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Title: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 12, 2016, 04:48:52 AM
Hello everyone, this is my first post in Team Capri... what an awesome blog site for Capri enthusiast's !

This is a planning thread, where I am looking forward to sharing with everyone my proposed build inside and out of my newly acquired 1994 black pearl XR2 n/a australian Capri.

I've had a good opportunity to peruse Team Capri blogs for some great idea's and hopefully shall also be adding some of my own !

Turbo Engine & Transmission

B6T long turbo engine upgrade from 91 Capri turbo donor car, has all bits needed for upgrade including ECU, wiring harness, 5 speed tranmission with clutch, manual clutch pedals instead of current hydralic setup, CV joints, bigger sway bar (?)

Other upgrades, whiteline stabiliser bar, MX5 roll bar to stiffen rear...


Interior


ITEMAudioVisualSystem - comments
Alpine IVA-d106eHead unit, single din with flip out 7 inch screen with 2 video inputs, optical out. (capable of controlling amp functions). Also when parked, the screen is folded up inside dash and the faceplate may be removed to discourage theft.
Alpine MRD F35Amp 5.1 dolby surround system, 50 watts RMS x5 incl center speaker, optical input, ai net input for CD stacker, dolby pro logic II for creating virtual surround sound, 105 db awesome sound.
Alpine Speakers upgrade 50+ rmsCenter Speaker - 1 din unit mounted below headunit in dash. (may be replaced with extra turbo gauges instead)
Front Speaker Component system - 6.5 cm woofers using existing door grills, separate mounting of tweeters on 'A' pillar to bounce sound off windows
Rear Speakers - 5x7 maybe upgrade to 6x9
Subwoofers - 2x 10 inch Bassline sub's mounted under capote powered with MRD-500 amp
...
ITEMTurbo upgrades
Turbo gauges, smokedBoost - neg vacuum pressure to 3 bar
Exhaust temp - seems like a good idea
hopefully smoked lenses reduce glare
Engine watchdogEngine digital oil and water temperature gauge with alarm setting parameters
Sports SeatsSomething that holds the body more in place, possibly with seat warming and extra comfort.

I have some photoshop mockups of the interior and some idea's for personalised plates which I shall post once I work out how to upload pics.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 12, 2016, 01:17:07 PM
Since you're pulling an engine out of another car anyway, you gonna go ahead and upgrade the turbo on it while you're at it? As an XR2 owner, trust me, you'll look for more than the stock VJ14 can offer before too long.

Best of luck with your project!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 12, 2016, 07:29:12 PM
Thanks for your input NomakeWan.

Upgrading the turbo seems like a fantastic idea, does anyone have any suggestions or tried and proven upgrades they have tried.

Also... Rocketchips !.. they sound delicious  :)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on June 12, 2016, 07:49:25 PM
IMHO… Don’t bother with surround sound in a car unless you’re planning to sit on top of the ebrake/center console to be in the right spot to take advantage of it. Plus watching a movie on a tiny 7 inch screen where it would be located in the Capri wouldn’t be ideal. I’m not even sure you could see much of anything on the lcd during the day with the top down…LOL

I’d use the money to upgrade the turbo instead, you’ll use and enjoy it a lot more.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 12, 2016, 07:54:52 PM
Read the pinned thread about turbo upgrades in the XR2 forum. I actually just got my VJ11/VJ14 hybrid back from the turbo shop. $500.

The Rocketchip will be absolutely required no matter what you do, whether it's upping the boost on the stock turbo or throwing in a better one. Without it you won't have the correct fuel maps and will likely do damage to your engine at higher-than-stock boost levels.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on June 12, 2016, 08:25:19 PM
And soon you will want more that that 14/11 is going to give..been there. But still, that is likely one of the best easy bolt on upgrades along with the rocketchip and the 5th gear swap. You won't have any issues, that will boost smooth up to 15psi and not break anything.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 12, 2016, 08:45:34 PM
Aftermarket clutch will be a must. I really like ACT's super street disk with the HD pressure plate. Fidanza makes a nice billet flywheel that makes a good combo if you've got the bank for it.

A front strut bar will help.

The 14/11 is quite simple to make, if only to get you back up & running. And the 11/Tbird is no laughing matter. Don't rule them oute. Mitsu turbos have been done, they seem to pair nicely. I rode in one, the guy welded the flange to the stock manifold. The hotsides don't choke the engine like the IHI units, but they do spool a bit later as tradeoff.

Thanks Rocketman, thats about $1000 AUD for that clutch combo, but... I want it !!!

5th gear swap is also going on my build plan, this gets pretty pricey pretty quick !... I'm going to have to get a spreadsheet going.

The LCD screen will be for gps mapping and mirror linking with my android tablet... but mostly will be folded in during driving. The touch screen is handy too.

As far as surround sound goes... well we'll see. I picked up a really cheap 2nd hand headunit and amp already and I like the idea of fibre optic connections. Perfect for laying down some smooth sounds ☺

Will do some more research on turbo's mentioned... 14/11 ... any more to type into google to help me find info on that ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 12, 2016, 09:10:06 PM
Its nice to finally get a Australian on this Forum, I have no idea why so many of you guys stay away from this forum.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 12, 2016, 09:51:50 PM
Hello WashiestSnake, thanks for the welcome... it is good to meet like minded Capri fans like you guys.

I'll be keeping an eye on your build thread too.

It's nothing personal, alot of  Aussies don't even know Capri's come under the Mercury brand and were exported to the US !

Read up the sticky on Xr2 turbo... I'm thinking of the hybrid 14/11, but I'll need to check with my mechanic. He's had experience with aussie Ford Laser turbo's and racing ford stock cars like Falcon's.

I'm thinking of having a Capri XR2 turbo with just enough boost and hp to enjoy highway trips and mountain roads... ie, Probably not a highly race tuned track car.

Oh and maybe tearing around town within speed limits
Title: Shocks and Shopping List
Post by: DarkAngel on June 12, 2016, 11:50:33 PM
Ok another question...

What car models are compatible with the Xr2 94 SE in regard to shocks... Ford Escort 91 ?... Mazda 323 88 ?

There's some nice SPAX shocks (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TAP058-SPAX-PSX-LOWERING-KIT-FORD-Escort-Mk-V-Orion-Mk-V-excl-Cosworth-90-95-/291683918204?hash=item43e9b7617c:g:yLAAAOSwe7BWvtRu) with coilovers available for the Ford Escort series (ebay)...



What's my budget for this build you ask... probably about $7k the way things are going

Shopping list
$1400
 XR2 94 SE na with 161k odo
$800
 XR2 91 SA turbo as complete minus master cyclinder and tie rods
$1200
 engine swap labour and fluids
$1000
 ACT HD street performance clutch and Firenza alloy flywheel
$150
 fifth gear cog upgrade
$100
 Mitsu Galant front rotors 266mm
option$300
 Ford Escort front callipers new
or $400
 Wilwood 4 pot callipers on a slightly bigger rim maybe Mitsu Galant 276mm ?
$300
 IHI VJ11 Turbo hybrid upgrade
option$1100
 Spax coilover shocks
or $500
 Groundforce coilovers on KYB excel-G shocks
$900
 LSD drop in 26 spline transmission

Aaaand don't get me started on warming Recaro seats !!!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 13, 2016, 04:32:59 AM
You won't get a lot of info on the 14/11, sadly. However, any turbo shop that has experience with IHI turbos will be able to make one for you. You need the VJ14 (which you have off your donor) and the compressor wheel and compressor housing from a VJ11. These can be found on Ford Probe GTs, Mazda 626s, etc, or I'm sure someone here could find you one (that's how I got mine, and for very cheap!). All it is is giving your VJ14 and the two parts from the VJ11 to your turbo guy, then have him replace the VJ14 bits with the ones you gave him while doing the rebuild.

Oh, but most importantly, have the shop port out the wastegate hole on the VJ14 so that the wastegate flap just seals around it. The stock hole is way too small and causes boost spike issues.
Title: Turbo parts needed
Post by: DarkAngel on June 13, 2016, 04:45:47 AM
Righto... duly noted. I'll start looking around for suitable compressor housing and wheel bits from a VJ11...

Maybe if they aren't too heavy I can get someone to ship them to Australia for me :)

Edit: found one on gumtree for $250... VJ11 9001 model off a mx6

Edit: still open to purchase one of these
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on June 13, 2016, 01:32:36 PM
I have the wheels and housings for the vj11. You dont need to buy a whole vj11. I can ship to Australia as well.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 13, 2016, 09:59:22 PM
Azgtx, awesome... send me a message and we can discuss purchase... very interested. :)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 13, 2016, 10:09:07 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.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel 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 ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx 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.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake 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!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel 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 ?
Title: Image links
Post by: DarkAngel on June 13, 2016, 11:08:02 PM

91 xr2 turbo engine (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=engine&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSlQEJBwnsfE1hq6EaiQELEKjU2AQaAggADAsQsIynCBpiCmAIAxIozg28BMANvw26BLYEqgSsDLUEpgyEIYMhuia7JowmoiaRM5YhoCbOPBowwXrKzfSv-QRl4hnfLqbxFJ466WK0hY1u1uojWzHHqTtT3MSqCfOtRkc28f3FrV5lIAMMCxCOrv4IGgoKCAgBEgRXc62ADA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1n82iwabNAhXIpJQKHXDgCysQwg4IFygA&biw=1024&bih=768#imgrc=RTir2X1pFZGHGM%3A)
(LINK TO EBAY PIC)

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screen capture (http://postimage.org/app.php)
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how to take a screen shot (http://postimage.org/app.php)

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan 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.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake 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.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel 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  :)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake 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?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 02:36:07 AM
(http://s19.postimg.org/f3w0239cf/1465321028166.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f3w0239cf/)
(click image for bigger view)

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)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 14, 2016, 02:59:26 AM
(http://s19.postimg.org/f3w0239cf/1465321028166.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/f3w0239cf/)
(click image for bigger view)

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. 
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 03:09:17 AM
Thanks for that... check out this pic

(http://s19.postimg.org/x6crla4un/57_91.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x6crla4un/)
(click for enlargement)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 14, 2016, 03:13:25 AM
Thanks for that... check out this pic

(http://s19.postimg.org/x6crla4un/57_91.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/x6crla4un/)
(click for enlargement)
Thats unique looking, but I doubt its functional. They would have to take out the convertible top assembly to make it work functionally.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 04:48:09 AM
Has anyone ever used a 4 point roll bar from a porsche boxster ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake 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!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 05:02:12 AM
Check this boxster part for sale (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PORSCHE-BOXSTER-986-FACTORY-ROLL-BAR-CAGE-SUIT-MG-MX5-AUSTIN-CAPRI-CONVERTIBLE-/172235202091?hash=item281a049e2b:g:9gAAAOSwo0JWMICq)

Just a bit too far away to pick up... sometimes they are advertised in South Australia... which is also too far away  :(
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 14, 2016, 07:16:47 PM
Boxster Roll bar might work if you removed the backseat.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 07:21:33 PM
Yeah, or maybe modify it.

Looks like it's a 4/91 build xr2... is that a short nose crank... and if so, should I buy it ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 14, 2016, 08:24:51 PM
8/91 was the cutoff, so it is highly likely to be a short-nose.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 09:17:54 PM
Put down a deposit on the donor car, the turbo mechanic I'm buying it off claims it's...

 :D :D :D ' A Sweet little runner '  :D  :D :D

If it is a short nose crank, I'll just have to take care of it the best I can.

Thinking of going synthetic 5w - 30 Castrol Magntec stop and start and running 98 octane fuel...

What does everyone else use ?... corn starch anyone ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 14, 2016, 10:16:07 PM
I wouldn't buy it in my opinion, is the whole reason you need the 91 because it is the Turbo XR2? Am I correct that the 1994 is XR2 without a turbo. I know Australia got some XR2s without the turbocharger. If it was me id search for a later model 92/93. That's what I plan on doing with my Capri if I cant squeeze a supercharger in.
Title: KANGAROO LEATHER UPGRADES
Post by: DarkAngel on June 14, 2016, 11:19:37 PM
Correct, I have a naturally aspirated XR2 SE 94 model... the XR2 SE turbo has separate turbo badging on the left tail light and a sticker on each side...

I may be able to purchase the XR2 SE Turbo tail light off a friend of mine, but getting the 2x decals may be next to impossible without doing a reproduction laser print.

The XR2 91 Turbo donor car looks in pretty good shape bodywise, my mate sounds like he wants to buy it off me... choices choices... at the end of the day I want to upgrade my XR2 SE to turbo and a VJ11/14 one at that !

Other mods I am planning are ebony black kangaroo leather... sun visors , and matching gear boot... maybe same on door pulls and recover the arm rest centre console... I could even recover the vinyl steering wheel in ebony black kangaroo leather too ( if I am going to keep it)

Once I get around to it, I'll post some pics of these item's incase anyone wants to order some... bulk deals available.

The great thing about kangaroo hide is that its thinner and tougher (long lasting) than cow skin and is wet mouldable and comes in different colors too !
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on June 14, 2016, 11:33:28 PM
After August 91 they made a change to the "Big Nose" 27mm crank. The "long nose" crank is still a 22mm crank along with the upgraded bolt and woodruff key that the dealers put in to service warranties on the small nose 22mm cranks in the early B6 motors and also allowing the use of the same oil pump. The problem was the crank noses were wearing prematurely at the keyway due to the faulty design....then the crank nose would on occassion actually break off. The long nose allowed more of the key to be in contact with the nose. The Big nose will need the matching oil pump on any upgrade to a small nose motor.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 15, 2016, 07:24:39 AM
Ok I'm convinced to get a long nose crank turbo... CONSIDERING that a short nose can fail at anytime annd requires removing the engine to replace the crackshaft... that sucks big time.

There's a long nose engine turbo available in VIC, for $495 AUD, 155k on the speedo... I'm really after a whole car with all the turbo bits I need.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 16, 2016, 11:56:26 PM
Visited a clubsprint SC turbo yesterday, the lady owner had put in a 2.5 inch dual exhaust and she sounded sweet...

Adding that to my build list, does Rocketman make and sell one of those from the cat back ?

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 17, 2016, 01:09:45 AM
Visited a clubsprint SC turbo yesterday, the lady owner had put in a 2.5 inch dual exhaust and she sounded sweet...

Adding that to my build list, does Rocketman make and sell one of those from the cat back ?
No, but Gaz does sell exhaust systems. Rocketman doesn't really come on here much anymore, the only thing he makes currently is the Rocketchip, and the strut bars.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 20, 2016, 08:13:18 AM
(https://s19.postimg.org/acxh6gv0z/image.jpg)

Here's another photoshop mockup with the addition of turbo instruments, tinted windows, capote, rollbar and tinted perspex airdam.

Below is a zoom with better detail of numbered parts
(https://s19.postimg.org/jl27hcger/image.jpg)

Turbo upgrades


Plus, under the bonnet... a GFB Mach 2 TMS T9120 BOV, thinking of the quiet variety

Money... money... money.  :o

Well I've been saving up for this project, going to have access to funds late July so until then I'll continue to make plans... stay tuned for actual pics as I get the build going ☺[/list]
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 20, 2016, 01:53:40 PM
  • GFB 3004 G-Force II electronic boost controller, mounted right side of steering wheel on dash pad, has intelligent boost mapping. Hopefully works ok with Rocketchip
'Rocketchip' is just a remapped stock ECU. On our cars boost is controlled mechanically by a wastegate on the turbo itself, not by electronics. So there won't be any compatibility issues, you'll just need to plumb and wire your electronic boost controller properly.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 20, 2016, 08:47:27 PM
How does the stock xr2 turbo mechanically adjust the wastegate ?... is there any manual controls in the driver side ?

It seems that the ECU controls it, and I would  assume the amount of boost and so forth is factory set.

So, a Rocketchip is indeed delicious.

Also a blow off valve seems like a good idea, the GFB mach 2  (http://www.gfb.com.au/products/blow-off-and-diverter-valves/mach-2/mach-2-tms-recirculating-diverter-valve-20mm-inlet-20mm-outlet-846-by-gfb?searchtype=autosearch) advises it increases throttle response and allows  turbo regain 30% quicker... wooo hoooo !

Plumbing and wiring is something I feel comfortable with, my last project was a ford fairmont which was heavily modified on the interior with all kinds of electronic upgrades and I did a trim color change from stock grey to stock beige... still working on adding blistein lowered shocks, lovells springs and a custom big brake kit using american mustang rotors... but thats another story.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 20, 2016, 11:20:12 PM
How does the stock xr2 turbo mechanically adjust the wastegate ?... is there any manual controls in the driver side ?

It seems that the ECU controls it, and I would  assume the amount of boost and so forth is factory set.

So, a Rocketchip is indeed delicious.

Also a blow off valve seems like a good idea, the GFB mach 2  (http://www.gfb.com.au/products/blow-off-and-diverter-valves/mach-2/mach-2-tms-recirculating-diverter-valve-20mm-inlet-20mm-outlet-846-by-gfb?searchtype=autosearch) advises it increases throttle response and allows  turbo regain 30% quicker... wooo hoooo !

Plumbing and wiring is something I feel comfortable with, my last project was a ford fairmont which was heavily modified on the interior with all kinds of electronic upgrades and I did a trim color change from stock grey to stock beige... still working on adding blistein lowered shocks, lovells springs and a custom big brake kit using american mustang rotors... but thats another story.
Sounds like a good story love the Aussie Falcon cars!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 21, 2016, 12:38:34 AM
Yeah, me too... it is a 97 EL fairmont with a tickford hybrid EL / AU engine... straight 6 with pacemaker tri Y extractors, and a police opt20 pursuit ECU... I feel like someone in a Mad Max movie when I drive it.

Aaand, don't need 3. a boost gauge on the capri because the electronic boost controller has one, its pretty cheap reduced from AUD $400 to AUD $310... considering it  is a gauge and it has a scramble button option. Best of all it's made in Australia !
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 21, 2016, 01:33:24 AM
How does the stock xr2 turbo mechanically adjust the wastegate ?... is there any manual controls in the driver side ?

It seems that the ECU controls it, and I would  assume the amount of boost and so forth is factory set.

So, a Rocketchip is indeed delicious.
The stock XR2 has no adjustment whatsoever. The wastegate opens at 0.5 bar, roughly.

The ECU has zero control over boost on our cars.

The Rocketchip provides fuel maps to support more boost than stock for when you decide to make changes to the stock system.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 21, 2016, 03:44:14 AM
Ah huh, thanks Nomakewan...

Pics of  pre build XR2 SE

Finally got around to taking some pics as requested, currently unregistered but passed the blue slip ok without anything needed for rego.

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Slight body damage on rear bumper and passenger door, to which I have original replacements...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on June 21, 2016, 11:53:59 AM
Very nice....I didn't realize that Aussie XR3's didn't have turbos.  Really cool looking car.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 21, 2016, 07:03:34 PM
Very nice....I didn't realize that Aussie XR3's didn't have turbos.  Really cool looking car.

Jack Byrd
Only some didnt get the Turbo, i think it had to do with Australias laws with P-plates or something. I believe the p-plate makes it so you cant have a car with a turbo or anything good till a certain age.

Also Dark it looks beautiful wish I could find myself a good 94 when I get the money.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 21, 2016, 07:16:27 PM
Australia had three models (not counting special stuff like the Clubsprint and Clubsprint Turbo): the SA/SC/SE Barchetta, the XR2, and the XR2 Turbo. These are distinct models. Here we only had base or XR2 so it was simpler.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 22, 2016, 04:36:50 AM
I read somewhere that in 94, there were only 200 XR2 SE naturally aspirated and a mere 60 XR2 SE turbo's...

I wonder how many black pearl XR2 SE turbo's...

That's why I'm going turbo, well not the ONLY reason  ;)

I'm going for stock factory upgrade, then I'll see if Ford Australia can replate me officially before they close down business here in Aussie... waaaaa... soooo sad  :'(

BTW: You can get a nice looking original black pearl XR2 SE na with around 100k km's for AUD $4500.00 here... or a nice looked after and garaged SC Clubsprint turbo 92 in black pearl for AUD $5500.00. That's about right...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 22, 2016, 10:48:17 PM
I read somewhere that in 94, there were only 200 XR2 SE naturally aspirated and a mere 60 XR2 SE turbo's...

I wonder how many black pearl XR2 SE turbo's...

That's why I'm going turbo, well not the ONLY reason  ;)

I'm going for stock factory upgrade, then I'll see if Ford Australia can replate me officially before they close down business here in Aussie... waaaaa... soooo sad  :'(

BTW: You can get a nice looking original black pearl XR2 SE na with around 100k km's for AUD $4500.00 here... or a nice looked after and garaged SC Clubsprint turbo 92 in black pearl for AUD $5500.00. That's about right...
Sadly the Clubsprints aren't legal for import until 2 years from now. 25 year rule prohibits imports  that weren't specifically made for that market from coming to the States. Plus if I had a Clubbie id mod it to the point the value would be worthless to anyone but me, that's why I'm modding my 91 instead of a rarer car.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 23, 2016, 09:51:32 AM
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Which interior do you like the best ?... feel free to vote in the poll  8)







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Momo Retro
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Momo Race

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 24, 2016, 11:17:34 AM
Clubsprints sure have a nice bodykit, round driving lights, seats, lowered, 16" club rims, upgraded suspension (which is the same for all SE models), momo corse steering wheel and... Blue leather seats on SC

The SE Clubsprint also has a black interior, but only came out in Reef green and Arctic white, it has a round gear housing on the console which looks cooler... and the center console morphs up into the dash, losing the cubby hole where the hideaway ashtray was.

Engine is same, either B6 DOHC, or the turbo version...

Personally I like the clubsprint too, however I also like the idea of having the very last production series of XR2 that Ford made before canning the capri builds.

Kudos to all you guys for keeping the Capri and making it your own  :)

BTW: The snow has aŕrived in the Blue Mountains, and my guinea pigs are fat.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 24, 2016, 08:03:41 PM
Thank Angel im really excited for your build, and i have a few things lined up for mine. Have you thought of putting forged internals in the engine, because a few people have cranked the B6s up to much and blown them that being said I know you arnt looking for power only. If it was me, id do it just to he safe honestly.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 24, 2016, 08:43:47 PM
Hmmmmmm... forged internals

I'm not really an engine guy, as you can probably tell, and have no idea about that subject. Also my mechanic would probably refuse to install it for me... it was hard enough getting him to take out a perfectly good engine to replace it with another, albeit a turbo upgrade...

However...

Tell me more about these forged internals ☺
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 24, 2016, 09:27:48 PM
  It basically means you remove the Pistons and the Rods in place of stronger then stock pistons/rods. It means you can run higher amounts of boost because it can handle the stresses of boost. A normal engine isn't meant to see more then 8lbs of boost, anymore and the Piston/rods can warp and blow your engine.

    In a forged internal engine you can get usually up to 15-25lb of boost reliably without destroying your engine. So in simple terms its like upgrading your clutch it just means it will handle more power reliably. The problem is it would cost 500$ or more for the pistons and 500$ for the pistons, but it all just depends on what type you get. If you do decide to do it, the best time would be when/if you rebuild the engine, as your mechanic would have to change out the pistons and rods then, so it wouldn't be a extra hassle during rebuild.

I'm not a mechanic, but I have researched these engines a lot, so I have a good idea on there characteristics. Like I say with everything someone like AZGTX would know much more, as I'm not very experienced with this type of stuff.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 24, 2016, 10:00:11 PM
Ah yes, I am familiar with reboring and adding bigger rods...

Not sure if I want to go down that path, this will be my 2nd car and mainly for a runabout...

Engine protection wise, I will have an engine temp alarm sensor...

I'll have a chat with my mechanic about the bigger pistons and what not.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 24, 2016, 10:07:49 PM
Ah yes, I am familiar with reboring and adding bigger rods...

Not sure if I want to go down that path, this will be my 2nd car and mainly for a runabout...

Engine protection wise, I will have an engine temp alarm sensor...

I'll have a chat with my mechanic about the bigger pistons and what not.
The pistons/rods aren't bigger they're just made out of stronger alloys so they can withstand the heat/pressure of boost. That's the main difference between forged internal and stock. They drop right in without having to change the bore or anything. The real difference is if you decide to get different compression ratio pistons, because depending on the ratio you can get better horsepower. I however am not a expert with compression ratios, and have no idea what the best ratio would be. Other then that it sounds like you have a good plan for you're car!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 24, 2016, 10:27:50 PM
Well I like the sound of that... do you have a link for these rods and pistons to tempt me with ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 24, 2016, 10:41:46 PM
Turns out I was wrong on the pricing, but I know you can find them much cheaper on other websites, but this is one of the most trusted websites for Miatas. Just so you know Miatas have the same engine so most stuff engine wise is a direct fit, things like Pistons and rods are a sure fit.
https://www.flyinmiata.com/wiseco-1-6-forged-turbo-pistons.html
https://www.flyinmiata.com/carrillo-h-beam-rods.html
https://www.flyinmiata.com/na-nb-carrillo-super-a-rods.html
If you want a better product rod wise some of the best rods are the Mazda323 GTX rods although they are rare. If you're lucky you can get them cheap. The GTX rods are all used and you cant get new GTX rods. they are super strong never heard of anyone breaking one ever. I think you probably could get some used GTX rods in Oz by looking for a Lazer TX3 as they are just a rebadged GTX.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: Rocketman on June 24, 2016, 11:04:33 PM
The stock B6T can do 300hp reliably with a proper tune (far beyond the Rocketchip, we're talking full standalone). The rods are a weak link, but the rod hardware will fail first, and thus kill the rod as well. Forged rods w/ ARP hardware are an upgrade though, if you can afford them + install

Putting all that power to the ground with a stock Gseries becomes a very real problem, much moreso than engine worries

323 GTX rods were beefier and were the only upgrade option back in the day. Some of the Hbeam rods are a far better option nowadays. They suffer the same hardware issues so get ARP if you get them
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 24, 2016, 11:14:41 PM
I was about to mention APR bolts, I forgot to mention that in my post. Rocket have you ever heard of GTX rods failing? The only time i've ever heard of it was on a Old rally car.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 25, 2016, 12:00:30 AM
You guys are awesome... I'll check it out.

What about silicon coolant hoses, the mx5's have them... and i want them !

Question is... do they fit... some of them look ok.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 25, 2016, 12:02:17 AM
Silicon hoses should fit along with spark plug wires, the only one that wouldn't I believe would be the lower radiator tube as that is Capri/323 GT exclusive. Lol glad I could finally be of help on here, usually its just me asking stuff.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 25, 2016, 12:28:42 AM
Which ARP bolts are best ?

Also what bore size is the b6t and what compression ratio should I go for ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 25, 2016, 12:45:24 AM
Check these out !!!

Laser TX3 pistons, rods and bearings (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Laser-Tx3-Pistons-Con-Rods-Bearings-Suit-KC-Ke-Models-/152139349671?hash=item236c363ea7:g:OJUAAOSwyQtV4Uu1)

Buy buy buy !!!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 25, 2016, 12:51:56 AM
Check these out !!!

Laser TX3 pistons, rods and bearings (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Laser-Tx3-Pistons-Con-Rods-Bearings-Suit-KC-Ke-Models-/152139349671?hash=item236c363ea7:g:OJUAAOSwyQtV4Uu1)

Buy buy buy !!!
UPDATE: I would buy them, but only to get those rare rods if it really is out of a TX3. As for ARP bolts id buy a full set, which would include every bolt youd need while rebuilding your engine. Also buy a good quality rebuild kit, along with getting that turbo rebuilt when you get it upgraded. If you skimp out youll regret it later.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 25, 2016, 12:55:03 AM
Righto... First guess is 78mm as i saw a piston that was 79mm being 1mm oversize...

Also does a tx3 piston fit a b6 engine without boring a bigger bore.

Wow, does that even make sense... lol
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 25, 2016, 01:21:24 AM
UPDATE: The TX3 piston should work as depending on the year it got the same b6t that the capri got albeit with upgraded rods and sodium infused valves. In later years ie 90/91 they got a couple different varients of the 1.8l BP. So depending on the year it should fit right in. What i would do would be order it have your mechanic take it apart look at the rods in comparison with your stock rods and see if it would be worth putting in the new engine. Because apparently the rods for the 1.8l are the same from what ive seen.
PS Chrispoe and AZGTX do you guys agree with me throw your opinions out about the stuff im saying, id really not want to lead him astray.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on June 25, 2016, 10:50:00 PM
"How does the stock xr2 turbo mechanically adjust the wastegate ?... is there any manual controls in the driver side ?"


boost pressure activated gate actuator on the turbo.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: NomakeWan on June 26, 2016, 01:50:56 AM
"How does the stock xr2 turbo mechanically adjust the wastegate ?... is there any manual controls in the driver side ?"

boost pressure activated gate actuator on the turbo.
Which is non-adjustable. He needs a boost controller of some kind, which I'm sure he knows by now. ;)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on June 26, 2016, 08:35:11 PM
Sodium filled exhaust valves only came in the GTR's.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 26, 2016, 09:06:06 PM
Salted eh ? :)

Pretty sure the b6t bore size is 78mm...

Also I'm curious if a 323 GTX 1.8 turbo intake manifold would fit the B6T? I like the idea of the side mounted intake pipe to an aftermarket intercooler infront of the radiator...

What do you guys think about adjustable cam gear pulleys, the racing upgrade lighter cogs that attach to the timing belt allowing for a wider belt... and then there's racing timing belts, like Toda $$$

K6 auto racing side mirrors look awesome, anyone using those ?

Also MSD ignition box anyone ?

Been busy shopping around, bought an alpine 50w rms central 1 din speaker for AUD $56... bidding for a complete set of used Mazda 323 GTX pistons, conrods and bearings for AUD $50... God I love shopping !

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: Rocketman on June 26, 2016, 10:08:10 PM
1.8 rods will work. Pistons will not. Manifolds will not (engine is longer, port spacing is way off)

TX3 stuff is likely the same B6T stuff as the turbo capri B6T stuff
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 26, 2016, 10:14:53 PM
Ah, I may be getting the Mazda 323 gtx and Laser TX3 bits confused...

I have a bid on a Laser TX3 conrod and piston set... so do these fit the B6T ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: Rocketman on June 26, 2016, 11:03:35 PM
They are the same bits as a B6T. The only upgraded rods were in the 323 GTX, not even in the 323 GT model.

Here's some reading with other good interchange info, some of it is a bit dated but otherwise good: http://www.solomiata.com/Mx5Engine.html
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 26, 2016, 11:16:35 PM
Thanks Rocketman, I'll look into that...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 30, 2016, 09:20:41 AM
Well now I am really confused, the tx3 conrod guy said this...

Quote
Gday Marcus
I think there has been a miscommunication ,
The con rods that are attached to these cast pistons are indeed the exact same conrods
As the ones that come in the Mazda gtx
(Not Gtr) of the corresponding Mazda 323 or familia model , BF I think?? Maybe BG model..

They were installed on a rebuild motor that was going to be turbo'ed only difference is they have cast ( not forged ) Pistons on top of them ,
Easy fix...


And

The rods are design for factory 8 psi and peak of 14.7 psi ( set by factory ADR comp )
If you are going to run 12 - 15 psi all day long you will indeed need forged rods , they only come in the Japanese Gtr familia 4wd or the Japanese ford tx3 4wd .
Aftermarket stuff may be easier to find / upgrade ??
Cheers


Anyhoo, I have followed teamcapri site protocol and opened a new thread in the technical forum here (http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,3722.msg129382.html#msg129382)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on June 30, 2016, 04:35:08 PM
1.8 intake manifold will not fit
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 30, 2016, 10:02:40 PM
Well now I am really confused, the tx3 conrod guy said this...

Quote
Gday Marcus
I think there has been a miscommunication ,
The con rods that are attached to these cast pistons are indeed the exact same conrods
As the ones that come in the Mazda gtx
(Not Gtr) of the corresponding Mazda 323 or familia model , BF I think?? Maybe BG model..

They were installed on a rebuild motor that was going to be turbo'ed only difference is they have cast ( not forged ) Pistons on top of them ,
Easy fix...


And

The rods are design for factory 8 psi and peak of 14.7 psi ( set by factory ADR comp )
If you are going to run 12 - 15 psi all day long you will indeed need forged rods , they only come in the Japanese Gtr familia 4wd or the Japanese ford tx3 4wd .
Aftermarket stuff may be easier to find / upgrade ??
Cheers


Anyhoo, I have followed teamcapri site protocol and opened a new thread in the technical forum here (http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,3722.msg129382.html#msg129382)
BP is a different motor, its atleast a inch longer. Some stuff transfers since its just a larger B6 but not most stuff. Sorry if I confused you on that. I meant that it might be the BP piston when I said the BP was offered in later TX3s, but I'm glad I was able to help. If there is anything else feel free to message me or ask on here at any time, but I don't always have internet so I may take awhile to get back.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on June 30, 2016, 10:07:11 PM
Soooo... in short, are the con rods going to fit in a B6T ?

Btw the con rods in question are from a laser tx3 which apparently would fit a KC or KE model
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on June 30, 2016, 11:25:54 PM
Soooo... in short, are the con rods going to fit in a B6T ?

Btw the con rods in question are from a laser tx3 which apparently would fit a KC or KE model
Yes they should fit the stroke isn't different on a BP only the bore, that's why the piston is larger. I have no idea what a KC or a KE model is, I only know about the TX3 because I've studied the GTXs, and heard that its a rebadged GTX. This is why I don't like the Australian modeling, it makes everything confusing when you try to talk to us Americans who only know years.

I don't know much about Lasers other then its a rebadged 323, I'm guessing a KC is equivalent of a BF 323, and a KE is a BG. But either way it shouldn't matter, its gonna fit. Make sure to buy that ARP kit, and a good set of bearings when you buy your rebuild kit.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on July 01, 2016, 02:50:42 AM
The KE, KC I assume is a type of Ford Laser...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on July 01, 2016, 03:17:33 AM
The KE, KC I assume is a type of Ford Laser...
Lol no i mean i wasnt sure about what those chasis codes translated to 323 chasis code wise, because normally people who own Lasers dont come on here or ClubProtege. I was correct about what it was equivalent to i did a quick google search on them. Jeez i really do end up rambeling on here alot  :-\
What have you ordered/started doing so far if you mind me asking?

Anyway Cheers Mike
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on July 01, 2016, 03:34:15 AM
It's winter here... very cold, freezing in fact... work on car = zero, (kinda like the temperature.)

I have however purchased / ordered the following ...

Tommorrow is voting day, and the traditional sausage sizzles at voting booths await those venturing out.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on July 01, 2016, 03:40:09 AM
It's winter here... very cold, freezing in fact... work on car = zero, (kinda like the temperature.)

I have however purchased / ordered the following ...
  • the Alpine surround sound system, including central speaker
  • some clover hay and stud mix for my guinea pigs
  • 91 Capri xr2 turbo donor car
  • upgraded con rods and bearings
  • 5th gear cog, VJ11 turbo bits, rear side lights
  • fingerless thermalite gloves
  • half a sheep in my freezer
  • spare clubsprint wheel to replace the stock trolley wheel in my boot

Tommorrow is voting day, and the traditional sausage sizzles at voting booths await those venturing out.
Jeez i would kill for a set of Clubsprint wheel they look so good, too bad shipping is 2k here to the States.
Thats a pretty big list, lol its really got me itching to get my Capri back on the road so I can start my build.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on July 01, 2016, 03:46:38 AM
Well... this is my 50th post...

Save your 2k and buy another Capri  :)

Edit: I'm now a junior member... now I'm going to celebrate with a hot cup of coffee and a chocky biscuit
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on July 01, 2016, 03:57:26 AM
Well... this is my 50th post...

Save your 2k and buy another Capri  :)

Edit: I'm now a junior member... now I'm going to celebrate with a hot cup of coffee and a chocky biscuit
Hey Angel have you ever seen Mighty Car Mods: Lend Us A Ride? If you havent it involves 2 Aussies who mod their cars, but the whole point is theyre trying to get to the Outback with just lent cars. In about 2 of the episodes their is a Capri, which has since been given away to the people who do the Shitbox Rally.
If you havent seen its pretty funny although a bit scripted.  If it was not for that program I would have never gotten or even heard about Capris.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on July 01, 2016, 09:24:47 AM
Washiest Mighty car mods... Lend us a ride.... hmmmmm

Can't say that I have seen that show, sounds like they had a blast though  :)

I just found a used Madza Miata T2 Torsen LSD for about AUD $500... That's something I could use   8) I just hope it's still available for another 2 weeks or so.

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on July 01, 2016, 10:24:53 AM
BP is a different motor, its atleast a inch longer.

Actually the BP motor is less than an inch longer then the B6 engines.  When measured from the end of the engine block where the tranny mounts to the end of the crank pulley, the difference is 20.5mm give or take .1mm.


Yes they should fit the stroke isn't different on a BP only the bore, that's why the piston is larger.

The B6’s stroke is 83.6mm and the BP has a stroke of 85mm, but the rods still do interchange.



Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on July 01, 2016, 02:45:43 PM
Washiest Mighty car mods... Lend us a ride.... hmmmmm

Can't say that I have seen that show, sounds like they had a blast though  :)

I just found a used Madza Miata T2 Torsen LSD for about AUD $500... That's something I could use   8) I just hope it's still available for another 2 weeks or so.
That LSD wont work unlss you chop out the whole rear suspension and go AWD like Matt. Only Miata motor stuff work with Capris, other then that its a completely different monster.
Title: Black Pearl SE XR2 LED wind blocker & heated seats
Post by: DarkAngel on July 02, 2016, 05:45:21 AM
Right yeah... I think it was late and I was caught up in the joy of finding a used cheap LSD...

Update

I have been looking into 6mm perspex LED lit up engraved rear wind blocker... check out my signature image and you'll get an idea of where my design is going...

Oh, I almost forgot to mention the South Korean heated seat pads I found, they slide in under your seat fabric and connect to a rocker switch  Hi - Off - Low... thinking of hooking them up to the dual battery.

There 's an upholsterer here PROSEAT which does a product called 'reborn leather'... only $330 AUD for front seats and matching door card, console, and gear boot... I'm thinking of getting black solid leather trim with black air leather on the seats where the heater panels are.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on August 12, 2016, 12:18:03 AM
Got the car on the road...

(https://s19.postimg.org/knivikky7/image.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/knivikky7/)

Still have lots of work to do
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on August 12, 2016, 03:29:54 AM
Looking great!

Did you get my pm?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on August 12, 2016, 08:52:37 AM
I'll second that, looking good.

Jack
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on August 12, 2016, 10:05:06 AM
The Laser is our Merc Tracer in BF form and later it is our Escort in BG form. Whereas the TX3 is an awd Laser/Tracer so not a rebadged GTX. Australia did get the BFMR  Mazda 323 GTX as well as the BG GTX and the GTR as well as the GTae competition variants.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on August 12, 2016, 10:16:34 AM
Reborn leather..AKA..bonded leather
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on August 13, 2016, 01:33:29 AM
The Laser is our Merc Tracer in BF form and later it is our Escort in BG form. Whereas the TX3 is an awd Laser/Tracer so not a rebadged GTX. Australia did get the BFMR  Mazda 323 GTX as well as the BG GTX and the GTR as well as the GTae competition variants.
Intresting, but wasnt the Capri based off the Laser which intern was based of the 323? Most of the Aussies ive talked to said that the Laser TX3 was 90% the same as a GTX. I must of been talking to the wrong people, thanks for correcting me!  ;D
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on August 13, 2016, 02:15:55 AM
Looking great!

Did you get my pm?

Yes, I got your PM... I'm a little busy now with end of year diploma work... maybe late November.

Hey everyone, apologies for my absence... life has been a little hectic.

I'll continue to post images as I get things done.

I've discovered the hunter valley capri club (http://www.huntervalleyfordcapriclub.com) and joining in on a run up to Coffs harbour, NSW at the end of August.

Btw: decided to go with 16x7 rims with fatter tyres
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on August 13, 2016, 11:01:59 AM
The Laser is our Merc Tracer in BF form and later it is our Escort in BG form. Whereas the TX3 is an awd Laser/Tracer so not a rebadged GTX. Australia did get the BFMR  Mazda 323 GTX as well as the BG GTX and the GTR as well as the GTae competition variants.
Intresting, but wasnt the Capri based off the Laser which intern was based of the 323? Most of the Aussies ive talked to said that the Laser TX3 was 90% the same as a GTX. I must of been talking to the wrong people, thanks for correcting me!  ;D

Only the floor pan for the awd tx3. The rest of the car is the same as our Tracer then the Escort.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on August 31, 2016, 08:21:19 AM
Alpine Sounds

Nearly finished the audio system install... 50w rms x5 speakers (plus 2 tweeters) running 100db s/n ratio.
Powered with an ABR sidewinder 140 amp dual battery system with 12v 450 cc amp battery

stay tuned for photo updates reposting here

(https://s19.postimg.org/knjxjxkb7/20160901_152847.jpg)

Headunit
Alpine iva d501e - flip out screen, fiber optic out
Setup on a dedicated switch to deny battery drain

Aux
Miracast audio / video wireless unit for android / ios
Project tablet apps to headunit, eg copilot GPS, music, GPS speedo etc...
Charging 5v 1amp micro usb output for tablet
Also setup on a dedicated switch to deny battery drain

(https://s19.postimg.org/7uvtk08pf/20160901_152744.jpg)

Amp
Alpine Mrd f35 - surround sound amp, dolby pro logic,
fiber optic input x1, ai net input x2, speaker output x5, subwoofer output x1
Remote power on from headunit, powered from dual battery

Speakers
Alpine SBS 05DC center 50w rms speaker
Alpine ddlinear component 50w rms speakers 6.5", solid state crossovers, tweeters
Polk Audio 5x7 rear 70w rms speakers
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 01, 2016, 04:26:16 AM
Ok, uploaded photos above, spent a good part of the day trying to poke thick speaker cables through the door looms...

Next project is to remove dash to get to door conduit from inside, and create new hole in firewall for dual battery lead and engine watchdog sensor, I'm going for a 1x3" rectangular hole as there's nice grommits you can buy.

I'll need to allow for turbo boost control wiring too !

Ok, here's another look at the headunit with a remote velcroed onto the centre console (I went with the simplest remote to suit my headunit), there is a green and red switch under the steering wheel to turn on off the headunit and aux miracast system

(https://s19.postimg.org/asssdpgcz/20160901_152832.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on September 02, 2016, 12:21:38 AM
Nice job Angel! Love seeing the progress!!!  ;)   (I can't wait to start on my car)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 14, 2016, 04:31:15 AM
Ok, time for some updates

Some one tried to break in to my car !

Yes, that's right... my soft top was forced by the passenger window back until a fist sized hole could be accessed past the internal frame....

Moved the car off the street to my friends farm... guarded by a farmer with a .22, 2 hunting dogs, 2 alpaca's, some protective dairy cows and a whole lot of skittish sheep.

I am now looking into a tk105b GPS GPRS tracker alarm with RFID, immobiliser, microwave sensor, a siren with its own power supply and a tracking app to do remote security stuff !!!

new items

(https://s19.postimg.org/wwsj1jogf/Screenshot_20160914_102048.png)
360mm izumi vintage leather steering wheel, nice and spongy grip like the SE XR2 steering wheel

(https://s19.postimg.org/k6oaoggib/20160914_181003.png)

Black Pearl clubsprint rear bumper $350 AUD, looking at red halo led 4" tail light and red halo with amber indicators
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on September 14, 2016, 06:46:47 PM
Wow love the Clubbie panel, wish we could get them here. I can't convince Russ to manufacture them :(.
That really sucks someone tried to break in, will you have to buy a new top frame?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on September 14, 2016, 06:59:18 PM
I highly doubt they were tring to steal the car, they were probably going for the stereo.

That's why I never lock my doors, cuz if someone's going to break in, they're going to go through the soft top.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 14, 2016, 09:45:19 PM
Well... Lithgow, like many other towns is rife with crystal meth... it's likely someone would break in for any number of reasons, although this would be thief went out of their way to cover over their tracks by trying to make the tear inconspicous.

I like the idea of leaving the car with the top down when I do go out. The microwave 2 stage sensor will *bip* if anyone gets too close, and go *nuts* if anyone gets in... as well as sending me an sms alert...

The top is ok, maybe a bit of glue can fix her up to the frame... I'm looking at getting a stayfast top... or maybe a mohair if that's even possible... one day...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 14, 2016, 11:19:54 PM
Here's a mock up of the rear light array I am looking at, photoshop image over another car rear end.

(https://s19.postimg.org/4j5h0mufn/image.jpg)

I like the idea of having 4x red halo tail lights at night, with solid red brake light and solid amber indicator, seen as pictured on left of image, right indicator is solid clear day light,  brake lights are red lenses
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on September 15, 2016, 04:14:50 AM
Here's a mock up of the rear light array I am looking at, photoshop image over another car rear end.

(https://s19.postimg.org/4j5h0mufn/image.jpg)

I like the idea of having 4x red halo tail lights at night, with solid red brake light and solid amber indicator, seen as pictured on left of image, right indicator is solid clear day light,  brake lights are red lenses

IMHO.....I don't care for the outer lights. I would just make all four of the lights the same and not bother with amber rear turn signals.

And if you really wanted to trick it out and do something simular to my front park/turn lights and get a pair of diodes, a resistor, small capacitor, and a micro NC relay wired to each side's set. This would give you quad halo tail lights with quad brake lights that would flash both lights on each side as turn signals too.

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 15, 2016, 05:59:55 AM
Crispo, I read your blog about the front light projectors you settled with, and as I've got a blown headlight I was planning on giving your 2.5" bi-xenon projectors a go, probably 6k lights with aluminium custom housing.

Do 3", 4" or 5" lights also fit?

As for the rear lights, resistors and what not I had overlooked but will need that gear due to the voltage difference...

In Australia we need amber flashers for turning indicators, reds wouldn't cut it for registration purposes... hence the setup I've settled with. It's not easy finding 4" led rounds with red halo and amber flasher hamburger lights.
 
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on September 16, 2016, 08:22:15 AM
Opps. I forgot you're from Australia.  Here in North America, we're not required to have amber rear turn signals.
There should be no need for resister if those lights were designed for automotive use.

The electrical parts I listed were for the creation of a switchback circuit I put together for my front marker/turn lights. When I redid my front lighting, I used a stripe of white and a stripe of amber leds so my entire front marker light is a pure white when the park lights are on. When the turn signal is activated, the power to the front white leds and side marker is cut off and the flashing turn signal power is applied to both the fromt amber leds and the side marker to create a wrap around amber turn signal. About 2 seconds after the turn signal is shut off, the marker lights resume again. This makes the front markers almost match my headlights and keeps the white leds from fading out my amber turn signal. Plus now the side marker flashes too for increased visability from the sides. I plan to one day do a simular circut so the rear side markers will flash too.

I've redone my headlights again already and installed 3 inch bi-xenon projectors. They were so long, I had to dome the front about a half inch to make them fit.

Also, I wouldn't recommend 6k lights for the headlights for two reasons. First reason is you won't find any matching leds for the marker lights. Leds are generally 5k or so. The second reason is that 6k hids only put out about 2000 usable lumens vs 2800 for 5k and 3200 for 4k.

IMHO....5k is the sweet spot.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 16, 2016, 09:01:43 AM
Changed lights again huh... you strike me as a head light genius.

What do you mean by; 'I had to dome the front about a half inch to make them fit.'

Does that mean a change to the capri bodywork ahead of the lights ?... or making a bigger O in the custom aluminium casing?

I like the blue tinge on the 6k, nothing to do with lighting efficiency...


Technically speaking... 3k lights give a better colour definition to what you are seeing, the higher k the more monochromatic everything looks under lights...

Changing the front bulbs on the stock headlights is an h4 type bulb I believe, I think I have a bi high low h4 bulb somewhere until the upgrade gets done, I have some HID xenon resistors somewhere, but I think Xenon's are overkill... especially for anyone facing those with naked eyeballs
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on September 24, 2016, 01:30:30 PM
My lights are in a continuous state of evolution! My mainbeams alone have seen a half dozen or so design changes/revisions so far and I’m designing yet another set right now.

I wouldn’t call myself a head light genius…LOL
More like a very knowledgeable person who also has done a lot of experimentation.

One of my key design rules for my headlight retrofits is that it requires no permanent modification and is essentially Plug-N-Play. I'm still maintaining pop-up functionality and using the OEM horizontal and vertical adjusters.
 
When I said dome the front of the headlight to make the 3 inch fit, I did this
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah279/chrispoe_/headlights/IMG_20160924_104548_zpsytadp7vd.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/chrispoe_/media/headlights/IMG_20160924_104548_zpsytadp7vd.jpg.html)


The OEM headlights do not use H4 bulbs, they’re sealed beams and the entire headlight lamp needs to be replaced.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 24, 2016, 06:52:36 PM
Awesome, any chance you could make me a pair of those 3 inch projector frames to plug in... they look awesome.

Seat Update

Look what I found... XR5 Ford Focus Recaro seats. Really comfy, and the black leather goes with the interior

(http://s19.postimg.org/n1asb5mkz/images_32.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on September 24, 2016, 10:17:18 PM
My lights are in a continuous state of evolution! My mainbeams alone have seen a half dozen or so design changes/revisions so far and I’m designing yet another set right now.

I wouldn’t call myself a head light genius…LOL
More like a very knowledgeable person who also has done a lot of experimentation.

One of my key design rules for my headlight retrofits is that it requires no permanent modification and is essentially Plug-N-Play. I'm still maintaining pop-up functionality and using the OEM horizontal and vertical adjusters.
 
When I said dome the front of the headlight to make the 3 inch fit, I did this
(http://i1382.photobucket.com/albums/ah279/chrispoe_/headlights/IMG_20160924_104548_zpsytadp7vd.jpg) (http://s1382.photobucket.com/user/chrispoe_/media/headlights/IMG_20160924_104548_zpsytadp7vd.jpg.html)


The OEM headlights do not use H4 bulbs, they’re sealed beams and the entire headlight lamp needs to be replaced.
So why cant you just use similar style 3inch headlights?
 ive seen quite a few on Ebay for cheap, ive been thinking of getting some to test them.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 24, 2016, 11:02:08 PM
Hi WashiestSnake,

I think I'm going to try the bi-xenon 3" projectors, chrispoe has a great writeup about upgrading to projectors...

I'm going to try a LED setup for my new clubsprint rear end.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on September 24, 2016, 11:13:44 PM
Awesome, any chance you could make me a pair of those 3 inch projector frames to plug in... they look awesome.

Seat Update

Look what I found... XR5 Ford Focus Recaro seats. Really comfy, and the black leather goes with the interior

(http://s19.postimg.org/n1asb5mkz/images_32.jpg)

Those seats are really comfy, only thing I don't like is the headrests, in order for me to put my head back comfortably; I have to take my ponytail out everytime.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 24, 2016, 11:16:10 PM
I was wondering if the stock xr2 head rests would fit... the hole in the back may suit pony pails  :)

EDIT: No they don't, the supports are narrower than the XR5 seats  :'(
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on September 26, 2016, 08:38:43 AM
Snapped the alternator, water pump fan belt today after some high pitched squeeling !

Looks like I'll be garaging my car for a while, no driving, just working on electrical and interior stuff.

Does anyone use a high power alternator in their Capri... I'll have to start a new technical thread.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: Surfnut on September 26, 2016, 10:56:05 AM
I'm FAR from being an expert but reasonably sure my early '91 production normally aspirated Capri had a higher amperage alternator than my later production '91 XR2.

I am using the high amperage early Capri alternator on my XR2 engine now.  I had to swap two wires off the connector to make it work.


Dave
Title: BBS wheels
Post by: DarkAngel on October 04, 2016, 05:03:23 AM
Thanks Dave.

Update

I found some BBS 4x114.3 +40 16x7 rims 2nd hand and in mint condition within 250 kms from my home... woo hoo !

 :o Only $450 AUD  :o

(https://s19.postimg.org/ecxc24f4f/s_l1600_5.jpg)(https://s19.postimg.org/tzolfhswf/s_l1600_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 05, 2016, 11:21:06 PM
Seats in

Great news, these go straight in on stock XR5 rails. Just need to drill new holes in the floor, with a plate welded underneath to strengthen anchor points.

EDIT: going with existing holes and fabricating mounting brackets to fit.

These are manually adjustable for height, tilt, lumbar and sliding back and forth. Apparently the XR5 leather Recaro's have a PU coating so I've used a UVA UVB trim protectant to bring them up to shine... really comfy, sit a little higher to allow for tilt settings. Pics show seats at lowest setting with max tilt. Only con is tbat tbere is no tilt forward release to access back seating area... no biggy.

Enjoy the pics


(https://s19.postimg.org/6qc5c1dw3/20161006_133920.jpg)
(https://s19.postimg.org/j53z9hbpv/20161006_134050.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 06, 2016, 06:46:36 AM
Driving in full tilt seems a bit more of a stretch to reach the steering wheel, so bringing the steering wheel closer seems like the way to go...

MOMO

I really like the momo mod 07 deep dish prototipo type look...

(http://userdisk.webry.biglobe.ne.jp/000/884/12/1/20060319.jpg)

Or maybe the momo mod 08...

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQz9WqPZuy062FNQRuv-r0ixQO4kgRndZzNS9fy0A5W2oTE3OfkMFfhywuO)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on October 06, 2016, 07:46:05 AM
Really cool.

Jack
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on October 06, 2016, 02:25:24 PM
Seats in

Great news, these go straight in on stock XR5 rails. Just need to drill new holes in the floor, with a plate welded underneath to strengthen anchor points.

EDIT: going with existing holes and fabricating mounting brackets to fit.

These are manually adjustable for height, tilt, lumbar and sliding back and forth. Apparently the XR5 leather Recaro's have a PU coating so I've used a UVA UVB trim protectant to bring them up to shine... really comfy, sit a little higher to allow for tilt settings. Pics show seats at lowest setting with max tilt. Only con is tbat tbere is no tilt forward release to access back seating area... no biggy.

Enjoy the pics


(https://s19.postimg.org/6qc5c1dw3/20161006_133920.jpg)
(https://s19.postimg.org/j53z9hbpv/20161006_134050.jpg)
I like the Momo Mod 08 better IMO, it looks more retro to me.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 12, 2016, 11:55:32 PM
firewall update

It has been a busy few days, with blood, bruises, burns, sunstroke and sweat...

Let me run through my progress.

images get bigger by clicking on them.

(https://s19.postimg.org/rogh4mhzj/20161013_151034.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rogh4mhzj/) (https://s19.postimg.org/9mxc6tnyn/20161013_151205.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/9mxc6tnyn/)
(https://s19.postimg.org/r1hkf3l3j/20161013_151353.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/r1hkf3l3j/) (https://s19.postimg.org/cxlp6pdvz/20161013_151333.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cxlp6pdvz/) (https://s19.postimg.org/3r3ejf8nj/20161013_151102.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/3r3ejf8nj/)

Whew... times ticking down until the B6T install, so I've been making a list of stuff I will need to buy before the engine and all stock turbo upgrades goes in (AUD $2000 install quoted by a turbo mechanic). Did I mention I'm getting the timing belt done too at the same time...


Other stuff I will have to get later as money permits, such as the VJ 11 internals, 5th gear cog, Helical LSD etc...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 13, 2016, 12:43:47 AM
On Wednesday, I'm picking up the BBS 16x7 +40 rims, I've been checking out an online tire fitment calculator and discovered the biggest tyres for my rims without modifications would be

205 45 16 ... looking at Michelin Pilot Sport 3, or maybe Goodyear Eagle F1 directional 5

What do you guys use, recommend...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 13, 2016, 01:14:11 AM
Purchase inventory

Shopping for 2nd hand or stuff on sale is what I do, let's take a look at some of my purchases (in AUD $) for this project


I know what you are thinking... yes I've lost weight  :)

Here's a list of stuff I have my eye on...


Comments...?[/list]
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on October 13, 2016, 02:33:58 PM
On Wednesday, I'm picking up the BBS 16x7 +40 rims, I've been checking out an online tire fitment calculator and discovered the biggest tyres for my rims without modifications would be

205 45 16 ... looking at Michelin Pilot Sport 3, or maybe Goodyear Eagle F1 directional 5

What do you guys use, recommend...
Id go with the Michelins I have a set on my car, theyre nice!

Also I really love where this is heading! I wish I had half the stuff for my build ready  :-\  ;D
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 13, 2016, 05:51:30 PM
Thanks for your input Washiestsnake, I use Michelin on my other car too. They are very grippy and long lasting... cost a little more but are worth the investment.
Title: It's a guinea pig !
Post by: DarkAngel on October 14, 2016, 02:42:30 AM
(https://s19.postimg.org/t9ifal503/image.png)

Changed my avatar today to a cute lil guinea pig... in memory of my first guinea pig who died after 4 years of munching grass and running around my front and back yards... RIP Wiggy...



Today I plugged the battery back in and held my breath as I checked for wild spark's... woo, everything was fine, fired up the engine and tested all electricals on the dash... all A OK !

Now I have a flip out screen that also picks up my android tablet through wifi... smartlink bluetooth... awesome. The resolution is a little chunky but that kinda fits with in with a 1994 model car.

Next step is to get a dual battery with terminals and bolt down the battery system into the boot. Will provide pics as progression allows... then I can crank up the amp and play some sweet sweet music in my new surround sound system...

Ohhh yeahhhh !

Btw: I'm thinking of getting a 6 stack alpine dvd player so I can remaster some tunes at recording studio quality... 96 hz on mp3 via fiber optic connection.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 14, 2016, 11:36:14 PM
Maza 323 1984 stainless door handles

These look very similar to the capri door handles, be nice if the metal part is interchangeable...

(http://rsc2.saatscommerce.com/img5763a0537c465_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 15, 2016, 01:00:00 PM
It's taken a while...

100 th post.

Now I can celebrate with a warm milk and hopefully go back to sleep as it's 3.58am here in Australia... +10 EST

Edit: I am now a full ☆☆☆ member  ;D

BTW: How do I get a bigger size avatar pic?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on October 15, 2016, 05:25:49 PM
Maza 323 1984 stainless door handles

These look very similar to the capri door handles, be nice if the metal part is interchangeable...

(http://rsc2.saatscommerce.com/img5763a0537c465_l.jpg)

I'm pretty sure they'll interchange just fine, I'm using a pair of black ones I got off a early 90's Protege.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 15, 2016, 06:04:11 PM
Woo hoo... chrome handles here we go.

Does anyone want to go halves in a set of 4 that are on sale on ebay ?

JDM Mazda 323 chrome inner door handles (http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-MAZDA-323-FAMILIA-BF5P-4-DOOR-HATCHBACK-INNER-DOOR-HANDLES-SET-OF-4-OEM-85-/222268161957?hash=item33c036ffa5:g:qc4AAOSw-4BXcQ-l&vxp=mtr)

Edit:: fixed link
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on October 16, 2016, 11:20:32 AM
im nearly 100% certain that they fit, I think Russ/CapriTypeR from Roo-Sport sells these as well.
Also the link wont work for me...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on October 16, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
My old 87 323 had chrome handles, inside and out.

I couldn't get the link to work either, but I think this is it

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-MAZDA-323-FAMILIA-BF5P-4-DOOR-HATCHBACK-INNER-DOOR-HANDLES-SET-OF-4-OEM-85-/222268161957?hash=item33c036ffa5:g:qc4AAOSw-4BXcQ-l&vxp=mtr

and here's for a single one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Inside-Door-Handle-Front-or-Rear-Left-or-Right-Gray-w-Chrome-Lever-/301814280439?hash=item46458870f7:g:gxsAAOSwxN5WXy71&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 16, 2016, 06:53:49 PM
The single one is AUD $44  postage for me, whereas the 4 from Japan are $104 AUD with free delivery.

I'm thinking of recovering the gray with black 4d carbon fiber vinyl to fit the black interior of the SE.

Generally https links don't work... so just take out the s and you should be good to go. Thats how I got my avatar to work.

Fixed the link, it's the same as Crispoe posted
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on October 17, 2016, 10:00:35 AM
The single one is AUD $44  postage for me, whereas the 4 from Japan are $104 AUD with free delivery.

I'm thinking of recovering the gray with black 4d carbon fiber vinyl to fit the black interior of the SE.

Generally https links don't work... so just take out the s and you should be good to go. Thats how I got my avatar to work.

Fixed the link, it's the same as Crispoe posted

I have some carbon fiber looking fabric that I want to use as an insert when I can find some better seats.  Really would like to get that done by springs.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 17, 2016, 03:53:22 PM
Nice one Jack.

I've got some black air leatherette vinyl I was thinking of using as the roof lining for a black hard top...

Other trim including sun visors and handbrake I'm thinking of recovering with chrome black kangaroo leather.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 23, 2016, 12:34:27 AM
New Design

Here's the latest photo with seats and new design for interior.

(https://s19.postimg.org/crqfa4as3/20161023_152602.jpg)
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New additions

Steering wheel Momo prototipo
Boost controller Greddy Profec OLED
Dual battery meter blue digital
Gear Boot momo leather
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on October 23, 2016, 12:36:59 AM
I love the design!
I really wish I had photoshop skilll  :-\
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 23, 2016, 02:24:30 AM
Here's another one with a Ford horn button
(https://s19.postimg.org/pa70qp7rn/20161023_170812.jpg)
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Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on October 31, 2016, 08:58:46 AM
Went to work on modifying the XR5 seat rails to fit into my XR2...


Step one... Remove XR5 brackets by drilling out metal rivets and whacking off with sledgehammer

(https://s19.postimg.org/ujo562npv/20161030_155029.jpg)


Step two... Remove XR2 bottom rails (flat strip of metal with jagged edge) and XR2 brackets

(https://s19.postimg.org/ubewyz8nn/20161101_191006.jpg)


Step three... Build new base frame with XR2 rails, XR2 brackets and flat steel cross members to fit existing seat anchor points in floor.

Discovered I can skip this step, due to issues with position of seat slider and mechanicals on XR5 seats.


Step four... attach XR5 rails to cross members XR2 rails via existing XR5 bracket holes after checking preferred seat position where max slide back position fits into capote.

(https://s19.postimg.org/k9aqxdztf/20161102_183904.jpg)

Still a work in progress...


Step five... bolt new seats into car using existing bolts and anchor points in floor.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on November 01, 2016, 07:12:18 AM
Been working on the new seat rails... lots of drilling out old rivets to separate old XR2 rails from seats and taking existing brackets off XR5 seat rails.

Pics updated above...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on November 02, 2016, 05:20:54 AM
Put the rails on and test fitted the seats, sliding back and forth nicely... just have to adjust one side by 5mm to get the last bolt hole to line up perfectly.

I found that the rails can fit directly on one another, heaps of nuts, bolts and washers to fit up. Also used a nut width as a spacer between the 2 rails to allow the seat adjuster teeth to work without obstruction.

The other option would be to drill holes for the teeth to bite into the lower track which would lower the seat by one nut thickness... I have a few really tall friends !!!

Updated pics above.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on November 02, 2016, 04:25:32 PM
Good progress, really cool to see a guide on how to install aftermarket seats in these cars!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on November 06, 2016, 01:07:03 AM
Thanks, good to know it has been helpful.  ;D

Finally got the last seat bolt in, found it was easier to bolt the back bolts in first and used a 8mm drill bit to widen the bracket holes a bit on the bottom to fit the seat bolts better.

I have added a thread in the photo section here (http://www.teamcapri.com/forum/index.php/topic,3812.msg130145.html#msg130145) so you guys can see the latest photo's in one place of my Capri 94 SE XR2 turbo...

B6T engine install

Finally booked in, with a turbo mechanic who I've sourced the B6T engine with, an install date... NOV 18 - 20 weekend, bought a gates blue racing timing belt, new pulleys, new water pump aaaand a bottom radiator hose along with fluids to complete the install...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on November 18, 2016, 05:29:19 AM
Turbo install

The day is finally here, turbo installed by Fyshwick's finest turbo mechanics / racers. These are both my cars you are looking at. I spent today pulling apart headlights, dash buttons, cluster, door cards, door windows... and lots of bits... btw the donor car turns out to be a clubsprint !!! I have a complete set of clear wraparound lights !!!

(https://s19.postimg.org/mhqt7rf6b/20161118_212017.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on November 18, 2016, 05:40:50 AM
Thats awesome! Could you post a small right up on how to swap the pedals from N/A to the G-series trans Im intrested as I cant find much on it.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on November 18, 2016, 10:22:43 PM
It all happened so quickly...

The pedals themselves were not taken out to my suprise, and I asked how easy to was to change over from hydraulic.

It was not easy, was the response. As I didn't do it myself, I can't give a detailed description... sorry
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on November 27, 2016, 07:51:46 PM
Any updates on the swap?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on November 28, 2016, 02:38:49 PM
Currently in Thailand until late Dec, left the car with the mechanics who have a bit of time to get the turbo ready for me when I get back...

Latest news is they're getting an auto electrician in to solve the issue with no start / spark.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on December 10, 2016, 01:42:42 AM
Shopping in Thailand

(https://s19.postimg.org/wb6s30g0j/20161210_130004.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/645l71xqr/20161210_130049.jpg)

Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on December 10, 2016, 05:25:19 PM
Id becareful with that steering wheel. Ive seen a few really cheap wheels like that bend while driving.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on December 12, 2016, 03:52:06 AM
They make good stuff in Thailand, the metal is solid with the 2 spoke variety thicker and wider than the 3 spoke, and not like chinese crap.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on December 14, 2016, 06:31:18 AM
Buy Buy Buy

Those two pics above are a 150mm 2 spoke leatherette steering wheel and a Depo racing 30psi boost gauge.

I plan on recovering the steering wheel in chrome black kangaroo leather, the 30 psi is a bit rich... however the bonus is I'll never need to buy another boost gauge if I pump up the turbo :)

Here's another purchase I made today at Khlong Thom markets (Bangkok) NHK Japanese quality Bi Xenon 3" projector lights with NHK harness and H1 bulbs. The projectors are all aluminium housing and a thick glass 3" lense.

(https://s19.postimg.org/u6iqqxmvn/20161214_183523.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 02, 2017, 11:06:05 PM
New Parts

Finally got some hard to find parts... (https://s19.postimg.org/muve74v83/20170103_145349.jpg)

Turbo install is finished, picking up end of January from Fyshwick (ACT)... will updates pics after pickup.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 09, 2017, 09:41:35 PM
B6T Head Cyclinder find

Finally picking up the Capri with the new B6T motor in, everything is stock at the moment, and I still have some upgrades to do. I get to drive back 5 hours of country roads through the mountains which will be nice.

One thing I discovered from a friend with a clubsprint, is that fully synthetic oil is too thin and caused engine issues as the oil wasn't getting to the top of the B6 motor and consequently getting hot and sounding terrible. I have put Castrol Edge Titanium 05-30W in the B6T so I've decided to do an oil change to replace with semi synthetic 15-45w for the drive home that my mechanic recommended with some specific oil standards.

Here is the B6T head unit I found... complete with camshafts and everything for $AUD 100

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gVEAAOSwImRYa1FB/s-l1600.jpg)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C64AAOSwo4pYa1Fs/s-l1600.jpg)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mpcAAOSw-0xYa1Gy/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 10, 2017, 03:35:07 PM
Man thats a really good looking valve cover!
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 10, 2017, 06:04:44 PM
Yeah, just saw it and had to buy  :)

Is it worthwhile getting slightly bigger pistons... say like +1 - 2mm diameter ... I'm thinking of dojng some upgrading with the tx3 gtx conrods I purchased earlier.... and maybe custom camgear in aluminium ?

Youe thoughts are welcome.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 10, 2017, 06:18:05 PM
I dont think increasing the bore in  b6 would be worth it.

There isn't much room to fit a bigger piston, as the b6 actually in itself is a stroker.  You would need to get new sleeves made if you decided to do it. Alot of people who do put in the bigger pistons are generally All Motor applications, anyone who does Turbo stuff generally just ops for the BP since its so much better.

I do recommend a adjustable cam gear but only if you get Megasquirt or another ECU I dont think Rocket is able to tune for that.

This is just my opinion, Rocket and the rest of the Gang will most likely agree.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 10, 2017, 06:49:47 PM
Has anyone used the Splitfire coils for the B6t or BPt... its a jdm item for jap motors

Coil on plug ignition. I found a used harness for b6 / bp engine for $80.00 with 2 spare cop igniters.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 10, 2017, 07:01:24 PM
Coil on plug has been done but only works on Megasquirt or you can get a reflashed Evo 8 Ecu with a engine harness that enables it.

It definitely is needed if you are thinking of going high hp ie 300+, the stock dizzy system from what i've heard is awful.

The Miata system had one coil pack, and a CAS to control the signal to each cylinder. This increased power, mpg, and spark. If you go C.O.P you gain a good amount of performance with it.
I think you could get it to work if you got a Miata CAS, and then hybridize the Miata ignition harness with the Capri harness.
With the Evo Ecu you have to use the Miata CAS to run it.

I plan on getting a reflashed Evo ecu with it.

The only people I know who use C.O.P is GTX guys, I havent heard of any Capris, or 323 GTs converting to it yet.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 10, 2017, 07:58:19 PM
The splitfire harness will fit the B6t... maybe I'll invest in one for $80... brand new they are about 6x that amount.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 10, 2017, 08:32:58 PM
If you really can pick it up for that cheap it would be a great deal. Megasquirt alone is 250 for a DIY kit, and the Evo ECU + Harness is 450$.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 11, 2017, 05:43:54 AM
What is the size difference depth wise for B6 and BP spark plugs?... that is important to consider to see if the splitfire harness will work for the b6T apparently.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 11, 2017, 06:24:35 PM
I believe there is zero difference in the spark plugs.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 11, 2017, 07:37:11 PM
(https://s19.postimg.org/cosro0f0z/ad_0_1484181182232.jpg)

here is a pic of the splitfire harness in question...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on January 11, 2017, 08:47:33 PM
The B6t will take an overbore for sure. .5mm is a good idea simply just to square up the bores. Go to the Mazda dealer for rings though as the aftermarket does not have the quality they do. For pistons you can do the same or go to Wiseco for forgies, look to the Miata for the part# there.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: azgtx on January 11, 2017, 08:52:52 PM
On that head is the exhaust cam stamped B660? As far as the Evo ecu I think Carlos has only had 1 B6t running on it and it took a long time to get it running but that car has since fell out of existence. He mostly works them for the BP's.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: rsharry on January 12, 2017, 01:31:02 AM
you wanna upgrade with single coil ignition? i am on to upgrade my capri with dual coil ignition. edis4 modul an coil from ford focus (europe). i will use megasquirt ms2extra for it.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 12, 2017, 04:55:56 AM
On that head is the exhaust cam stamped B660? As far as the Evo ecu I think Carlos has only had 1 B6t running on it and it took a long time to get it running but that car has since fell out of existence. He mostly works them for the BP's.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/70sAAOSwEzxYa1F9/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 12, 2017, 03:15:28 PM
I agree with Azgtx on overboring, it is possible but there isnt anywhere near enough material to get a large overbore done. Im guessing machine work in Oz is more expensive and harder to find meaning the cost to get the engine rebuilt would double maybe probably less. If you were here in the States id say go for it, you dont see many b6s modefied like that, but being as your in Oz I think a BPT would be way cheaper solution. Basically id use the b6 as a stop gap so you have a good idea how they respond to mods, and then take that knowledge to use towards the BP.

@Clay im only going to be running the b6 on the Evo ecu for a very short time, the plan is to get it running and then drop in a BP once I have the time. Im still looking for a good BP I cant seem to find a low milage(under 150k). Also my car is a N/A I couldnt find a XR2 in good shape when I bought my Capri.

@RSherry No I dont want to upgrade to single coil ignition I was explaining how the distributorless system works on the Miata to give refrence to how it would work here. I plan on going C.O.P meaining each spark plug gets its own coil.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 12, 2017, 11:54:57 PM
My next engine upgrade will be electric I'm thinking :)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on January 13, 2017, 09:35:58 AM
Buy Buy Buy

Those two pics above are a 150mm 2 spoke leatherette steering wheel and a Depo racing 30psi boost gauge.

I plan on recovering the steering wheel in chrome black kangaroo leather, the 30 psi is a bit rich... however the bonus is I'll never need to buy another boost gauge if I pump up the turbo :)

Here's another purchase I made today at Khlong Thom markets (Bangkok) NHK Japanese quality Bi Xenon 3" projector lights with NHK harness and H1 bulbs. The projectors are all aluminium housing and a thick glass 3" lense.

(https://s19.postimg.org/u6iqqxmvn/20161214_183523.jpg)


NHK is manufactured by the XGY company in China and they’re actually a Chinese clone of the shortly lived Audi Q5’s projector originally designed by Koito.
They’re decent projectors, in fact they’re a step up from my current 3” super minis. I was planning to use a set of them for my next upgrade, but a few weeks ago Sinolyn released clones of the Hella G5 which were used in BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and various other manufactures. After looking at the output pics/reviews at Hidplanet, I’ve decided to spend the extra money and go with the G5s.

Are you sure those NHKs are H1, cuz all of the Q5 clones I’ve seen are D2S or some manufacture specific specialty bulb. If they’re the specialty type, I would buy a spare set of bulb.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on January 13, 2017, 10:48:41 AM
Coil on plug has been done but only works on Megasquirt or you can get a reflashed Evo 8 Ecu with a engine harness that enables it.

It definitely is needed if you are thinking of going high hp ie 300+, the stock dizzy system from what i've heard is awful.

The Miata system had one coil pack, and a CAS to control the signal to each cylinder. This increased power, mpg, and spark. If you go C.O.P you gain a good amount of performance with it.
I think you could get it to work if you got a Miata CAS, and then hybridize the Miata ignition harness with the Capri harness.
With the Evo Ecu you have to use the Miata CAS to run it.

I plan on getting a reflashed Evo ecu with it.

The only people I know who use C.O.P is GTX guys, I havent heard of any Capris, or 323 GTs converting to it yet.

The biggest drawback to our dizzy is that they’re reactive and the timing is determined by weights and vacuum at the dizzy(XR2’s have the knockbox for extra timing retarding). 
Due to the reactive design, the accuracy and response to changing engine conditions is slow and laggy. Plus, there’s no way to tune the ignition timing cuz it’s controlled by the dizzy itself.

The Miata uses dual coil pack setup with wastespark that’s controlled by the ECU. A single coil pack setup that’s ECU controlled like what I’m currently using, will still require a distributor to send the spark to the proper cylinder.


Personally I’d go with a Megasquirt over a EVO ecu.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on January 13, 2017, 11:06:41 AM
(https://s19.postimg.org/cosro0f0z/ad_0_1484181182232.jpg)

here is a pic of the splitfire harness in question...

Where's the dual channel igniter box that goes with that setup? Cuz that’s the expensive part.

IMHO…I wouldn’t spend $80 on them, you can buy brand new Toyota Coil packs with integrated igniters for less. My local junkyard only charged me $20 for the Toyota COPs and harness.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 14, 2017, 01:14:18 AM
Right... what about the MSD 6AL ignition system then... has anyone used these ?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 14, 2017, 03:29:14 AM
Noone on here other then Chris has done anything with ignition. Most people only do basic bolt ons ie turbo upgrade, and exhaust change. If you want to get creative youre going to have to try it yourself and see if its any good. That is the one drawback with this forum.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 14, 2017, 04:59:28 AM
NHK is manufactured by the XGY company in China and they’re actually a Chinese clone of the shortly lived Audi Q5’s projector originally designed by Koito.
They’re decent projectors, in fact they’re a step up from my current 3” super minis. I was planning to use a set of them for my next upgrade, but a few weeks ago Sinolyn released clones of the Hella G5 which were used in BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and various other manufactures. After looking at the output pics/reviews at Hidplanet, I’ve decided to spend the extra money and go with the G5s.

Are you sure those NHKs are H1, cuz all of the Q5 clones I’ve seen are D2S or some manufacture specific specialty bulb. If they’re the specialty type, I would buy a spare set of bulb.
they do have a special NHK harness, but they are h1 fittings or the NHK version of h1.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 14, 2017, 11:47:16 AM
If you go to the Festiva or Miata Forums, both have folks who have done a lot more modifying than on here.  I have one that I had planned on for my Festiva, but haven't gotten it running yet.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 14, 2017, 02:17:03 PM
Id check out Festiva forums first. Those guys usually are more creative then Miata people. If you look on Miata.net or TurboMiata 99% of people just use PNP Megasquirt very few use anything different.

Anyone I know with a Miata have used the Toyota C.O.P, with the PNP MS2.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 15, 2017, 04:59:53 AM
Changed the steering wheel over today, looks awesome but need to do some modifying to get the horn to work... need to push the boss back another couple of cm's and I think that'll do the job.

I noticed a few things the mechanic and auto electrican had changed from when I sent my Capri in...


This is why I don't like letting anyone touch my car !!!

Also there is a new wire in the dash harness with a fuse which wasn't there before, and a few plugs just doing nothing in the engine bay... I'll take some pics tommorrow.

Drives awesome and all the gauges read ok... except for the oil pressure, that went real low yesterday on a 5 hour drive. Checked oil levels, were ok and today oil pressure is normal :)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 15, 2017, 09:25:45 AM
The oil pressure gauge on these cars can be really funky. Its pretty inaccurate.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 15, 2017, 12:19:52 PM
The oil pressure gauge on these cars can be really funky. Its pretty inaccurate.

If it works at all.  The one on my XR2 goes up and down with RPM, can't imagine it's accurate though.

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: Rocketman on January 15, 2017, 02:14:24 PM
The oil pressure gauge on these cars can be really funky. Its pretty inaccurate.

If it works at all.  The one on my XR2 goes up and down with RPM, can't imagine it's accurate though.

Jack Byrd

Oil pressure does vary with RPM, but probably still not accurate
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 16, 2017, 12:32:17 AM
What I did today

It's really hot here, been having a heat wave for the last 2 weeks... somehow today was about 10 deg c cooler, so i put the steering wheel in and took the dash apart to redo the electricals that the auto electrician left undone. The depo turbo gauge works nicely... next step is to rewire in all my new connections to the main battery again... including dual battery system and my custom fuse board for new switches for headunit, miracast box and anything else I may need to upgrade later.

(https://s19.postimg.org/svso8ddeb/20170116_161918.jpg)




Here's a shot with the new xr2 turbo tail lights I found  8)

(https://s19.postimg.org/72zyo95oz/20170116_163424.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 16, 2017, 09:05:42 AM
Looks really good, where did you find the horn badge?
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on January 16, 2017, 10:11:35 AM
Right... what about the MSD 6AL ignition system then... has anyone used these ?

I’ve used one years ago to upgrade the ignition on a 60’s Camaro.  They still require the use of a distributor to control the timing and send the spark to the proper cylinder.
Overall, it won’t provide any measurable performance gain.

From my experiance, the stock ignition system can provide more spark then the ecu/fuel injectors can deliver fuel.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on January 17, 2017, 08:59:39 AM
Looks really good, where did you find the horn badge?
it was a cheapo SAAS ford badge... was a really warped aluminum stick on type badge on a cheap chinese horn button blank. However I reglued it and taped it down flat until the glue hardened and cured... looks good now...

There's another black domed one with white ford logo for $90 AUD... I'm thinking of upgrading maybe to black, not sure...

Crispoe I'm looking for a JDM b6 intake which has larger air / fuel injectors... I found an intake for $20 AUD,, need all the bits to go on it... like the fuel rail and throttle sensor.... ETC

ROCKETMAN has a good writeup on it on his private blog.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on January 22, 2017, 01:27:54 PM
Heres a really good video on how to put Projectors in our 4x6 housings!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa-j_XJwj90
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on January 22, 2017, 04:33:57 PM
Awesome

Jack Byrd
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: chrispoe on January 23, 2017, 09:41:40 AM
Crispoe I'm looking for a JDM b6 intake which has larger air / fuel injectors... I found an intake for $20 AUD,, need all the bits to go on it... like the fuel rail and throttle sensor.... ETC

ROCKETMAN has a good writeup on it on his private blog.

I’ve read up about the JDM intake years ago.
From the pics I’ve seen, they come with the black top 360cc injectors that can also be found on the BPT which also uses a distributor too.  Even the GTR used a distributor and that came with 440cc injectors if I remember correctly. So you shouldn’t have any spark blowout issues if the ignition is working properly.


Heres a really good video on how to put Projectors in our 4x6 housings!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa-j_XJwj90

@WashiestSnake  IMHO... you're comparing apples to oranges, The Miata's popup headlights were larger to fit 7 inch headlights and they’re made of metal too which is far superior to our smaller plastic assemblies.  I originally tried reusing my 4x6 housings with my 2.5” minis (same ones used in that youtube video) but even with the projector lens touching the front glass, the bulb bottomed out before I could screw on the retaining ring that holds the housing in place. 
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on February 02, 2017, 02:28:55 AM
I've been researching alternators and it appears there is a compatible alternator used on the Australian ford falcon... which varies from 90amp - 110amp...

Its a 3 lug model, same plugs except doesn't have a v belt pulley. I'll have a go installing it next time the engine is accessible in that location.

Busy moving and getting ready for a house inspection at the moment...
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on February 08, 2017, 08:41:09 AM
Found some discontinued NOS 266mm Galant HH station wagon slotted rotors today... dba221SL & SR.

They're a bit pricey at $195 AUD for the pair, but had to get them just because they're so rare !

Also hooked up a dual digital volt meter today, looks awesome and now I can check how my aux battery is going with the dual battery system and alternator charging vs power drainage from the surround sound system.

(https://s19.postimg.org/lp6sfbser/20170321_152710.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on March 01, 2017, 06:44:37 PM
Hey Angel whats the part number on those rotors Id like to get a set myself.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 01, 2017, 07:41:20 PM
They are made by Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) part no's dba221SL & SR.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 10, 2017, 06:57:48 AM
New item

I just bought a clubsprint spoiler, only $100 AUD and 2 hours drive  :)

(https://s19.postimg.org/o4hgek6mr/Screenshot_20170310_225150.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/lkh86ptoz/Screenshot_20170310_225238.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/l8zrtyd8z/Screenshot_20170310_225209.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 10, 2017, 07:01:52 AM
Clubsprint with spoiler

Here's a pic what it'll probably look like on my Capri with the Clubsprint rear bumper and new spoiler

(https://s19.postimg.org/fnhy3n1xv/unnamed_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on March 10, 2017, 08:04:23 AM
Wow that looks beautiful.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 21, 2017, 12:57:40 AM
Going for the Clubsprint look.

I now have a complete original clubsprint rear end with f140 spoiler, third tail light and upgraded LED tail lights. It's quite difficult to source an original clubsprint front bumper with the round driving lights, I have found one but the guy is seemingly reluctant to let it go without charging a really high price... sigh.

Check out the LED tail lights on the pic... they are made by AutoLED in Australia as caravan lights.

(https://s19.postimg.org/9bty8f2qb/Screenshot_20170317_112825.png)

Once it all gets painted and installed, I shall update pics !

... also installed rear camera for reversing linked up to front flipout screen.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 21, 2017, 03:36:11 AM
GPS tracker

Getting all the wiring done on the new tracker, includes remote to unlock / lock doors and I'm going to put a solenoid in the boot so I can pop that open too :)

Thinking about keeping the wiring simple, no fuel pump cutoff or fuel sensor... not sure why I might need a speed or temperature sensor with the Tracker, but going with RFID immobiliser and microwave sensor.

For some weird reason the door lock confirm is linked to the horn, so I'll redo that to the hazard lights instead.

I'm going to go with a siren with a key switch, just so it can freak out anyone who tries to reach into the car when I park topless. I think 118db should do it, and I think there are 6 tones... I'll probably throw in flashing hazard lights too :)

I'm trying to think of another option instead of a siren... like maybe a recorded message or some such... like "Get away from the Car !!!"... sirens are pretty effective though... not as effective as tear gas, but this isn't a warzone.

I've seen a siren that has it's own built in shock sensor... so thats another idea too.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: WashiestSnake on March 21, 2017, 01:47:43 PM
If you go on Facebook I believe theres a guy who makes exact reproductions of the Clubbie Bumpers. Ill message Russ he knows the guy.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 21, 2017, 07:06:34 PM
I don't do Facebook...  I can get a used repro here, but it doesn't have the sockets for the round driving lights.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on March 28, 2017, 08:43:15 AM
Door card make over

Found some air leather clubsprint door card inserts and put in my SE door card... also added some carbon fibre vinyl to the gray chrome door pulls.

Check it out

(https://s19.postimg.org/tngvf8i37/image.jpg)
(https://s19.postimg.org/6pz5muu8j/20170330_185522.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: My67falcon on April 27, 2017, 04:35:01 PM
Don't take this the wrong way but that's one sexy ass. I would love to do that to mine but finding it here in the states ain't gonna happen. I've been playing with MS paint on a mock up Ferrari 308 GT style. Once I take the parts car apart I may do a real mock up.


Going for the Clubsprint look.

I now have a complete original clubsprint rear end with f140 spoiler, third tail light and upgraded LED tail lights. It's quite difficult to source an original clubsprint front bumper with the round driving lights, I have found one but the guy is seemingly reluctant to let it go without charging a really high price... sigh.

Check out the LED tail lights on the pic... they are made by AutoLED in Australia as caravan lights.

(https://s19.postimg.org/9bty8f2qb/Screenshot_20170317_112825.png)

Once it all gets painted and installed, I shall update pics !

... also installed rear camera for reversing linked up to front flipout screen.
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: DarkAngel on May 15, 2017, 04:46:17 AM
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Chck out my new LED's Autolamp LED 102 series, made in Australia... need resistors however, which are cheap to get. I paid $65 AUD for a pair of Ambers and the same for the Reds.

Other Awesome news...

NEW FIND !!!

There I was this morning looking for Capri SC clubsprint bumpers as usual and I found a Capri SC 93 Turbo for sale for only $300 AUD... in Pearl Black !

Check out the Pics, runs ok 17 inch rims, sheepskin seats !!! The owner is selling all his cars because he broke his back in 3 places. :(

Got a permit to drive it home on Thursday :)

(https://s19.postimg.org/ryw812p3n/Screenshot_20170515-083121.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/7sxbfxitv/Screenshot_20170515-083057.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/wngta03o3/Screenshot_20170515-083139.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/5e5fvi2kz/Screenshot_20170515-083217.jpg)

(https://s19.postimg.org/8z1beq74j/Screenshot_20170515-083236.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Pearl SE XR2 turbo upgrade
Post by: greywolf27030 on May 15, 2017, 04:40:25 PM
Nice

Jack Byrd