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Old 07-02-2009, 03:47 AM   #1
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Default MAD740 Turbo Cruiser Project.

YLD244 has a new cousin to keep her company.
Since the Cops dont like YLD244 and are doing their beset to keep it off the road with defects, I decided to purchase this nice neat '89 740 from TB member disco inferno.

It wasnt running, but i soon fixed that.

mods include:
- IPD turbo cam
- Big Ebay intercooler
- 3" exhaust with high flow cat
- Koni Yellows
- King Lowering springs
- big Tranny cooler

anyway here are the pics of when i picked it up:









plenty more updates to follow.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:53 AM   #2
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The 1st thing i did was give the car a good wash and a a polish with sonax 2 in 1.





Made a huge difference.
she is looking great now, but will look even better.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
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The clear had started to go dry and peel off the cowl panel so i decided to take car of that!!

before:


primed ready for paint, waiting for a sunny day, as weather has been crap lately.



All done!!



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Old 07-02-2009, 04:03 AM   #4
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The rear spoiler also wasnt 100% so i had to take care of that.

Before, clear all dried out, miscellaneous feline scratches LOL:



prepped, ready for primer:



primed:







Finished:









came out great. colour match was perfect, very happy with how the guy matched the paint.
will look even better when i buff it i reckon.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:24 AM   #5
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Nice paint work! You sure make it look easy. Did ya do it with a spray gun / air compressor? Who did ya get the paint from? Came out great.

Congrats on the car, sure looks sharp. I wish mine had the older taillights / center piece.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #6
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Looking good! I love the liscence plate as well
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:35 AM   #7
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Nice paint work! You sure make it look easy. Did ya do it with a spray gun / air compressor? Who did ya get the paint from? Came out great.

Congrats on the car, sure looks sharp. I wish mine had the older taillights / center piece.
this is the spraygun i use for everything:



this is the compressor i use:



its home made, and features: a Volvo 244 York upright AC compressor, some 2850rpm electric motor my dad found from a lathe, dual water/air separators/driers, Huge tank. Does the job great!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:23 AM   #8
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Great work, on the paint work!
Want to do mine, the local spray painter won't touch it, he said it's not mean't to be painted, what a joke.
What car's disc driving now?
Give me a shout if you need anything, I have plenty of 740 gear.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:27 AM   #9
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Looking good there Marc.......Is it going to be gold in the future?????
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:32 AM   #10
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Looks nice man! how long do you think it'll be before you cant resist going nuts on the donk? The Sonax stuff is good, i changed to Meguires ColourX. Its alot easier to apply and remove. Gave a better finish IMO. What are the specs of the compressor. Im looking to get one, and not sure on direction.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:43 AM   #11
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Looks nice, but you did say "lowering" springs didn't you, because if that's the case, the next time I think i'm going to be run over by a 7 series i'll just bend my knees slightly and it should just pass right over the top?
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:11 AM   #12
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thats one cool air compressor. looking good mate.

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Looks nice, but you did say "lowering" springs didn't you, because if that's the case, the next time I think i'm going to be run over by a 7 series i'll just bend my knees slightly and it should just pass right over the top?
Yeah the King springs they sell for 740's dont lower them much at all
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:48 AM   #13
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Nice Marc, anything owned by you is going to be a 5+ star worthy thread.

The original owner did some front end weight reduction, but yeah the local King Springs don't lower much, you get an ok rate, but maybe 10mm lower on a turbo spec 700.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #14
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What's with the coppers hatin' on the 244?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:40 PM   #15
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What's with the coppers hatin' on the 244?
Something to do with him regularly doing trips at 200+km/h at night against other cars I think.

Car looks nice marc! Glad there is a thread on it!
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:02 AM   #16
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What's with the coppers hatin' on the 244?
Australian road rules are so stupid with regards to modifications.

YLD244 has been defected for:

- non factory wheels
- worn tires
- non factory sparco race seats
- no H pattern on gear knob
- pod filter
- catch can
- engine management system
- steering wheel not factory

cops are retards in this area.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:35 AM   #17
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Wiat, non factory wheels?! Really?! wow there is some place worse then CA


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Old 07-03-2009, 03:04 AM   #18
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Looking sweeter than ever Marc

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:43 AM   #19
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Today i fixed the leaky water pump with a seal kit. So happy there are no leaks now with that as it was making a mess.
I also mounted the intercooler, radiator and tranny cooler more securely, as well as many other little things that needed tidying up.

next job is changing the #4 freeze plug on intake side. Got some new plugs and some Stag Sealant to do the job.
Should be interesting, as i gotta pull of the breather box and lots of other stuff. Hopefully all will go well.
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Australian road rules are so stupid with regards to modifications.

YLD244 has been defected for:

- non factory wheels
- worn tires
- non factory sparco race seats
- no H pattern on gear knob
- pod filter
- catch can
- engine management system
- steering wheel not factory

cops are retards in this area.
They pick on some stupid thgings.
I can understand the rules on the seats because some people mount them very poorly
Im sure your seats are fitted safely.
All these things are more reasons the early cars a good to mod because they are pre-compliance plates and the rules are much,much more free
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:11 AM   #21
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Australian road rules are so stupid with regards to modifications.

YLD244 has been defected for:

- non factory wheels
- worn tires
- non factory sparco race seats
- no H pattern on gear knob
- pod filter
- catch can
- engine management system
- steering wheel not factory

cops are retards in this area.

Hi

Cops are retards where ever you go. The thing with you 244 is it stand out. If you had a cokie cutter car like a comadore or a ford you would be a little less of a stand out

My 740 was bought to attention of the head of local police dept when I owned it. And I was told that people where talking about it on a local forum.


Nice work on the 740 turbo is it a auto or a manual

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Old 07-04-2009, 03:51 AM   #22
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Marc, u are one of the 1% of all members here who do things properly! I love that home made air compressor, was it your idea or ur dads? And where are the skid pics?
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Cops are retards where ever you go. The thing with you 244 is it stand out. If you had a cokie cutter car like a comadore or a ford you would be a little less of a stand out

My 740 was bought to attention of the head of local police dept when I owned it. And I was told that people where talking about it on a local forum.


Nice work on the 740 turbo is it a auto or a manual

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It's an auto, if you are in a commodore and it's dead stock they will defect the living hell out of you actually, in the city at least, I know plenty of people with Falcodores that get pulled over often in a STOCK car let alone modded and my 760 hasn't been pulled up for any roadworthy issues. Marc's done some silly things that have caused attention to be brought to him.
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Sorry to hear that Marc.

They caught you ridin' dirty!
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:07 PM   #25
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awesome 744 needs moar engine picxz ktthx
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