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Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on June 11, 2009, 04:39:00 PM
Im finally Starting a build thred for my 91 XR2. I bought the car 2 years ago with just over 100,000 for a whopping $500. My girlfriend drove it for the first winter (yes capris love the snow) I then daily drove it for a summer. This is a pic the last summer it was drove.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/041.jpg)

For the last year now ive been picking at it for a project car.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF2971.jpg)

Sadly the last summer it was drove a deer ran into me....yes it RAN into me not the other way around.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF2972.jpg)

Ive allready got the paint and a few auto body buddys so im now in search of a door and panal to fix it. ANYWAYS my goal with the car is to make the most power (on a budget anyways) and lightest weight EVER!!!!!! I started by completly striping the interior including all unnecessary wiring. .acually about 6 or 7 pounds of it.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF2973.jpg)

The next plans for the interior is a custom sheet metal dash, guages, custom roll cage (acuall one not the maita type) and seat install. I picked up a super clean set of 03 WRX seats for only $100!! There WAY comfy and have nice high bolsters.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF2976.jpg)
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on June 11, 2009, 04:56:00 PM
As for the power I plan on using a EVO 8 twin scroll 16g turbo with a custom tubular manifold. As for right now I would like to get the body all figured out finish the interior and get a clutch so I can drive it if I want to. Untill then Im just stick piling all sorts of good stuff and my ECU is currently in Rockets hands   (http://graemlins/big-smile.gif)  

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Few parts so far.....

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF2980.jpg)

let me know what you think and im up to all suggestions!!! O YA bone stock. . .  (http://graemlins/big-smile.gif)  

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/010.jpg)

And on a closed track of course   (http://graemlins/big-smile.gif)
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: Yuri on June 11, 2009, 07:14:00 PM
needs moar rocketchip
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Post by: Rocketman on June 12, 2009, 09:07:00 AM
You should have your ECU soon, I had it out the next day

is that a direct fit gaugepod?

Thats a huge turbo. What size injectors?

Those are nice seats. Excellent project, keep the pics coming!
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Post by: rcicustoms on June 12, 2009, 11:17:00 AM
thats a really big turbo for theese little motors.....please get ya some bigger injectors, and please, please, get a wideband hooked up, and reading right before you go playin with boost on that one.....

remember, what rocket has done will make it so you can turn up the boost.... but you can still blow em up real easy..... especially with that evo monster you have there...
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Post by: Gostlrs on June 12, 2009, 01:26:00 PM
lookin good so far
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: rcicustoms on June 12, 2009, 04:14:00 PM
when you hook up your resistor box for those blue top dsm injectors, let me know ill send a pic of the wires i tapped to run em.....
 you will also need to carefully cut a tab off each injector before the harness connectors will slide on.....(just try to slide it on and you will see wich one needs to be shaved off)


this is the 14b im gonna run on mine this fall..
 (http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh278/RCIfabrication/PICT0707.jpg)
 and even that is alot of cfm for theese little engines...
on a vj11/14 hybrid im pushing 18-20psi and making arround 190 but with the 14b, just the 14b.. im gonna push 14-16psi and will make 220 or so.....
so with that monster youll make im guessing 12psi 210-220 with the proper support mods...
downpipe is another key ingrediant. and holds back alot of power..your gonna need one n e ways to run that turbo.. 2.5 is plenty 3in is overkill... well thats my 2 cents ...any other questions just ask.... joe....
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Post by: coco-customs on June 13, 2009, 07:41:00 AM
Got me ECU yesterday, thanks again Rocketman!! I'll first be playing with DSM 450's but I also have a set of stock evo injectors with are around 560cc. The guage pod is acually for a civic or something. Not sure if i'll acually use it yet. Yes its a HUGE turbo for my baby b6t, I have a 13b and 14b laying around but someone allready took that idea   (http://graemlins/big-smile.gif)  so I just had to go bigger. Besides I like puting big turbos on little cars. RCI I was gonna ask for some help with the resistor box when the time comes (really appreciate it) and yes a wideband is on the way (wouldent play without one) but how about the clutch   (http://graemlins/big-wink.gif)
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 06, 2009, 02:43:00 PM
Finally got around to some more work this week. I pulled the motor and trans so I can clean up the engine bay and hide some wiring, patch some holes in my firewall, clean the motor, paint some things and insall my new clutch.

As you can see she sits a little high in the front.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3004.jpg)

Pulled out. . really dirty, ready to be washed.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3006.jpg)

I also completly stripped the front bumper of all the support and worked on a newer/custom way to mount the bumper that turned out great. All that stuff weighed a TON.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3003.jpg)

I also got around to smoking out my tail lights and front corner lights. It used a dab of metalic so I really sparkles in the sunlight. You can kind of tell in the second pic.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3005.jpg)
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 06, 2009, 02:48:00 PM
(http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3008.jpg)

I totally forgot about the third brake light so i'll have to get back to spraying that one latter. Other then that I cleaned my engine bay and motor today and started to paint my valve cover. Everything should look pretty good under the hood when im done. My clutch is supose to be here friday so hopefully i'll have everything under the hood all finished for now this weekend.
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: CapriTypeR on July 06, 2009, 03:09:00 PM
Are you bringing it to the MACG?

--Russ
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 06, 2009, 04:32:00 PM
I really wanted to and planed on geting my clutch today but it was on back order or something so I wont get it untill friday. If I get my clutch early I might toss a couple more things together and cruise down there. But then again I dont want to embarrass everyone with my  %80 dented pass. side  (http://graemlins/big-sad.gif)
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Post by: CapriTypeR on July 06, 2009, 04:56:00 PM
There would be no embarrassment!! The MACG isn't really about the cars, so much as the people! Way back when, for the 3rd MACG (2004), we had probably the ugliest Capri in attendance, EVER! White car, black hardtop, missing one headlight, and a broken front Razzi bumper.  The car had a slipping clutch and was only running on 3 cylinders!!  Yet the owners still took it for a few hot laps around the track, and had a great time! No one gave them a hard time, or made fun of the car.  Hell, it was a Capri, and it was there. That's what counted.
Bring your car!  You will have a great time!!

--Russ

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Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: Heavensheros on July 06, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
hey coco it would be nice to see your capri, where in michigan do you live again ? and how did you paint the tail lights and corner markers ?
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Post by: coco-customs on July 06, 2009, 05:16:00 PM
That really encourages me to get it driveable in time!! I think If I dont have it ready by then i'll still be there to check out everyone elses. I know of a couple other capri owners in my area im trying to get to tag aloung also. Joshua, I live in Traverse City. I just added a little black paint to clear coat and sprayed a couple light coats.
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: Heavensheros on July 06, 2009, 05:18:00 PM
spray paint ?
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 06, 2009, 05:23:00 PM
No actual car paint/clear, with a spray gun.
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: Heavensheros on July 06, 2009, 05:27:00 PM
ok thats something i do not have lol ... it looks great keep up the good work !!
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Post by: Yuri on July 06, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
russ forgot to mention it was HIS car that had half a body kit, one headlight, and only 3 cylinders
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Post by: CapriTypeR on July 07, 2009, 01:49:00 AM
:cool:
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 07, 2009, 04:53:00 AM
Russ do you have a set of pass. side seat slides ?
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Post by: JackRobot on July 07, 2009, 04:58:00 AM
I think our capri's are twins, they are at the same exact stage in modding hah

Looks good man, I also plan to run the big 16g after my stock turbo bites the dust.
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Post by: rcicustoms on July 08, 2009, 03:52:00 PM
coco, if you go to the MACG, ill bring your clutch disc with me....
hows that for a reason to attend.....

besides ill have my td05h-14b powered car there so you can feel and hear the power...

also remember my build is high compression too...

i have a feeling it wont sit arround much...

i know rocket will want to take it for a spin....amongst others.....
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 08, 2009, 05:39:00 PM
Well I got really anxious and just ordered a whole new clutch but I would love to have a spare disk for when I bolt on the 16g  (http://graemlins/big-wink.gif)    Trust me, I really really want to go for a ride in your car and get a up close/real life look at everything. I really dont think my capri will be drivin down there seeing as my clutch wont be here till friday mid day.
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Post by: coco-customs on July 08, 2009, 05:55:00 PM
Picked up my tires this morning. General Exclaim UHP's. They should help in puting some power down.

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 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3021.jpg)

I also cleaned up my motor a bit and painted my valve cover. I dident really take my time so im not super happy with it. I also dont know how I fell about the red/black. What do you guys think??

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3019.jpg)

I fell so bad leting it sit   (http://graemlins/big-down.gif)  

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3015.jpg)
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 12, 2009, 05:22:00 PM
Motors back in just pluging everything back in   (http://graemlins/big-smile.gif)  16g in a few weeeeeeeks!!
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: Gostlrs on July 12, 2009, 05:30:00 PM
hope that stock FMIC found its way in the trash as well..LOL
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Post by: coco-customs on July 21, 2009, 03:56:00 PM
Welp got around to a few more things. Got my tires mounted and the rims put back on and also got my bumber temperarly put back on.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3036.jpg)

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3037.jpg)

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3039.jpg)

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3040.jpg)
Just needs a good washing. Its also in dyer need of a good lowering. Ive got MASIVE wheel gap after striping so much weight.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 21, 2009, 04:00:00 PM
those lenses look sick. very nice. Lower it!
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 21, 2009, 04:08:00 PM
I also got the motor all put back in and have been driving it up and down the road a bit to test out the new clutch (no insurance yet)

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3043.jpg)
 I soon realized after installing the motor that everything so far is temperary. Im puting the batery in the trunk so thats why its just siting on the tranny for now. I'll soon have everything on the fire wall all lowered down so u cant see them, and i'll also tuck the remander wires so it will look alot cleaner.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3044.jpg)
The stock bypass valve is also temp. I was just really excited about testing out the cluch so I just threw it back on for now. It will also look alot cleaner once I get a slimmer fan and install the front mount with nice aluminum piping.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3045.jpg)
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on July 21, 2009, 04:18:00 PM
And I must say so far I'd give my new centerforce clutch a good review, along with my general exclaim uhp tires. Together (so far) there a great combo. The clutch grabs great and dosent miss a beat and the tires have amazing dry grip. Im still in the break in period on the clutch so i havent cranked up the boost yet but im working on an exhaust right now so its just an open exhaust right before the cat. so it does boost creep to about 10lbs. I must say with a TON of weight striped, no a/c-powerstearing, decently free flowing exhaust, cone filter, great clutch and tires, and boost at roughly 10lbs this car cooks!! Cant wate for the fuel system, 16g, stainless exhaust, and front mount!!! Will soon easily be a 12 sec. car!!
Title: MY XR2 PROJECT/BUILD!!
Post by: coco-customs on August 14, 2009, 06:34:00 PM
Well I had differant plans for the the weekend but endend up staying in town. . therefore I was able to make it to open drag day at a 1/8 mile track. I only ran 3 times but was pretty happy with the result. The track is HORIBLE and it honestly felt like I was driving on ice it was so slick.  
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3135.jpg)
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My times are not the greatest because I was spinning the wheels in first and when I shifted to 2nd. But my trap speed's really wernt that bad. I think if I had a good start and good run I could have easily ran a 9.5 So all in all i guess im pretty happy with the base line numbers, my car is basically stock with only a rocketchip and MBC set at about 15psi, a cone filter, good clutch and decent tires.
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Post by: coco-customs on August 14, 2009, 06:36:00 PM
(http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3127.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3129.jpg)
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Post by: Gus Kelley on August 14, 2009, 11:17:00 PM
Hey CoCo!  How did you do against the honda Civic?  Gus.
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Post by: Gostlrs on August 15, 2009, 03:33:00 AM
when it cools off here i am going to go to the track, too damn hot to be doing it during the day
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Post by: coco-customs on August 15, 2009, 06:41:00 AM
The hatch was a friend of mine, he was acually #66 on my time slips (raced and beat him twice). Its just a tuned LS motor but it was dynoed at 189 horspower so that was a good judging factor for me. The other white car was acually a honda too but also slow. As you can see on my time slips I won every time. Gostlrs let me know what you run!!
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Post by: Gostlrs on August 15, 2009, 04:11:00 PM
i hope to be running the same boost as you and have a rocket chip by the winter. about 400 bucks away for that..LOL
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Post by: Gus Kelley on August 15, 2009, 11:00:00 PM
Hey CoCo! I road in a newer civic a few months ago. The car had an after-market turbo system in place, edelbrock I believe. It was professionally installed and tuned. He claimed it dynoed at 280hp and was doing 13.4 quarters at 104mph with it. I've done 13.8 at 103 in my Capri but have not been on a dyno yet. My seat of pants dyno though tells me my car is quicker. I've not run into him at the track or on the road yet but am looking forward to it. My ride in Rocket's Rocketship gave me an impression, though he has neither dynoed it or supposedly not able to break 15sec quarters. His new reincarnation, the GTXR2, when finished should one hell of a monster. My question for him though is ability for the transmission to take such a beating.  Gus
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Post by: coco-customs on August 17, 2009, 03:42:00 PM
(http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3143.jpg)
                       (http://graemlins/glare.gif)
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Post by: Heavensheros on August 17, 2009, 04:58:00 PM
i love the licence plate i was thinking about getting one like that but FASTXR2
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Post by: Gostlrs on August 18, 2009, 02:52:00 AM
i was just gonna get one that said XR2

tags are up this month...still thinking on it
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Post by: icurunnin on August 18, 2009, 03:20:00 PM
I was thinking of the following
B6T XR2
FWD LOL
91 XR2
XR2 FTW
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Post by: Rocketman on August 19, 2009, 01:31:00 PM
I like the XR2 FTW

when my plate goes up again it will say "GTXR2"

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Post by: coco-customs on August 19, 2009, 04:50:00 PM
I bet no one in world has that one.
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Post by: coco-customs on October 21, 2009, 07:32:00 AM
Well its been a while since i've last updated so heres just a couple quick pics before it gets put away for all the work.

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 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3246.jpg)

Lots and Lots of updates soon to come.
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Post by: Rocketman on October 21, 2009, 12:00:00 PM
Whatcha got in the works?
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Post by: Gostlrs on October 21, 2009, 03:31:00 PM
did u use a lazy eye controller or just turn them up some
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Post by: drbob on October 22, 2009, 04:56:00 AM
The problem I find with lazy eye controllers, is you really don't know where they are looking.
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Post by: coco-customs on October 23, 2009, 11:53:00 AM
Just cranked them down manualy. Well in the works right know Is the fabrication of my twin scroll manifold for my 16g. I've also colected a new front mount and radiator with a different mounting situation in mind. I've also got my stainless piping for my exhaust and intercooler piping, new B.O.V, FPR. Just need to finish the interior and im also O so close to picking up another non xr2 for body parts so i'll be able to even paint it this winter!! I'll keep everyone posted on updates.
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Post by: coco-customs on October 29, 2009, 03:30:00 PM
Got into tearing it apart for the manifold construction.  

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3259.jpg)

Verry happy to find that all four oil and coolant lines are so close together on the front of the motor, makes things alittle easier.

Took a couple comparison pics. As you can see the new turbo is about the same size as the stock turbo WITH the manifold attatched.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3257.jpg)

Comparison of the two cold sides. . .  

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3258.jpg)

And my favorite part is the differance in the wastgate flappers.

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF3255.jpg)

I got my turbo flange and at this point im just wating on my head flange to start on the manifold. I'll post more during construction.
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Post by: coco-customs on February 18, 2010, 05:46:00 AM
Well its been a while. I decided to have a go at building my own manifold with the help of a friend. So far its looking good and we were able to make the runners egual length which will be verry helpfull in spooling time. Were now in the process of builing the jig so we can weld it together. Heres a little sneak peak. . .

 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey002.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey005.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey004.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey003.jpg)

Should be done soon so i'll post updates!!
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Post by: Surfnut on February 18, 2010, 06:51:00 AM
That header is beautiful !

I know there is a science to primary tube / collector tube size and I know I'm not at all familiar with that stuff but those tubes look huge - are you sure they're not too big for 1.6litres?


Dave
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Post by: CapriTypeR on February 18, 2010, 12:30:00 PM
Hmmmmmm.................And with a jig to help you weld it, you can then weld more.............Hmmmmm
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Post by: coco-customs on February 18, 2010, 01:06:00 PM
The elbows we used are acually a little smaller then the ones used on your average Honda manfold. For some reason they do look huge in the pictures. The fact that it's a 1.6 is not really a problem but the low comp. ratio Is. I plan on running higher comp. in the neer future. As for the welding, in the pictures the elbows are simply tacked in place. You can't weld it together on the car or all at once. You first most make a jig to secure the two flanges so when it is welded the flanges don't warp and you also can't just weld it all together because there are areas where the runners overlap and it would be imposible to weld. Therefor each runner is welded individually. Building manfolds is an art!!Hope this helps!!
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Post by: bryanknight on February 18, 2010, 01:55:00 PM
i am a welding and have many certs lol and that collector look good man... but i have a question lol where you going to put the radiator or the fans??? you going have some serious mods to do... lol
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Post by: coco-customs on February 18, 2010, 02:29:00 PM
the "serious mod" list is a looong list  (http://smile.gif)  Im just gonna run a mishimoto radiator for a honda on the right side the engine bay in front of the tranny. There small yet efficent. And not as ugly as joes MEGA radiator  (http://smile.gif)
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Post by: bryanknight on February 18, 2010, 03:06:00 PM
lol and i have see that thing personally its big lol   who mad the steel flange for you??
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Post by: coco-customs on February 18, 2010, 03:30:00 PM
I ordered it from Full Race for a miata which shares the same  head flange bolt pattern.
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Post by: Heavensheros on February 18, 2010, 04:11:00 PM
now i really have to take a trip to see your car !! maybe i will take a drive once my car is back running. going to muffler shop tomorrow
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Post by: coco-customs on February 18, 2010, 04:31:00 PM
Hey I'm only 4 hours away! I'll be making many trips down your way this summer, I'm sure well meet more than once.
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Post by: Rocketman on February 18, 2010, 11:29:00 PM
Looking good...300hp here you come! Props for going twin scroll.

Might want to really look into Megasquirt, especially the new MS3 coming out... Easy to setup Anti-Lag. I suspect you may need it with that turbo. Whats the CFM/Max HP rating of that turby?

Interested to see the finished product, I'll let you borrow my shoehorn when I'm done with it.

What kind of welder ya got? Still need to find a good one for myself.
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Post by: Heavensheros on February 19, 2010, 06:18:00 AM
sounds like a good plan !! didnt get to the muffler shop today ... driver bailed so now i have to find a new truck to tow it because U-haul wont rent a car dolly to explorer >.<
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Post by: coco-customs on February 22, 2010, 05:41:00 AM
Heres a couple more pics of the manifold bolted to the jig, still need to do a little triming to make it a little shorter.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey010.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey011.jpg)
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Post by: coco-customs on February 22, 2010, 05:47:00 AM
also took a couple pics of some parts
REAL Apexi N1 muffler
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey015.jpg)
Precision 350HP Intercooler
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey012.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey013.jpg)  
HKS BOV
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey014.jpg)
Megan Raging 02 housing
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/corey007.jpg)
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Post by: Heavensheros on April 27, 2010, 05:06:00 PM
do you have a stop exhaust manifold laying around for sale ?
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Post by: coco-customs on June 25, 2010, 11:38:00 AM
More undates latter today!!
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Post by: Rocketman on June 25, 2010, 05:13:00 PM
well?
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Post by: CapriTypeR on June 25, 2010, 06:12:00 PM
LOL!  That's what I was thinking...........
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Post by: coco-customs on June 28, 2010, 05:38:00 AM
ok ok mabie later today
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Post by: bhazard on June 28, 2010, 12:13:00 PM
I like it all except the fart can! Put a magnaflow or dynomax at the stock location.
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Post by: coco-customs on July 01, 2010, 05:40:00 AM
Well im a couple days late but heres some updates
Manifolds all done and turned out really good
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1044.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1045.jpg)

3 inch stainless downpipe with v-band flange
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1048.jpg)

Intercooler/Mishimoto radiator setup
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1049-1.jpg)
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 01, 2010, 05:45:00 AM
holy shit !!!! that looks amazing !!! i bet that capri will SCREAM !!!!! how much would you charge to make more manifolds ?
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Post by: coco-customs on July 01, 2010, 05:45:00 AM
Intercooler pipes setup
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1051.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1052.jpg)

Most of the setup
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/IMG_1053.jpg)

I ended up going with a Tial 50mm blow off valve as you can see in the last pic. The last piece of the puzzle really is fabing a lower radiator line, weling a couple bungs on the intercooler piping for vacuum lines and a intake.
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Post by: coco-customs on July 01, 2010, 05:48:00 AM
Mine cost right around $400 to build. A stock replacement would probably be a little cheaper/easier.
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 01, 2010, 06:40:00 AM
let me know if you are up for the challenge and i really wana come see your car in person !!!
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Post by: Gostlrs on July 01, 2010, 02:23:00 PM
Get a bigger intercooler...you will need it with that set up..
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 01, 2010, 04:13:00 PM
or try and get liquid to air intercooler ? i was looking at those online and there not that exspencive.
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Post by: coco-customs on July 01, 2010, 04:52:00 PM
My intercooler is plenty for the setup. It's a Precition 350HP core that's known to be one of the best not a e-bay special. Any bigger and it's just a waste of pressure. One of the main goals for me is to reduce pressure drop and to try to keep spool time as quick as possible that's why I went with 2" IC piping on the turbo side and only 2 1/4 on the throttle body side. Josh- by the time I was finishing up my IC setup I did acually wish I would have built a liquid to air setup, it just would have been more fabrication, time and money.
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 01, 2010, 05:19:00 PM
i see i might look into getting a liquid/air intercooler later on down the road but as of right now after seeing your car im trying to find a place to make an exhaust manifold because yours is just sick ... i would wrap mine in exaust wrap along with the turbo exhaust side and downpipe to keep the heat where it should be.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 02, 2010, 04:33:00 AM
I know the liquid/air IC's are great for compact space but they require their own coolant system pumps reservoir, radiator etc. to keep them cool enough. I'm not sure if a system like that is good for a street car? IDK enough about these systems.

But yeah, looking good, twin scroll manifold? Nice. Whatcha doing for engine management?
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 02, 2010, 04:45:00 AM
what is twin scroll ?
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Post by: Rocketman on July 02, 2010, 04:53:00 AM
-__-

Google it...

twin scroll = divided turbine inlets

uses two inlets into the turbine housing. this way you can build a manifold to divert the exhaust pulses more evenly supposed to be good for faster spool and more overall power. usually expensive turbos and custom manifolds though, and makes running external wastegates really tricky
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Post by: Heavensheros on July 02, 2010, 05:00:00 AM
ohh ok thank you !!!
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Post by: coco-customs on July 02, 2010, 05:51:00 AM
Yep twin scroll!! Im interested to see how good she spools. Well for this summer im just gonna keep boost as low as I have to to run good AFR's with your chip but im woking on finding a cheap miata so I can run the harness out of it and run a AEM standalone EMS. My next investment aside form the body work will be the Mfactory LSD.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 02, 2010, 06:22:00 PM
Still bent on that Miata thing eh? You could buy just a Miata harness and sensors if you wanted, but as much wiring as you'd save on the ECU install, you will need to do just as much to mesh the Miata harness with the Capri cabin harness. If you need a hand with standalones we can help!
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Post by: coco-customs on August 11, 2010, 03:39:00 PM
Well after about 10 months is siting in a garage I finally was able to hit the key. and it fired right up!!!! I only drove it a few miles but everything seems to be just right. I dident install the wideband yet and I dident have a MBC on the turbo so I only hit 5 psi just to be safe. I'll have a better update and plenty o pics in the next few days. So excited!!!
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Post by: Rocketman on August 11, 2010, 03:42:00 PM
Need pics and vids and full spec of what you've got done now!
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Post by: Heavensheros on August 11, 2010, 04:06:00 PM
would like to drive to your area to see it in person if you dont mind ?
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Post by: coco-customs on August 11, 2010, 05:08:00 PM
I wouldent mind one bit!! I would love the check out your car as well. You should try to make it up here some time this weekend, I'll have the wideband all installed by then and mabie a few minor bugs worked out also but after the weekend the motor/trans will be coming back out for some wire tucking action. Matt, pics videos and more info are all on the way!! I haven't had a single day off work since memorial day!! I'm just waiting for my sesional part time job to rap up in the next month or so and I'll be hard at work to really rap this car up. But for now the open 3 inch stainless downpipe sure does sound mean  (http://smile.gif)
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Post by: Rocketman on August 11, 2010, 05:35:00 PM
Think you'll be able to make it to my meet for a debut????
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Post by: Heavensheros on August 12, 2010, 05:34:00 PM
ok that sounds good i think Saturday or Sunday sounds like a good idea hopefully i have my car all back together and clean right now its filled with tools screws wood shavings metal shavings as i am getting the audio installed back in and its even better sounding than before. could you shoot me a pm of your number and address so we can touch basis on good times to meet up and what not.
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Post by: Pat on August 20, 2010, 03:03:00 PM
If anyone is looking for capri parts give me a shout I have four of these cars 2 turbo and 2 non turbo I am currently just starting a turbo project car and I came across ALOT of parts.

Thanks
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Post by: CapriTypeR on August 20, 2010, 03:11:00 PM
email sent!

---Russ
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Post by: bhazard on August 20, 2010, 03:24:00 PM
Capri hoarder!
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Post by: CapriTypeR on August 20, 2010, 05:10:00 PM
You say that like it's a bad thing!  :cool:  
BTW - are you going to help Don pull that motor?  Then I can come get the car......  (http://graemlins/tounge.gif)  

--R
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Post by: coco-customs on August 01, 2011, 11:58:00 AM
Weeell im back. Picked up another red xr2 for $300 with a blown motor. The paint was really faded but the body is definitely nicer then my other one. Wheeled it out and now its nice and red :)I swapped my complete drivetrain into it and i've got abot 800 miles on it so far and everything seems good.
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF7350.jpg)
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF7351.jpg)

Who said 3inch wouldn't fit??  (http://smile.gif)  
 (http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt349/coco-customs/DSCF7352.jpg)

Lots more to come and i'll be back to posting regularly
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Post by: JJ on August 01, 2011, 01:09:00 PM
ok I'm jealous. i need a nice body red xr2 for 300 too! then i can xfer my motor and all else to it and get rid of the rustbucket. (if i knew how, lol)
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Post by: Rocketman on August 01, 2011, 03:31:00 PM
Wow, nice work! What kind of bypass valve is that?

What are you doing for fuel system & management? Any sort of numbers for what you are running at the moment?

Joe, it looks like you've got some catching up to do, lol!
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Post by: coco-customs on August 01, 2011, 04:59:00 PM
The BOV is a Tial alpha Q. Its the worlds fastest recirc bov and its amazing! As of right now the fuel system and motor itself is completely stock and Im just running your chipped ECU. With everything the way it is im only running 10psi of boost on the evo8 turbo and the wideband shows good AFR's. No idea on numbers but I am getting it on the local dyno very shortly to get a baseline number.
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Post by: Gostlrs on August 01, 2011, 05:36:00 PM
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Nice work
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Post by: capriguyJohn on August 02, 2011, 07:11:00 PM
This may sound like a stupid question but by having the air filter where it is, wouldn't do more harm than good ? Jw
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Post by: Gostlrs on August 03, 2011, 10:28:00 AM
Why would u think that?
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Post by: capriguyJohn on August 03, 2011, 08:02:00 PM
Because thought the air filter had to be where at least some cold air was being sucked in, I had my air filter almost in the same spot on my 91 escort and had lots of people telling me that I was getting more hott air than cold air, maybe I'm wrong
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Post by: Rocketman on August 03, 2011, 08:56:00 PM
With a turbo car, it is intercooled anyway, so it isn't as critical.

It's considered "Mass Air Intake" which is still a huge improvement over the stock airbox & fender snorkel.

Pulling in warm air can actually help increase gas mileage, as the air is less dense. This can cost a small amount of power though.

As long as you're moving though, the engine bay air temp isn't extreme
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Post by: coco-customs on August 04, 2011, 05:40:00 AM
Yep! I acually wont be running a mass airflow for much longer and that spot was just the quickest and easiest spot to mount it.
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Post by: Kev93 on December 19, 2011, 01:14:00 PM
Any updates?
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Post by: Rocketman on October 05, 2013, 01:52:12 AM
Updates please!!
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Post by: riddellco on March 09, 2015, 10:09:43 AM
I lost my password for my login name coco-customs so I started a new account. The car has had a few more things done to it and I've also had a chance to get it on a dyno. I've been driving it on and off for the past years in the summer time. As soon as the snow melts up here in Michigan I will be putting it up for sale as a whole or I may part it out. I have a baby on the way and haven't had enough spare time to continue what I would like to do to the car. I'll be making a post in the classified section soon, but it anyone looks back and sees anything they are interested in send me a message.
-Corey