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Forum: Technical Discussion 16-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Shan
I have been researching this also.... A...

I have been researching this also....

A lot of opinions.

I did do some research, not all catch-cans are made the same. Also be aware "oil seperator" v's "oil catch can" - are kinda...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-09-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Shan
Will need to be cut before it is rolled. Be...

Will need to be cut before it is rolled.

Be careful of cracking your paint as well. Heat gun the paint - stop it from cracking.

If your paint is good, I would leave it at a panel shop to do. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By Shan
Naaa - I like Motorvation. No issue with the...

Naaa - I like Motorvation. No issue with the work they do.

I have been chasing them for months for a time to commit to my job and they push it back. I understand though - probably better jobs...
Forum: General Discussion 29-05-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By Shan
Some mixed reviews I see?? I might wait...

Some mixed reviews I see??

I might wait to see if anyone else is willing to contribute.

I am thinking I may even travel to get to the right shop. Been thinking a regional shop might...
Forum: General Discussion 28-05-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By Shan
Panel Shops - Melbourne

Hi Guys,

So.....I am looking for some current references for good body shops. They must be ok with a little rust work and taking on smaller jobs.

I have previously used Motorvation is...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-05-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Shan
I bought Fitech Mean Street. Seems to be doing...

I bought Fitech Mean Street. Seems to be doing the job so far, not heavily tested though.
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-05-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Shan
Well aside from basic multimeter trouble shooting...

Well aside from basic multimeter trouble shooting - wiring is beyond my skill.

I may have been interested in what you are offering had I known soone.
Already bought aftermarket unit.

I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By Shan
Jury is out between cable v's linkage - people...

Jury is out between cable v's linkage - people all have their own preferences.

I converted mine to a cable setup. I have yet to do a lot of driving as car is still being worked on, but have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Thanks for that bit of info. A quiet road...

Thanks for that bit of info. A quiet road outside of town sounds sensible, but yeah....I am tipping insurance and coverage etc etc probably force these engineers down more regulated routes for...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi all, Some updates for you.... Was...

Hi all,

Some updates for you....

Was introduced to yet another engineer who just happened to be in the shop where my car was getting some work done. So was a casual conversation.
...
Forum: General Discussion 23-10-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Nothing further to add on my VASS journey. ...

Nothing further to add on my VASS journey.

Things have stalled a little while rust is cut out of the car.

Also had some other things going on which have taken my finances and focus.
...
Forum: General Discussion 23-10-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,888
Posted By Shan
Hi, From my own experiences - you first need...

Hi,

From my own experiences - you first need to find a VASS engineer who will return your call. Probably the hardest part of the whole process.

Triangulated 4 link seems to be the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 22-08-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,733
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Thanks for comments. With the...

Hi guys,

Thanks for comments.

With the car being in the shop with rust getting cut out - have not been able to test any theories at this point.

Will take advice onboard and will post on this...
Forum: Technical Discussion 14-08-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,733
Posted By Shan
My car is in a shop getting rust sorted out - so...

My car is in a shop getting rust sorted out - so have not had access to it, but been doing some research based on all the helpful comments.

Geoff - you mention overdrive pulley arrangement? This...
Forum: General Discussion 13-08-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Update on this one. Have not...

Hi guys,

Update on this one. Have not gotten far unfortunately.

So my VASS guy provided my testing requirements to an engineer that does this FEA CAD computer testing of parts. Then it went...
Forum: Technical Discussion 06-08-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,733
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys, Sorry been offline. Thanks for the...

Hi Guys,

Sorry been offline. Thanks for the comments. I'll get some info and pics together and come back to you. Will apply some of the logic mentioned in posts first though.

Let you know...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Yeah - righto. Getting some rust cut out at...

Yeah - righto.

Getting some rust cut out at the moment, but once that is done - will put in the passenger seat and take car back to shop so diff fella and I can drive together.

He at least...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys - pinion gears were changed actually. ...

Hi Guys - pinion gears were changed actually.
Went from 3.73 (original) to 3.53 as I understood 3.73 could be noisier.

Point taken about the wheel bearings - quite right. Axle does have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys, Got the car back this morning. ...

Hi Guys,

Got the car back this morning. Left the invoice at home, but will go over it later and post.

Good news is I got to drive it for about 40min whilst I delivered it to the fella cutting...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-08-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,733
Posted By Shan
Cooling problem....

Done to death...I know.

Here is the picture...

350 Chev - mild.
Fitech injection - still needs some tuning, but seems to be working fine.
Distributor is not locked out - so fitech is not...
Forum: General Discussion 30-07-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
So $1900 to clean everything, replace pinion...

So $1900 to clean everything, replace pinion gears, redo axle bearing/sleeves, rebuild and set everything right.

ON TOP OF that (so not included) are the axles and putting the diff back on the...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
If it stops making that god-awful noise - will...

If it stops making that god-awful noise - will probably be happy regardless.

No-one likes being taken advantage of though. I was just having a whinge.

Will wait to get the itemised invoice...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
There is more to the story, given your comments...

There is more to the story, given your comments Rodent - feel like I had better share it.

Clearly I had no idea exactly what the issue was before dropping it into this autotrans/diff shop. If I...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Yeah absolutely. Will name and shame if it is...

Yeah absolutely. Will name and shame if it is warranted.

Will share the details once i have an invoice and can clarify it all for those who are interested.

The other two quotes I had (over the...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Yeah - I had mis-understood some of what he said....

Yeah - I had mis-understood some of what he said. So I think my original assessment of this guy was accurate. He is taking advantage.

LSD and clutches were ok, but they were not set properly....
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Just to clarify.... Will be...

Hi guys,

Just to clarify....

Will be $2960.00 total.

New bearings (not the wheel bearings), New pinion, resetting the LSD (he said it was barely functioning as it was), clutches were all ok,...
Forum: General Discussion 26-07-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
Thanks for the feedback guys - makes me feel a...

Thanks for the feedback guys - makes me feel a little more comfortable with where this is going.
Forum: General Discussion 25-07-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,954
Posted By Shan
12 Bolt Diff rebuild....1968 Camaro

Hi guys,

Need to get some guidance....

My car has not been on the road since I have owned it.

Finally got it to stage where I can drive it between places to have some work done. Noticed a...
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-07-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By Shan
Not a silly answer, made me realise how dumb my...

Not a silly answer, made me realise how dumb my question was though.

Was reading some more - I think I will try to get a stud kit. Probably make everything a little easier to install given I got...
Forum: Technical Discussion 23-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By Shan
Valve cover spacers....

Hi Guys,

Hoping someone has the answer....

I need to use valve cover spacers for my SBC application. Have not used them before.

I will be using a 1" spacer, so I am assuming the additional...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Not much more to add at this stage. Waiting on...

Not much more to add at this stage. Waiting on quotes for FEA testing (Finite Element Analysis) of the parts.

So - a good rundown of what you need to know is here:...
Forum: General Discussion 14-06-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Well things have moved on a little...

Hi guys,

Well things have moved on a little although that said - may have had a bit of a setback...I think.....

Ridetech have been communicating with us - which is great. They have been...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Just an update - this is still ongoing. ...

Just an update - this is still ongoing.

Ridetech in the USA seem to be really willing to help - which is good.

The engineer on my side has also been good, but he seems a little...busy. So...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984
Posted By Shan
Went through this recently. For a project...

Went through this recently.

For a project like that - I would recommend you get them custom built mate. Its the only way you are gonna know they will fit and have the right clearances.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Shan
Interesting. Been researching this on and...

Interesting.

Been researching this on and off for months - definitely HEAPS of guys running 18x9.5 with 5.5' BS. Weird you could not fit them.

I had Rear 18x9.5 on my 68 firebird (which I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 30-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By Shan
Wheel and tyre query on for a 1968 Camaro....

I have a 1968 camaro.
I will have the ridetech system including control arms, tru turn and spindles, as well as the 4-link on the rears.
These are not fitted yet - still in boxes.

Given this...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys, Ridetech have responded again. ...

Hi Guys,

Ridetech have responded again. Britt (director of ridetech engineering) has reviewed the australian regulation documents that my aussie engineer (Paul) put them onto.
Sounds like...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Ok....so the next update. Finally got to...

Ok....so the next update.

Finally got to meet Paul Bottomley @ APS engineering.

Lovely guy, communicates well, seemed to understand what I am trying to do (which is make my car safer). ...
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
I think I mentioned earlier that there were no...

I think I mentioned earlier that there were no technical images for the Ridetech parts on the internet. I assumed having that sort of info was going to assist in the engineering, so have been...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Update.... APS did reach out to me earlier...

Update....

APS did reach out to me earlier this month - locked in a time. Due to some commitments - I had to reschedule (so my bad this time), BUT going in on the 21st for "that chat". I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Shan
Hi Benny, Thanks for that. I have been in...

Hi Benny,

Thanks for that. I have been in conversations with guy in Croydon over the last couple of days - Darren @ Trikfab.

http://www.trikfab.com.au/

he is responsive, communicates well...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Shan
Yeah - I know it is not a difficult install as...

Yeah - I know it is not a difficult install as far as things go.

I'll be candid - I do not have the facilities to get it done and added to that I am a little time poor as well.

Remove leaf...
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Shan
4link install....need to find someone to install Eastern/SE Suburbs VIC

Hi guys,

As per some of my other posts, I am currently looking to install Ridetech 4-link suspension on the rear of my 1968 Camaro.

I had one guy all sorted for the work, but he is suddenly no...
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Update.... At this time I am...

Hi guys,

Update....

At this time I am still trying to make an appointment with Paul @ APS.

We spoke once and he said he would get his office manager to book the appointment.
...
Forum: General Discussion 24-04-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys, OK - so another update. Paul...

Hi Guys,

OK - so another update.

Paul Bottomley from Automotive Performance Solutions (in Thomastown) did finally get back to me. He is the one that was twice recommended for this type of...
Forum: General Discussion 20-04-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Hi Cluxford, Funny you should mention Talk...

Hi Cluxford,

Funny you should mention Talk Torque (Bill Malkoutzis) - he just reached out to me on email.

Bill was the one who originally re-directed me to Paul @ Automotive Performance...
Forum: General Discussion 19-04-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,875
Posted By Shan
Ok - so this is becoming a bit of a mission. ...

Ok - so this is becoming a bit of a mission.

I have had no luck getting hold of the twice recommended engineer so far (Paul). I've emailed a couple of times and the shop phone just rings out as...
Forum: General Discussion 19-04-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, I went this place to visit the shop...

Hi guys,

I went this place to visit the shop owner:

https://[URL="http://www.facebook.com/pg/americangraffitiautoworks/reviews/?

Seems like a legit guy. Place a little chaotic, BUT he made...
Forum: General Discussion 18-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By Shan
Just for an FYI - called motorvation - shop rate...

Just for an FYI - called motorvation - shop rate is still $100 per hour. I am not going to be able to pay that sort of rate with the repair budget I have unfortunately.

They do good paint...
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By Shan
Motorvation - yes I know them. I agree -...

Motorvation - yes I know them.

I agree - they are awesome guys and the work is good.

I know you get what you pay for, but metalwork rates are around $85-$88 per hour I am finding.

Shop...
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