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name for this car - what would suit best?

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Re: project 'tube'
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2016, 07:58:09 PM »
Looking good! Is that a Ford 9" hanging back there?
Sure is, detroit locker with 3.25 gears 35 spline axles, if you're a bit nerdy like me you'll know why I'm smiling! :-)
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« Reply #51 on: April 15, 2016, 10:22:35 PM »
Same as the TS 6000!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2016, 03:32:50 PM »
Sure is, detroit locker with 3.25 gears 35 spline axles, if you're a bit nerdy like me you'll know why I'm smiling! :-)

I can totally get why you're smiling. Nice!  8)

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« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2016, 03:52:10 PM »
Same as the TS 6000!

Awww yeah!

Big boy cam (well, big-er) going in

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« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2016, 11:00:40 PM »
threw the inlet together tonight to see how it looked, mmm nice!
80lb injectors and -8AN fuel rails means more nerdy smiles only cos I know what's comin'!!!!!
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« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2016, 11:58:20 PM »
heres the gearbox I'm using, got a rebuild kit on its way over
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Re: project 'tube'
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2016, 07:17:16 AM »
Very tasty! Are you going to be running it as a semi auto? I've got a DVD to watch on rebuilding one of these, I'm holding out as long as I can...!

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« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2016, 02:43:44 PM »
Very tasty! Are you going to be running it as a semi auto? I've got a DVD to watch on rebuilding one of these, I'm holding out as long as I can...!
Going reverse manual  8)
Been watching youtoob vids and have a th350 dvd plus the rebuild kit has a manual as well!
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« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2016, 02:51:54 PM »
Good man!  8) Saves banging it into neutral by mistake...!

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« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2016, 10:06:29 PM »
my rebuild kit turned up.......oh lordy


luckily came with a manual ha ha......
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« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2016, 07:40:40 PM »
something happened this weekend..............


will have more to report in a couple of weeks time......
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Re: project 'tube'
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2016, 09:34:07 PM »
Someone stole your car?

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« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2016, 05:26:35 PM »
Someone stole your car?
Ha ha no it has gone to have some more work done to it - at long last!!
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« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2016, 10:24:00 PM »
car has gone to www.custom-garage.co.uk
all work and photos by Wayne


this one I like the best
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« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2016, 08:13:22 PM »
super happy with Waynes work


will be fitting parts from the loft now asap!

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« Reply #65 on: July 10, 2016, 12:11:17 AM »
So down from the loft came some MLS LS9 head gaskets


the heads

and the inlet but I now need to cut the front plate as you can just make out in the pic it is resting on the front plate

and modify this MAP take off connector as it is hitting the mid plate
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« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2016, 09:18:55 PM »
So anyway I sorted the inlet
trying to get my laptop to allow me to post pics is very frustrating
then took the car back to Waynes to have the steering column put in and some, ahem, extras put in under the bonnet
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« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2016, 09:36:58 PM »
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« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2016, 09:38:12 PM »
inlet onto the engine finally
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« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2016, 09:45:30 PM »
this is where it starts getting interesting
what a smart looking front subframe/cradle.....


nice looking exhaust in stainless, with a square flange?

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« Reply #70 on: December 04, 2016, 09:49:09 PM »
nice thick n juicy intercooler anyone?


it looks like you could put a massive turbo in the big hole there.....ahhhh
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« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2016, 09:55:21 PM »
and then sandwich it between two rads


and then cap it off with a cool top plate/bracket

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« Reply #72 on: December 04, 2016, 09:59:55 PM »
all the other workshop photos are Waynes http://www.custom-garage.co.uk/

when I went to see the car I had to see the doctor the next day to wipe the grin off my face
I took this one myself, Wayne got the turbo just where I wanted it
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Re: project 'tube'
« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2017, 03:11:32 PM »
I've obviously been slacking on here as I hadn't kept up to date on this. It's at that super exciting stage of bolting things together now! It's coming along really well though dude, massively impressed. Who wouldn't want a boosted LS either...!

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Re: project 'tube'
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2017, 08:59:48 AM »
11 or more years in the making but well worth it!!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust