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    Thread: alaincopter's brasil-style AP turbo fox build

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      10-26-2010 02:23 AM #26

      nice fram filter
      are you running 8 fuel injectors or 4?
      I really suck at smog.

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      10-26-2010 09:06 AM #27
      are you still driving on your cut springs?
      well, i know your not driving it at this point but you know what i mean
      My car is slower than yours.

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      10-26-2010 11:02 AM #28
      muitoo massa cara...não sabia que tu viria pra o Brasil, senão já ia ve se tu negociava a frente dele cmg hehehe

      abraçoss

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      10-26-2010 11:45 AM #29
      Great pix and writeup, and thanks for reposting it all. Hope it's not long till it's on the road again.
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      10-26-2010 12:02 PM #30
      Thanks for the comments, folks!

      Yes the car still has cut springs believe it or not. I keep meaning to have some coilovers brought from Brazil but it hasn't happened yet. Soon enough.

      I am running 4 injectors for now, which may change to 8 in the future. Let's see how the car does on the road and if it starves for fuel at the psi setting I want first. I have a feeling that it will be fine with 4 for now, and that I'll be able to move to 8 in the future when I rebuild the engine with forged pistons and crank the boost some more.

      Anyways, I thought the thread would move to 2 pages after post #20; guess it takes a bit more than that. I'll keep going with the pictures!

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      10-26-2010 12:07 PM #31
      Disbritutor and spark plug cables in:

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      10-26-2010 12:13 PM #32
      Exhaust manifold and turbo in:

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      10-26-2010 12:18 PM #33
      Water pump, rad, oil filter support



      The body of the wastegate also got the same flameproof coating (i love bbq'ing my parts)

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      10-26-2010 12:19 PM #34
      Started refinishing the wheels in silver one by one - first stripped them completely with paint stripper spray then sanded them free of what little residue had stayed



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      10-26-2010 12:24 PM #35
      That's because the goal is this:



      This is a photoshop on this picture Adam took of my fox back in OSCR 2008

      I still prefer the BBS basketweaves to orbitals, but it'd be nice to have orbitals as a 2nd set

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      10-26-2010 12:34 PM #36
      New fuel distributor in:



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      10-26-2010 12:43 PM #37
      Intercooler (from a Passat 1.8T) and tubing:







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      10-26-2010 12:51 PM #38
      Got it ready to fire up.



      Hooked up the battery, alternator, cold start (on a temporary push-button because my thermo time switch is toast), timing belt, timed it, and made up some injector lines out of brake line and fuel injection hose - all because the holes and threads on each injector port on the FD are larger than the ones found on Fox and Audi units. I'll eventually get adapters so I can go back to the steel braided lines but for now these are working well with no leaks

      Finished all the wheels and took the car for a little test spin. Lots of tuning left to do, but so far, it's described by my friend Steve as "s**** your pants fast"





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      10-26-2010 04:39 PM #39
      if your getting some coils from brazil, make that 2 sets.
      theres a certain wagon in my garage id like to introduce to the ground without having to introduce it to the welder first.
      My car is slower than yours.

    15. 10-28-2010 12:55 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by ianwilson View Post
      if your getting some coils from brazil, make that 3 sets.
      theres a certain wagon in my garage id like to introduce to the ground without having to introduce it to the welder first.
      Fixed Need a set to

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      10-31-2010 02:06 PM #41
      Fellas, with all due respect, please stay on topic. This is not a coilover group buy thread!

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      11-01-2010 09:37 PM #42
      I know it's probably useless, but the ocre with black bumpers looks good and is something unique, nothing like the well known GTi blue/silver scheme. And the black BBS fits perfect the car.
      But if something that is inspired by good memories is what you want, go ahead, I know how it feels.

    18. 11-03-2010 03:35 PM #43
      ahhh.... nice build!

      so when you headed back to Brazil?
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
      the Dasher Owners Group is now on Facebook

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      01-10-2011 11:50 PM #44
      Thank you! And I am still not goingto Brazil for a while, unfortunately. That's why in the meantime, I'm working on making my own litte Brazil here!

      So I've been working on this car inside a barn for a little while. Finally got all the good parts and panels I've been saving up onto it. New (to it) hood, fenders, windshield, doors, dash, seats, carpet, door cards with map pockets and GL pullers, and a few other odds and ends. The car is really coming together, all in different colours!

      The plan is to take the hood, doors and trunk lid off in the summer, do all the bodywork, paint everything and put it back together.

      Pics!













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      01-11-2011 10:11 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
      Fellas, with all due respect, please stay on topic. This is not a coilover group buy thread!
      Amen !!! Dam nice work !!! I've never been a big fan of that front end.....until now ! Nice car !!!

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      01-12-2011 12:06 PM #46
      Great! It's coming together nicely.
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

    22. 01-12-2011 07:22 PM #47
      wow that looks fantastic! Great work.

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      01-13-2011 01:06 AM #48
      Thanks guys!!

    24. 01-13-2011 10:29 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
      Thanks guys!!
      hey I love the "brake line" fuel injector lines.... question, how did you plumb the fuel injector end? more brake lines? details?
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
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      01-14-2011 12:04 PM #50
      Thanks southcross, that was the easiest way I found to use the mercedes fuel distributor. For the injector end I used the stock couplers that came with the steel braided lines, the ones that thread onto the top of the injector. Flared the end of the brake line and added a little brass flare extension, worked fine!

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