Shuvitnz's 'ardcore rotizzle projecto

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Postby shoveitnz » 27 Feb 2007, 20:01

Cheers man! hopefully rebuild wont be needed- its showing signs of a recent rebuild but ya never know...
If it goes pop then maybe a mild port would be an option(with a weber IDA it should be 200bhp) but for now now i'm sticking with the standard carb and manifold- even 130 rotor revving bhp will be fun in a chevette!
rotarys are unbelivebly stupidly cheap here in this country- check out ebay and see waht you can pick up good solid first gen Rx7s for- i'm bringing one back!!!!

Unfortunately no one wants to sell their rx2's and 3's here- getting a bit thinner on the ground. Going to an old school national rotary meet this weekend so i'll post some pics up soon.
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 11 Mar 2007, 10:22

Hi, im liking the project, im not a big mod man but I like the work your doing
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Mar 2007, 14:40

Orange of the engine and silver of the bay look excellent together.

Definitely a proper job on that manifold :shock: :lol:
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Postby shoveitnz » 30 Mar 2007, 20:31

Oh I am glad someone has noticed the workmanship on the manifold wrapping. Thank you Ralph!

If i do change the colour of the car in the future I hope the silver will work with most other colours so I dont have to repaint the bay.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 23 Apr 2007, 17:25

Alex, have you cut the wheelarches away where the turret is fitted to them? It's not obvious from the photo...
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Postby shoveitnz » 24 Apr 2007, 09:30

Yeah- forgot to mention that... after the turrets were welded in I just cut away the material with jigsaw- not alot needed to clear shocks though. then lots of paint and underseal!
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 24 Apr 2007, 20:01

Hi Alex,

Great work there going on. It must be all those cups of tea that are in the pictures LOL
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 24 Apr 2007, 20:36

Shuvit-pinto wrote:Hi Alex,

Great work there going on. It must be all those cups of tea that are in the pictures LOL

...and a enthuastic reader of Classic Car Weekly!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby shuvit-tim » 24 Apr 2007, 21:46

i still love that shed. this is a no nonsense man..... "hmmm need shed." *fetches ply-wood, builds shed*, brilliant.
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Postby shoveitnz » 26 Apr 2007, 15:37

now i need a pit.....
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 26 Apr 2007, 22:36

pits are terrible in the UK they always have a good 6" of "fluid" in the bottom of them, your better off with a proper car lift mate. can you not knock one up?
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Postby shoveitnz » 27 Apr 2007, 14:39

yeah- maybe....theres lots of trees about here...some rope and pulleys.

on other hand- 6" water- could go fishing with alittle more.
did actually notice water in bottom of mates pit other day!
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Postby CancerWagon » 30 Apr 2007, 00:13

shoveitnz wrote:yeah- maybe....theres lots of trees about here...some rope and pulleys.


Oh, you just gave me an idea :twisted:

But again, I'm impressed with how this project is going!
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Postby Doive » 01 May 2007, 10:01

I'm loving all the updates. Keep 'em coming!
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 01 May 2007, 18:48

shoveitnz wrote:I had to shorten shaft down with saw, file and turn it down true in the drill

my god man, your bodging knows no bounds :shock: :lol:
can we re-title shoveitnz from "advanced motorist" to King Bodger please
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Postby shoveitnz » 02 May 2007, 14:30

Yeah- nothing like a good bodge!!! I'm especially happy with the 'Exhaust spring'

maybe a thread can be started somewhere for best bodges?....
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 02 May 2007, 18:52

shoveitnz wrote:maybe a thread can be started somewhere for best bodges?....

i thought it had :P
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 May 2007, 17:27

"Hahaaawwww.... wicked!" :D
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Postby CancerWagon » 23 May 2007, 23:06

Shellysowner wrote:"Hahaaawwww.... wicked!" :D


Indeed! Nice to see it going!
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Postby shoveitnz » 24 May 2007, 14:01

cheers people,
took it out again last night....stuff the leaky oil cooler..i cant resist
very fun. have not drivin a really fast chevette in ages and boy- just standard it handles bloody well! Very fun!!!!

Going to remount a later series 4 rx7 cooler lower down once i've chopped valance out- and fit a vdo temp gauge so I know exactly what temp its at!

more news soon....
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Postby Doive » 24 May 2007, 14:20

Looks excellent mate, I'm really thrilled she's a runner. Hope you can get out and enjoy it properly!
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Postby shoveitnz » 25 May 2007, 14:52

thanks,
yeah- as soon as i've sorted the little problems out and I'm confident its a cool runner I wanna meet up- definately wanna go to billing or chevttes.com meet etc.
just nice sunday drives to some local pubs etc will be great- I dont want to spend summer under a car, had enough of that.
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 03 Jun 2007, 11:55

shoveitnz wrote: and fit a later series 4 rx7 oil cooler(WITHOUT CRACKS)


8) nuff said!

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Postby shoveitnz » 04 Mar 2009, 19:17

has anyone out there heard about my now re-shelled chevette? sold it to bloke in Ireland who crashed it 5 days later :( and has now reshelled it. :D

But any more news on it?

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