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Post by junkie on Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:52 pm

I know its full of fairies.

Still need to sort the geometry out.

When my car failed its MOT in march he said front brake lines corroded to excess, now would that be the braided fittings on the end or the actual lines from the braided into the engine bay, not sure what myself as they look good to me, and if i painted them in underseal is that a fail?
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Post by Toad on Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:55 pm

Just wire brush them and paint them. Unless they are really corroded and dangerous.
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Post by junkie on Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:59 pm

Well thats what im saying they dont look really bad at all to me, think he was just been too by the book, no leniancy at all. 1 side corroded to excess and other advisory but they look the same to me.
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Re: Junkie's Project Road Racer

Post by mrbeige on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:36 pm

junkie wrote:Do you mean a bigger turbot? Yes but then as it comes on boost and ramps the power up steeply i will have the same problem just further up the rev range + not much room to install another turbo behind there unless i go cross flow and/or external wastegate, already have the largest VF series turbot lol.

Not sure what you mean regarding the head flow?
Aye, bigger turbot. But you wont necessarily have the same problem as you do now, as a bigger turbo would spool more slowly and less aggressively (maybe).

As far as head flow is concerned, from what I can gather any particular head will have a maximum flow rate, and I'm wondering if you have reached the limit of yours??

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Post by junkie on Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:46 pm

Yes i have reached the limit of the head, also the turbo i have on a 20vt is capable of 350+ depending how hard you want to push it so obviously my turbot can flow more than the head can take as it only does 300, i thought you were asking in a way to do with traction initially lol.

If im going bigger turbot which i am at some point it will be on a 20vt.
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Post by James H on Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:09 pm

junkie wrote:

If im going bigger turbo which i am at some point it will be on a 20vt.

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You know it makes sense!
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Post by junkie on Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:11 pm

I do lol, its only quick enough when it pins me back in the seat not just a passenger, not sure what level that will be at.
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Post by junkie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:40 am

Its now got the magic 12 month ticket, advisory on the brake line and tyres, got 2 new tyres on and insurance for £425 with HIC all declared @300bhp.

And now were gog go karting. Get in.
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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:11 am

back in the saddle.
Cool
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Post by junkie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:07 am

Oh yes with half a bar of boost [turned down to low] it still spins.

Full boost = no chance of grip.
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Post by Toad on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:20 am

What tyres do you run?
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Post by junkie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:35 pm

Naff 1's, basically nabbed the Avon ZZ3's of the mrs old alloys in the garage so im legal, gone from 215/40 to 205/40 on the front and 215/40 Toyo T1R's on the back. Does for the winter i suppose, i can spin some naff tyres on the front in the winter as opposed to some good 1's that cost a fortune and still need another set come summer.
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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:42 pm

you could argue the need for good tyres more in the winter. Smile

Just you drive sensibly.








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Post by mrbeige on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:45 pm

I could also argue that Avon ZZ3s are actually very good tyres.....

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Post by junkie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:48 pm

dirtytorque wrote:you could argue the need for good tyres more in the winter. Smile

Just you drive sensibly.








Laughing

Agree with point 1 and totally disagree with point 2 lol.


Good tyres for summer = more fun
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Post by junkie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:49 pm

mrbeige wrote:I could also argue that Avon ZZ3s are actually very good tyres.....

Well i must have a bad set lol although they are better than the ditch finder falken's that were on before even when new and not bald.

Stu i must say again i love your shifty big time.
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Post by mrbeige on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:53 pm

junkie wrote:Stu i must say again i love your shifty big time.
That is good to hear Very Happy

I did find Goodyear Eagle F1s were exceptionally good in the wet too..

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Post by Toad on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:56 pm

What happened with the new batch of shift lights?
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Post by junkie on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:56 pm

Heard the same but it comes down to money, it was a choice of £24 swap over or a minimum of £150 for new.
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Post by mrbeige on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:34 am

Toad wrote:What happened with the new batch of shift lights?
Yeah, well, erm, never got round to doing them. I should really though...

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Post by dirtytorque on Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:45 am

So....,I can't keep up with your plans.
At one stage you were talking about running some more power through this unit.
And also maybe buying a mark1 aswell.
Have you won the lottery? Smile

Seriously tho what r u planning now?

still going 20vt on this mofo ?
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Post by junkie on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:14 pm

dirtytorque wrote:So....,I can't keep up with your plans.
At one stage you were talking about running some more power through this unit.
And also maybe buying a mark1 aswell.
Have you won the lottery? Smile

Seriously tho what r u planning now?

still going 20vt on this mofo ?

Hahahaha sorry dude to confuse you, got to keep peeps guessing, infact i keep myself guessing most of the time, my lady actually said last night i never will be happy with it, after an incident with an Audi TT Mk1 last night, basically he has 4WD and i dont, it was wet, you win some you lose some lol.

I seriously wish i had won the lottery, thats why i say so much different stuff, its all just pipe dreams.
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Post by dirtytorque on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:46 pm

fair enuff,no crime in dreaming.
If there was I would get a life sentence.
keep us posted anyway. Cool
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Post by junkie on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:54 pm

Yea will do, well i finally fixed another issue, the revs were sticking a little, where the cable goes through into the scuttle tray from the pedal, there is like a nylon type of thing on the cable and its used as a guide through the grommet, well it was twisted slightly, adjusted it and all is good so far.

Just need to fit the new resistor thing for the fan to work on all speeds not just speed 4, get a 5 bar oil pressure sender and i think i can not have the oil temp on the dash and wire it into the oil temp gauge, then look into 1 of the electric seat adjustment switches as its not working, then sunroof apart to fix that then its all done.
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Post by junkie on Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:33 am

Well after thinking long and hard about this car and what i actually want from it, the time has come to let it go as its no longer what i want and i have lost the love for it.











So its time to let it get to another level of Corrado goodness.

This time its getting track prepped for the road, so im thinking and asking for your thoughts on what are the key ingredients for such a car.

I want lightweight
Caged

How basic can you actually get the car, im not just talking poverty spec ie keep fit winders but electrically, how much needs to be kept for MOT stuff and is in theory doing all this work seem easy but yet its alot harder to do than show prepping a car.

I would if i could go carbon fibre bonnet, tailgate, roof like PhatVR6 and possibly wings but im unsure on that, if it helped to get a better weight distribution then yea im all for it.

I kinda want some creature comforts but unsure as to what, im talking heater but wanna get rid of the water heater, somebody has mentioned electric in the past but im unsure.

Thats about it really. The Mrs even said why dont you just put 1 seat in it lol last night, she just does not want to go in it if i did all this, bargain.

Was bored waiting to pic the Mrs up from work last night so got my phone out and was killing time doing a vid. Nothing special but for James there is towards the end the shift light.


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