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Old 09-10-2009, 05:05 PM
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i knew u were good...but holy crap...impressive!!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:39 PM
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well its been a while...

been having a few weekends off the car recently.. family/bird/mates etc etc have been made prioroty but fear not progress is still chugging along!!

TANK!! done!!



ok.. when i say done its not fully done as i still need to drill some holes for fuel level guage/breather/feed an return.. bt the hard stuff IS done...

baffled like a thick c*nt doing maths!!:



check dem welds :) :





the swirl pots nearly done but need to get some weld on -6 and -10 fittings..


a big thanks to stu @ realistic motorsport (uk mitsi evo god) for the high pressure pump..

bosch 044 in ze haus.. gotten himmel das ist ****y Ja????

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:49 PM
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Where do you get the stuff to adapt the 044 to a/n # 6 fittings? I am doing a vw golf and it has to have steel lines with a/n to meet the rules. I will post pics if intrested.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:10 PM
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Where do you get the stuff to adapt the 044 to a/n # 6 fittings? I am doing a vw golf and it has to have steel lines with a/n to meet the rules. I will post pics if intrested.

Try www.speedflow.co.uk
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:08 AM
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dwibaja-

the inlet end of the bosch pump requires a M18x1.5 to -6 adaptor
the outlet end requires a M12x1.5 to -6 adaptor

as this will be drawing fuel out of a swirl pot the feed on mine will be -10 so theres not chance of it having any restriction in sucking the fuel...

as gn3dr said theres a few UK places speedflow/think auto/BGCmtorsport....

being across the pond as you are and EARLS or aeroquip stockist should be able to get you the adaptors....
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:26 PM
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Here is some pics of the one I am working on. It is going from showroom racer to full. I know! he wanted to save the bolt in cage.

I was also wondering if instead you could use one of these
http://www.jayracing.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=226
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:30 PM
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looks a nice build.. steering wheel is on the wrong side of the car though!! hahahahaha

never seen those check valves before.. i can see the principle but never knew there was a problem in them priming...


as for my tank...

LIKE A GLOVE!!!!!



then decided to have a change of jobs and ignored the actual car and concentrated on the front bumper..

repaired the end fixings...




cut the spotlight holes out and fitted the rallye vents...




and on a lightening mission i cut all this s*it out...

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Old 10-03-2009, 06:59 AM
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deliveries and collections today...

delivered- facet pump and faulkner springs

swung by mothers and initial findings are sweet!!!



my (once 90mm internal) pug sport coilovers are now a much easier to obtain 2.5" internal springs..


and when i finished work i swung by BGCmotorsport for some bits for the fuel system..




left to right we have:

* 3x -6 and 1x -8 weld on fittings for the swirl pot

* 2x -6 bulkhead fittings which will go through the top plate of my tank (1 for return and 1 with pipe for pickup)

* 2x -6 fittings for the facet lifter pump

* 1x sytec filter c/w -6 fittings (and motorsport kitteh approval)

* tank breather + shut off valve (will also go in tank top plate)





bosch 044 pump with -8 fitting...


and finally... the start of my swirl pot...





once evrythings nailed in place i`ll worry about getting the lines made up....
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:57 AM
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outstanding work. when i saw the thread title i was thinking another rally car thrown together, but i was pleasently surprised. your going all out in fairness,
and the work looks top notch. looking forward to update
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Old 11-10-2009, 12:06 PM
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jeez... been a while...

right... been working on a few bits for other people but have managed to do a few things...


the std gear stick was loking a bit sad and tatty




so with a few stainless offcuts from the scrap bin at work and hey presto...




the brake bias valve needed a mounting bracket..




which was then welded onto the centre tunnel between the seats (also got the 2 extra harness straps mounted both sides)...




got the fittings mounted all mounted in the tank top plate....

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Old 12-24-2009, 06:34 AM
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blimey... been a awhile....

update..

well its been a while...

what have i been doing???

er....

my powder coating turned up:






before i pressed the new bearings on i spun the drive flanges up and cleaned the coating off this also means the disc will be perfectly true when fitted (hopefully)




5 minutes on a friends press:



sexy legs!!




i then made a mounting plte for the digital dash display..





and spant a good 30 minutes sat in the car grinning imagining how much fun driving its gonna be!!!

next steps??

finish brake lines
finish fuel lines

as you can see there both started:



jig a std wishbone and attempt to knock something like these up:




i doubt there`ll be any updates until after new year so thanks for all the kind words folks.. have a good xmas + new year...
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:04 AM
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tell me more about that digital dash? looks sweet so far!
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:35 AM
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tell me more about that digital dash? looks sweet so far!
er...

well i`ll be honest i`m no expert when it comes to tech stuff... so....

http://www.race-technology.com/dash2_2_31.html

all the details can be found here.....
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:13 AM
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you do great work! can't wait to see this thing on the road!
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:08 AM
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I've pointed a kid in Iceland here to look at your build, and he's asked if your car is a 1.6 Rallye or a GTi??

He's got a 1.4 Rallye(?) that he's modding...
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:10 AM
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Beautiful work man.

That wishbone looks awesome. Did you make that, or are you saying you're going to make some?
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:20 AM
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steve- its a series 1 XSI... which has the 1.6 8valve TU engine...

mister mini- yeah its a good piece of fab.. there not mine just something i hpe to copy in an attempt to avoid paying 1800euro`s for the pair....
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:39 AM
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Hi! This is without question THE most spectacular 106 rebuild I ever came across (and I am on like 8 Pug forums) Excellent!!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:31 PM
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i started a catch tank AGES ago...



i decided to stop avoiding it and as luck would have it the ally welder was set up in my welding bay... so...

mounting bosses set up in base:



tig`d up and mid clean...



BOOooo-yaarRR:




still needs either a breathable cap like them mocal ones or some sort of vent and a -10 fitting for the rocker breather...

looks rather huge now its all put together so may cut the sucker down on the bandsaw and shink it down a bit...


inlet manifold i started ****ING ages ago???



well it now looks like this:








motorsport kitteh checked the tracts and declared they need some flappy wheel action but where otherwise OK.



as luck would have it the inlet fitted.....



my fears were correct!! the catchtank was too big but it was easily solved.....

1 oversized tank + 1 circular saw + 1 dangerous bastard =........




and by golly the bitch now fits!!




also there has been some vicious rumours (not from this site) that the welds were only smoothed off because they were a bit ropey... now.. i wont lie.. i`m not th egreatest ally welder BUT in this instance i just felt a smooth look would be better...

so..

in a big F**K YOU polaroid moment i took a pic of the beads on the new cut down revision..





thats about it for now.... thanks for the kind words...
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:37 PM
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Hi! This is without question THE most spectacular 106 rebuild I ever came across (and I am on like 8 Pug forums) Excellent!!!

haha many thanks... my mate BIC has a much much much bigger budget and is building a very nice wide arch example.. if you haven`t seen it i can give you details of his blog...
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