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Well due to other commitments etc time recently on this car has been getting thin. Although i have been having some components made in the background, so i picked them up earlier and spent a bit of time on the car.

Firstly i fitted the longer studs to the front hubs which is dead easy, more of a pain on the back!! The studs are around 30mm longer.

Drilled hubs out to 14mm to accept the impreza studs. Then used a flanged nut and a steel spacer to wind the studs in.

Next i picked up my suspension components!!

The problem with sitting a 300 on its arse on the front with standard rolling diameter wheels is that it ends up being sat on its bump stops with no travel, so my solution is as follows!!!! Test fit tommorow.

Adam

 

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Trial fittedtoday very happy with the results. Can get car the same height as white car but with same travel on the damper as a standard 300!!! Cannot wait to get this on the road!!! Test fitted my housemates Advans to the car aswell, look kinda cool and the jap boys would hate me using these rare wheels!!!! :lol:

 

Oh and engine plans have changed. Fill you in when log book comes back.

Adam

 

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I spy a holset on the whitelblock 350 (new designation due to 5cyl?).

 

I would remove the emblems on the grey car, since it is so fabulous clean.. eg. run no emblems at all :-)

 

if you want to give the car it's title, I would do so on the lisenceplate holders.

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Right mad few days. Painted all the rear hub assembly just need to get it all pressed back together. I ended up making my own brackets for the axle as the ones on there just werent right. So i added some welding pics and pics of how i set up to get the correct angle. Some of my intercooler pipes turned up today aswell. The front is now on the floor and the rear axle is located on the car onlny 2 watt bars left now.

And just to prove the sun does exist in wales a couple of pics of the car out!!!

Wheels on the floor first time since june/july 09!!!

Adam

 

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I meant to upload the first picture last nite but as you can tell it was dark so i never got around to it. Car is now on its own wheels, front is sat on bumpstops, but springs should arrive on monday. I spent a bit of time cutting the bumper out for better airflow to the intercooler. I'm very happy with the results, just need to relocate oil cooler now. Enjoy the pics.

Adam

 

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Not done a massive amount on this . I did manage to get my main boost pipes fitted from the intercooler into the bay. Took a mould of the inside of a standard bonnet too to create an inner skin for my vent to sit on. My coilover sprongs arrived for the front aswell.

Oh and bought some lovely new seats!!!

Adam

 

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Well with the very little time i have had on this i have stripped all the soundproofing out to check the condition of the inside of the shell. I'm up to 26kg of weight reduction!! And i have had my long awaited brake brackets back which are looking very nice. So i checked caliper fitment and its all absolutely spot on. Not long before the brackets can go into production now!!

Adam

 

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Well today i have been mostly chasing rust!!!! A simple sill repair is never as seems. I have had a small repair needed on the passenger side sill and jacking area since i took the car off the road so today i decided to start attacking it only the car bit back. To work on it properly i had to take the skirt off, then the wing as that sits over the front edge of the sill, so got to it. Removed wing and found totally rotten inner arch where the wing attaches.

Now on a 300 this is a pain anyway as they are a funny design with a wide edge, so i decided to totally cut it out roll the lip on the outer wing and run a plastic inner arch similar to more modern cars. This also allows for more suspension travel and wider wheels!!! WIN!!!

I have also been busy making a new jacking point for the same sill repair.

And i finally bonded the new inner bonnet patch in for the vent and made some holes!!!!

Anyway enjoy the pics.

Adam

 

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Well all has been quite quiet on this as i have been waiting for a very large and expensive crate to turn up from across the pond.

It arrived today so i got a chance to lay all the parts out for some good shots.

Very impressed with the Pick a Part i used the crate was so well made, all components had there own little stands. I got the rear suspension from the vette as an added bonus aswell!! And who said it was going to be nowhere near the right size? It doesnt even need shortening!!

Adam

 

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