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Old 11-04-2023, 07:03 PM
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Can't wait to see it colour. Well done Marcus and thanks for the heads up on Restofinish. Very timely for a little pneumatic shaping machine coming to completion.
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Many thanks mate.
I spoke to a number of painters when deciding which one to go with, and all had great things to say about the Restofinish company products.
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Old 11-17-2023, 10:27 PM
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Marcus, I seem to remember that you used V belt for the tack strip to anchor the headliner and door windlace.
The wood in my Austin has deteriorated enough that I want to either put new wood in or if possuble try the V belt.
Can you verify that it is what you use and your experience with it. Does it hold screws and staples?

Anyone else? I just thought I saw it here.
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Old 11-18-2023, 04:17 AM
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Yes that is exactly what I used and was very pleased with the outcome. I mainly stapled into it so can't comment on using screws.
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Old 11-18-2023, 10:21 AM
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OK thanks Marcus. I'll give it a try.
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Old 11-28-2023, 03:45 AM
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Once the chassis was completely painted, I drove 2 hours to the best place that did ceramic coatings on exhaust systems and turbos etc. High Performance Coatings. http://hpc.com.au You can see how the stainless system had already discoloured a lot in the 4000 km I have done.


I wanted to not only improve the appearance, but get the reduction in heat in the engine bay and under the floors. It also takes out the tinny sound of headers and improves exhaust velocity giving a little extra power. I had them coat even all the clamps to keep everything looking the same.


The chassis now is fully plumbed for the fuel system and the rear brake lines up to the ABS connections.


Also the whole cooling system is done along with the powering steering and hydraulic engine fan. As much as possible of the AC system and the complete engine and chassis harness's are all in place. Brake callipers were stripped and new seals and boots fitted where needed. They were also coated in heat proof paint to restore them. Everything is ready to go once the cab and front panels arrive.

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Old 11-28-2023, 05:42 AM
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Looks excellent!


Interesting discoloration of the headers. The left header is discolored closer to the flange while the right header is discolored less and further from the flange.


Is this indicative of a flow imbalance or tuning disparity between left and right banks?


I remember seeing chrome exhaust pipes on motorcycles turning blue if the tune was wrong.
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Things are moving nicely there Marcus.


How about the paint shop? Are they as efficient as you?


Can you do me a favor mate? Can you tell me how many inches of tube does the exhaust gas travel from the rear exhaust port to the CAT?
I need to weld in my cats this week. I can shorten my collector to keep em closer but don't want to. I will ceramic coat also, so that should keep the heat in the pipes more allowing the cats a few inches further back I would imagine.
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Looks excellent!


Interesting discoloration of the headers. The left header is discolored closer to the flange while the right header is discolored less and further from the flange.


Is this indicative of a flow imbalance or tuning disparity between left and right banks?


I remember seeing chrome exhaust pipes on motorcycles turning blue if the tune was wrong.
The distance that the o2 sensor is from the heads is further on long tube headers than factory. I finally got that compensated for with a custom tune just before I pulled it all down. They had to increase the latency time on the o2 table.

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Things are moving nicely there Marcus.


How about the paint shop? Are they as efficient as you?


Can you do me a favor mate? Can you tell me how many inches of tube does the exhaust gas travel from the rear exhaust port to the CAT?
I need to weld in my cats this week. I can shorten my collector to keep em closer but don't want to. I will ceramic coat also, so that should keep the heat in the pipes more allowing the cats a few inches further back I would imagine.
I wish they were as dedicated as I! Only last month did they put someone on the job on it! Hope that continues that is for sure. They have finished the cab as far as blocking etc, and are now onto the rest of the front panels.

My cats are 40" from rear port to start of the cat.
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The distance that the o2 sensor is from the heads is further on long tube headers than factory. I finally got that compensated for with a custom tune just before I pulled it all down. They had to increase the latency time on the o2 table.



I wish they were as dedicated as I! Only last month did they put someone on the job on it! Hope that continues that is for sure. They have finished the cab as far as blocking etc, and are now onto the rest of the front panels.

My cats are 40" from rear port to start of the cat.



Thanks Marcus.


Mine will be more than that. I'll have to hope the ceramic coat does it's job keeping the heat inside the pipes.
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