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greasemonkey688
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm pretty happy with it, obviously any imperfections in the underlying paint show up in the finish, but it looks good and a lot cheaper than a full respray [thumleft]

The rear bumper has been wrapped but some contours missed out as there is going to be gold on the bumper aswell





And here I fitted the passenger t-bar seal the overall look with the roof is good





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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

[quote="greasemonkey688"]I'm pretty happy with it, obviously any imperfections in the underlying paint show up in the finish, but it looks good and a lot cheaper than a full respray [thumleft]
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Bumps will obviously show, but do all minor scratches show? Or is it only larger marks. I'll get a professional to look over the bodywork but just want an idea of how perfect it needs to be!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

seats look like their mint condition - re-covered?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Stone chips do show through but if the scratches are only from say washing with a dirty sponge and just in the surface it should hide them. You can always paint and really bad panels yourself first as long as it's a gloss finish the vinyl will stick ok

Alright mate these seats are originals, not re-covered but my originals were torn at the usual bolster area so I bought these ones from a member near me, there in amazing condition [Smile]
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

As I'm still waiting on my front bumper coming back from being painted I thought I'd spend a few hours freeing off my cusco coil-overs as they will need set-up again as I want a lower ride height and full geometry adjust













I only had time to free off the fronts but I'll get the rears when I put the engine in, but I found the reason for the loose steering I noticed when I drove the car out of my garage



Both track rod ends are the same so I'll need new ones when I purchase new pads and discs lol
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Saturday night was spent cleaning the engine bay and heat wrapping the cabin fire wall insulation card

In this first pic you can see the two Dunlop thick-walled hoses I ran above the tank to replace the rotten coolant hoses in a previous build




















Also painted the heat shields



And fitted them and the engine



Couldn't resist putting the rocker cover in place to see how it would look [Laughing]



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

This is looking great!

Glad the rear bumper is serving you well, ill be keeping tabs on this!
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: Bumper Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Cheers buddy, the rear bumper is great, thanks again, but having issues with the front bumper it's being painted by a different guy who was recommended to me but has gone AWOL and hasnt answered his phone for two weeks. But I got his address and payed him a little visit tonight after work [Twisted Evil] and he assures me he will drop it off tomorrow afternoon so I'll have to wait and see
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 11:51 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Tonight I fitted new front pads, discs, brake lines and track rod ends



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Been really busy lately but over the past week I've fitted the rear discs, pads, brake lines, cleaned up the rear coil-overs and fitted new rear drop links





I've also started making my inlet manifold









And cut and welded the scoop for the intercooler





Fitted the other new t-bar seal and skirt and bumpers



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Question Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Fitted the rear bootlid and spoiler today,





We have a bit of a difference of opinion between me and Josef, I think the rear spoiler pods should be blue to keep the satin black bubble just on the roof, like this



And Josef thinks the should be satin black to keep the line through the centre of the car, like this



This isn't the actual satin black colour just the under paint for the vinyl to stick to but gives an idea of what the look will be, any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

When you completed your plenum chamber design what volume do you go for?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Plenum Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I've gone for about 2 litres but as I shaped the taper by hand I might be off a bit
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Work is crazy the now with big focus Rs projects so not had time to post but I've made some progress

First off the front bumper came back from the painter, but it turns out he hadn't used primer [Brick wall] so the vinyl just peeled the paint off



So I sent it to another painter who sanded it down and found the previous so called "painter" had damaged the bumper and tried to repair the cracks aswell












So as I waited for the bumper to be repaired and painted properly, I fitted my rear lights and centre panel and extended the rear light harness so it runs through the c-pillar, fitted the door cards, seals and handles







I also set about the task of making up my own engine harness







I also made up a coolant filler neck tower by cutting and welding on the tower from a gto to the mr2 one to do away with the expansion tank and pipes



And I've made some progress with my inlet manifold due to getting the right angle I'm now having to use an old manifold cut off instead of the laser cut plate I have, I also need a t-vis plate welded and ported but the two didn't match and had a nasty step so I matched it and polished for good flow into the head







I welded the inside of the runner to plenum joints for strength then radius end and polished for good flow







The old manifold runners were smaller in diameter and so would create a bad flow when the air hit them if welded on, I had some off cuts from my double barrel runners so I used them as joining pieces and ported them to match and knife edged for good flow and a slight Venturi effect aswell













Here is the bumper painted properly



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:44 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Been a while since I posted but I've got the front end together and some of the decals on the side, lowered the suspension a bit aswell



















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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Manifold is finished and intercooler bolted in, just water meth and exhaust to go. Also found that these audi coils fit snugly in the spark plug holes







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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:48 pm    Post subject: Update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Today I fabricated my exhaust, which is going to be extremely loud lol, and wired in the coil on plugs, finished off the boost pipes and most of the wiring





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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:27 pm    Post subject: update Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

its been a while since my last update as my no 4 standard piston ring land failed on the dyno [d'oh!]





so I fitted a set of wiseco 86mm pistons and pec rods also I bought this



this gt3076 hks looks much bigger than the gt2860rs lol [Twisted Evil]



heres some pics after the refit









and finished the bodywork













back on the dyno the exhaust and screamer are silly loud lol



heres a couple of videos

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P_JQHO6y8c&list=UUaET_hYPtEd5JDT8j7a3p3w[/url]

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwqhZQUbylA&list=UUaET_hYPtEd5JDT8j7a3p3w[/url]

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHjVyIobyT0&list=UUaET_hYPtEd5JDT8j7a3p3w[/url]




heres some graphs





so just now its only running wastegate spring pressure at 1.3 bar and making 400hp at the fly (dyno figures are whp) still got watermeth to fit and up the boost, then wire in launch control


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

great build [Smile] I really like what you've done so far

Out of interest, with a boot mount intercooler, i see it pulls air from under the car, but where does it vent out from?

also - i cant view the videos you posted just now, it says they're private
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: videos Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

hey buddy thanks for the comments,ive made the videos public as I posted them as private lol

im going to be fitting a rear facing Subaru vent in the boot lid, but for now the air just vents out the standard boot vents behind the bumper but it isn't enough

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