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    Thread: UK Corrado G60 - E-Level Slow Build - Too many pics...

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      05-20-2012 07:19 PM #51
      Thanks The boot/trunk lights or the neons?

      I rewired all the lighting today to make it more oem/permanent, going to try and make a lot more progress tomorrow, I'm itching to get it done, just don't want to rush it

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      05-21-2012 08:28 AM #52
      its cool to see so many Details around...
      cant stop to say it again.

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      05-21-2012 04:23 PM #53
      I do like the detail

      Picked up some gold plated battery terminals so I know the power supply will all be clean. And my Vw door push knobs turned up too! They are basically screw head caps/covers measuring 25mm across.



      Fitted! Love em. Excuse all the dust/bits of wood on the paintwork!

      Last edited by RILEY UK; 05-21-2012 at 04:38 PM.

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      05-21-2012 05:17 PM #54
      Have you heard any word from the folks at Podi today?
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      05-21-2012 05:32 PM #55
      Had an email asking if I was still having trouble thanks Will. Basically let Greg know that I also tried powering it without the sender which gives the same result, nothing at all.

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      Too many yet never enough...
      05-22-2012 01:41 PM #56
      Some detailed work going on here, awesome. You should paint all the screw heads black.

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      05-22-2012 03:41 PM #57
      Thanks mateHave got some black screw caps for the screws (Bottom left of pic)

      Still awaiting hearing back on some fittings to finish it all off! But I went crazy and bought some new wheels today after a supposed wheel specialist ruined my beautiful Borbet A's that I've had from new.


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      05-22-2012 07:18 PM #58
      Just back from my unit (It's midnight here!) after having stripped all the boxing down to glue and screw it all up, ready to hit it with the acoustic cloth

      Still awaiting those fittings Will @ Bagriders!

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      05-24-2012 07:19 PM #59
      Well not much done due to having the bad news that my Auntie passed away yesterday :-( Always feel kinda numb when someone passes away, hate how you just have to somehow carry on...My head wasn't really on it today but I dynamatted the compressor box section and carpeted a little bit.

      Not sure if the dynamatt is a good idea or not noise wise, obviously planning to put acoustic cloth over the top too. First time using the dynamatt, it's weird stuff, got the hang of it I think.




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      05-25-2012 10:06 PM #60
      Any thoughts on the dynamatt in the compressor area before I apply acoustic cloth? I wondered if it may actually enhance the sound of the compressor? Like I say, never used the stuff before.

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      05-25-2012 11:04 PM #61
      i believe i read that dynamat is only a vibration reducer and not a noise reducer.


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      05-26-2012 12:13 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Twilliams83 View Post
      i believe i read that dynamat is only a vibration reducer and not a noise reducer.


      someone correct me if im wrong.
      yep, applying dynamat on wood doesnt make much sense imo
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      05-29-2012 08:20 PM #63
      Ahh well, I actually thought it was for noise enhancement for car audio, was thinking any compressor noise would be forced to the boot/trunk away from the passenger area. Oh well...lol.

      Haven't managed to touch anything else really. So a pic or two on the Borbet A's that a wheel refurb company have ruined (My fave wheel of all time!) and on the new wheels (For now anyway) Borbet B.







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      06-02-2012 11:42 AM #64
      OK so my PODI gauge wasn't working, not lighting up at all when powered but I split it open just now and had a look. Couldn't really see anything obvious so I just resoldered the wiring pictured.



      It now lights up! But does this actually say FAIL!? Have I knackered the gauge!? I tried to be really careful because my soldering iron is a very high wattage one, but it looks like I may have melted/killed a resistor or something?


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      06-03-2012 10:52 AM #65
      Boxing near finished, sorry about the poor phone pics.








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      06-05-2012 08:39 AM #66
      Love the progress mate
      I'm only down the road from you too, would love to see this and take some pics once it's done

      Love those 'B's btw, which company wrecked the others? Bad news bud
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      06-05-2012 12:04 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by RILEY UK View Post
      Are you still waiting for Podi to send out a new gauge?

      BTW, your fittings will be shipping out on Monday
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      06-16-2012 09:30 AM #68
      Well I'm still awaiting some fittings... I've struggled for time etc of late anyway.

      Quote Originally Posted by liquide View Post
      Love the progress mate
      I'm only down the road from you too, would love to see this and take some pics once it's done

      Love those 'B's btw, which company wrecked the others? Bad news bud
      Cheers mate. It was TWS as Manchester. I just can't seem to find ANYBODY that is good at their job these days, no matter the industry they are in. Hence I very rarely have anybody else touch the car. Everywhere I take the wheels, people are pulling their faces about doing them, I'll probably just do them myself again so I know they are done right. Just time issues really.

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      08-04-2012 01:01 PM #69
      Well I've been really busy with other things so haven't really done anything.

      All I did manage recently/today was to apply sealant to all the tank/compressor fittings, run a couple pieces of air line. And then I loosely connected the VDO pressure gauge, and hooked the box/tank up to the car via some jump leads. Ran the compressor and filled the tank up to 150psi.

      Have left it now to see what the pressure is tomorrow. Hopefully it's somewhere still near the 150. Couldn't hear any leaks but we will see.


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      08-05-2012 09:56 AM #70
      Well I just got upto my unit to check the pressure. It's dropped to 105psi, im guessing that's not good :-/

      I'm about to refill to 150psi and run some soapy water around the joints.


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      08-05-2012 02:12 PM #71
      Well I found one leak. It's the join between two fittings just before the water trap.

      Here's what all the leak free joints look like...


      And in comparison, the leaky joint...Red is the leak point. Blue is ok.


      So I've re applied some fresh sealant after cleaning off the old, and refitted. I filled back up to 150psi and I've left it again to see what the pressure is tomorrow. I'm not really too happy with the way I've mounted the water trap to the tank. Reducer from trap > 90deg > reducer into tank, it's all a bit tight so I may pick up two more of the numatics 90deg swivel elbows and run some air line between them.

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      08-06-2012 02:59 PM #72
      OK guys, after 25 hours, the pressure has dropped from 150psi to 130psi.

      Is this kind of drop normal? Bad? Or should I be aiming for totally leak free before I get it all in the car? I'd like to think so?

      I only managed a quick look today and couldn't actually tell where any pressure was being lost

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      08-06-2012 06:15 PM #73
      Hoping somebody can help out a UK guy here Needing these exact fittings pretty desperately!

      I need the following:
      3X Numatics 90deg swivel elbows - 3/8 NPT Male X 3/8 PTC.
      1X Numatics Straight - 3/8 NPT X 3/8 PTC.

      EDIT: Never mind, sorted via https://www.newmaticsinc.com/ !
      Last edited by RILEY UK; 08-06-2012 at 06:58 PM.

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      10-08-2012 04:13 PM #74
      After a torrid time with my ex not letting me see the kids etc, I'm back on it.

      Near enough completed all the wiring, just the sensor wiring to run to each corner, and then connect everything up.

      Managed some better fittings for the water trap, and also new ones (below red box, not pictured) for the compressor. Did a test again roughly over 20/24 hours and only dropped 5psi. But i'd had the little black pipes in and out a good few times so some fresh pipe once fitted may sort that as it's the only place I found a very slight leak.

      Also fitted the rear shocks and ran the rear air lines. I ran them through the boot/trunk floor via the abs wiring grommets, and along the rear beam at each side. Jesus christ it sits low! It's sat on the tyres so I guess it's as low as it can be!


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      10-09-2012 12:16 PM #75
      nice

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