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by KevinR
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

There is so much info on this forum but you just have to take time and look for it. A lot of people are used to instant answers and don’t have patience to search for it . It used to be a lot busier with a lot of new builds but sites like this needs builds like yours as it always fascinating whatever...
by KevinR
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Paintwork looks awesome . 130 is my favourite red hence my track car and Junior is that colour. 😀😀😀 Everyone has their opinions but it's just darker red than the original we got on our GTV6 in SA . The code for the GTV6 is 530 but that even comes in three shades. Just can't go wrong with 130 :) Look...
by KevinR
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

I have been racking up some enjoyable mileage on the back roads around Goodwood. The gap in these cars from when they are "worn " to like new is incredible as they are such drivers cars where you keep pushing them and feeling the feedback. When they are worn you miss that feedback and positiveness i...
by KevinR
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Building the supercharger to the engine (75 3.0V6)
Replies: 227
Views: 46022

Re: Building the supercharger to the engine (75 3.0V6)

Nothing like a new set of Pistons . What prop set up did you run with ?
by KevinR
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Thanks guys. Really doubt it's gonna stay clean with the current weather rolling in. At least I know it's good for another twenty years. I had a small issue with the new reverse light switch staying on and after removing it and comparing it to the original switch you need to add 1mm washer extra. Be...
by KevinR
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old F1 Engine Development Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Old F1 Engine Development Documentary

I forwarded that link on to few of my petrol head mates . It’s so i formative if that’s what you call it ...mind boggling . Atleast these days you have 3d printing to make the sand box for the castings, that must save huge amount of hours.
by KevinR
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Old F1 Engine Development Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Old F1 Engine Development Documentary

Very interesting.. is there a part 2
by KevinR
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Champagne time ! The car went through MOT with no advisories or any issues. It was slightly on lean side due to fact it's from high altitude. ( Pretoria/ Johannesburg) . I think I have got over the fact the underside won't remain sparkling and now I can get on an use it. It's rained so much lately t...
by KevinR
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: MD has a racing team in the UK?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: MD has a racing team in the UK?

George has spent ages tweaking the front suspension and the LS to get this car to turn " perfectly "
Spindle flex is a major issue but new mods to the upright will help a bit . Will put some pics of this up later .
I would there is good company in our little store :)
by KevinR
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Feels a bit sad the project is at its end or nearly end. I'm loving the steering wheel position and set up mods with gear-lever as well. Just so comfortable to do some " aggressive " touring :) I did a rebleed of brakes today and rear brake adjustment. So I totally slacked off hand brake then adjust...
by KevinR
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: 75 Twin Spark Engine Head Removal Tool
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: 75 Twin Spark Engine Head Removal Tool

We used to hang these engines for days suspended over old tyres and just spraying WD40 down the bolts. Sometimes you would here a massive clonk in the night :) The last engine ( nord) we could not split heads off no matter what even with a few bottle jacks .... Engine went to the bin ! Maybe spark e...
by KevinR
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: 75 Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: 75 Upgrade

Hi , Weekend Warrior :) I have several conversion bits and pieces for that engine. I have made extras of these every time I did this conversion. Parts that I have are front thermostat conversion, bracket to attach alternator, oil filter attachments with threaded insert , trigger wheel( 60-2) pick up...
by KevinR
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Once I got the car out its parking space I could open up the doors and change the door rubbers. Door Rubbers supplied by Highwood Alfa are really good quality. They don't have the felt on it however. The doors still close nicely but you still need to let them settle ( or mould ) in position. The sta...
by KevinR
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Did some test driving today on private back roads in Surrey Hills as still need to do MOT hence SA plates still on. Took a few as there was a good sunset. I need to find some decent 63mm wheel centre caps .
by KevinR
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 147
Views: 5099

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

These do take time especially when you also doing engine conversion. 130 red is great colour ( my opinion ) !