420 GSI Sport Project

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Vulgalour » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:42 pm

Just put some rubbish tyres on it, you'll have all the understeery fun you could ever want without the expense of a turbo. :tt2

Wouldn't it be easier to find an already turbo'd R8 variant and use that? They're probably more common than what you've got in this 420.

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Johnny 216GSi » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:40 am

The engine is completely different for a start. Looks the same on the outside, that's about it. A Turbo conversion will destroy the engine you have in it - it's just a matter of when.
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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:58 am

I'm assuming the turbo'd cars have low compression pistons? I'm not going to change this car, I know it's a special beast. It's booked in for some paint next week.

I have a stuck hydraulic tappet that won't go away, so that's next on the list too. Sounds too clattery for my liking.

Hopefully one day it'll get on the stand at one of the shows you guys put on!

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby GTiJohn » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:56 pm

Lukeyboy46 wrote:Hopefully one day it'll get on the stand at one of the shows you guys put on!


Hope so too :D
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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:56 am

Well, i go every year so if you want it there just let me know!

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby ROVER-25X » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:08 pm

dist was well Triggerd *laughs*. :laughing2
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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:01 pm

So the car has just missed out on the PoL show, which I'm pretty gutted about, it looked great!

Its due to come out of the paint shop Tuesday.

On a side note, I've bought some lowering springs to try. I'm not slamming it, I just want it to look a little more aggressive like this -

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They are -30mm springs, will see how I get on.

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Lukeyboy46 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:32 pm

Just in case anyone is interested, cars going well, gave it a clean today, it's a nightmare keeping white cars clean...

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby 1234dist » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:08 pm

:laughing2 that's why it takes mr swan a month to get ready for pol

always looks the cleanest though when you do wash them.

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Vulgalour » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:46 pm

Red cars are loads better for hiding dirt. You can't beat a clean white 90s car though, they just look ace.

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby crepello » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:04 am

Vulgalour wrote:Red cars are loads better for hiding dirt. You can't beat a clean white 90s car though, they just look ace.

You got the best of both worlds then!

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Re: 420 GSI Sport Project

Postby Vulgalour » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:23 pm

Except I painted the rust and dirt prone bits white, so I'm doing it wrong.


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