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Offline Grant Monkhouse

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« 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.

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« Reply #1 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

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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 05:30:48 PM »

 
a few pictures of the car in primer

 


 

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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 05:50:52 PM »
Fantastic progress there Grant :Thumbs-up
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« Reply #7 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!!!

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 06:56:40 PM »
engine bay before top coat lacuer
 
 

 
 

 
outside of car before final coat
 
 
 

 
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!!!!!
 

 

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« Reply #9 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

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« Reply #10 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
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 07:05:49 PM »
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.

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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010, 07:07:08 PM »
this fuel pump will feed fuel from the fuel tank to a 2 litre swirl pot.

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010, 07:07:55 PM »
slighly better picture

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010, 07:09:56 PM »
this is the swirl pot i have

 
as you can see i have more than enough inlet/outlets for fuel delivery