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philg

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #15 on: 15:25, Wed 05 October 2011 »
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Phil, looking good matey get that T28 slapped on there and enjoy the difference.

TBH james i quite like it now for it being just the little t2 it pulls to 100mph nice and smooth, i do have that other turbo Garrett t25 with the larger rear sat in the garage remember. Maybe a change next year, how does garys feel now with the t28?

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #16 on: 15:33, Wed 05 October 2011 »
Then i got the car back from paint and the fun started putting it back together.






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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #17 on: 15:35, Wed 05 October 2011 »
I then had the rear calipers, subframe, antiroll bar, wishbones etc shot blasted and repainted.


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« Reply #18 on: 15:37, Wed 05 October 2011 »
I bought a full polly bush kit and fitted a new steering rack to as i was not happy with the old, it also got new ball joints and track rod ends.

Hubs were shot blasted and painted, then new bearings.

I got all a new front engine mount and the other two refurbed mounts from cgb.


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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #19 on: 15:46, Wed 05 October 2011 »
Engine in and then i started rebuliding the running gear.




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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #20 on: 15:49, Wed 05 October 2011 »
I also painted all four wheel arches with the underseal spray.


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« Reply #21 on: 15:53, Wed 05 October 2011 »
Roll cage was then fitted along with the dashboard.





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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #22 on: 15:57, Wed 05 October 2011 »
I then had some momo arrows 16" that came on the volvo and are the same fitment as the gt turbo, i could not decide weather to keep silver or go black like i wanted.




I went black and fitted some side details, car was really coming together at this point.


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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #23 on: 16:39, Wed 05 October 2011 »
F**K YEAH. This is what i want to do. I should stop messing with jap cars and get my arse into gear :D

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #24 on: 16:49, Wed 05 October 2011 »
this 5 is looking mint going to be looking even better once it all put back together  8)

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #25 on: 17:07, Wed 05 October 2011 »
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this 5 is looking mint going to be looking even better once it all put back together  8)


The car is finished, it has been on the road for over a year, just thought i would share the build process for those that are not on RTOC  :D

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #26 on: 19:19, Wed 05 October 2011 »
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Phil, looking good matey get that T28 slapped on there and enjoy the difference.

TBH james i quite like it now for it being just the little t2 it pulls to 100mph nice and smooth, i do have that other turbo Garrett t25 with the larger rear sat in the garage remember. Maybe a change next year, how does garys feel now with the t28?


 :lol:  I have no idea and neither does Gary, he is having a few engine probs at the mo

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #27 on: 19:23, Wed 05 October 2011 »
Nice ride mate! Well done for all the work  :wink:

Kinda similar set-up to mine..

I'm thinking of changing the turbo too, most probably going for a 200sx T25/T28 ball bearing. Spools pretty fast and very good top-end too.

Did you do any head work ? or cam ? read somewhere that the n/a cam works better then the turbo one..

& are you running standard management ? At the moment all I have is a modded standard ECU (richmod .. maybe you'd know what it is) but I was thinking saving up some money and plugging a fully programmable unit.

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #28 on: 08:13, Thu 06 October 2011 »
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Nice ride mate! Well done for all the work  :wink:

Kinda similar set-up to mine..

I'm thinking of changing the turbo too, most probably going for a 200sx T25/T28 ball bearing. Spools pretty fast and very good top-end too.

Did you do any head work ? or cam ? read somewhere that the n/a cam works better then the turbo one..

& are you running standard management ? At the moment all I have is a modded standard ECU (richmod .. maybe you'd know what it is) but I was thinking saving up some money and plugging a fully programmable unit.

As above head and camshaft done.

Im on the standard management with the scoff mod :) I dont think many people have gone standalone, i think haz did then pulled it all back out again.

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Re: My J plate white restoration B18FT
« Reply #29 on: 08:28, Thu 06 October 2011 »
I had the windscreen fitted from the campus as it was brand new, i bought new front bumper strips and side skirt rubber strips. My rear bumper strip was good so i re-used.

Everything that went back on the car was cleaned and moving parts were oiled or copper greased.

The car had full new petrol lines and a walbro pump fitted.

Full new brake lines and goodridge hoses fitted.