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Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

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23 minutes ago, flyingbrick said:

This is relevant- I tried using silicone vacuum hose on my vacuum pump.. was baffled at how little vacuum it could actually take.

Are you saying it sucks?

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How did you end up doing the remote booster setup? Did you use one booster for each circuit or is it just the front brakes that are boosted? I am planning on doing a similar setup in my car and I'm trying to figure out the best way to go about it. Cheers

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I just have the fronts boosted but I found it was too much braking on the front so I have temporarily blocked off the booster. Now that I have the brake proportioning valve then I might try it with the booster on then use the valve to wind down the front brakes.

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Can you build something else straight away please.....been my favorite build to follow on here and now its going to come to an end.

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On 14/10/2018 at 16:32, Nominal said:

Usually the proportioning valve is only in the rear brake line, and won't affect the fronts.

The brake proportioning valve is just on the front circuit, it's a dual circuit cylinder. The valve I am using has a reduction of 0-57%. I did some more playing around tonight and I reconnected the booster and wound the valve up to maximum reduction and it feels really nice now.

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10 hours ago, kiwisurf said:

Can you build something else straight away please.....been my favorite build to follow on here and now its going to come to an end.

Haha. Yeah, sorry, it's almost done. One more nights work before my big trip down to the South Island. I still do have a few thing to finish off when I get back, like the proper wheels etc. But now it's time to have fun and drive the car :) :) :) 

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that's good to know on that valve if I ever get round to using my Willwoods too!

wonder how I could balance it with a hydrolic handbrake too (racecar)

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10 hours ago, Avenga said:

my big trip down to the South Island

How far South are you coming? I've been following this for a while and I'd love to see it.

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21 hours ago, kiwisurf said:

Can you build something else straight away please.....been my favorite build to follow on here and now its going to come to an end.

Hmm. Actually you might get your wish sooner rather than later. Over on the Avenger forum we just discovered that they made an Avenger Ute over in Uruguay. Imagine this with a 1UZ swap, some big lake pipes and big off road tyres. If I can find one then I am so keen to big one over to NZ

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1 hour ago, igor said:

How far South are you coming? I've been following this for a while and I'd love to see it.

Only down to Nelson this year. I go down to the Mopars in the South show each year. This year it's in Nelson, but next year it will be in Invercargill so I will be driving the wagon all the way down for that.

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16 minutes ago, Avenga said:

Only down to Nelson this year. I go down to the Mopars in the South show each year. This year it's in Nelson..

Stop in and see yoeddynz and scare him with your fuel bills. =)

Looking forward to seeing your proper wheels. I had them on my first car but 13 inch and FWD offset. Will you get tyres with white writing for maximum retro bogan effect?

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Real men smoke Eagers. 8)

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So far I have only put one tank of gas through the new motor but it is looking like it will be more efficient than my green Avenger 1500. Because it is such a massive engine in such a tiny lightweight car then you find that most of the time you barely need to give it any gas. I will get a better idea of the fuel mileage over my trip but at the moment it's looking better than having the little 1500 with the dellortos. So yeah, I'm just doing my part for the environment!  Save gas, put in a V8!!

I wish I could go for raised white lettering on the tyres. That would look mean. I have BG Goodrich Radial T/A's on my Charger with the white lettering and they look cool. The problem is that they don't make any for my size rim. I am running 15x7 on the front and 15x8 on the rear. And 15 inch tyres are getting harder and harder to find. I run the same size on my other Avenger and I am running Toyo Proxy T1R's all round, 225/50R15 rear and 205/50R15 front. The problem is that now they don't even make those sizes anymore so I had to go Toyo Proxy4 225/50R15 rear and Toyo T1R 195/50R15 on the front.

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Damn this is cool!!! Are you at ByGone?

Please run the chrome modgies in super slam mode some time too.

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Yeah. The wagon was at Bygones.

I changed stud pattern now so I can't run the chrome modgies anymore :( I was 4x108 and now I'm 5x114.3

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2 hours ago, Thousand Dollar Supercar said:

That's the same stud pattern and rim diameter as my Jag. Don't let me discover how ridiculous / terrible / awesome an XJ-S looks with Challengers. ;)

How long before we can expect to see you at a Burgerfuel meet, e.g. tonight?

Are you sure? I'm certain Jag are 5x4.75" (5x120.65mm)

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4 hours ago, Thousand Dollar Supercar said:

That's the same stud pattern and rim diameter as my Jag. Don't let me discover how ridiculous / terrible / awesome an XJ-S looks with Challengers. ;)

How long before we can expect to see you at a Burgerfuel meet, e.g. tonight?

I’m doing a road trip down to the South Island. Left this morning, I’ll be away for 8 days so next burger fuel meet I will bring it along. 

Car went really well today. First big long drive. Drives mint. 

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2 hours ago, fuel said:

Are you sure? I'm certain Jag are 5x4.75" (5x120.65mm)

You're right, I must have remembered my fractions of an inch incorrectly. =(

Challengers do still come in the actual correct Jag bolt pattern of 5x4.75", but they're only offered in 15" diameter, as were all the older XJ-S wheel designs.

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8 minutes ago, Mark_Fleming said:

living proof, you are conserving the environment.....thought I'd never say this....."That's really good economy...."

Yeah. I'm pretty pleased with the economy. I was guessing that it would be a little less than my 1500 Avenger, so it's good to see that it did work out like that. It works well because it is such a big engine in a very light car so most the time you need to give it very little throttle I could get even better by going to a 3.5:1 diff but I will keep the 3.9:1 I have in there until after the Oldschool drags.

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