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Hub Caps or Dress rims?
Poll ended at Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:48 am
Hub Caps 27%  27%  [ 9 ]
Dress rims, original bolt and centre caps 73%  73%  [ 24 ]
Total votes : 33
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:04 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Still waiting on other people. So out comes the motor from one car and into another. Not happy the gearbox mount so I will have to make another, again.
Hope to start it and try for an exhaust before everyone shuts down for Christmas.

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:42 am 
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Location: Still aboard the Deathstar with my Plasma cutter
Better get a wriggle on, Christmas will be here before ya know it :shock:

I got Dad coming over from Tasmania this year. Looking forward to taking him for a blast in mine. 8)

He was always into Valiant Chargers as a youngster....glad i never went down that road :|


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:13 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Yes Christmas is so close

I like most cars and Valiant's are cool. I don't think you are able to call them what they where call back then. :D

Got the roof lining done today. Very happy with it. Windscreens are booked in to be done before Christmas. But the exhaust has to wait till all the workshops open back up. Should be able to get Rego on the same day.

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:36 am 
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Getting close...... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:37 am 
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very very nice! getting excited? lol :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:50 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Yesterday I made some oil lines up. I had a few blue and red ends, so I put them in caustic soda and got some nylon braided hose. I quite like them they don’t stand out to much.
The car has all its oil in it and I have cranked the motor over now. Need to put on a carby and hopefully start it up.
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:36 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Well I have had some productive work over the last couple of stinking hot days

Started the engine and got it to idle with just the extractors 8)
Windscreen is in and back glass as well the car looks complete now
Exhaust is book in but not till 6th Jan :cry:
Last thing is to redo the gearbox mount

I haven't a video yet it's loud


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:27 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:57 am 
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Very nice, you don't stuff around. Is your Weber jetted ? I need smaller idle jets, blowing constant fuel smoke at idle from exhaust. Mine is still a bit if a pig to start, hope you have a smoother run. I was hoping to take it fir a run today but was afraid if it stopped I'd have a headache on my hands. I hope the local carby shop is open before new year so I get buy some 60f10 idle jets.

What are the engine specs ?


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:15 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
The motor is out off the coupe. 12a Bridge port. I have Dyno'd the motor before but I will have to do it again as it is tuned for the track not street. I will have to change the idle jets and probably the chokes too.
It starts OK but I have change the dizzy as well the rotor button was smashed which I didn't know about till the other day.
I'm fairly confident with the car so hope to drive it straight away


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:45 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:18 pm
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Location: Perth, Australia
Wow.. Looks amazing - so jealous right now!!

Never seen this colour/configuration before - now it's complete it is really a winner! Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 3:00 am 

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Location: Adelaide
Top work! Looks so damn good. What a nice Chrissy present to you and your family! :lol: It's great motivation for me to see it come together.


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:49 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:03 am
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Location: Adalaide, Australia
It looks so good mate. Got to be happy with that

looks like you need to get a new gearbox and hand brake leather boots to finish it off now. the rest looks perfect


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:36 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Thanks. I’m very happy with the colour choose (well I did it the same as it came from the factory)
It does look good and I can’t wait to drive it. Just hope someone doesn’t like it better than me and decides to take it from me.
Yes I have new boots just need to fit them. Alot of under the bonnet needs a good clean. There are still a lot of other things to do and some things I will change as time goes on. Some parts I hope to swap out when I find better quality ones.
Looking back through the thread (some stuff missing) it took 12 months which isn’t too bad but more to come I would say
The hubbys have grown on me and I think they will stay. It just looks right.

Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Congrats on an absolutely awesome build!! :D Well done mate...
She looks super cool exactly as she is now. Love the colour and the hub caps. Both are very stylish! 8) Quite a different look from you usual RX-2, RX-3 and RX-4 resto - and in my opinion all the better for it...

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:39 pm 
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I found NRMA classic car insurance to be really competitive and cheaper than the so called specialist insurers. They also have far less restrictions than the likes of Shannon's. There rate was too cheap not to go with if you ask me.

If I went with Shannons the car would be basically insured to sit in the garage, their restriction to twice a month use was ridiculous to get a half decent rate. I get either 8 or 10,000 kms use (can't remember which) with the NRMA policy including accommodation cover if I break down which the other company doesn't offer. The only thing NRMA doesn't offer is a free windscreen but at $150 - 200 for a new one who cares. You also get to keep the wreck if something bad happens.

Just thought it was worth mentioning since you live in NSW.


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:19 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Well 12 months yesterday. I gave it a wash and a drive around the colder sac. Noisy but it works. Fixing the little things like the steering lock, horn, wiper blades and washer bottle. I changed the carby back to stock but it needs to be pulled down and kited. I am too lazy so the weber will go back on for rego (that sounds wrong) Need to bend the shifter to get a more central position. Some underlay
Still very stoked to get it going but my wife thinks I look to big to be driving a little car (lucky I ditched the R100 build)

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:30 am 

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thats a wicked awesome rx3
all that work in just 1 year, you almost make it look easy
tough choice on the weber or stock carb, either way it is dope ass really


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:15 pm 

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:53 am
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Congrats Rohan! Great work


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:33 am 

Joined: Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:15 am
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Nice work Rohan :tu: looks Awesome!! 8)


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