but sounds like the wet fart from hell at WOT.
-Balloon tyres. Currently has 185/65R14 Goodyear and Sime shopping-spec shitters, would like 185/55R14 Hero HZ-1 (same tyre as Federal 595SS, just cheaper. Because not brand tax).
-No rego. This will come once everything's done, and I'm not broke.

Piczorz, taken while I was messing about with my sister's new DSLR.
New (well, better) front
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt29 ... G_0526.jpg
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt29 ... G_0522.jpg

Extras
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt29 ... G_0541.jpg
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt29 ... G_0540.jpg
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt29 ... G_0533.jpg

That's a 14x7 +0 on the rear, plenty of room inside and out. Thinking of going 16x10 +25 with 225/45 and guard work, 16x8 +0 with 195/45 and guard work for the front.
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt29 ... G_0532.jpg

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:45 am 

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OK, so it's flooded out here in the boonies of NSW. So no work's being done. Add to that the fact that Australia just lost the cricket by 9 runs with less than an over to go, and I'm definitely one unhappy camper :(
As much as I love the old girl, being stuck driving the Commodore when I could be driving this isn't an enjoyable situation lol :P

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:50 am 

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Was going to be out doing a major service+a few other things on this POS this past week, but between my girlfriend leaving out of the blue, the resulting relapse into depression and a trip down to Wollongong to visit my sisters and clear my head, it didn't happen.
Will be back home on the 26th, will get into it after that.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:38 am 
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Sorry to hear about shit not going well. Hopefully you can get your mind cleared and get your things where you want :)

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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:17 am 

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Thanks man. Pretty well forced myself out of it now, so at least that's going my way :)

On topic, considering hunting down a factory digital dash for this. I know they came in Technica package Sapporo's over there, but other than that I have no idea where to find one lol
Guess I can afford to start looking at the gimmicky stuff now, seeing as all I have to do is register it then do the suspension after.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:27 pm 

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just a question,
how the f#ck did a duck kill your mums car?
im serious here
any way nice job, im here in qld and i need to find my own project when i get some money.

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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:35 pm 

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Ducks are pretty bloody solid man, it smashed through the grille and wrecked the radiator. Easy fix, but mum decided to get rid of it.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:41 am 

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This should be running again by next weekend. I've since discovered that the knock in the 2.6 was my laziness in not replacing the no.2 rod coming back to bite me in the arse, so I'm fixing that. New rings, bearings, gaskets etc, along with replacement rods from the Magna shortblock I stripped ages ago. So, rebuilt stock bottom end, with the head, cam, intake and exhaust from the worked 2L, probably won't make any more power but the increase in torque should be fun. Won't have to rev it as hard.
Could possibly do flat tops while I'm at it, depending on whether the block needs boring or just a good hone. I have a set of stock bore Magna pistons that I could use, and the 2.6 block is still stock bore, so we'll see.
I've also decided that I'm just going to grab a pair of 14x7 +8 MA61 Supra rims for the front and leave off buying wheels for a while.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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 Post subject: Re: My '81 Scorpion
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:52 am 

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Still haven't done anything with this, been too busy. Might get somewhere with it in the next couple weeks, depends on if I can stump up the money to buy this DASH-powered Starion I'm looking at or not.
If so, this goes on the backburner while I tidy up the Starion. If not, this will be on the road again in the next month or so.

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'81 Scorpion- Daily thrasher/track project. 4G52, 4.6:1 rear end, suspension work etc.
'00 Magna- 6G74, 5spd. Sensible, reliable daily, gets along pretty well though.
'79 Suzuki GS550- 580cc overbore, rejetted carbs.


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