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J-1




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: 5SGTE Track Car - Running, again. But still not mapped... Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Right, i thought i would create a 'project thread' for my revision 4 Sonic Shadow GT Turbo because i plan on eventually fully rebuilding the engine with a goal of a safe 300bhp @ the wheels. I will also be upgrading suspension/chasis parts along the way as well. This all takes time and money so watch this space...

Here is the spec of it at present:

Exterior

15 standard 'flat 5' alloys professionally refurbished in anthracite
Toyo T1-R all round
Black Rev 3/4 spoiler
Clear Side Repeaters
Fully resprayed
De-badged
Aerial removed

Interior

Leather/alcantara seats & door cards
HKS Turbo Timer
Auto Meter 0-35 psi boost gauge
MR2Eddy A pillar boost gauge holder
Original Toyota mats
Razo shifter
OMP Race steering wheel

Engine

Berk side mount intercooler inc spal fan, shroud & hardpipe kit
Berk de-cat/downpipe
Blitz Nur Spec
NGK 8 spark plugs
Apexi Super Intake air filter
HKS EVC 5 Electronic Boost Controller
Shortshifter and new gear shift selector bearings

Suspension/chasis

Tein Superstreet coilovers (fully adjustable)
TRD Front & Rear Anti-roll bars
TRD Top Mounts
Alloy front strut brace with Tein emblem
Fully polybushed

When i first got it home i took it straight to AVA Performance in Glasgow to get the boost set professionally and have it dyno'd. See graphs and videos below.

One of the first photos after the first wash

Berk intercooler

Engine bay (before clean)

HKS analogue boost controller

Leather & alacantra interior

HKS turbo timer

HKS EVC digital boost controller

Boost gauge

Interior

On the dyno making 258bhp @ the wheels

Flamage!!!



Glowing turbo on the dyno


Now it was time for its first polish







Next came the frunk clean
From this...


To this...





After reading Topguns TRD1 thread, he inspired me to tart the rear end of my car up so it's started off with cleaning all the rear in preperation of Hammerite'ing and undersealed with wax oil. Under the rear arches are now ver near immaculate. Just got to do the front then middle then it will be getting sent to Stainless Creations in Falkirk for undersealing.






















Now the engine bay was crying out for an engine wash




I have still to clean under the bonnet, boot, engine cover and engine bay/fire wall.

Next up will be cleaning the above in preperation for powder coating cam cover/inlet etc. Finish cleaning under the arches and underside in preperation for underseal. Major service. And then a respray.

After the above has been done, i will be slowly but surely buying parts for my rebuild.

Here is the dyno vids:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRluh5RWJmk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbzquw4ug8I

This wasnt planned (for today anyway) but i was hoovering the boot out and decided i really wasnt happy with how the sides of the boot etc looked so i thought i would blitz it all seeing as i had a spare hour and a half!

I've got issues with cars, i know! [Laughing]






LOL - over the top, i know!












Next up is the door grooves, under the bonnet then the engine lid! :th:

Ok, since owning MR2's i have always loved the Blitz Nur Spec and always wanted one, soooooo....

I finally bought one from 'TUBBY-DEUCE' hear on imoc.co.uk, who has been a total gentleman throughout the transaction! I arranged a courier on my own to collect the exhaust, but he decided off his own back, and out of his own pocket, arrange a second courier to deliver the centre section and flexi seperately to avoid any dents etc while it was in transit! Top bloke!! :th:

Anyway, bought Thursday and got home from work on Friday and found this...

Kind of thought it'd be the Nur!! :roflmao:


As described, it was immaculate!


Seeing as i didnt have the full system i couldnt fit it, so instead i spent 4 hours with steel wool and AutoSOL cleaning it... What a finish!!! [Cool]



















Good result eh?! [Wink]

So, it looks like it will be fitted on Monday! Bye bye SARD!!!

Update... Im now Blitz'd!!! [Mr. Green]



The SARD, was uber polished and sold.

BERK 3" downpipe

It's on!!! [Mr. Green]







Update time! <<< This one has been long awaited (and very costly!!! [Laughing] ). [Cool]

Firstly i decided to buy a short shifter from Ebay which fitted and works a treat. It also complimented the Razo shifter and recently replaced gear shift bearings. [Mr. Green]




Next up was the MAJOR service which included the following:

Timing belt
Water pump (including idler and tensioner)
Fuel filter
Rotor arm
Distributor cap
Alternator belt
Powersteering belt
Oil filter
Toyota ForLife coolant
Silkolene PRO S 5w40 fully synthetic engine oil
Silkolene Silktran syn 5 fully synthetic gear oil
NGK Iridium grade 7 spark plugs
A full brake service












I needed to get the major service done first before it went away to the paint shop for a respray! Before it went to the paint shop i decided that i wanted to go down the route of the single side vent so i cut the middle out then got stuck in about it with some fibreglass and filler! When all the interior was stripped out i decided this was a perfect time to hoover under the seats etc before refitting the interior.









Look how bad the bonnet looks before the respray!





Finished article!















Interior rebuilt and totally cleaned!


What you's think then? I am well impressed with how the car is at the moment!! [Mr. Green]

Next up:

Maybe lower it a little bit more (Anyone agree?)
Upgrading brakes to either standard discs and Carbotech pads, or CRN grooved discs and similar pads. The addition of braided brake hoses will be made too!
Change the steering wheel to someting a bit smaller
Apexi Power FC and a remap
Full polybush kit

Most of this will be at the start of the new year. Spent enough this year! [Laughing]

Watch this space...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Nice car but you have killed my computer, too many pics...editing title to (not 56k friendly) [Wink]
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Very well kept, and tastefull modding. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

awesome attention to detail mate. very impressed.


can i ask where you got your water pump and how much it was?


thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

mattymr2 wrote:
awesome attention to detail mate. very impressed.


can i ask where you got your water pump and how much it was?


thanks


matt


Thanks for the kind reply. [Cool]

I got it from Toyota but i can't remember how much. Need to check receipts then i will reply with a cost. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The water pump came directly from Toyota. It was 85.31 retail, but i got it for 70.81 [Mr. Green]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

thanks mate very much appreciated [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

OK, small update.

Really wasn't happy with how my rain tray looked so off it come. Sanded and flattened then a coat of primer then re-painted black with the addition of a Tein sticker to tart it up a bit! Looks alot better now. [Mr. Green]








Finished result...


Next on the mile-long list is painting the cam cover, inlet manifold, throttle body, heat-sheilds and some new red vacuum hosing!

Watch this space! [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I like your style, keep it simple and subtle.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

alan.i wrote:
I like your style, keep it simple and subtle.

Thanks mate.

Your engine bay is my inspiration for doing mines over the next few weeks! [thumleft]

Did you use a heat resistant paint???
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

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Did you use a heat resistant paint???



I used the normal type spray can from halfords.
Just make sure that everything is spotlessly clean, use a degreasant initially like Gunk, but during the painting stages i used the alcohol wipes that you can also get from halfords.
The reason for this was that i oven baked my cam cover and intercooler pipes.
Any grease would have caused the paint to peel.

Keep up the good work.

Alan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Did you really get the power steering belt replaced in your service? That must've been complicated [Smile]

Car looks ace though [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

alan.i wrote:
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Did you use a heat resistant paint???



I used the normal type spray can from halfords.
Just make sure that everything is spotlessly clean, use a degreasant initially like Gunk, but during the painting stages i used the alcohol wipes that you can also get from halfords.
The reason for this was that i oven baked my cam cover and intercooler pipes.
Any grease would have caused the paint to peel.

Keep up the good work.

Alan


OK cool.

Note taken! [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

toxo wrote:
Did you really get the power steering belt replaced in your service? That must've been complicated [Smile]

Car looks ace though [thumleft]


Belt?! [Laughing]

Meant fluid!! [blackeye] [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just seen this thread and must say it's great to see such immaculate examples being pampered like this. Bodes well for them being around for many years to come.

Well done mate, she looks stunning.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

marty1 wrote:
Nice car but you have killed my computer, too many pics...editing title to (not 56k friendly) [Wink]


People still use 56k?????!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yes, but not just that - some people (myself included) use low-power netbook style computers and they can't cope with that many photos in one thread! Not to mention the times I access the site through my phone [Wink] I'm not complaining about media-rich postings, but it's nice to have the warning
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Thanks for the comments.

There will be an update over Christmas! [Smile]
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J-1 wrote:
Thanks for the comments.

There will be an update over Christmas! [Smile]


Let me guess, are you going to polish the inside of the exhaust? [Whistle]
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beautiful car [thumleft]
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