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Author Topic: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade  (Read 32054 times)

DarkAngel

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2016, 10:19:40 PM »

Whats the reason behind buying the 91 XR-2, they usually have the short nose crank that causes problems with the motor, and requires a full rebuild. Why not just use a later model Lazer 1.6L? The only  real differences between the XR2 and the standard b6 is compression, and camshaft.

Ah huh !!!

What kind of problems does it cause ?... I have a pic of the motor, it looks quite clean and new. Not that that may mean much... I'm making a decision tommorrow whether or not to purchase.

On the plus side, it's a donor car and has practically everything I may ever need like windscreen, doors, rotors etc...

I'm a bit miffed however if the engine is notoriously bad... kinda like the early soft tops ?
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azgtx

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2016, 10:36:55 PM »

After build date of August 91 they were big nose cranks. Always double check those. I have found many 91's with the big cranks. N/A cams are not that swell with the turbo..been there. 9:1 in the automatic cars and 9.4 in the 5sp N/A cars for compression. I like the 9:1 with the turbo..best to use 93 octane though or the best you can get. If you want to run bigger boost stay with the 7.8:1 from the B6t The N/A ignition is different from the B6t as well.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2016, 10:39:06 PM »

Yea it was fixed in later batches of the B6. I believe its where the crank bolt warps or something then the crack moves around causing engine damage, not very sure its been quite awhile since I've been told what exactly is. I know you can always use a later crank with the long nose(This fixed the issue). Someone like AZGTX would be able to explain it better. Its possible the 94 may have it too, I'm not sure when the long nose was introduced. You should post pictures, id love to see both cars!
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DarkAngel

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2016, 10:46:12 PM »

Hmmmmm... lets see if it's a long nose then !

There doesn't seem to be a way of uploading images here so I may need to join a pic hosting site to arrange a hot link to.

What image hosting sites allow hot linking here ?
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2016, 11:08:02 PM »

« Last Edit: June 14, 2016, 12:17:06 AM by DarkAngel »
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NomakeWan

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2016, 12:34:15 AM »

No one is going to be able to tell you anything from that picture. The crank pulley is down there on the bottom-left. You'd have to have a photograph deep in the engine bay, not on top. On top all B6T motors look the same.

I'd be against buying a donor N/A engine though. Better to at least start with a B6T so you don't have to play catch-up with upgrades.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2016, 01:27:43 AM »

NomakeWan is right we cant tell anything about that, you have one of 26 Black 1994 XR-2 Made. Please send your VIN to CapriTypeR he owns Roo-Sport, and is working on a 1994 Capri registry.
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2016, 01:35:44 AM »

I'll need to check the car details on the manufacturing plate... that should be a good clue based on the date of manufacture.

Yes, I shall update my XR2 vin details once I get a nicer pic organised... you know with a race queen in a bikini or something  :)
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2016, 02:17:48 AM »

No I'm telling you its one of 26, I just talked to CapriTypeR about Black 94s, there used to be one by my friends house. I wasn't able to get the VIN since they moved. Any chance on a roll bar write up?
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2016, 02:36:07 AM »


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that pic is just a photoshop mock up, checking to see if the mx5 rollbar fits around the seat position... as is the flip out screen alpine headunit... and the momo race steering wheel with a black ford horn button.

I love photoshop... when I get around to getting a rollbar I'll be tackling the issue of how to incorporate with the capote (roadster cover). I've seen capote's with the rollbar somehow embedded inside it, the top hoops are more straight up and down indicating the ease of just making 2 round holes to poke them through.. probably need to weld the rollbar base to those somehow with the capote top part connected !?!

photo's will be forth coming, however... this has been posted on this site before (minus the capote)
« Last Edit: June 14, 2016, 02:38:32 AM by DarkAngel »
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2016, 02:59:26 AM »


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that pic is just a photoshop mock up, checking to see if the mx5 rollbar fits around the seat position... as is the flip out screen alpine headunit... and the momo race steering wheel with a black ford horn button.

I love photoshop... when I get around to getting a rollbar I'll be tackling the issue of how to incorporate with the capote (roadster cover). I've seen capote's with the rollbar somehow embedded inside it, the top hoops are more straight up and down indicating the ease of just making 2 round holes to poke them through.. probably need to weld the rollbar base to those somehow with the capote top part connected !?!

photo's will be forth coming, however... this has been posted on this site before (minus the capote)
I believe if you did something like this http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,1841.msg6256.html#msg6256 the rollbar would work with the Capote top, considering it attaches to the top cover. 
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DarkAngel

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2016, 03:09:17 AM »

Thanks for that... check out this pic


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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2016, 03:13:25 AM »

Thanks for that... check out this pic


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Thats unique looking, but I doubt its functional. They would have to take out the convertible top assembly to make it work functionally.
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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2016, 04:48:09 AM »

Has anyone ever used a 4 point roll bar from a porsche boxster ?
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WashiestSnake

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Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2016, 04:55:22 AM »

Has anyone ever used a 4 point roll bar from a porsche boxster ?
Ive never heard of anything like that, most people on here  prefer budget modifications. A Boxster roll bar would be pricey. Id try a Miata Hard Dog those are four point, but im not sure how well it would work along with a Capote top. One thing to note is these roll bars don't do alot in a flip over, thats why Im suggesting a Hard Dog those are more stable ,then the standard roll bar, that being said id recommend picking up a hardtop, as those would definitely help you survived a roll. I have to say im really looking forward to your posts!
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