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julianB

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2013, 10:18:58 AM »
Mine was a 2.0- moved the battery there!

MD I'll try get you when I'm back up on the weekend
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2013, 12:03:44 PM »
I thought all the plastic bumpered GTV's had a boot mounted battery? However, it is not a well like in the GTV6's as that is where the petrol tank sits - it is just a metal plate welded to the floorpan that the battery bolts onto.

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« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2013, 12:24:02 PM »
My '79 has the boot mounted battery (no well) but my '77 has it up the front.
I thought all the cars with factory A/C got boot mounted batteries, but not sure if that's the case...

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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #48 on: January 09, 2013, 07:17:44 PM »
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but not sure if that's the case...

I am certain that is the case.

However don't forget that this is actaully a better palce for it. Balances the car better and the battery will last longer away from the engine bay heat cycles. Bonus !
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2013, 08:10:50 PM »
Yes I'm certain it's the case too  :)

Makes for easier jump starting as well, however only downside was when some
idiot knocked the battery over (me) and split battery acid destroying perfectly good
boot carpet.

Loving your updates Julian keep them coming, cant wait to hear this thing !
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2013, 08:22:39 AM »
I'm positive my old 80 GTV had factory A/C and the battery was in the engine bay, but my 81 with A/C has battery in the boot.
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2013, 10:04:11 AM »
my '80 GTV with AC has the battery in the trunk
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2013, 08:53:24 PM »
I like the idea of having the battery elegantly out of sight, and it should be something that doesn't need too much attention!!

MD, there's a prefix missing from my useage of the Tardis - re - !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS5vCaHGXpA&feature=youtu.be

Little bit of oppy lock, didn't really wanna rev it too hard- yet!

Dropped it off to Hugh's place and the car elicited a comment of "lovely little Alfa!" from a gentleman who looked familiar. He was doing some stuff and Hugh and he were chatting away. He went on his way, and Hugh said, "did you recognise him?"
"yeah- he looks familiar"
"That's Colin Bond!" Ahhhh duuhhhh!! Should've got a pic with him and the car - especially considering they're his old cams!
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2013, 08:54:11 PM »
Only lets me attach one image at a time...
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2013, 08:55:53 PM »
Still a bit to be done.... but getting a lot closer  ;D
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2013, 09:01:46 PM »
Yeah sorry about the attachment limit - 1024KB per post (up to 4 attachments).  The idea is to encourage people to upload slightly smaller photos and save on server disk space.  It's getting cheaper all the time, but hosting disk space is still stupidly expensive...
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2013, 09:18:44 PM »
Entirely understandable! Hence, I've been sparing with my uploads!
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2013, 12:54:33 AM »
Entirely understandable! Hence, I've been sparing with my uploads!

No really - post as many as you want, there's no serious constraint - but if you can, shrink them down to 1024 wide or less - save some space and they'll be easier to view within the page.  Great project btw - loved the video.
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2013, 10:29:34 PM »
Forgot to add a few:

These rear circuit boards from www.motozane.com are awesome, the rear lights work so much better than they ever did.

And a few more pics with some goodies ready to go on:

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Ex GpA 2.5 screamer, soon to be GTA..
17" Zender Milanos
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Restored tan pin stripe interior with Recaros
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Re: Type - R Gtv6
« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2013, 05:20:15 PM »
Been a very busy boy at work!

The car has had a few things done and a few issues found with it:

Rear bearings both shot so replaced when the hubs were changed.
Longer wheel studs used in case I decide to go with cambered dedion and spacers down the track
RS stuff fit to rear

Gearbox mounts gone- being replaced
Ball joints for 105 castor rods gone- can anyone tell me where I can get replacements?
LCA ball joints gone
Front right rack end gone- being replaced

The exhaust is being re-made in stainless from the extractors back, and re-routed

Unfortunately, the RS watts link doesn't have a kink in it to allow the exhaust to pass over the top of the left hand side, so Hugh will fab a section and use their heim joints etc

Lights with relays and crystal vision bulbs wired in
Wipers now work lol

And the piece' de resistance, the car is sitting on its new 17" Zender Milanos!
The wheels have had the centrebore machined out to fit the 116 hub, and with the +35 et, fill out the guards nicely!
They really suit the Zender kit, too!
Pics to come!

Ordering some PACE knuckle risers to mod front roll centre.

Front end work will be complete once the T bars are out and LCAs hanging- ball joints and RS stuff.

Running out of cash (living in two cities is expensive!) so interior still not done...

Just want to drive it! Hahaha patience Julian, patience!
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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"
bare metal project