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  • Kaktus
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    That sounds exciting Martin, look forward to seeing the videos later on!!

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  • MHR1294
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    AN UPDATE!

    Okay, so things are getting a bit more serial with the car. If anyone has noticed I've been quite quiet, so thought I'd post an update.

    I'm going back into sprint racing, but a bit more serious this time. The first year was relatively successful, no breakdowns or any mechanical issues except from the battery terminals coming loose!

    As I'm using a turbocharger, I'm over 2000cc as 1527cc * 1.7 defined in the 2020 blue book.
    I'm also restricted for mods, so entering sports libre = lots more hassle but lots more freedom - like Scotland should be.


    Things I have already:
    Hispec Billet 4 calipers, needing a refresh with lightly used DS2500 pads.
    Full cage is purchased with fitting kit
    Fire extinguisher
    cut-off switch
    huge oil cooler
    R888R tyres all round.

    things to buy:
    Bucket seat
    5 or 6 point in date harness.
    FHR for my helmet and posts!
    fmic Intercooler and pipes
    Tacho
    Oil/water temp gauge
    oil pressure gauge
    The actual turbocharger I'm going to use as I've no space for a big super charger.

    Things to make:
    Aerodynamic devices
    Manifold for GT1752/6S
    some oil lines
    Dash board for instruments.

    No idea what I'm going to do with the suspension yet, thinking I should just keep it simple or maybe even standard? I'm running GTi front suspension and the stock diesel axle at the rear. All rounds are at Knockhill so I don't really need the adjustability.

    Car is going full strip, even the wiring - thanks to mechanical diesel this is really straight forward.

    Eventually I'll video what I've been doing and post them on my The 106 Diesel Channel. I've had literally no free time to myself. You may have noticed I've not been updating the announcment threads for which I apologise, I plan to start this next week as I've got some time off work.

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  • MHR1294
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    Been a great weekend, still trying to find the limits of handling on the car and tyres pressures etc.

    Managed to swipe a 1st in class though, because I had the only road going car LOL

    the GTi gearbox is letting me down, so the 1.5D gearbox will be going back on soon!

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  • Kaktus
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    Sounds exciting, best of luck and enjoy!!

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  • MHR1294
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    News news news news, news glorious news

    So I'm entering a sprint race, race day is Sunday. Had my power and weight done today. 73.5hp and 110ft.lbs of torque.

    So it's 3.5hp more than last year naturally aspirated and 41ft.lb more, but what's important is WHERE the power comes in.

    Not sure why the bottom picture is sideways...

    Pic below:

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  • MHR1294
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    Originally posted by Kaktus View Post
    Very cool, Martin! Looks like a rather successful project!
    Thanks man

    Getting there slowly

    on full boost it shows 12psi but there's absolutely 0 smoke and it feels like it's struggling. I've modified a 9mm VE Bosch pump from a 306 DTurbo which will provide me with more than enough capacity - future turbo maybe?

    The weather here just now is absolutely terrible, so I bought myself a helmet, race suit and gloves. all in cost me about £700 which is actually very reasonable. I'm hoping to get the pump fitted in the next few days when the weather clears up!

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  • Kaktus
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    Very cool, Martin! Looks like a rather successful project!

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  • MHR1294
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    Okay so here we go, first test drive!

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  • MHR1294
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    Originally posted by Kaktus View Post
    That sounds great, Martin!
    I've been so lazy with post updates recently, I'm trying to edit myself some videos together so I can blog my build on YT

    windows movie make just doesn't cut it lol

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  • Kaktus
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    That sounds great, Martin!

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  • MHR1294
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    Originally posted by Kaktus View Post

    Yes, please do when you get a chance! I had a '96 106 Rallye many moons ago and would love to get one again, it was the most fun car I've ever owned! Would be very interesting to see a resto thread on one.
    I did actually have one on this forum but it got lost and I don't have a lot of the pictures any more. So it's mostly complete lol

    I guess half a build thread will do :P

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  • Kaktus
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    Originally posted by MHR1294 View Post

    I've got a standard 1994 Red S1 Rallye being restored, I'll maybe do some videos of that rebuild, it's mostly complete.
    Yes, please do when you get a chance! I had a '96 106 Rallye many moons ago and would love to get one again, it was the most fun car I've ever owned! Would be very interesting to see a resto thread on one.

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  • MHR1294
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    Originally posted by Fury556 View Post
    This is awesome. My brother had a black 106 rallye and it was mental!
    Thanks man

    I've got a standard 1994 Red S1 Rallye being restored, I'll maybe do some videos of that rebuild, it's mostly complete.

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  • Fury556
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    This is awesome. My brother had a black 106 rallye and it was mental!

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  • MHR1294
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    Okay so bloody cold today, my diesel heater ran out of diesel too! had a small fan heater aimed at my face and just worked with that.

    Got the charger mounted, the brackets are needing strengthened a little bit as there's wobbly side to side - that's the direction you don't want wobble as it throws belts off!

    My charger pulley is off alignment by 1 rib but the smaller pulley I've ordered is a 7 rib pulley so it will sit on the middle 5 ribs of that pulley which is absolutely fine.

    Anyways, picture time!

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    and finally I have a fabric measuring tape so I know roughly what belt I need, I will be changing the pulley so I'll wait just in case it moves too much

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