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Old 01-17-2012, 09:10 AM
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I like the direction that you're going with the car. It will basically be a tasteful semi-stock modification.

I certainly like that you didn't go the slammed way or the Need For Speed direction.

Looks like years of fun to be had ahead of you!
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:41 PM
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80km/h is enough to feel the car eat up the corners.
My point being again that you can enjoy a without thrashing it .
But it's more fun to thrash them!

I think my Mopar actually likes it!
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:29 PM
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Were they using the torsion beam setup on the Furys?
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:05 PM
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Were they using the torsion beam setup on the Furys?
Yes, front torsion bars. Used on Mopars starting in 1957.
A front anti-sway bar was optional; my '66 has it and my brother's 66 Fury III did not.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:26 PM
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Nice. I knew Chrysler had a lot of accolades for its roadability using that setup but did not know if it was in use on yours
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:19 PM
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I can remove a fuse from the engine bay to switch it to RWD. so perhaps you will get your dream of a burnout / drift video eventually.
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I can remove a fuse from the engine bay to switch it to RWD. so perhaps you will get your dream of a burnout / drift video eventually.
Sounds good!
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:38 AM
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^^^ Sounds like fun.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:46 AM
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Well, i wanted to say a big jealous 'Fu.k You!' But i just have to say, congratulations.

It's a beautifull, unmolested true classic.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:23 PM
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Had some time to poke around in the engine bay on the weekend, the car actually has a K&N filter panel inside the standard air box, which is good because that's one less thing I need to worry about.

It also has an Apexi boost control solenoid and vacuum lines, however the actual boost control unit has been removed by the previous owner.

Will sort that out down the road as standard boost is more than enough for me for now.
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Thumbs up for the K+N and boost controller plumbing! Nice side bonus.
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The GTR is now rolling on new rubber.

The tyres I bought the car on were 6+ years old, rock hard and definitely past their prime.

So I snatched a good online deal for some Yokohama Advan Neova AD07's. Due to the shit weather lately in Sydney I've only managed to drive it on wet or damp roads at best, however the grip is fantastic and on par to the old tyres in the dry.

I can tell this car is going to be an absolute weapon in the turns.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:09 PM
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The GTR is now rolling on new rubber.

The tyres I bought the car on were 6+ years old, rock hard and definitely past their prime.

So I snatched a good online deal for some Yokohama Advan Neova AD07's. Due to the shit weather lately in Sydney I've only managed to drive it on wet or damp roads at best, however the grip is fantastic and on par to the old tyres in the dry.

I can tell this car is going to be an absolute weapon in the turns.
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Well after running the new rubber in.. The car has completely transformed.

Its fantastically pointed through the corners, not a hint of under steer around a sweeping bend coming onto boost in third.

In a straight line it still chirps the rears, but no longer all four. (Variable torque split diff ftw)
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I drove the car out to Bathurst over the weekend to go visit the 12 hour race.
Was incredibly wet and about 12 cars were still lapping when we left.

The rear ball-joints and the horrible roads made some parts interesting but on the highway fuel economy was acceptable at around 11.5 litres per 100Km.

It was a lot of fun through the hills just riding the torque and boost, overtaking was an effortless squeeze of the throttle in any gear.
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