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Postby shoveitnz » 24 Dec 2008, 21:08

After a crash like that i would slow down a bit. I like fast cars but it can be so easy to get carried away.

nice 4 door- we have one..with rust. must crack on and get it back on the road.

As for ideas for yours- ford crossflow 1600 would drop in easy, or toyota 1600...or a Mazda rotary goes in a treat :D
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Postby dubford » 25 Dec 2008, 11:01

thanks for the thread

i would love to take the credit for the cross flow but i cant... I bought it like that , ive just got the engine running right because it was ruff as fudge!

still got to put pics of the sound system iv put in it and ace cafe the other night. These will be up soon
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Postby chevette adam » 25 Dec 2008, 16:16

Yeah hope the ace cafe went well mate, saw you were going on the RR forum. Looks like a nice project mate. Some dishy steelies would look cool - as you mentioned you maybe sorted on that front 8)
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Postby dubford » 05 Jan 2009, 00:09

stuck a pic from ace on my build thread if your interested lol

upset a few of the old "classic car" boys , but the racers loved it .
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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Jan 2009, 12:59

Upset them how? It is a classic car!!!! :wink:
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Postby dubford » 07 Jan 2009, 14:57

yeh i know that but there some really really old vauxhalls there and i got "pride of place" by the door. It was funny watching them mutter to themselfs. lol
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Postby chevette adam » 08 Jan 2009, 21:30

What a bunch of savages, have heard of it before mate. Purists eh tut :lol:
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Postby dubford » 09 Feb 2009, 00:55

so ive decided im going for bigger brakes so cant run the 13" wheels ive got so start looking at wheels on ebay and cross ref PCD charts .

these are all i like so far:

bmw mini wheels are the right pcd 36mm offset but ive got to machine the centre. so photoshopped them badley .... what do you think?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 09 Feb 2009, 21:12

they're as bad as the photoshopping :shock:
modern style wheels are terrible on old cars.
any chance of a front end piccie of yer motor in the daylight as i'd like a better look at yer black headlamp surrounds :wink:
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Postby dubford » 09 Feb 2009, 23:12

cheeky fudge`er


corse but working some long hours this week so wont be till the end of the week.
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Postby Shellysowner » 11 Feb 2009, 19:02

Why do you need such a high offset - is it due to lowness?

I've got 13x7s that are et15 and have lowered the car 70/50....it is a bit tight though :D

Wheels that spring to mind in 14 or 15:

5 spoke revolutions.
Audi pepperpots (similar design to the mini ones you like).
Ronal/zender/compomotive turbos. (choose you fave, personally I like the compos).
Many many different porsche wheels, 924, 944, 928 etc.

Another option might be to take another look at the brakes situation if you haven't bought anything. If memory serves both Andy and CR500Dom managed to fit beefed up brakes under 13s and Wilwood do a kit which is available from Rally Design and probably TJM too that sounds like it should fit under 13s.

Anyway, just some thoughts, hope they help.
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Postby dubford » 11 Feb 2009, 20:53

thanks for the advice.. dont know what to do now though!!!

bought those wheels in the end cos they were only 5 mins away and the bloke only wanted little money for them. They ended up being 42 offset and 5.5j but i think they will fit.

i had the same size brakes on my nova and they only just fitted under 14" wheels so instantly thought they wouldnt fit. Im not shore what offset my wheels are though either.

so im going to try the wheels on and take some pics im think on it ....
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 11 Feb 2009, 21:19

dubford wrote:corse but working some long hours this week so wont be till the end of the week.

as and when mate :wink:
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Postby Shellysowner » 12 Feb 2009, 12:56

dubford wrote:thanks for the advice.. dont know what to do now though!!!


Lol, no worries, I look forward to seeing the pics anyway. Look on CR500Dom's progress thread as somewhere on there I remember seeing some pics of his car on mini wheels.

Forgot to mention with the porsche wheels that they will need adapters, which you might not want to do if you are going to use the car for motorsport etc.

All the others come in 4x100 though.

Another thought would be steel wheels, some nice mattigs, or some golf G60 steels maybe (both have round holes in them, which I'm guessing you like).

Finally there's Ronal 'Atiwe' wheels, but I don't know if they come in 14". They do, however, come in 13x7" et20... I'll stop suggesting wheels now :D
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Postby dubford » 18 Feb 2009, 20:37

yeh this is all good input .

thought about the g60 wheels and a friend has some on his golf so im going to steel them for a hour to try them.

stuck one of the mini wheels on the front the other day and it looked odd but i think ive just got to fit them let them settle and see if i like them then if not i will stick them back on the bay

got the pic of the front of my car herbie but now lost the cable for my phone so will get that on in the next day or so (when ive found the lead)
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 22 Feb 2009, 22:28

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Postby dubford » 06 Mar 2009, 23:51

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just for herbie

masive update to come just need to get some pics
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Postby Doive » 23 Mar 2009, 16:36

That's a really smart looking little four door mate, good to see one receiving lots of love and attention! Liking the photo updates as well, keep it up 8)
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Postby Shellysowner » 25 Mar 2009, 19:48

Those golf wheels look really good.

I know this is stating the obvious but have you checked the clearance on the inside edge of the fronts in both directions of full lock? You may also need to fit some longer bumpstops on the rear to stop arch scrubbage (I need to do this to mine).

Obviously it depends on the tyres that you use but even with stupidly stretched ones I bet there's a scrubbage issue lurking somewhere.
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Postby dubford » 26 Mar 2009, 20:35

didnt do the full lock thing but there is enough clearence all right the wheel. i am going to get a set of these done sooner or later . Im going to stretch a set of tyres over these so there might be a bit more clearence.

This is the debate.....

8J ----- stretch tyres over and go euro style
7J ------drop the car on its bottom i mean really low
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Postby Shellysowner » 30 Mar 2009, 12:04

7j and as low as you can go!

I'm only running a wimpy -70mm on mine - see if you can beat me :twisted:
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