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robx1r

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arctic white gt
« on: 23:46, Thu 21 July 2011 »
thought i'd share my experiences with you all

its a 1991 gt so the last of them made! i have a uk plate here on the original bumper too!
when i got it, it looked like someone had driven through halfords with glue on the car!



first port of call was to get rid of the tacky stuff





next was to start on the dodgy wiring







finally got it to this.




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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #1 on: 09:56, Fri 22 July 2011 »
That looks a hell of a lot better already lad...  
You going to change much else on the outside?
Them wheels look pretty good on it..

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #2 on: 16:30, Fri 22 July 2011 »
I did all my wiring the the other weekend (my carpet is currently out).

Car is looking nice. I quite like the white ones.  8)

robx1r

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #3 on: 16:43, Fri 22 July 2011 »
what side does the headlight harness go through the bulk head?
there is power at the relay but not at the lights so its somewhere between them

there isnt a single part of the original loom that wasnt butcherd! but now the rear of the car is perfect!

i'm thinking of loosing the intercooler in the bay to help spool times a bit.

i have an oil leak somewhere from the de gasser i think? can i get rid of it and fit a catch tank?

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #4 on: 03:40, Sat 23 July 2011 »
looking good mate !!!!!  8)

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #5 on: 09:44, Sat 23 July 2011 »
looks good

but why 3 dump valves? and why 2 intercoolers? i'd remove all the dump valves and the engine bay intercooler as they are really not needed

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #6 on: 10:41, Sat 23 July 2011 »
nice car mate  :wink:

tho I have to agree with fordy ... if it was mine i'd get rid of the extra dumpvalves and the engine bay intercooler

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #7 on: 11:56, Sat 23 July 2011 »
no idea why they are there but they will be hitting the road again

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #8 on: 18:43, Fri 19 August 2011 »
just a few pic from today of some of the wiring!







My god the mess of the wiring is boggling.:mad)  i've spent since friday pulling useless dead end cabling (most of it speaker cable being used to power all maner of devices) i'm getting there though! :D

today mackey came down with a grinder so i could finish fitting the shortshifter and we tightend up the linkage in general,
so no more guessing as to what gear its in!:happy)

also found out my timex water gauge is a little shagged! within 4 minutes of the car running it was up to 140 degrees(wtf:

the splitters came off it eventually so i thought i would take another picture for ye! the mirrors will be coming off it at some stage too for the standard items.



@baz82 yeah westward are going to give it a run to check it but that will have to wait till after the DOE

Tomorrow i shall make a start on wiring up the radio and properly wire up the gauges and try to figure out where the goon cut the feed for the dipped headlights (and used that feed for the gauges)

nice and neat now. just the radio, central locking and leccy window there now!



random pictures!





i dont want to guess but if it has the spec i was told (i doubt it) it could be anywhere between 180 - 250 bhp.

today i decide to take the intercooler out of the engine bay. i thought i would need some pipework made up but i had all i needed there (i just had to cut a bit off the pipe work.





well here is the end result



shot of the tubby what does the ar stamped on it mean



my oil cap has decided it wants to leak!



and the interior a little cleaner looking i might try and dye the seats back red as there is a bit of sun damage


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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #9 on: 21:04, Fri 19 August 2011 »
AR tells you a little about the size of the housing.

Typical values are 35 , 42 , 65 , 86 but others are about

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #10 on: 21:30, Fri 19 August 2011 »
Looks like AR42, T28 !!!

robx1r

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #11 on: 21:32, Fri 19 August 2011 »
thats what it is :) t28r i'm toying with building an engine and go for a t28 sized vnt

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #12 on: 21:39, Fri 19 August 2011 »
Looking good mate. If you need to find a home ofr that spare intercooler I might hav ahole it will fit in perfectly  :D  Took my standard one out today and found its almost blown apart!

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #13 on: 21:50, Fri 19 August 2011 »
pm me an offer mate i've the rear gt tuning brace as well.

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Re: arctic white gt
« Reply #14 on: 21:57, Fri 19 August 2011 »
Err, I have a knackered head and carb I can swap :lol:  I have no idea what your cooler is worth :?: