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DamoC
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   8th Sep 09 at 19:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my astra gsi ph1 C20LET

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i have decided to make a project thread on my astra , i got the car about 3 months ago from lescester off somebody off here , it had bean off the road for about 2 years , i taxd and motd it and put it on the road but a week later the oil pump went so engine has had to come out , i have now taken the engine out and stripped it down and givin the engine to john boy to rebuild it for me with steel rods and arps ,commetec head gasget, new shells , new waterpump and cambelt kit , 8 valve sump gasget , arp head studs ,new piston rings ,theres proberley more but i cant rember , i also have had the block rehonde and skimd and had the head skimd , the car has got a new stainless steel 3 inch exhaust system with de cat, cav turbo wheels , cav turbo breaks , 160mph clocks and cav turbo steering wheel , i have also just brought a phase 3.5 ecu with a 5 stage power controller ,

sorry about the bad spelling,
i will get some pics up asap




[Edited on 08-09-2009 by DamoC]

[Edited on 01-10-2009 by DamoC]
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Timmy, sort the pics out mate
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got my new manifold tonight
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Nic Barnes
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whats the take off pipe on the manifold for?
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i dunno !lol ? i will just block it off
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That'll look brilliant when it's fixed up, turbo wheels are cool as fuck on these. Were the arches being rust repaired?
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yea the arches have been cut out and new ones welded in
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manifold is now for sale as i have just brought turbo gavs old set up
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timmy. project is coming along nicely now i take it?
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quote:
Originally posted by lwigmore
timmy. project is coming along nicely now i take it?


yes mate , engine should be done in a week , just need to get bigger intercooler and boost pipes and some vxr injectors and a few more bits ,
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turbo gav is a hero of mine
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quote:
Originally posted by DamoC
quote:
Originally posted by lwigmore
timmy. project is coming along nicely now i take it?


yes mate , engine should be done in a week , just need to get bigger intercooler and boost pipes and some vxr injectors and a few more bits ,


good man, you'll have to come and show me this beast once its on the road and running
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
turbo gav is a hero of mine


he is a ledgend and is also a bit crazy with his cars
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quote:
Originally posted by lwigmore
quote:
Originally posted by DamoC
quote:
Originally posted by lwigmore
timmy. project is coming along nicely now i take it?


yes mate , engine should be done in a week , just need to get bigger intercooler and boost pipes and some vxr injectors and a few more bits ,


good man, you'll have to come and show me this beast once its on the road and running



will do mate , it will be a couple of weeks yet
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quote:
Originally posted by DamoC
quote:
Originally posted by lwigmore
quote:
Originally posted by DamoC
quote:
Originally posted by lwigmore
timmy. project is coming along nicely now i take it?


yes mate , engine should be done in a week , just need to get bigger intercooler and boost pipes and some vxr injectors and a few more bits ,


good man, you'll have to come and show me this beast once its on the road and running



will do mate , it will be a couple of weeks yet


Good man
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quote:
Originally posted by DamoC



how much did that set you back?
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Dont mess with CYBERRAM!


...Ram air induction.

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hahaha quality
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bit of a up date , 2 small cracks have been found in the head so i have got a xe head and the xe cams will be getin used aswell
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why not get the head welded insted of having to bin something that can be repaired?
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i was going to get hellied but not worth the hassel , it cost me 70 quid for another head , and the cams will add about another 20 bhp , so its worth it
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one very clean block thanks to jhon boy

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