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#1 mhmills

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:01 PM

Well guys, I've been hanging to start this thread the moment I seen this car. I knew it was mean to be!

It is a 1 OWNER, that's right 1 OWNER KE55 Coupe. It was clearly well looked after, probably the MOST original KE55 coupe in all of VICTORIA! The interior is honest to god, like NEW, I shit you not! It has never been smoked in, it has the original carpet and original seat covers. It even has the original radio and cassette player in working condition! There is 1 crack in the dash, 1 tiny rip in the back seat. The exterior has rust in most arches, some terrible others easily repairable, I'm taking it to a panel beater tomorrow morning so he can look it over. This car is absolutely overrated! The 4k-c under the hood runs like a dream, with only 167xx km's under her belt, it's almost silent. A few times I had to check if it was running LOL! I'll let all the pics do the talking :)

I picked this beauty up for a mere 3100 WITH 12 months rego and no RWC. SCORE!

Plans for this baby include:
- Ripping out the amazing 4k-c and replacing with a worked and rebuilt 5k
- Adding a twincharge setup, AMR-500 BLOWER and T28 Turbo
- Upgrading the carby
- NEEDS MORE LOW!
- Manual conversion, 5 speed
- Rims, preferably some Superlites
- Respray in original colour, rust removal to pass roady
- MOST IMPORTANTLY ROADY!

Cheers, Jake.

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Edited by mhmills, 03 October 2011 - 11:18 PM.

http://www.rollaclub...ive-got-spirit/ -1984 Ae71 Spirit (Daily; defected, stripped!)

http://www.rollaclub...ged-ke55-coupe/ -1979 Ke55 Coupe Twincharger Project (Driveway Filler)

http://www.rollaclub...k-blower-setup/ -1984 Ke70 Supercharged 4k (First Rolla, sold)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:05 PM

Detailed pics are needed!

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:07 PM

View PostChillin, on 21 January 2011 - 06:05 PM, said:

Detailed pics are needed!
Uploaded :) More to come in 1 min :P
http://www.rollaclub...ive-got-spirit/ -1984 Ae71 Spirit (Daily; defected, stripped!)

http://www.rollaclub...ged-ke55-coupe/ -1979 Ke55 Coupe Twincharger Project (Driveway Filler)

http://www.rollaclub...k-blower-setup/ -1984 Ke70 Supercharged 4k (First Rolla, sold)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

get some good degreaser and wash that engine bay!
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:09 PM

MOAR PICS SPAM!

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http://www.rollaclub...ive-got-spirit/ -1984 Ae71 Spirit (Daily; defected, stripped!)

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http://www.rollaclub...k-blower-setup/ -1984 Ke70 Supercharged 4k (First Rolla, sold)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:10 PM

Should keep it original. i have seen a 55 coupe from a fellow rc enthusiast and looks awesome in it's origional MINT cond.

Edited by bmxsexmonkey, 21 January 2011 - 06:11 PM.

rad shit

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:15 PM

twin charged? where?
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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:16 PM

View PostSam_Q, on 21 January 2011 - 06:15 PM, said:

twin charged? where?
PLANS!
http://www.rollaclub...ive-got-spirit/ -1984 Ae71 Spirit (Daily; defected, stripped!)

http://www.rollaclub...ged-ke55-coupe/ -1979 Ke55 Coupe Twincharger Project (Driveway Filler)

http://www.rollaclub...k-blower-setup/ -1984 Ke70 Supercharged 4k (First Rolla, sold)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 06:35 PM

I've been waitin' to see this thread up as well. :)

You missed one plan - Intercooler. :D

All the best with this beast your gonna turn into.

Josh :cool:

Edit : I bet ya olman and mechanics have already started to rip their hair out LOL

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

View Postewt, on 21 January 2011 - 06:35 PM, said:

I've been waitin' to see this thread up as well. :)

You missed one plan - Intercooler. :D

All the best with this beast your gonna turn into.

Josh :cool:

Edit : I bet ya olman and mechanics have already started to rip their hair out LOL

Woz
Quite the opposite on this one, they LOVE IT! :D Telling me what I should do, etc. Rust removal is my first and biggest issue towards RWC.
http://www.rollaclub...ive-got-spirit/ -1984 Ae71 Spirit (Daily; defected, stripped!)

http://www.rollaclub...ged-ke55-coupe/ -1979 Ke55 Coupe Twincharger Project (Driveway Filler)

http://www.rollaclub...k-blower-setup/ -1984 Ke70 Supercharged 4k (First Rolla, sold)

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 09:22 PM

plans are good, any more specifics of those?
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 12:22 PM

Just dropped her off at the panel beater to get the rust removed, unfortunately it's costing an arm and a leg, but at the same time there's a fair bit and I'll get it back on Thursday, so all in all it's pretty fair really :P
This things got me excited as hell, it may be tiny and lacking power with the auto in it, but it's gonna be a beast when I'm done :D

Cheers, Jake.

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plans are good, any more specifics of those?
What specifics are you after?
http://www.rollaclub...ive-got-spirit/ -1984 Ae71 Spirit (Daily; defected, stripped!)

http://www.rollaclub...ged-ke55-coupe/ -1979 Ke55 Coupe Twincharger Project (Driveway Filler)

http://www.rollaclub...k-blower-setup/ -1984 Ke70 Supercharged 4k (First Rolla, sold)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:39 AM

Keep the auto! 4,000rpm stall converter in it. Set it up so its almost on full boost by then....... :lolcry:

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 03:56 PM

View PostSLO-030, on 23 January 2011 - 12:39 AM, said:

Keep the auto! 4,000rpm stall converter in it. Set it up so its almost on full boost by then....... :lolcry:

With the supercharger he should need such a high stally. A stocko one would probably do the job..... unless you burnt it out!!! :lolcry:
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

View PostTaz_Rx, on 24 January 2011 - 03:56 PM, said:

With the supercharger he should need such a high stally. A stocko one would probably do the job..... unless you burnt it out!!! :lolcry:

I forgot to mention, replace planned S/C and Turbo. Replace with a T88 :P

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