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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Race Coupe... Lexan windows: Updated 29/
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Well it's been a while between posts and up dates.

first was the laps around Mallala, the car performed well but as always I want to go faster and fix up a few issues with handling and power.
Brakes- were excellent with standard pads
Engine- more revs + torque are needed to get more speed down the straight and spin the rear wheels to get turn in on the corners.
Suspension- not bad for a road car, but I need the car to sit flat around corners and more camber on the front to help with turn in.

So next on the to do list is:

Cam- Chris milton is going to do a cam suitable for standard valve springs, should give me extra 1500rpm to play.
Electronic ignition- help with reliable spark at high revs, points donlt like 8000 rpm. (DONE)
Suspension- more camber up front by adjusting ball joints + Double front sway bars.



Pics to come : )

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's TX Race Coupe... Lexan windows: Updated 29/
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:17 am 
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Pics of the new carby and "high rise" adaptor plate.

I had to make another spacer to mount the carby higher as I was not happy with the way the 38/38 would flow through the much smaller original already ported gemini inlet. I milled this out of 20mm aluminium plate as seems to look like it will work ok : )

Other things I have to complete before I go racing are:
- oil cooler & remote filter
- seat mounts, not happy with standard bracket
- pad door X bars
- and another Dyno tune and wheel alignment ; (

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's IPRA COUPE... 38/38DGMS weber
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:01 am 
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Oil cooler and remote filter. I can now run a Z9 size filter and there are some higher quality racing filters available.

The oil cooler is a VE trans cooler, and u just need to source some speedflow fitting + high quality hose. The same kit is on ebay for $145 + postage, but I paid just over $100

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's IPRA COUPE... 38/38DGMS weber
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:43 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's IPRA COUPE... 38/38DGMS weber
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:29 am 
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The drive home was a little expensive last night, a stop at pirtek for $200 of pro flow fittings (10) an a stop at outlaws for steel braid hose (2meters @ $70).
The oil cooler, hoses and Z9 filter are all installed, not quite as neat as I would like, but will do for a race car : )

Now I need to finish my seat mounts, a fuel regulator, dyno tune and wheel alignment .......

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's IPRA COUPE... 38/38DGMS weber
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:54 pm 
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Update time:
- I need to go for a drive real bad..... it's been 8 months since Mallala and my right foot is getting itchy : )

In the last few weeks I have been getting the car prepared to get a IP log book and a cage certificate.
It's another sad day as the front and rear bumpers were re installed, I much prefer the car without them : (
Other too do Items have been finished as well as creating a few more!!!!
-Fuel reg installed
-Surge tank installed
-Facet 4-7psi fuel pump installed
-Milo 2.5lt catch can fabricated and installed

more to do's:
-finish welding seat mounts
-install sway bars
-move exhaust towards rear of car
-move battery box to passanger side
-fabricate rear deck lid spoiler

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-oil cooler and fuel pressure regulator with bypass
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Milo catch can : )
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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's Improved Production TX COUPE
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:19 am 

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Car(s): 1982 TF/TG SL (Daily Project)
Looking good!

Hopefully I see you out in Improved Production soon in the LA Lancer. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's Improved Production TX COUPE
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:03 pm 
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is that the actual spoiler or is that the angle you are thinking for the spoiler?? because if its for the angle i think it my create more drag than down force

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's Improved Production TX COUPE
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:35 pm 
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That's a proposed angle, the spoiler isn't for creating down force but for removing air from underneath the car and making it more stable at high speed, so the next task is to dump the car into the weeds and stiffen up the springs.

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 Post subject: Re: Turbocoupe's Improved Production TX COUPE
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:07 am 
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Ok some of the above list had been conpleted, the biggest head fuck has been fabricating seat mounts, the original gemini mounts were too high and u wasn't happy with my other attempt which I had to grind out : (

I came up with this: I've done a trial fit, which was all good, now to weld it up.

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Next I'm off to the dyno and a wheel alignment then to enter the next hillclimb or track day : )

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