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    The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Gday all

    Check out my ride.

    It started out life as a pine and lime GL 1600 auto with brown vynle interior and some where along its been painted white with black trim paint and had a pinto / 4 speed conversion.

    Ive had it two months and so far have stripped out the front and rear suspension and replaced with kings springs and koni adjustable shocks all round.
    Replaced every single bush with poly from either whiteline or super pro, new tie rod ends and front wheel bearings.
    Pressure cleaned the under neath and sprayed the front inner guards and struts satin black.
    The previous owner must have really enjoyed cleaning the engine bay and topping up the oil because the pcv was hopelessly blocked causing the dip stick to blow out spraying oil everywhere lol. I fixed that with a catch can set up.
    Ive also fitted a new radiator and a complete new electronic dizzy/leads/plugs.
    I was obsessed worth getting twin dcoe carbs so I fitted twin 45mm fajs dcoe carbs on a redline intake and twin cable centre pull throttle.
    I set the carbs up with a cheap regulator due to the number of people on the interweb saying webers need 3 psi but that shit itself straight away and leaked everywhere.
    Ripped the reg off and ran hose straight from the pump to the carbs and its perfect.
    Dyno tune shows a mighty 81 horse at the rear wheels lol. The thing goes real nice for a stock internal pinto but i cant wait for a cam and some more compression.
    I got a rally quick shift for the 4 speed from grp4 in the uk (which um absolutely amazed with its quality! Wicked thing) and a second hand saas leather wheel to help my 195 cm frame fit in the thing.
    So far its been loads of fun and im keen as mustard to get my cams licence amd take my 12 year old son raxing with me at motorkhana and khanacross.
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    Re: The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Don't it look tiny against all those modern bloaters!

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    Yeh its amazing how huge modern cars have become.

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    The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan



    See what i mean about the "Gregory's clone" lol. I laughed my ass of when i noticed.

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    The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Updated pics. Cars look so cool in front of warehouses or industrial settings i couldnt resist. The raw alloy hotwires look awesome with the white paint




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    Today's project. Fit and paint bumperettes and chin spoiler. Had a ball getting it all lined up lol tge fibreglass parts are a terrible fit but ended up looking pretty good.
    I also painted the rims in satin clear to stop the raw alloy going chalky.

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    Re: The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Lookin' good Wagnman. I spent many an hour studying the Gregory's manual back in the day, and occasionally now too!

    Tell me, do the hotwires need longer wheel studs like many non-factory alloy wheels do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flighter View Post
    Lookin' good Wagnman. I spent many an hour studying the Gregory's manual back in the day, and occasionally now too!

    Tell me, do the hotwires need longer wheel studs like many non-factory alloy wheels do?
    Gday flighter
    Cheers for the positive comment mate.
    The hot wires use the mag wheel nuts that insert into the rim on the stock length wheel studs.

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    Re: The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    i spy an 86 nice i love escort but the 86 is very cool indeed

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    Yeh Man the 86 and the escort looked so cool siting there together. The owner of the 86 was taking pics of the escort as well lol

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    The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Picked up a couple of goodies.
    4.11 diff with plate style lsd

    And type 9 5 speed

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    Re: The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Those 5 speeds are pretty thin on the ground these days, so good find. Such a shame they don't just drop straight in though like I think they do with UK shells.

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    I jad no probs at all as lucky for me my car was born an automatic. All i had to do was hack out the shifter hole a few inches back and tge whole lot fitted perfect. The stock cross member fitted without spacers and the gearbix doesnt hut anywherw in the tunnel. My car also already had a one piece rail shaft which bolted straight up too so it was all very painless.

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    The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    It lools real nuggety in this pic



    A quick buz on the motorway, not revving it too hard as it was just a test run to see how it was all settling in
    https://vimeo.com/194011864

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    Re: The "Gregory's clone" mk2 sedan

    Looking mighty good there mate. Who would have thought that a 40 odd year old car would have kept its looks so well?
    I`ve got the two door version myself, just getting ready to climb on the rotisserie for the winter. Been a european ford fan all my life and glad to see you`re passing the love on to the next generation. You should take some friends with you next time you go to the track to get some shots of her in all her glory.
    Cheers
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