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Offline GAF2

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My G40
« on: March 06, 2011, 06:37:22 pm »
Orite guys, posted pictures before but over the winter things have really been moving on so thought i would make a build thread. Got loads of pictures will try and post the best of them. Cheers.

what she looked like when i bought her.
a href="http://s364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/?action=view&amp;current=12012009075.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/12012009075.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Then after a few months new wheels and stainless steel system.
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/manifold/DSC00028.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/Photo0065.jpg

Then new brakes and a Mocal oil cooler with thermostat controlled sandwhich plate.
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10522.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2

Then the timming belt snapped, was gutted but also lucky as it didnt damage the pistons and my brother works in a cylinder head machine shop. So was fully rebuilt with the 33mm valves, skimmed, presure tested and a headgasket set for £87 quid.Bonus.

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/valve%20and%20head/Photo0106.jpg

While it was off the road i decided to fit a front mount intercooler and some Stack gauge's and an OMP steering wheel
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10347.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/mods%20since%20timing%20belt/Photo0117.jpg

Also fitted a vernier pulley and heat wrapped my manifold.
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/mods%20since%20timing%20belt/Photo0114.jpg

Then something which completly transformed the car a Stage 3 PPP Subframe conversion

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/ppp%20stage%203%20subframe/pppsubframe004.jpg
Absolute top quality.

Next on the list was suspension.  Firstly i bought AVO adjusable front shocks and ran these for about a month

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10643.jpg
along with all new bearings and shot blasted and painted struts
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10618.jpg

Although these are quality shocks i was not happy with the ride height so after a few beers one night i bought a full set of TA Tecknix's coilovers. Again fitted them with all new bearings, bolts and so on.

http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10734.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10741.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10744.jpg
http://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/GAF2_photo/SDC10777.jpg

Then the winter came and she was put off the road. Then i decided to change the inside. More pics to follow.

cheers Grant
« Last Edit: March 06, 2011, 06:41:44 pm by GAF2 »

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Re: My G40
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 01:06:01 pm »
Awesome stuff mate! any more updates?

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Re: My G40
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011, 06:53:35 pm »
yeah mate will update this week.