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julianB

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2012, 02:32:23 PM »
Thanks for that, Festy! I can smell a trip to Clark rubber coming on!

Anyone else used Scott's old rubber?
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2012, 09:23:58 PM »
I used Scotts some years back.  Nothing wrong with them, but unless the seals for things like the doors are exactly right in X-section, they either won't seal, or you'l have problems shutting the doors.  The Alfetta coupe door gaps are pretty tight along the front section and few mms extra rubber makes a big difference.

Notice how modern cars all have big fat sealing rubbers?

From memory the 116 coupe boot rubber has an inner foam section that is supposed to sit at the forward corners.  It 'lifts' the front of the hatch and helps keep the thing tight without it collapsing the seal, and helps to pop the hatch open when press the release button.  If you are fitting new seals you can usually cut the old ones apart and retrieve these foam sections.  With some talc you can work them into position in the new rubbers.

When installing rubbers held in place by pinchweld, make sure you 'push' the rubber home so it compresses the pinchweld. Push it really hard and work up a sweat  :)  Most people tend to just roll the pinchweld along the flanges but this invisibly spreads the pinchweld fingers and eventually the pinchweld naturally shrinks and the seals pull away at the corners, plus your seal is mysteriously an inch or two short at the join.
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julianB

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2012, 09:45:07 AM »
Had some luck at Clark rubber with seals- thanks for the tips guys!

RS suspension and watts link arrived yesterday.

Anyone after a full set of bilsteins?
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2012, 08:37:37 PM »
I purchased some rubber from Scotts for the hatch seal and it works a treat. It was a little hard to close to start with but when you push the button it springs right up

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012, 05:02:32 PM »

RS suspension and watts link arrived yesterday.

Anyone after a full set of bilsteins?

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2012, 06:00:12 PM »
Painted.... kit to go on.... bonnet still to be sorted....still to buy seals....still to swap to my 5 bolt hubs and put the 156 Superturismo rims on with the RS Coilovers and watts link, before figuring out new discs for the GTA Brembos. Once it's driving I'll start looking to wire up the E11v2.

Colour? Would you believe it's a Honda Milano red with some violet added... I wanted a pure red, rather than one with orange or brown undertones. I'm very happy with the result!
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2012, 06:01:59 PM »
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Restored tan pin stripe interior with Recaros
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2012, 06:02:43 PM »
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julianB

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2012, 06:05:18 PM »
The wheels are for sale if any one is interested, and I still have Bilsteins for sale- open to offers.
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2012, 10:26:47 PM »
car will be home this weekend so I can start putting her back together.

Got some KBS Coatings (similar to POR15, but Aussie) black paint.

I'll be scuffing up the control arms, de dion and fuel tank and brushing it on. It just looks too good under there now that it's painted!
This stuff is self levelling and is meant to be a very strong finish.

Has anyone ever rebuilt GTA brembos before? I'm thinking i'd like to have mine blasted and powder coated yellow- just wondering how hard they are to rebuild.
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Ex GpA 2.5 screamer, soon to be GTA..
17" Zender Milanos
RSR kit
PACE knuckle risers
Restored tan pin stripe interior with Recaros
330mm Brembo conversion underway

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2012, 10:27:31 PM »
One more.
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Ex GpA 2.5 screamer, soon to be GTA..
17" Zender Milanos
RSR kit
PACE knuckle risers
Restored tan pin stripe interior with Recaros
330mm Brembo conversion underway

'68 step nose Junior "Romeo"
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Al Campbell

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2012, 08:02:36 AM »
Very Nice. I love these cars when they are being rebuilt - I think it might be 'cause you see more of the basic lines.

You're selling those wheels? i think they look good on the car, but wheels are such a personal thing.

Good work and good luck,

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2012, 09:59:27 PM »
Thanks Al- I guess I've been looking at the wheels for a long time now!

They were on the car when I bought it. As the car was once a 2.0, it's got the 4x98 hubs, so the wheels are 4 bolt.

I've always wanted 17s (and I won't lie, I'm even contemplating these 18s - http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com.au/viewitem?itemId=280952448967&index=1&nav=SEARCH&nid=16214421484 or possibly these in 17s -http://www.rotaaustralia.com.au/d1_c65201_65384.htm ), so when a set of 156 rims came
Up for sale with good tread on them, I bit the bullet and got them... They're the 17x7 superturismo wheels- they look ok (I think I'll paint them black), but they were mainly to get rego with- they're gonna get semi slicks later, and the others will become road wheels.
I'll be changing to 5 bolt hubs this weekend, so I'll try get a pic of it on the 156 rims
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Ex GpA 2.5 screamer, soon to be GTA..
17" Zender Milanos
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julianB

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2012, 12:03:04 AM »
Front hubs done- leaving the rears alone- no bearing puller.... So will take the car to someone who is going to help get it ready for rego- including this.

Carpet from tru fit on the way, and seals from mr fiat along the way....
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Ex GpA 2.5 screamer, soon to be GTA..
17" Zender Milanos
RSR kit
PACE knuckle risers
Restored tan pin stripe interior with Recaros
330mm Brembo conversion underway

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2012, 09:09:47 PM »
the superturismo wheels are good but offset is shithouse, there is a good 60mm gap between rubber and guard on mine. and from the back or on an angle it looks terrible...
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