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Mat Francis

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The 90 project
« on: February 07, 2011, 08:11:14 PM »
As requested, and possibly to my embarrassment, here is the thread for my 90. Should make a pretty nice road car in the coming months, and be a whole lot more drivable than the alfetta.

Paid virtually nothing for it, with the intention of taking the mechanicals for another project. Unfortunately, the body has no rust, and the interior has all been re done recently, and i can't bring myself to wreck it.

Parts I will be looking to acquire in the next few months will include an exhaust system (excluding headers), a starter motor and the trip computer thing.

To try and get some sort of reliability, I will be pulling the engine and rebuilding it as one of the first jobs to complete.

Other planned changes will be a bigger alternator from something more common, hopefully a more modern air compressor, and the most important modification will be the headlights. Not sure exactly which ones I'm going to use yet, but thinking something from a BMW. After running the HID's in the alfetta, there is no way I'm gonna be happy with standard lights. (especially when they are worth twice as much as I paid for the car). Will take a bit of cutting and welding, but that should all be a bit of fun. Will it look stupid with 4 round headlights? Dunno, and to be honest not really that concerned.


Let the criticism begin!
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 08:22:38 PM »
Where are the headlights? I hear they are really hard to find now. Might be your first hurdle

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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 08:25:14 PM »
Read above.
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Sheldon McIntosh

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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 08:37:49 PM »
I've got a trip computer for you. 


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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 09:04:21 PM »
Matt l have some more free stuff for you including sterring wheel cover. good to see her getting fixed up.
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 09:11:42 PM »
this is a  nice 90

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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 11:07:27 PM »
Hey Mat,

That looks half decent inside & out, nice colour and its got 75 Potenziata rims and a cloverleaf on the dash! 
Looks like it would make a nice daily driver and your right way too good to wreck.

Good luck and keep us posted on the updates

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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 11:28:25 PM »
ive got the starter motor, with the headlights, i the white light globes and they work fine you can get a hid conversion for these now to, now for the engine, how does it run, does it leak oil or any thing if it runs ok try putting new plugs in and oil and some good fuel with a bit of injector cleaner chuck a permit on it and go for a 50 km drive and then see how it goes from my experience with 90's and i have lots of it if the car goes do not touch it and a bigger alternator dont know why you need to, 
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2011, 11:44:56 PM »
I like this one.

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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2011, 11:51:15 PM »
Nice one Sheldon.  Great contribution to this thread about Matt's 90 project.  I didn't see the title saying "post pictures of your favourite 90".
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2011, 11:54:22 PM »
Thank you Evan.  Just trying to give Mat some ideas for his project.  Would you like me to remove my post Mat?
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 12:03:08 AM »
i believe sheldon was helping with a colour choice and rims and shedding weight by removing the bonnet  ;)
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 08:30:21 AM »
Cheers Jason. Give me a week or two to get rid of at least one car and make some more room, then I'll give you a ring to do a swap of some stuff.

Whilst they do look awesome, i'm bloody sick of not having enough ground clearance to drive over a coke can (lying on it's side). It's an absolute joke. This one is going to stay standard height.

I'm told the engine burns oil, which is enough reason for me to rebuild it. I would rather do it all now while I'm not relying on the car to get to work, than have to do a half arse rush job in 6 months time. Plus it'll be good to learn a bit more about it all.

Headlights: I could HID standard ones, but it's pretty illegal, and still wont give me the same result as a 4 headlight conversion. After the lights in the 75, I can't see the 90 ones being much better. Appreciate the offers guys, but using standard lights is completely out of the question. Not going to happen.

They are potenziata wheels, but unfortunately they are not mine. On loan so i can move the car around. I will be putting the 16" multispokes on it when i get some suitable tyres.

Oh, and the alternator. Using the 75 one, which i know is good because we rebuilt it, I cannot drive around at night with the headlights, wipers, heater fan and radio going. The car stalls at idle. Battery is also good. I'm going on the assumption that the 90 alternator isn't going to be any better than the 75 one, and again, it's a pretty easy job to do now in order to save a lot of grief down the track.

And i don't mind the pictures :)
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 01:59:20 PM »
Hello Matt
Sounds great, keep us updated with photos, do not worry about crticism Matt, just learn from it, some people like keeping things stock factory standard and that is great where as others like making a excellent vehicle better, i will love to see your quad headlight conversion in the end, i am sure it will light up the road better, but if it suits the 90 and looks good i will get the details off you and do the conversion on one of my 90s, i would prefer to see a 90 with a bit of modification rather than parted out for the scrapper, from the photos it looks like a excellent restoration to be used as a daily, looking forward to your work.
Thankyou VeeSix.  ;)
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Re: The 90 project
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2011, 06:48:18 AM »
Have you had any time Mat to get to her yet? Any work started?
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