Avenga

Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

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how are you going to get on with the mods to the pedal box? Will it not have to be design approved?? 

Looks like a top job though. Wish i had the time to work as fast as you seem to. (i wish i had the time to work!!!!) 

 

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Yeah. I will need to do all that sort of stuff when it comes to cert time. We are checking as we go with the certifier, so it should be all good for the cert when it is finished. 

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Awesome. Thanks for those links.

I will check them out now.

I am running 5x114.3 all round.

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Yeah, they do on the hotwires. I like the first one better anyway. I used to have hotwires on my old Avenger race car so I sort of wanted something different and have always liked the look of those first ones.

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I reckon those magnums with the smallest possible size to fit over the brakes with precision width and offset would be perfect in keeping with the clean almost stock look.

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7 hours ago, Shandangles said:

I hope you have good earmuffs. That induction noise will be ruthless in the cabin 10/10

I like induction noise so it should sound pretty cool. I am going to build a little enclosure around it so it will suck air in through the plenum.

21 minutes ago, MRT1TRD said:

May I recommend using N2O for a heater when it backfires

Haha, good idea.

I have already brought my new heater. Using this electric one https://dcthermal.com/product/sa12-4000-12-volt-brushless-cab-heater/

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Hey dude, long time no see. Good to see you still doing the expensive car toy things. Been bitten myself - got two AW11 MR2's now, with one donating its 4AGE turbo to the daily soon. Be cool to catch up some time. -Cam

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Very surprised that you purchased something from cartune.

Who did you deal with there?

That place and owner has interesting history... I thought it was long gone/closed.

 

Edit. 

Even more perplexed the more i think about this and read. 

That website is extremely out of date and completely irrelevant - none of those services exist at the stated location. Infact the owner moved out to live/work on his parents (i think) farm maybe 2? Years ago.

Super odd.

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I brought it from Kelvin at Cartune. Been chatting to him via emails.

He was really quick, brought it on Trademe on Wednesday, arrived today.

I don't know anything about their history other than they have done a lot of 1UZ conversions.

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1 minute ago, Avenga said:

I brought it from Kelvin at Cartune. Been chatting to him via emails.

He was really quick, brought it on Trademe on Wednesday, arrived today.

I don't know anything about their history.

Hi mate.

Updated my post above.

He is a great guy but id be a weeee bit careful.

The fact he is promoting cartune (and that website) is just bizarre.

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Yeah, I don't know. I just brought it off trademe and chucked up the link in case anyone else doing a similar engine swap wanted to do the same thing and run only the alternator.

He did say that he lived and worked on a family farm.  He wasn't promoting the website, other than his email address was at that website and he sent a business card with that URL in the package.

It's the only bit that I have brought from them and I saw it, and it fits my needs so I brought it. I'll let you know how it goes when I get the engine running but it looks nicely made and the service was quick and the communications was good.

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1 hour ago, tortron said:

M8 I'm fizzing to see this back from paint

You and me both!! Can't wait!

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Novel solution putting the air filter inside the car. Have you considered A.Noise and B. needing to run it with the windows open in case it sucks your brain out/implodes the windows?

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