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#1 GJM85

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:35 PM

I'd like to log the progress of my KE20 as it makes its way from a rough old original to a neat streeter.

Purchased the vehicle on the 1/8/2010 for $1500. I saw it driving home from the wreckers after buying new seats for my daily. I've been told i'm the third owner. Originally owned by some old biddy, then a younger dude, whom I bought it off. Thanks Tyson and thanks to my brother for not buying it out from under me.

The car itself is a 1972 KE20 SE coupe. All original apart from paintand 4k upgrade, but still has 3k components. It drives well apart from the reversed rear leaf springs.... it's low.
It's riding on Firestones with 70% tread. The spare is near new.

Now what do I want to do with it? Spend money.
I'd like a quick little streeter that turns heads but not police cars. So here's the plan.

  • bodily restoration
  • hot 5k
  • twin sidedrafts
  • K50 trans
  • KE55 diff[no lock]
  • KE55 rear drum upgrade
  • KE70 rotors and calipers
  • good rear shocks & lowered leafs
  • upgrade front suspension
  • alloy wheels
  • rejuvinated interior and dash.
  • mild stereo

Here's the pics. Any help or gear that people are prepared to contribute for reimbursment would be much appreciated, afterall i'm new to this.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:58 PM

more pics.... but forgot to get one of the donk.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

Well gav i must say you scored very well with this one, i am looking forward to maybe coming around and helping pull it apart if your keen, good luck, (it's justin by the way)
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:20 PM

what a beast man i am mad keen on getting stuck into this car man i think its gonna be a wicked little streeter when its done

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Masturbating with a cheese grater is also different, but not recommended. A lot like cramming a V6 into an 82.


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 01:26 PM

Big thanks for you help today fellas. See you ekka long weekend for the dismemberment.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:18 PM

Looks good Moo Moo. The rear looks really really low, Are you going to leave it that way ?

Ill trade you Ae71 parts for some Ke20 parts ?
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:01 PM

View PostAE70, on Aug 1 2010, 06:18 PM, said:

Looks good Moo Moo. The rear looks really really low, Are you going to leave it that way ?

Ill trade you Ae71 parts for some Ke20 parts ?


Sweet. I'll keep you posted Des.
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Posted 01 August 2010 - 08:58 PM

Nice find mate!
Sounds like a good plan, keep it simple!
There is plenty of stuff here to help you out!
Good Luck with your Resto!
Flares hey? Got some here I'm no longer using. :lolcry: P.M. if your interested.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

i hope it does mega skids :lolcry: :hmm:

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 06:07 PM

Just went for a ride in a 256rwhp ke30. A car you can find on carsales. Its fast. Real fast. Makes 200hp look excessive in a ke20.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:43 PM

gav mate its chris here mate that you meet with the white 55 when you got your beast i am keen to help you pull this car apart when you are doing it that is if i am free

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:44 PM

Too all those interested,
After having a deep and meaningful conversation with a very wise man, myself, i've decided change the plan and outcome overall.

I say no to 4age and yes to hot 5k.
The pros are- far less work, far more originality. Far less cost for, far more value.

The cons are- far less early to midteen runs, far more mid to late teen runs.... that's all I can really think of.

So people, I am now chasing a 5k and a 5 speed gearbox to suit and a bigger diff center. Also upgrades in suspension and brakes. If you have anything or know of anything that can hit me up. I'll appreciate it. I'll update the original post accordingly.

Finally i'm interested in keeping the standard ke20 stud pattern but upgrading the rear drums and front from drum to discs. What can I do?
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:38 PM

View PostGJM85, on Aug 3 2010, 06:44 PM, said:

Too all those interested,
After having a deep and meaningful conversation with a very wise man, myself, i've decided change the plan and outcome overall.

I say no to 4age and yes to hot 5k.
The pros are- far less work, far more originality. Far less cost for, far more value.

The cons are- far less early to midteen runs, far more mid to late teen runs.... that's all I can really think of.

So people, I am now chasing a 5k and a 5 speed gearbox to suit and a bigger diff center. Also upgrades in suspension and brakes. If you have anything or know of anything that can hit me up. I'll appreciate it. I'll update the original post accordingly.

Finally i'm interested in keeping the standard ke20 stud pattern but upgrading the rear drums and front from drum to discs. What can I do?

hey gave mate i would keep the idea of the ke70 struts for the front of the car as it will already be disc and will have a wider range of wheels to use eg pcd of ke70 is 114.3 and i think the ke20s are like 4x110 i could be wrong

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:49 PM

View PostUndertaker_is_the_best, on Aug 3 2010, 08:38 PM, said:


hey gave mate i would keep the idea of the ke70 struts for the front of the car as it will already be disc and will have a wider range of wheels to use eg pcd of ke70 is 114.3 and i think the ke20s are like 4x110 i could be wrong

Hey i'm feeling lost and confused now. Just read the K motor knowledge thread. As much as it blows the k motors up, it beats them down just as hard.

Not sure what i'm doing now. Might just get the thing apart, assess the damage, then work out what i'm doing. There seems to be a lot of work involved in doing the conversion to the 4a and information is shit up the wall like a cornered cat.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:00 PM

need some guidance.....
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