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75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 75wagon » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:47 am

Just thought I'd take advantage of my car being clean from yesterdays Sydney/ Newcastle cruise...
So here are some pics of my cars... (pinched Danturbolancer's location)

My car is a Sept 1975 build. I bought this car in January 2004 and drove it for a while while I collected parts for the build. I took it off the road for 3 years and stripped the whole car back to bare metal, file finished the panels and tried to make it straight. I only found 1 small rust affected area in the rear passenger guard (smaller then my thumb nail). I repaired the area with a welded plate.
I've had the car back on the road since December 2008. And it gets a bit of attention, if not from it's looks as it's driving by, it's the carbs/ exhaust combo (it's quite loud).
The theme I've tried to keep to is 'Old School', I think I've succeeded, from the 13x6 inch 70's rims to the twin carb almost weber type sound it puts out. I love the sound of the 1600 but it does lack a bit of power, but it was never intended to be fast, just a cruiser.
I have fitted Recaro seats, which sit quite low in the car (my shoulder is at the top of the door trim for reference), it's quite comfortable but leaves little room for backseat passengers.
Besides the steering wheel and the Recaros the interior is original, although I have modded the console for a stereo and had to move it 1 inch toward the rear of the car to fit the 5 speed gearbox. The carpet is in need of replacing but considering it's age I think it's held up well.


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These Carbies are factory original Solex/ Mukini fitted to overseas models, they were not original on this car, but I had to have them.

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Re: 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 75wagon » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:02 am

Here are some build shots
All work done to the car was done by me. Paint, panel and mechanical. Even the sigma/galant.com stickers in the above photos were made by me.

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Re: 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby Undies91 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:17 pm

Very nice all these nice old school galant wagons makes me want to get one

but i have only seen one in S.A. and thats galantman1976's beast.

one day maybe

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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 77galantv6 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:59 pm

love this car mate...

soo much attention to detail in the paintwork.

to look down the line of the car, i think it is better than factory, straight as an arrow.

love the sound of the carbies, i had to turn the stereo down and i basically drove like a granny for a while just so i could hear the car at its full potential - excellent!

am very jealous of your recaros, if you hear of any being sold, tell me please haha

hope to hear from you soon and go for another local cruise

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Postby GC75 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:26 pm

nice mate love it :thumpsup:
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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 75wagon » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:06 pm

77galantv6 wrote:soo much attention to detail in the paintwork.

to look down the line of the car, i think it is better than factory, straight as an arrow.

love the sound of the carbies, i had to turn the stereo down and i basically drove like a granny for a while just so i could hear the car at its full potential - excellent!

am very jealous of your recaros, if you hear of any being sold, tell me please haha

hope to hear from you soon and go for another local cruise

cheers,
Dean

I put a lot of time into it, "time I have, money I don't", I wish I'd spent a little more and not rushed it in the end. I ended up getting the shits with it. The carbies/ exhaust have an epic sound wish it went as quick as it sounded it could. I look up Recaros and stuff for sale every now and then, will let you know if I find any.
Will be out cruisin' again soon. But am going down the coast this Friday. Hope to see GC75's coupe. That's the plan anyway....

Thanx for the comments, It make me feel like it's all been worth it.
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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 81GL » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm

Nice man.... very nice.

doesn't look like you rushed it at all? :| paint work is nuts!
Cheers for the inspiration!

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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby DanTurboLancer » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:43 pm

Dave your little wagon is so neat!!

And i absolutely love the period Twin carb set up!

She sounds like the old girls should

Keen to catch up again soon
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Postby A112H » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:17 pm

Very, very nice mate. I have always wanted a wagon, I have found two stashed away but they will have to wait for the coupe to be finished. The wife isn't too happy with the idea of some wagons in the back yard, lol
Again, very nice mate

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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby GC75 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:37 am

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77galantv6 wrote:soo much attention to detail in the paintwork.

to look down the line of the car, i think it is better than factory, straight as an arrow.

love the sound of the carbies, i had to turn the stereo down and i basically drove like a granny for a while just so i could hear the car at its full potential - excellent!

am very jealous of your recaros, if you hear of any being sold, tell me please haha

hope to hear from you soon and go for another local cruise

cheers,
Dean

I put a lot of time into it, "time I have, money I don't", I wish I'd spent a little more and not rushed it in the end. I ended up getting the shits with it. The carbies/ exhaust have an epic sound wish it went as quick as it sounded it could. I look up Recaros and stuff for sale every now and then, will let you know if I find any.
Will be out cruisin' again soon. But am going down the coast this Friday. Hope to see GC75's coupe. That's the plan anyway....

Thanx for the comments, It make me feel like it's all been worth it.


Nothing to really look at at the moment except shit loads of rust and crap ahaha :$
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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby karl_2ltgc » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:17 pm

I approve of this product or event.

Makes me want a wagon lol.

If it were mine i reckon a 2ltr 4g63 n/a motor froma late model galant would liven the old girl up :) but still the saturn looks the goods an im sure it sounds good too. Whats economy like?
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Postby 75wagon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:24 pm

About 10 Litres to the 100kms, but I haven't put carby kits in yet and these carbs were in the garage for about 4 years before I put them on (so the guy I bought them off said). I'm lazy I know. I'm putting another block in, as I have one that has had a bit of work done to it. The head is already done, with slightly larger valves (don't ask me what size). I've got a new Timing chain and heavy duty clutch to go on it. After all that I'll get the car put on a dyno, and get the distributor modded to suit the carbs and the Cam and adjustable Cam gear that I'm waiting to get off Kudos. I hope it will pack a little more punch when done, but to be serious I could lose my licence on a Postie Bike (read tool).

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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 75wagon » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:29 pm

karl_2ltgc wrote:I approve of this product or event.

Makes me want a wagon lol.

If it were mine i reckon a 2ltr 4g63 n/a motor froma late model galant would liven the old girl up :) but still the saturn looks the goods an im sure it sounds good too. Whats economy like?

I can't do it. I don't know why but I can't bring myself to change it....
I love the saturn, slow or not.
I have too many to say anything else then that.
Sounds awesome but....
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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:45 am

Update.
Still got heaps to do to...
Looks like I'm getting my Tacho dash this week.... (Thanx to lpgalant)
Got a no. 5 cam and a cheaterparts adjustable cam gear on the weekend (thanx to Kodos)
Now I just have to get a new oil pump and I should be right to put my other motor in.
Fitting a heavy duty clutch at the same time.
Take the reco'd head off my motor (fitted with larger valves, don't ask me how big)
fit new timing chain.
And polish all the alloy..... :thumpsup:
It'll still be slow :facepalm:
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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:46 pm

I was just mucking around with a photo editing program. Damn I wish my car looked like this. But less dodgy though......
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Postby DanTurboLancer » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:10 pm

Damn Dave, that look mad!
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Postby astronturbo77 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:14 pm

nice dave. i think u need my saturn turbo steup wink :P
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Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:24 pm

DanTurboLancer wrote:Damn Dave, that look mad!

I wonder where I'd get a wheel brace that big? :lol:
Seriously though. If I was going to spend a shit load more money on this car it would be on wheels and ride height. That pics really is how I would want it to look. Can't see it getting through rego though.
I wonder what size those rims would be in real life?
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Postby DanTurboLancer » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:53 pm

I think 15s, or maybe 16s, but with Rubber bands for tyres... Awesome
Throw some Thin white walls on too ;)
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Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:04 pm

I really wanted to get 15 or 16x8 Konig Rewinds, but Dean thinks they are unavailable now?
The other problem is I like deep dish wheels and I want to keep the original shape of the body, unfortunately the 2 ideas don't go together.....
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Postby Skidmark » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:05 pm

Im a big fan of your wagan Dave. Its condition is a reflection of your passion for these old mitsus..
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Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:18 pm

Look at the videos here..... I love this stuff.....
http://www.japanesenostalgiccar.com/index.cgi?section=video
There are heaps of videos on this site.....
This is what I'm trying to capture with my car...
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Postby boyracer » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:25 pm

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Great work!!! inspires me too do things with my wagon.
Also at 1:46 on the first vid it appears to be a 2 door La Lancer :|
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Postby 75wagon » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:37 pm

It sure is, it's got those other style L tail lights...
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Re: 75wagon's 75 GC Wagon with twin carbs (pic heavy)

Postby guylant » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:48 pm

thats a cool wagon dude looks good dont see that many around :thumpsup:
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Postby 75wagon » Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:08 pm

guylant wrote:thats a cool wagon dude looks good dont see that many around :thumpsup:

thanx guylant.
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Postby 75wagon » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:49 pm

The old girl is getting used as a Formal Car tonite. :thumpsup:
Dropping my Daughter at her 6 class farewell...
Should be interesting to see the response it gets :P
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Postby 75wagon » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:20 pm

Ah, just got back...
There were people everywhere (for where we live anyway, at least 20-30) :lol:
They all had a good look...
Had the Sigma-galant.com stickers on it too..... :thumpsup:

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Postby PROSSER » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:18 am

sounds like it was a good night!
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Postby 75wagon » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:03 pm

Yeah, the old wagon made an impact. I went to her presentation day today, and other parents were asking me about the car.
When I'm not driving it, it hides in the garage. So a lot of them didn't even know I had it.

Think about this.
A few of the kids were dropped off in Limos. The we come up the street, and pull out right out the front of the club.
I did the whole limo driver thing, got out and opened the door for her.
I'm wearing a red suit jacket and otherwise all black, to match her black skirt and top and red bolero jacket.
After I drop her off, I cruise out on the street and open it up as I leave. I think every head in the street was turned to see my wagon :thumpsup:
She normally hates my car, but last night she told me it was the best car there...

It was different to the rest of them anyway....

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