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John from england Emailed me this pic of his Vaxhall Chevette hatch, it is a GEMINI that Australia never got, immagine the cool TG hatch you could make outa one of these!!!! .
I have owned many cars, ( 21 in 11 years! ) and I have not found any as addictive as the Holden Gemini, I have known many people who have sold Gems to buy larger cars, and found themselves craving for another Gemmy!
Also, If you see any pix here from other sites, I may have STOLEN them, and I am sorry, but I have to get some input from somewhere! I must thank The Isuzu car club of Australia for letting me pinch some of theirs! Check their site out after you are done here, there is a link at the bottom of this page :-)
NEIL from America sent me pictures of his BUICK OPEL coupe!! its got a chev 2.8 v6 in it, a scoop from a mustang and a dash from a chevy Vega, cant wait to see it when its done!!!
ADAM sent in pics and a description of his SWEET Wagon !!!
My name is Adam DeRose, I am the owner/builder of a 1978 Holden TD Gemini Wagon. I must point out that the car has been built on a tight budget of less than $15,000, with all work carried out in the backyard by my father and I. I have also had great success in terms of earning trophies at recent major car shows as well - with all trophies being earned through a judging process. I have recently completed (I guess u never really "complete") the build up of my car, which was intended to be ,and still is, my everyday drive car. As a basic rundown: the car was purchased as a running wreck. It was fully chemically stripped and a series of extensive body mods performed. These include a custom steel spoiler front and rear, TR Magna indicators, VL Commodore door handles, no key locks, removal of side window centre pillar (one piece side windows) and recessed number plate into the rear pan with a keyless entry tailgate. The car was then painted in a blue pearl over black 2k. The entire car has also been seem welded. The trim has recieved a pair of 96 Celica seats, custom door trims and all has been trimmed in grey velour. Also a pair of retractable seatbelts replace the original rears. The accessories include the usual momo etc etc. Stereo consists of a Clarion deck, Clarion 6 disc changer, JBL 12", Boss 2 channel, 6" pioneer powerblade's front and 6" alpine 2ways rear. I have tried to keep the trim simple and neat with few colours while trying to obtain a "new car" feel. Steve from Cartech was called upon for the new mechanicals. A 2 litre block was purchased, as was a big valve 1800 head and these sit in a fully detailed engine bay. The bottom end was bored 40 thou, number 1 had to be sleeved. The rod bolts were then resized, and the pistons replaced with ACL Duralites. ACL also suplied the rings and bearings. The whole lot was then balanced. The head needed some welding here and there and was then sent off to Bob Sherry. He was cautious with his die grinder for fear of thin walls but was pleased when a final figure of 160 Hp was gained and a air speed of 301. The manifolds were also match ported. With flow figures in hand, Steve sat down on the desk top engine analyser and played with cam profiles. The best one for drivability vs power was a crow who also supplied the double valve springs. 284 deg duration and 425 thou lift. The block had been decked and the head also refaced so compression was a bit high - especially when fitting the 1800 head. Around 10.1 was the final figure which meant AVGAS for fuel. The carby of choice was a 34 ADM Weber off of a leaded XF. Overall power is 107Kw @ 6000rpm @ the flywheel. Wheels are 15x6.5 Auscar, polished, with Goodyear F1 tyres all round. I have had good success at recent shows. From 2 shows I have 4 trophies. Small Car Sunday 2000 saw the car earn a spot in the "Top 25 Judged" category. Of late, the Extreme Horspower Supershow in Adelaide was held in November. This show saw the car earn a spot in the "Top 30 Elite" class, "Top Van/Wagon" and "Top Small Car". Other contenders for some of these awards include cars such as Gary Myer's Mustang and Al "Bundy" Lucas' wild HQ Monaro. I have attached a photo of the car at the recent Super Show. For further detail, pictures and notes on the entire build up of the wagon please visit my website @ www.geocities.com/mygemi.
Bobby Haigh sent me pix of his beast!
This car belongs to Bobby Haigh, its a Tf Gemini, it doesnt just look good, its got a mazda rotary engine!! .
it looks like it was supposed to be there doesnt it!!! Great job Bobby!!.
This car Has a 2 Litre Izuzu Piazza engine and is owned by Simon Hatcher.
This is a 1988 Model Japanese Hatch ( lotus enhanced ). These rockets have the same engine as the new Lotus Elan!!! Ballsy twincam 1600's.
This is a 1978 American Chevrolet Chevette 5 door.
This is a Daewoo Maepsy!!!
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