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Title: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r 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!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/2011-07-02173339.jpg)

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

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7150046.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7180015.jpg)

next was to start on the dodgy wiring

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7160006.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7160004.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7160002.jpg)

finally got it to this.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7210016-1.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/2011-07-02173520.jpg)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: H150GTT 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..
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: Ash-Lee 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)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r 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?
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: bazr5gtt on 03:40, Sat 23 July 2011
looking good mate !!!!!  8)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: fordy 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
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: davidbuttigieg 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
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 11:56, Sat 23 July 2011
no idea why they are there but they will be hitting the road again
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 18:43, Fri 19 August 2011
just a few pic from today of some of the wiring!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7160002.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7160004.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7160005.jpg)

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.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7180015.jpg)

@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!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7210016-1.jpg)

random pictures!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7230018.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P7230023.jpg)

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.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8170036.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8180038.jpg)

well here is the end result

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8190040.jpg)

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

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8190042.jpg)

my oil cap has decided it wants to leak!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8190041.jpg)

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

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8190039.jpg)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: andybond 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
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: DeanGT5 on 21:30, Fri 19 August 2011
Looks like AR42, T28 !!!
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r 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
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: denty225 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!
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 21:50, Fri 19 August 2011
pm me an offer mate i've the rear gt tuning brace as well.
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: denty225 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 :?:
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: gt alan on 20:06, Sat 20 August 2011
car looks very well lad

great to see another Irish one on the roads  :D
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 20:49, Sat 20 August 2011
i'll be at heatwave tomorrow if your coming down!

what has the head nackerd denty
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:20, Sat 20 August 2011
If you find something that works on your seats let me know, i also have red seats with sun damage.  :(
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: denty225 on 11:51, Sun 21 August 2011
Quote from: "robx1r"
i'll be at heatwave tomorrow if your coming down!

what has the head nackerd denty

Only 3 out of 4 plug threads were stripped, so not that bad :lol: All ok now though.
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 22:22, Fri 02 September 2011
i had to change a drive shaft today so loads of piccies
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020047.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020048.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020049.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020049.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020050.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020045.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9020046.jpg)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: denty225 on 22:30, Fri 02 September 2011
Tut tut. Working with the car on a jack :roll: Get some stands for gawds sake!
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 22:36, Fri 02 September 2011
2 stands on the jacking points and the jack on the subframe for extra support
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: DeanGT5 on 22:39, Fri 02 September 2011
I normally put stands underneath and leave a bit of tension in the jacks!! you never know if the floor going to give way  :lol:

My drive shaft had a split gator, I thought I had an oil leak from above. Re-sealed everything before noticing a small hole in the gator  :x
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 02:36, Thu 22 September 2011
well i decided to hunt for this elusive oil leak. so far i have replace the oil cap!

and at japfest when i was checking my oil i noticed that where the valve cover is bolted down was bubbling oil!

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9150001.jpg)

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9150003.jpg)

so i've cleaned the nuts down and and put a ring of silicon sealer around the base of the nut and i'm leaving them to dry before i put them back on. i didnt have any o rings in that size so i improvised.

also i emptied my catch can there was a bit of brown water in it and this was on the intake side of it

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9150004-1.jpg)

and i read somewhere about checking the serial number of a turbo to identify it?

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9150005-1.jpg)

well fitted some heatwrap and re ran a few cables to try tidy it up a bit.
i also took off the heatsheild as it wa poorly mounted and was vibrating against the block which was increadably annoying.

(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9200011.jpg)

Before
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P8190040.jpg)

After
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r71/Robx1r/P9200014.jpg)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:59, Thu 22 September 2011
My catch tank is similar.

Oily vapours mixed with condensation etc makes that brownish sludge. Nothing to worry about.

If you had that colour on your dipstick though, then it's time to worry.  :D
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: H150GTT on 08:51, Thu 22 September 2011
Alrite lad
Was just scanning through your pics and noticed that you have blocked off the sump breather.
You could tee this into your breather pipework from the rocker cover to the catch tank and it would keep the sump from pressurizing.. It would help stop oil leaks around the sump too..
You maybe have already done this..  :wink:
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 17:25, Thu 22 September 2011
I realise the previous owner might of made a bit of a mess of the electrics but it does seem that the car was good buy on the whole. It does look the business in White and seems to have come with a lot of shiny bits that must of cost a fair few quid.

I don't know what you paid for it but I would be happy if I had got hold of this little beauty. I prefer the original bumper too but the one you have is still a peach and looks the part with or without the splitter things :D
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 14:37, Tue 27 September 2011
Keep looking at this car really like it 8)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 20:23, Tue 27 September 2011
cheers mate it might not be white for too much longer
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 14:57, Wed 28 September 2011
Quote from: "robx1r"
cheers mate it might not be white for too much longer

Really, what did you have in mind?

It does look good in white you have to admit. 8)
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 15:11, Wed 28 September 2011
i'm debating making cf arches with a bit of an extension a bonnet and maybe just maybe a bumper and grille
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 15:14, Wed 28 September 2011
Quote from: "robx1r"
i'm debating making cf arches with a bit of an extension a bonnet and maybe just maybe a bumper and grille

Sorry mate I don't know what that means :?

So you are keeping it white?
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: robx1r on 15:45, Wed 28 September 2011
sorry carbon fibre, the black gold
Title: Re: arctic white gt
Post by: cosmicrayturbo on 09:58, Fri 30 September 2011
Sounds like a cunning plan 8)