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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:45 am

ok be down in an hour, then later guys talking about going to matlock. if you wanna come?
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:36 pm

alright i was the lad talking to u at santa pod regarding your conversion. could u try and source where you got your head gasket from that would be a massive help as im getting sick of mine blowing up now. i will put a build thread on when i get chance and give yous all a look at my 2.0 8v turbo corsa. tbh i know that standalone management is obviously the way forward for these engines but atm i just cant afford it. also are you just running a narrowband lambda? cheers callum
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:55 am

Did someone say somthing about a rolling road ?



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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:52 pm

Bit of an update, after pods problems, ripped the head of and found n.o2 cylinder had popped gasket, so had the head reworked, knife edged, gas flowed with a pressure test and new stem seals, any way, rebuild with a new v6 radiator, in doing so had to cut of the bonnet catch to make it all fit, so now running bonnet pins, however, after testing and running to mfn, the head blew again, this time on n.o 3 cylinder, so at least I know its a generic fault and not just a damaged head or ought, so now for rebuild n.o 3, this time its gona get low boost to bed in and some Polly bushes, and bigger brakes and bigger wheels, and I've got to do all this for sat, ready for the Donney cruise (and I've had a little idea for the body work aswell)
I've finished rebuilding the head but I'm not convinced the water pump is up the scratch, I've allso given a spare hg to stigy (hes a wiz with cadcam) and he's gona make up a drawing for me so that o can get metal hg made up and (hopfully) run mega boost but that'll be for pod next year (targit power 310bhp) but that'll need a standalone ecu,
Oh well
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:50 am

Quik update, running low boost so nice and steady atm, rebuilt the water mattrix and heaters, allso lifted the drivers seat an inch or so, still traking down shocks, should have some by next week alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:14 am

Thought i get your build thread moving again lol

Just found this to fit your astra mate, not super cheap but it is mocal aviation grade and it does move the hoses out of harms way
Links here:
http://www.burtonpower.com/takeoff-plate-m18-2x1-2-bsp-side-ports-moctopo1d.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=gb_feed?WbRf=GBase
Let me know if its any good
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:32 am


Slight issue of turbo to radiator impact



New biggest possible radiator

Thought id help your build thread along pal
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:27 pm

Ha ha, cheers mate, I realy should take more photos of doris when I'm building her, right ...... Over Xmas she's had new shocks all round, modified front springs and short travel rear shocks, she drives amazingly well, handels like a dream, however, allso fitted Polly bush engine mounts, which moved the engine forwards slightly, means that gearbox changes mint between gears, however, the engine moved forward and landed the turbo into the rad, cutting a 3inch slit ......... Bugger, any how, onto rad n.o. 5, this is from an astra mk4 gsi, there is about half an inch between the rad and the schassi legs, so this realy is the biggest that can possibly fit .......... Unless I start to space frame her, LOL alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:46 pm

Shrek thats HUUUUUUGE !!!! Sorry I couldn't stay, Girlfriend wanted me in =[ ...

You doing any work on her today ?
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:54 am

Mexican wrote:
Shrek thats HUUUUUUGE !!!! Sorry I couldn't stay, Girlfriend wanted me in =[ ...

wish I had a girlfriend that wanted me in all the time.. if you know what I mean.. aaathankyow
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:10 am

K-Beezy wrote:
Mexican wrote:
Shrek thats HUUUUUUGE !!!! Sorry I couldn't stay, Girlfriend wanted me in =[ ...

wish I had a girlfriend that wanted me in all the time.. if you know what I mean.. aaathankyow


hahaha ! been wi lass 2 years so under thumb , but I love her Smile ... Anyways this forums about cars not girlfriends ! lol
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:33 pm

iv drawn this up for ya pal! (not dimensioned up yet)



But not 100% on the dimensions yet as the gasket you have given is not flat and a bit scewed etc!
Any chance on getting some measurements from the actual head one night?
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 pm

Also, are you getting it made at somewhere that can use Autocad files?

As demensioning the beast is a bit messy and confusing (only half dimensioned so far!)

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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:20 pm

Some work we did on Astra beast



Shrek did some welding on his exhaust and I got to hold the light Razz



Shit loads on ! just to make sure !



I took the standard speaker ( Tweeter ) ? off from front side



Shrek put on an aftermarket one , looks and sounds mint !



We then went to have a play to chesterfield and back ... and let me tell you , this car is FUCKING quick !!!
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:17 am

thanks mexican, photoslook mint, and chriss, im not sure yet, im gona start asking a few machine shops for prices once i have the programme in my hands, it might just be a dream, might want to much to do a job like this? dunno without asking though
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:23 am

shrek wrote:
thanks mexican, photoslook mint, and chriss, im not sure yet, im gona start asking a few machine shops for prices once i have the programme in my hands, it might just be a dream, might want to much to do a job like this? dunno without asking though

Cool man! ill leave it as it is for now then! cant imagine it would be stupid money, its just a case of finding someone with a cnc machine, i can get some contacts if you dont get very far!
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:51 am

rather eventful weekend, managed to pick up a few toys for doris, and i'm still bidding on some more on ebay, but ...... shes poorly again, having another over heating problem, found that the rad is cracked (bugger) and the exhaust down pipe ejected itself, quite funny realy, problem was that we were closer to london than sheffield when it happend Sad but still,
managed to come up with a diy bodge, case of tie wraps, and old spanner and an exhaust clamp holding the down pipe together enough that the lamba sensor could get some sort of reading Shocked any way it worked and we got home, thanks to tank for being a rather good co-pilot/ counseler, as i was nearly gona rip the guys head of for one of the parts i bought, an how, should get her repaired this week and hopfully have a few toys fitted, i'll stick photos up when we start to build her again and see if you can geuss which are the new parts Razz lol!
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:02 am

just so ya know, i found this, been built in germany, and i frikin love it, propper insparation for doris, made me kick start work on body parts and majour schassi mods Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:41 am


Roll cage modifications


Shreks new in car neon lol more cage mods Razz


More work needed
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:19 pm

Ooo very cool.. I hope you don't put it to fully use. If you get where I'm going with this.
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:07 pm

ha ha, cheers for photos tank, i didnt know you took them lol, and yeah, kall, its more to stiffen the schassi and lowwer the centre of gravity, oh, and weve took the sun roof out and plated it alien
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:56 pm

It looks super cool though. When the snow has cleared ill pop round.
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:05 am





Cage !
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:02 am

Mint, cheers for them mexican Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: stupid astra   Thu May 09, 2013 4:38 pm

bit of an up date, new rear spoiler, new front bumper and splitter all fitted, went to go out for a play last week and the fuel pressure gauge basically explodded letting 70 plus psi fuel spray all over the engne....... bit dodgey, any way thanks to a few team diy bodge it ideas, managed to get her home to do a propper bodge using liquid metal to create a blanker for the fpr, any ways shes running rather well, but only at 7 psi boost, ive managed to get hold of a vernier pully, just need the spacer plate now and we should be into the 300bhp mark Very Happy (once i get another fuel pressure gauge to check the fueling on the new setup) yay ....usc usc usc Wink
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