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Post by nemesis360 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:28 am

Here is my car before I took it off the road
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Rover nightfire red
Smoothed and colour coded
TT front and rear seats
FK Konisport coilovers

Other than that it was basically standard...since then there have been a lot of changes and more to come as well

Its not everyones cup of tea but the smoothed bay will give me a few challenges as far as packaging is concerned...Im planning on fitting an electric heater matrix from a MK6 polo, hiding all the wiring, rerouting the PAS reservoir,wiper linkage plus a load of other things I cant think of at the minute Very Happy
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More info on the engine and chassis mods soon

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Post by mic_VR on Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:32 am

I've said it before but I'll say it again, looks awesome mate! Good work

What are those wheels? they look like the aston martin DB7 wheels???
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Post by saysomestuff on Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:13 am

Looks really good actually mate. I wouldn't mind a chat with you about that electric heater matrix though!

I have a few tricks up my sleeve with regards to engine bay cleaning <cough>MR2 PAS pump</cough> swapsies? Cool

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Post by nemesis360 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:42 pm

mic_VR wrote:I've said it before but I'll say it again, looks awesome mate! Good work

What are those wheels? they look like the aston martin DB7 wheels???

Thanks mate, the wheels are MAM MT7's not really anything special as far as wheels go, but I like them and their different...I havent seen another set on any make of car.

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Post by nemesis360 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:46 pm

saysomestuff wrote:Looks really good actually mate. I wouldn't mind a chat with you about that electric heater matrix though!

I have a few tricks up my sleeve with regards to engine bay cleaning <cough>MR2 PAS pump</cough> swapsies? Cool

Thanks chap, I looked into the MR2 setup aswell as the new Mini electric pump aswell...benefits neater packaging,less engine load etc... I might swap over to a different setup when ive done a bit more research but for now Ill stick to the standard stuff.

Ive yet to sort the heater out but Ill keep you posted on progress

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:12 pm

Looking good Graham, and I must say I do like the colour! Good work

Hmmm, I quite like the mk6 polo heater matrix idea too. Will tidy the bay up somewhat, and no more leaky matrices! Will it need a different way to control the heat? I'd expect that you wouldn't want the heating element on full chat all the time, with just the normal air distribution control.

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Post by nemesis360 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:26 pm

Ill just adjust the voltage to it with a pot attached to the heat control, to be honest Im not 100% sure I can make it work yet...the theory is right but I dont even know if itll fit in the heater box Laughing

You guys will be the first to know though

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Post by mrbeige on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:44 am

Any updates Graham?

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Post by nemesis360 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:04 pm

Theres loads to update just havent had the time to do a write up Smile Itll be a Ultimate Dubs next weekend if anyones going...it wont be as finished as Id hoped,the guy who owns the paint shop has had a death in the family so I cant get in to paint some of the stuff but his family is more importanat than my car...

Ill get the pics and write up done after the show...

The current news is its all back together and driveable and the MOT's booked for Thursday, just need to fit the interior before the weekend.

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Post by kevhaywire on Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:32 am

Blimey, I had no idea you were doing all that in the engine bay! Looks great.

Electric heater matrix sounds good, although with a VRT, believe me.... the standard matrix is brilliant additional rad when stuck in traffic.

Wouldn't bother with alternative PAS systems imo. The standard setup is very reliable.

Electric pumps = just as much load on the engine. You should see the headlights dim on my missus's Polo MK7 on full lock Laughing

Steering column motors = Unreliable!

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Post by dirtytorque on Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:23 am

Great attention to detail.Looking forward to seeing how it looks all completed.
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Post by nemesis360 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:19 am

Thanks guys, Ill bring everything up to date with the thread in the next couple of weeks...

Ive got the chassis and engine bay sorted,got a few body bits to sort then its turbo time! Twisted Evil

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Post by mrbeige on Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:00 pm

How was Ultimate Dubs, dude?

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Re: My corrado VR6 project

Post by nemesis360 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:48 am

The show was great had a few issues with the car but nothing that cant be sorted, it got me there and it was interesting hearing some of the comments on it...

Ill get a full write up done this weekend Smile

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Post by nemesis360 on Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:55 am

After the mad rush to get the car ready for UD's (Big thanks to SensibleDave for the help) I thought Id do a quick update of the work thats been done on the car...

Chassis
Ive fitted 312's on the front
Reconed rear beam with standard bushes
Designed and made brackets etc to fit 280mm vented rears on the back
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Fitted the rear anti roll bar
Goodridge hoses all round
Fitted Wilwood brake bias valve to get rid of the seized up standard one
New handbrake cables

Engine
Running a spacer plate and short runner intake in preperation for the turbo so its rather slow
OBD2 setup on
Header take deleted just running a filler in the top hoses

Bodywork
Front wings, slam panel and bonnet still to do ( due to a death in the paint shop guys family)
Servo painted up

From UD's
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And a few bits for the turbo setup
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Post by dirtytorque on Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:52 am

Nicely done.I saw this a couple of years ago at edition 38 with a stock bay.
Because of the amount of work thats gone into the rest of the car i guess you needed to go this way with the bay aswell to make it complete.
A potential show winner me'thinks.

Personally I can't wait to see the FI action tho. Smile
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Post by nemesis360 on Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:31 pm

Thanks for the compliment, Im not really bothered about winning shows etc (not interested in being part of the "scene") I just like the look of smoothed bays and I wanted to learn painting, so i looked at it as a challenge for myself.

I cant wait for the turbo to be on either Twisted Evil

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:16 am

nemesis360 wrote:Thanks for the compliment, Im not really bothered about winning shows etc (not interested in being part of the "scene") I just like the look of smoothed bays and I wanted to learn painting, so i looked at it as a challenge for myself.

I cant wait for the turbo to be on either Twisted Evil
Neither can I! lol

Looks stunning in the pics Graham, the bay looks ultra smooth. 'Sensible' popped over this week with Mic, and showed me some of the 'work in progress' pics that he had of your VR. Needless to say, what a massive amount of work you did in the 4 weeks before Ultimate Dubs Shocked Shocked Good work

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Post by mrbeige on Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:54 am

Oh, one thing I was gonna ask, did you use the Polo electric heater-box in the end?

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Post by nemesis360 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:32 am

mrbeige wrote:Oh, one thing I was gonna ask, did you use the Polo electric heater-box in the end?

Its on the list of things to do...the cars going on the back burner for a bit while I get a little business venture going, but the business will help me finish it properly in the long run Very Happy

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Post by mrbeige on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:41 am

Indeed! And, good luck with the business venture, going on what I've seen/heard, I'm sure you'll do well Very Happy

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Post by nemesis360 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:03 am

mrbeige wrote:Indeed! And, good luck with the business venture, going on what I've seen/heard, I'm sure you'll do well Very Happy

Thanks Smile we'll put some details up when plans are a bit more advanced...thats if were aloud to advertise Mr Mod? Laughing

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Post by mrbeige on Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:13 am

nemesis360 wrote:
mrbeige wrote:Indeed! And, good luck with the business venture, going on what I've seen/heard, I'm sure you'll do well Very Happy

Thanks Smile we'll put some details up when plans are a bit more advanced...thats if were aloud to advertise Mr Mod? Laughing
I was actually going to say you can advertise, as and when you are ready Wink

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Post by nemesis360 on Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:21 am

Thank you kindly sir! cheers

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Post by nemesis360 on Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:30 am

Well after a long time away, Im back!

My Corrados been on the back burner for a long time now, but Ive managed to get some work done on it recently.

Unfortunately the OBD2 setup I bought had far to many issues to sort out so I ripped it out and put OBD1 back on. It now runs fine and I will be making some progress on it over the coming months.

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