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JackZwiebel

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Hey, since i got quite a lot of help here, i thought its time to make abuild thread as well - showing my Tigger *happy*

I bought the car 2 years ago from a guy who started it as a project and left it rotting for 6-7 years. I had mercy and bought it (a lot of mercy in retrospect *tongue* )

Anyway, here it was - not much of a beauty and a lot of work, but i had time over winter and here we go :)




I checked the engine through with a endoskope and it looked really nice. no rust, turned right away - everything seemed fine, so i built up the car over winter.

Got the Turbo rebuilt

did a shitload of hosing

and a lot of cables too


After doing basicly everything except the engine new *happy* .... here it was to set up


Well the engine started and ran ... somewhat well. Had the issue with backfireing on transit to boost from the beginning. But the bigger problem was the oil pressure - at first it was fine but then it got less and less so i had to pull the engine apart.



And here we have the mortal remains of the crankcase breather falling into the engine...




Oilpump didnt like that for some reason *tongue*


So i got the whol engine rebuilt, new bearings, new valves with guides, all cleaned, new oil pump and got it honed also. The summer was gone by then of course so i also renewd all parts of the suspension over the winter and also replaced the rusty feul tanks with one big alu-tank. And there it is in the final look:




Unfortunly, the backfireing problem is still not gone. The hybrid T2/T3 Turbo with the self welded downpipe is not the best (contact to driveshaft and so on). i decided to go for GT17 and a electrical ignition. Not sure about injection yet though.

So this is it now - pulled everything out that will be replaced and checked the size for a new intercooler in the front (the side mounted intercooler is wank *happy* )


Plans now:
Fitting a BMW intercooler at the bottom of the front, new bigger radiator, new smaller oil cooler with thermostat, new gt17 turbo with new manifold, new stainless steel exhaust with centre exit, new mapped ignition, new reservour and a new oil catch tank....and of course a totally new hosing with that.

... and all that this summer so i can finally (hopefully) drive a few miles befor winter *happy*


Turbo Phil

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Looks great. Keep the pictures and progress reports coming.

Phil.

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jonny f

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looks really nice


Anthony30

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Rainhill, Merseyside.

*Clapping*

On 18th Nov, 2014 D4VE said:
went down to my local hydraulics place and he gave me a suitable replacement larger nipple *smiley*


D4VE

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Like it

On 24th Oct, 2015 jonny f said:
Nothing gets past Dave lol

NOTHING GETS PAST ME!! *tongue*

1/4 mile 14.7 @ 96mph 12psi boost
Showdown class A 2nd place 18.6 @ 69mph


Yo-Han

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Very cool!
Always had a soft spot for the GT

Dazed and Confused....


JackZwiebel

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Thanks!

I got the intercooler today and tried how it fits. Surprisingly well. Unfortunly i cant fit it all in the middle so the one side of the case is visible. But i guess i have to live with that. Otherwise the case of the starter is in the way.





Next step is the miglia front radiator on top of it :)


JackZwiebel

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Did some work today. Gonna fit the water tank and the oil catch tank in in the fender to win some place



JackZwiebel

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spend the whole saturday in the garage and have the intercooler and the front rad fitted now. I am surprised how much space there is left on the right hand side. I am almost thinking i forgot something *happy*





I got a new 10 row oil cooler with thermostat now. There was a 16 row one befor and the oil never got on temperature. i will mount it in front of the water cooler i guess since there is not much place left in the front and the Miglia alu cooler should have more than enough cooling capacity even with the oil cooler in front. :)


Turbo Phil

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This is coming together nicely. Good work.

Phil.

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Looking good!!
But the steering wheel seems to be on the wrong side 😀

I run a supercharger and I don't care the TB is on the wrong side.
VEMS + 12 PSI + Liquid Intercooler = Small Bore FUN!


JackZwiebel

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Thanks!

Ah that might be the reason why its not reachable from the driver seat *happy*

In fact i built my own, longer steerin column, threw out the rear seats, put the frame a few mm backwards and put sparco seats in....all just to get a somewhat comfortable seat position with my hight (6'7") *happy*

Edited by JackZwiebel on 17th Jun, 2019.

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