NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

With Turbo and Super charging you can create massive horsepower with vw motors.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by buguy » Fri May 11, 2018 3:57 pm

Pete I was thinking about you today. I put on some Joe Satriani and wondered if that was something you liked? I remember reading you are a guitar guy.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Fri May 11, 2018 5:39 pm

Course not. :D That involves motivation and a lack of procrastination. It's sitting next my desk here on top of the new injectors.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Sat May 19, 2018 2:24 am

Checking the oil on the car today and it occurred to me that having...
1. No venting
2. Huge oil scavenge pump
Both on right hand rocker cover is not a particularly awesome plan. So, I'll be changing that with the next oil change and hopefully that will sort a few piddly oil leaks. :)

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by madmike » Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 am

I'm no longer a 'Sumpaholic' :) all's well ,so far so good :wink: ,, until I test drive it :lol:

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Sat May 19, 2018 6:03 am

You know it! :D

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by andy198712 » Sat May 19, 2018 6:58 am

i do sometimes wonder if we actually need them...... or its just the internet telling us we do?

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Sat May 19, 2018 7:31 am

Need what? Deep sumps or leaks?

Deep sumps do help.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by andy198712 » Sat May 19, 2018 11:06 am

leaks hold off rust too though lol

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by petew » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:54 am

Oh how I hate welding body shells. :( Still, it only caught on fire once... and I managed to put it out. Pics of the drama soon.

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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by buguy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:21 pm

Once isn't too bad!

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Post by petew » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:23 pm

In retrospect now, I think it was twice. Yesterday I spent the day cutting up steel and making these... The bits on top are anchor for the frame. The plates underneath are backing plates for the seatbelt mount structure.

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At the same time I was keen to sort out the "swiss cheese" firewall the PO had left. I also needed to re-stick broken welds on the RHS of the firewall. I assume this was from the PO having it so low the car was bottom out and beating itself to death on every bump during 4000km from Brisbane to Melbourne and back. I won't tell you my welding was amazing, but maybe now I won't be breathing in engine fumes all the time. I went hunting for a copper welding "spoon" but couldn't find one locally. Local welding should had, "never been asked for one of them". Stupid provincial Australia. Harbour fright sells them cheap to you guys but they're impossible to get here and even small pieces of copper pipe are prized by scavengers and recyclers. So making my own was impossible too.

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The grey insulation caught fire on literally the first tack. I had wet rags and an extinguisher and managed to put it out straight away with my glove, but MAN! How fast did that catch! There's also a smoke mark on the mohair in the bottom right corner of the rooflining. No will see it though, there's a speaker panel going there.

This is what I'm making BTW, so the back of the car has inertia reel seatbelts... stupid local regulations... :evil:

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Would you believe rollcages are illegal, but this has to be installed for the car to be road legal. Ridiculous.
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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by buguy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:26 pm

That's crazy. I just bought a piece of copper plumbing tube at my local home store and hammered one end flat for my spoon. Cost almost nothing.

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Post by 66brm » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 am

Yep me to, local bunnings rolls of copper plumbers pipe, cut and smash to shape required

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Post by petew » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:08 am

So, the final structure is done. I fear it's over-engineered and over heavy too. I'd fill it full of speed holes, but I don't want my engineering signatory saying, "that's too weak! make a new one!" :roll:

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I would much rather have spent the time fixing oil leaks... yes, that's how much I hated it and I usually like welding. Anyhow, it's done and I need to do get it going to ferry kids around tomorrow. Painting and installation are all that's waiting it now. Ie. cutting holes in the carpet. :roll: The good news is it will all be hidden behind the back seat and I can put a top speaker panel on it to hide the ECU and electrics for the motor. Should clean things right up nicely.
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Re: NEW plan - 1600 TURBO + oval + downunder

Post by buguy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:10 am

That's so nuts to me. That they can make you modify your car like that. I don't have seat belts in my car at all!

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