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    I generally drive the passenger side (aus) wheels...

    I generally drive the passenger side (aus) wheels up on a brick height somethingorother. You need those wheels up a bit to get the gearbox level and then you can get the 2L in.
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    Cool. Call me if you need to sell some surplus...

    Cool. Call me if you need to sell some surplus tyres!!
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    Which track day provider do you mean? Anyone...

    Which track day provider do you mean? Anyone really. Depends mostly on a favourable date but mostly Trackschool.
    If you mean people, mostly 2 guys from the hillclimb comps ( best mate and Andrew...
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    Yeah I reckon I'll be good for a track day soon....

    Yeah I reckon I'll be good for a track day soon. I'll get this rear beam issue sorted and the BMC in. I have a set of Hawk HP+ pads to go in the front too. My brakes were woeful last time out at...
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    Hi mate. No I havent been standing still. Need...

    Hi mate. No I havent been standing still. Need to sort:
    - bigger BMC
    - rear beam bushes. I've had a mysterious knock that comes straight through the floor on decel when you throw it into a corner....
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    sorry here it is again. sweet jesus that sound:...

    sorry here it is again. sweet jesus that sound:
    Formula Supra DYNO! - YouTube
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    NSW They do and they dont. Mechanically yes,...

    They do and they dont. Mechanically yes, electrically no. Strut base receiver is correct, tie rods fit, ball joints fit. You need a Golf Mk4 Gti wheel bearing pressed in and then our driveshaft...
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    Didn't even know the supercars were going to be...

    Didn't even know the supercars were going to be on then. Nice. Alright I'll be on the phone to Levens in the days after, and i'll be more than happy to finish off any of your abused left overs!!
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    yeah 35 psi made me wince with the Dunlops. Good...

    yeah 35 psi made me wince with the Dunlops. Good way to kill a pricey tyre! I cant justify yoko softs for the rear just based on a dollar per km, but I can definitley justify AR-1's. I'll still...
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    tyre test: The ULTIMATE Track Day Tyre Test!...

    tyre test:

    The ULTIMATE Track Day Tyre Test! (2021) - Dunlop, MRF, Nankang, Pirelli, Yokohama, Zestino! - YouTube

    I'm thinking i'll give AR-1's in 205/45/16 a run on the back of the Polo. This...
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    5338053381 most important part of any rebuild. ...

    5338053381
    most important part of any rebuild.
    Ever since my RA23 '76 Celica with its 18R-G yamaha had a red cam cover, I just had to have a car with a red cover one day. It had 12 less valves...
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    NSW Audi S3 front hubs

    Pair of Audi S3 hubs (8L). Purchased second hand but never used. These are the ones commonly put onto Golf Mk4's that have the much lower ball joint position for roll centre correction.
    Cash only....
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    Bluey! - yep. Just not enough track time lately...

    Bluey! - yep. Just not enough track time lately which has been doing my head in, and too much uncertainty over work to commit to spending saved dollars on an engine rebuild until now. So when the...
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    Thanks Gav. It'll be fine. Just wanted to make...

    Thanks Gav. It'll be fine. Just wanted to make sure it didnt need any mods before I painted it (tomorrows day job).

    So USA prices on ARP's for the head are:

    - stud kit (no tool) # 204-4103 ...
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    does it get worse with engine revs when...

    does it get worse with engine revs when stationary? Is it there in neutral with the clutch pedal out and then goes away when its in? More when you labour the engine in too high a gear, when you take...
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    just found this. A cool aussie designed/made flat...

    just found this. A cool aussie designed/made flat slide jet/needless carby.

    Rotec TBI how it works...50 off 0.03mm jets! - YouTube

    would go great on a little Ford Escorts Pinto....... just need...
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    just got a response from super tech. AEVN-1103...

    just got a response from super tech. AEVN-1103 supertech stainless, stock diameter, triple groove keeper exhaust valves are 43.9g each.
    Now to find out what a stock one weighs. anyone?
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    Hmm ok good point. Ok Iíll have a quick squiz at...

    Hmm ok good point. Ok Iíll have a quick squiz at ARP bolts vs studs tonight and get some part numbers and prices.
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    Hi Gary, Jeez I was definitely under the...

    Hi Gary,

    Jeez I was definitely under the influence of shift work when I was looking at valve sizes. I only forgot to calculate area!! ha ha.
    I found the official supertech std valve sizes:
    ...
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    cam cover breather thoughts: 53344 The...

    cam cover breather thoughts:

    53344
    The breather port is 18mm diameter. (AN12) That's an area of 254mm sq.
    53345
    It is fed though by these holes in the oil/air separator plate. They are 6 x...
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    valves are : inlet - 3 x 27.35mm roughly ...

    valves are :
    inlet - 3 x 27.35mm roughly
    exhaust - 2 x 29.87 roughly

    I had a link to a site where they'd compared the cfm of the large port head to small port heads and I remember you saying...
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    engine rebuild time! I'd toyed with the idea...

    engine rebuild time!

    I'd toyed with the idea of doing the bottom end myself for so long but having to get all the measuring & fitting tools needed plus knowing that finding the uninterrupted time...
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    who wants to here a mildly decent sounding NA...

    who wants to here a mildly decent sounding NA 3.9L cosworth V12 @ 12,000 rpm
    T.50 VLOG | EPISODE #12 | DARIO DRIVES GEORGE FOR THE FIRST TIME - YouTube
  24. NSW Sold!!

    Sold!!
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    I'm still here. Like Gav said a possible solution...

    I'm still here. Like Gav said a possible solution to the overly long pedal has finally arrived. It will be a bitch of a job requiring a full flush/bleed with a system that is notoriously bad for...
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