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 Post subject: Turbocoupe's Improved Production TX COUPE
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:32 am 
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Car(s): IPRA G180 TX coupe, TURBO TX COUPE
Here are pics of my cars, both are TX coupe's.... some of you might remember this car driving around and it was in a pretty sad state when i picked it up, lot's of shitty wiring, and the ultimate bonnet scoop with no hole in the bonnet :roll: , i soon fixed that with the sickaflex and angle grinder.
The blue coupe is being quick fixed as a hillclimb car, currently running a rebuilt 1800, bored out 40thou, flat top pistons, decked block and head, 32/36 weber and extractors.
Gearbox is a close ratio rodeo item, with a Lincon Locker. It also runs Volvo 4 spot calipers on the front with VL rear disks soon to get put on.
Suspension has been powder coated an completely re done in Nolethane with king springs all round, and crappy monroe gas shocks for the moment.
Wheels are 15" with good year eagle rubber soon to be replaced with a semi slick.

The next modification will be the addition of the T28 and draw through 2" SU.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:41 am 
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Car(s): IPRA G180 TX coupe, TURBO TX COUPE
Photo's of the "Red" coupe

Not sure what motor to drop in this one once it's painted, but thoughts were along the lines of an SR20 or alloytech v6 $$$, at the moment rust repairs are the main plan and get the shell back onto some wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:54 am 
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Car(s): TX SR20DET, TX G200W, Dato 1200 Ute
Both projects look pretty cool. What clubs do you do the hill climbs with? Im thinking of having a go at them some now the wethers warming up.


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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:59 am 
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Car(s): IPRA G180 TX coupe, TURBO TX COUPE
Sporting car club, or the southern districts car club are good ones to join, Collingrove hill climb is mainly held in winter time due to fire risk, but there are plenty of motorkana's to compete in.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Yay :P :P :P I finally got the turd started, thanks to the fuel lines being around the wrong way on the weber :oops: :oops:

Motor runs sweet, oil pressure, no rattles and good temp, any one got any idea's on the best way to run in a race car with a side exhaust??

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:28 pm 
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Car(s): TX SR20DET, TX G200W, Dato 1200 Ute
Excellent news! When we put my webber on the g200z we got the pipes around the wrong way. I swear they look like they should go the other way! Good to hear yours is runnnig.


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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:20 am 
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Car(s): ZZ/Z sedan, TD SL/E coupe.
Turbocoupe75 wrote:

Motor runs sweet, oil pressure, no rattles and good temp, any one got any idea's on the best way to run in a race car with a side exhaust??


Skids, lots of skids. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Car(s): IPRA G180 TX coupe, TURBO TX COUPE
Update Time...

First the blue coupe,

Rear disk brake conversion retaining Gemini stud pattern.

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With 15" wheels

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Drivers foot well rust repairs, very average Mig welding and fabrication, but this is the race car so it's going to be neat and strong, but not pretty.

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A bit more work to do in the boot, probably just mount the battery and a quick neaten up. The floors rusted out again so it will be replaced later with a TF/TG rear.

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Bonnet and scoop, just painted matt black with a can.

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The under side of the scoop, not so pretty but it's the race car.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:11 pm 
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OK now the Red coupe,

VZ indicators will replace the originals, as well as GTS flutes and some changes to the front sheet metal work. Don't ask about the dent in the panel, it was straight until it fell off the car gggrrrrrr.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Coupe's
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:16 pm 
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Car(s): IPRA G180 TX coupe, TURBO TX COUPE
Blue Coupe Update.

I have now mostly fitted the remote shifter, just a little more metal fab to fill in the trans tunnel. I also had to shorten the hand brake by 2" to clear the shifter. A few other mods will be the 1" Master cylinder, Willwood brake proportioning valve, B&M line locker, kill switch and some new brake and fuel lines thanks to a little accident with the angle grinder.
Hopefully Mr Rudds bonus will help me get my seat and harness in time for the first hill climb.

Remote shifter and Custom Alloy Gear Knob
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1" master cylinder
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Modified brake reservoir
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VT alternator and blanking plate for the turbo motor
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A before shot and hopefully in 12 days there will be a few after shots ;)

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