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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2012, 10:47:34 PM »
Epic, love the motor and love to see it getting a thrash. Show and shine is so old hat.

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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2013, 07:12:29 PM »
Well, we have 12 months ticket. Straight through. No advisories. to say i was shocked is an understatement especially considering the 21 threw me  2 pages worth of fails the week before.


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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2013, 07:21:42 PM »
Congratulations on the MOT  :)

commiserations on the arch  :P
If the above post contains spelling mistakes / grammatical errors / poor use of the quote function / a very weak retort, or is generally shyte; it's because I'm feked on a cocktail of drugs,homebrew and carb cleaner.sorry

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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2013, 08:13:45 PM »
Loving the rims!
Congrats on the pass mate.

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« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2013, 11:02:13 PM »
So the other week my workplace caught fire, taking half the industrial estate with it. I've been using my enforced holiday to start fitting the turbo, though as ever its now going to be lack of money holding me back rather than lack of time!!



So thats the initial fit, after clocking the compressor housing round, removing the actuator and fiddling with the water pipes, it all fits in under the bonnet!! Winning there as i was fully expecting hole in the bonnet time. Ive found a different actuator in the garage off a rover T25 that needs a bracket making but will be low enough to clear the bonnet. Moved the coil over to inner wing.



Ordered a slightly overkill sized intercooler today, I need to plumb that in, then work out where the PAS reservoir is going, custom lines for that. Exhaust (not looking forward to threading a 3" downpipe past the 'box). Then management and were done. I've said i'll have it running before my mate gets his volvo done, so no pressure  ;D ::)


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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2013, 10:12:57 PM »
Looking good

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2013, 08:01:28 PM »
So I shoehorned my intercooler in, it just about fits with rizla clearances on the pipework, had to shave the rad and the front panel, but its invisible once the bumper goes back on. Airbox bracket had to go. sorted my air side plumbing out as well.





Had to take some of the strengthener out the bonnet to fit that filter in though still  not had to cut holes in the outer skin.

Exhaust is going to have to wait until payday, next up is going to be the oil drain, actuator bracket etc. Once i tweak my downpipe i can fire it up and upset the neighbors check all is well. And a quick pic from before the latest rebuild..


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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2013, 11:22:34 AM »
Looking good, loving those wheels, banded steels? 8)

Are you gonna fit a air vent in the bonnet for the filter, can see it getting hot under there :P

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« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2013, 03:29:53 PM »
Loving the stance on it, keep up the good work  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2013, 07:16:00 PM »
Thanks, will do!  :)

Yep 8x15 bandeds, 195/50/15s. Scoop is very tempting but maybe ive got enough stuff rivetted to it already? ::) maybe i'll mock something up and take a decision after because i cant really visualise in my head if it'll look right or not

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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2013, 07:18:20 PM »
So yesterday and today i started work on the exhaust, am going single box, 3" all the way through. First time i've built one from scratch and therefore taking far too long, made more difficult by the fact that it has to be tucked up under the car as much as possible to avoid scraping issues. Still im happy with how it looks so far, going to black the tailpipe and visible bits of the silencer once its all welded up.



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« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2013, 12:23:28 AM »
This car looks so good now!

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« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2013, 12:21:14 PM »
its gonna sound as good as it looks  ;)

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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2013, 10:34:12 AM »
Sry i havent read the hole thread but, are you using original diff?

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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2013, 01:17:00 PM »
What kind of engine management system are you going to use?

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« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2013, 07:40:44 PM »
thanks to all for commenting, makes me feel like im getting somewhere with this :) :) well i had hoped to do a vid of the sound today but running out of gas stopped play on the exhaust, im nearly there tho!

raka, the diff is omega b, requires fitting the whole rear subframe but better choice of ratios, still running the smaller prop flange, ideally need to fit the bigger v6 flanges and prop but we'll see how the small stuff holds up first!!

16v turbo, im hoping to use megasquirt, i have a secondhand one here but it appears to be dead, more investigation required, i may have to bite the bullet and build one from scratch.


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« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2013, 06:26:40 AM »
I had a lot of problems connecting my computer to megasquirt first time, i thought my box was dead too?

But after i tried a lot of cheap ebay com-usb wires i bought an expensive one and contact was acheived :))


How did you modify the rear mounts on the subframe from omega b? Im thinking of doing this myself :)

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« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2013, 08:32:33 PM »
Look at post #21 in this thread, theres a pic of how i did the back of the subframe, its basically some box section, functional!!

I havent got to the connect to computer stage, not sure its even powering up, no led lighting up, worries me a little bit :-\. but will take a closer look soon.

Meanwhile, heres what ive done with the downpipe end of the exhaust, tucked up betweem the gearbox and the tunnel, made a section with V-bands so the whole lot is removable without disturbing the gearbox crossmember


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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2013, 08:42:39 PM »
nice work  ;)

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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2013, 12:09:51 AM »
Got chatter?  ;D ;D ;D


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« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2013, 07:58:06 PM »
Thanks ;) Looks amazing ! love the rear arches, i might copy you if its ok ;P

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« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2017, 09:00:48 PM »
Time to exhume an exceedingly old thread. Y'all will be pleased to know that this old heap is still going, and recently passed an Mot... the last pass being over 3 years ago! Lots of welding required, plated top of o/s chassis leg, inner wing same side, loom/turret top/bulkhead interface plus footwell and inner sill.... all o/s. Lots of fun but at least i wont have to worry about that bit for a long while.

We are up and running on megasquirt 2, I ended up biting the bullet and buying a kit from the states, soldering it all up etc. I went for the bosch version of the 'diy P'n'P' meaning that i retained my factory motronic loom... some is of course redundant but totally worth doing to avoid building a loom. Needs mapping properly and i havent really boosted it yet for fear of blowing it up.

Went out and took a couple photos with my mates barge..






As you can see i have gained a gsi bumper and a much less knackered rear bumper! Im currently working on repairing and painting the front end of my old senator to go on this, unfortunately some kind souls had a go at the poor thing while in storage in the carpark at my flat and i had to get rid in a hurry, however it will donate a few parts to the carlton. I have fitted the tilt column and brake master/calipers/discs. As i am using a cable clutch still an auto brake reservoir is needed for the 24v master, cheers to chris and murph for hooking me up with one. 8)









Got a nice little catch can in there aswell, also reactivated my central locking with senator parts. I think i have a few other pics regarding some technical bits and peices on the turbo conversion so I will try and get those dug out and posted soon.

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Re: 8valvers Plaza estate
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2017, 11:08:44 PM »
Looking very good Dan!
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »
That looks rather familiar. Thinking back to when I was breaking my spectral blue estate !.
1993 2.0 CD(X)i Auto Estate (Rioja Red very little tin worm & reasonable paint).
RIP - 1992 2.0 CDXi Manual Estate (Spectral Blue with far too much tin worm, now only parts).

Old age means wondering: Do I really have to struggle to become an expert in something I might never need to do again.

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« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2017, 09:22:03 PM »
Cheers mate, yeah its getting there slowly, PeterC yes i remember that happening, been a good while since ive been here even semi-regularly!

So a few more bits and pieces regarding the general engine/drivetrain setup. With wanting to put more power through we needed to upgrade the rest of the driveline. I already had 3litre omega shafts in the rear, but as some of you will know the prop flange comes in 2 flavours, little and large. And I still had the little ones! So in order to go up to large the diff end was easy, a large flavour item was swapped on. And for the gearbox same deal, in fact the large diff flange also drops right onto the gearbox! Just chisel off this extra plate, that sheilds the oil seal etc.
Then you have the prop itself. I never got to the bottom of whether there is an off the shelf omega prop that will work with this combination, but a 2.2 dti manual one is definately too long. So got one of those shortened.

R25 gearbox item one side, senator diff item the other



Then onto clutches. I ended up using a standard z20let flywheel. 6 bolt so goes on the 8v crank, lighter than the original by a fair bit, dirt cheap on ebay as zlet folks are upgrading, also means i can fit a c20let clutch. Its a standard let item for now, but upgrades are far easier to come by than for an 8v clutch. Main issue with this is the flywheel/clutch is thinner and so the release bearing wont reach. Ghetto solution is to modify and stack 2 bearings and weld together. Seems to work ok, will revisit if any issues arise, ideally i would have liked to do something using stock parts but it was free!




Oil drain.... perfect boss already cast into the block down on the left hand side. 1/2 npt tap in there and suitable fitting off ebay and away we go



Cheeky little bracket to tie the downpipe in... not welded on here but you get the idea


Then a cheeky little boost gauge where the clock used to be, since replaced with a black one as this revotec is a little chavvy and obvious


Which brings us up to the last week or so where the senator front end began to be sorted out, firstly a test fit to get the gaps and hinges set up, a must do especially as the front corner of the nearside wing has been previously crashed. Going to have to put some thought into fixing the gap between bumper and wings/bonnet, feels like the whole bumper wants coming up 10mm or so and itll look passable. I know its a bit sad to be caring about panel gaps but i couldnt refit a customers car in the bodyshop with crap gaps so it kinda carries over! Panel gap OCD :/


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I have to keep reminding myself not to go too far with this bit as at the end of the day its still a drift car but gotta fix the obvious dings etc. if im going to the trouble of painting it all blue. Still need to let some fresh metal into the bottom of both wings down by the sill as theyre pretty bad, got some remedial work to do on the passenger sill as quite a lot of it fell out when i removed the sideskirt!