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Re: New GTA Project

Postby simontaylor » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:31 am

Custard wrote:Mate I know you will have spent a lot of money but I can almost guarantee once you start driving it will put a bigger smile on your face than if you had spent geek money on a modern wireing crap car which you will destroy in a straight line. The thing with big cubes is the insane grunt from 800 rpm, I realise now I go on about it but have realised that a lot of people have never driven a high HP big cube V8, if you haven’t put it on your bucket list you will not be disappointed.


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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:51 am

Progress at last. The guy who has been doing the work on the car has been on the missing list for nearly 4 months and with the car still in bits I was struggling for options to get it moved somewhere else. So a massive thankyou to John Law , his mechanic Fabio and Steve Dell for organising and pitching in for the last 2 days to get the car assembled. The adaptor plate kit turned out to need a lot more adapting for the starter motor to work properly! But after being in and out many times hopefully the engine can stay put now, clutch all engages fine too. So jobs to finish are, ECU and electronic throttle pedal fitted - all factory Chevy stuff so should be pretty much plug and play, sump pickup, alternator, exhaust and induction which looks a pain as the plenum comes out further than the engine into the area behind the rear grill so limited room to get a bend on - the plenum is 100mm !

Car has had all the new suspension , wishbones, steering rack etc fitted up now and looks fantastic, every part is new now, every bush replaced, bolts all cad plated - it is better than when it left the factory. Except driveshafts which I'm going to get refurbed shortly. Only issue was fitting the big brake kit as the retaining screws turned out to be in a different place on my 5 stud hubs to an A610 (mine are 21 Turbo) and were to close to the original hole to redrill so Steve is sorting that for me. I think brakes might be important :0).

Car should be going down to John at JL Engineering in a few weeks to finish of the mechanicals and get the car road legal then back to me to sort out wrapping and interior. A lot still to do but feels like light at the end of the tunnel now.

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby clee » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Disk retaining screws do feck all but keep disc flat till the wheel goes on ....
Fit some studs and open ended nuts instead of the std bolts ...job's a good-un :up

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby clee » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:36 pm

I'd also get the paint off the hub faces. Might look Southern bling but you really want metal to metal contact on stuff like this. Caliper mounting bolts/faces especially.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Custard » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:28 pm

Looking good so the summer is going to be filled with the sound of music, have you spoken to the rapping people as I was going to get mine done but the surface has to be perfect, as any imperfections will show the same as if it was painted it will not cover up imperfections. That’s why I ended up doing a proper paint job on mine.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby clee » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:03 pm

No such thing as a free lunch....
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:51 am

I have a friend who has a good contact in that business so will have a chat in the next few weeks. I'm hoping a deep machine compounding will be good enough but I'll see what he says. I have a painter I now have some faith in - although he has never painted a GTA before I will see how much he'll charge to paint it. Looks quite mean in matt tungsten :0)
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Custard » Sat May 12, 2018 9:11 pm

How is the car coming on all gone quiet are we going to see it this year, modifying stuff takes for ever fix one thing and then there something else.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Wed May 23, 2018 6:51 am

Stuck at the moment waiting for parts to finish the brakes and John is trying to locate new premises and wants to move to take the car in. May get car home for the time being and get some of the cosmetic stuff done and the interior sorted.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby clee » Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm

Waiting for brakes !? Really ? Who'd have thought it ? quelle suprise !! :Butt
Must be waiting for artwork approval or patent :up
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Wed May 30, 2018 9:05 pm

A610 bells didn't fit - who'd have thought? New ones and brackets being made. Upsizing disks for good measure also.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Brakes all sorted now and fitted. Final spec is 330 mm discs and 4 pots all round. Wheels on. Car will be coming home for a while and bodywork and interior sorted before having the engine ancillaries and exhaust done.

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby stephendell » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:25 pm

Major mechanicals all completed and GT8 heading home today :-)

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