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by KevinR
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Engine smoking

John did your mechanic check how the seals fitted when pressed on as I mentioned there were some guides exported to SA that were a touch smaller in diameter who knows why !! So my mate had this nightmare issue a few months back. As he was not a mechanic he assumed all was good with his new green sea...
by KevinR
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine smoking
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Engine smoking

John, have you sorted those valve stem seals yet ?
by KevinR
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 40
Views: 687

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Powder coating is always better in the harsher UK environments with all the salts on the roads . Only reason why I say this is the hardness (impact resistance) is better thus less chance of sharp siones chipping the coating away to the raw metal . However the preparation involved for powder coating ...
by KevinR
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 105
Views: 66706

Re: Wheels

A few more of the same wheels .
by KevinR
Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 105
Views: 66706

Re: Wheels

Some photos of mostly 16" wheels that I took this last month. Some good collections.
by KevinR
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 40
Views: 687

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Wow Mke, totally fascinating the process of plating you do at home. (Yes I know it's same at factory on much larger scale😀) Most people struggle just to rebuild the car now now you are going into the process we just farm out. I always wonder why sometimes you can get black shaded areas when parts co...
by KevinR
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 40
Views: 687

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Hi Mike, look forward to seen this journey. Keep us posted.
by KevinR
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals

More gauges. If your original pressure regulator is not working this one fits in same holes and is very good. It's always recommended by manufactures not to leave the fuel pressure gauge permantly connected.
by KevinR
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals

These are pics of the wide band PLX lambda set up I bought. I have put a bung in both down pipes for each bank to make sure one side is not leaner. You just gotta jack car up and swap around during testing. It looks a bit messy but as its not a permant gauge its will just sit on passenger seat with ...
by KevinR
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals

I am slowly getting this info together. The process can be costly however if you look at the value of the car these days and how the carbs are the heart of ii, it then makes sense to get the necessary tools and gauges in order to get them spot on . Even well worn carbs can be resurrected with the av...
by KevinR
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 354
Views: 118439

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

I decided to lower the front ride height as it was ridiculously to high. Even after dropping it plus minus 20-25mm it’s still pretty conservative but this suits the 16” replica Compomotives. Final ride height is now 165mm under front jacking points. I had a half day to do this with no hoist so doubl...
by KevinR
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Projects & restoration
Topic: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)
Replies: 40
Views: 687

Re: South Africa - 1982 GTV6 2.5 Restoration (50/100)

Hi Mike
Thanks for sharing your build . By sounds of things its going to a fascinating thread to follow with all work you have done. Any chance of the before photographs.
Cheers
Kevin
by KevinR
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals

PRE-STRIP DOWN . As this title suggests there are definitely some areas that should be checked and analysed before you pull the carbs apart . With any extra info of the problem areas it helps to give a closer look when doing that particular carb or if it’s an over all problem like a misfire on one c...
by KevinR
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 1900

Re: South African GTV 3.0 - All info, parts and manuals

Hi . Some good news is I have now completed my third set of carbs for the GTV 3.0 with help form my mate Jose (aka Powermods) who has been staying over here in the UK between work contracts and getting his covid jabs. So the good news these carbs are really good and the car is a pleasure to drive . ...
by KevinR
Sun May 02, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 354
Views: 118439

Re: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's

MD, aaaah yes to clear up any confusion there is a simple explanation. However I won't tell you right now as you have been half asleep most of your life and I am waiting for your sleep pattern to resync.