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Frankenstein's Monster- '81 Scorpion

Postby webby » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:49 pm

OK, I was selling the GJ but I just can't seem to let go of it :D so I'm going to throw a good set of tyres on it, new muffler, general tidy up and hopefully have it rego'd in time for the next Sydney cruise in December.
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The car itself
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Dirty old Astron I, it'll be getting a Magna bottom end and a Falcon carby soon
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The rims I'll be putting on it, bit dirty atm 'cos I got them off my paddock basher lol but they should come up sweet with a bit of elbow grease and some paint. They're 14x6 with an offset of +18
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auto dash with a working reverse indicator :P
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Newish clutch for narrow block, it'll come in useful for the high comp motor as it's using a complete Magna bottom end. I fully expect to destroy it very quickly, it's a temporary solution until I can afford a HD clutch
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My stereo setup, minus the Fusion 6.5in 2-ways and 10-stacker. I've got a different head deck now as the one in the pic didn't work lol
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I might do some fiddling with a GL grille and try and get it to suit the quad light front end on the car. Something like this:
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I've got six weeks to get together approx. $450 for the rego. With my driving history (1 at-fault crash, 3 points lost) a 6-month greenslip is gonna cost me $261 plus around $160-180 rego fees. Then I can go on the next Sydney cruise :D
Cheers guys
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:55 pm

Since I've bought the car I've rebuilt the diff, put new bushes in the rear end and fixed the shifter (it was held in with two VERY loose bolts with the third snapped off and the bush was completely flogged out. And the bloke who had it before me was supposed to be a mechanic :o ).
I've noticed from the pictures it needs a bit more offset on the rear 'coz it looks like the rear track is about 30mm narrower than the front.
Anyway, I've got a few TM-TP bottom ends sitting around here in various states of disrepair, and I've been toying with the idea of dropping the head off my current motor on one of the better ones as an alternative to a turbo motor until I'm off my P's.
The head was rebuilt just before I got the car with a new Crow standard cam, Crow uprated springs, new Mitsubishi valves, new lifters and the ports got a birthday as well. It's got less than 500km on it :D
The best of my Magna short blocks was rebuilt 45,000km ago with 20thou oversize genuine Mitsubishi pistons, gapless rings and new bearings. I'll probably use one of the numerous rebuilt 34ADM carbies in the shed for the intake side of things and a 2.25in axle back exhaust.
I'm going with this over EFI because I've got all the parts in reasonably good order, the only expenses will be for head and intake manifold gaskets (I've got the rest :D ) plus the exhaust so I can afford it, even on the paltry $40 a fortnight my debts to the SDRO and ActewAGL plus my board at Nan's leave me.
It should have enough poke to shove a 1200kg GJ down the road/track/strip at a fair rate of knots, more than enough to get me into trouble anyway :P
Anyway, if you've got any tips or advice feel free to post it, I need it lol
Cheers guys
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby GC75 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:32 am

sounds good :thumpsup:
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:38 pm

This is staying in my posession a while yet, folks :D
I'm going to try and fab up some rear coilovers using TM-TP Magna rear struts. Should be interesting :P
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby Skidmark » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:51 pm

Nice one mate, hope to see ya on the cruise.
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:04 pm

Ain't gonna happen, I need to find $450-$500 for rego and I can't do that in two days :(
I might make the Feburary cruise though :D
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:40 pm

I did some playing around with the car last time I was out at my parent's place.
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New rims
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Rattly exhaust, I need more welding practice lol
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Rears, 14x6 +18 Hotwires
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Fronts, 14x5.5 +24 GE Scorpion stockies
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Needs a wash lol
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I need to sort the the blown power steering (swapping to manual), the leaky brake master cylinder, the rattly exhaust and maybe the 4WD-spec ride height then save some monies for a blue slip and rego. Hopefully that's all done before the next cruise so I can come along :D
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 75wagon » Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:19 pm

Would be good for you to come along, Feb cruise will be in Wollongong or at least south of Sydney. I'm hoping someone who is local to that area will either help me, or organise the cruise themselves.
I've got no idea where to meet, or where to go. So long as it's good for getting group shots.
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:06 am

Can't help with that, sorry :P
Anyways, I've been looking on the Japanese Yahoo Auctions for rims and came across these: http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/125419132
15x8.5 -7 SSR Mesh for the lazy kents
I'm thinking these'd go good on the back, with a pair of 15x7.5 +-0 on the front.
Thoughts?
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 75wagon » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:44 pm

They are some of the nicest looking rims I've seen. :thumpsup:
They would look awesome on a scorp.

BTW, I wasn't asking you to organise the Wollongong cruise, just saying I will need help with that one :thumpsup:

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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:42 am

Ah, ok, I'm a little slow sometimes lol

75wagon wrote:BTW, I wasn't asking you to organise the Wollongong cruise, just saying I will need help with that one :thumpsup:

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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:53 pm

I've been tossing up a few ideas, but as I know barely enough to get along I figured I'd ask some questions of the smart people before I wreck my car :P
One: ITB's. I'm thinking of cutting down a Magna manifold (or getting one made up) to run a set of 4AGE 20v ITB's, or maybe even a set of 50mm Magna throttles, and run the whole shebang with an LT-2 or something. This would be on a rebuilt 2.6 running ~10:1 with an M7 head and a mid-sized cam.
Two: Rear coilovers. I know I'll need to reinforce the rear shock mount, but are there any problems with angles etc. that I should be worried about?
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:50 am

Anyone know how to get the pulley off the power steering pump?
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:55 am

Got some flattops and a cam, when I cbf pulling the engine I'll throw some rings on them and put them in
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:45 pm

It's for sale again. $800 for you guys :P
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:57 am

I have a week to fix and register this bloody thing so I can come on the cruise under my own steam. Hopefully I get a phone call from the bank tomorrow saying "we have your money, Mr Webb." that way I can get stuck in :)
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 75wagon » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:36 pm

Hope this all works out for you webby.
But if not there's always a spare seat in the wagon :thumpsup:

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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 13bsigma » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:50 pm

what you gotta do to it?
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:13 pm

Convert to manual steering, new shifter bushing, tyres, fix a leak at the brake m/cyl, stock rear muffler (it's fucking loud lol) and a general cleanup
My gearbox whines like a bitch in 1st and I've got a noisy lifter, so I hope Dad's rego guy won't pull me up on those. Hopefully he misses the locker too :P
My grille's broken too (due to a fucking duck, no less), so I don't have one :P
Anyone got a GL Scorpion grille?
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby dvsfin » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:13 am

i have a gj scorp grille sitting here...if u could pick it up from liverpool in sydney u can have it
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 13bsigma » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:40 am

haha. me too. a nice GJ one here too :) sorry. wont suit you though
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:57 pm

I'm after a GL-style grille but thanks anyways fellas :thumpsup:
Anyway, I can't get the bloody arm to come loose from the bloody steering gear so I can get the bloody steering box out of the bloody car and it's making me want to burn the bloody thing :@
Everything's undone, but it just WON"T COME LOOSE!
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby camB » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:03 pm

You've tried holding a dolly up to one side and smashing the other with a hammer I s'pose? :z
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:14 pm

Only for the last hour or so :P
It's the little arm off the bottom of the steering box that hooks to the bar the tie rods are attached to. It. just. won't. come. OFF!
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby dvsfin » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:23 pm

i dont know...but does it have a pinch pin on it..? or whatever they are called...
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby camB » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:32 pm

You need a pitman arm puller to get it off the steering box itself, but the other end should come off (once the split pin and castellated nut are off, of course)
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:37 pm

Nope, there's nothing left attached
It's the other end that's the problem. It's like it's welded in there, but it's not, you know?
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 13bsigma » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:00 pm

ooo oooo i know this one :) bash the crap out of it with a hammer. or a sledge hammer if your acurate enough. thats what i do. you need to crack it. seriously. . i've used pitan arm pullers and the like. a hammer works fine. in fack it works best for me.

heres a pic of what to hit :) bash it with a hammer and it'll pop off :)

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when putting it back on also hit it up into the rack or the bolt will turn as you do up the nut.

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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby webby » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:08 pm

Wrong bit, that's a tie rod end
It's the pitman arm I'm on about
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Re: The GJ (mark II)

Postby 13bsigma » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:10 pm

give us a sec. another pic on the way
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