Search found 432 matches

by KevinR
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Hey Z, good call there on deOxit. Looks like great product and you can get it here at 20£ a can. Regarding air con I only used it to demist as the few hot days above 30 degrees we do get here i savour them up with windows open hearing the V6 sound :D . I used to have a small Sanden compressor in one...
by KevinR
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Good thing its still light until late at the moment as got home early today so I would do cambelt change. Always much easier to work with the bonnet off. The engine was rebuilt 3000km ago in 2017 but I still prefer to have fresh belt in my ownership. The engine was fitted with new water pump and sti...
by KevinR
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Often an annoying issue is a taillight that has a lamp that suddenly stops working due to bad contact so made sure all contacts on negative and positives were cleaned up and new lamps( bulbs, globes - whatever they are called around the world ). Also cleaned up the plugs. Some taillights you get cor...
by KevinR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

South African cars did not come with FOGLAMPS ! But the wiring is still in the harness and the circuit board is printed already . Not sure if the Ozzie cars had them either. As its pretty difficult to find another UK right side taillight I simply got an old taillight and drilled and old fitting off ...
by KevinR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

This is probably the only suspension modification apart from non standard shocks ... an Alfa 75 front anti roll bar I purchased from Wayne Ellett (EMC ) . As its off a UK car it was pretty rusty so it needed wire wheel before shotblasting. I put a few coats of black hammerite on as it would be to co...
by KevinR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

PietereQ, thanks for comment. I'm finding this resto pretty soothing as well. It's a lot easier than modifying and entire GTV with big bore engines and gearboxes in strange places :D This car I just have few small mods in mind and then I want to just enjoy the sound of the 2.5 with a really tight ne...
by KevinR
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Now for some paintwork and fit up.
by KevinR
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

I had a problem with one of the door handles and had to replace it. Biggest problem is your key set and transfer the locks. Kevin Strapp from AK explained you can move the locks over and bolt the new ones in. To hide the bolt/ screw heads you grind them down then recess the cover plate. The cover pl...
by KevinR
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Again random picks during restoration. The old gearbox bush was impossible to press out without creating damage so went the slow approach and sawed it out. The new type of bush does not have a steel casing and easy to press in. Good thing I changed the bush as it had totally delaminated.
by KevinR
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Sadly I left it to late to apply for VIsa as I'm still on my SA passport ( the green mamba) I was always hoping I would never have apply for Visas when I get dual citizenship but looks like I'm gonna have to apply for Visa again next year on my UK passport if I'm still here :):):) . Please take load...
by KevinR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Hi bteoh, I have not used my 3.0 or the 3.7 at all this summer as been working on the 2.5 in my spare time. I think another three weeks and I should be done. ..... Hopefully ! Took some pics of other noticeable difference with SA cars is the sump guard and jacking point. You can see the reinforment ...
by KevinR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Hi bteoh, it’s a customers car and a very good one. Mine is still100% original with zero mods or sunroof. Are you interested in it? Drop me an email I’m there today .
by KevinR
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Thank Bteoh, I also thought the gaps due to shrinkage ( sun UV) was a Southern Hemisphere thing but most UK cars are also like that. You can get new side trim from EB spares at £285 ex vat. Mine will do just fine even with gap. Rather put extra money into mechanical things at this stage. Talking abo...
by KevinR
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Sills done ! A lot of paint shops ( panel beaters , body shops ) often forget to check all the drain holes are clean on the sill and when fitting new steel panels close the drains in with filler.
by KevinR
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !
Replies: 107
Views: 1916

Re: SA GTV6 2.5 restoration and few minor mods !

Always seams a painful task of cleaning up sill trim clips. Good thing is these are available from ebspares and Highwood Alfa if you're broken or missing any. ( costly ! £3 each !) Kevin Strapp at Ak classics in SA had a clever way of using two types of sill trim clips locally sourced with modificat...