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won the coupe on ebay. Plans are to put my metro turbo engine in until the bodywork is complete on my metro then will hopefully be fitting my spare 993cc turbo engine from a charade GTti.

metro engine has a gt20 turbo, LSD, straight cut drops and gears etc

Got most of the electrics working now. Need to modify engine cover, subframe and spaceframe for the metro engine to fit

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Want to have it ready to take on the drag strip in july/august :roll:


Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:54 pm
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About 6 weeks to go to avon park! would be good to see you there

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Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:57 am
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About 6 weeks to go to avon park! would be good to see you there

Neil



That is the date i am aiming for!


Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:28 am
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Oooo looking forward to this.


What times you looking for :?: :wink:

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Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:40 pm
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would like to be faster than 14.8 because that is the quickest i have done in my charade gtti, although would really like to be in the high 13's


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mayoturbo wrote:
would like to be faster than 14.8 because that is the quickest i have done in my charade gtti, although would really like to be in the high 13's


150 Hp and a clean run should see you in that area with a bit of practice low 14s should be achievable certainly.

We will find out in July :wink:

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Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:21 pm
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Car wont be ready for avon now so aiming to have it done for mini in the park instead. Few bits I still need to sort like the megajolt and starter motor/alternator wiring.


Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:55 pm
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Had it running tonight :twisted:


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IT LIVES :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Well done chap :D

Moving in the right direction :wink:

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Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:50 pm
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Hope to see your car at avon this weekend. I shall be in my charade GTti


Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:37 pm
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The Cox is done BUT....... I have to use someone else to trailer it there, drop it off then return in the evening to collect it.

The weather looks to have a window of about 1 to 2 hrs of running after scrutineering opens, so I'm thinking of waiting till Mitp as well. I'll still go tomorrow but on foot check out what everyone else is up to. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:50 pm
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Well avon was wet yesterday.

Can't select reverse in the gtm. I think it may be where/how the reverse switch is fitted. It is on a metro linkage and the switch is mounted on the other side to original position in a hole which is factory made but it is not 180degrees round from original. The bottom plate has been swapped round so the gate is not the problem!


Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:25 am
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heres the gearbox before I bolted it back to the engine


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mayoturbo wrote:
Well avon was wet yesterday.

Can't select reverse in the gtm. I think it may be where/how the reverse switch is fitted. It is on a metro linkage and the switch is mounted on the other side to original position in a hole which is factory made but it is not 180degrees round from original. The bottom plate has been swapped round so the gate is not the problem!


You did swap the gearstick locating pin and rotate the gearstick 180 degrees - didn't you?

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Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:32 am
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minitici wrote:
mayoturbo wrote:
Well avon was wet yesterday.

Can't select reverse in the gtm. I think it may be where/how the reverse switch is fitted. It is on a metro linkage and the switch is mounted on the other side to original position in a hole which is factory made but it is not 180degrees round from original. The bottom plate has been swapped round so the gate is not the problem!


You did swap the gearstick locating pin and rotate the gearstick 180 degrees - didn't you?



Yes it was done before I had it. I checked it. Think the problem is I need to shorten part of the linkage, the gearstick does not rest in the center its too far back


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