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by Bugle
Mon May 06, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: IR89 - back in action.
Replies: 198
Views: 55463

Did yours have those rubber mats with furry stuff between the carpet and floor? They weigh a fair bit.. You'd like Aussie bumpers, hard plastic and the bumper support is heaps lighter, you can see how much less steel there is in it. Tow hook is directly off the right bumper mount instead of the 2 ho...
by Bugle
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 26022

I don't think Rodeos we got here have that Dana 44 diff, i've looked at them at the wreckers in late 80s/90s Rodeos and they are a banjo style diff like the Piazza just much larger.
by Bugle
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 26022

Yeah the Quaife is for the torque tube rear end.. I think it only exists because they share the same diff with an Opel Manta or something.
by Bugle
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 26022

A Jackaroo LSD isn't going to be any better than a Piazza one though.
by Bugle
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: LSD shimmed, still sucks.
Replies: 44
Views: 26022

I would probably just shorten a Commodore rear end and get axles shortened/redrilled. Even better if you did a Commodore front brake conversion too you could just shorten the axles and have 5x120 all around.

Would just have to make a jig for re-creating the mounting points on the replacement diff.
by Bugle
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: Eyeconic's Impulse/Piazza project
Replies: 172
Views: 47766

I always wondered what the function of the air pump thingy at the front of the car is for. Is this assembly located on the front left side of the car? I removed this on my first Piazza and didn't notice any difference when driving around. What is it actually for? I'm guessing it has something to do...
by Bugle
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: IR89 - back in action.
Replies: 198
Views: 55463

One advantage of the Fiero stubs looks to be that it's much thicker on the part which goes up to the upper balljoint which is where my left original one bent after it popped a lower balljoint. Just had a look at bearing part numbers, the inner bearing is the same OD between Fiero/Gemini/Piazza despi...
by Bugle
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: IR89 - back in action.
Replies: 198
Views: 55463

They look like Gemini stubs, threads in the caliper mount and smaller diameter inner bearing and seal?
What's the advantage of going 5x100? There's heaps of wheels available in 4x100 and the right offset these days.
by Bugle
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: IR89 - back in action.
Replies: 198
Views: 55463

Yeah I think I can see that old 4ZC1 hiding behind those boxes, nice pile of junk, engine bay should look a bit cleaner without all that stuff.
by Bugle
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Small Talk
Topic: IR89 - back in action.
Replies: 198
Views: 55463

haha that's exactly what i've done with mine too..

Nice work space :)
by Bugle
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: NEED HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 3466

Send wedgenut a pm, he might get an email notification if he's not checking the forum.
by Bugle
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 50917

No worries, happy to help if it saves someone from having to remove/install their gearbox multiple times! A cast iron gearbox sounds like fun to remove/install, weigh even more than a MUA? I just remembered that i'd wrapped up my 4ZC1 flywheel in the packaging the 4ZE1 flywheel came in and the post ...
by Bugle
Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 50917

Have never painted a gearbox before but thought I might as well to try and stop it corroding after cleaning all the old oily dirt off it, hopefully it doesn't leak oil all over it now. Yeah even if running a 4ZC1 flywheel the 4ZE1 starter looks like a good replacement. Should also be easier to maneu...
by Bugle
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 50917

I've finished the final fitment of the gearbox. Went with a 4ZE1 flywheel and clutch. This also requires a 4ZE1 starter motor to be used due to the flywheel being the same diameter as the ring gear the original starter housing won't clear it. Flywheel comparison http://starlyon.com/bugle/piazza/gear...
by Bugle
Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Drivetrain - Motors, Turbos etc..
Topic: MUA-5 Transmission Swap.
Replies: 66
Views: 50917

It's the other way around, there's less material on the MUA gearbox so you need spacers between the slave cyl and bellhousing to get the original slave mounted in the right spot, i've forgotten the exact difference but I think it was around 10mm. Could just be the same slave cylinder with a longer p...