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Beginnings 72 Coupe Resto
#81
Looks awesome Ozcoupe. You should be proud of all you have achieved

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#82
Nice job Congrats on a job well done.

- Mike
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#83
Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback
Now all I have to do is get it past the engineers and licensed so I can legally drive it
Probably only driven it 10 miles all up so still breaking the rings in but it certainly is a beast so far!
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#84
[the power steering hose blew and eventually destroyed the pump as well]
You're one lucky guy...
No matter the odds against you, you managed to pull it off and it looks gorgeous! You can be proud!

For the rear seats belts, are you forced to have them on top by law?
Also you said, your engine needs to remain below 400 RWHP. What is the logic behind this law? A 395 hp car is ok, but 410 dangerous?
Or is it a tax category?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#85
(05-20-2019, 06:55 AM)Fabrice Wrote: [the power steering hose blew and eventually destroyed the pump as well]
You're one lucky guy...
No matter the odds against you, you managed to pull it off and it looks gorgeous! You can be proud!

For the rear seats belts, are you forced to have them on top by law?
Also you said, your engine needs to remain below 400 RWHP. What is the logic behind this law? A 395 hp car is ok, but 410 dangerous?
Or is it a tax category?

Thanks Fabrice, still a few bugs to sort out but nearly there
Rear seat belts was forced to have fully retractable due to 20% increase in engine power and was easier to mount them on the parcel shelf although I had to mount the 6 x 9 speakers underneath to accommodate the belts.
With engine HP apparently there is a rule of max 180 RWKW per tonne of the heaviest variant with ours being the 429 SCJ drag pack which works out at about 1670kg or 300 RWKW which I reckon I will exceed
The Dyno tuner is aware of this and can tailor my initial tune report to meet this requirement, nudge nudge wink wink you know what I mean
Not a tax category just the nanny state government keeping its citizens safe from old lead footed blokes like me lol
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#86
Looks great OzCoupe72! Hopefully they will pass it and you can finally get to enjoy it. Great job and good luck with it!

run_horse Run Horse Run!
John 72 Q Code
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#87
Today had the vehicle on the dyno and went well apart from throwing an alternator belt
Had to change the carby jets and a few minor adjustments
With the rev limiter set at 5900 RPM it went 362hp/270KW at the rear wheels with 1440 lbs torque
This keeps me below the requirements and more than happy with its performance
Sean was very impressed with the torque figure but not sure yet how to calculate this to flywheel torque
Engine flywheel horsepower about 450 - 475 which is fine by me but would be good for bragging rights to get to the 500 mark
Below is a video of the test and a printout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L-pAm7ItJs&feature=youtu.be

.pdf   Dyno test.pdf (Size: 568.59 KB / Downloads: 3)
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#88
I think it's time to put a bottle of champagne in the fridge! Getting your road papers is a formality now no?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#89
Well old mother bad luck is still following me around and it's not good
After pretty much finishing my project sorting out a few bugs, dyno testing and preparing it for engineering inspections I finally organised two engineers to put it through inspections, took a day of my new job which wasn't easy, got up at 3 am, woke the neighbours starting the car then proceeded the two hour drive to Perth on a cold morning.
All was going well and was enjoying its first long drive until about 40 minutes later I heard a sound coming from the engine then quickly looked at the oil pressure gauge which normally sits between 50 and 80 psi
To my horror it was at 40 psi so being on a freeway I had to find the nearest parking bay which thankfully was a mile up the road
By this time oil pressure was getting lower with nearly zero once I parked the car
My first thoughts are unprintable on this forum however I knew it was serious so popped the hood and no sign of any oil leaks, dipstick was full and oil clean
Hmm looks like I'm going to have to call the tilt tray again!
Anyway $400 later and no where near getting this car passed by the engineers I'm not a happy chappy
When finally home after a cold morning by the freeway I checked the oil again after it had sloshed around getting on/off the tilt tray there was color on the dipstick so my reckoning is a spun bearing so will remove the engine on the weekend and tear it down
Not good, broke again and need a change of luck(or engine)
Certainly not a time to crack open the champagne!
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#90
Well, that really sucks. I hope it's not too bad.



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