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Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 15, 2009, 12:09:34 pm
Now Stanglovers car is in the paintshop its time for my car to get some love;2

http://s608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: GT Sally on June 15, 2009, 12:46:04 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
Now Stanglovers car is in the paintshop its time for my car to get some love;2

http://s608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/


"PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT !!!"


(http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss45/gdivola/My%20GT/IMG_7227.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 15, 2009, 01:11:22 pm
THat's what I like to see the wheel on the (right ) side your on to it mate. :(The body looks sweet now Steve. I've almost got the AC sorted, I'll send you the pics in the next week or so, yet to cut and shut the blower, If you send me just the fan from the taken off the blower motor I'll do your's as well. You have to do this to max air flow, as the vanes go backward when you swap it Left to right.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stangLover on June 15, 2009, 01:25:24 pm
Dreaded Elec issue still lurking...pushed my budget that far that we've stalled on $2000 to redo a whole new wiring.:_....... Cannot stretch the budget any further, its at its absolute limit. Still don't understand why its so much....yet again, I'm no electrician.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stangLover on June 15, 2009, 01:26:05 pm
Sorry. Steve, yours is starting to look the goods :(
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Post by: shaunp on June 15, 2009, 01:40:23 pm
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Originally posted by stangLover
Dreaded Elec issue still lurking...pushed my budget that far that we've stalled on $2000 to redo a whole new wiring.:_....... Cannot stretch the budget any further, its at its absolute limit. Still don't understand why its so much....yet again, I'm no electrician.

Did you try that reco guy I sent the link for,? his come back fully labelled so it's plug and play really.
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Post by: 67TTCoupe on June 15, 2009, 03:23:27 pm
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Originally posted by stangLover
Dreaded Elec issue still lurking...pushed my budget that far that we've stalled on $2000 to redo a whole new wiring.:_....... Cannot stretch the budget any further, its at its absolute limit. Still don't understand why its so much....yet again, I'm no electrician.


well i em an electronic tech (glorofied electrician :+)  and y so much?
cause they charge $100ph and there is few hrs involved. expecialy if intermittent faults.though i only get paid lot less than 1/4 of that. which sucks.

find a private guy that will do it afterhours for extra dosh.
to save money that what i do for job i cant do myself (which thankfully are not many)

though catch 22 is u got to find a good worker that takes pride in his work and not some butcher that just want the dosh. so recomendations and previous work will be good start to determine a good auto electrician.

mate if u were in SA could have given u a hand with electrical. save u bit of money and help me out spend it on mine. mustang wiring is fairly simple from what i can see.

modern cars lot more complex but i seem to find my way around them easily enough.

i should look into this bit more carefully and get a budget wiring replacement. im sure someone has done this allready. ;+

nice work btw.

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Post by: stangLover on June 15, 2009, 03:59:54 pm
:i......right now with Steves' permission, am happy to get wiring loom/harness sent half way around Australia if it'll save me some dosh. I have definately shook every last cent out of dat tree.....
So if anyone out there can offer their services for around the $1000 mark, to revamp/reco please u2u me.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stangLover on June 15, 2009, 04:07:43 pm
Darn I've hijacked Steve's post. no more on here sorry.:f
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: 67TTCoupe on June 15, 2009, 04:17:29 pm
ooops ive made a new topic for you regarding this
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: BLU302 on June 15, 2009, 08:05:20 pm
What are your plans,Steve? Full Eleanor kit or a hybrid? Colour? Motor?
What Brand of Rack and pinion?
Bob
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: GT Sally on June 15, 2009, 09:51:22 pm
I might have a brand new RRS RHD power R&P with race bread pump 4 sale! Still in bubble rap - never fitted.
Bought 4 my 66, u'd hav 2 check on ur year!
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: BossKraft on June 15, 2009, 10:02:42 pm
Whats the damage on the rack that you 'may'  have for sale??!
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Post by: GT Sally on June 15, 2009, 10:14:45 pm
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Originally posted by BossKraft
Whats the damage on the rack that you 'may'  have for sale??!


check your u2u
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 16, 2009, 09:01:11 am
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Originally posted by BLU302
What are your plans,Steve? Full Eleanor kit or a hybrid? Colour? Motor?
What Brand of Rack and pinion?
Bob


Its a full eleanor kit, the only difference is the upper air scoops & brake scoops will be functional. AOI rack, TCP coil overs & 4 link, Willwood 4 spot set up, 390 C6 & 9 inch. Colour I am still tossing up at this stage I am leaning towards a Candy Red & Silver super snake stripes. By Candy red I am talking a special effect 3 layer not Ford Candy Red.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: 67TTCoupe on June 16, 2009, 09:47:02 am
candy red with silver stripes that should look nuts.......

cant wait to see it all painted up.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 16, 2009, 04:21:42 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
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Originally posted by BLU302
What are your plans,Steve? Full Eleanor kit or a hybrid? Colour? Motor?
What Brand of Rack and pinion?
Bob


Its a full eleanor kit, the only difference is the upper air scoops & brake scoops will be functional. AOI rack, TCP coil overs & 4 link, Willwood 4 spot set up, 390 C6 & 9 inch. Colour I am still tossing up at this stage I am leaning towards a Candy Red & Silver super snake stripes. By Candy red I am talking a special effect 3 layer not Ford Candy Red.  


House of Colour?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 16, 2009, 04:35:13 pm
Yes HOK is the go for candys, tossing up between Persimmon or Scarlet over silver. Here is a pic of a sprinter we did in apple red last year, I like it but it is darker than I want.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/68%20Fastback/21066-76.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stangLover on June 16, 2009, 05:01:24 pm
I'd would of been happy with that?!;_.......just kiddin but really nice color.
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Post by: shaunp on June 16, 2009, 06:49:28 pm
HOK stuff looks great, the boys at MPA sell it, I went to school with Luke, I've used it on some bikes. Maybe get a  lighter one as you can always put on another coat if you want it darker. I reckon it might be hard to match if you deck it, might have to wet the whole side in perhaps, you wouldn't be able to blend it, it's edge to edge or nothing I'd reckon. There is a 67 in Mustang monthly last year which was like a copper red it was really smart, you may find it on the web site, there was also ona at the Brisbane hot rod show in a red HOK, it to was really hot looking even on a standard body.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 16, 2009, 07:06:34 pm
THis is it
http://www.mustangmonthly.com/featuredvehicles/mump_0703_1967_ford_mustang/photo_09.html
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 17, 2009, 08:12:05 am
That is exactly the colour I am after. I saw that car on Ebay about 18 months ago & thats when my mind started ticking over about how I would like to do a Mustang.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 17, 2009, 10:18:57 am
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-36.jpg)

More pics on photobucket.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: 67TTCoupe on June 17, 2009, 11:39:53 am
now i know why the charge so much for rhd conversion. lucky me the previous owner got that done allready.

so im cheating a bit.

again nice work Steve.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 17, 2009, 11:46:24 am
This is the easy part, its getting everything - a/c, wipers etc working properly that is doing my head in. Shaunp has given me some good tips regarding all that which is very handy.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 18, 2009, 10:16:41 am
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Originally posted by soc123_au
That is exactly the colour I am after. I saw that car on Ebay about 18 months ago & thats when my mind started ticking over about how I would like to do a Mustang.

I think it is Brandy Spap ? Looks kicker
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 18, 2009, 10:18:58 am
 I mean Brandy snap!
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 18, 2009, 10:28:37 am
Brandy Wine over bright silver !
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on June 19, 2009, 09:48:23 am
Steve another tip to make your A/C easier, when you reverse the A/C, the heat pipes come out in a mirror image almost, but the A/C pipes don't they end up almost hard up against the skirt, I noticed you had remove this on you car, I didn't. I reccomend you alter the lower part of the skirt and push it out into the wheel well a little to make the A/C pipes easier. to access You can weld up all the old A/C heater holes in the fire wall you can't use them. It's too late for this now but it's better to leave the centre section of the firewall insitute as the mount holes for the A/C blower etc don't change, no big deal but it makes for a good referance point when doing the A/C. You can measure this of Bas's car and redrill them now. Are you going to use an XF pedal box cut  and shut with Mustang one like I did, works well!. I use an XB only to get the the hydrulic clutch, but an auto one is the same from XA on.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 19, 2009, 10:47:25 am
I have got a couple of pedal boxes to play with The std Mustang one (manual) XP Falcon (manual) & XF Falcon (Auto) The car will be auto. Do you have a pic you could send me of your pedal box as a reference? Also I have the factory Mustang Booster & an XF one here at the moment & I am not sure which way to go.

The firewall is nearly done. We wont bother making it look pretty until all the a/c, wipers etc have been test fitted. Next will be the dash. We will have a crack at my original dash & see how we go, it is pretty shagged but we can repair it up once its all chopped up.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 19, 2009, 10:49:01 am
Also thanks for the link to the 67 in Mustang Monthly. That is one of the horniest cars I have ever seen. I was dirty when I saw it on Ebay & didnt save the pics of it. I had it in my Ebay & it dissapeared not long after the auction ended.

 I will get a litre of Brandy Wine & do some spray outs over different basecoats & see how it looks in the flesh.
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Post by: shaunp on June 19, 2009, 11:18:14 am
 I used an XB booster due to size, they just fit nicely. Thing is with a Falcon booster bolts straight up to a Falcon pedal box. I just cut the falcon pedal box off just past the brake light switch bracket and welded the dash end of the mustang one to it, takes no time at all work great. Make a frame to do your dash in to keep it straight, the most critical measurement is the hole for the steering really I guess. I think if you look at my picture of the dash in the jig, some of the measurements are on the frame. You will end up with about 10-15 mm to fill in on the drivers side between the A/C hole, and the steering. The dash was pretty easy I seem to remember. I'll send you a pict of the pedal box, even though mine has a clutch the box is the same as an XF as such.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 19, 2009, 02:57:59 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-40.jpg)

Firewall is pretty much mirrored, hopefully everything bolts up ok. Next up will be the dash, plenum & test fit booster etc. A couple more pics are on photobucket.
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Post by: stangLover on June 19, 2009, 03:33:44 pm
Does this guy know what he's doing or what?!:f
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on June 19, 2009, 04:44:31 pm
I wish I was as confident as you Bas:w:w

Seriously though, it is coming along nicely, still plenty to do though.
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Post by: shaunp on July 03, 2009, 01:25:20 pm
Hey steve I was looking at your pics, don't weld your dash in till you hammer up the under side of the plenum from the wipers! The centre wiper is the hardest, drivers side one dosen't need as much hammering. I cut the top sections out with a hole saw useing a socket as the mandrell in the wiper hole. I think I used a 56mm and a 53 or similar this way the bit you cut out fitts in the smaller hole you cut.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 03, 2009, 02:10:53 pm
Its just held in with visegrips. It wont be getting welded for a while. I want to be able to still take it out until the a/c, wipers etc are intalled
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 03, 2009, 02:53:22 pm
Just chucked on a few more pics. The dash is just tacked up at the moment, we are doing the bezels before it gets welded so we can make sure it all fits nicely. Also modifying the brake duct scoops so they work properly & only direct air through the duct & not fill the scoop up with water.  
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Post by: shaunp on July 03, 2009, 03:00:46 pm
Mine is still out as well, even though it's finished, baring a skim up. Have to get in and finish that AC. May look at it this week end, although I broke the screen in my Discovery coming back from Dubbo yesterday around Narabri somewhere, so I may pull another one in to  it tomorrow instead, or maybe put my toploader together, see how I feel tomorrow, so many options I'll need more beer I think, to help descide.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 03, 2009, 03:09:13 pm
Beer always helps, only trouble is by the time the beer helps you decide there is no time left for anything other than another beer.
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Post by: shaunp on July 03, 2009, 03:10:45 pm
Quite so.
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Post by: 67TTCoupe on July 06, 2009, 02:11:35 pm
looking good soc.

man if i only had more time.working full time sucks. weekend is not enough to work on a car. takes toooooo looooooooong. pitty no full time job =no $ = no toys = ;]
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 07, 2009, 02:37:50 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-51.jpg)

Now its looking better.
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Post by: shaunp on July 07, 2009, 03:27:24 pm
That's the go, how'd you go with the bezels? have you plastic welded thme or are they just sitting there?
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Post by: soc123_au on July 07, 2009, 03:51:46 pm
Plastic welded, at least tacked for the moment. I am waiting on a new dash pad, when that rocks up we will test fit it & finish the bezels to suit. I want it looking neat with no ugly gaps everywhere. Once the bezels are done I will get them painted & then sent down to Melbourne to get the brushed alloy inserts made up & fitted. We struck a drama with the column its too long. Have got another one coming but probably will take 3 to 4 weeks which is a bummer. Would have been easier to use a falcon column but I want the tilt one like original.
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Post by: shaunp on July 10, 2009, 03:32:24 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
Plastic welded, at least tacked for the moment. I am waiting on a new dash pad, when that rocks up we will test fit it & finish the bezels to suit. I want it looking neat with no ugly gaps everywhere. Once the bezels are done I will get them painted & then sent down to Melbourne to get the brushed alloy inserts made up & fitted. We struck a drama with the column its too long. Have got another one coming but probably will take 3 to 4 weeks which is a bummer. Would have been easier to use a falcon column but I want the tilt one like original.


Steve what are you going to paint them with, I'll be keen to see what they look like, painted rather than vacuumed chrome etc
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Post by: soc123_au on July 11, 2009, 10:16:27 am
I am going to have a crack with the HOK mirror chrome. I got a price from the bronzing studio to do just the instrument bezel in chrome plate. Lets just say I nearly had a heart attack. If I was going for concourse correct I would probably do it, but in this case I think that money will be better served elsewhere. The dash pad is fitted now so it is just minor tweaking now getting it all gapped up nicely. We may get the bezels finished next week. Then get some paint on & see how they look.
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Post by: shaunp on July 11, 2009, 12:03:31 pm
Was it like $400
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Post by: soc123_au on July 11, 2009, 12:43:27 pm
600 thats for just the bezel. Then add the piece above the glove box etc & we are getting into some serious coin. Add in the alloy inserts & time taken to convert them & thats some expensive plastic.
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Post by: shaunp on July 11, 2009, 04:31:45 pm
John gets them done some where in Brisbane, or up the north coast I thought it was less than $400 for the lot. and the ones he did for his mate Dennis a supa good. He makes the insert from Laminex so it doesn't scratch or finger print.
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Post by: soc123_au on July 11, 2009, 05:03:38 pm
Thats cheap, I am up for $400.00 for the inserts only. If I got them chromed at $600.00 for the instrument bezel you would have to assume another $600.00 for the other stuff. It would run at $1600.00 to do an already converted dash bezel set. Bloody insane. Hopefully the Mirror chrome looks the goods.
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Post by: shaunp on July 11, 2009, 06:33:00 pm
I ment $400 for the chrome only, he makes the inserts him self from Laminex fake  brushed stainless, looks pretty good. My car has the alloy on the door trims as well, as it's a factory deluxe car, with black trim. Black and alloy looks really trick in them I reckon.
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Post by: shaunp on July 12, 2009, 05:48:40 pm
I Had a look at mounting the wiper motor, got that sorted I think,  I had an issue with it hitting the clutch pedal won't be a problem with yours,I'll sort that next week end, bead blasted all the air control flaps from the AC box, bent all the rods so they work the flaps from the opersite side, made the foam seals for the flaps. Gave the main AC box a coat of satin black acrylic, looks ok.  I had the dash in with the pedal box, mocked up wipers, had the wiper running, all good.
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Post by: soc123_au on July 13, 2009, 12:30:15 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-53.jpg)

Dash just needs prettying up now. Into the a/c should be fun. The wipers work so we are at the tail end now.
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Post by: rickchampion on July 13, 2009, 12:54:39 pm
Looking good there,
that poor fellow in that pic looks scared out of his mind to work on ur dash haha
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Post by: soc123_au on July 13, 2009, 01:38:53 pm
He does look a bit scared, I didnt notice until you pointed it out. I didnt think I was that scary:w
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Post by: 67er on July 13, 2009, 01:50:06 pm
Hey Soc.......can you put a link to your project photos underneath your posts?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 13, 2009, 02:05:05 pm
http://s608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/

A few more pics up, starting to chop up the a/c boxes.
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Post by: shaunp on July 13, 2009, 05:13:36 pm
Steve when you are revsersing all the levers on the AC you'll see that one end of the levers has a bush, so it leaves big hole in the case. Go down to the hardware and buy some of those screw covers they use on kitchen cupboards. chuck the white clip on cover but use the nylon base that the screw goes through. This fitts exactly in the hole left by the bush, actually clips in like it was made for it and works as a bearing for the lever shafts. I'm thinking of getting rid of the foam seal from the blower to the main unit. Because the blower is really a sucker if this leaks, and it would for sure, it would reduce the the air pulled through the evaporator. Haven't decided what to do here yet. Maybe make a metal cuff with a seal inside to clamp the two units together ? Ps you don't need to reverse the levers on the blower unit, just the main unit..
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Post by: soc123_au on July 30, 2009, 01:02:53 pm
Heater box etc pretty much done, just waiting on a few parts to finish it off.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-57.jpg)

Shaun I will have to get the blower fan up to you to get reversed, definatly a jig job.
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Post by: shaunp on July 30, 2009, 01:30:35 pm
Yeah I'm sure John has some type of jig for it. He has one for everything else.
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Post by: shaunp on August 11, 2009, 07:44:59 pm
Hey Steve I reversed the polarity on the AC blower and it moves plenty of air, not sure you need to reverse the vanes. it's well insulated so it will be ok.
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Post by: Shermatt on August 11, 2009, 10:45:35 pm
Steve, comin along awesome mate

very inspirational to convert my 65 (only thing killing me is time)

Have fun
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Post by: 67TTCoupe on August 12, 2009, 05:11:56 pm
hey Steve...

u never said u had franchise here. ;x  not related to you? :+

(http://sa.mustang.org.au/Ads/Photos/cardrobbie.jpg)  
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Post by: stangLover on August 12, 2009, 05:25:06 pm
Na...Steve is "Prestige"...lol
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Post by: 67TTCoupe on August 13, 2009, 10:13:33 am
:w i know but still its St Marys also i think this guy is mechanical repairs.

came accross when i was searching for local mustang parts suppliers. these guys are sponsors of MOCA well got it from SA sponsors page.
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Post by: soc123_au on August 17, 2009, 08:50:48 pm
No relation, but funnily enough I have had phone enquiries in the past from people looking for repairs in St Marys SA. No updates yet still waiting on the column.

Reversing the blower polarity seems loke an easier idea, thanks Shaun.
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Post by: matttyler on August 17, 2009, 09:46:18 pm
Small world !!

St Marys SA is run by Rob and his two sons. He is a member of MOCA etc etc. Has a couple of get cars and can do the lot !!!!

The latest bit of work he did for me was a disc brake conversion with booster.

Top bloke great work and well priced.

Must go with the St Marys name !!!! Love your work too Steve.

Cheers
Matt
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Post by: soc123_au on September 24, 2009, 04:15:38 pm
Been a while since the old girl got any attention, but is now rhd. I will get some more pics later but the dash is back in to stay:p

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-67.jpg)
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Post by: BLU302 on September 24, 2009, 05:07:16 pm
Looking good,Steve.About time you got back to Helleanor.
Have you got your steering column yet?
Bob
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Post by: stangLover on September 24, 2009, 05:31:00 pm
woohoo...Steve, how about i wait until urs is finished b4 i pick up mine, that way we cruize outta there together with Vics!! All three.....:p
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Post by: j1autotech on September 24, 2009, 05:40:17 pm
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Originally posted by stangLover
woohoo...Steve, how about i wait until urs is finished b4 i pick up mine, that way we cruize outta there together with Vics!! All three.....:p


:w:w:w

When did you say you were on holidays Bas....
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Post by: soc123_au on September 25, 2009, 07:54:32 am
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Originally posted by stangLover
woohoo...Steve, how about i wait until urs is finished b4 i pick up mine, that way we cruize outta there together with Vics!! All three.....:p


That would be cool, but mine wont be done for a while yet. I reckon you will have gone through a couple of sets of tyres before I can join you.

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Post by: soc123_au on September 25, 2009, 07:58:41 am
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Originally posted by BLU302
Looking good,Steve.About time you got back to Helleanor.
Have you got your steering column yet?
Bob
 


I have "a" steering column. The one I have been waiting for is still somewhere in fairyland. I think we will just shorten the one I have & make it collapsable. Dollars for the engine stuff will probably slow progress a bit, but I dont want to compromise so I will have to save.
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Post by: stangLover on September 25, 2009, 09:44:58 am
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Originally posted by j1autotech
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Originally posted by stangLover
woohoo...Steve, how about i wait until urs is finished b4 i pick up mine, that way we cruize outta there together with Vics!! All three.....:p


:w:w:w

When did you say you were on holidays Bas....
 


hehehe......I'm on holidays as of today, can't u tell i'm losing it already ;+
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Post by: soc123_au on September 25, 2009, 06:22:29 pm
A few more pics on the bucket. We have made a bit more progress.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-70.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on November 07, 2009, 12:44:28 pm
A few more pics on the Hellanor page. I have been a bit slack with the camera. The body & panels are all in epoxy & heve been bolted up. Looks pretty cool but didnt get any pics of it. Next on the agenda will be test fit the suspension & get the rear end set up.
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Post by: Shermatt on November 07, 2009, 01:29:31 pm
coming along nice steve

Love the dash set up...very nice work mate
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Post by: soc123_au on December 22, 2009, 04:24:31 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-79.jpg)

Finally gotten around to taking a picture.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on December 22, 2009, 05:36:30 pm
The fit up is easy, the upper arm is ok it has plenty of adjustment. The original spindles are on now but they are shagged, still tossing up what to use either standard or the TCP ones.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: non member on December 22, 2009, 05:39:07 pm
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Originally posted by SUSPECT

The upper control arm looks short ??


The top arms are adjusted all the way in at the moment. They will be extended slightly as the fitup occurrs. The long nuts you see towards the pivot are both left & right hand threads on each end, so by unwinding they extend.

Yes it is a very easy suspension to set up, providing you understand wheelalignment. That understandanding lets you "eyeball" the suspension for the prelim setup.
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Post by: non member on December 22, 2009, 05:42:04 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
The fit up is easy, the upper arm is ok it has plenty of adjustment. The original spindles are on now but they are shagged, still tossing up what to use either standard or the TCP ones.


Use the standard ones as you may run into probs with engineers on the TCP spindles. Every invoice you have from TCP probably says "off road use only".
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: non member on December 22, 2009, 05:46:08 pm
Hey Steve, are you in the shop over the next couple of weeks?

I am doing a swing around a few members places (hybrid & another couple of MOCA members houses) & I thought I would swing by. We can go over lists of parts needed & obtained.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on December 22, 2009, 05:51:36 pm
I will be around, we finish up officially tommorow until the 4th, but I think I will be coming in all bar the public holidays with one or two of the boys. Still got a few loose ends to tie up over the break. I will give you a ring & see what you are up to, was hoping to catch up before you head back to the land of the global economic crisis.
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Post by: soc123_au on December 22, 2009, 05:56:41 pm
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Originally posted by ozbilt
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Originally posted by soc123_au
The fit up is easy, the upper arm is ok it has plenty of adjustment. The original spindles are on now but they are shagged, still tossing up what to use either standard or the TCP ones.


Use the standard ones as you may run into probs with engineers on the TCP spindles. Every invoice you have from TCP probably says "off road use only".  


Engineering shouldnt be a problem, I think the TCP spindles are based on 70 model ones & I am not sure if that will create issues with the tie rod ends. Also its a cost vs bling thing.
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Post by: non member on December 22, 2009, 06:12:19 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
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Originally posted by ozbilt
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Originally posted by soc123_au
The fit up is easy, the upper arm is ok it has plenty of adjustment. The original spindles are on now but they are shagged, still tossing up what to use either standard or the TCP ones.


Use the standard ones as you may run into probs with engineers on the TCP spindles. Every invoice you have from TCP probably says "off road use only".  


Engineering shouldnt be a problem, I think the TCP spindles are based on 70 model ones & I am not sure if that will create issues with the tie rod ends. Also its a cost vs bling thing.


They will create issues with the amount of turn you will get. The fix is to mill (read "grind" as I know it is in a panelshop) the ends of the caster bars where they hit the spindle. That allows the spindles to swing more. I came upon this very problem on a 68 that had 70 spindles on it. That was the fix.
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Post by: non member on December 22, 2009, 06:14:18 pm
The tie rod issue is also an easy fix, just get the larger tapered ones for that end.
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Post by: muzz67 on December 22, 2009, 06:47:14 pm
Hi Steve,

I used XF Spindles on my TCP with the larger inner Dia bearings. better load distribution on the axle and exact same outur dimension. Used XY on tie rod ends same simple fit up and positioning piece of cake really and low cost out to Northern Wreckers for the spindle and Repco for the rest.

Cheers Lance.  

Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on December 23, 2009, 08:12:37 am
That sounds like a pretty good plan Lance. How is your beast coming along? Looking forward to seeing it terrorising the streets of western Sydney::
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: muzz67 on December 23, 2009, 08:21:28 am
Mine is coming along well Steve (not enough hours when you have a boss to keep happy though)

Fired it up on Saturday with the help of BossKraft, it sounds good and strong like all Boss 302's should, well psuedo ones with big roller cams and high comp anyway.

It is trimmed now and only needs the brakes bleeding and then the front paneled up. Might make the All American Day on the 17th, won't be registered (engineer is on vacation) and I will probably need to sort out a few 'back together' gremlins. But otherwise all is good, reckon your shop will be one of the first Cruises to give you a look see.

Cheers and a Very Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

Lance.
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Post by: soc123_au on December 23, 2009, 11:09:37 am
looking forward to it, hopefully I can join you for a cruise before 2019.
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Post by: non member on December 23, 2009, 11:55:10 am
2019 ? Is that a New Years resolution to get fired up & get it finished? :w

Not that I can talk, a certain green Mach 1 (Carols) has been waiting on a paint job now for 6 years. No time with all the other projects. :_
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Post by: soc123_au on December 23, 2009, 04:12:37 pm
You cant rush these things, others cars are more important than mine. Without other peoples cars to play with I couldnt afford a 1/18th model Mustang. Realisticly hopefully this time next year it should be getting close.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stangLover on December 28, 2009, 11:40:47 am
Lookin awesome Steve :(
Can't wait to see it with some color:f
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on December 29, 2009, 08:37:41 pm
I got to say, even though I'm not a true believer in the aftermarket front end thing, the TCP is the stuff to buy if you must have it. It will load the car pretty much where Ford desinged it to be loaded. I'm not keen on the RRS full strut set up.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on December 30, 2009, 04:17:59 pm
I am pretty confident it will work ok. Its not a race car, its more for the bling factor than anything else. How is your 67 coming along?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on January 05, 2010, 10:15:16 am
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Originally posted by soc123_au
I am pretty confident it will work ok. Its not a race car, its more for the bling factor than anything else. How is your 67 coming along?  

Slowly, I had to pay out the Ex the week before Xmas, so I need to dust off a couple of things to cash up a little. So I've got an XY replica almost in primer, to knock over, sell and then fit up my MGA which is sitting fully painted just needs chrome,  trim fitted detial etc, fit the head & fire up the E type and give it detail, put all 3 on the market, pay some loot back to the bank. Then I'll knock over the 67, easy body, just some shopping dents, and repair the drip rails, no other rust to speak of.
 Still I came out of the deal with everything, all assets are mine, house, camper van, Discovery, 67 mustang, S + E type Jags, MGA, houshold contents, tools of trade etc, but it did cost $200K+ to get rid of her.
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Post by: soc123_au on January 05, 2010, 04:03:02 pm
I hope she was good value while you were together at that price!! I remember when I was 16 my boss told me "dont hook up with a woman, its cheaper to go to a brothel 3 times a week" I didnt believe him, in your case he may have been right. I was lucky with my first go around, we didnt have anything worth fighting over.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: shaunp on January 05, 2010, 04:56:42 pm
Ah well, but considering how much loot she was spending behind my back over the years, particulary in the last couple, before I brushed her, $200K is the best money I've spent in a long time and I'm not the one living in the rented town house, she is, I'm still living 2 streets from the golf course, in Brisbane's bayside, just like I always have. I never use those cars anyway.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: non member on February 15, 2010, 05:03:10 am
Lots of Hellinor parts loaded, still no engine is sight. It will make the container I am sending my truck in, later this year, prob early June.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on February 15, 2010, 08:36:58 am
He has promised delivery for the 26th, so we shall see. If its sits there till June at least I know it will be safe. I have told him if its not there by then I want my money back. Thanks for your efforts on this Kerry it is very appreciated:(
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Post by: non member on February 15, 2010, 10:27:14 am
I will collect the motor when it arrives & take it to the Gilroy shop where it will wait with my truck. But that will ocurr when I return as I am hopefully flying that day.
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Post by: cage on February 15, 2010, 05:43:25 pm
I just read this the whole way through Steve. looking nice mate. I might have to come over and see about a RHD conversion. Wasn't very keen on one to be honest but it is  starting to rub off on me. I bet that will cost plenty though.

Keep it going mate. Cheers
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Post by: cage on February 15, 2010, 05:46:11 pm
Oh yeah I forgot. That colour is awesome mate. I thought I was going alright but that is going to look the sh&t. Have you gone of it or is it still the one?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on February 17, 2010, 08:41:10 am
Still planning on a 3 layer candy, I will probably start playing with the exact shade soon. Let me know when you want to come for a visit, the conversion is cool I think, the cost depends on how nuts you want to go.
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Post by: ortovosh on February 22, 2010, 07:40:45 pm
cant wait to see colour.

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Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 04:24:58 pm
Done a bit more to the old bus.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-116.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-115.jpg)

No thats not the wheels, just getting an idea on sizes.
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Post by: rickchampion on March 30, 2010, 04:51:48 pm
love the brake setup steve. She sits low even on the stand haha
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Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 05:35:11 pm
It fits up easy enough, still not finished yet though. Its just mocked up at this stage. The wheels will be different offset, they need some dish.
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Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 08:36:40 pm
I want 19" x 10" & 19" x 8" V5 Simmons. Not gunna happen though seems they shut down. Still cruising the net looking for something that catches my eye. I should have a set of 16" B45s t try on tommorow & see if they clear the calipers. Also see if 16s look any good. Hunting up a set in 16" isnt hard 19" is a killer.
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Post by: Shermatt on March 30, 2010, 08:45:55 pm
Steve....shes lookin Tuff mate
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 08:57:55 pm
Might give Tempe a call tommorow. Hopefully they do the V5s.
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Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 09:05:07 pm
Sorry mo gotta ask "calaisturbo.com" WTF are you doing lurking on there:w
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Post by: moe on March 30, 2010, 09:06:37 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
Sorry mo gotta ask "calaisturbo.com" WTF are you doing lurking on there:w


That is where all the links on other forums point to, and the only one with pics.  My old commodore looked like that black one... (the stupid dog magnet it was)
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Post by: Shermatt on March 30, 2010, 09:10:56 pm
I had a VL Brock director Mo....still like em

wasnt a dog magnet but I feel your pain  :w
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 09:16:27 pm
My daily drive is also a commodore, dont tell anyone though::

Matt, do you want to swap that bad a$$ 427 for a nice 390. The 427 would make Hellanor happy:a

I will even pay the freight
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Post by: Shermatt on March 30, 2010, 09:20:56 pm
I know where theres another one steve

will make some calls today for ya

I had to cut off my arm to pay for this engine....I need to atleast drive this car with that tremec setup (with my new arm)

see what I can chase up for ya

Unfortunately...the name fast freddy came into play when discussing this engine

Sherm at Sunstate also knows a fella

see what I can find out
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Post by: Shermatt on March 30, 2010, 09:26:02 pm
sorry, thought you was talkin chickies
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Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 10:01:13 pm
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Originally posted by Shermatt
I know where theres another one steve

will make some calls today for ya

I had to cut off my arm to pay for this engine....I need to atleast drive this car with that tremec setup (with my new arm)

see what I can chase up for ya

Unfortunately...the name fast freddy came into play when discussing this engine

Sherm at Sunstate also knows a fella

see what I can find out


Cool, not sure what I will pay for it with though. Ya reckon you can sweet talk Sheri into whacking that on the Visa for me as well:w:w I will mail her some brekky in bed:(  Mine being an Auto I wont need that spare arm so I might be ok.
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Post by: Shermatt on March 30, 2010, 10:03:52 pm
I havent got that much coffee mate

:+:+
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on March 30, 2010, 10:10:40 pm
Sorry I didnt reply quicker, just had to duck down to the florist & buy some flowers & crap. Gotta go now & make the coffee & do a foot massage:+ Just now need to convince her a 427 will make it more eco friendly.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on March 31, 2010, 11:51:22 am
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-117.jpg)

A bit more old school in a 16". Gotta love the dish:(
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Post by: cage on March 31, 2010, 01:39:15 pm
I love the 16". Tough muscular look and yes I love the dish. Just bought a set of 19" for my new XR6 Turbo which would look awesome on your fastback (if they would fit). There are Petrol Octane, Hyper silver finish with a stainless lip. Nice dish as well 19x8, also come in 19x9.5. Haven't got them yet but they look awesome on the XR6.

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/mkaye123/petrol_octane_silver_lg_super.jpg

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/mkaye123/octane_silver_beauty_pop_white.jpg
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Post by: cage on March 31, 2010, 01:40:50 pm
Try that again

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/mkaye123/petrol_octane_silver_lg_super.jpg)

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/mkaye123/octane_silver_beauty_pop_white.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on March 31, 2010, 01:59:30 pm
The pic of the 19 on the car is off a BF so those puppies would fit. Just get them delivered to me & I can look after them for you::
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Post by: cage on March 31, 2010, 02:49:24 pm
I'm going to run them on the Turbo for two years and then maybe swap them over to the mustang. Will go for a set of 16" centreline style mag for the mustang in the meantime I reckon. When I get the turbo I'll come over and you can whack them on your car to see what they will look like.

BTW my 68 should be leaving LA in a week so not long now mate. ;2
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Post by: 69_stang on March 31, 2010, 03:42:29 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-117.jpg)

A bit more old school in a 16". Gotta love the dish:(



Was looking at this deep dish old school look for the 69 conv. Love em.

Steve, what size are these wheels ??
           what size tyres ??
           would they fit the 69 with rolled guards, 9" rear??
           Simmons ???

Would need to be all chrome for the' leader of the opposition'
to be happy.
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Post by: soc123_au on March 31, 2010, 03:55:28 pm
I think they are 16 x 8, the tyre is a 245. This set are the wrong offset by a mile, without some serious wheel arch mods or chop 2 inches off each axle tube. On a 69 you should get a 16 x 9.5 with a 275 under it no worries if the offset is correct. The big drama is to get the fat looking dish the diff needs to be shortened.
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Post by: muzz67 on March 31, 2010, 05:37:03 pm
And in NSW the trouble with shortening a diff is you then narrow the track and the +25mm rule then applies to the new track.

Gotta love some of the Rules, But they do look good on the back of it Steve, centres painted car colour and rim polished, woo hoo !
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Post by: Frank70 on March 31, 2010, 05:43:40 pm
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Originally posted by cage
Try that again

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/mkaye123/petrol_octane_silver_lg_super.jpg)

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab59/mkaye123/octane_silver_beauty_pop_white.jpg)


Real nice wheels , but you need big mutha brakes to fill in between the spokes.

Cheers,
Frank.
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Post by: Kosa on March 31, 2010, 06:51:32 pm
hey soc123_au

car looks awesome atm, will be good to see it finished.

btw thanks heaps for allowing me to have a look around your shop. its definitely widened my knowledge in the restoration side for mustangs. btw looks sick with the massive wheels and lowed look ;_
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Post by: soc123_au on March 31, 2010, 07:33:58 pm
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Originally posted by muzz67
And in NSW the trouble with shortening a diff is you then narrow the track and the +25mm rule then applies to the new track.

Gotta love some of the Rules, But they do look good on the back of it Steve, centres painted car colour and rim polished, woo hoo !


You just need a sympathetic engineer, its amazing the little things you can get passed when it all looks neat & pretty. As long as it is safe.
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Post by: j1autotech on March 31, 2010, 07:49:59 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
You just need a sympathetic engineer, its amazing the little things you can get passed when it all looks neat & pretty. As long as it is safe.  


A cute blonde with a huge rack works wonders everytime with the engineers. Well worth the hourly rate :+

I'll be up in a few weeks Steve, might give you a buzz and pop in for a looksie.

J1
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Post by: soc123_au on March 31, 2010, 07:56:48 pm
Any time you are in the area J1 it would be a pleasure. Make sure you bring your camera, it would be nice to get some decent pics. I suck at photography.

Make sure you also bring the blonde with the big fun bags:a
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Post by: BLKPNY on April 19, 2010, 10:20:52 pm
Muzz, shortening your diff, and fitting appropriate offset wheels, doesn't nessesarily change the track, but you do need to keep it in mind.
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Post by: non member on April 20, 2010, 08:21:38 am
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Originally posted by BLKPNY
Muzz, shortening your diff, and fitting appropriate offset wheels, doesn't nessesarily change the track, but you do need to keep it in mind.


In NSW, the engineers work off the width of the diff, hub to hub, then add the standard offset that Mustangs had. So shortening a diff can be a big issue here.

If you saw the paperwork & the affixed plate that is in muzz67's coupe then you would understand. It is so detailed that the car cannot be changed at all from the way it was presented. All paperwork, inc photo's & affixed plate are kept in the car for any police or RTA inspection.

The laws are getting tougher nationwide on modifying cars, looking at what he had to go through is a glimpse of the future.

As I have said in a couple of threads I started, we have to, not only, keep abreast of changes, but have to be proactive as a group to show that we care for the world we live in. We will be killed by the media & therefore political gain if we don't.
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Post by: shaunp on April 20, 2010, 04:01:51 pm
Not wrong Kerry, QLD dot sent out a letter a few weeks back, stating that repairers now need to keep a detailed log of all repairs /mods /work done on every car that enters the shop, who supplied the parts, what brand etc, why they were replaced etc.
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Post by: Macka on April 20, 2010, 04:30:30 pm
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Originally posted by j1autotech
Quote
Originally posted by soc123_au
You just need a sympathetic engineer, its amazing the little things you can get passed when it all looks neat & pretty. As long as it is safe.  


A cute blonde with a huge rack works wonders everytime with the engineers. Well worth the hourly rate :+

I'll be up in a few weeks Steve, might give you a buzz and pop in for a looksie.

J1



J1, yeah...  but what about looking at Mustangs?
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Post by: soc123_au on April 20, 2010, 11:07:59 pm
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Originally posted by ozbilt
Quote
Originally posted by BLKPNY
Muzz, shortening your diff, and fitting appropriate offset wheels, doesn't nessesarily change the track, but you do need to keep it in mind.


In NSW, the engineers work off the width of the diff, hub to hub, then add the standard offset that Mustangs had. So shortening a diff can be a big issue here.

If you saw the paperwork & the affixed plate that is in muzz67's coupe then you would understand. It is so detailed that the car cannot be changed at all from the way it was presented. All paperwork, inc photo's & affixed plate are kept in the car for any police or RTA inspection.

The laws are getting tougher nationwide on modifying cars, looking at what he had to go through is a glimpse of the future.

As I have said in a couple of threads I started, we have to, not only, keep abreast of changes, but have to be proactive as a group to show that we care for the world we live in. We will be killed by the media & therefore political gain if we don't.


Muzz67 came for a visit in the Coupe last week, so I got to see the Engineers report. Its longer than a Tom Clancy novel. At least there is no areas that can be open to interpretation, very proffesional. The bonus for me is we are running essentialy the same suspension set up, as long as I follow the same parameters I should be ok.

BTW Muzz's 67 is one nice ride!!
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Post by: soc123_au on May 04, 2010, 12:23:49 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-135.jpg)

Unfortunatly the Lexus seats had do be ditched, no way to make them tilt forward quickly enough to be legal. These little fellas are nice though, electric on the driver side & nice & comfy. They will be trimmed the right colour later, its a shame I dont like beige as they are in fantastic condition. More pics on photobucket. The seat risers are now seat lowerers::
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Post by: HEVEN67 on May 04, 2010, 12:49:21 pm
Hey Steve  What are they out of? Are they low enough?
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Post by: soc123_au on May 04, 2010, 01:13:31 pm
I think they are out of some sort of Datto, 200sx maybe. They are low enough now, the seat risers now are more of a reinforcment panel. I just need a 14" GM splined steering wheel, then I can sit in it & make sure everything feels nice & adjust the column length. The console should fit too, I will have it this arvo, after I steal it out of your truck along with all the other crap 0zbilt found for me:(
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Post by: soc123_au on May 04, 2010, 04:38:37 pm
Got my haul of goodies from 0zbilt, out of Hevs new ride. pretty much got all the trim bits now:p
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Post by: Shermatt on May 04, 2010, 09:51:38 pm
Steve,

they look like 1990 Nissan 300zx seats. If so there extremely comfortable to sit in for long hauls.

Looks good

How long did you spend on the seat risers?

Matt
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Post by: soc123_au on May 04, 2010, 11:01:22 pm
Best part of a day on the risers to do both sides. They are reinforced properly so the seat wont pull through & that took a bit of time. Best bit is if you didnt know what they were supposed too look like they look factory. 300zx sounds about right, trimmed up in charcoal leather they should look horn. I like the pattern on them, they were in a 69 mach 1 & the insert at the moment is actual mach 1 trim.
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Post by: soc123_au on May 07, 2010, 11:36:06 am
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-140.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-139.jpg)

More mods, should look alright once its finished. Trying to make a 4speed auto shifter work with the factory console & not look like a disaster. The floor needed to be reccessed to get the height right.
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Post by: non member on May 07, 2010, 06:31:23 pm
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Originally posted by soc123_au
More mods, should look alright once its finished. Trying to make a 4speed auto shifter work with the factory console & not look like a disaster. The floor needed to be reccessed to get the height right.


You did not muck around once you got some parts!! :(

I need to go over your list & compare to what you received the other day & I can then bring the rest over.
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Post by: soc123_au on August 20, 2010, 01:07:55 pm
Been a bit slack on this one as well. We have mocked up a bit of stuff in the engine bay. I am going to run an engine plate now to get a bit more room for the extractors. Just got to get the finger out & get it made:hand:


(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-146.jpg)
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Post by: stangLover on August 20, 2010, 04:49:45 pm
Quote from: soc123_au link=topic=6878.msg127115#msg127115
Been a bit slack on this one as well. We have mocked up a bit of stuff in the engine bay. I am going to run an engine plate now to get a bit more room for the extractors. Just got to get the finger out & get it made:hand:


(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-146.jpg)



Wow!!! is that the 390 DONK?
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Post by: soc123_au on August 20, 2010, 04:57:26 pm
Yep, big bugger isnt it.
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Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:18:39 pm
I have been a bit slack with the updates, but the work continues. The sill panels have been modified to suit the side exhausts.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-151.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-235.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:21:50 pm
The engine plate is done, dont think I would do this again if I had the time over. Worked out a bit more costly than I had hoped.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-160.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-161.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-197.jpg)
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-193.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:27:05 pm
Picked up a set of OM Simmons off Ebay, they needed a bit love to get them looking the part though.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-194.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-204.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-207.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-210.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:31:18 pm
Engine bay has been finished in primer with a few subtle mods. All excess holes have been filled. Just waiting on a radiator so we can finish the support panel & paint it.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-217.jpg)

Also nailed down a colour finaly

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-225.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-228.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-230.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: IGALOP on November 13, 2011, 08:33:27 pm
Shermatt Red ???:smile01:
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Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:33:54 pm
Nearly forgot, we chopped off the drip rails as well.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-153.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-152.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:35:07 pm
Quote from: IGALOP link=topic=6878.msg163093#msg163093
Shermatt Red ???:smile01:


Close, Brandywine over lightning strike.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: j1autotech on November 13, 2011, 08:44:48 pm
Love it Steve, looks great.

The engine plate is wild as well. Can just imagine the grief that would have been to dummy up and then create.

Time is not on my side but will endeavour to come out and visit.

J1
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Post by: soc123_au on November 13, 2011, 08:52:49 pm
No worries J1, hopefully you can make it out. Would be good to catch up.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stormin on November 13, 2011, 09:07:15 pm
That colour looks a lot like my Eleanor !

Very nice .
Stormin
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Post by: boss69hogg on November 14, 2011, 08:25:07 pm
Was thinking the exact same thing when I saw the colour. Norm, how about posting a pic of the Seducer so soc123 can get a better idea of how his might look. Colour is awesome.
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Post by: soc123_au on November 14, 2011, 09:23:43 pm
Stormin sent me some pics of Seducer a while ago, it looks great. Mine will be a bit different though.
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Post by: stormin on November 14, 2011, 09:30:54 pm
I DID ???
Stormin
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Post by: soc123_au on November 15, 2011, 08:58:16 am
Yes, about 18 months/ 2 years ago. When I bought a holley off you for Stanglovers car. Yours wasnt finshed yet, but the body was painted & assembled.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: stormin on November 15, 2011, 07:05:03 pm
Memory not what it used to be but I do remember the holley.
I have a brand new 750 DP race carby with drop leg boosters and chrome bowls I want to get rid off. $350 takes it .
Stormin
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Post by: soc123_au on January 21, 2012, 02:44:04 pm
Oh the crazy things we do. Should look pretty when it all goes back together though.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-233.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-249.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-250.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on January 21, 2012, 02:45:02 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-251.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-256.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-260.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-258.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: cage on January 21, 2012, 03:00:31 pm
You happy with it Steve?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on January 21, 2012, 03:34:47 pm
Oh yes. Very happy, pics don't do it justice.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: unilec5544 on January 21, 2012, 04:53:16 pm
Wow, that looks stunning, beautiful colour.
Is it legal to fit side pipes to a car if not factory fitted?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on January 21, 2012, 05:28:26 pm
Yes, in NSW anyway. As long as they are behind the rear most opening window. By 12 inches from memory.
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: moe on January 21, 2012, 05:35:30 pm
Looking good Steve!

Any rough projected completion date???  
Are you going to keep the grey centers on the simmons or get them colour matched?
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on January 21, 2012, 06:02:28 pm
The wheels are staying as they are. I think they will match nicely.
Hopefully it will be frying tyres by the end of the year. as long as I dont go over budget on anything else.
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Post by: Frank70 on January 21, 2012, 06:40:04 pm
Beautiful colour !

Great choice.

Cheers,
Frank.
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Post by: mwizz on January 21, 2012, 06:53:51 pm
:agree:
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Post by: 67fasty.sm on January 21, 2012, 09:45:13 pm
god damm that color is nice ! funny i was at the top door slamfest at heathcote park dragway today and saw a pro street car in a very similar color and thought that would look great on my 67 fb well that color has now been shelved ! hotrodders ehtics dont copy some else.
soc can not wait to see the finished deal it will be " Bob Bitch'n "
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Post by: soc123_au on February 26, 2012, 01:57:15 pm
A bit more progress has been made. Finally we are gathering a bit of momentum, hopefully it will continue.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/076.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/080.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on February 26, 2012, 01:58:59 pm
(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-272.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/024.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/020.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: MachAttack on February 26, 2012, 02:15:03 pm
I really like the colour, the car is sure to stand out.
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Post by: Meaty0 on February 26, 2012, 03:15:56 pm
Shame to cover up that beautiful wheel well with fenders!
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: Ash on February 26, 2012, 04:21:12 pm
Quote from: Meaty0 link=topic=6878.msg172278#msg172278
Shame to cover up that beautiful wheel well with fenders!


I agree, ditch those stupid things! :smile01:

It's stunning under there!:thumb:
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Post by: Macka on February 26, 2012, 05:25:51 pm
It is looking good..  :thumb:
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Post by: unilec5544 on February 27, 2012, 12:56:40 am
Awesome colour, you have got be very happy with your colour choice:thumb:
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 11:59:43 am
Havent done an update for a while so I figured its about due. Spoke to piston man this morning & they should be shipped on Monday. Provided he isnt full of sh#t I should have them by the end of next week. Happy days, as then the engine can be assembled & get plonked in the engine bay. Once it is in it can stay there, so I will be stoked when that happens.
 
Engine bay just needs a good clean ready for engine install.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-301.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-302.jpg)
 

Brake lines are all in & bled, they have done a nice job I think.
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 12:02:57 pm
The coil overs have gone to a new home (Cages car) and been replaced with Shockwaves.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-296.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-309.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 12:05:23 pm
Landcruiser mode, for when you need to cross creeks & shit.


(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-300.jpg)

Then press a button, for look at me arent I mean looking mode.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-295.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-293.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 12:09:12 pm
The boot is now pretty much taken up with the flux capacator.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-299.jpg)

Handbrake courtesy of a VY commodore. It clears the original console & with the cover on it will match the rest of the trim nicely.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-304.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 12:11:49 pm
And finally the one piece glass is now married to the electric regs. What a pain in the ass this was to make work. They balanced on the edge of the bin a few times, but I am glad we persevered.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-303.jpg)

Just playing about with panel gaps now, then it will be ready to paint.:cool:
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Post by: Red 66 on May 19, 2012, 12:38:58 pm
Lucky you've got hi ride mode for some of the back roads in China :cool: Also I think you need some bing for the car :bolt:
Sorry that should be bling :burnout:
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 01:26:19 pm
Quote from: Red 66 link=topic=6878.msg179883#msg179883
Lucky you've got hi ride mode for some of the back roads in China :cool: Also I think you need some bing for the car :bolt:
Sorry that should be bling :burnout:


It will have plenty of Bling, although a bit of Bing would certainly set it off :shocked: Oh my, the possibilities are endless. I reckon it word turn some heads fishtailing down Bar Street. You coming? We can squeeze a Jam tin in there somewhere I am sure.
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Post by: 67fasty.sm on May 19, 2012, 08:14:40 pm
no wonder its costing you a bomb !holly  f you got everything , man its looking sweet its getting close now though , could be some cash overtime for the boys coming up to smoke its butt and finish it !
great job
67fasty
hey whats the latest on cages bus
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Post by: soc123_au on May 19, 2012, 08:26:08 pm
The cash OT is what is keeping it moving. It is good though, all the boys want to see it finished as much as I do.

Cages is not too far off painting the outside.
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Post by: 67fasty.sm on May 19, 2012, 08:39:08 pm
awww awsome! mine goes to paint in about 4 weeks felt sorry for cage though got burn't , atleast with mine i knew it was a junker and didnt cost much .
shane
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Post by: Yellow66 on May 20, 2012, 09:05:12 am
Can't wait to see this finished. Gunna be one hellofa beast
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Post by: maldown on June 20, 2012, 09:12:17 pm
When does the exterior get painted Steve - it's looking good, but that next step is gonna be a big one!!!
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Post by: FPVF6 on June 22, 2012, 09:49:35 pm
Hi Steve I just wondering if when your repairing the body's r u using a tig or just a mig. Interested to no if your trying to control the distortion or is it not that much of a drama
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Post by: soc123_au on June 22, 2012, 10:57:22 pm
Shouldnt be too long now Mal, hopefully in the next 4 weeks or so.

All the welding is either using a mig or spotwelder. One of the Migs is an inverter, it doesnt get the whole area as hot so it is pretty good controlling distortion. We have an inverter spot welder as well, but it is more for new cars with HS steel. The normal spot welder is fine on the old girls. When we replace panels we spot weld them as per factory to keep it looking as original as possible.
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Post by: Shermatt on June 25, 2012, 10:21:27 pm
Quote from: soc123_au link=topic=6878.msg179876#msg179876

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Steve

What kind of steering sett  up is that?

Looking the goods now   :rub:
 
Matt
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Post by: soc123_au on June 26, 2012, 09:30:21 am
Matt, it is an AOI rack.

Had a bit of a setback yesterday, the pistons I had waited on since February are the wrong ones. They sent 30 thou over 427 pistons instead of 390. :banghead:
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Post by: moe on June 26, 2012, 01:48:41 pm
Quote from: soc123_au link=topic=6878.msg183123#msg183123
They sent 30 thou over 427 pistons instead of 390. :banghead:


Bugger....  did they admit the stuff up??
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Post by: soc123_au on June 26, 2012, 03:37:35 pm
Havent spoken to them yet. Will stay up late tonight & give them a call. I can get pistons here, but 4 week minimum wait. Or buy a 427 block if I can find one. It will have some serious cubes then. The cost of this engine is getting way out of hand now though. I now can confirm what FE stands for, the E is expensive, the F well that is easy enough to work out.
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Post by: blackthunder1970 on June 26, 2012, 05:17:43 pm
hi soc 123-au
welcome to the fe club :thumb:
your just playing with little brother
step up to big brother 427 and your know the meaning of f...king expensive
if i knew the true cost of building my 427 cammer i would have had second thoughts  
if your get stuck on any little parts for you fe that will hold your build up let me know as i have a lot of fe stuff
cheers
barry
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Post by: soc123_au on June 26, 2012, 06:32:09 pm
Hi Barry, you wouldnt have a 427 block lying about would you. The pistons I got are 4.260 so I think they are to suit a 30 thou over 427. I have pretty much everything else. I am pretty sure all the other stuff I have would suit any FE block. I wish I had had second thoughts as well, for what I have spent so far I could have had an injected supercharged windsor with nitrous up & running by now. Probably with enough left over for a few tanks of fuel:banghead:
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Post by: moe on June 26, 2012, 06:45:09 pm
I do know of a Big Block in a '69 near you Soc....  At the ranch....  I'm sure he's not going to need it in a hurry, could do with some running in :cool:

Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: blackthunder1970 on June 26, 2012, 06:55:55 pm
hi
no 427 blocks  only one i ever owned is the ali  genesis block in my black car
plenty of 428 cj blocks and engines and parts spares for my cj mach 1 s
build a 428 instead of a 390 and you wont regret it  
a 427 block would cost between 2500 to 4000 depending if it a side or top oiler
i can check a few of contact and see if they have a 427 block
barry
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Post by: cage on June 26, 2012, 08:13:03 pm
[rquote=183123&tid=6878&author=soc123_

Had a bit of a setback yesterday, the pistons I had waited on since February are the wrong ones. They sent 30 thou over 427 pistons instead of 390. :banghead:[/quote]

Helleanor is cursed. :soap:
What's going to not turn up next. Sorry to hear this mate.
Think of it this way, more time to spend on Brandy, :bolt:
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Post by: soc123_au on June 26, 2012, 09:05:38 pm
Yes, I am beginning to think that Cage. Bloody thing better be worth it when its finished.

Barry f I didnt have most of the stuff already I would consider a 428. The only reason I would go 427 is it would put the pistons to good use & the extra cubes would be nice. The bits I already have are
Dove Medium riser alloy heads (60cc)
Dove single spyder intake with injector bungs
Fast XFI Injection
Scat 4250 Steel Crank
BB Chev H beam Rods
Diamond Forged Flat Tops (extra large)
Comp Cams Magnum 306s solid flat tappet
Dove Roller Rockers
Appropriate lifters, valve springs etc.
Concept One pulley kit
Cobra alloy sump
ARP head studs, rod bolts etc.

Its all ready to get built except the 390 block & the pistons wont work.
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Post by: blackthunder1970 on June 26, 2012, 09:11:26 pm
hi
check out the dove heads and intake and see if they are pourous dove is bad for that
dove rockers are good
cheers
barry
ps the crank will cost about 1000 to balance
give me a call on 0429695845 and i will give you a few tips
 
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:45:45 am
The old girl has had a bit of love in the past month, its been a long time coming.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-319.jpg)

Here it has been blocked with 120 to get in nice & straight & the panel gaps massaged to where we want them. Then it gets hifilled again.

Here it has been blocked again with 180 then wet rubbed with 400 & then again with 800. It has just been painted through the centre for the stripes.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/186.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/185.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:48:17 am
Now another hit with 800 & a cut with 1200 over the white areas.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-333.jpg)

Then it is reassembled, so the stripes can be masked off

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-338.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-339.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:50:12 am
The tedious masking process.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0295.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0293.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:51:39 am
Then pull it apart again:toetap:

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-342.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-344.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:53:32 am
Now the fun part can begin. 1 coat of grey base followed up with 3 coats of silver.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-345.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-346.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:54:40 am
4 coats of Candy.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-348.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-349.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:56:24 am
Unmask the stripes & lay on some clear.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0310.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0305.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0306.jpg)
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 09:57:57 am
It was a few week process to get all that done. The actual masking & final colour was done yesterday. I cant wait until tommorow to push it out into the sun.
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Post by: Gretschem on July 15, 2012, 10:03:35 am
Looks very nice...what brand of paint did you use???
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Post by: soc123_au on July 15, 2012, 10:13:45 am
Standox. The candy is HOK shimrin base.
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Post by: j1autotech on July 15, 2012, 10:55:27 am
WOW !!!   :shocked:

That is the ducks nuts...

Awesome.

:bow:
J1
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Post by: soc123_au on July 16, 2012, 09:31:19 am
A couple of pics in the sun.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-354.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-355.jpg)
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 16, 2012, 12:42:46 pm
Got a few better ones with a decent camera & the suspension looking a little less Landcruiser.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-366.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-367.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-364.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-362.jpg)
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Post by: cage on July 16, 2012, 08:10:11 pm
Looks awesome Steve. Remind me to never go finishing with you. :shrug:
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: FPVF6 on July 16, 2012, 08:19:21 pm
Looking smick mate
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Post by: Yellow66 on July 16, 2012, 09:03:44 pm
Gorgeous Steve, well done
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Post by: j1autotech on July 16, 2012, 09:04:15 pm
If I was in town, I'd fly up and take photo's for you Steve.

:cpics:
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Post by: mwizz on July 16, 2012, 10:25:28 pm
:thumb: amazing job :thumb:
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Post by: Rock65 on July 17, 2012, 01:27:47 am
Now thats what i call "quality" work.
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Post by: MachAttack on July 17, 2012, 03:16:35 pm
The car looks a million bucks out in the sun mate. :thumb:
Title: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: FPVF6 on July 31, 2012, 05:23:56 pm
Got to see this car in the flesh on Friday. Very nice . N I would like to that Steve for showing me around the shop . Cheers Trav
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Post by: soc123_au on February 09, 2013, 10:49:34 am
Figured it was about time for another update. The engine bits finally all arrived.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-385.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-414.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-426.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-429.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-441.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on February 09, 2013, 10:56:00 am
Room is a little short side, so the extractors had to be made to suit.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0405.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-443.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-446.jpg)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/21917-451.jpg)

And back from being coated.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/008-1_zpsf344d26e.jpg)

The rest of the exhaust is still under construction.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: 66 Hertz on February 09, 2013, 10:59:16 am
looking great Steve! :thumb:
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: Shermatt on February 09, 2013, 06:49:02 pm
Very nice headers Steve. Give em a plug...who did them?...very nice work  :thumb:

Matt
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on February 09, 2013, 09:17:45 pm
Extreme exhausts at Penrith. Wayne is also the VP of MOCA NSW. They have done a great job. Hopefully I will get the car back early next week with the full system done.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: Rick106 on November 18, 2013, 01:07:46 pm
How's the build going? Would love to see some more pics.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: anfo99 on November 20, 2013, 07:00:41 pm
Looked at the pics in the sun that car is s#x on wheels, well done!
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 27, 2013, 08:16:19 pm
The car has pretty much stalled for most of this year. Long story short, we got it fired up in mid April and I was happy as a pig in shit.

http://s63.photobucket.com/user/gbx78/media/hellanorfirstactualstart_zpsee90520d.mp4.html (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/gbx78/media/hellanorfirstactualstart_zpsee90520d.mp4.html)

http://s63.photobucket.com/user/gbx78/media/hellanorfinalrun_zps46275e8e.mp4.html (http://s63.photobucket.com/user/gbx78/media/hellanorfinalrun_zps46275e8e.mp4.html)

And then................

The next attempt to start it & we find it had seized. A few "errors" were made by the engine builder pretty much destroying it.
Fortunately he had insurance to cover stuff ups & he did the right thing in admitting what went wrong. Still it took a few months for the insurance company to assess & authorise the settlement (Understandable given the circumstances, they handled it very professionally)

Once that was sorted I re ordered the parts. Given that pretty much nothing in this car is "off the shelf" the parts took a while to arrive. I finally received them 2 weeks ago. The engine is in the process of being rebuilt & I should have it back before xmas all things going well.

To be honest though it really took the wind out of my sails, to be so close & then such a massive backward step. Part of the reason I have hardly been on here for the last 6 months. At one point I did consider pulling the pin on it & selling it, but sanity prevailed and we soldier on. I picked a good time to come back on and see the thread had been posted in recently  :smile01:

I will check through my pics & update where we got up to later. The exhaust is a work of art & all the plumbing is pretty sexy as well. The seats have been trimmed & a lot of other bits were done up until it went bang. Well not bang as such, more like click. At this stage I am hoping for completion before Easter next year.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 27, 2013, 08:52:27 pm
A few more pics, didnt realise it had been so long between updates. I dont have any of the plumbing or trim. They can wait until it goes back together again. In the meantime.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0461_zps91c304c9.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0461_zps91c304c9.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0463_zps2bfbd24f.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0463_zps2bfbd24f.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0465_zps725cceb9.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0465_zps725cceb9.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0534_zps188cd269.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0534_zps188cd269.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0537_zps75171569.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0537_zps75171569.jpg.html)

The mufflers have been coated since these were taken. It is a little dusty under there as well.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 27, 2013, 08:56:56 pm
Surge tank & fuel pumps.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0467_zpsd2f9f56a.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0467_zpsd2f9f56a.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0468_zps3ec8e2bb.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0468_zps3ec8e2bb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 27, 2013, 09:00:51 pm
And a few nice outside in the sun pics.

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0378.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0378.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0381.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0381.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0382.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0382.jpg.html)

(http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt169/St_Marys_Prestige/Helleanor/IMG_0380.jpg) (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0380.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: cage on November 28, 2013, 04:47:47 pm
Show off. You know what I think of those pipes.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: littlejohn on December 02, 2013, 06:46:35 pm
just fell off my chair.... agian  :smilies:  speachless with absolute compliments !
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: Shermatt on December 02, 2013, 10:57:38 pm
Looking good Steve

Christmas is close...you must be getting excited

Matt
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on December 04, 2013, 12:38:47 pm
I am not getting ahead of myself at this stage Matt. Once we have it running properly, then I will start getting excited. Stay tuned as a video will be posted.  :flag:
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: sea67n on December 04, 2013, 03:12:32 pm
love the colour, looking awesome, well done
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: boss69hogg on February 16, 2014, 07:20:44 am
This is a mates one. - not the best pic, but great colour!

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h368/boss269hogg/77b797f4d60e8074b0ed1067da1b3091.jpg)
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on July 02, 2014, 12:53:40 pm
It lives.  :flag:

http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0904_zps24abe771.mp4.html (http://s608.photobucket.com/user/St_Marys_Prestige/media/Helleanor/IMG_0904_zps24abe771.mp4.html)
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: RayAzza on July 02, 2014, 01:03:30 pm
Awesome Steve sounds tuff.
Ray
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Post by: moe on July 02, 2014, 01:54:51 pm
It lives.  :flag:

Well done Steve!   
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Post by: 68Coupe on July 02, 2014, 03:00:46 pm
Sounds awesome - love your work .  :thumb:
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: Shermatt on July 02, 2014, 08:36:15 pm
Steve

Thats sensational...you must be stoked

Matt
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: FPVF6 on January 05, 2016, 09:09:19 pm
Hey guys
Does Steve still have the stang?
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: boofhead on January 05, 2016, 10:57:41 pm
Indeed he does.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: blackthunder1970 on January 06, 2016, 07:20:57 pm
hi steve
looking very nice and nice detail work
cheers
barry
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Post by: FPVF6 on February 22, 2020, 08:39:12 am
Anyone ever heard from Steve ?
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: cage on August 18, 2020, 04:04:25 pm
Yep, he still has the beast. He hasn’t driven it yet though but I spoke to him a few weeks ago and he is hoping he will soon.
Title: Re: Say Hi to Helleanor
Post by: soc123_au on November 26, 2021, 12:23:30 pm
Yep, he still has the beast. He hasn’t driven it yet though but I spoke to him a few weeks ago and he is hoping he will soon.

I haven't logged on for a while. Still alive though. :-)