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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 10:03:23 AM »
I wonder how these narrow springs would go on the street?  The springs are now my only limiting factor out back now my wheelhouses are flush with the rails  :evilone:

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2017, 10:41:11 AM »
I think he's just using the blocks to see what the diff drops look like before ordering the new springs.

Yep, that's the plan!

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2017, 09:45:43 PM »
OK, fitted 2" blocks to the rear today - a bit too low! Tail pipes hit the diff when bounced. Tried again after slicing the blocks in half. Looks spot on to me now. The photos were taken with 1/4 tank fuel. When it comes time to replace the rear tyres they will be either 235/45 (24mm larger OD) or 245/45 (32mm larger OD) which will fill the guards out a bit more & lift the back. Currently the sill panel is 5mm lower at the rear than the front.

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2017, 09:31:15 PM »
Finally go the SA Club Rego all done & dusted. Log book organised at the SMASA Show N Shine then rego & plates at Service SA.  :pepper:

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2017, 09:44:48 PM »
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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 02:39:16 PM »
Spent a bit of time yesterday cleaning & detailing with the awesome Bowden's Own range of products before taking my Step Son to his Yr12 Prom. Grabbed a pic just before it started to rain  :cry:

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2017, 10:18:57 AM »
Mark, The wheel size and stance look spot on! Love it...

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2017, 08:07:24 AM »
Looks really nice. I am a big fan of the rear venetians  :cheers:

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
Spent a bit of time yesterday cleaning & detailing with the awesome Bowden's Own range of products before taking my Step Son to his Yr12 Prom. Grabbed a pic just before it started to rain  :cry:

we have a 66 coupe in the club with a similar number plate
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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2017, 04:24:13 PM »
we have a 66 coupe in the club with a similar number plate

We'll have to get them side by side for a couple of pics.

I chose 'SUS' because the previous owner told me it was a 302 ..... sounds sus to me  :lol:

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2017, 04:27:49 PM »
He also said it was a Cleveland didn't he?

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2017, 05:00:29 PM »
He also said it was a Cleveland didn't he?

I reckon he did!

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2017, 05:16:45 PM »
We'll have to get them side by side for a couple of pics.


It will most likely be at the Christmas picnic this Sunday
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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2017, 05:39:28 PM »
It will most likely be at the Christmas picnic this Sunday

Won't be able to make it. Bugger

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2018, 12:07:06 PM »
Almost forgot to put these pics up. Had our local annual memorial cruise for a mate that passed away 2 years ago. Managed to park my car between 2 of its Aussie cousins.



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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2018, 12:29:53 PM »
GDay Husky65
What size tyre did you have on the 17x8 4.5 BS ?
Im not no keen on low profile tyres and would rather run 60 series.

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2018, 12:35:11 PM »
GDay Husky65
What size tyre did you have on the 17x8 4.5 BS ?
Im not no keen on low profile tyres and would rather run 60 series.

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Re: Smally's 66 Coupe
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2018, 08:06:15 AM »
GDay Husky65
What size tyre did you have on the 17x8 4.5 BS ?
Im not no keen on low profile tyres and would rather run 60 series.

As in the link above mate.

There's no way you'll fit 60 series on a 17x8 on the rear. The 45 series I had weren't that low profile, but even then, I had some clearance issues and had to roll the guards. And that was with a 4.75bp. 4.5bp would have it closer to the guard even more. Would have rubbed like crazy for mine. Mind you the hankooks run a little wide I think.

My tire size ended up around the 25.3" overall. If you were to change that to a 235/60 for eg, that would be 28.1". That would have hit the front and rear of my fenders on my car. A 225/60 would still be 2.5" bigger than what I had. If my car was higher maybe, but it would look like a 4wd to me. I have just changed to 20" rear wheels, and my rolling diameter is only .3" greater, as I had to reduce tyre profile to make them fit.

 

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