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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Thanks Dattman.

I appreciate your advice and suggestions and for pointing out more options

I do like these four spoke revolution wheels but am going to have a bit more of a search around for 6-8 spoke wheels

If I cant find any though I might be in contact to get some more information on these...they are already starting to grow on me haha. Do you have any pictures with them fitted to your swift?

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Alexei

Ps. Do they come with other centre colors like the white truck with orange centers...or are they all standard black and you have to paint em?


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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:16 pm 
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i was a bit like...4 spokes..... nah.... then i saw them in white!

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:03 pm 
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So i decided good things dont come to those who wait...they come to those who agressively go and get them. haha

Ive spent a lot of time searching for 13" rims with a classic or 'ole school' look to them to finish off the restoration of my Mk1 and finally with some success. Picked up these vintage style Enkei 13x5.5" racing rims off flea bay just yesterday. These are like the ones the works Datsun team used to run back in the day!

offset is still only +20 but ive already done the calculations and these will only sit 2.1mm further out than the current 15x6.5" +30 ROH wheels im running (and trying to desperately replace) and with the right tyre choice (either a 175/75/13 or even 165/65/13) they wont foul on the guards except maybe with a full load of mates in the back.

when i get back to sydney im going to go pick them up, sandblast them and get them powdercoated....suggestions on colors???? im thinking matt gold, silver or even charcoal....
im also already in communications with Enkei to get some centre caps for them.

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:21 am 
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165/65R13s will be what your looking for i would say.

The 175/75 are ok, but even mine rub a little in hard cornering at stock height.

The 165/85s im running at the moment are horrid. and run in a straight line at the slightest hint of a bump in the road.....


Moral of the story... GIVE THOSE WHEELS TO ME :D :D:D

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:27 am 
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Alexei wrote:
Haha

Too loud indeed...but ill let you be the judge(s)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaO-qiu0 ... e=youtu.be

First start up after we got it back from the tuners. A little touchy on the clutch combined with low idle meant that she wasnt very forgiving on slow manoeuvre. A little playing with the idle screw fix that problem...no more stalling issues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VX4LxnS ... e=youtu.be

Like i said...a little bit too loud. Haha


Looks like the NSW registry people also agree that its too loud.

Failed blue slip....for excessive exhaust volume

hahaha


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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:03 pm 
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So finally got rego and have been enjoying cruising around utilising my fully functional and street legal car...feels like a massive achievement!

Few little things still to be done but car is 98% done!

Exhaust was quieted down heaps for blue slip (real cheap and nasty quick fix) and sounds terrible, really metally at the moment, so going to have to sort that out in the near future with a trip back out to windsor exhaust.

Car is due for a detail on monday - needs a full clay bar cut and polish - as it was never done since the full respray as i wanted to wait till it was finished sitting in garages, getting towed around and generally being worked on to avoid potential marking or fouling the final finish.

Couldnt decided on the wheel colour, between the original gold or antique silver so flipped a coin (literally) and let chance decide....and she decided on rich gold - with a touch of green pearl

Just picked them up from the powder coater and fitted some rubber to em and am pretty happy with the final product...then again would have been happy with either color really. Looks a bit like a wanna be Rexy...but still over all happy

Still missing centre caps so they look incomplete but these have already been order from Enkei and are en route from the states.

Enjoy

Alexei

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Good to see that it's finally all happening for you after a couple of disappointments.

The wheels look good and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished article once the detailing has happened and the wheels are complete.

Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:22 am 
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Obligatory engine bay shot...

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
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WOW! cool mk1, very clean engine bay!!
can you post a picture of the front sway bar please!! :?: :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:33 pm 
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So i finally reached a milestone in my build....the point where i am now 100% happy with the exterior or style of my car.

Today i got back from holidays and fitted the Enkie B209s (13x6.5JJ +38) that i bought and shipped from Japan which combined with the black centre caps i ordered from Enkei in the states really everything all came together for me and it was like a switch inside my head finally was flicked on.

Now with the wheels, not only i am happy to say it is now looks a proper 80s period piece, but would go out on a limb as to call it one of, if not THE best looking/looked after road going Mk1 in Australia hahaha (any challengers??? very interested to see everyone elses little SA's and what they done with them style wise!!).

On a side note I actually have a complete spare set of the exact same wheels (Enkei B209s) same style, size etc (long story ill explain later) just painted a dull silver and in slightly worse condition that i will be posting in the for sale section if anyone else is interested. I will post some pics and details of the wheels mid next week when i get home from work but have a look at the gold ones to get a feel or see if they tickle your fancy haha.

Like i said, finally i can rest on the exterior, next ill turn my attention to the engine bay (again). Turbo bits and pieces are now starting to trickle in....watch this space. :twisted:

Haha a labour of love indeed. Everyone i know thinks im absolutely mad, and really i cant explain it...nor do i feel like i have too, but christ i just love this car.

Enjoy

Cheers

Alexei

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:38 pm 
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I really admire what you have done there! I wish i had your dedication. I can almost guarantee i won't ever be challenging you.

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:33 am 
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=D> what else can you say. Awesome job!

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:52 am 
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WOW that looks fucking great man! well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:31 am 
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=D>

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=D> and that is how you do a tidy mk1!

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:28 pm 
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In a word - WOW!

In a few more words, thank you for making this into the car which it has always deserved to be after belonging to some less sympathetic owners over the years (no, Sobil, I'm not referring to you, as I know that you made attempts to buy it back when it was almost on its way to join its many cousins as it had hit rock bottom).

Thanks Alexei for your dedication to this project and for seeing it through to the end despite some disheartening setbacks along the way - Enjoy!


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Very well done!! :shock: Love the red stickers on the paint!

It would be awesome to see in person!

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
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Very well done!! :shock: Love the red stickers on the paint!

It would be awesome to see in person!

Yes it must come to Hatch Attack 2015.

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:00 pm 
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I do not believe anything matches this now at this time ... this is the top Mk1 currently.

I beleive zedd's car was the top car in tis time, but als after another owner had it it did go down hill, I do have this car now, but i have not had the money to spend on it, hopefully I will beable to bring this car back to its glory days.

At the same time, i hope to be able to bring my red SuziQ back up to this sort of pristine condition and making it a ful Group A - but again fiancials at the moment.

seeing what you have done always prods me to back into enthusiam for the Mk1 ..

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 Post subject: Re: Lexs MK1 rebuild - the green machine
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:37 am 
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Thanks for all the comments guys. Like i said im really happy with it despite it being a long and sometimes even a little brutal journey id do it all over again.

I am looking forward to the many more years to come owning, driving and enjoying it.

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Very well done!! :shock: Love the red stickers on the paint!

It would be awesome to see in person!

Yes it must come to Hatch Attack 2015.


Yeah i'm definitely there!!! as long as it doesn't fall on one of my work 'on' swings


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