nice fram filter
are you running 8 fuel injectors or 4?
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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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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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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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.
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.
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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!