Alex's 360 build thread

edited March 2018 in RWD
To be started and continued....
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    This is where it all began. only 12 days ago on the 24/02/2018.
    Its had all oils changed, coolant flush leads, plugs, air filter, dizzy cap and rotor, throttle body and maf sensor cleaning + fixed vacuum leaks, new throttle cable and a CLEAN. runs exceptionally well.

    Then I put these dishes 20 spoke 17" wheels on. I had them on a GTi-R Pulsar that I once owned. They fit fine but I will eventually get some 16x7 when I feel like it.

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  • edited March 2018
    Currently Its on stands awaiting some parts from the UK. The front suspension is being re-done as the front left shock was leaking....and it needed to go lower.
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    I already had some AC DELCO oil filled inserts so I ordered some SPAX 40mm lowering springs to go with them, but I plan to be going adjustable coil-over's in a year or so. I have also ordered some 50mm lowering blocks for the rear, sway bar and link bushes and new suspension bump stops from Classic Swede. New steering rack boots and tie rod ends have been installed and I have lower ball joints ready to go in.
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  • The rear wing is going black and never going back.
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  • edited March 2018
    It came with no cigarette lighter so I bought one on ebay and fitted it. Cost $12.
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    Because I dont smoke.....(in the back seat) I decided to remove the ashtray.
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    The Electrical plugs: The bottom connection with the two ports is for the cigarette lighter. The top one with 1 port is a power cable for the light that illuminates the cigarette lighter housing.
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    I bought this cigarette lighter + USB port, panel.
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    The green wire is Power and the white is Earth. I used the power from the light and just bridged the earth from the cigarette lighter terminal.
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    And this is the finished product and evidence my interior needs cleaning.UlQ24mIh.jpg
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  • Just some interior shots
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  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    Good progress so far!
    360GLT - Will eventually be AQ171 powered!
    240GL - No frills street racecar... Maybe a couple of frills...
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  • gavinhGav (@gavinh) Parmelia, Perth
    Look like your gonna have a lot of fun with the car, is it 2.1 or 2.3?
  • Na, it has a 2.0 B19e.
    Soon to be 2.3 16v. I have set myself the challenge of having it completed within 1 year...it has been written.
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  • Nice. Do you have bits already?
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  • edited March 2018
    Not yet. I was planning to do a bit more homework on ignition, fuel and ecu's before I invest in anything yet. I am midway through replacing the steering and suspension, I'm just waiting on the springs to arrive. The next things on the list are brakes, new bushes and mounts, 3/4 exhaust.... and then I'll be looking into an engine swap. Oh, and I will somehow be moving house with my three 360's in that same time, too.
    Are you offering any bits? Maybe sandwiched between a few encouraging words? Advice? Insight? I'll take it all...
  • edited March 2018
    This pod filter is far from an upgrade being so close to the upper radiator hose. In my other 360 i removed the AC compressor and relocated The maf sensor using the old Ac compressor mounting brackets. But this one I plan on keeping the air conditioning, so i will do something else.
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    Vinyl wrapping is difficult to do around sharp corners. Sadly, I couldn't remove the rear spoiler because it has been fitted permanently. I will be spraying this black in the distant future.
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  • I have been busy. But not very busy with taking heaps of photo's. I always get stuck into things and forget photos entirely. I will take some more when i'm under the front of the car next. here's my list of new stuff:

    Monroe gas shocks in the front with Spax 40mm lowering springs, New dust boots and bump stops! 50mm Rear lowering blocks.
    control arm bushes, radius arm bushes, leaf spring bushes x4 and those pesky rear shackle bushes. All polyurethane.
    New rear brake shoes and machined drums.. I decided to paint them red while I was at it.

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  • And a wash... of course!
  • RaebirdRaebird (@Raebird) Springfield Lakes, Qld.
    Looking good Alex!
    ALVO360
  • Thanks Raebird!
    Raebird
  • SPAX 40mm lowering springs
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  • Picked the donor car up on Tuesday. 940 SE with the b230et engine.

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  • edited May 2018
    My brother came up from Melbourne and he Helped remove both engines! He is a Machine and we ended up getting the 360 engine, from my donor 360, out within 2 Hours.
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    The 940 Engine was a little more involved, but we still managed to remove it and tag all the engine wiring loom in about 3 hours. I was an apprentice in this instance as My Brother took charge as lead 'boof head'. I Sympathise to anyone who owns a 940. Those rear heater hoses and the distributor are a nightmare to get at in situ.
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    THE VICTORY PHOTO!!!
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  • Bonnets on 940's go vertical btw so you don't have to remove them if engine out is your only goal.
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