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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:08 pm 
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I thought i should do this from the start, so here goes.

I always had the intention to get another cossie, despite the fact i said i never would. Before i bought this i test drove a 380bhp evo 5 and a 400bhp skyline. Now, dont get me wrong, the evo handled fantasticly and the skybus was much less sqeeky than a saph but neither of them had the soul and passion that cossies seem too !

I had a look at a couple of cossie, but this one stood out. It had the engine rebuilt by harvey gibbs at SCS and had everything else it should, albeit not everything was fitted that well. The only downsides were no MOT or Tax

After 2 trips to Ipswitch we came to an agreement,he would MOT it and i would by it.....

So what do you think it failed on after being off the road for 4 and a half years ???

Rot,
emmisions
Tyres
Brakes





No,

It failed on a CV Boot and the brakelights not working which was down to a dodgy switch.

So i got it home on the 19 of june 09 drove it around for a week then off the road it came for some wiring. I say some, most of behind the dash had to be done

The spec

Harvey Gibbs, built and prepped
200 block,
Long studded
7.35:1
Ported and polished head
Portmatched manifolds
reground crank
balanced bottom end
standard cams. exhaust advanced 2degrees inlet retarded
Big winged sump
2wd Exhaust manifold
Genuine RS500T4 turbo with 247 Mar-m shaft
Genuine RS500 intercooler
Greys
1.9 Bar
K+N filter
Air injectors
Scorpion 3" exhaust, centre box removed, 4" tip
Live mapped by Harvey and Ahmed
444bhp.

got a bailey breather
A proper strutbrace
Grp A coil
Avo coilovers
Pretty decent Leather interior
Kahn 17"s with new Avon ZZ3 tyres
Defi gauges. oil temp, oil pressure, exhaust temp, boost and fuel pressure and the defi link controller
Secs monitor
ACT gauge ( which i have broken lol )

The spec now is about the same, just with larger injectors ( siemens 83lb ) and a MSD chip which unfortunatly isnt running right. and now is down to 383bhp
The plus sides to the chip is that it now has ALS and LC lol

Enough waffling. pictures time

Not long after i got it, it was like this

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Next up came the engine work.

I had to moddify the throttle body for the ALS, and did alittle work tot the elbow and cover

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Then more money started to get spent. The blue hose is on still as i need to get hold of a 75mm throttle body as the standard one is 63mm
Orange SFS hoses, T4 5 ply metal reinforced effort
New front and side indicators
Gear gaitor ( which i still havnt fitted )
Alloy bottom rad hose ( which i had moddified )
Rear strut brace ( for sale )
And i modded the ISCV for the ALS too
got a bailey header tank too as the plastic one was about to pop.

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I changed the shitty Kahn steering wheel for a 3dr job. not the nicest but far better than that chvvy crap

Then after getting back on the road the day before Ford fair i did this on the way up to ford fair

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Yep, i blew the shock in half

So i got these

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And she now sits like this

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And beads like this

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Love that last photo in the carpark. Love the Kahns and the quad headlights. End of the day its a cossie cant really ask for more then that :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:24 pm 
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good write up there alex

seriously didn't realise you had that much wiring to do!!

wish i had of know i would of come down to play :lol: :D



cs detailing wrote:
I always had the intention to get another cossie, despite the fact i said i never would. Before i bought this i test drove a 380bhp evo 5 and a 400bhp skyline. Now, dont get me wrong, the evo handled fantasticly and the skybus was much less sqeeky than a saph but neither of them had the soul and passion that cossies seem too !



never knew this either :shock:


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damn i getting as good as you at this keeping secrets malarky lol

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dude you are! :lolz:

so as much as people rave about jap stuff it lacks the character of a cossie?


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yeh, it just didnt feel the same as driving a cossie.

To add to the thread, i got a cover for it too

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when they say they are i your blood once you get one, they aint half wrong :lolz:


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Meh, its not fast enough :(

After a pf09 :lol:

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Very nice cossie mate love it! :thumbsup:

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Love it mate! Looks awesome in that last pic! Looked awesome at ford fair too :chill:

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Thank you very much

It has a few bodywork issues to sort, but taht doesnt realy bother me.... aslong as it moves i dont care what it looks like

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fook me does it move!

makes me look like i'm parked up still :lolz:

ALS flames FTW!! :chill:


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you and my damn als..... get a room already lol

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cs detailing wrote:
Meh, its not fast enough :(

After a pf09 :lol:


haha.

ok no probs mate.

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fook me does it move!

makes me look like i'm parked up still :lolz:

ALS flames FTW!! :chill:


OOO yes :devil: Couldn't believe how it went bang next to me on M1, was awesome :chill:

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It wasnt the antilag, it was probably something falling off lol

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mine was poping all the time on M1, but i do love this car alex!

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