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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 11 Apr 2007, 20:20

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Postby CancerWagon » 16 Apr 2007, 11:28

Sounds positively mean! :twisted:
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 May 2007, 17:28

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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 Jun 2007, 20:52

excellent job on that V8 conversion.
top quality workmanship there, like the gearbox tunnel and the way you set the engine back as far as possible for the weight.

just wondering does it make much of a difference to the cars centre of gravity with the extra weight on the front as i always fancied the cosworth V6 24v as they run 225 approx with a DeCat pipe, but not fitting it to the extent of moving the bulhead, only prob i notice is the steering column


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The 24v V6 is still a heavy engine although it has an ally head so without setting it back i think may suffer from under steer.

Steering!! tell me about it i'm on my 5th attempt :?
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Postby BAB67S » 27 Jun 2007, 20:59

thanks for that, i think ill say SOD IT to the v6 then not worth the hassle ill be quite happy with the light crossflow, prehap i will invest in a 180bhp 1700crossflow, when it has the kit and a rollcage on it and its ready for rallying but that wont be the near future.
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 Jun 2007, 21:07

BAB67S wrote:thanks for that, i think ill say SOD IT to the v6 then not worth the hassle ill be quite happy with the light crossflow, prehap i will invest in a 180bhp 1700crossflow, when it has the kit and a rollcage on it and its ready for rallying but that wont be the near future.


A well built Crossflow will give you hours of fun!!!!!! but you probably know that :wink:
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Postby BAB67S » 27 Jun 2007, 21:13

of course trouble i find with heavier engine especially the pinto is that it compromises the steering as you know but that its difficult too control unless you completely alter the set up of the car
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 Jun 2007, 21:16

Pintos are big boat anchor. stick with the crossflow
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Postby BAB67S » 27 Jun 2007, 21:17

yeah i think its more to the fact they are so tall so top heavy, never likes the pinto in small cars, its ok in transits, sierra and cortinas or even the capri, in anything else its just CRAP!!!
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 Jun 2007, 21:26

BAB67S wrote: its just CRAP!!!


Couldn't of put it better myself
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Postby BAB67S » 27 Jun 2007, 21:32

one of my favourite uses of the V8 was the rally TR7 V8 of toni pond what a machine and what a sound :D

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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 27 Jun 2007, 21:34

Oh yes the days when rallying was good to watch!!!! :D
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Postby BAB67S » 27 Jun 2007, 21:39

i second that!!!!!

drivers like
toni pond, malcolm wilson, roger clark, pentti arikkala, ari vattanen,s tig blomqvist, russell brookes and so on...........

a friend of mine has an ex works jimmy mcrae chevette, ive not seen it ina longtime but he has not used it since 1988, just sat in his garage, says he will never use it again as it is now a collector car but he gets funny wont let people take pictures or anything. i know its had at least one reshell though before he had it, just covered in junk and sheets now, what a waste. would probably sell it for the right price, but he not short of cash so it would have to be an offer he could not refuse
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Jun 2007, 23:28

chevettemaniac wrote:Nice photos!
can i post than in my forum?

How much is going too cost this "repairS" (job)
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 29 Jun 2007, 07:08

Shellysowner wrote:
chevettemaniac wrote:Nice photos!
can i post than in my forum?

How much is going too cost this "repairS" (job)


Yes no problem you’re welcome to put it in your forum :)
At the moment I’ve probably spent about £1000 that includes buying the car. :D
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Postby Gordo » 29 Jun 2007, 08:59

BAB67S wrote:i second that!!!!!

drivers like
toni pond, malcolm wilson, roger clark, pentti arikkala, ari vattanen,s tig blomqvist, russell brookes and so on...........

a friend of mine has an ex works jimmy mcrae chevette, ive not seen it ina longtime but he has not used it since 1988, just sat in his garage, says he will never use it again as it is now a collector car but he gets funny wont let people take pictures or anything. i know its had at least one reshell though before he had it, just covered in junk and sheets now, what a waste. would probably sell it for the right price, but he not short of cash so it would have to be an offer he could not refuse


I hate people like that - they'll let it turn into a pile of rust rather than let someone else have it.
Horrible thought - I hope it isn't the one that had the thread about it a few weeks back - the one with the engine in bits and rusted through body panels.
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Postby BAB67S » 29 Jun 2007, 10:19

do you have a link to the thread, i can read it and let you know,i should know if it is by the comments made.
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Postby Gordo » 29 Jun 2007, 11:03

Whew, seems it was a road HS, not a rally car.
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Postby CR500Dom » 17 Jul 2007, 19:47

Hi Excellent car, it`ll properly fly with the V8 in it and sound superb as well

Any chance of some more pictures of theh Bias box installation, as I am having the same problem at the moment with steering and brakes and it looks like you have found a sensible solution.

How difficult was it to get the Pedal box mounted ?

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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 17 Jul 2007, 20:48

CR500Dom wrote:
Any chance of some more pictures of the Bias box installation, as I am having the same problem at the moment with steering and brakes and it looks like you have found a sensible solution.

How difficult was it to get the Pedal box mounted ?

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Hi Dom,
i'll post some detailed pictures of the pedals tomorrow they are not bolted in at the moment so i can take some pics of the brackets.
It's all changed again since the last photos were taken.

On about my fourth attempt with the steering, things keep getting in the way. :?
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 31 Jul 2007, 21:53

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Postby Doive » 01 Aug 2007, 10:18

That's looking great, I've always liked the idea of a by-pass pipe - mmmm unsilenced V8.

Is that a white E34 5 series I see in the background on nice BBS rims?
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 01 Aug 2007, 17:18

Doive wrote:That's looking great, I've always liked the idea of a by-pass pipe - mmmm unsilenced V8.

Is that a white E34 5 series I see in the background on nice BBS rims?


Cheers, it's coming along but not as quickly as i'd like it to.

The car in the background is my much neglected and abused 325i Sport.

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Postby CR500Dom » 03 Aug 2007, 23:41

Cheers for the pics of the pedal box, that looks much more sensible :D

Think I am going to look at doing something similar to mine

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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 04 Aug 2007, 09:40

CR500Dom wrote:Cheers for the pics of the pedal box, that looks much more sensible :D

Think I am going to look at doing something similar to mine

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No problem Dom,

I got the pedal box from rally design i found them very helpful and they know there stuff.
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