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Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 03:44:28 PM
thought i would start my thread again here rather than in the members section so oither can look at it who are not full members.
 
To start off a few people may have seen that i was originally going for a 13b PP, however things have changed dramatically. for the good that is:Thumbs-up
 
After speaking to Carl a month or so back and asking how the throttle bodies and custom inlet manifold was coming along that were going to go on the PP engine. Carls response was that he needed to see me as he had something to show me, with regards to the throtle bodies.
 
I arranged to go see and h showed me a custom side intake manifold that looks brilliant, with showing me this he said "instead of N/A what would would you think to a Bridge port turbo?2
 
I thought about this for a minute, as i was currently in the process of putting together the bits for a single in my FD.
 
So i quickly changed my mind, all turbo bits that i have aquired are now going in the rx4 and the FD is staying as it is, and if the rx4 puts a bigger smile on my face than the FD does then the FD will have to go as i cant have 2 fast rotaries.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 03:54:31 PM
trying to attach photos but it wont let me do? can some explain how to do this and i will get photos up of the car
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: TiddlesRX7 on November 07, 2010, 04:56:56 PM
Well I normally upload them to photobucket (or which ever photo sharing website you want) and then use the image code from there to post into the thread on here. I find it easier than uploading straight onto here as its quite a small upload size on here.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 05:03:17 PM
ok cheers, just trying to mess around with them now, moving them to different files on my laptop etc, im sure i will get some pictures on by the end of the night
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 05:30:48 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4213.jpg)
 
a few pictures of the car in primer
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4212.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4210.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4209.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4208.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 05:36:24 PM
so as you can see the car has been completely shelled. and was blasted back to bare metal to remove any bits of car lepracy.
 
it took quite a long time to get the car to this stage but is not like this anymore, the car took nearly as long to do as it has taken me to learn how to upload photos.
 
just going to upload some more now.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: steve garbutt on November 07, 2010, 05:50:52 PM
Fantastic progress there Grant :Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 06:02:50 PM
Quote from: steve garbutt;725470
Fantastic progress there Grant :Thumbs-up

You havent seen nothing yet!! just uploading to photobucket now and will get the rest up here asap.
The diff is now all together after spending all day yesterday trying to figure out what the hell i was doing!!
 
the diff is a combinaton of 4 cars, RX4 housing, RX4 half shafts (apperently indestructable 28 splines, only found in the  13b version of the rx4) rx7 FB diff carrier, torsen2 lsd from, something even Duane(an ossie who knows lots about mazda diffs) doesnt know what it omes out of as his japanese suppliers wont tell him. And last but not least the ring and pinion from aKIA SPORTAGE! YES YOU READ IT CORRECTLY A KIA! Giving me a silly diff ratio, i can get different ratios for the diff, from 3.9-5.1!!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 06:56:40 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4230.jpg)engine bay before top coat lacuer
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4221.jpg)
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4224.jpg)
 
outside of car before final coat
 
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4229.jpg)
 
car after top coat and also during flatting off of any imperfections caused by stupid flies landing on the car due to being attracted to the smell of the paint!!!!!
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4230.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4231.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 06:58:18 PM
as you can see now the car is probably 80% finished, i say this amount because putting things like interior and drivtrain do not take anywhere near as long as prep and paint on a car
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 07, 2010, 07:03:17 PM
dont know if i can continue looking im soooo jealous, i want one so bad, nice job your doing and keep us updated as much as possible:Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:05:49 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4234.jpg)Now for some interesting stuff that i have been collecting slowly as and when i have the money for the stuff.
 
first up is the rear end, it is not finished yet as it has some holes to be drilled in the carrier to hold it in place, a disk brake conversion/upgrade, it is also to be pantedand have the leef springs put onto it along with some lowering blocks, thinking on the lines of 40mm.
 
Basically the rear end consists of RX4 outer casing, Rx4 half shafts, rx7 FB diff carrier, Torsen2 LSD (aquired from a very helpful person in australia, who imports these diff to oz from japan) and a kia sportage ring and pinion. i have a choice of different ratios from 3.9 to 5.1 so i can find out which works best for me and the car.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:07:08 PM
this fuel pump will feed fuel from the fuel tank to a 2 litre swirl pot.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4236.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:07:55 PM
slighly better picture
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4237.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:09:56 PM
this is the swirl pot i have
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4243.jpg)
 
as you can see i have more than enough inlet/outlets for fuel delivery
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:11:11 PM
i nhave a bosch 044 fuel pump to deliver fuel from the swirl pot to the fpr
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4242.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:12:44 PM
this little thing will allow me to control how much force is applied to the rear brake so i dont lock up the rears when i dont need to
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4247.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:14:35 PM
single turbo exhaust manifold, only modification to make on this is to the wastegate pipe as the end flange is not big enough as i will be getting a Tial 600mm wastegate
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4250.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:16:27 PM
a little something all people that want to know how their engine works etc, should have
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4252.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:17:58 PM
to go with the datalogger, an innovate afr meter and all the gubbings to go with it
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4254.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:19:58 PM
fpr and gauge
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4238.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4240.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:22:00 PM
intercooler, dimensions 600x300x100
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4255.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:23:29 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4257.jpg)
 
as you can see 4" thick cooler, should keep temps down nice and low
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:28:17 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4259.jpg)
 
another shot of the intercooler, and in the right corner is an exedy cf clutch which i have tken out of my FD because i have totalled the cf plate, replacement for this part £900 quid from exedy so it will have to do as a nice ornament for now. It wouldnt be going in the rx4 anyway as it is just not good enough, for this department i have invested in an hks twin plate drag clutch, rated by hks at 1500hp so more than good enough for the rx4.
(Many thanks to steve for the clutch by the way, has really helped me out by selling me that clutch)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 07:33:54 PM
that is all i have for now but will keeping throwing the pictures up for everyone even if no one is interested, i welcome all advice on if you think i have missed something out that i need for the car or on things i have overkilled it on.
 
this car is going to be brilliant when it is done, even though it is big headed of me to say it, but a lot of time and effort has been put into this car and will have even more in the near future.
 
i will also say that i now well and truly belong to the school of old and hope to show the new schoolers a few lessons or two with this car. :3gears-lh.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 07, 2010, 08:07:35 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;725490
dont know if i can continue looking im soooo jealous, i want one so bad, nice job your doing and keep us updated as much as possible:Thumbs-up
No need to be jealous, i am going to try share my car with everyone, in the build and where ever i take the car too.
this car will not be for just looking at, it will be getting as much stick as i can give it so long as i can afford to put petrol in it
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Rivalrx on November 07, 2010, 08:10:19 PM
This is going to be sweet! Good to see another rx4 out there getting the treatment it deserves:Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RamoNZ on November 07, 2010, 09:40:32 PM
Wicked - a full house RX4!!

We can all show the \'new schoolers\' how its done :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: TiddlesRX7 on November 07, 2010, 09:53:35 PM
Yeah this is gonna be awesome. I want one, but im never gonna be able to afford one :(
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on November 07, 2010, 10:12:12 PM
looking forward to seeing this rolling, old skool with proper turbo rotary power braaaaap
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on November 07, 2010, 10:40:39 PM
Awesome, looking very nice project indeed :D

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on November 08, 2010, 03:02:15 PM
Hello number two son, just to remind you that you forgot to mention the really important bit for the RX4 that money can\'t buy. That would be me!!!!!:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle(Thanks Dad for grovelling in the .... and burning yourself, grinding yourself, cutting yourself, getting arc eye-several times- and all the other things that wonderful Dads like me do):Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 08, 2010, 06:29:27 PM
Quote from: Bob Monkhouse;725703
Hello number two son, just to remind you that you forgot to mention the really important bit for the RX4 that money can\'t buy. That would be me!!!!!:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle(Thanks Dad for grovelling in the .... and burning yourself, grinding yourself, cutting yourself, getting arc eye-several times- and all the other things that wonderful Dads like me do):Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle


ha ha

owned

keep up the good work dad:evillaugh
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on November 08, 2010, 08:13:01 PM
I forgot to mention setting myself on fire, now that was funny:Hammer, I have the photo of my shoe in flames somewhere, I\'ll get Grant to put it up. I\'ve only got the Trans Am, my Mustang and Garys FD to build after the RX4, whatever going to do with myself after that(assuming I live that long)!!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 06:37:06 PM
Yes thankyou dad:D.
 
Dont forget to mention that i spend 90% of my weekends on this car, especially on the prep involved for the paint, time consuming and laborious, to get it right for that expensive mazda RX8 paint that it has been sprayed in.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
I havent mentioned the turbo i am going to be using yet so i will say it now. A Garrett GT4088, i was looking at and have been seriously debating the 4094R which is the ball bearring version, but i cant justify how much they are!!
 
And also i think the money i have saved on the turbo can go towards a good set of Drag racing tires, of which i need some help with on who, what and where to get some. They are not needed right now but it will be good to know what i need to be looking at, so if any body has some recomendations then feel free to post up on the thread.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 06:46:09 PM
If anybody is wondering about what BHP im looking to achieve then the answer to that is, if it is faster, and scares me like the rx7 did then i will be happy, and also if it goes brap brap brap just sat there i will have a grin on my face from ear to ear all the time!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 06:53:02 PM
Quote from: TiddlesRX7;725585
Yeah this is gonna be awesome. I want one, but im never gonna be able to afford one :(
To be fair i dont think being able to afford one of these machines, its more of a case of if you can FIND one, as there wasnt a huge amount ever brought to this country,and from as i gather from speaking to the man that actually first owned the car, mine is a uk model and not an import! So that is a uk RX4 i have and a uk RX7! how lucky am i?!
 
I was very lucky to purchase this car as i was originally looking at rx3s on youtube and really wanted one but then i saw Clives car on here and then saw the one that i have now i just had to have it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: clive on November 09, 2010, 07:00:28 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;725889

I was very lucky to purchase this car as i was originally looking at rx3s on youtube and really wanted one but then i saw Clives car on here and then saw the one that i have now i just had to have it.


Excellent, another one poisoned along the way :D:D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 07:12:45 PM
so here is the picture of when my dad set his slipper on fire from welding my car. I think before he started welding he had spilt som thinners onto his foot, common sens would dictate to GO PUT SOME BOOTS ON! but not my dad, he got the welder out and started, after thinking to himself what the hell is that burning smell?? and why is mt foot really hot, the 2 thoughts came together, shiv my foot is on fire!!!!!! run to outside tap to put it out, but take picture before hand as it is funny! :rollin:rollin:rollin:rollin:rollin
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/morephotos4709130.jpg
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 07:16:25 PM
Here are a few pictures of the car before we stripped it,
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/myphonepics24409171.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/myphonepics24409170.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/myphonepics24409168.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/myphonepics24409167.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/myphonepics24409172.jpg
Engine picture, oh how this will change!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 07:22:54 PM
As you can see on the photos the car only has one wing mirror? I think if i can get away with i will not bother putting any on at all, but we will have to see what it looks like on some wheels without one
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on November 09, 2010, 07:47:17 PM
You need two rear view mirrors, not sure the regs say where they have to be though ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 07:59:34 PM
Well what i was thinking is that you have to have them on the car only if they originally came with them? I think the one that came on mine was an optional extra! LOL
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 08:04:08 PM
Quote from: Brett;725903
You need two rear view mirrors, not sure the regs say where they have to be though ;)
What regs. do you mean as regards to the wing mirrors?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on November 09, 2010, 08:16:17 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;725891
so here is the picture of when my dad set his slipper on fire from welding my car. I think before he started welding he had spilt som thinners onto his foot, common sens would dictate to GO PUT SOME BOOTS ON! but not my dad, he got the welder out and started, after thinking to himself what the hell is that burning smell?? and why is mt foot really hot, the 2 thoughts came together, shiv my foot is on fire!!!!!! run to outside tap to put it out, but take picture before hand as it is funny! :rollin:rollin:rollin:rollin:rollin
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/morephotos4709130.jpg
I had to put my leg out first though as it was getting rather burnt:flamed,a good job I keep a bucket full of water for just this purpose,I\'m surprised the photo is in focus as I was laughing that much!!!!:Hammer
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on November 09, 2010, 08:23:42 PM
VOSA guidelines for MOTs... Take a look on their website :wave
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on November 10, 2010, 10:18:11 AM
Will do, thanks- though our MOT man sort of wouldn\'t bother with something as trivial as a mirror, he kind of ignores the emissions :godso a mirror is a very minor thing!!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 12, 2010, 12:06:25 PM
I have just read through Clives rx4 thread and have realised how important the selection of the wheels is going to be!

Now if we manage to fit the brakes on the front of the car that we have got then I am going to have to fit a minimum of 16" wheels. I will be looming for a set of wheels with as deep of a dish on the rear as I can fit, and possibly one inch smaller on the front. (width that is)

If any body wants to make some suggestion then they are mire than welcome to, im also not too sure if they will look better in a certain colour or polished?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on November 12, 2010, 02:39:54 PM
http://www.performancecar.co.nz/articles/1973-mazda-rx-4-no-turning-back-148#more-22916

http://www.modifiedcars.com/cars/3133/modified-mazda-rx-4-1973-pictures

http://ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=176740&start=0&sid=5b35f0a0ca8b2b048702aaba63c3251c

Starter for ten (googled rx4 alloy wheels)

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on November 12, 2010, 02:41:52 PM
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2582248/1974-mazda-rx-4-sydney-au

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Dualist on November 12, 2010, 07:40:38 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;726351
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2582248/1974-mazda-rx-4-sydney-au

Shaun

thats just wrong :Nono!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: captainbizzaro on November 12, 2010, 11:00:36 PM
Shame, get a 13B back in her she\'d be golden.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 14, 2010, 10:35:47 PM
That is a total sacrilege!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 14, 2010, 10:46:21 PM
Have done a little bit of work on the 4 this weekend, got the rear seats out from where they were being kept (in the back of the trans am with the cover blown off of it and getting soaked with rain!) gave then a clean and put them in the car and had a sit inside the car, old seats are really comfy!

Might strip the seats down and paint the metal bits as they look rather shabby!

There isn\'t a huge amount of head room in the car so anyone wanting to sit in the back that is taller than me is going to get a bad neck!

Also got the dashboard out to give it a clean up, now with the dash being older than me! It has seen better days, the dials, clocks and gauges are all fine but the vinyl dash in need of repair! A shame really as it would have been nice to leave it as it is, but I am going to have to repair it! With the repair it will still look rubbish so I am going to flat it off and get it flocked, like a lot of racing cars have done to stop the glare that comes off the dash, a bit different from stock but I think it will look really good!

I will get some pictures up of the dash and stuff in the next few days
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 26, 2010, 03:47:45 PM
Right i have been doing a little work on the car these last couple of days due to not being at work, We have been working on the rear axle by adding bottom links to stop the car getting axle tramp when i try do a burnt out or accelerat hard, here is a few pictures.
 
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4008.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4007.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4006.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4005.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4004.jpg
 
As you can see there is still a bit of work to do the axle, mainly a bit of filling on painting.
 
before people think that it has been my dad that has done this to the axle, it was me that has made the parts out of 3mm steel and my dad did the welding due to me not having any welding skills whatsoever! and then i ground down the rough bits to make it look a bit better ready for filling and painting
 
For people that dont know what axle tramp is, i will explain it as simply as i can,
tramping is when you accelerate the car and theand the axle tries to turn forwards and so causes the leef springs to twist, and when they reach a point where the leef spring will not twist any further it springs or jumps back causing the wheels to jump, the bottom links or top links/ antitramp bars hold the axle where it is and stop the leef springs twisting so that the power being delivered to the rear end goes throught the wheels rather than the springs allowing the wheels to break traction rather than breaking the leef sprigs/car.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 26, 2010, 04:01:15 PM
here are a few pictures of the brakes which will going on the car once i have had some bits redrilled to a five stud pattern and made some brackets to hold the calipers in there new places.
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4011.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4010.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4009.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4003.jpg
these are the calipers and disks from the rear of an FB which we salvaged from a scrapped FB Elford rx7. These are going on the rear of the rx4 as with potentially 4 times more power than standard thid car is going to need some decent brakes on it.
 
If your wondering why most of the bits are in red, it is an antirust paint so that things dont go back to dust whilst nstored at the end of the garden.
 
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4002.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4001.jpg
 
now here are the more important stoppers for the front, as the most keen eye will see these are calipers from an FD, hence why i will need 16" wheels minimum, which we will be mounting on tha front struts once we have modified them to be a little lower as a standard rx4 sits rather high at the front, "a bit like a boat in the water" is what clive described it as.
 
Hopefully we will squeeze these stoppers onto the car and to make sure i dont over break the rear end i have a brake bias controller to reduce the braking effort on the rear end.
 
I have forgotten to take pictures of the dash board, so i will do that tommorrow, as it will be good to show the before and after shots of the dash as i am going to be getting it flocked.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 26, 2010, 04:06:22 PM
I think i have forgotten to metion that the car is going to be running fuel injection rather than a carby turbo setup, far simpler in my view. I have got another apexi, which is currently on my brothers FD, which is going to be used on the rx4.
 
All i need now i think is a gear box which i have already found from kev(20B PP Cosmo) and my engine from Carl.
 
Obviously there will things like fuel line, brake line, silicone piping, oh and a radiator and some slim line fans, but i think santa might bring them.:Santa
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on November 26, 2010, 04:29:52 PM
Heres Daddy thinking the tramp Grants talking about was  his old dad and his flaming slippers!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 30, 2010, 02:30:03 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;729884
here are a few pictures of the brakes which will going on the car once i have had some bits redrilled to a five stud pattern and made some brackets to hold the calipers in there new places.
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4011.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4010.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4009.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4003.jpg
these are the calipers and disks from the rear of an FB which we salvaged from a scrapped FB Elford rx7. These are going on the rear of the rx4 as with potentially 4 times more power than standard thid car is going to need some decent brakes on it.
 
If your wondering why most of the bits are in red, it is an antirust paint so that things dont go back to dust whilst nstored at the end of the garden.
 
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4002.jpg
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/holidayandrx4001.jpg
 
now here are the more important stoppers for the front, as the most keen eye will see these are calipers from an FD, hence why i will need 16" wheels minimum, which we will be mounting on tha front struts once we have modified them to be a little lower as a standard rx4 sits rather high at the front, "a bit like a boat in the water" is what clive described it as.
 
Hopefully we will squeeze these stoppers onto the car and to make sure i dont over break the rear end i have a brake bias controller to reduce the braking effort on the rear end.
 
I have forgotten to take pictures of the dash board, so i will do that tommorrow, as it will be good to show the before and after shots of the dash as i am going to be getting it flocked.

Are you running S2 or S3 FB rear brakes? The S3 will give you vented.
 
The FD calipers should fit behind 15 inch wheels if you run the FC discs. It depends which discs you plan to run with them.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 30, 2010, 05:36:02 PM
Quote from: drtool;730569
Are you running S2 or S3 FB rear brakes? The S3 will give you vented.
 
i have got the calipers from an elford converted 1st gen so im not sure if they are s2 or s3? i will check tommorrow when i can see in the light as to if they are vented.
 
The FD calipers should fit behind 15 inch wheels if you run the FC discs. It depends which discs you plan to run with them.

if i can use fc disks then i will do that, concentrating on the rear at the moment. Getting it all together and hopefully into the car so we can get it on some wheels and be able to move it around better than on the trolley its on at the moment.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 30, 2010, 07:54:00 PM
S2 are 110 PCD and solid. S3 are 114.3 PCD and vented.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 01, 2010, 05:04:36 PM
Quote from: drtool;730629
S2 are 110 PCD and solid. S3 are 114.3 PCD and vented.
bonus they are vented!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on December 01, 2010, 05:54:48 PM
Quick heads up. MDA are offering a 20% discount on Dash Flocking if ordered before 8th Jan.

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 12at on December 05, 2010, 08:54:59 PM
should be something very different when done!!
 
Personally id get rid of the facet i have never seen them work well - if its going to be a full house engine with gt42 etc get something like a carter gold or black..
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 05, 2010, 11:05:02 PM
Quote from: 12at;731476
should be something very different when done!!
 
Personally id get rid of the facet i have never seen them work well - if its going to be a full house engine with gt42 etc get something like a carter gold or black..


Got to agree with you there. I was told that the facet would be ok. That turned out to be tosh.I was then told to use 2 of them side by side.Thing is you need one way valves on them to stop them pushing against each other as one will always be stronger than the other.We discovered that so running 2 was a load of tosh also. I now run carter pump with no issues(or tosh)
 Cheers
Brian
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 06, 2010, 09:23:59 AM
Quote from: shaunwil;730769
Quick heads up. MDA are offering a 20% discount on Dash Flocking if ordered before 8th Jan.

Shaun


Cheers Shaun I will give them a ring
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 06, 2010, 09:30:18 AM
Quote from: kiwimazda;731505
Got to agree with you there. I was told that the facet would be ok. That turned out to be tosh.I was then told to use 2 of them side by side.Thing is you need one way valves on them to stop them pushing against each other as one will always be stronger than the other.We discovered that so running 2 was a load of tosh also. I now run carter pump with no issues(or tosh)
 Cheers
Brian


Cheers for the advice kiwi and 12at, where do I get these carter golds/black from? Will one be good enough? As I am only using it as a pickup for the swirl pot?

I\'m going to be running a gt4088 which is coming in January. I have been told I could run a gt42 but they are really expensive and I need to learn how to drive the car with a reasonable turbo to start with and not one of those monsters :eek:
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 04:45:23 PM
i went and got this today to start working out how we are going to mount the FD disk and caliper onto the front struts
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/2ea2920c.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/90c37922.jpg)
now these are considerably bigger than the standard rx4 discs, so hopefully one of my dads friends who write programmes for cnc machines will be able to throw something together and get them cut out of a nice piece of ally.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 04:49:26 PM
get in finally figured out why the pictures werent coming up, just the direct link. simple solution but just me being an idiot and not trying hard enough!:rollin
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 08, 2010, 05:19:15 PM
I googled for my carter but Holley are good and I think Demon Tweeks do them now with the regulator
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 08, 2010, 06:10:33 PM
Are they FC or FD discs you went with?
 
Templates are available for the FC discs.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 06:31:25 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;731916
I googled for my carter but Holley are good and I think Demon Tweeks do them now with the regulator
cheers i will have a look in tmy demon tweeks catalogue which came last week, starnge really as i cant remember signing up for it?!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 06:37:03 PM
Quote from: drtool;731923
Are they FC or FD discs you went with?
 
Templates are available for the FC discs.

that is an fd disk as if we cant get them on the struts with a custom hub, then i can use on my car RX7 FD so i wont have wasted any money and have the trouble of selling some fc disks. but if we cant get the FD disks to fit then i will buy some FC disks and then have a look at getting them to fit.
 
wher are these templates available from the FC disks? as they cant be that much different? as they both use the same stud pattern? 114.4?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 06:42:28 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;731916
I googled for my carter but Holley are good and I think Demon Tweeks do them now with the regulator

is this
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Motorsport/Fuel_System/Fuel_Pumps/Holley_External_Electric_Fuel_Pump/1542/3311
the carter black you mean?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 08, 2010, 09:09:14 PM
Thats the holley and it will do the same job but I have also used these guys and they are good also
http://www.speedflowshop.co.uk/holley-fuel-pumps-and-regulators-151-c.asp
Brian

Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;731930
is this
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Motorsport/Fuel_System/Fuel_Pumps/Holley_External_Electric_Fuel_Pump/1542/3311
the carter black you mean?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 09:16:08 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;731960
Thats the holley and it will do the same job but I have also used these guys and they are good also
http://www.speedflowshop.co.uk/holley-fuel-pumps-and-regulators-151-c.asp
Brian
Brilliant, cheers. noticed on the deemontweaks site they do a red blue and black, different flow rates i think
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2010, 09:17:27 PM
heres the differences
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 08, 2010, 09:35:16 PM
The holley red is ok for a N/A engine I am told and the Carter black has the same flow rates ( + - ) a tiny smidgen not that you would notice
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 09, 2010, 02:31:23 PM
Quote from: drtool;731923
Are they FC or FD discs you went with?
 
Templates are available for the FC discs.
Where are these templates available from?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 09, 2010, 10:24:03 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;732031
Where are these templates available from?

I have some mounts for FC/FD calipers and FC rotors to RX2/3/4. They are off the car. I have the templates too.
 
They are available on another forum whose name isn\'t allowed to be mentioned here.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 10, 2010, 09:54:31 AM
Quote from: drtool;732111
I have some mounts for FC/FD calipers and FC rotors to RX2/3/4. They are off the car. I have the templates too.
 
They are available on another forum whose name isn\'t allowed to be mentioned here.


Email memthe site and I will have a look, grant.monkhouse@hotmail.co.uk I have drawn up some of my own brackets at the moment, I thought it would be hard but was quite easy once I started measuring and drawing. I am however going to be using rx7 fb front struts. So I have based my drawing around the measurements and fixing points to these struts but getting other things to use that people have already accurately made will be a massive help.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 10, 2010, 11:50:34 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;731928
that is an fd disk as if we cant get them on the struts with a custom hub, then i can use on my car RX7 FD so i wont have wasted any money and have the trouble of selling some fc disks. but if we cant get the FD disks to fit then i will buy some FC disks and then have a look at getting them to fit.
 
wher are these templates available from the FC disks? as they cant be that much different? as they both use the same stud pattern? 114.4?

They are different. Put a pair side by side and you will see what I\'m talking about.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 10, 2010, 11:55:36 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;732141
Email memthe site and I will have a look, grant.monkhouse@hotmail.co.uk (grant.monkhouse@hotmail.co.uk) I have drawn up some of my own brackets at the moment, I thought it would be hard but was quite easy once I started measuring and drawing. I am however going to be using rx7 fb front struts. So I have based my drawing around the measurements and fixing points to these struts but getting other things to use that people have already accurately made will be a massive help.

You won\'t have access to the website. Need to be a member.
 
If you run FC discs, you don\'t need to make up hubs. You modify your exisiting hubs.
 
Brackets look like this:
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Mazda%20RX2%20Red/2010_1009shandy0002.jpg)
 
But I dunno why you don\'t just buy the kit from RESpeed if you\'re gonna run FB struts.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 10, 2010, 06:40:37 PM
Quote from: drtool;732151
You won\'t have access to the website. Need to be a member.
 
If you run FC discs, you don\'t need to make up hubs. You modify your exisiting hubs.
 
Brackets look like this:
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Mazda%20RX2%20Red/2010_1009shandy0002.jpg)
 
But I dunno why you don\'t just buy the kit from RESpeed if you\'re gonna run FB struts.

If i buy everything then the car then i am not essentially building the car myself, although i am not too bothered about spending what ever amount it takes to rebuild the car to the standard i want i still have to think about how much money i spend on the thing because at the end of the day it will only be a toy, a very expensive toy, and if i spend $200 on those brackets and $200 dollars on the adjustable top mounts i am going to need from respeed aswell, due to the camber being throw out due to the 3" drop, add on shipping import duty and tax, might aswell call it £400 then im going to need some FC hubs and discs, £150?? then i will have to adapt the fc hubs as i want to run fd dics with the fd calipers
 
 (i know its not necessary but its always good to have something different rather than going the tried and tested route)
 
Another example of this is that of the choice of port on the engine, i could have gone for a huge street port and gained the same peak HP but i wanted a either a bridge or a PP from the start of this build as i wanted the car to go BRAP BRAP BRAP BRAP, obviously there are also gains with the bridge that i am having in that a bridge will help spool the turbo a little earlier and give me an increase in mid range power, but this wasnt the deciding factor for the port, the BRAP was:D:D:D.
 
I may not be successful in getting the hubs and brackets made myself and go the FC route anyway but with the FD caliper. BUT if i do i will show people that it can be done and will hopefully make my car stand out from the rest, not that there are many rx4\'s over here in the uk anyway.
 
I hope i dont come across as being stubborn or ignorant but it would be good to have something on my car that others have not.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 11, 2010, 06:14:19 AM
well said that man:god
Title: aussie !
Post by: dr50376272 on December 15, 2010, 11:34:27 AM
god bless australia !
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2010, 02:25:45 PM
Quote from: dr50376272;732807
god bless australia !


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Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2010, 05:10:38 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/e6fa106b.jpg)Nothing much been done on the car as of late but i have got these little bits
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/659319b5.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/6acb8fa8.jpg)
 
 
A nice new set of Magnecor leads, A HKS Twin Power (DLI) and wiring harness adapter so i dont have to mess around joining cables, just plug it in.
I got the twin power because i want to run water injection and should provide a strong enough spark to help burn the water.:Thumbs-up
 
Now i need to look at some new coils??!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 20, 2010, 03:35:54 PM
I have just used the given speed in any gear calculator from one of the stickys and got some good figures from my potential setup.

What does everyone think?


RPM   1st Gear   2nd Gear   3rd Gear   4th Gear   5th Gear   6th Gear
500   2   4   5   8   11   .
600   3   5   7   9   13   .
700   3   5   8   11   15   .
800   4   6   9   12   17   .
900   4   7   10   14   19   .
1000   4   8   11   15   21   .
1100   5   8   12   17   23   .
1200   5   9   13   18   25   .
1300   6   10   14   20   28   .
1400   6   11   15   21   30   .
1500   7   11   16   23   32   .
1600   7   12   18   24   34   .
1700   7   13   19   26   36   .
1800   8   14   20   27   38   .
1900   8   14   21   29   40   .
2000   9   15   22   31   42   .
2100   9   16   23   32   45   .
2200   10   17   24   34   47   .
2300   10   17   25   35   49   .
2400   11   18   26   37   51   .
2500   11   19   27   38   53   .
2600   11   20   29   40   55   .
2700   12   20   30   41   57   .
2800   12   21   31   43   59   .
2900   13   22   32   44   62   .
3000   13   23   33   46   64   .
3100   14   23   34   47   66   .
3200   14   24   35   49   68   .
3300   14   25   36   50   70   .
3400   15   26   37   52   72   .
3500   15   27   38   53   74   .
3600   16   27   40   55   76   .
3700   16   28   41   56   79   .
3800   17   29   42   58   81   .
3900   17   30   43   60   83   .
4000   18   30   44   61   85   .
4100   18   31   45   63   87   .
4200   18   32   46   64   89   .
4300   19   33   47   66   91   .
4400   19   33   48   67   93   .
4500   20   34   49   69   96   .
4600   20   35   50   70   98   .
4700   21   36   52   72   100   .
4800   21   36   53   73   102   .
4900   21   37   54   75   104   .
5000   22   38   55   76   106   .
5100   22   39   56   78   108   .
5200   23   39   57   79   110   .
5300   23   40   58   81   113   .
5400   24   41   59   82   115   .
5500   24   42   60   84   117   .
5600   25   42   61   85   119   .
5700   25   43   63   87   121   .
5800   25   44   64   89   123   .
5900   26   45   65   90   125   .
6000   26   45   66   92   127   .
6100   27   46   67   93   130   .
6200   27   47   68   95   132   .
6300   28   48   69   96   134   .
6400   28   48   70   98   136   .
6500   28   49   71   99   138   .
6600   29   50   72   101   140   .
6700   29   51   74   102   142   .
6800   30   52   75   104   144   .
6900   30   52   76   105   146   .
7000   31   53   77   107   149   .
7100   31   54   78   108   151   .
7200   32   55   79   110   153   .
7300   32   55   80   111   155   .
7400   32   56   81   113   157   .
7500   33   57   82   114   159   .
7600   33   58   83   116   161   .
7700   34   58   85   118   163   .
7800   34   59   86   119   166   .
7900   35   60   87   121   168   .
8000   35   61   88   122   170   .
8100   35   61   89   124   172   .
8200   36   62   90   125   174   .
8300   36   63   91   127   176   .
8400   37   64   92   128   178   .
8500   37   64   93   130   180   .
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 22, 2010, 06:33:53 PM
Got my rear antiroll bar kit today. Bought from a company in the states, all bits are there and it\'s a straight bolt in kit, and came with instructions which I wasn\'t expecting!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/905e2c92.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 23, 2010, 02:08:49 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;733600
Got my rear antiroll bar kit today. Bought from a company in the states, all bits are there and it\'s a straight bolt in kit, and came with instructions which I wasn\'t expecting!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/905e2c92.jpg)

If i buy everything then the car then i am not essentially building the car myself

(i know its not necessary but its always good to have something different rather than going the tried and tested route)
 
:rollin
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 23, 2010, 03:48:37 PM
Alright then smarty pants. If you want to become a little picky shiv, then if you remember we were talking about the brakes when I said the statement above was I not? And seen as though this was a very cheap kit why would I go to the trouble of making it? And I wouldn\'t know where to start with making the antiroll bar kit seen as though the car did not originally have an anti roll bar kit, and I do not want to cut and drill into the body of the car to try and get something that was not made for the car to fit.

Whereas with the brakes as what we were originally talking about, the brakes were already on the car when I got them and I have obtained the other bits from owning other cars, an elford turbo FB of which I got the front struts from.

And just to let you know I think I have worked out the best way to get FD disks and calipers onto the front of the car using all of the bearings from the FB struts. And it will certainly be  cheaper than having to buy FC hubs and disks:Thumbs-up

Also tool if you dont have anything constructive to say then don\'t say it so to not fill my thread with irrelevant replies
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Rotaryguru on December 23, 2010, 03:57:36 PM
tool is correct in what he says. spend the money in the right places. that kit is pointless anyway
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 23, 2010, 04:33:00 PM
Put it on. If it works or not (and by putting it on you will find out) It will look good also
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 23, 2010, 04:48:00 PM
Quote from: Rotaryguru;733717
tool is correct in what he says. spend the money in the right places. that kit is pointless anyway


Why is it pointless? Surely it will aid in the cars handling? I understand to spend the money in the right places but I can save bits here and there in things I can do then surely that is the best thing?

I won\'t be driving this car around a race track but surely an antiroll bar will help the handling on the roads? Stop it rolling?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 23, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;733727
Put it on. If it works or not (and by putting it on you will find out) It will look good also


I agree totally. This item took a serious amount of trawling through the Internet to find so it\'s going on wether it helps or hinders the car.:D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 23, 2010, 07:24:42 PM
I\'m just amused that one minute you say you don\'t want to buy everything for the car and the next you have bought a roll bar kit.
 
I\'ve converted leaf sprung rear axles before (e.g. fitted a 4.11 LSD disc brake rear end into a KE35 Corolla to take a 3T-GTE). The sway bar won\'t add anything. There\'s much more important things to do than worry about axle tramp and body roll imho when setting up the axle.
 
It don\'t matter to me what setup you run. I offered some advice. You don\'t want it, fine. I\'ll let all the others on here who know the oldschool rotors so well step in. But don\'t post stuff on a public forum and get your knickers in a twist when someone pulls you up on it, eh?
 
E_X_I_L_E is the home of oldschool rotors
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 23, 2010, 08:55:13 PM
Ok Tool I thank you for the advice, any advice that I get is taken on board as I have never rebuilt a car that is older than me. I am 25. Let alone an old school rotor.

To learn things anybody must apply the theory, often learnt from the Internet, into practice and learn from there mistakes?

Would you take something for granted without going out and trying it, questioning the theory behind it?

I would prefer to convert the rear end from leaf springs to coil overs but to do that would I not need to chop and cut the chassis? As I don\'t want to cut such a rare car.

Oh I don\'t wear knickers. A jock strap is more comfy!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: clive on December 23, 2010, 09:41:39 PM
Wo there people :(,

If you look at my own old skool RX-4 you will see that along the way I changed my mind about my project,

At one stage I was going to go the big wheel big brake route but changed my mind along the way and went for a different wheel with the same rolling radius as stock,

Point being with projects like these things change along the way and if somebody wants to alter or buy something for their own car then who are we to ridicule them,

Mr Tool not sure why you wanted to throw a hand grenade in on this thread but it\'s sure not welcome on this site :Hammer,
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 23, 2010, 10:11:17 PM
Thanks Clive. I don\'t want to cause arguments and I do appreciate Tools Input.
:Ladys-man
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on December 24, 2010, 06:51:43 PM
If you want to be picky then take your anti roll bar off the car(front and back) and then drive the thing(if you can),then see why we are doing the mods we are. If you build a car like this then you put everything necessary on the car while its stripped. Anti roll bars are there for a purpose, thats why we are putting the bloody thing on.
        I might point out that I put a post up a long time ago on several rotary websites asking for advice from people and got .... all from anyone in this country. Advice came from a number of experts in Australia and the States who were all enthusiastic about what me and Grant are doing and bent over backwards to give their very welcome advice. One of those bits of advice was to put a ....ing anti roll bar on the rear of the car, much the same advice I got from Mustang handling experts in the States which is why my Mustang has anti roll bars front and rear.
      We are trying to do a little bit of our own thing here and thats why I\'ve spent all day on a lathe modifying front hubs so that we can put FD calipers on the front of this car. Grants idea and my engineering expertise.When we\'ve got the setup right then I will have new hubs cnc\'d from steel.
 As for someones comment on there being lots of other things to do with a live rear axle(with leaf springs) other than put traction bars on it, well, smartarse,the floor is yours.What do you suggest, maybe an FD rear axle? Hmm, have to put the tie rods somewhere. Coil springs? Hmm, now then, we\'ll just chop a very rare car up and do that. Maybe torsion bar suspension? Or Air suspension? We are trying to keep the car as much as possible an \'Old School Car\', theres a clue in the heading that the car is under on the website. There are one or two other things that we\'ll be putting on the car that we haven\'t made, things like tyres, the odd wheel bearing, petrol, ooo, brake pads etc. I\'ve said it before and I\'ll say it again, if you haven\'t got anything to positive to say then .... right off. Oh, and this is Grants old man speaking.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on December 24, 2010, 11:22:22 PM
Fair play to you guys doing it YOUR WAY
I was told things that I was doing on my rx7 race car would not work by those who had not done it. Guess what, it worked and it was a winner.Same for the westy and thats getting there ,but I am not sure if we will see that out in my hands again. Time will tell.
Carry on with your work I think its brill

Brian
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on December 28, 2010, 12:00:58 PM
Quote from: Bob Monkhouse;733881
If you want to be picky then take your anti roll bar off the car(front and back) and then drive the thing(if you can),then see why we are doing the mods we are. If you build a car like this then you put everything necessary on the car while its stripped. Anti roll bars are there for a purpose, thats why we are putting the bloody thing on.
I might point out that I put a post up a long time ago on several rotary websites asking for advice from people and got .... all from anyone in this country. Advice came from a number of experts in Australia and the States who were all enthusiastic about what me and Grant are doing and bent over backwards to give their very welcome advice. One of those bits of advice was to put a ....ing anti roll bar on the rear of the car, much the same advice I got from Mustang handling experts in the States which is why my Mustang has anti roll bars front and rear.
We are trying to do a little bit of our own thing here and thats why I\'ve spent all day on a lathe modifying front hubs so that we can put FD calipers on the front of this car. Grants idea and my engineering expertise.When we\'ve got the setup right then I will have new hubs cnc\'d from steel.
As for someones comment on there being lots of other things to do with a live rear axle(with leaf springs) other than put traction bars on it, well, smartarse,the floor is yours.What do you suggest, maybe an FD rear axle? Hmm, have to put the tie rods somewhere. Coil springs? Hmm, now then, we\'ll just chop a very rare car up and do that. Maybe torsion bar suspension? Or Air suspension? We are trying to keep the car as much as possible an \'Old School Car\', theres a clue in the heading that the car is under on the website. There are one or two other things that we\'ll be putting on the car that we haven\'t made, things like tyres, the odd wheel bearing, petrol, ooo, brake pads etc. I\'ve said it before and I\'ll say it again, if you haven\'t got anything to positive to say then .... right off. Oh, and this is Grants old man speaking.

This will be the first and last time I respond to you Monkhouse senior. I don\'t appreciate your tone.
 
Try taking off my front and rear sway bars? What a silly comment. Besides, I only have a front sway on my RX2.
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/003.jpg)
 
R100 to RX4 were not fitted with rear sway bars for a reason. See below stage II modifications from:
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/006.jpg)
 
What diameter is the bar itself? What diff are you planning on running? Standard ratios show below:
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/016.jpg)
 
The most important and basic modifications have not been covered. Urethane bushes (all available for purchase in the UK). Reset and strengthened leaf springs. Uprated shocks (or at least new ones). If you want the car to handle, you have to get the arse down. The lower the better imho. You\'ll need to reset the leaf springs (I don\'t like lowering blocks) and add extra leaves or get some reverse eye leaf springs (hard to find).
 
If you\'re a Mustang/V8 owner, I\'m sure you know what slider bars are.
 
How low you go then depends on what wheels you want to run and what will fit under the arches. What PCD are you going to use? The RX7 S3 discs you have are 4x114.3. The standard 4x110 leaves you with few options for finding wheels. You will more than likely end up with FWD offsets.
 
As you previously stated, you have chosen to run FD discs. You will need to run 17 inch wheels (you could scrape by on 16s but it will be tight and require further mods to the calipers if the wheels don\'t clear them). You further restrict your wheel options too.
 
If you want to improve the handling of the car, the biggest gains are to be made from modifying the front. See specs below and some mods that can be done with RX4 front struts (although you won\'t be using them):
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/001.jpg)
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/003.jpg)
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/005.jpg)
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/007.jpg)
 
Some major improvements can be made to the geometry see below:
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/012.jpg)
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/004.jpg)
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/009.jpg)
 
Parts are available if you know where to look:
 
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/013.jpg)
 
A bigger front sway bar will definitely help. Spend the money on that. The biggest improvements on the car are shown above. In all honesty, I don\'t think you\'ll notice any change from fitting the rear sway bar. And for the record, I never said don\'t fit it. I just said I don\'t think you\'ll see any real gains. I have done this conversion before and the car had immense handling with or without it.
 
To make myself clear, I never said don\'t do this or don\'t do that. Your way? Good one Brian. The REspeed parts are very good quality. I have some of their kit. I just offered an opinion. More than most people on here.
 
FD rear axles? Air suspension? Etc. More silly comments. I don\'t even know why you started going on about this.
 
As for not getting much help from the UK, what can I say. They didn\'t get many of these cars and very few people know them. But, when I do offer some advice (which you apparently want), you become rude and offensive. There\'s no need for that.
 
I think it says a lot that your club President (who owns an RX4) doesn\'t offer much advice but is clearly watching the thread and has the time to comment when E_X_I_L_E is mentioned. Where\'s the comments on the tirade of abuse from Monkhouse senior? I thought this was a family forum? And the other club has moved on from grenades (wink wink).
 
I don\'t think this site (or most other UK sites) can offer much advice on your car, which is why I don\'t spend a lot of time here. I use other sources. There are cars actively being built and modified on the other site. I have happily provided advice and parts to other RX4 owners in the UK too (you know who you are).
 
My local Mazda dealer is an enthusiast. He has an RX5 in the showroom. he has a mint restored RX4 coupe and an R100 shell he bought off VW that they had in the late 60s for corporate espionage. He also has a shed full of parts.
 
I\'m not claiming to know it all here, but I have also done a lot of research and spent time with a number of these cars. I am building one of mine atm.
 
As for the post about mph from a sticky (which noone responded to); post up a link to the sticky and provide the information you entered so it can be discussed. I can\'t say anything at this point untilI know what figures you were working from.
 
Anyway, good luck with the build Monkhouse junior.
 
TOOL
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RamoNZ on December 28, 2010, 01:37:06 PM
I have removed the swaybar on my Gen1 RX7 for better handling.
 
With one fitted, you can get snap oversteer - not something I want in a 450bhp (potential) car, without one you get gradual break away under power when cornering. Better tyres and sorted shocks/springs give you much higher grip than standard and will only accentuate the above issues.
 
You mentioned previously not getting much assistance from the UK, but that doesn\'t mean you should disregard it when it does arrive - amusingly though, sometimes from people not from the UK..
 
Good luck with your build - a well sorted \'4 is a thing of beauty. :cool
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RamoNZ on December 28, 2010, 02:33:12 PM
Quote from: dr50376272;732807
god bless australia !

Dont understand? For an explanation (sortof) visit his youtube channel.
 
http://www.youtube.com/user/kagoshimadavid#p/a/u/1/PTQM6WX9_kY
 
Most of the video\'s have now been pulled, but this one is still kinda odd...
 
If the mods want to regulate any users - it should be this guy :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: clive on December 28, 2010, 02:34:37 PM
As we are now suitably impressed by everyones knowledge can we now not kill this thread with any more my dads bigger than your dads comments (sorry for the pun) or this thread will be killed off and if your real rotary enthusiasts you won\'t want this to happen,

Guys if you still want to poke each other with sticks please take this off elsewhere away from here.

Happy new year.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Bob Monkhouse on December 28, 2010, 03:05:50 PM
I\'ll put this one last post up then this thread can be removed as far as I\'m concerned.Both myself and Grant are genuinely grateful for any and all advice from people who know more than we do,this is the reason why we ask. What I will not put up with is the .... taking and sarcastic remarks from certain people who like to sit in front of their keyboards. Why the rest of you on MRC put up with this crap from those certain people is beyond me. I\'ve said it before and I\'ll say it one last time, if you don\'t have anything constructive to say then say nothing.
 I asked Grant not to put anything up because of the .....y remarks that seem inevitable on here, this is why I have not posted anything for months. I\'ll personally be glad when he gets shut of his Mazdas. One last thing, I have been in touch with Drtool and thanked him for his advice, my sarcastic remarks weren\'t directed at him and I\'m man enough to publicly apologise for causing offence.
Title: Top speeds in any given gear
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 28, 2010, 04:48:41 PM
I got the figures from the standard FD gearbox ratios as that is what I am going to be using.

My diff ratio is 4.672-1 ( I am using an FB diff carrier with a torsion2 LSD and the ring gear and crown wheel from a KIA sportage)

Max RPM will be 8500 hopefully

Wheel size I think I put in as 225/45/16\'s but I would have to check that avian as I wasn\'t too sure if that worked out close to the standard tyre size.

The sticky is in the general tech. Section.

A number of people have said I should have a 3.9 ratio diff but I don\'t want the gears to go on forever and I don\'t want the car geared for high speed
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: clive on December 28, 2010, 05:51:23 PM
Well done guys, were back on track :driving:driving
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 18, 2011, 03:52:42 PM
My turbo should be here at the end of the month! Can\'t wait. GT4088!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HI RPM RX3 on January 19, 2011, 02:48:43 AM
Just read through your build, looks great. :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 19, 2011, 02:04:31 PM
Quote from: HI RPM RX3;737711
Just read through your build, looks great. :D


Thanks, hopefully within the next month the car will come on a lot more, rear leaf springs are away getting reversed to lower the back to go with lowered front, putting the front shocks together aswell.

Will be ready for the engine to be dropped in then with gear box and then onto wiring and intercooler and radiator bits.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 06, 2011, 12:38:57 PM
can anyone see what modifications i have done to leaf springs?
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/66a507cd.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7afddeb9.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on February 06, 2011, 12:42:31 PM
Reversed the eyes.
 
What was the damage and who supplied them? PM me if you don\'t want to post in public.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 06, 2011, 01:39:10 PM
Correct. Technically they just reversed the bend in the spring as they couldn\'t gaurentee that they could get the eyes the same diameters.

Got a company in rotheram to do it, only cost £70 which I thought was fine. Much easier than trying to find some standard reverse eyes.

The company can make any type of leaf spring, and if I require an extra one to make them stiffer I will be going to them.

Hopefully this will drop the back end of the car nicely to match the huge drop at the front.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 06, 2011, 01:44:01 PM
Also got myself an rx4 maintenance and tune up book off the Internet. Really interestin book. It covers from r100 to the Cosmo, as most of the setup were the same.

The turbo has not arrived yet, which I\'m a bit miffed about! Come on Owens! I want my turbo!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on February 06, 2011, 04:59:44 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;740943
Correct. Technically they just reversed the bend in the spring as they couldn\'t gaurentee that they could get the eyes the same diameters.
 
Got a company in rotheram to do it, only cost £70 which I thought was fine. Much easier than trying to find some standard reverse eyes.
 
The company can make any type of leaf spring, and if I require an extra one to make them stiffer I will be going to them.
 
Hopefully this will drop the back end of the car nicely to match the huge drop at the front.

Then they\'ve disassembled the springs, bent the top leaf back and slapped it back together.
Extra leaves make a world of difference when lowering. Worth doing.
What about the links? Slider bars?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 06, 2011, 05:37:31 PM
Quote from: drtool;740983
Then they\'ve disassembled the springs, bent the top leaf back and slapped it back together.
Extra leaves make a world of difference when lowering. Worth doing.
What about the links? Slider bars?

No they have heated the spring up and re-rolled it the opposite way, i
only gave them the top spring, as i disassembled them myself, as i didnt want them to cheat bend it by clamping it all together, so if i took it apart it would just go back the way it was,
 
their business is springs for all kinds of vehicles and classic cars etc. so i would hope they dont slap the springs together without bending it properly
 
the leafs have been heated up, re-rolled, and also shot peened
 
what do you mean the links and slider bars?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on February 08, 2011, 10:53:35 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;740998
No they have heated the spring up and re-rolled it the opposite way, i
only gave them the top spring, as i disassembled them myself, as i didnt want them to cheat bend it by clamping it all together, so if i took it apart it would just go back the way it was,
 
their business is springs for all kinds of vehicles and classic cars etc. so i would hope they dont slap the springs together without bending it properly
 
the leafs have been heated up, re-rolled, and also shot peened
 
what do you mean the links and slider bars?

I think we\'re talking about the same thing. Just sticking it in a press and bending it (with or without heat) gives the same effect.
I put 2 extra leaves in a Toyota once. It needed it to prevent the car from hitting the shortened bumpstops. It was damn low but fully certified by NZHRA.
 
How much lower is the car?
 
Are you sticking with the standard rear links? Did you look into fitting slider bars? I mentioned them previously.
 
I am using a company in Sheffield. They can do a custom set of coils for £45 a corner.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 09, 2011, 09:34:34 PM
Quote from: drtool;741465
I think we\'re talking about the same thing. Just sticking it in a press and bending it (with or without heat) gives the same effect.
I put 2 extra leaves in a Toyota once. It needed it to prevent the car from hitting the shortened bumpstops. It was damn low but fully certified by NZHRA.
 
How much lower is the car?
 
Are you sticking with the standard rear links? Did you look into fitting slider bars? I mentioned them previously.
 
I am using a company in Sheffield. They can do a custom set of coils for £45 a corner.
I think the rear will be 35-40mm lower, and the front is about 2.5 inches, but the rx4 rides really high at the front so needs a big drop to look righ i think, going to have adjustable top mounts on the front struts to correct the camber with dropping the car so low at the front.
 
i am hopefully getting some rear links made up, once the rear end is back in i will measure them up, draw how i want them to look and take my designs to my CAD friend to programme them to be machined from ally or steel?? not sure yet.
 
Not going to be putting slider bars on the car,  only have a basic understanding of them. Would be nice of you to explain the concept of them if you dont mind?
 
I think i know the company in sheffield you are using, i saw them when i was working out what i was doing with front suspension on mine.
 
Are you local to sheffield? Do you have any pictures of your car that you dont mind sharing? Would be nice to see it. If you do then i will give you my email rather than putting them up here?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on February 21, 2011, 10:26:22 PM
Send me your email address.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: antnicuk on February 28, 2011, 10:45:40 PM
very nice build there. just something from own previous experience,  i maxed the same i/c you are using out at 380 bhp atw\'s.  i\'m not sure of other peoples experiences with them.  You should be looking at more than that.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2011, 02:10:51 PM
Quote from: antnicuk;746194
very nice build there. just something from own previous experience,  i maxed the same i/c you are using out at 380 bhp atw\'s.  i\'m not sure of other peoples experiences with them.  You should be looking at more than that.


Really? What was the limiting factor? Would it just not flow the air through it? At what boost did it max out?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 22, 2011, 09:41:00 PM
Little update today but no pictures until I take some.

I decidedthat I don\'t want to use the steering box on the car as 4.5 turns lock to lock was far too much! So I ordered a steering rack which arrived today from one of the rally sites, it\'s not meant for an rx4 but will work well when I get a couple more pieces that will be full adjustable. And the best bit about the steering rack is that it is only 2.4 turns lock to lock. Should be better if I end up going sideways accidentally, and with the rack it also frees up some space for where the down pipe from my turbo will be going.

Which brings me to my other new toy. My turbo is now at home waiting for an engine, a BorgWarner S300SX3. It is BW earners equivalent to the Garret GT 4094 but way cheaper! Oh and is physically bigger in size as I had them side by side over at AET, and as we all know Size is what counts. Lol.

Have also been given some informfrom AET about the new EFR range from BW, definately something im looking to get once I start seeking bigger HP and a car that is very scary. Ha.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2011, 07:23:47 PM
Right well yesterday i decided that i was going to make the car lighter.
 
My tools of choice
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/4fdd8b95.jpg)
 
Ended up with a big pile of this,
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/fccf8466.jpg)
 
This rubbish that Mazda put in for sound deadening weighs around 15KG!!! WTF!! I was going to leave it in there as i couldnt be bothered taking it out of the car when we first stripped the car, however it was one of those things that if i didnt do it now i would have been taking the interior out to remove in the future.
 
and so i ended up with it looking like this inside,
 
 
 
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/47331b39.jpg)
 
I have got some really tough paint, that is for outside metal fences wich gives 15 years free rust apperently, which i will put on the floor to make it look nice and tidy.
 
i dont know if you can see in the picture but there are areas on the floor where we have welded in stronger and thicker pieces of metal to strengthen the chassis rails for where the 2 link/antitramp bars are going to be attached to the underside of the car.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2011, 07:35:05 PM
and heres my new steering rack to replace the crappy steering box.
 
2.4 turns lock to lock!!
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/9b24da9a.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: steve garbutt on March 27, 2011, 07:38:57 PM
Looking good Grant.
Deffo a good idea removing the sound deadening on a drag car :D
Whats the steering rack off ?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2011, 07:59:18 PM
Quote from: steve garbutt;751985
Looking good Grant.
Deffo a good idea removing the sound deadening on a drag car :D
Whats the steering rack off ?
Left hand drive MK2 escort, so iv got to flippy uppy turn aroundy it so that i works right, Escorts rack is normally in front of the steering whereas rx4 is from behind.
 
I got it from Rally Design, both Clive and Ray have pointed me towards there for things. If i had found that website and looked through their catalogue before i stated messing around with my car i would have saved time and lots of money by just treating the car as though it was an escort!!
 
there is a million things already made for thos cars!! They even do 6 Pot caliper brakes for the them, with all the bits to bolt on.
 
I bet if i sarted building an rx3 with escort components now i would finish it before this one!! :Giggle:Giggle:rollin:rollin:rollin:rollin
 
I spoke to Carl last week about my car turbo etc, asked him how he was as i had seen he had been poorly, and we had a word about the potential of this car and this is what he said,
 
"im not joking Grant, seriously im not trying to put you off but you do realise that this car is going to be scarily quick!! the engine is going to be more than what the car can handle"
 
I AGREED.
 
WHICH HAS GOT ME THINKING THAT WILL IT BE A GOOD IDEA TO BUILD A CAGE?? BUT STILL KEEPING THE INTERIOR ETC!!
 
 
DECISION DECISIONS!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on March 27, 2011, 10:17:32 PM
Time for a nice custom cage :D

Wonder if that steering rack would work with a 1st gen ??

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2011, 10:49:37 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;752043
Time for a nice custom cage :D

Wonder if that steering rack would work with a 1st gen ??

Shaun


I would say yes. There are a couple of things you would have to do to get it to fit but I\'m sure anything is possible. There are all sorts adjustable bits to make it work for what you want. There are even extension pieces you can get for if it is too short for your car.

He\'ll I bet it would even work on an fd if you tried! Cheap as peanuts aswell! If I had known about all this stuff to start with I would have made it for my car to handle most awesome. Lol.

I\'m going to have a think about a cage. Will be a bit awkward though as I would want it to retain the pillarless look. Which would mean certain parts welded in but the cross pieces bolted?!

And I could get it flocked too!

Just email about getting my dash done too, hopefully I will receive an email back 2moro about it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2011, 09:09:28 PM
Turbo pictures time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/cd8411b8.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/34af2482.jpg)
 
 
Essentially for a comparisonthis is BorgWarners equivalent to a GT4094.
 
I held one of the new EFR turbos today, the second smallest they do, 400HP capability, and i am quite amazed at how the spinning bits spin with ease, i hardly touched it and it made a fair few revolutions,
Title: front end mock up
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 02, 2011, 03:01:35 PM
after getting bored with constantly cleaning and pollishing my car i thought i would put the front end together temporarliy so i know how it goes together when i have all the bits cleaned, chromed and looking like new, heres a shot of the front semi assembled.
 
 
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/9d98d634.jpg)
as you can see the badges are missing at the moment but i have taken them off to be cleaned, they will not go back on until everything is perfect
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 02, 2011, 03:03:55 PM
didnt attach the chrome bumper as i couldnt fint the mounting brackets.
 
if anyone could help me with a few pictures on how the front headlight assembelies go together would be a huge help as i dont think i took any photos taking them apart, quite possibly the only thing i didnt take photos of to be honest!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Rivalrx on May 02, 2011, 07:34:44 PM
Bumper mounting brackets
(http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/rivalrotarys/RX4%20Build/929pointynoseparts006.jpg)

Here are my rx4 lights

(http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae121/rivalrotarys/IMG00078-20100912-1532.jpg)

Not too sure if these pics are of use? Hope they are.

Mayson
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 02, 2011, 10:04:00 PM
That picture is good but I really need a close up of the headlights, more specifically how the lamp seat fixes and everything. Behind the headlight lamps.

Those brackets are inside the car in a box, I shall get them out to have a trial bumper fix.

I am going to have to get the bumper rechromed which isn\'t going to be cheap!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: bumpstart on May 03, 2011, 02:26:03 AM
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7352/pic0503806.jpg) (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/pic0503806.jpg/)
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4125/pic0503807.jpg) (http://img155.imageshack.us/i/pic0503807.jpg/)
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note one of the attach points is a spring
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on May 03, 2011, 12:11:54 PM
let us know how you get on with finding someone to rechrome the bumpers etc as all the chrome parts on mine will need redoing, may even be able to get a little discount for two lots, i\'ve just been quoted quite a lot to have them stripped re-cromed and polished!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 03, 2011, 01:39:11 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;759721
let us know how you get on with finding someone to rechrome the bumpers etc as all the chrome parts on mine will need redoing, may even be able to get a little discount for two lots, i\'ve just been quoted quite a lot to have them stripped re-cromed and polished!


Well my dad reckons £250 just for the front bumper! As he had his mustang bits rechrOmed and they did him over on the price. I think I will strip and polish them myself and get the charmers to finish the last bits off and chrome them.

I did take a corner from the rear bumper to be chrome and they weren\'t too happy with how thin the metal is on the bumpers to get a good polish on it.

If worse comes to worse I could just paint them?!!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on May 03, 2011, 06:05:21 PM
^^ that was not a bad price from what i\'ve had!

can they be still bought new?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 03, 2011, 06:14:25 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;759836
^^ that was not a bad price from what i\'ve had!
 
can they be still bought new?
rx4 bumpers new??? im sure if you went into mazda and asked them they couldnt even find an rx4 on the system!!:rollin:rollin
 
how much did they quote you on a single bumper?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on May 03, 2011, 08:13:50 PM
as a rough guide between £250 and £350 depending on the size!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2011, 01:20:38 PM
made up some small brackets today so i could hang the intercooler in the position that i want the intercooler to sit and make up the final brackets which will be from underneath the intercooler hidden.
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/81115a97.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/5679a2bc.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/42d54a4e.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2011, 01:24:07 PM
with intercooler in that position, it has left me with a very good space underneath which will be where the oil cooller will be going.
 
i know the engine isnt in there yet but i am doing these things in prearation for the engine, everything should squeeze in there just nice, radiator and fans without touching anything on the front of the engine.
 
need to get and ali rad but one that is the standard thickness as the ebay ones will be too thick.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2011, 01:26:22 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;759865
as a rough guide between £250 and £350 depending on the size!
i have been in touch with a chroming company and they have given me a rough price of £150 + vat per bumper which sounds like a good price to me,
 
 i have sent them pictures and measurements of the front bumper and will hopefully hear from them next week on exact price for stripping, pollishing and rechroming
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Dragun on May 11, 2011, 09:36:32 PM
:InLove Love this thread....good to see the progress of your project, cant wait to see this on the strip!!......Savage
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 07:53:08 PM
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/8fa7859c.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/9d746392.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/1654e383.jpg)
 
Today i decided to put together a bunch of parts i have lying around so i can check fitment of the engine in the bay and for if im going to require to fab any brackets too.
 
also if the turbo doesnt contact the engine bay walls, but i doubt it as the rx4 bay is prety big
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 07:53:41 PM
this came today too
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/4874ab30.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 07:56:03 PM
and here is what my suspension used to look like (on the right) and sort of what it will lok like when finished (on the left) getting the strut blasted 2moro and then zinc plated ready for painting
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/c1fc3efe.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on May 19, 2011, 11:17:31 PM
Did you convert the struts??
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:20:44 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;763719
Did you convert the struts??


Oh yes. Following some advice from Clive and ray. They\'re fb shocks. Modified to suit my car. Going to have some custom hubs bolted to them too along with fd brakes.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:22:50 PM
Once I have got the car doing what I want it to do, I will get some fully adjustable units. But they will cost. This option I am doing is the cheapest way and I get the feeling that I have made the car myself, just like you have kiwi with your westy.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on May 19, 2011, 11:23:00 PM
So you got the coil over kit from Demon Tweeks or similar and as thats for 2 1/2 springs you sleeved the kit to fit the FB units??
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:28:41 PM
Got the bits from rally design. 180lb springs. 12" free length. Yes they are sleeved, I think they will be good when they are painted. And if the springs are too soft/hard I can change them for cheap.

If they break then I will do something else, but they will last long enough for me to research other options.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:31:07 PM
I am also changing the steering setup. Have got a few pictures from when I had carls race car rx3 at my house of the steering setup. I will be hoping to copy it, or get I similar as the person that built that setup looks like they knew what they were doing to start with. I however am learning as I go.

Even learnt how to weld better today. Thanks dad!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:33:02 PM
Also by running a straight narrower spring a can gain a little width in tyre size!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on May 19, 2011, 11:34:20 PM
Good move. I was looking at GAZ units for the FB but after speaking to Jules at Aurok I think Ohlins might be the way to go. But until I can afford those it will be home made for now.
If you ever want a car set up. jules is the man. He transformed the westy from an absolute pig to a car that behaves its self. Plus he is a nice guy too and knows of a  couple of bods in the rotary scene
Sorry back to your project:spank
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Nik da Greek on May 19, 2011, 11:37:24 PM
+1 for Jules and Aurok. Amazing place, they know a bit about setting up everything. Bit far from the grim North for Grant to come though. It is exactly in the geographical middle of nowhere, even satnav can\'t find the place! :rollin
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:41:05 PM
Well money is always the key to what limitsyou go to on choices for your car. I could spend every penny on this car that I have, which wouldn\'t bother me, and it would be awesome. But if I can gain the same end result but for less money and learn lots in the beginning, I think that is better.

However if I was to do this again, I WOULD do things a LOT differently. For example i wouldnt try to compensate between race car and road car. I would chop bits out and replace with parts that benefit what the car is for. Eg, if it was a full drag car I would 4link it with fully rubbed back end, or drift/track car I would mini tub it and extend the arches out to get some serious rubber on there.

Restoring cars is nice but makes things awkward.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 19, 2011, 11:44:03 PM
Quote from: Nik da Greek;763731
+1 for Jules and Aurok. Amazing place, they know a bit about setting up everything. Bit far from the grim North for Grant to come though. It is exactly in the geographical middle of nowhere, even satnav can\'t find the place! :rollin


Cheers nik. Huddersfield is easy to find, just look for the place where it rains, even on sunny days! Lmao.

But you have to be careful when looking for Huddersfield as there are these things called hills up here, something people at the south have never seen! You have to go up them and then....... Back down them. Very tiring
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Nik da Greek on May 20, 2011, 12:00:34 AM
Hahaha, I\'ve been to Huddesfield a couple of times, dude. I meant Aurok is hard to find, and it\'s miles from Huddersfield! Even with directions from Jules I still had two goes at it first time I went there.

In Cyprus we have things called "mountains", do they trump hills? :confused: :rollin
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 20, 2011, 12:02:43 AM
Oh right. My bad. Immure I will find someone up here to point me in the right direction with my front suspension setup. However I don\'t thin there will be too much to adjust on a solid rear axle!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 20, 2011, 12:04:56 AM
Ooh I am honoured tonight, I see blitz is viewing my thread, along with Lee mills. Didn\'t know that many people viewed this thread. As most posts and views are by me. Lol
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Nik da Greek on May 20, 2011, 12:18:24 AM
Don\'t sell yourself short, dude. It\'s gonna be a hell of a thing. Anyway, Blitzen isn\'t anything special, did you not see the pics of him dressed as Sparco Boy? :evillaugh http://www.fduk.org/forum/showthread.php?t=23980
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2011, 05:02:37 PM
Rear window
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/46fab898.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2011, 05:03:13 PM
Paint looks awesome and isn\'t even polished yet.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2011, 05:04:56 PM
Oops, big hole!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/1b97a191.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2011, 05:07:14 PM
Flocked dash
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/18dd01bb.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/8a1c3500.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2011, 05:09:54 PM
I think the rear light go on the car in this order.

Just got to get the plastic re-chromed

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/5604f0fd.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2011, 05:14:26 PM
Just a couple of shots of my bros firebird in the making.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/48a2c655.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/50ac96eb.jpg)

It\'s going to have the original 400ci engine in it, 6.5 litre. Basic mods of a cam and a 750 cfm carb!! With ported standard heads for the moment. He\'s been looking at supercharged but they\'re £5,000
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2011, 07:07:14 PM
16" FD rims yo!!!!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/72278833.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on August 07, 2011, 07:14:56 PM
looking good grant makes me wanna just scrap the fd track car to get it out the way and start on the rx4 lol
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2011, 07:47:59 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;780559
looking good grant makes me wanna just scrap the fd track car to get it out the way and start on the rx4 lol


Ha yeah. FD\'s are for wimps. Its all about the rx4\'s!!!

Rx4 track car would be freaking awesome!! And I know of all the good stuff that fits the rx4 now to make it a track car!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Prof on August 07, 2011, 07:52:52 PM
I\'m liking your back yard :) :cheers
 
The RX4 looks awesome :Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on August 07, 2011, 08:00:09 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;780579
Ha yeah. FD\'s are for wimps. Its all about the rx4\'s!!!

Rx4 track car would be freaking awesome!! And I know of all the good stuff that fits the rx4 now to make it a track car!


Its a pain to build an rx7 track car with the right bits, i would love one as a track car but im not building it haha
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on August 07, 2011, 08:00:21 PM
Looking awesome !

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2011, 08:27:49 PM
Quote from: Prof;780580
I\'m liking your back yard :) :cheers
 
The RX4 looks awesome :Thumbs-up


Thanks? Is that due to it having an rx4, trans am & a mustang in it? Or are you liking the double garage?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2011, 08:33:27 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;780583
Looking awesome !

Shaun


Thanks. Once I have got the wheels on there properly and have fitted some adjustable shockers I\'m going to put them on the softest setting and get some weight in the car so it sits down low and then turn the shockers up to the hardest setting and hopefully it will sit nice and low.

The car looks so high at the moment as it it is still sat on the it\'s trolley. Makes it far easier to move in and out of the garage than it would be pushing it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2011, 08:39:05 PM
Mainly waiting on getting the engine in now so I can chop and change the wiring in it to power the ecu, before I finish putting the interior bits in, as once all of the air ducting for window fan etc is in it\'s a pain in the arse to get to the wiring,

However, with the battery going in the boot I think I will just take a feed from the main wire, run it through a fuse/mcb and work out which wire on an FD wiring harness powers the ecu and then the rest will be easy to figure out I hope.

Going to mount my data logger box up inside the dash too so I can stick in the laptop when it comes to mapping, will keep it much neater than having wires in the way of the passenger mapping it; )
Title: Let\'s play a game of who can spot the turbo.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 22, 2011, 05:09:18 PM
Look what I did today
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/e0862f93.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 22, 2011, 05:11:09 PM
Another.......
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/8ab479d2.jpg)

And another
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/4e5f25d4.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 22, 2011, 05:12:20 PM
Ignore the wires, I stuck it in there to figure where it goes because it was Soooo long ago that I removed it.
Title: My new safety feature
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 22, 2011, 05:16:41 PM
After talking to Kev on Saturday I have taken his advice and sealed the boot off from the cabin as I am going to running my fuel system mounted in the boot, along with a few other things ; )
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/69c8fb02.jpg)

Also made cover plates for the speaker holes as I don\'t think a stereo will be loud enough to drown the engine sound anyway. Lol

You can justsee them through te window, I may make a full sheet to cover the whole panel if I have enough material left.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7b8e4486.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 24, 2011, 02:58:50 PM
My new fanimold
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/2a8f9f14.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/3c1e9ce5.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on September 24, 2011, 06:11:24 PM
Lovely :D

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on September 24, 2011, 06:29:11 PM
I do like a good fanimold
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 24, 2011, 07:04:41 PM
Me too. It has 2 x 450 & 2 x 1680 injectors in it. Plenty of fuel I reckon. The collector tank has been modified to have a 3" inletto match Intercooler and turbo outlets
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on September 24, 2011, 07:21:05 PM
Would that injection work on a N/A engine or is it better to go for a throttle body similar to Jenvey for N/A
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: hayden on September 24, 2011, 09:08:28 PM
Take the hat off and screw some trumpets on and it\'s exactly the same as N/A injection. I\'d go for a RE setup myself for a bp turbo
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 25, 2011, 01:14:37 PM
It will work for na too. Check out http://www.efihardware.com. Not sure where tO get the LIM from.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on September 25, 2011, 05:23:06 PM
Here you go :

http://www.tweakit.net/shop/index.php?cPath=326_27_181&sort=2a&page=2

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 05, 2011, 06:21:59 PM
One day, just maybe one day in the future my car will run this fast.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6BVXLjvjJQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Enjoy!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kiwimazda on October 05, 2011, 06:33:20 PM
Yeah it was ok
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 12at on October 05, 2011, 10:30:43 PM
how much did you pay for your inlet setup..
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on October 05, 2011, 10:33:16 PM
Quote from: 12at;792323
how much did you pay for your inlet setup..


Top secret!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on October 05, 2011, 10:34:21 PM
Quote from: 12at;792323
how much did you pay for your inlet setup..


it was £1.00 per horse power that the engine gets.
So pretty cheap really.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 12at on October 05, 2011, 10:42:14 PM
fair enough was just wondering as ive got a injection perfection set up and im looking at selling off everything thats all..
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on October 06, 2011, 12:13:36 AM
Quote from: 12at;792332
fair enough was just wondering as ive got a injection perfection set up and im looking at selling off everything thats all..


I\'ll give you £2.50 for it
Seriously can you mail me specs and pics?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 06, 2011, 07:24:39 AM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;792328
it was £1.00 per horse power that the engine gets.
So pretty cheap really.

Well you have gone and said it now Carl, 1,000,000HP (one million) 13B as it cost a million quid(had me wondering why it was so expensive in the first place)!!! I shall expect a refund if were not within 10% of that figure  or a couple of the next gen billets for testing?? Hahaha
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 20, 2011, 05:26:47 PM
Well I didn\'t think the FD 16" wheels would fit with room to spare but they do, have got at least an inch clearance to the arch so can go wider on a new set of wheels!!

Oh and is this low enough for everyone?

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/79968abf.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on November 20, 2011, 06:29:11 PM
Awesome :D

Nice set of 17\'s and it will look fantastic !

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 20, 2011, 06:51:29 PM
Hmm maybe!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: antnicuk on November 20, 2011, 09:30:11 PM
what hubs and uprights are using to be able to fit FD wheels?  also what rear are you running?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 20, 2011, 09:48:03 PM
Loving this motor . It\'s all about the old skool motors with supercar performance as far as i\'m concered so this ticks all the boxes , it\'s mega cool .
I\'ve also got a mk1 Escort so know about leaf spring rear suspension and the best thing about it is that they hook up a treat even when the car\'s low and hard . My Escort does 1.9sec 60 foots at the Pod even with cold tyres (no burn out) and they are only 175mm wide . :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 20, 2011, 09:55:13 PM
Quote from: 600gaz;799575
Loving this motor . It\'s all about the old skool motors with supercar performance as far as i\'m concered so this ticks all the boxes , it\'s mega cool .
I\'ve also got a mk1 Escort so know about leaf spring rear suspension and the best thing about it is that they hook up a treat even when the car\'s low and hard . My Escort does 1.9sec 60 foots at the Pod even with cold tyres (no burn out) and they are only 175mm wide . :)


Awesome!! I think these tyres are 225s. Will be getting a pair with drag tyres on to get even better traction too.

A guy I know has a mk1 Mexico, I want it off him so I can put a 13B PP in it but iv got chance at braiding urine then getting that off him.

I have got a few mk1/2 escort parts going on my car, would you believe me if I said the U bolts fit perfect!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Ada7 on November 21, 2011, 06:03:42 PM
Looking good Grant

Adam
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 21, 2011, 06:44:01 PM
With slicks that wide you\'ll do sub 1.5sec 60 foots . Even the mk1 Escorts on 185mm wide slicks are doing 1.5secs and lifting the wheels with pintos !!!!
All we have is normal radius arms running off the rear floor pan onto the top of the axle to stop tramping and that\'s it . No ladder bars or anything fancy and that way they still go around corners fine . Lowering blocks work well with decambered leaf springs as they lower the roll centre further so much better than just running the leafs on their own .
Yours will give you jet lag when it hooks up , lol .
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 21, 2011, 08:25:15 PM
Quote from: 600gaz;799685
With slicks that wide you\'ll do sub 1.5sec 60 foots . Even the mk1 Escorts on 185mm wide slicks are doing 1.5secs and lifting the wheels with pintos !!!!
All we have is normal radius arms running off the rear floor pan onto the top of the axle to stop tramping and that\'s it . No ladder bars or anything fancy and that way they still go around corners fine . Lowering blocks work well with decambered leaf springs as they lower the roll centre further so much better than just running the leafs on their own .
Yours will give you jet lag when it hooks up , lol .
I am running anti tramp bars from the chassis runners under the car to the underside of the axle, dont think it makes a difference whether theyre on top or bottom, but they sure as hell will give me some nic straight burnout marks and no boinging when i launch the car.
 
i have some 1" lower blocks that came with the escort U bolts, dont think i will use them as i have had the leefs rolled the other way. lower blocks propmote tramping, which is what i want to get away from.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 21, 2011, 11:21:08 PM
Sounds like a plan . We all run lowering blocks and straight single leaf springs and still get zero tramping , mine just slams into the bump stops on launch (car\'s low) and goes sideways for 2 gears , lol . You can point the diff nose further downwards with relocated spring platforms to aid traction further but most don\'t bother unless chasing 1/100ths off the line . Good fun though when they snake down the road , you\'ll have a whale of a time . :Thumbsup!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 22, 2011, 06:20:25 AM
I hope so. It\'s going to be interesting to drive.

What rear gear ratio do you use? I\'m using a 4.672
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 22, 2011, 09:56:55 PM
I\'ve got a 4:1 diff and 175/50/13 tyres so it\'s more like a 4:4 with the low profile rubber . Mine\'s not got any forced induction though so the engine is a screamer and revs to 8500+rpm between shifts hence the low gearing suits it .
The turbo lot run 15 inch rims and 3:7 diffs as their engines are flat out at 6500rpm . Ideally you need to be flat out in 4th gear over the line so i\'m swopping to a 4:4 next year as mines only at 7500rpm in 4th at present .
If your running tall wheels like 17\'s then your gear ratio won\'t be far out but you won\'t know for sure until you run it . Cars with alot of grip and big turbos can bog on the line and die so that\'s where the correct gearing helps as well .
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on November 22, 2011, 10:32:53 PM
For the drag setup the FD 16\'s are a popular choice because Maccy\'T make a nice 16in tyre that fits on the FD.

Was thinking the 17\'s for when it was on the street :D

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 22, 2011, 11:11:06 PM
Yes that\'s what I have the 16s for. Drag Micky Ts. Using and FD gear box so normally in an FD you would be hitting 8500 on or over the line with a 4.1 rear diff. So with my 4.672 rear, FD gear box and 16s I should be in 4th well before the line. If not I can drop the rear tyres to a 15" rim and get some drag tyres on those and I will definately be in 4th going over the line.

I will be launching the car at 5,500 rpm minimum as when I had my FD I was learning where the best point was between wheel spin and bogging. Got to 5,500 after spinning the wheels to take any crap off them and it bogged bad!! Come back towards the staging lanes and my diff was making funny noises so I decided to stop as I had a 2.5 hour drive home.

So 5,500 is where I will build from but I should imagine that I am going to be close to 7,000 rpm launches with drag tyres.

And also my diff ratio can be changed to any of these ratios 3.9, 4.1, 4.4, 4.67, 4.9 and 5.1!!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on November 23, 2011, 04:19:01 AM
What dif do you have? And how much did it cost? :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 23, 2011, 10:16:06 AM
Grant going back to the beginning...

When you had the car shot blasted what did you cover the bare metal with between having it blasted and spraying it?
Mines going to play in the sand next week and it will be two weeks befor getting paint (welding in between)
Rob
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: mjwebb48 on November 23, 2011, 10:24:25 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;799948
Yes that\'s what I have the 16s for. Drag Micky Ts. Using and FD gear box so normally in an FD you would be hitting 8500 on or over the line with a 4.1 rear diff. So with my 4.672 rear, FD gear box and 16s I should be in 4th well before the line. If not I can drop the rear tyres to a 15" rim and get some drag tyres on those and I will definately be in 4th going over the line.

I will be launching the car at 5,500 rpm minimum as when I had my FD I was learning where the best point was between wheel spin and bogging. Got to 5,500 after spinning the wheels to take any crap off them and it bogged bad!! Come back towards the staging lanes and my diff was making funny noises so I decided to stop as I had a 2.5 hour drive home.

So 5,500 is where I will build from but I should imagine that I am going to be close to 7,000 rpm launches with drag tyres.

And also my diff ratio can be changed to any of these ratios 3.9, 4.1, 4.4, 4.67, 4.9 and 5.1!!!


Its like listening to Turbotoaster! :Giggle
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 23, 2011, 11:03:21 AM
How dare you!! Lol.

Unlike him I am going to do what I say. And not for £9.47.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 23, 2011, 11:21:21 AM
Quote from: RobMatthews;799980
Grant going back to the beginning...

When you had the car shot blasted what did you cover the bare metal with between having it blasted and spraying it?
Mines going to play in the sand next week and it will be two weeks befor getting paint (welding in between)
Rob


I kept  it in our garage with is reasonably dry and wrapped it in cling film then etch primed it. Then started applying filler to the areas that need it. guide coat etc loads of sanding before primer again then onto paint.

It was bare metal for a number of weeks before anything was done to it and it didn\'t go rusty.

Make sure the blaster don\'t go crazy on the roof as it will get stretched and distorted and you will have a knackered car. Also on the panels.

HTH
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 23, 2011, 11:24:11 AM
Quote from: re japi;799965
What dif do you have? And how much did it cost? :)


I got t from someone in Australia called Duane. He\'s on ausrotary, told me which bits I could use from where for my rear end. He didn\'t tell me what the diff came out of as his supplier in Japan wouldn\'t even tell him.

It must be a Mazda diff though. It\'s LSD too.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 23, 2011, 12:38:55 PM
You mentioned somewhere you have strengthened the boot floor did you remove the wheel well?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 23, 2011, 12:47:57 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;799990
You mentioned somewhere you have strengthened the boot floor did you remove the wheel well?


Yes but there isnt much more strength in it than with the wheel well. I just like how the Ali plate looks and it gives me loads of room underneath for a big exhaust.

I\'m keeping hold of the wheel well for the moment, have had to cut a hole in it to get a bolt in/out of the leef springs.

I will take a picture of the boot tonight from inside the boot and underneath to show how much better it looks.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 23, 2011, 01:14:14 PM
I want the wheel well :( lol
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 23, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;799998
I want the wheel well :( lol


I take it yours I holy then? Mine had to be repaired in a few places after blasting as water had eaten its way through it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 23, 2011, 07:00:29 PM
slightly my welder has said it may be easier to replace than patch nicely i told him find me a pile of rocking orse sht and i\'ll supply a good wheel well
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 23, 2011, 07:28:14 PM
Quote from: RobMatthews;800032
slightly my welder has said it may be easier to replace than patch nicely i told him find me a pile of rocking orse sht and i\'ll supply a good wheel well


Hahahahaha think you would have more chance of finding rocking horse manure TBH
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 23, 2011, 10:16:06 PM
I already told you where to get one.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobMatthews on November 24, 2011, 09:35:50 AM
Quote from: drtool;800059
I already told you where to get one.


I know and thanks :) -I have contacted erwin and awaiting a reply but just casting my net as far as possible :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 24, 2011, 07:21:32 PM
This is what my boot looks like now from the inside.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/cd02b321.jpg)

And underneath. Sneak peak of my axle too,
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/5502c96a.jpg)

Crap pictures as I\'m using my iPhone but you get the idea. Still got a few clips and aero motive fuel filter to fit but that\'s it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on November 24, 2011, 07:24:17 PM
Grant Car is coming along really well mate. Thumbs up

Mir
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 24, 2011, 07:29:42 PM
Quote from: Mir;800186
Grant Car is coming along really well mate. Thumbs up
 
Mir
thank you, its going to look even better when i takesome pictures with a proper camera.:Giggle
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 27, 2011, 04:49:32 PM
Little update now.
So this is what happens when you lower the front suspension by 3"
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/14a5eee6.jpg)

This will be easily solved by either adjustable top mounts or moving the control arm outwards that attaches to the bottom of the suspension strut.
Another shot of the problem
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/f83a7a19.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 27, 2011, 04:57:33 PM
Had a couple of 17" wheels in the shed so thought I would stick them on to see how they look, and also the FD wheels I have are too wide for the front and would need 35mm spacers to clear the suspension :( however I was planning on only using them for drags wheels anyway so it\'s all good.
I just really like the paint on my car, sometimes it looks black, sometimes it looks dark blue, sometimes in the bright sunshine it looks light blue. Pearl spray jobs are amazing!!

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/94451dda.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/24fa412b.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/022c1415.jpg)

Now a shot of the powwwwwwwer waiting to go in
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/a02c896a.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 27, 2011, 05:28:41 PM
The FD rims quite suit it , the other ones look a bit modern though . Is there a period looking alloy wheel about for your RX or are you going for the tall 17 inch type wheels ?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 27, 2011, 05:41:19 PM
I will be going for 16 or 17" depending on fitment as I can\'t go smaller due to putting FD rx7 discs and calipers on it.

Only period wheels that may suit are mini lite\'s but I\'m not a fan. Unless its a mini. I want wheels with dish on them though.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 27, 2011, 06:17:41 PM
Image wheels do some nice split rims in taller sizes , i reckon those gold BBS criss-cross style ones would look good (like on the old E30 bmw M3 touring cars etc) :cool
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 27, 2011, 06:24:16 PM
Link please. Split rims are gooood!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on November 27, 2011, 11:17:16 PM
Have a look here , lots of great wheels too choose from . :yes
 
http://www.imagewheels.co.uk/#
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on November 28, 2011, 04:31:11 AM
Looking good. :) and those BBS wheels would look awesome on it... :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 02:19:57 PM
as my engine stands now,
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/0c9f3f28.jpg)
 
the sump is getting sorted as we speak, as i am using a combination of FD housing and FC plates, FD front cover, etc i have to make one sump out of 2, an FC and an FD sump to get it to fit right. I am using the centre mounts of the FC plates as a front mount like the rx4 used to be just isnt good enough for 500HP
 
I have also tried to bolt the turbo to the engine but the exhaust housing hits the inlet manifol :( no problem though as i wanted to change the flange on the turbo manifol to a proper T4 flange as for some reason they put a flange with larger diameter openings on them and flare out the tube??!! very silly.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on January 05, 2012, 03:18:37 PM
What LIM (inlet manifold) are you using? can you use the FD Manifolds upper and lower and port them to suit your FC plates?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 03:59:10 PM
Quote from: BlitzBoy;805049
What LIM (inlet manifold) are you using? can you use the FD Manifolds upper and lower and port them to suit your FC plates?
the LIM is a simpply maz unit which goes up 2x 55mm(i think) independant TB\'s, each TB has 2x injectors in it.
 
they are normally used on NA rotaries but this has a top collector to fit it for turbo use.
 
it was something Carl had and asked if i wanted to use it rather than an FD or FC manifold, it should be interesting to see what effect it has on rpm HP and Torque.
 
it think it will look good and be different from the usual route.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 04:00:42 PM
check out page 8 blitz, post 184 for better pics of the LIM
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on January 05, 2012, 04:03:01 PM
ahhh I see hence why the exhaust manifold with the turbo fouls the LIM, as the LIM was not designed to have a turbo so close to it.

Yeah I like different will five the engine bay a different look
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on January 05, 2012, 04:12:46 PM
You can only fit an FC inlet manifold to an FC engine which essentailly this is, the FD one does not fit or line up.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 04:15:12 PM
Quote from: BlitzBoy;805055
ahhh I see hence why the exhaust manifold with the turbo fouls the LIM, as the LIM was not designed to have a turbo so close to it.
 
Yeah I like different will five the engine bay a different look
its no biggie for the turbo manifold to be altered, have just ordered a proper sized T4 flange so the manifold exit matches the turbo entry.
 
i just have to rotate the top edge of the flange closest to the LIM so it brings it away from the LIM, but i need to make sure i dont rotate it too far and then the turbo toughes the suspension tower.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 04:17:29 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;805059
You can only fit an FC inlet manifold to an FC engine which essentailly this is, the FD one does not fit or line up.
i didnt know that, are the mounting holes different for a LIM on an FD and an FC?
 
isnt there an adapter so you could use an FC LIM and FD UIM?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 04:20:06 PM
Flange removed,
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/8bd2e173.jpg)
 
the new one will hopefully be here by monday, so can drop the engine in and check clearence for positioning of the new flange.
 
i have used flange way too much, i think i need to go have a sit down ;) :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on January 05, 2012, 04:20:17 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;805063
i didnt know that, are the mounting holes different for a LIM on an FD and an FC?
 
isnt there an adapter so you could use an FC LIM and FD UIM?


Yes we have done adpaters for the upper FD manifold conversion to FC lower lots of times.
The bolt pattern of the lower inlet manifolds and placement of the inlet ports are different in FC and FD\'s and not interchangeable.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 05, 2012, 04:22:05 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;805065
Yes we have done adpaters for the upper FD manifold conversion to FC lower lots of times.
The bolt pattern of the lower inlet manifolds and placement of the inlet ports are different in FC and FD\'s and not interchangeable.
ah you see learn something new everyday:D:Thumbs-up
 
whilst your here Carl, any luck on the other engine mount and an ignition harness?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on January 06, 2012, 09:20:29 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;805066
ah you see learn something new everyday:D:Thumbs-up
 
whilst your here Carl, any luck on the other engine mount and an ignition harness?


Got the mounts.:Giggle
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 06, 2012, 12:36:05 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;805189
Got the mounts.:Giggle


Great news:Thumbsup!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 06, 2012, 12:57:10 PM
Started off with 2 sumps
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7c45e68e.jpg)

Did this, on left is FC sump on right is from FD sump
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/f8fb594c.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on January 06, 2012, 12:58:49 PM
Grant, looking forward to seeing your car mate. Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Mir
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 06, 2012, 12:59:38 PM
I will get up finished product once it\'s painted and on the engine with my mounts.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 06, 2012, 01:02:46 PM
Ordered this new T4 stainless flange yesterday. Came this morning!!! Fastest delivery ever!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/2878ae53.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 06, 2012, 01:03:50 PM
Quote from: Mir;805215
Grant, looking forward to seeing your car mate. Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Mir


Thanks mate. I\'m getting excited about the first start of the car even though that is a while away at the moment, but it\'s getting there slowly.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on January 06, 2012, 01:04:43 PM
Looks good mate. I bet you can\'t wait to get it up and running :D ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2012, 02:23:43 PM
Engine harness striPped and retaped blue. Cut out loads of crap such as rats nest, OMP control(going premix) and loads of other stuff

On the LHS is a bunch of cable I\'m keeping in just incase one of them is needed but once the cars running they will be cut out, only ones in that bunch I will keep are probably the fluid level sensor cables but might not even need them.

On the RHS is the cables that run to the year box, may end up removing most of these except the speed cable with plug. Again I will know what I don\'t need once the car is running.

The centre harness is all the main things I need, fuel injectors, TPS, CAS, AIT, AIC, fan thermoswitch, however I may run something seperate to an override switch along with the thermo switch so I can cool the water after I have turned the engine off by flipping the switch.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/792333f1.jpg)

Just noticed too that I have laid the cables down on the floor in a penis shape. Lmao
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2012, 02:35:01 PM
Now I have these 2 holes on the rear plate of my engine, FC plates, and want to know which one does what? One of them is for oil temp and the other is for water temp. Which one is which please?

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/5f3aa417.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on January 12, 2012, 05:11:49 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;806659
Now I have these 2 holes on the rear plate of my engine, FC plates, and want to know which one does what? One of them is for oil temp and the other is for water temp. Which one is which please?

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/5f3aa417.jpg)


Oil pressure on the right and water temp on the left.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2012, 03:12:57 PM
Boom
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/97aa86b5.jpg)
Boom again
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/2e4d35e5.jpg)

Thanks to Steve for selling me this beauty.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 17, 2012, 05:21:45 PM
Chopped off some of the piping as it will have to be changed to fit in my car where I want it, but I am keeping it as it is big stuff, 100mm pipe!!

Cutting this off also made it easier to handle to get some polishing done on it as it was looking a bit pants TBH. Quite a few deep scratches in the charge cooler but with patience I should get near enough all of them out.

Spent an hour or 2 polishing the charge cooler core this afternoon. Still needs some more work but it looks a lot better than it did before I started.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7db3835b.jpg)

I wasn\'t going to polish anything in my engine bay but it\'s too late now, no turning back. Compressor housing, alternator and inlet pipings are all going to be polished.

Piping I will do myself but alternator will get sent off as its got too many surfaces and small gaps for me to have any kind of patience with it!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Paul-Tll on January 17, 2012, 06:18:43 PM
Whats with the 3 Lambretta chain cases, barrel and head? looking for a resto project at the moment!
Oh great thread by the way, been following this for some time now lurking about. looking forward to what will be a great motor when finished.
Paul
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 17, 2012, 06:33:21 PM
Quote from: Paul-Tll;807776
Whats with the 3 Lambretta chain cases, barrel and head? looking for a resto project at the moment!
Oh great thread by the way, been following this for some time now lurking about. looking forward to what will be a great motor when finished.
Paul


Those casings are my dads, he\'s building at least one more engine for his lambretta using his old racing barrel 225cc. He\'s done some seriously crazy porting in it too.

My cars going to be interesting to drive when it\'s finished and hopefully it will be to everyone\'s liking.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on January 17, 2012, 11:41:00 PM
Grant, this is a nice bit of kit. I really liked your car\'s build and I hoping to see more of it soon. :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 19, 2012, 05:42:55 PM
Dropped the engine in today with gear box attached. Going to be taking it in and out a number of times to make the engine mounts in the right place. Once the engines mounted I can check clearance for the turbo and manifold and weld the new flange on in the right place.

Then I can start mounting the charge cooler and all the ancillaries and mount things like FPR and run fuel lines

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/103f6cfd.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/d498d74b.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on January 22, 2012, 09:10:20 PM
FPMSL at the Penis wiring loom pic . :D
I\'m running a charge cooler on mine as well so looking forward too seeing yours all fitted up .
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 22, 2012, 10:36:47 PM
Quote from: 600gaz;808566
FPMSL at the Penis wiring loom pic . :D
I\'m running a charge cooler on mine as well so looking forward too seeing yours all fitted up .


Well mine is huge, been trying to see where everything will go today. With the sheer size of it I will not get any heat soaking.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on January 23, 2012, 04:21:16 AM
Nice! Do you have more pics, colour looks nice?:)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 23, 2012, 09:24:17 AM
OF the car? there are loads on the thread but havent taken any with a decent camera just yet as need to roll the car out into the sun and give it a good polish up.
 
The colour is an RX8 colour. Stormy Blue i think it is called
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on January 23, 2012, 10:23:40 AM
Thumbs up Grant :). Looking forward to seeing this beast in the flesh.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: festa on January 23, 2012, 10:52:03 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;808575
Well mine is huge, been trying to see where everything will go today. With the sheer size of it I will not get any heat soaking.

Were\'s this heading in regards to the :censored::censored::censored::censored: shaped wiring loom?
 
Looking forward to seeing how the car goes when finished, keep up the good work also got hold of a PWR chargecooler for my FC just need to fit it up
Cheers
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 23, 2012, 12:46:08 PM
Quote from: festa;808622
Were\'s this heading in regards to the :censored::censored::censored::censored: shaped wiring loom?
 
Looking forward to seeing how the car goes when finished, keep up the good work also got hold of a PWR chargecooler for my FC just need to fit it up
Cheers


Hahaha when you read it that way it sounds real dodgy!! Still quite away yet but the car is getting there, everyone on here will be first to know as soon as its fired up. Looking forward to driving it especially as it doesn\'t weigh much over a tonne. Hoping to do a 10second quarter but if I don\'t I won\'t be too displeased.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 31, 2012, 11:03:23 AM
got my fast reating AIT from Brent at wannaspeed this morning
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/a2f2c9b5.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: HaywardRotary on February 01, 2012, 10:45:12 AM
Don\'t get the 3bar map sensor, you won\'t need it.
Regards
Carl
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 25, 2012, 01:33:20 PM
Haven\'t done much lately, but I have made this heart of a gear box brace!! 6mm flat bar with 8 mounting points to the car floor which were conveniently place there by Mazda! Thanks dudes.

I may add another piece a food the middle if I can workout where to bolt it too, but if this doesn\'t stop the gear box moving nothing will!

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/1ad089eb.jpg)

I think I am also going to make steel sandwich plate to bolt up on the inspection hatch on the bottom side of the gear box to stop any kind of twisting that I may or may not get, I will just need some longer bolts to secure the plate and cover to the gear box. It all may be a bit over kill and heavy but do it once do it right and the car doesn\'t weigh much to start with so it isn\'t going to make too much of a difference.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 27, 2012, 04:26:10 PM
I went to get some bits of ally welded up today onto the CC radiator but my te guy i go to tried welding it and realised he hasnt got any gas left so it wont weld anything.
 
I came back to the car and went at something else on the long list of things to do, first i dropped the car back on the ground beacuse i had it about 2 feet in the air at the front so i could crawl under for measuring and fitting the gear box brace.it came down not as planned but luckily i didnt damage anything.
 
i wedged a box in the bay to sit my CC on so i can workout exactly what bends and reducers i need to order for the CC piping, using bits that i had previously cut off the CC i laid them in some sort of routing from the CC to the plenum to give me a pictur of what i am going to need rather than just guessing.
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/e696e164.jpg)
 
the piping run will be a bit straighter than that although i am not too concerned about bends as i am using 102 OD piping. Im thinking of using 2 45*bends from the 90* bend out of the CC towards the plenum.
 
from the turbo i am going to be using a 76mm 90* with a 76-102mm reducer welded on, then to a 45* 102mm, a straight piece of 102,, passed the engine front too another 90* 102mm into the CC.
 
This picture just puts into perspective how huge the CC is, when i spoke to the guys a PWR about CC sizes they said "the bigger the better" :Thumbsup!:eek:D
 
tomorrow i will be cutting some bracket to hold the CC in its place, which should be real fun!!!!! NOT.
 
I would really appreciate peoples opinions if you think i am doing it wrong, suggestions as to other ways i may not have thought of installing things, as sometimes it is good for others to point out the obvious if im being too technical.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 27, 2012, 04:33:24 PM
3 x 45* 102mm = £60
1 x 90* 102mm = £20
1 x 102-76mm reducer = £16
1 x 90* 76mm = £18
1x ally rad = £120
 
I have got these prices off ebay, if anyone can get them cheaper elsewhere then let me please, thanks.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on May 16, 2012, 09:58:39 PM
Any updates?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 17, 2012, 01:03:17 AM
Yes I went and bought a house 2 months ago so money went to zero:( got a few Penny\'s in the bank now so will start making things again. Glad see someone is interested in the car, once I have done some pipe work in the engine bay I will post pics and stuff.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Casey on May 17, 2012, 08:42:45 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;823537
Glad see someone is interested in the car...........


Hi Grant, I\'m sure there are many people like me who are watching with interest, but might not post up in the thread as we can\'t contribute much, apart from encouragement maybe. I\'ll always in awe of people who bring the old skool rotaries back to life. You are doing a grand job there, keep up the quality of the work, there is no rush or deadline to finish it.

I\'ll be waiting for the next update with interest now that your piggy-bank is recovering :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 17, 2012, 03:45:56 PM
Cheers, I have done a couple of things but need some better pictures of what I have done, hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will have got the CC all piped up and welded together and mounted properly
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on May 18, 2012, 12:05:13 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;823537
Yes I went and bought a house 2 months ago so money went to zero:(
Took me 5 years to get £1 after we bought ours so you\'re doing great , lol . :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Casey on May 18, 2012, 12:06:46 AM
And Grant, did you notice your thread had over 13,000 views too :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: mexx on May 18, 2012, 07:24:00 AM
Never have seen this great project.
Looks very very nice and cant wait to see it when its ready.
Keep up the good work mate.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 18, 2012, 02:05:19 PM
Thanks for the encouragement people, hopefully my car will give others ideas on how to build there own car if they do in the future.

Most of the 13,000 views are from me checking the thread to see if anyone has posted on it ;) :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Casey on May 18, 2012, 02:33:14 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;823701
Most of the 13,000 views are from me checking the thread to see if anyone has posted on it ;) :D


:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on May 18, 2012, 02:55:35 PM
We love your car Grant :) and I do check the progress time to time but I don\'t like to spam the thread so I keep everything to the minimal.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product mate

Mir
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Post by: Dragun on May 18, 2012, 08:55:35 PM
Nice to see it coming along bud, a world away from when I last saw it locked up :) can\'t wait to see it on the strip.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: C J R on May 31, 2012, 12:13:23 PM
Grant,
Don\'t think we are not interested. I\'m like Malcolm, interested but cannot offer any direct advice.
 
Keep up the good work. At least I\'m local and can bob over for a view when its finished.
 
Chris
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 01:00:33 PM
Thanks for the kind words.

I currently haven\'t been able to anything on the car as I\'m working nights and have been doing for the last 2 months I think. I am just waiting on getting my turbo manifold modified so the turbo clear the LIM then I can get the 4" piping done. Then I will sort the radiator piping, then oil coolers.

Biggest job to do is making my  custom front hubs for the FD brake discs I\'m using and make caliper mounting brackets. I have drawn up all the designs for these bits but just need to get to a lathe with my dad and make them.

I will get a picture up today of where I have mounted the CC rad, the positioning of it should see that I never get heat soak.

Currently I am also debating purchasing a Haltech ECU, Steve has go one but can\'t let it go unless someone buys the 20B seperate from him. But if I sell my apexi and data logging I will have most of the money for the Haltech. And work is currently giving me cash to spend on nice things. The reason for wanting a different ecu is that it comes with its own wiring harness, which means I\'m not using an old FD harness like I currently have, even though I have stripped it down and removed and repaired any broken wires. All I have to do with the Haltech is solder on the plugs I need, of which I may be able to get new ones instead of some of the ones I have on the look which are a bit brittoe.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: steve garbutt on May 31, 2012, 02:46:46 PM
Just a bit more encouragement Grant, i visit this thread often as it makes me wanna get on with mine :Thumbsup!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 03:39:39 PM
Quote from: steve garbutt;824924
Just a bit more encouragement Grant, i visit this thread often as it makes me wanna get on with mine :Thumbsup!
cheers mate, i think im getting a little frustarted with the fact i have got to drive around a boring ford focus, i havent been in or driven a fast car for some time now and its really getting to me:Grrr:mad::reallymad:2Mad but once this car is done im sure i will be satisfied, if not i will turn the boost up!!:Giggle:eek
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 03:53:02 PM
right, so i went and took some pictures of the under car radiator for the charge cooler, i kind of stole this idea from a guy building an rx4 on ausrotary, but my design is better and his radiator is too big to cool the water temps down properly.
 
Basically a CC radiator doesnt see the same kind of temps that a normal engine radiator sees eg 90*C. A CC radiators water will be around 30-40*C so a thinner radiator is necesary to cool the water but a large volume of water in the overall system will keep the air temp passing through the CC nice and cool.
 
also from emailing the guys at PWR they have told me that if i were to build a header tank for the rad and fill it with dry ice or norml rice to cool the water to close to 0*C wich will give sub ambient air temps, which means more POWWWWAAAAHHH!!!
 
the water flow through the CC unit is in the opposite direction to the air flow, i cant remember why but this is what PWR say to do to gain best cooling results.
 
heres a few pics of where the rad is,
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4229.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4226.jpg)
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4225.jpg)
 
 
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4231.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 03:57:17 PM
i will be monting a large slime line fan or 2 small ones on the rad to cool the water when im stationary (read sat in the pits waiting to nail it up the 1/4 mile at pod) i have now realised how low my car is at the back at the moment, but this may be down to it only having the leef springs on there as i havent purchased new adjustable shockers. but still its low even with the 16" rear FD wheels.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: steve garbutt on May 31, 2012, 03:58:14 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;824935
cheers mate, i think im getting a little frustarted with the fact i have got to drive around a boring ford focus, i havent been in or driven a fast car for some time now and its really getting to me:Grrr:mad::reallymad:2Mad but once this car is done im sure i will be satisfied, if not i will turn the boost up!!:Giggle:eek


Well with me having the RX7 the RX3 and the RX8 all being prepped all i had left was the ford ranger, so i purchased myself a Merc SL55 AMG to have a play in :Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 04:04:47 PM
this is the kind of hoes i will be running through the inside of the car http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLEAR-BRAIDED-PVC-WATER-AIR-HOSE-PIPE-HEAVY-DUTY-/120878341878?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item61ce166a85 in the passenger side footwell front to rear, i am running it inside the car so it doesnt get damaged and i can keep an eye on the water colour for debris and if its frozen in the winter. I was going to use aluminium piping under the car but it maens using joiners and more clamps, with the braided hose i can do the flow and return in one piece with minimum clamps and joiners
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 04:06:40 PM
Quote from: steve garbutt;824941
Well with me having the RX7 the RX3 and the RX8 all being prepped all i had left was the ford ranger, so i purchased myself a Merc SL55 AMG to have a play in :Thumbs-up
an RX8 too? your just greedy steve;) what are you having done too it?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: steve garbutt on May 31, 2012, 04:29:16 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;824944
an RX8 too? your just greedy steve;) what are you having done too it?

Its just a stock blue RX8 that iv put some black paint on and stripped it for oulton and snetterton :D
Some good pads installed and removing tones of stuff should make for some fun i think :D
ill have to get some piccys up as its going to be a buget tracker, iv only got 5 hrs prep invested into it :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 04:34:04 PM
oulton and snetterton, couldnt have picked 2 tracks further apart. lol.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: steve garbutt on May 31, 2012, 04:47:56 PM
only full trackdays that are on MRC at the mo :)
Always best going with gents ya know and are local\'ish ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Casey on May 31, 2012, 05:07:54 PM
:mmmm Nice work there Grant, always good to see some pics!

:mmmm:mmmm Steve, looking forward to seeing what you\'ve done to your RX-8 at Oulton and Snetterton:)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2012, 05:34:31 PM
Carl i can see you looking, what you think about using a haltech?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 07, 2012, 12:37:54 PM
finally got my ebay manifold moddified so that the turbo clears the LIM on my engine.
 
i bought a Racing Beat header flange from Clive (thanks again Clive;) )so that it coul be welded to the exhisting flange to move the turbo further away from the LIM, i have seen someone in the states do exactly the same as me and have no problems and he is running a BW turbo and also a supercharger, i also bought a true T4 flange as the flange on the manifold has been opened out for some reason and is a complete mismatch for the flange on the turbo, however now it is bang on. the manifold has become heavier but most of the weight is bolted too the engine but i will also be bracing the turbo to help spread the weight as big turbos like the BW366 i have are also quite heavy.
 
anyway picture time of the manifold and the welds, which my friend has done for free, he is a tutor at barnsley college so knows how to do his stuff good.
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4240.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4239.jpg)
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(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4237.jpg)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 07, 2012, 12:44:52 PM
the second picture shows he has actually welded inside the flange too like i asked him, he said it was really difficult but he has done and amazing job in such a small opening!! Thank you Craig.
 
the last picture looks great, awesome beads from his TIG welding skills :D you can also see the blueing effect on the metal which goes to show how much heat is produced from welding stainless steel.
 
i have asked him a while ago if he would make a manifold from scratch but he said he wouldnt know where to start as it is not the kind of welding fabrication he has done. which is a shame :(
 
i was going to get the mani mounted and the turbo bolted in today for some pics of it in the engine bay but the weather is crap and i got to work at 2 so not enough time, more pics will come as soon as its all in bolted up, and maybe with some bracing for the turbo too. this will also allow me to finish the intercooler piping off too, of which my friend will be welding
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 07, 2012, 12:52:49 PM
got a couple of pictures of a beatiful GTO drag car at the main event last weekend, didnt take many pictures as i was too busy watching the racing and sticking my fingers in my ears, and most of the car were hidden under camoflage covers as i couldnt find half of them when walking around the pits, anyway this car was running " 88mm turbos attached to a big v8, man i love these cars!
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4234.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4235.jpg)
 
holes in the bonnet are for air for the turbos, not for catching bugs ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2012, 04:38:23 PM
so i have got a few days clear with no work in sight for the moment, which has given me time to get things mounted onto the engine.
 
a few pics of the turbo and fanimold bolted together
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/408fe1a4.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/b286ccd5.jpg)
 
i really like this shot for some reason
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/72c0807a.jpg)
 
spinny spinny:Giggle with compressed air dont know how to load videos but hopefully this link will work.
http://s1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/?action=view¤t=a6be603d.mp4
 
a few engine bay shots with the turbo mounted,
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/65ca7144.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/45a647e7.jpg)
 
 
 
 
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/a2a8b93a.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/b2a7025b.jpg)
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Post by: mpk490p on June 13, 2012, 04:46:22 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;825580
got a couple of pictures of a beatiful GTO drag car at the main event last weekend, didnt take many pictures as i was too busy watching the racing and sticking my fingers in my ears, and most of the car were hidden under camoflage covers as i couldnt find half of them when walking around the pits, anyway this car was running " 88mm turbos attached to a big v8, man i love these cars!
 
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4234.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DSCF4235.jpg)
 
holes in the bonnet are for air for the turbos, not for catching bugs ;)


The motor is coming along nicely :)
saw this same GTO at the Autosport show
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2012, 04:48:58 PM
as you can see there isnt much room between turbo and LIM but theres loads compared to what it was before which was none existent. tommorrow i am going to pick up and swap my front housing for one that has a 90* bend on it, of which borgwarner turbos give as an option not a welded on jobby, to help simplify the pipe work for the CC and look a lot neater.
 
i also need to mount my alternator thingy to see how much lower i can drop the CC so that the filler neck, which can be seen on the end of the blue 90* silicone bend on top of the CC, clears my bonnet when closed. I probably dont need to drop it as it will push down and not damage anything but it will just bug me if i dont as it wont be quite right.
 
need to build brackets for mounting my davis craig EWP (electric water pump) which i might do 2moro.
 
i have also re-wrapped my wiring harness and chop old crappy wires out that were broke and replaced with new, and i have heat shrinked it all. someone said heat shrinking an old harness couldnt be done, well i did it and looks the nuts compared to what mazda made, still got a few wires im not too sure if i need or not, such as the ones that go to the gear box. when the car is running i will know if they are not needed and chop them off to smarten everything up.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2012, 04:51:23 PM
Quote from: mpk490p;826228
The motor is coming along nicely :)
saw this same GTO at the Autosport show
thank you its getting there slowly but trying to do things once so the build is taking longer:(
 
 there were many other beautiful cars at santa pod but didnt take photos, will hopefully get some at the next event.
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Post by: Mir on June 13, 2012, 05:21:21 PM
Looking good Grant:mmmm

Cant wait to hear and see it:Thumbsup!

Mir
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Post by: mpk490p on June 13, 2012, 05:27:50 PM
where did you get the manifold from Grant? was it a stock gen 2?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2012, 05:43:40 PM
Quote from: mpk490p;826236
where did you get the manifold from Grant? was it a stock gen 2?


The manifold was something that Carl had. I take it you mean the lower inlet manifold? It is a cast piece, it says simplmaz on it. The TBs are from EFI hardware.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: C J R on June 14, 2012, 07:42:01 AM
Looking good Grant.
 
Like the quality of your work.
 
Chris
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2012, 08:43:10 AM
Quote from: C J R;826326
Looking good Grant.
 
Like the quality of your work.
 
Chris
thank you, hopefully my quality of work will match your quality and detail you have done on your car.
 
really wish i had a TIG welder and knew how to use it as i could get all of the CC piping done today.
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Post by: Casey on June 14, 2012, 01:30:05 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;826336
thank you, hopefully my quality of work will match your quality and detail you have done on your car.


Grant, just ask Chris how his SatNav is attached ;)

Sorry, couldn\'t resist :D

Seriously though, both of you have/are doing some really excellent work. I can\'t see we\'ll be able to match the quality with Kimi\'s restoration, but you guys set high standards to aim for!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2012, 02:41:08 PM
Quote from: Casey;826358
Grant, just ask Chris how his SatNav is attached ;)

Sorry, couldn\'t resist :D

Seriously though, both of you have/are doing some really excellent work. I can\'t see we\'ll be able to match the quality with Kimi\'s restoration, but you guys set high standards to aim for!


Kimi? Is that th FB a few of you are redoing? Is there a thread on it as I have probably not seen it. If you want an opinion on things for Kimi then I will give it, I find it\'s easiest when someone from outside of the box makes a suggestion on how to do something a different way even if it isn\'t how you want to do something, but it will alter how you to it to bring the ideas together.

Whilst I have been building my car I have changed things multiple times because once I have made a part I can see how to make it better.

For instance I have just been and swapped the compressor cover on my turbo today to make my piping simpler and neater.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2012, 03:37:38 PM
in my previous post i said i was going to be removing the current compressot cover and exchanging for one with a 90* bend on it, drove to AET turbos, 50 mile around trip and swapped my old one for this new one, well chuffed!!
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/6a13b796.jpg)
 
whilst the comp housing was off i got to see the comp wheel so i took the obligatory pics,
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/2c6ef0c7.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7449ec57.jpg)
 
on the customer service desk they have this great piece for every petrol heads mantlepiece
 
Sectioned turbo showing all the inner workings, bearings, oilways etc
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/81d8a8d6.jpg)
 
In this next picture i am trying to give you a view of what it will lokk like when its all welded together. I am going to be modifying the plenum so that the 45* bend sweeps straight into the plenum instead of into the centre section, which means i can keep it all 4" / 102mm piping.
 
i have chopped a 102mm 90* bend down and taped a 76-102mm reducer on for the purpose of the picture, and stuck it onto the outlet of the turbo, this will then sweep into another 90* bend into the CC, all parts will be welded but using tape for the mo until i have everything in final positions.
 
the image i have in my head of the finished piping looks good, and i will only be using 2 silicone joiners
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/ea417e52.jpg)
 
and finally as you are all probably bored of my picture whoring over the last couple of days, one of the paint work, there are a lot of faint scratches you can see but they will polish out but i wanted to show you the amazing paint colour when the sun light hits it, a spread of light blue almost to black. For the rx8 fans reading my thread you will know that it is an RX8 colour, Stormy Blue, and is possibly the best colour going, its not cheap though.
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/519de176.jpg)
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Post by: Ada7 on June 14, 2012, 04:03:48 PM
The car has come a long way from when I saw it. Well done

Adam
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2012, 05:07:05 PM
Quote from: Ada7;826370
The car has come a long way from when I saw it. Well done
 
Adam
thanks, i do believe it was like a block of swiss cheese when you last saw it in the flesh?
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Post by: steve garbutt on June 14, 2012, 08:06:17 PM
Looking very neat as well grant :)
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Post by: RX-8888 on June 15, 2012, 04:56:21 AM
Nice work , mate.:)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 15, 2012, 06:20:22 PM
Quote from: steve garbutt;826405
Looking very neat as well grant :)

Quote from: RX-8888;826457
Nice work , mate.:)
thanks for the kind words guys:o
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 19, 2012, 03:42:42 PM
Just a few pieces for the puzzle that is my cc piping.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/555b0baa.jpg)

Also took delivery of my Kirkey seat.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/3ded86e7.jpg)

Complete with covers
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/e7794c8b.jpg)

One shot from the back
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/31cc4ad2.jpg)

Really happy with this seat, got it from a very generous member on here, delivered all for £200!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 19, 2012, 03:45:19 PM
The seat fits just right. It\'s a little tight on my thighs but they are bigger than the average persons. This is something I can live with as probably going to lose a little weight over the few months so should fit perfect then.

Can anyone help me with computer problems? I can post through my iPhone but can\'t post on MRC through laptop?
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Post by: C J R on June 19, 2012, 04:22:40 PM
I like the look of that seat ! What is the restriction like at arm height as it looks like the sides bend in a little.
What weight is this ?
 
Chris
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 19, 2012, 04:50:56 PM
It is very light. A few kilos maybe. I will try get some scales and weigh it for you. Chris if you want to try it out and sit in it you can come down to my house at the weekend or when ever I\'m at home? It\'s a snug fit. I rekon you would have more room than me in as I think I\'m a bit more muscular than you.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 19, 2012, 08:02:51 PM
chris it weighs 4.8kgs, plus the cover. maybe another kg at most
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Post by: TRIND-FD on June 19, 2012, 09:02:42 PM
Looking great grant,  are you gonna be ready for god of pod.   Was chatting with Garry Sunday. They were running the escort, getting some good times in too.
Was good to see him .
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 19, 2012, 09:26:18 PM
Quote from: TRIND-FD;826938
Looking great grant,  are you gonna be ready for god of pod.   Was chatting with Garry Sunday. They were running the escort, getting some good times in too.
Was good to see him .


I doubt it will be ready for this years GOP but definately next years. Lol. Work slows down my progress on the car but if I don\'t work I don\'t cash to spend on things. Have spoke to my friend that welded to manifold and he has said he will weld the ally bits for me too which is great.

Have you swapped in your bridge port motor yet Keith?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: TRIND-FD on June 19, 2012, 10:04:53 PM
No mate, not had time, :(. Need to get my ass into gear.  Couple of things to sort out and boom, get it in and mapped :)

Charge cooler looks nice :).  Top work on the welding.:Thumbs-up
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 20, 2012, 05:19:35 AM
Cheers Keith. My mate will be doing the rest of the welding so should look awesome, if I did the welding it would just look like pidgeon :censored::censored::censored::censored:.

The charge cooler looks good but it is huge! Trying to think of better way to support it but currently not having any luck :(
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Post by: 600gaz on June 30, 2012, 10:55:00 PM
It\'s taking shape nicely now . Nearly there .
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 01, 2012, 11:09:31 AM
Yes it\'s nearly there but once the engine bay is complete it\'s coming out again to paint the engine mount and reinforce it a little.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 24, 2012, 06:37:26 PM
Not much going on but iv been selling things and buyings to get the bits I want for the car and do things right the first time, I hope.

Sold my dataloggit, twin power, igniter, coils and ecu. Bought a Haltech e11v2 from Steve. This thing does so much more than the apexi and allows me to know the ins and outs of every part of my wiring. Also allows me to run 4 seperate coils and up to 8 injectors. I bought 4 x AEM smart coils, picked up an under drive kit from Carl

Pic
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/18A9F5A7-60ED-4B34-90A9-FBBCC4755BB1-7510-00000E26736E66F6.jpg)
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Post by: mexx on August 26, 2012, 06:44:16 AM
awesome this work looks really really nice Grant keep it up.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on August 26, 2012, 09:20:58 AM
More shiney parts FTW!!!

When do you reckon you will have it on the road? :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 26, 2012, 09:28:58 AM
Quote from: Brett;834088
More shiney parts FTW!!!

When do you reckon you will have it on the road? :)


As soon as possible. Only thing that I need to get it moving is time, and I don\'t have much spare time due to working. It will be running for rotorstock next year as me and Steve are going to be fighting to take best old skool off Clive. Although I will blasting down the strip all day whilst Steve takes the attention in the stand.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on September 04, 2012, 02:13:01 PM
This needs to run!  And soon!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 07, 2012, 07:34:38 PM
Got something welded
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/4AE62C34-4F7D-4171-A6E7-95433140BEE7-14594-00001C4FA5EE3A56.jpg)
Bit of a pain as one piece is 2mm the other is 1mm. Luckily all the rest of the pieces are 2mm.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on September 07, 2012, 09:32:05 PM
1mm?  That seems really thin... is this on the pressure side?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 07, 2012, 11:30:47 PM
Yes just off the turbo, I think it will be fine, it may be 1.2mm. I\'m not going to be running huge pressure........ At the start, if it buckles, which it won\'t, I will change it
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 08, 2012, 11:31:48 AM
Quote from: Brett;835259
1mm?  That seems really thin... is this on the pressure side?


I don\'t think it will be too thin thinking about it. The guys that connect the gas pipe up for the fridges/freezers on sainsburys use copper pipe 10mm OD I think and that stuff is so soft you can bend it in your hand and they test that pipe work at 40 BAR. For 24 hours. That\'s 588 psi. Think I should be ok at 14.7 psi
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on September 08, 2012, 01:39:02 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of it deforming/denting easily :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 08, 2012, 01:58:05 PM
I think it will be fine, in this photo you can see where The reducer, 3"-4" is place. It is only a small piece and was the only one made from ally that I could find when I ordered all my pieces. Plus it is welded to a thicker piece and the structure and circular shape of the piping will aid in it strength.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/0B6A5CC5-A4EE-48E3-B215-3B6A4F757939-14594-00001D5F39BABE13.jpg)

You can get the picture total of what I\'m doing with the intake now. Just going to draw up the plenum on paper as you can see i have chopped the standard piece :) :eek
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: TRIND-FD on September 08, 2012, 02:08:43 PM
Chop chop :spank:p
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 08, 2012, 02:27:25 PM
Just scribbled these. My drawing skills are crap so you will just have to deal with it. I\'m better at making things out of metal so finished product will look good. If you have seen James willadays intake plenum mine will be kind of the same just a bit smaller as his is rather large.(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/E8589BA9-E34D-44EB-8C46-876B027B2756-14594-00001D628324EE79.jpg)

There\'s a guy called Erdin on t\'other site with same plenum.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: TRIND-FD on September 08, 2012, 03:02:02 PM
That looks like a dyson attachment , lol

Could of got a jw one on the summit order with a sketch :wiggle
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 08, 2012, 03:44:06 PM
Quote from: TRIND-FD;835304
That looks like a dyson attachment , lol

Could of got a jw one on the summit order with a sketch :wiggle


It wouldn\'t have fit my throttle body and LIM
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on September 08, 2012, 04:04:07 PM
This project is taking shaping nicely. Keep it up mate.

Mir
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 08, 2012, 04:25:22 PM
Quote from: Mir;835308
This project is taking shaping nicely. Keep it up mate.

Mir


Thanks bud, slowly but surely. Looking forward to seeing yours finished :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 23, 2012, 04:49:07 PM
I have been doing little pieces here and there on the car, and little bits add up to getting the car done quicker.
 
i have bought a gear box from Kev, it is in great condition and hasnt done many miles, hardly any grime on it.
 
i have made a 6mm steel plate to sandwich between the gear box sump plate with extra steel sticking further out to bolt another brace to the box and to the chassis floor, should make it super strong now, no smashed synchros until i get serious power.
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/1F043013-309A-4A26-B37C-94A07254E3A2-21736-00002C3EAACE58D2_zps96176764.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7070AB9D-1C4B-4911-B5BF-7F712BF0C9C1-21736-00002C3EB270A978_zps6cb72a91.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 23, 2012, 04:51:17 PM
as you can see i painted it stealth bomber matt black, should make it even stronger ;)
 
got some shiny new pieces from Clive at Mazdarotaryparts. came super quick, clutch release arm, clutch release bearing and clutch slave cylinder
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/C032087B-7997-45FA-9785-C4F8E8D4A7F7-21736-00002C3EC67698F0_zpsb13c5fec.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 23, 2012, 04:56:48 PM
have got some 3mm ally and 2mm ally, going to be making the plenum next weekend, and get it welded up by a friend of mine.
 
I have been trying to figure out how to fit my massive 60mm wategate and a 3" downpipe in the space available and have finally figured out what to do. Going to be cutting off the current wastegate piping, sealing it up. and cutting holes in the front side of the manifold and bring th wastegate forward as i have a huge amount of space there. bit of a pain in the butt chopping and welding things and i should have got someone to make me one from scratch but i just cant afford that amount for a custom mani when this one will do, and i rekon my movement of wastegate will be in a better position thatn the original
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 23, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
Also got a WI kit coming to me..... Pre turbo only:) :D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Mir on September 23, 2012, 07:05:02 PM
Very nice Grant. Keep it up. The parts looks fresh too:)

Best of luck with the remaining Project.

Mir
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Casey on September 24, 2012, 01:30:41 PM
Good to see this progressing Grant. I know what it\'s like trying to find time to get things done, I\'m having the same trouble with progressing my 1st Gen restoration project. Like you, I say to myself, every small piece of work is adding up to getting her back on the road, however long it takes! At least she is tucked up in the dry in my garage to stop the rust getting any worse.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 30, 2012, 03:41:10 PM
Made my plenum out of card today:)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/BB7D0BF2-E20A-42F2-A9C7-BDE9C7A3B979-25513-000032BF5F290F7E.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/EA7AD649-9122-4C6E-A884-D745951D0859-25513-000032BF64AA792A.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/09FF2CCF-2E0B-4656-B031-12F46BB6D860-25513-000032BF6BFC20AF.jpg)

In that picture is a turbo manifold I\'m chopping up to change my other one to suit my engine bay space. Nee the wastegate to come forwards from the Manu not backwards as there\'s not enough room for the massive tial beast.

Can anybody say WATER INJECTION PRE TURBO!!!!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/068DCD17-3076-445D-A9E8-2608A728231C-25513-000032BF739CB615.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 787b on September 30, 2012, 04:06:00 PM
very nice , awesome work:Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on September 30, 2012, 11:18:55 PM
Some nice engine bay bling going in . :cool
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on October 01, 2012, 07:58:04 AM
I\'m not sure that manifold will handle the boost, you need to use brown tape for maximum strength!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 01, 2012, 10:10:52 AM
Duct tape, it\'ll hold and be shiney like the chargecooler!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 01, 2012, 10:39:59 AM
Iv got some special chrome foil tape I stole/borrowed from the guys that lag all the pipes at work. It\'s strong stuff
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 01, 2012, 10:50:02 AM
But will it take your MAAAD boost?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 01, 2012, 11:20:31 AM
The boost will be fine, but I\'m having concerns about the water and methanol destroying the card:(
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 01, 2012, 12:00:25 PM
That\'s a worry, also if it\'s after your injectors then the petrol will really mess up the glue.  I\'d probably run a metal manifold, it\'ll be heavier, but avoid all these problems! :):Laugh:burnout
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 01, 2012, 12:57:46 PM
The plenum is before the the TBs. good job iv got some 3mm ally in my garage to cut out tonight
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 01, 2012, 02:27:30 PM
Good good, I am all for elegant engineering solutions and stuff but I think an ally intake plenum is the way ahead.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 01, 2012, 03:07:43 PM
Well I was thinking titanium but I can\'t quite cut that with my tin snips
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 01, 2012, 09:04:44 PM
Started off with this
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/0472898F-173A-404D-86DE-F66F47DED4EF-26165-000033C5FBB6B301.jpg)

Finished with these
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/760D18ED-2C88-4C08-9AC0-403EF0FB7D56-26165-000033C601B91CE0.jpg)

Got to fold the 2 side pieces and then get it welded up, can\'t wait to have it finished
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: C J R on October 02, 2012, 08:11:35 AM
Coming on very well Grant.
 
That\'s how I usually end up with shapes, lots of cut out card shapes and finally finished aluminium or stainless pieces. I haven\'t any welding equip though, so you have the added advantage.
 
Good luck, its great to see guys designing their own stuff.
 
Chris
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 02, 2012, 10:36:41 AM
Quote from: C J R;837207
Coming on very well Grant.
 
That\'s how I usually end up with shapes, lots of cut out card shapes and finally finished aluminium or stainless pieces. I haven\'t any welding equip though, so you have the added advantage.
 
Good luck, its great to see guys designing their own stuff.
 
Chris


We can\'t weld aluminium at my dads, need a 3 phase supply for a decent alli welder. Got at least 3 people I can go to though to get it done. Think the one lad will be happy to do straight welds as there won\'t be any gaps from my crap cutting skills on 4" piping. Lol.

Will hopefully have the plenum all finished by next week and then the final little pieces on the charge cooler done, then it\'s onto the radiator. Prety easy job I rekon.

Just remembered iv got to make a sump too, anyone recommend what thickness Ali to make it out of??
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 02, 2012, 11:02:02 AM
I think Greddy\'s ally sump for the RX8 is 6 mm aluminium.  Although since you\'re probably getting 3 times the power out of yours then you may gain something from a thicker sump adding some stiffness to the block.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 02, 2012, 01:22:04 PM
Quote from: Will66;837216
I think Greddy\'s ally sump for the RX8 is 6 mm aluminium.  Although since you\'re probably getting 3 times the power out of yours then you may gain something from a thicker sump adding some stiffness to the block.


I was thinking of running a sandwich plate made from steel in between the sump and the block?? Similar to my gear box brace plate that iv made. I\'m only going for 500 HP, it\'s not really that much power, if we were talking 750+ then I would say I\'m goin for lots of power.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 02, 2012, 02:01:01 PM
True, I was going on the assumption that an RX8, what the greddy sump is for, makes about 180-200bhp stock and you\'re going for over 500 bhp.  Steel Sandwich plate would help with block stiffness though.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 05, 2012, 08:23:24 PM
But more welding done. Slow and steady wins the race.

Wastegate vband

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/1155E009-173D-45DA-81CB-BBE5B1FF9058-211-00000019BDB8B2F1.jpg)


Charge cooler again. It\'s almost back to what it looked like when I got it, although I have rotated and replaced the bends to fit my car. Have got one
More piece to weld to the cc but can\'t do that until the plenum is done. That will be done for next weekend though hopefully.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/4C804EB5-0345-4CF4-8ED8-16E28A8FBC9F-211-00000019E195BBA4.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 05, 2012, 08:24:22 PM
I should have put a ruler next to the wastegate, I forgot
How big the damn thing is!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 06, 2012, 10:10:00 AM
I\'ve got to learn to weld.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: zeppelin101 on October 06, 2012, 10:33:36 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;837568
I should have put a ruler next to the wastegate, I forgot
How big the damn thing is!!


Done:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/zeppelin101/1155E009-173D-45DA-81CB-BBE5B1FF9058-211-00000019BDB8B2F1.jpg)

... Unless you meant a rule? :P
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 06, 2012, 10:38:07 AM
Quote from: zeppelin101;837596
Done:

(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a400/zeppelin101/1155E009-173D-45DA-81CB-BBE5B1FF9058-211-00000019BDB8B2F1.jpg)

... Unless you meant a rule? :P


Hahaha smarty pants, yes a rule. Not a dictator. Lol
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 06, 2012, 10:49:49 AM
Dictator or South Korea\'s best known rapper after a few too many burgers?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Casey on October 06, 2012, 11:01:03 AM
:Giggle:Giggle so that\'s what he does when he takes of the "fat suit" disguise!

BTW, nice work Grant :Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: zeppelin101 on October 06, 2012, 11:26:50 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;837597
Hahaha smarty pants, yes a rule. Not a dictator. Lol


I got pulled up on it at work on Tuesday, couldn\'t resist lol
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 09, 2012, 08:51:42 PM
I will just leave these here
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/45F896E3-7AD6-46A2-A479-55DE73B9AFF7-2019-0000041698187702.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/19684D4D-9B63-4A25-839F-A2ABDB204E2B-2019-00000416923B748E.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on October 09, 2012, 10:10:11 PM
Plenum of win!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 10, 2012, 06:08:28 AM
Yep. Should be be fully completed by the end of next week, have got hours of polishing to do on it then but that isn\'t a priority at the moment.

I decided that 3mm ally would be far superior to the previous cardboard design
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: C J R on October 10, 2012, 07:01:42 AM
Polishing !!!!!! Looks like I will have some competion !
 
Looking good Grant, roll on next year when we can see this in action.
 
Chris
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 10, 2012, 07:29:58 AM
Quote from: C J R;837910
Polishing !!!!!! Looks like I will have some competion !
 
Looking good Grant, roll on next year when we can see this in action.
 
Chris


Yes polished:) however I don\'t think I have the patience to get it as shiny as yours
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Ed_RX7parts on October 11, 2012, 05:53:42 PM
nice one...where is your throttle and how does it mount?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 11, 2012, 05:56:06 PM
Let me see if I have a picture bud. Otherwise I will take one 2moro and post it
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 11, 2012, 05:58:15 PM
Here you go
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/3c1e9ce5.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 11, 2012, 06:01:53 PM
And the other side.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/2a8f9f14.jpg)

LIM still needs porting to match the 2x 55mm throttle bodies and the side ports
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on October 11, 2012, 08:42:43 PM
Looking good mate . :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Ed_RX7parts on October 12, 2012, 12:55:59 AM
why did you change the plenum?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 12, 2012, 07:53:34 AM
Quote from: Ed_RX7parts;838071
why did you change the plenum?


To make it fit up to my 4" piping. The inlet on the plenum had a 3" piece going into it and I didn\'t want to have to reduce my piping back down to 3" from 4" as it would have made me have to use tighter bends. By altering it I can sweep the piping into the plenum with a 45* bend. With the original plenum I would have had to use 2 45s and reducer
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 12at on October 12, 2012, 10:38:08 PM
4" piping is way over kill!!

Personally. Wouldn\'t touch those air/water coolers with a 10 ft pole know people who have had them and have inlet temp issues ..

Air to air few :) good luck with it though
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 13, 2012, 07:39:58 AM
Quote from: 12at;838173
4" piping is way over kill!!

Personally. Wouldn\'t touch those air/water coolers with a 10 ft pole know people who have had them and have inlet temp issues ..

Air to air few :) good luck with it though


Thanks, I have had a few discussions with the guys at PWR and they are quite confident with my system layout.

I was a little concerned about getting the temps down from what I have found with others using water air coolers. What I have found is that others aren\'t using a cooler big enough to start with, I have the biggest one available, others also mount there cooler rads within a couple of feet of the actual cooler, mine is mounted at the rear of the car underneath the boot where the wheel well used to be, other don\'t use fans and the cooler rads, I will be using a couple, on at all times.

There a couple of other things that people do wrong, such as mounting the filler neck in the wrong place, it should be in the highest point of the system to remove air. The water should flow through the cooler in the opposite direction to the air flow. And the pump should be mounted at the lowest point of the system. People tend to put things where they can fit and hope that it works when it never will.

Plus I\'m going to be running pre turbo WI so should be all good!
Title: Xtreme delivery
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 04, 2012, 10:53:32 AM
So a box of goodies turned up:D

Currently emptying my garage to move the car from my dads to my house, can work on it without having to go further than 10 steps

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/DC761BDA-D617-46A9-BA03-B0BAC7EFCF85-70318-00001406A8AB6185.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 04, 2012, 03:27:00 PM
What\'s the advantage of that plenum/adapter vs the earlier design you normally see?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 04, 2012, 03:49:12 PM
Quote from: drtool;840233
What\'s the advantage of that plenum/adapter vs the earlier design you normally see?


Don\'t know, don\'t care. It makes everything fit together easier.

However larger plenums help with top end HP. More air available.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 05, 2012, 08:54:28 AM
I\'m talking about the electric water pump plenum/adaptor that fits in the front plate shown above my post.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 09:02:53 AM
Oh right, sorry.

The EWP is what I have to run as I have the side mount alternator kit, I could use the standard water pump but I don\'t want too. Steve Garbutt said I can\'t run the alternator in standard position as it looks rubbish. Gets in the way of viewing the engine block, which is what we all want to see isn\'t it? :D

I can also control the EWP off my ecu, I do this through one of the PWM outputs, pump will either run all the time time or switch on and off to keep the engine at whatever temperature I select on the ecu setup.

The main priority is tidying up the look of the engine though, the water pump housing looks pants.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 05, 2012, 09:21:29 AM
I know what you\'ve got there.

You have to relocate the alternator when you fit a EWP.

My question was, why that design and not this one:

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=120988041954

Any advantages?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 09:25:11 AM
I\'m not sure, when I did searching for alternator kit I found extreme rotaries so just bought all the stuff from there.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 09:26:54 AM
Wow triple post!! I can\'t view that item, I\'m on my phone. Could you post a picture of it?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 05, 2012, 09:59:04 AM
I\'m on my phone too



(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/craigdaviesewp2.jpg)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/craigdaviesewp.jpg)

Here it is dummied up:

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/IMG_0239-1.jpg)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/IMG_0237-1.jpg)

(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp190/wheresthebeef23/Spare%20engines/IMG_0235-1.jpg)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 10:20:27 AM
Only difference I can make out is that mine has 3 bolt holes and that mine give the water system a high point for bleeding air out better? Where\'s your filler neck?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 05, 2012, 12:07:46 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;840341
Where\'s your filler neck?


On top of the rad.

They come in both 2 and 3 bolt design. Much cleaner.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 04:50:51 PM
Quote from: drtool;840360
On top of the rad.

They come in both 2 and 3 bolt design. Much cleaner.


There\'s not much in it to be honest. I really like how mine looks and it\'s o ringed too. I\'m having the filler neck just after the outlet, hopefully this will be my highest point in the cooling system, then I will be using solid pipe, not silicone, down to the EWP then to the rad, from rad to inlet side in sold pipe too. Going to look much better than silicone piping.

I think if I would have looked for other option for the water inlet/outlet I would have had something else, probably like the one you posted but I can never be arsed searching around for cheaper alternatives. I went with the xtreme rotaries stuff as I remembered someone on ausrotary got parts from them
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 04:51:55 PM
My radiator is going to lower than the top of the engine too so I can\'t have a filler neck on the radiator:(
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Brett on November 05, 2012, 04:53:51 PM
What rad are you using?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 05:04:50 PM
eBay special. Worked great on my fd, should work great on this setup
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: drtool on November 05, 2012, 07:19:11 PM
You know EWPs don\'t like being hard mounted, right?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 07:50:47 PM
Quote from: drtool;840401
You know EWPs don\'t like being hard mounted, right?
no i didnt, do you mean solid mounted on its fixing points? there will be a silicone joiner between the solid pipes and the pump if thats what your referring too?
 
thanks for the advice though:Thumbsup!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 05, 2012, 08:10:50 PM
just found this on craig david website.
 
How and where do I fit the Electric Water Pump?
Both EWP®80 and EWP®115 Electric Water Pumps fit most makes and models and mount into the bottom radiator hose. You just cut out 100mm (4 inches) of hose and let the EWP in. The existing water pump housing is still required as an inlet into the engine block, or a blanking plate can be manufactured to bolt up to the block with an inlet for the radiator house to replace the old pump. It is recommended that you do not ‘hard mount’ your Electric Water pump. When firmly fixed to the chassis or engine, the EWP® may bow which disturbs the shaft seal and may cause a leak and not reseal when the EWP® cools. The EWP®115 weighs only 980 grams, therefore the radiator hose is more than capable of holding your lightweight EWP®. Should it be necessary to mount the pump we recommend you use rubber ‘cotton reel’ type mounts to help cushion the pump against vibration and you can use the extra holes around the perimeter of the base of the EWP for this purpose. A supplementary mounting plate can also be used for mounting purposes. Both kits come complete with all the necessary components required for easy installation and a comprehensive DIY instruction booklet.

 
thanks for heads up drtool, much appreciated
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Post by: BlitzBoy on November 06, 2012, 12:43:57 PM
The inlet housing (whre you have connected your water hoses to the top of the front plate) that replaces where the old water pump goes, where did you get that from? Im thinking of going electric water pump saves me fabbing one up
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Post by: colum on November 06, 2012, 12:55:44 PM
its and extreme rotaries one marco

ask very nicely and i may have an ewp to block adapter you can have ;)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 06, 2012, 01:18:50 PM
Yes it\'s an extreme rotaries ones. This going on your drag car mark?
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 06, 2012, 01:23:33 PM
Don\'t forget you need side mount alternator too;)
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Post by: BlitzBoy on November 06, 2012, 02:02:19 PM
Quote from: colum;840463
its and extreme rotaries one marco

ask very nicely and i may have an ewp to block adapter you can have ;)


wicked pretty please :D

yip going on drag car Grant
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 06, 2012, 02:14:56 PM
The fd drag car or you started on the rx2?
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Post by: BlitzBoy on November 06, 2012, 02:37:42 PM
the fd, no money for the rx2 , plus my team mate on the project needs to sort out his garage space so he can make a cage
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2012, 01:03:35 PM
Not a huge update but I\'m excited no the less.
Moved my car from parents to my garage!! This means when the soaps are on I can go and work on my car!!
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/782FD6DE-CA94-4F05-B4AA-854117BF574C-14409-00001F59DF8A257C.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/0A4F5248-8AEF-4905-A018-030B52EEE5EC-14409-00001F59E86A2D3C.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/A4F04AF7-1937-4260-8DC2-8E6E9BCEB4FB-14409-00001F59FF263934.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/95BE98C9-B018-4F66-B9C6-A6AEB721F6C7-14409-00001F5A10CF0445.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/537DE3AB-3D6D-45F2-BA8A-A606A3D1CBA9-14409-00001F5A16A510DD.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/833A3B05-B2A5-4A97-8CA8-3C23C910B9F1-14409-00001F5A1FA95501.jpg)

I have more than enough room down either side to work under the car, now need to order some fuel line and clips and also some brake line. And of course some cable for the battery feed from the boot space too the alternator.
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Post by: Ed_RX7parts on December 21, 2012, 01:16:38 PM
nice one/.......what mani did you use in the end?
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Post by: Brett on December 21, 2012, 02:27:24 PM
Run the radiator in the boot - it looks wicked mean like that :D
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2012, 02:43:31 PM
Quote from: Ed_RX7parts;845209
nice one/.......what mani did you use in the end?


Turbo manifold? I\'m using an eBay one at the moment but I\'m modifying the crap out of it to suit the engine bay. I\'m probably going to have to make my own from scratch which is what I was trying to avoid:( I have the turbo mounted in the best place possible to fit with the cooler and everything.

The wastegate positioning on FD manifolds, this eBay one, is a pain in the arse. Ian going to be cutting it off and bringing from the bottom of the manifold and towards the front of the car as I have more room there and it makes my down pipe build much much simpler.

I will be running a screamer pipe straight out  by the side of the driver side wheel! Nice noise and flames:D
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2012, 02:45:25 PM
Quote from: Brett;845218
Run the radiator in the boot - it looks wicked mean like that :D


I wish I could, it would be far easier but I already have the charge cooler radiator mounted under the boot floor! I may end up mounting the rad back there in the future, if I go 20B:D
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2012, 05:54:56 PM
Right time for some picture whoring. Seen as the car is in my back garden, would have been rude to not put the side mount on and the new water inlet/outlet wouldn\'t it.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/A0A99F84-F0DD-41D8-BEC4-4DE67357C98F-15241-00001F8CBC9D2251.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/72006AF0-5763-4237-9179-D7C0FC6BD284-15241-00001F8CC79AAC35.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7B748851-9213-4170-B053-1DE413E0FCE2-15241-00001F8CCD1B56A0.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/077913DB-2D4E-43FC-92FD-99F22323A534-15241-00001F8CD26E43F6.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/7B3BA03D-EB7B-4355-95E9-1B24CCBF2920-15241-00001F8CD76737F1.jpg)

This kit came with no instructions but I didn\'t need it as its so simple. You have to remove a few studs from the block but easily done with a pair of grips.

The alternator pulley doesn\'t line up with the FD front cover pulley but I\'m not fussed. Going to machine a pulley to fit out of aluminium. I could just swap to an fc front cover but that\'s not an option for me
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 31, 2012, 05:00:09 PM
Fuel line turned up today. Got some clips for it it too. Hopefully get it installed this week. Need a couple of axle stands though.
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/14BE6B6C-BC9D-4951-A999-805B2694D4B6-35864-00000A4610C46279.jpg)
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Post by: Brett on December 31, 2012, 07:25:11 PM
I might have to find an excuse to head over and take a nosey at this Grant :Giggle
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 31, 2012, 07:28:35 PM
If your near Huddersfield any time you can come have a look
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Post by: grinder on December 31, 2012, 08:15:00 PM
thats one hell of a drive over Brett .. you would have to bob in and see me on the way over :D
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Post by: steve garbutt on December 31, 2012, 09:10:27 PM
still aint seen this myself and grant is only down the road haha :)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 31, 2012, 09:14:40 PM
Come over and look Steve. Anytime you want.
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Post by: Brett on December 31, 2012, 10:44:48 PM
Epic road trip anyone?
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Post by: Will66 on December 31, 2012, 10:52:26 PM
Sneak around the North looking at interesting Old School Rotary Builds.  Fun times for all.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 31, 2012, 10:54:03 PM
Iv got plenty of t and coffee. All welcome. Got some bud in the fridge in the garage too if that\'s what you prefer.
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Post by: Will66 on December 31, 2012, 10:58:32 PM
I need more power outlets in my garage.  Garage Fridge sounds like an essential tool.  Might have to wait until I\'ve got the hoist and engine stand though.
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Post by: Brett on December 31, 2012, 11:00:09 PM
Hmmm 4 hours and 26mins drive....

:Giggle
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 31, 2012, 11:11:41 PM
TBH the fridge is in the damn way!! That\'s a long drive Brett!!
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Post by: Will66 on December 31, 2012, 11:22:11 PM
4 hours 26 minutes drive......pfffft, home to work is 7 hours.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 31, 2012, 11:24:28 PM
It takes me 3 mins to make pop tarts.

We\'re talking times so thought I would chop in as I felt left out. Ha
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 11, 2013, 03:00:17 PM
Well this turned up today, 6 days late!

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/484D8F5A-30A3-4B9C-85CA-8C50823173D4-15420-000004755DF9FCB8.jpg)

From china via the US. Quality bit of kit, good enough for sick notes 3 rotor and Steve putts race car, good enough for my drag car
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Post by: Mir on January 12, 2013, 12:57:31 AM
Loving the build grant... It\'s getting there.. Soon you will be enjoying your car mate :-)

Mir
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Post by: Will66 on January 12, 2013, 08:34:45 AM
You have to love anything with old school toggle switches and a start button.  This is going to be cool.
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Post by: Brett on January 12, 2013, 10:54:01 AM
Yep - anything that has a row switches and at least one safety cover is full of win :D
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2013, 03:15:33 PM
Thanks guys. Going to be wiring the panel dothat you still need the key to start otherwise anyone could steal it! Just waiting for a tool to help make AN fittings off easier. Once the sump, oil cooler and rad code is in I could probably get it running! But it won\'t have any brakes:(
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Post by: Will66 on January 12, 2013, 03:34:25 PM
I\'m considering fitting a covered toggle switch AND a key switch to disable my traction control.  Just because it looks badass.
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Post by: Brett on January 17, 2013, 12:28:40 PM
Is it running yet?
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 17, 2013, 01:10:05 PM
Ha, no. Still waiting on this stupid tool for the braided hose.  I\'m in no rush to get it done. Can\'t wait though
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 29, 2013, 01:42:21 PM
When you have the right tools

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/47E8C167-F260-4CA3-9780-F907009F05AB-32330-0000089B45E97609.jpg)

These are fun and easy to do

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/ECFFCCF4-35AA-414D-843E-00374965E097-32330-0000089B630CD5D5.jpg)
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Post by: C J R on January 29, 2013, 04:09:29 PM
Well done Grant.
 
I know where to visit if I need some doing !!!
 
Chris
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Post by: Prof on January 29, 2013, 04:17:19 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;849196
When you have the right tools
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/47E8C167-F260-4CA3-9780-F907009F05AB-32330-0000089B45E97609.jpg)
 
These are fun and easy to do
 
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/ECFFCCF4-35AA-414D-843E-00374965E097-32330-0000089B630CD5D5.jpg)

 
That looks like a nice job - I did mine by hand - not too bad if you cut the braided hose with a dremmel so you get a lovely clean cut, but how do those black chunky things work then?
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 29, 2013, 04:18:33 PM
Bring any down and I will do them for you. Cut the lengths and I will make them up, I can do -6,-8,-10 I didn\'t see the need to get -4 maybe need the -12 though for oil lines?? Hmm
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 29, 2013, 04:21:52 PM
Quote from: Prof;849218
That looks like a nice job - I did mine by hand - not too bad if you cut the braided hose with a dremmel so you get a lovely clean cut, but how do those black chunky things work then?


You put the screw off piece of the fitting inside the black cube, put cube in vice, push hose in:D the entrance of the cube is angle and pushes any frayed end in nice and easy. I also have a vice grips for AN fitting which you out the other part into the grips then push and screw the hose piece on. I was amazed how quick and easy it was
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 29, 2013, 04:32:33 PM
In here first
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/D7CC60BB-3641-408F-A609-2CCDB167DB82-32796-000008B47A15A5B5.jpg)

Spacer in the back for right fitment :)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/D7AC39EC-1EAE-4039-BB30-D3764AF858F9-32796-000008B482346967.jpg)

Then into the vice

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/8AAC9844-6490-4123-AE6E-3751B52EF5DC-32796-000008B48C4FCFCD.jpg)
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Post by: Ada7 on January 29, 2013, 05:38:57 PM
Neat job :Thumbs-up

Adam
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2013, 06:10:57 PM
Well iv contacted the people that Gaz got his brakes from for his amazing project. I was going to make my own hubs and caliper mounting brackets but being able to get stuff essentially off the shelf is going to be better.

Here\'s the email I got back

We can do a conversion for the RX7 1st generation which would include rotors, bells, calipers, brackets, pads, fluid and hoses.  
 
For the 16" wheel we would recommend a 300/28mm Monster 4 conversion which is £979.87 + Vat
For the 17" wheel we would recommend a 335/32mm Monster 4 conversion which is £1138.87 + Vat.
 
We can also do a Monster 6 version for both of the above.  Our monster 6 300/28mm conversion is £1105.87 and the 335/32mm would be £1264.87 all + vat.
 

I will be going for the 300mm 4pot calipers as I\'m going for 16" wheels up front as 17" may be just a bit too big looking for the rx4. The 6pots I don\'t think will be necessary. If I need to stop that quick I will just install a chute :evillaugh
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Post by: Will66 on March 28, 2013, 07:18:43 PM
Nice.  Also, four pots will work better with a smaller master cylinder and since it\'s going to be a street-strip car the brakes will be fine on the street and you\'ll have enough stopping power from the 130 mph-ish terminal speeds you\'re aiming for on the strip.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2013, 08:14:46 PM
Plus I don\'t want my face coming off when I press the brake pedal as the car is very light:)
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Post by: 600gaz on March 28, 2013, 10:46:57 PM
That\'s cool , saves foooookin about wasting time making stuff . Will stop well with 300mm and big calipers and alot cheaper than crashing , lol .
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Post by: re japi on March 29, 2013, 07:00:36 AM
" alot cheaper than crashing , lol "

That is the wizes thing i have ever heard :)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2013, 02:18:30 PM
So a couple things have happened, fuel lines and FPR are in. Fuel system now 95% complete :D

Got myself some light weight front wheel for when I go racing

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/D79CDD66-57D9-44FE-A084-3E51EB121A71-25853-000007508C1C30C8.jpg)

Had them blasted and powder coated silver.

When I get my drag tyres I will be getting them powder coated a different colour but not letting on what colour they will be until they\'re done.

So the company I contacted don\'t actually do a brake kit without making custom one off hubs which require a long wait time, so B&Q I to square one and were making them ourselves, dads got a lathe, going to teach me to use it and make my own hubs:D:D

Here\'s the aluminium in the lathe, soon these will be hubs
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/AD6A0832-3B95-40C6-AE8D-35520BA6C496-25853-00000750685AB538.jpg)
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Post by: Brett on May 24, 2013, 02:46:46 PM
Do the skinny wheels/tyres have a bad effect on braking?

I would have thought it could be a worry?  (It\'s something I\'ve been considering)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2013, 03:14:55 PM
Rob blackshaw runs them on his 8 second FD. Just needs better tyres as the skin us are only rated for 65mph. I won\'t be driving the car daily with the skinnys, just racing.

Probably going to use some spacers to give it a wider track at the front so it looks right and helps the steering be more stable
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2013, 03:16:48 PM
Also I\'m not going to be slammig on the brakes or need to be slowing down that quick as if I\'m going that quick to cause problems under braking I will just use a parachute but I doubt I will ever go that fast
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Post by: Will66 on May 24, 2013, 04:44:23 PM
Skinny tyres on the front mean less rolling resistance on the drag strip so faster times, they do limit the amount of braking you can do but since the \'Pod has enough space to slow a Top Fueller with a failed chute safely then I don\'t think a ten second car has much to worry about.  You\'ll certainly be able to scrub off enough speed to get off at the exit lane safely with the narrow tyres.

These are the sort of things you\'d be using. (http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/strip.php?item=ETFront)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2013, 07:48:26 PM
Yes those are the type will. Won\'t be needing them until the cars running, money better spent elsewhere at the mo
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Post by: Will66 on May 24, 2013, 11:26:10 PM
No point getting track shoes if you can\'t get it out the garage.  Looking forward to seeing this make a pass some time!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 25, 2013, 01:13:36 PM
Me too, once its running I won\'t be going all out for a ten as I want it caging before going really hard
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Post by: colum on May 27, 2013, 09:39:34 AM
Rob doesn\'t actually use them for rolling resistance or any bs like that, skinnies actually stablise the car at top end.

The wider the front tyre, the more the car will move around. It\'s actually quite a bit when you get up over 125mph
Hope they are 17\'s grant, easier to get tyres for ;)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 15, 2013, 07:19:35 PM
Quote from: colum;858453
Rob doesn\'t actually use them for rolling resistance or any bs like that, skinnies actually stablise the car at top end.

The wider the front tyre, the more the car will move around. It\'s actually quite a bit when you get up over 125mph
Hope they are 17\'s grant, easier to get tyres for ;)


Hey Colum, didn\'t see you had posted. I had seen you say they help with the car moving around, especially with the proper drag tyres on.

Iv just checked the size and it says D16, so I take it they\'re 16". I didn\'t know they did a 17" Mazda skinny:( are the 16" tyre available or not? I have got a friend who goes to York drag strip with his friends and they race a car in the low 8s and has said to let him know when I need some tyres and he would sort me out, but iv got to be willing to have some rims have screws driven through them?!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 15, 2013, 07:39:55 PM
Just gonna leave a few pictures of today\'s work, got some motivation back :)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/8DFC1395-F9FB-4C34-99D5-FDDBA6091FCD-21707-000005FEB40469D3.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/84421E29-611F-470F-904C-F2D127A29607-21707-000005FEBD53F2C6.jpg)
Cardboard sump for the win!! Before you say it won\'t work I\'m going to use high temp silicone in the corners and paint it, I will also be using dry oil so the card doesn\'t get soggy:D going to be using 5/6 mm aluminium, I decided to this as its easier to start from scratch instead of welding an FD sump front and FC sump rear together which I would never be happy with, this ally one will look the dogs nads!!

Decided to put thes on the car:)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/9D94A396-1E5F-4AFF-8BE5-29C55FF38CDD-21707-000005FEC58B141A.jpg)(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/04C0592D-F94A-4DD8-A593-3B8DB6143554-21707-000005FECF8FF8ED.jpg)
It makes it far easier to get around my car and they are waaaay lighter, might put the front wing on to see how they look, think I will need some spacers to get the so called EPIC WHEEL FITMENT YO!(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/04C0592D-F94A-4DD8-A593-3B8DB6143554-21707-000005FECF8FF8ED.jpg)

And this is what I\'m most excited about, my dad showe me the basics of using his lathe, and how to convert my metric measurement into imperial as the lathe is imperial, very simple really. I just roughed this chunk of ally out to within 2mm of what it will be finished too. Just waiting on a chick so I can centre bore it out and do the seats for the bearings:D also need to get some soft jaws so things stay accurate when I take the hub out of the jaws and turn it around to face off the other side

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/B654C1AA-FB97-4856-972F-DFF5AE88D665-21707-000005FED7B73D95.jpg)
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Post by: shaunwil on June 15, 2013, 09:32:44 PM
Looking very good. Remember not to take huge cuts when roughing and you can always pass back over when you just need to take a very fine cut.

Another handy trick for checking tool height as well is to get a steel rule between the job and tool. If its pointing vertical then the tool height is set right and your on centre.

There can be a huge pleasure making something on the lathe then putting it to use.

Shaun
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 15, 2013, 10:19:54 PM
Thanks for the advice, we started taking 1mm off, across the diameter to see how it was cutting and if the motor was coping, we could go up to 6mm and it was cutting fine but backed it to 4mm to get a better cut. I had to machine it down to 140mm diameter and then down to 70mm so you can imagine it took a while to get it down to where it is now. Tried a couple of different cutting speeds to. I can\'t wait to work on it again, I will be really happy when its done. Need to get some metal to make my caliper mounts now :)

I just realised today that I could have put my engine in an FC and had some use out of it!! Doh, bet I could pick up a blown t2 and put my engine:) the. Swap it into the rx4 when rx4 is ready to blast!! Hmm ideas ideas.
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Post by: Will66 on June 15, 2013, 10:58:49 PM
Lathes are cool, I spent a happy summer making parts for hillclimb cars on a lathe when I was 17.
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Post by: colum on June 16, 2013, 12:59:08 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;859473
Hey Colum, didn\'t see you had posted. I had seen you say they help with the car moving around, especially with the proper drag tyres on.

Iv just checked the size and it says D16, so I take it they\'re 16". I didn\'t know they did a 17" Mazda skinny:( are the 16" tyre available or not? I have got a friend who goes to York drag strip with his friends and they race a car in the low 8s and has said to let him know when I need some tyres and he would sort me out, but iv got to be willing to have some rims have screws driven through them?!

You can get 16" yeah but 15" and 17" are the most common so usually cheaper :Thumbs-up
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2013, 01:36:34 PM
Quote from: colum;859496
You can get 16" yeah but 15" and 17" are the most common so usually cheaper :Thumbs-up


Ah ok, not too bothered about price as I can\'t see me needing to replace them too often. The rears however....

When I move onto a proper drag tyre I won\'t be using the standard FD wheels, possibly get a 15" rim on there with a little trimming of the rear calipers
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Post by: jackst on June 16, 2013, 08:47:32 PM
hi do you still have the rx4 engin could you let me know how much you want for it
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 17, 2013, 04:14:17 PM
Quote from: jackst;859529
hi do you still have the rx4 engin could you let me know how much you want for it


I have the parts for it as I stripped it down, the housings are sort of not useable but the plates are in great condition., I sold the carb ages ago though not much left of it. Oh I have the eshaft and the rotors too along with counter weights front cover, oil pump, I also have the gear box, 5speed, I think I have the sump somewhere too, as for price?? I don\'t know what it\'s all really worth:(
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 17, 2013, 04:17:48 PM
So this is going to become an alternator pulley so I can use the FD front cover with my side mount alternator kit:)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/9D6B6ED8-8BAB-473D-90D9-4EF94C9D157E-27897-000007ABB3B22C53.jpg)

And this sheet of 6mm 400 x 1000mm sheet is going to become a sump over the next couple of weeks :D
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/40C0C67E-B491-4561-B4EA-13D42E09CC17-27897-000007ABA9F1C34F.jpg)

Being much thicker than the standard sump it should provide some strength. I decided to make my own sump because it is probably easier than welding 2 together like I need too, and I like making stuff
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: jackst on June 17, 2013, 09:44:10 PM
how much would you like for every thing you have for the mazda rx4
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2013, 06:18:44 PM
One hub, 75% finished, another couple of hours on the otherside and it will be finished:D just need some soft jaws now
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/1E20881A-8940-4DA9-8A2D-A05662EFF75D-41863-000010E0243C226A.jpg)
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Post by: TiddlesRX7 on June 26, 2013, 07:22:48 PM
Nice work Grant. I like the fact your making the bits yourself rather than buying them or getting someone to make them. Makes me miss my lathe.
Ade
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2013, 08:05:03 PM
Quote from: TiddlesRX7;860028
Nice work Grant. I like the fact your making the bits yourself rather than buying them or getting someone to make them. Makes me miss my lathe.
Ade


Thanks:) I could have bought the hubs and caliper mounts from an Australian company but would have been north of £1,000 straight away, those chunks of ally cost me £50 maybe a bit more. Bought a boring bar for £5.50, electric is free to run the lathe as my dad has solar panels, which were also free:D

Bearings cost £40.

Less than £100 so far.

The money I save can pay for other things such as dyno time once its running.
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Post by: steve garbutt on June 26, 2013, 11:56:06 PM
Some nice work there grant :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2013, 07:34:21 PM
New turbo position??? Going to be making my own manifold as i just enjoy making stuff!! So might as well "try" something a bit different
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/97EBDC83-6112-48CA-891D-1EA2A40D29D7-48015-000019872A738203.jpg)
I should be able to just chop and weld the CC piping
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Post by: C J R on July 22, 2013, 12:26:05 PM
Interesting......will this be at Rotorstock as work in progress ??
 
Chris
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2013, 12:31:51 PM
Quote from: C J R;861425
Interesting......will this be at Rotorstock as work in progress ??
 
Chris


Funnily enough I have been thinking about this today. We shall see, I have no tow vehicle or trailer so will cost me a fair bit to bring it down for the day.

I will think about it some more though.
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Post by: BlitzBoy on July 22, 2013, 03:31:43 PM
Don\'t bother Grant, save your pennies towards the build. have never understood the mentality of bringing cars down to shows as work in progress projects, smacks as a waste of money and time, majority of people will look and think "oh that\'s nice, does it run? No, oh thats a bit rubbish then" and walk on by. Not worth the effort and stress dude.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2013, 03:38:10 PM
Quote from: BlitzBoy;861436
Don\'t bother Grant, save your pennies towards the build. have never understood the mentality of bringing cars down to shows as work in progress projects, smacks as a waste of money and time, majority of people will look and think "oh that\'s nice, does it run? No, oh thats a bit rubbish then" and walk on by. Not worth the effort and stress dude.


Think you just made the decision for me:) I suppose it WILL be done for the following year, although iv been saying that for some time now!! Lmao.

TBH there isn\'t a great deal left to do to get it back on the road, if I had a tig welder and could tig weld it would be done much much faster.
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Post by: BlitzBoy on July 22, 2013, 04:31:14 PM
Exactly, hire a TIG welder for the weekend and get it done ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2013, 04:48:57 PM
Don\'t you need  3phase power for tig welding?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: kev-yorks on July 22, 2013, 05:00:27 PM
Not for most Tig\'s Grant as they\'re inverter based it does depend what your after welding though........... Steel or Ali the latter is much more demanding and requires considerably more patience and power especially if welding decent thickness\'s. Key is clean it and then clean it again just prior to welding and specify Argon for your gas if Ali.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 08, 2013, 06:24:06 PM
Mmmmm fanimold building materials:D and also a bit of humour on there straight from the guys at E&J in the states(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/BD6CC469-47BB-4E15-A76F-C1288DA23DB8-346-00000022025BA2AF_zpsc81048c0.jpg)
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Post by: Will66 on October 08, 2013, 08:42:07 PM
A flange for your fanimold! :rollin
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 20, 2013, 07:22:19 PM
So iv got turbo into position for making my new manifold:D
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/F681C8A5-699F-487D-97BA-D74816FCE0A1-4326-0000059B064076DB_zps0e1340b6.jpg)

And getting these welded up for part of the pre-turbo WI setup, cut at different lengths to see if they make any difference when I start playing around with the wi properly. 4" 6" and 8", new turbo position might allow for a 10" length to be used. Obviously still need hols cutting in and extra pipes off them too allow air in. End that contexts to turbo will have a swage on in so it clamps onto front of turbo securely
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/C94D2E9B-241F-4998-9FCC-F7CD0D1D07B9-4326-0000059B1DD6D88E_zps89df0d8e.jpg)
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Post by: 12at on October 24, 2013, 09:26:47 PM
dont waste your time moutning the turbo like that.. you just should of bought a manifold from SDR Motorsports in aus for £250 shipped and be done with it..
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 24, 2013, 09:31:35 PM
Quote from: 12at;866584
dont waste your time moutning the turbo like that.. you just should of bought a manifold from SDR Motorsports in aus for £250 shipped and be done with it..


Really? Why?
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Post by: 12at on October 24, 2013, 09:37:52 PM
its common in aus for drag cars that have massive turbos but seriously there is more the enough room for the BW366 between the block and strut tower.. .. i guess if your going for the "wow look at the turbo its moutned sideways" then gold but just to do it for looks and added extra length in the runners i personally wouldnt bother..
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 24, 2013, 10:01:13 PM
It\'s going there for when I go bigger in the future:D I know it fits down in the standard position but it\'s really close to my LIM, which I will also be changing in the future.
Plus it makes positioning the WG in a much easier accessible position.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2013, 05:44:24 PM
Got a little motivation this afternoon and got into the garage and started making my fanimold:D
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/83445E68-529F-4ADE-8A7E-020351044F3C.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/12219695-6BDE-4146-97D7-C61BBBB57911.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/Mobile%20Uploads/AC90A25B-F6FF-4D7F-8C5E-719221C7E74C.jpg)

Won\'t be long to finish it off, got some massaging of the pipes to do into the turbo flange and wastegate piping. Having my manifold like this makes things easier for access and also I can route WG dump pipe point out Infront of the wheel:evilaugh
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Post by: BlitzBoy on December 08, 2013, 09:32:00 PM
looking good the Famifold Grant!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2013, 09:46:05 PM
Cheers, I took the "I don\'t car about equal lengths but I want as little bends as possible" approach.

Got my mate coming to look at the car next weekend so I can show him what I need him to do welding wise. WG should be in a great place and fire flames all over the floor!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on December 08, 2013, 10:26:00 PM
yip should look pretty at night the wastegate opening up on two step
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 09, 2013, 06:22:02 AM
Now a 2 step on the street would be awesome, have to check the Haltech I have can do it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 09, 2013, 06:34:55 AM
Just checked the haltech forum:D and yep I can do a 2 step/launch control, and it can be done different ways
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on December 09, 2013, 10:08:08 AM
yip any aftermarket ECU worth its salt has a secondary rev limit which you activate, mine will just activate from a button , keeping it simple
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 09, 2013, 12:08:36 PM
Yeh iv seen some people have the button on the break pedal. From what iv read you use a soft ignition cut, and within a couple of seconds it builds ~6psi and a few more seconds 10+psi!!

With the Haltech you can also do it cutting fuel but that sounds pointless to me as it won\'t spool turbo??
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Post by: colum on December 09, 2013, 01:01:38 PM
there is also the proper option that drag racers use to build boost, retard 25deg and add a percentage more fuel and a rev limit, proper 2step. ill be using that function as it comes built into my ecu and is usually activated by a clutch switch

tried it on my road car at pod and broke both axles when i jumped off the clutch lol

what wall material you using grant?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on December 09, 2013, 01:04:44 PM
yip motec there is various options, with retarding and the like, same with Microtech,Haltech etc

lots of pops and bangs for 2014!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 09, 2013, 03:41:34 PM
Quote from: colum;869179
there is also the proper option that drag racers use to build boost, retard 25deg and add a percentage more fuel and a rev limit, proper 2step. ill be using that function as it comes built into my ecu and is usually activated by a clutch switch

tried it on my road car at pod and broke both axles when i jumped off the clutch lol

what wall material you using grant?


Wall material?? I believe my walls are made from bricks and mortar;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: colum on December 09, 2013, 08:31:05 PM
:2Rolleyes
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 09, 2013, 09:26:18 PM
Manifold material? 321SS 16 gauge iirc. The manifold is going to be supported off the engine so it won\'t be bearing any weight an help prevent any cracking.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 05:01:30 PM
Spent 30mins on the car today working out best place fire the waste gate, me and my welder buddy decided it was better to not hide the WG under the car but mount on the topside of the manifold inside the engine bay "on show" :):D I think James willdays rx7 is like that?

Also cut the piece for the inlet pipe from the CC too the plenum.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 05:57:55 PM
Get some piccys up bud!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 06:06:09 PM
None of the manifold but should be back too me this week. Getting excited. Once intakes done then rad will be done
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 23, 2014, 06:46:39 PM
Right so pulled my finger out of my arse today and spent a little bit of time on the car, it\'s been bugging me on how to squeeze the rad in with my turbo and all the piping. I just couldn\'t figure out how to get it in without having a radiator built to fit, which meant money:(

HOWEVER my brain started working when I picked up the rad up!!

My thought was why can\'t I trim the rad down too fit into the space I wanted it too go!! So out came the cutting disc and bam, it now fits. Just need to seal the end tanks back and add some mounting tabs:)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/C07ECDD0-F07F-4564-A701-3E98AC79FBC2.jpg)

Rad taped in place:D
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/B39598A3-08BB-423D-A5AC-0A744E22998A.jpg)

Getting that in there spurred me on to cutting the rad pipes too length, still have to get an inline filler and cut bits out too mount the EWP but you get the idea.

Getting the use of a TIG welder next weekend so I can tack everything together for my mate too do it fully

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/69DE9E6A-3207-42A0-B65D-334F0B6868EA.jpg)

Few random pics I took of the alternator on its bracket and how close it is too my CC! The alternator will be having a different homemade pulley on it and painted/polished. Will be getting it converted too more am page too. 100Amps.

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/AA5FF0DA-BD74-443C-BF70-7F4D92333871.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/665247C4-F6C7-46AE-9897-0B2D8B76AE2C.jpg)

Turned the engine over by hand a fair few times today and stick my finger through the exhaust ports, stil nicely lubed up and holes sealed so no moisture got in there. All looks and feels good.

Target to get engine started is underway
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 08:15:01 PM
That was brave cutting that rad...fair play!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 23, 2014, 09:23:10 PM
It was cheap so wasn\'t that bothered, going to seal end plate and weld a protection piece down the whole side

Why would you say brave? They only made up cooling fins and tubes for water to pass through should be all good
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 09:31:14 PM
My rad was £480 so would be a bit cautious taking a grinder to it ! lol As long as you can weld it than fair play.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 23, 2014, 09:50:56 PM
eBay special so don\'t care. Lol. If it was £400 it would have been the right size too start with.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 10:12:09 PM
neat solution you gotta keep at it! That\'s what i keep telling myself!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: C J R on February 23, 2014, 10:26:08 PM
Well done Grant, nice to see you making more progress.

What\'s your target month to have this fully operational ?

Chris
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 23, 2014, 11:15:26 PM
Quote from: C J R;874456
Well done Grant, nice to see you making more progress.

What\'s your target month to have this fully operational ?

Chris


My target is too get it running first. No time scale as I don\'t want to rush anything and I don\'t want to be disappointed I didn\'t get it ready in time:(

Once engine is running then I will make it move under its own power, then do the front brakes so I can drive it out of garage and turn it around to do the rear brakes.

Make road worthy.

MOT

Drive it

Break it

Fix it

Race it.
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Post by: clive on February 24, 2014, 09:00:01 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;874457


Make road worthy.

MOT

Drive it

Break it

Fix it

Race it.



Excellent, got to have a list or things don\'t happen :Thumbsup!

(good to see stuff happening)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on February 24, 2014, 11:05:03 AM
nice progress dude
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 24, 2014, 12:55:13 PM
Thanks guys.  I can\'t wait to get this thing fired up for the first time. And I can\'t belive how naive I was to not think to shorten the rad myself!!
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Post by: BlitzBoy on February 24, 2014, 02:26:25 PM
happy welding :)
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Post by: re japi on February 25, 2014, 01:18:59 AM
Grant, how much there is stuff to do? Just curious, is it ready for RS11? :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 25, 2014, 06:50:14 AM
Quote from: re japi;874506
Grant, how much there is stuff to do? Just curious, is it ready for RS11? :)


There is lots to do:( the engine might be running by RS11 but probably not finished

If it is finished by RS11 then you can count on it being there:D
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Post by: re japi on February 25, 2014, 09:00:55 AM
Ahh... :/ Well, I´ll hope you get her finished. Looking forward to see her.

Btw, would you be able to bring it on trailer?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2014, 10:26:14 AM
RS11 would be a good motivational date! 6 months away. Sooner its finished the quicker you can start enjoying it!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 25, 2014, 03:08:33 PM
Quote from: re japi;874511
Ahh... :/ Well, I´ll hope you get her finished. Looking forward to see her.

Btw, would you be able to bring it on trailer?

I have considered bringing it on a trailer previously but I want to be able to drive to places in it and enjoy it on the drive there. I\'m always nervous with my own car on a trailer.

Plus it\'s a road going drag car, not no trailer queen:)

Quote from: boosted;874514
RS11 would be a good motivational date! 6 months away. Sooner its finished the quicker you can start enjoying it!

Yeh it would motivate me but if I didn\'t get it done I would be disappointed. We shall see.

Getting the engine running is the best kind of motivation to finish
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Post by: Will66 on February 25, 2014, 08:39:53 PM
I\'m looking forward to seeing this at Rotorstock. It is my target date for my project too!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 25, 2014, 08:49:25 PM
If it\'s done and road worthy etc then it will be there setting off every bodies car alarms:evillaugh

It might not be finished too the standard but if it\'s road legal then I will be using it:)

Iv already had thoughts of re wiring the looks in the car, they\'re a mess and you can see them, I want them hidden!! If possible
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: 600gaz on March 01, 2014, 08:59:13 AM
Top stuff , nearly there now . :cool
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 01, 2014, 02:21:32 PM
It\'s going to be a lot closer after today\'s work:-)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 02:34:05 PM
Yesterday, progress was made.

Some of the welds look crap but they will be tidied up, I\'m not
Looking for welding awards, I\'m looking for a sealed boost pipe!

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/01938A05-C241-42A3-97C1-5053973A2EED.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/6CDF0E14-3D31-4229-9DCB-3841599FBA71.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/A75F31F0-ED65-4720-83AA-D5173059652A.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/D5E5B909-BC2D-4503-9AD4-7C062913D521.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/38C1B9A0-75F9-4F73-83D2-04F6595C95C9.jpg)
(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/5198D32B-3FEC-4431-AFB6-31530F18FAB5.jpg)
My dad practicing in the first pic as he hasn\'t done and TIG for a long time.

Then our friend turned up who is a welder fabricator tutor and wanted a go at welding aluminium as he never gets to do it. All I can say is he\'s flipping awesome!! He filled those big gaps from my poor cutting easy peasy. Lol
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 02:38:01 PM
Getting the welder again next weekend so should have all the boost pipes done and the rad pipes!! I want the bare minimum of silicone joiners on my pipes so the 2 in the rad pipes will be gone.

Engine will be coming out so I can do the sump as need too mark out the holes etc.
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Post by: shaunwil on March 02, 2014, 03:03:39 PM
Very nice progress :D

Aluminum welding is really hard, like welding two melted chocolate bars together.

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 03:20:34 PM
Yeh it is Shaun, I had a go but had no clue. I just do the cutting and clean and holding whilst others weld
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Post by: Will66 on March 02, 2014, 07:29:41 PM
That looks really good.  Great to see it coming together!  Forgot you had an air-to-water intercooler.  Looks very cool!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 07:31:12 PM
Thanks Will:) held of my decisions have been about how it looks so the charge cooler was a must as it looks bad ass!
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Post by: re japi on March 03, 2014, 03:47:15 AM
Looking good mate :)
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Post by: BlitzBoy on March 03, 2014, 10:53:15 AM
good progress thats what I like to see
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 01:10:24 PM
Cheers guys

It\'s what I like to see too, more done in one day than in the last 2 years. However I have done up my house in that time!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: colum on March 03, 2014, 01:37:42 PM
looking good!

like that mani alot
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 02:01:26 PM
Quote from: colum;874882
looking good!

like that mani alot


Honestly? I have considered many times to get the E&J manifold along with the 4 branch LIM
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: colum on March 03, 2014, 02:02:30 PM
i meant the exhaust mani
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 02:14:40 PM
Aah. Lol. Thanks. I will tell my buddy, came up with how best to make it all fit etc, and there\'s no way we could hide such a piece of art like the wastegate under the car, so it will be getting pipes straight out of the wing or bonnet, not sure which just yet.

Plumbed in WG are for pussies!!
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Post by: C J R on March 03, 2014, 02:41:02 PM
"Plumbed in WG are for pussies!!"
 
And car running on track !!! Mine was 103dba at Snetterton. :rollin
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 02:57:15 PM
Quote from: C J R;874893
"Plumbed in WG are for pussies!!"
 
And car running on track !!! Mine was 103dba at Snetterton. :rollin


If my car isn\'t at 110dBs I will be upset. Although with the race exhaust position it will be waaaaay louder than that! Hahaha

race exhaust position is going straight out of the wing, mega phone style. 3-5" pipe!! :evillaugh
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on March 03, 2014, 03:17:48 PM
One advantage of drag racing, they don\'t noise test drag cars.  That conversation would be funny.

"I\'m sorry sir, your 500 cu in, 16 plug, twin magneto, mother of all blowers, open headered, nitro-buring Hemi funny car has failed noise testing."
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 07:18:29 PM
Quote from: Will66;874897
One advantage of drag racing, they don\'t noise test drag cars.  That conversation would be funny.

"I\'m sorry sir, your 500 cu in, 16 plug, twin magneto, mother of all blowers, open headered, nitro-buring Hemi funny car has failed noise testing."


If the noise police get there own way they will enforce noise limits on drag racing in the future, and make people use electric drag cars, which would be gay.

Half of the attraction if drag racings is the noise, one of the reasons blowers are so much more popular than turbos, as turbo spoil the sound
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Post by: Will66 on March 03, 2014, 07:49:53 PM
I hope that never happens, I love watching Nitro-burning drag cars.  It\'s a noise you feel.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 07:51:42 PM
110 dB jesus thats loud! Looking good! I cant weld period!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 08:47:09 PM
Liam\'s drag car was 120dB, through 2 mufflers, I will be having no mufflers at the pod.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on March 04, 2014, 03:53:42 AM
Quote from: Will66;874897

"I\'m sorry sir, your 500 cu in, 16 plug, twin magneto, mother of all blowers, open headered, nitro-buring Hemi funny car has failed noise testing."


LMAO

Yes, exhaust looks good. And intake too :)
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Post by: TiddlesRX7 on March 04, 2014, 08:14:15 AM
My FC WAS 113db once at Cadwell. I had to put the bungs in and be a bit shy on the throttle for the second noise test :). Oh and I got pulled over by the police on the way to the track at half 5 in the morning. Think I woke them from their layby slumber!

Ade
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Post by: Will66 on March 04, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
I blew the backbox on my RX8 and got 112 db on a trackday.  It sounded immense but I had to wear ear defenders when I was driving it.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: shaunwil on March 04, 2014, 12:41:49 PM
We measured mine at 112Dbl when I was on the twins. Although it was 3in straight with a single backbox, which Pip pointed out later on had absolutely no baffles in (blown them all out). Great when the brew is ready for you when you arrive at home :D

Guys at work could hear me coming from over a mile away in the smoking shelter on weekends going to work :D

Shaun
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 04, 2014, 12:49:30 PM
Haha, ok then guys maybe it will be louder than 110dB with the mega phone exhaust out the wing. So long as it is accompanied by flames I will be happy! Street exhaust will be somewhat tame...... Well sort of.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on March 04, 2014, 01:49:10 PM
Wing exit exhaust will be loud!  118 db is my bet!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 04, 2014, 05:23:22 PM
Quote from: Will66;874948
Wing exit exhaust will be loud!  118 db is my bet!


Liam\'s pp with primary side ports was 120dB with a car length rear exit exhaust. I\'m thinking it will be louder
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on March 04, 2014, 09:06:29 PM
Might be.  The tube might just act as an amplifier if there aren\'t any baffles or resonators in it.  It ain\'t going to be quiet either way.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 04, 2014, 09:20:58 PM
The misleading thing with the DB scale is it is exponential, so 120-121 is a lot. It\'s something to do with air pressure?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on March 04, 2014, 09:44:40 PM
Decibels are a complex unit.  They are logarithmic, so they increase exponentially.  An increase of 3db effectively doubles the sound energy.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 10:39:30 PM
Personally id find that level of noise distracting like  direct sunlight in the eyes...ok for the strip but on the road man that would grate after 5 mins. Flames always good though.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on March 05, 2014, 07:51:36 AM
I think he has plans for a dual solution. One for the road and one for the strip.
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 08:29:53 AM
Dual solution..." Shock and Awe" !
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 05, 2014, 11:50:26 AM
Quote from: Will66;874981
I think he has plans for a dual solution. One for the road and one for the strip.


Correct.

Drag exhaust is for part of the spectacle and nothing better than putting the other driver off because he\'s got flames fuel and noise shifting at them!!
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 09, 2014, 12:27:32 PM
Dry sump???.......... I wish

(http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc507/grantmonkhouse/D14B0543-145A-4050-96BD-852DAAFA2653.jpg)

I stripped everything back out yesterday so we could make the sump.

Now when I say this took me ten minutes I\'m not even joking, single turbo setup and how iv put this engine bay together are just amazing. So much easier and comfort than an FD twin turbo!!! Every nut bolt and screw is accessible without getting skinned knuckles.:):D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: BlitzBoy on March 10, 2014, 10:39:53 AM
looking good
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: cona2k on April 06, 2014, 08:32:39 PM
just spent the past hour on this thread. Top work Grant ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2014, 08:47:12 PM
Cheer Liam. :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: cona2k on April 06, 2014, 08:53:35 PM
want one now :)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2014, 11:54:44 PM
Quote from: cona2k;876900
want one now :)


No don\'t do it!! Wait until mines finished and running low 10s high 9s and buy mine:);)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Will66 on April 07, 2014, 01:02:53 AM
Damn it man!  Now I\'m getting ideas about doing Hot Rod Drag Week in your RX4.  There\'s the small matter of buying it and getting it to the states to do it but nothing a few lucky lotto numbers won\'t fix! :Thumbs-up
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on May 30, 2014, 05:00:54 AM
Btw, did you get that Kia ring and pinion? Sorry, I was lazy and didnt read all these pages ;)
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 30, 2014, 06:04:37 AM
Quote from: re japi;879565
Btw, did you get that Kia ring and pinion? Sorry, I was lazy and didnt read all these pages ;)


Yes I did, 4.67-1:):D
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on May 30, 2014, 11:09:05 AM
Do you have "serial number" or something like that? And does it really go straight to your diff? What about -84 FB diff?
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2014, 08:40:18 AM
Yeh I\'m prety sure it goes straight into the FB diff. I got a slip diff from australia that goes straight into the FB diff carrier but uses my rx4 half shafts as they have a lot more splines than FB half shafts, much stronger.

Sadly I don\'t know any serial numbers, we bought the complete Kia diff off eBay and removed the crown wheel and pinion. Think it cost me £90
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2014, 08:44:49 AM
Quote from: re japi;879576
Do you have "serial number" or something like that? And does it really go straight to your diff? What about -84 FB diff?


Everything you need to know about Mazda diffs.

http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2695

The guy that started the thread sold me my diff, gets them from japan somewhere but wouldn\'t tells what car it came from! It\'s not his business to sell diffs so he doesn\'t make much profit on diffs sold
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: re japi on May 31, 2014, 10:05:46 AM
Thank for info and link mate :)

One guy here have done some research about those Kia diffs too. I do know that some diff goes to Fb, but I think that it wasnt straight swap. It costs about 250€ new. :(
Title: RX4 BridgePort Turbo
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 31, 2014, 11:21:49 AM
Quote from: re japi;879621
Thank for info and link mate :)

One guy here have done some research about those Kia diffs too. I do know that some diff goes to Fb, but I think that it wasnt straight swap. It costs about 250€ new. :(


That\'s a good price considering that racing beat http://www.racingbeat.com/RX7-1975-1985/Ring-Pinion-Differential.html
Charge a lot more.

Get into ausrotary and post in that thread I linked you too, the guy will sort you out with the right info. My slip diff cost £650 delivered to my door iirc