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Re: Gooney - being reborn

Post by mrbeige on Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:49 am

Probably right there. I think using the standard manifold would make the boost piping horrendously complicated. I still do like the idea of using the standard manifold to start off with. I might see if I can get a cheap small intercooler with the inlet and outlet on the same side, maybe a G60 one.

Has anyone got a pic of a standard G intercooler?

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Post by kevhaywire on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:55 am

Yeah the boost piping is a bit convoluted with the standard intake. On my MK2 it came down out of the turbo, under the sump, up to the front of the car, into the RS Turbo IC, out of that, over the air flow meter and into the throttle.

Mind you, it was only a weedy little T25, so the pipework wasn't big bore (about 2" IIRC) and lag was negligable.

I think you'd like it with the stock intake. The torque will give you a bit of a shock.

The original Stealth conversion running 10.5psi made 130lb/ft at 2000rpm, (which is roughly what the NA one makes as a peak at 4500rpm!), 190lb-ft at 3000rpm and 216lb-ft at 4500rpm.

It's such a sweet engine and REALLY suits the character of MK2 Golfs and Corrados waaaaaay better than a 1.8T conversion.

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Post by mrbeige on Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:47 am

I'm likely those torque figures very much. Not sure how I'd route the turbo piping though. Wouldn't the pipe be way too low down under the sump? The car isn't that low, but I'd rather not go knocking it on speed bumps or something

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Post by mrbeige on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:45 pm

That intercooler is 800mm from mounting point to mounting point, and at a guess is 880mm total width. I get the distinct feeling, it isn't going to fit scratch

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Post by kevhaywire on Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:13 am

Which intercooler? The RST one fits in perfectly next to a MK2 16V radiator, it looked factory Cool

As for the boost pipe under the sump, well it was kind of to the side of the sump a bit and the pipe was flatted down a bit and bolted onto the block. it was all pukka Turbo technics stuff and looked factory! Bear in mind 1.8Ts with the twin ICs take pretty much the same boost path.....

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Post by mrbeige on Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:00 am

It's one of and LT. There are some pictures of it on page 5 Smile

When you say to the side of the sump, are we talking the pulley end?

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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:28 am

what are your base engine plans now mate?
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Post by mrbeige on Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:47 am

Ghetto turbo to start with will be the KR with a spacer.

Ultimately, gonna go ABF with 2E rods and some forged pistons.

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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:52 am

mrbeige wrote:Ghetto turbo to start with will be the KR with a spacer.

Ultimately, gonna go ABF with 2E rods and some forged pistons.

cool,i was just wondering if you wee going the 2e route still(16v head/8v bottom end).
I think stacked gaskets will be better. Smile

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Post by mrbeige on Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:21 pm

Well, the 2E block I have in the garage has acquired rust on the bearing cases Sad

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Post by dirtytorque on Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:05 am

whats the plan batman?
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Post by mrbeige on Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:32 am

Dunno at the mo. Got a few 'issues' with the VR, that need sorting first.

Might get some brake fluid end of next week, and go from there

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Post by dirtytorque on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:48 am

Crying or Very sad
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Post by mrbeige on Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:55 am

dirtytorque wrote:Crying or Very sad
Yup! My thoughts exactly. Just need to get the Golf sorted, then I can crack on

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Post by mrbeige on Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:38 am

Well, had a good chat with Carleena today, and we've decided to turn Gooney into a track car. That way we both enjoy it! Still plan for getting him road legal after Christmas, and getting MS on him, but will be considering track related paraphinalia for the future Smile

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:42 am

So done some more thinking and the plan is as follows...

1) Get the standard brakes bled and replace the fluid with some DOT5.1
2) Get some MT90 for the gearbox
3) Put some air in the tyres and get it down to the MOT man
4) Strip out all the unnecessary

For the near future, I've managed to source widetrack paraphernalia from Tom for a good price, just need top source some VR driveshafts. That allows me to go for some 288mm discs and calipers up front. Just need a cheap set of 5x100 alloys that I can shod with some R888 tyres. Source a oil cooler sandwich plate and cooler. Source two seats, probably from my mate at Cobra (Imola II or something like that). Find out the best course of action to get a roll-cage welded in. I'd love to do it myself, but it's the sort of thing you don't want to get wrong. Oh, and get MS on there.

Hopefully this is not just pie in the sky, but I guess we will see...

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Post by dirtytorque on Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:00 am

good stuff.

I just love hydraulic bleeding in a corrado.

Some say leave the ignition on some say don't.
While doing mine this week.Having the ignition on for a short while definitely helped.

Get an MOT on it my good man.
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Post by mrbeige on Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:11 am

Does the ignition on business apply to non-ABS vehicles? I thought it was to ensure the ABS pump wasn't acting as a restriction?

Anybody any ideas about whether an MOT requires all the interior to be in place? Say I remove everything bar the seats, seatbelts and dashboard, will anything contravene the MOT requirements? I have a 'free' weekend at the beginning of December, that I'd like to crack on him, so didn't want to do anything that might mean I can't get an MOT.

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:02 am

Well, thought I'd double check nothing serious was up with Gooney before going ahead with getting him on th road, so spent this morning just running him up on the drive. Took a couple of goes to get him to stay running, but he started ok. Massively tappety for about 7 minutes or so, but then he went quiet. Ran him for about 30 minutes. Got rid of all the condensation etc from inside. Also tried my little tyre inflator I got from Tescos the other week. Did a sterling job for the princely sum of £8.66 Smile

I also gave him a quick wash too. Lots of moss growing along the roof strips and the bottoms of the windows. Had a small amount of water on the top side of the fusebox cover which is a little worrying. I suspect a slighly perished bulkhead gromit, or perhaps a poor seal at the bottom of the windscreen. It wasn't a lot, so not overly worried at the mo.

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Post by dirtytorque on Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:37 am

so which car are you doing first then?
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Post by mrbeige on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:05 am

This one! Need to get him on the road, as I suspect that the VR will need the head rebuilt, as it's using a fair amount of oil at the mo!

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Post by dirtytorque on Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:46 am

jeez.Tubbs is a problem child. Wink
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Post by mrbeige on Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:24 am

Tubbs has done 130k though, so not a small amount of mileage. I think part of the problem is the short journeys done in her. Sub 4mile commutes don't help, I'm sure.

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Post by mrbeige on Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:12 am

Looks like the O/S front tyre is shot. The sidewall is all cracked and it isn't holding air. Nanking NS-2 tyres on the front and they look new, so think I'll get away with changing just the one. £28 from Camskill too = cheap cheap.

Picking up some brake fluid today, to bleed the brakes. Eezi-bleed action later....hopefully not spraying brake fluid everywhere like I did last time Laughing

What is the normal order for bleeding the brakes??
> Cable tie the bias valve open, then O/S rear, N/S rear, O/S front, N/S front? then clutch??

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Post by dirtytorque on Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:13 am

yeah, driver rear,passenger rear etc ....
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