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Postby sexychevette » 12 Oct 2006, 08:37

Cool man. That rx7 looks like a good score aye 8)
I think your old chevette is on trademe: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... d=73130393

You should fully go J PORT or at least something extra loud, man that would be cool :P

Maybe post on Rotahavik for info cos there's a few rota gems on there :P
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Postby shoveitnz » 12 Oct 2006, 15:04

Cheers man. yeah thats my little chevette. I hope it goes to a good home. The fella I sold it to must have sold the tsw's or put em on one of his vivas.
I sold it to him for $3000.
It looks sad and unloved (if thats possible for a car...or have I smoked too much..)

Please some one in NZ buy it- its a bloody solid shell.

Hey- Ralph.. should I be continuing my rotorvette project listing thing in this section? I'm not sure..
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Postby Neilyman » 12 Oct 2006, 15:12

Nah, you`ve got your own thread here.....

http://www.chevettes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11982

Continue with the updates there.

This bit is for everyone to tell you how great it is! :)
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Oct 2006, 18:23

Neilyman wrote:Nah, you`ve got your own thread here.....


Ahem - excuse me, is your name Ralph now? :wink: :lol:
Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby Neilyman » 12 Oct 2006, 18:38

Shellysowner wrote:
Neilyman wrote:Nah, you`ve got your own thread here.....


Ahem - excuse me, is your name Ralph now? :wink: :lol:


Soreee!, no it`s Ralf :mrgreen:
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Oct 2006, 18:58

*mumble grumble, bl**dy smart-arsed fellow mods*

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Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby Doive » 12 Oct 2006, 22:06

Yes, and your point is? :P
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Postby sexychevette » 13 Oct 2006, 06:14

Shoveitnz: How much of a mission was it to get the w50 into the chevette? i.e Did you have to chop up the floor much? etc
Im pretty keen on geting one of these or maybe a w40 for mine.
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Postby mikuni » 13 Oct 2006, 08:43

Why on earth do you insist on a 4 speed?
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Postby CancerWagon » 13 Oct 2006, 09:43

There is nothing wrong with a 4 speed. Makes for less shifting :twisted:

Unless the engine has a rather narrow power band.
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Postby mikuni » 13 Oct 2006, 11:29

Haha yeah, he's using a rotary!
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Postby sexychevette » 13 Oct 2006, 15:43

mikuni wrote:Haha yeah, he's using a rotary!


pish. Whatever man. Rotizzles are good as with 4 speeds. honest man
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Postby shoveitnz » 16 Oct 2006, 15:07

sexychevette....
the w50 fits in pretty easy! I had to chop the top of the tunnel a bit because the gearlever was in a new place. I made up a new g/box cross member out of some 70x10 FMS- heavy but I didnt want it shifting with all that weight of the steel cased box and heavy old 2.3 lump hanging on it!

The bloke i'd bought the box off had already adapted it to fit the standard bedford bell housing. I used a falcon clutch.

Unless you were thinking massive power I'd fit a lighter aluminum cased box if I were you.
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Postby shoveitnz » 16 Oct 2006, 15:08

OK Ralph and Ralf...I'll keep posting pictures etc on the thread I started.

Got the little beasty running on sunday! more tomorrow....
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Postby Shellysowner » 16 Oct 2006, 18:52

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Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby sexychevette » 17 Oct 2006, 07:39

shoveitnz wrote:sexychevette....
the w50 fits in pretty easy! I had to chop the top of the tunnel a bit because the gearlever was in a new place. I made up a new g/box cross member out of some 70x10 FMS- heavy but I didnt want it shifting with all that weight of the steel cased box and heavy old 2.3 lump hanging on it!

The bloke i'd bought the box off had already adapted it to fit the standard bedford bell housing. I used a falcon clutch.

Unless you were thinking massive power I'd fit a lighter aluminum cased box if I were you.
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Prob gona have a cheap 13b na at first, but after a while i will upgrade to a mild tuned 13bT with prob around 300-350hp at the flywheel. I have a series 4 box and its pretty big(not so heavy tho?) I have heard that the tunnel has to be modded quite alot, for geminis running this box, and they have bigger tunnels than a chevette. Also i prefer the way the w50/40 shifts to the Fc rx7 box. I might look into Fd rx7 stuff tho (i like the way they shift) and maybe get a halfcut. *beep* you can land a hole series 6 for like 5 grand :P
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Postby Shellysowner » 17 Oct 2006, 17:05

Great news about the Chevette Alex - but only one of your pics appears to work (the one of the rear arch). Are the links correct? If so I think you may need to change some access settings on your photobucket account or something.
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Postby shoveitnz » 18 Oct 2006, 15:40

Bummer- I've just worked out why they dont work.... beacuse I deleted them from photo bucket so theres nothing there but for the one of the arch!!!
I'll load them all back on tommorrow.

Damn damn damn my stupidity.

Sexychevette...I'm figuring on havng to chop the top off the tunnel but hopefully I dont have to muck around with the bottom heater vents!

350 BHP ! crikey. Lots of extra wiring and pipework though. I'm going for the low power but clean oldschool look..
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Oct 2006, 01:36

hsr2.6, who should know where to post things by now wrote:Go for it mate ,a lad over here had one in an escort reved it's nuts off and sounded awesom.......
Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby hsr2.6 » 27 Oct 2006, 10:51

and where was i supposed to post it......... :shock:
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Oct 2006, 10:52

hsr2.6 wrote:and where was i supposed to post it......... :shock:


Errr... here. Instead of in "Members Cars
Pics and specs of cars owned by members (if the thread isn't about your car then please do not post in it!)"
Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby hsr2.6 » 27 Oct 2006, 10:53

oooh touchy :lol:
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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Oct 2006, 10:57

hsr2.6 wrote:oooh touchy :lol:


:lol: If you like. Anyways I think we'd better get back to chatting about rotizzle chevettes now.

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Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby hsr2.6 » 27 Oct 2006, 10:58

not me..............get that rotory in there........
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Postby Doive » 27 Oct 2006, 11:09

Oooh baby, what a great project.

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