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Offline FD3UK

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« on: October 23, 2006, 12:51:06 PM »
Bought red Cosmo cheap of EBay with the intention of using it for spares on my silver Cosmo and using the engine in another project.

When I picked up I decided it was far to good and the Cosmo became my project car. Have been busy reducing weight inside and under the bonnet. Going to keep it fully stripped running HKS T51 KAI, Microtech LT-12S, PWR charge cooler and manual gearbox conversion.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006, 12:53:18 PM »
Manifold was for an FD so have made up an extra flange. Need to get some elbows and get extra branch welded in.

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 12:54:56 PM »
great project, you have kept that quiet,  seems like you are half way there!

when you say cheap , do you mind me asking how cheap?
400 BHP - 650 KG\'s = 616 BHP Per Ton of Rotary Power

That\'s the way to do it! :Thumbsup!


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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2006, 12:57:10 PM »
I gave £2900 for it. To buy an engine on its own will cost approx £2500

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2006, 01:29:18 PM »
wow im jealous of your 3 car garage!!!
"Piston Killa" 3rd Gen\'94 \'Oldone Racing Full Bridge Ported REW 13b engine with SCR seals\'. HKS T51 KAI turbo BBM mapped Motec ECU

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2006, 07:48:06 PM »
Hi Kev,

The car looks really good condition:Thumbs-up

You don\'t hang about do you! Reminds me I must call you later this week...

Are you rebuilding the engine at all? And are you tackling the manual conversion yourself?

Rich
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2006, 07:55:27 PM »
Kev... I only live up the road.. you\'ve been keeping all this quiet mate!!! :p

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2006, 07:58:14 PM »
He\'s not been keeping it that quiet, or if you look at his sig.
Kevin
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2006, 08:00:05 PM »
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He\'s not been keeping it that quiet, or if you look at his sig.
Kevin


I really noticed the change in sig yesterday.. the burnout fd bit is what surprised me!!

(you obviously keep an eye on his sig as you\'ve got cosmo envy!! :p ;) j/k)

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006, 08:12:41 PM »
Quote from: robedwards99
I really noticed the change in sig yesterday.. the burnout fd bit is what surprised me!!
 
(you obviously keep an eye on his sig as you\'ve got cosmo envy!! :p ;) j/k)
No cosmo envy here mate as he\'s only doing what i\'ve already done but with a bigger blower on mine. Just that i\'ve left all the creature comforts in mine.
The project Cosmo has been in Kevs sig for months now, just a bit more detailed now.:Thumbs-up  Us Cosmo owners will be out numbering the gen ones at meets soon!
Kevin
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2006, 08:30:02 PM »
Another one! That must be about 4 rotories you have now. Gready so and so.
Think you should give the Burnout kitted one to me to even it all up a bit ;):p

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2006, 07:04:15 AM »
Project Cosmo has been in my sig for a few months. Been gathering parts during the summer, so thought I would post an early progress report.

Rob - I bought Mark Harris\'s car, I was missing the fun of FD ownership. Plus I needed a home for my half bridge that is sat on my bench.

Adam - Not so much greedy more like an obsesion. Just a thought when you get another FD are you going to change your sign on to "gota7" :)
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2006, 07:37:01 AM »
Quote from: FD3UK
Not so much greedy more like an obsesion.


Mate, I sure know how you feel...............:2Confused

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2007, 05:51:33 PM »
Going to get on with this now that the winter is here.

Still mostly removing things.

Plenty of room here...





Not much left in here...



Just some of the wiring in a Cosmo...




The inspiration, love the minimalist look...

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2007, 06:35:12 PM »
Ok so how many are there?

I just bought one - Kev has two - FD3UK has two

any more....................................

John
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