zep's Gemini Coupe
Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:45 AM
Alright, I've flagged my old thread as the car is totally different now. Here is a mild run-down on what the deal is now.
Bored to 86mm
Arias SR20DET forged pistons (Gemracing)
Shotpeened G161z rods (Gemracing)
Fully balanced bottom end
Ported and polished G161z head
Oversized intake and exhaust valves
3 angle valve grind
Custom turbo cam
Double valve springs
Head shaved to reduce combustion chamber size
To add: 13 row oil cooler
Intake & Exhaust
4ZE1 injection manifold and plenum
XF Falcon throttle body forwards mounted
High mount tuned length exhaust manifold (BurntRubber)
Mitsubishi Evo 1 510cc injectors
Garrett ball bearing T3 turbo (R33 Skyline)
Custom down pipe (Burnt Rubber)
Mitsubishi E38 VR-4 Intercooler
2.5" exhaust from turbo back
XF Falcon idle control valve
Ignition & ECU
Link LEM G3 ECU
G-EFI 12-1 toothed wheel CAS
Holden Commodore VR sensor pickup
Subaru Legacy coil pack
Link ignition module
Running a wasted spark setup
Custom 1.5 litre surge tank
Bosch 300hp external fuel pump
Carter external lift pump
Sard rising-rate fuel regulator
Standard 4ZE1 fuel rail
Gearbox & Driveline
Gemini 5 speed gearbox
Lightened G161z flywheel
Exedy heavy duty clutch
Custom 2 piece driveshaft
Toyota Hilux differential with restudded axles
Custom ladder bar type setup (BurntRubber)
To add: Remote/Short throw shift kit
Billet springs at all 4 corners
450lb front springs
250lb rear springs
New polyurathane bushings all round
Whiteline front swaybar 24mm (non-adjustable)
Tokico front gas shocks
Munroe rear gas shocks
*Shocks are soon to be replaced with adjustables
Hopper Stoppers 1" master cyclinder
Wilwood brake bias valve
VT Commodore 298mm rotors, 4 stud
VT Commodore 2-pot calipers
EA Falcon 297mm rotors
EA Falcon calipers
Wheels & Tyres
Konig Rewinds, Gunmetal, 15x7" ET+40
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 195/50/15
Original Canery Yellow paint
Australian TD grille, black
Round headlight surrounds, black
Directional speed arrows!
Knox Auto Carpets black plush pile carpet
Rear seat removed
Racepro fixed-back Arrow 1 driver seat (grey/black)
Racepro fixed-back Arrow 2 passenger seat (yellow/black)
6 point 1/2 cage w/ side intrusion bars
Autogauge 3 1/4" tachometer
Autogauge 2" boost gauge
Autogauge 2" oil pressure gauge
Autogauge 2" water temperature gauge
(all mounted in gearbox console)
Custom blue door cards
And a few pics that show nothing at all:
I'm going to try take some new photos this weekend. Will update again after that is done.
Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:00 PM
Insurance is another story.
Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:51 PM
As some of you know from previous threads of mine, I'm looking to put some bolt on flares on the Gem, most probably painted black.
I've looked and looked and looked for decent flares and it's next to impossible to find any, so I think I'm going to end up with ZG flares, or perhaps BAMF Superwide ZG flares.
BAMF: http://www.zforcepro... ... &Itemid=60
Which would you use? Obviously the BAMF ones allow for wider wheels or a deeper offset but the rears appear to not come down as far at the tips. Now, the reason these look so good (I reckon) on the Z is that the tips line up with the bumpers which are rather elongated, and the upper sill/line running between the arches. My car has neither bumpers that will reach in that far, nor this line, meaning that they will just stop at a point on the arch without real aesthetic reason. What I would really like to do is have the flares custom made so they come right down to the bottom of the arch, but I can't see that happening, far too expensive and I wouldn't know where to start.
So yes, the question is really: Do you think this will look good, and if so, which flares should I go for, ZG or superwide ZG? (Or others if you can suggest)
Flares mean new wheels.
Now I think this looks staunch as fuck with the dark wheels and the poke. Perhaps because the flares are body coloured they don't look as wack while not following the lines. I would love to replicate this look.
Now the wheel choice. 1. Konig Bbombs in 15x7.5 0 offset, opel colour. 2. Diamond Racing steelies in what 15x7/8/9 with the triangle cutouts, black an perhaps coloured centres.
(except obviously not a Civic or in those colours).
What you cats think? I need to start trying to make a decision. Am sick of no dish. Can't add more dish without widening the guards. Any other ideas...
Posted 17 October 2010 - 07:17 PM
Tried both flares on as I don't know which are supposed to be right and left. None are sitting perfect, but they give an idea of how they could fit, size wise, etc. It's hard to get them sitting perfect with tape on a dirty car, especially when they are flexing quite a bit.
Rear flare 1
Rear flare 2
Front flare 1
Rear flare 2 & Front flare 1
Front flare 2
Rear flare 2 & Front flare 2
Main issue is that the flares are not circular, more like a slight koru because on the Z the align with the bumper and run down lower on the inside of the arch. This also means that the widest point of the flare isn't always the middle of it, it is where it would sit in the middle of the Z wheel arch, it's most obvious on the front one: flare 1 with the buldge near the back, flare 2 with it at the front. Maybe when they are black it will be less noticable?
Also, I may be able to cut and shut them instead of bending them, but that could be a mission.
Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:20 PM
Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:33 PM
I also got this:
and an oil catch can and some "off road harnesses" for track use a few times a year.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 03:47 PM
Replaced a tierod end. Tightened up both front wheel bearings. Just need to do that axle seal for the WOF.
A mate gave me some black faux leather so I redid my door cards as I was getting sick of the blue extreme.
Next week I'll be swapping my EA Falcon rear discs and calipers for AE101 discs and calipers, brakets are all made up and ready to go. This should pull my track in a little bit allowing for wider, less offset wheels with the flares.
(EA calipers and discs + mounting brackets to suit a Hilux diff will be for sale after this. Recently rekitted. Discs drilled to 4x100 but could easily redrill/get new ones).
Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:52 AM
Pictures from a while back when I mounted the chin spoiler:
Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:21 PM
New place with carbon kevlar + clamping pressure uprated from 1280lb to 2130lb. Should be mean.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 06:42 PM
I'm out of work, lazing about at home and cam(slacker) encouraged me to go outside and do some work on the car.
Rotated the compressor of the churbro to start an engine bay tidy up and started figuring out how to mount the Chevette bumpers.
It's a bit crooked (I need to slot the side mounts) and the middle mounts aren't long enough to bolt up so will have to tend to that soon.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:35 AM
Now to clean them up. Any suggestions on a centre colour to match the yellow of the coupe?
In other news, massive thanks to Cam (.slacker) for his help in cleaning up the wiring. Managed to get rid of 4 redundant relays and some good progress towards moving some wiring under the wheel arch Cheers boy!
Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:18 AM
The fronts are about 1-2mm outside the guards. The rears will need a 3-5mm spacer to be flush with the fronts.
I see what you mean Brad about the increase in gap and stuff, look at that pic I'm not sure the rear will be low enough at this current level (although the height of the wood was not calculated in any way). Will have to take out the spacers and see what the difference is.
There is a 15mm sidewall difference between 196/50 and 165/50 without taking account for the stretch inwards which will increase that even more. Between 195/50 and 175/50 it's 10mm.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:48 AM
Also, I sold those 165s and am back to using my 195s. Grip over hype.
Posted 21 August 2012 - 06:11 PM
Lips have been polished, all the bolts have been replated, centres have been stripped and repainted in gunmetal - huge thanks to Levi (LS 2 THE DEEE) for painting them for me.
I haven't put them all back together yet, but here is the first one mostly done:
Image does NOT do justice to how happy I am!
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