Autoscum101 Posted February 27, 2006 Share Posted February 27, 2006 Heres my GT/E coupe, pretty much ready for its MOT. Its a 1984 2.0 CIH model, and features the following: Piper high lift camshaft (similar to 'ultimate road') Piper hydraulic valve lifters Lightened timing gears and new timing chain Larger bore steel exhaust system Four branch manifold Induction kit Uprated clutch Spax adjustable gas shock absorbers Limited slip differential Carlton 2.2 calipers and vented discs Kenlow fan Alarm and immobiliser Extra sound proofing Fat sound system Its taken about 2 years, cost me in the region of £1100 altogether, and i've used just over 12 square feet of steel on it. Anything rusty has been completely cut away and new parts fabricated, although i've patched only a few places which i'll keep an eye on. I did all of it myself, apart from rebuild my brake callipers which i sent away to be done (couldnt find parts). I worked on it quite sporadically when i had it first of all, but after having it for a few months my girlfriend of 3 years broke my heart and left me, so i decided to give girls a miss for a while and get on with the car. Its been hell, but about 20 months later here it is. More work to go though, its gonna be an ongoing project. The idea was generally just to make a good all-round performing road car, and include a few other touches just to make it my own. Im pleased with it so far, more planned for the future though. Halfway photo... These photos were taken this week... Small example of some of my welding/fabricating, toying with the idea of whether a drain plug is necessary 1984 GT/E Coupe, 1978 Cavalier, 1972 Firenza. OMOC # 5875 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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