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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #480 on: August 03, 2019, 04:48:55 PM »
Looking very tight there mate for an Intercooler..have a look at other set ups for ideas where to mount.

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #481 on: August 04, 2019, 07:13:11 AM »
Yes mate, sump guard

Well, I have tryed to figure out every possible layout for intercooler. Every setup gives me obsticle at some point. I cant understand how people can do this Tetris as I dont want to gut anything off

I might have to change those stock rad mounts and do my own so I can change rads position and angle abit...

Got idea for watercoolant upper neck. I made it my self. Lets see if its ok

I reckon that I really have to relocate battery. Cause I need space for new electrics for fan and new coils. Relays and stuff...

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #482 on: August 04, 2019, 07:29:24 AM »
battery should be fairly straight forward mate. get down a car breakers, (car recycling plant) and find and old bmw...with battery in boot. and pull out the power cable from rear to bonnet. you ideally need to fuse but you can get battery post fused terminals. get the earth strap too of the battery and earth down in the boot.
IC if you can lay the rad down flatter youll have room on top for a IC. My koyo rad is almost flat and still works very well.
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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #483 on: August 06, 2019, 06:48:17 PM »
Still dont know how to fit that rad and cooler...

Really dont want to move that battery to back but I quess its my only option. Wiring isnt a problem, I just dont want to do it

Today got upper neck for water pump done. Its not pretty but I quess it works

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #484 on: August 07, 2019, 10:55:45 AM »
gotta lay that rad flat and custom mount some bracket and the in/out pipes..then youll have room on top for the ic. :13:

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #485 on: August 07, 2019, 11:38:31 AM »
gotta lay that rad flat and custom mount some bracket and the in/out pipes..then youll have room on top for the ic. :13:

you can do it. 8)

Jon's right Jarno, V mount just like I have on the race car as this also stops the  water radiator making the intercooler hot.

I know its more work but you will be much happier with the end result.

 
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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #486 on: August 07, 2019, 04:04:54 PM »
Yes, that is true.

 But somehow I dont have room for v mount. My little cooler wont fit top. Well, it fits, but anything else wont, like piping.

This thing really confuses me. When you google v mount for FC, everyone has lots of room. I dont get it

Yeah, fabrication for mounts isnt a problem. Mounting these are

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #487 on: August 07, 2019, 04:07:29 PM »
One thing is that, I havent got alu welder near me. Atleast one that I cant trust.

And I really dont want to cut that new rad. Especially lower hose is on the way.


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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #488 on: August 07, 2019, 04:41:26 PM »
Yo!

Do0d, im not even gonna try and be an armchair engineer or keyboard warrior and tell you this is easy coz
1, ive never done it either
2, im not stood in front of your car,

Ive just had a quick google myself and im not 100% sure, but isn't it as simple as leaning the rad back instead of forward like the pics below and plonking the IC on top???

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #489 on: August 07, 2019, 04:42:41 PM »
That battery def gotta go
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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #490 on: August 07, 2019, 06:10:12 PM »
yep Jamie's photos great . Gotta copy the pics, else your into front mount both require fab work. :P
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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #491 on: August 08, 2019, 06:20:07 AM »
Both of those pics have rad necks modified... bugger

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #492 on: August 08, 2019, 07:12:22 AM »
I was looking  at that too...is there any cross over between fc and fd to use the fd coolant tower ? 

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #493 on: August 08, 2019, 09:04:43 AM »
I think it needs FD water pump then.

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Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
« Reply #494 on: August 08, 2019, 09:25:10 AM »
Morning Chaps,

Jarno Ive been looking at your previous pics and made an assumption that you shouldn't need to cut your rad.

Rather than just lean it back, just turn it 180 and then lean it towards the engine, the filler cap should then still point upwards. Admittedly, youll have a longggggg top hose, but is that so bad?

The rad and/or fan shouldn't care which way the air flows through it, the rotation of the fan can be reversed to push instead of pull if needed.

Ive really crudely mocked up a couple of images for clarity.

For reference the 4 items are engine, turbo, rad with filler neck and top hose and the intercooler.

Dunno if it will all work, but for the sake of 30 mins in ya engine bay dismantling things and roughly positioning stuff in place its worth a shot
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