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> ST205 Total Rebuild, Something a bit different
post Feb 25, 2013 - 4:28 PM
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QUOTE (paulgtt @ Feb 25, 2013 - 4:10 PM) *
absolutely epic Nial, top work.
fancy doing my car when your done with this one? biggrin.gif



Hahaha...errr no thanks, this one has taken long enough.....if you dont mind loosing your car for about 4 years and costing...well this will probably cost me the thick end of 30,000 by the time I am done.


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post Feb 25, 2013 - 5:53 PM
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f**k yeah! I want to reshell into yours!!!


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post Feb 25, 2013 - 10:28 PM
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Wow, just wow. I truly admire your attention to detail. I've done some detailed builds over the years but it really falls short of the amount of work you're putting in here. Really looking forward to future updates. I've gotta ask though...what on earth do you want to make that requires you cast your own metal parts??


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post Feb 26, 2013 - 3:28 AM
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QUOTE (Legen-dary @ Feb 25, 2013 - 10:28 PM) *
I've gotta ask though...what on earth do you want to make that requires you cast your own metal parts??


I was going to make an alloy version of the bracket that holds the alternator in place but it prooved too difficult. I kind of knew from the start it would be, I just wanted to make fire smile.gif and a noise like a jet engine. biggrin.gif

The insides have now been completed, all the seam sealing has been done and painted. roll cage is ready for a coat of colour, I think I am going to go for a satin black finish. smile.gif



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post Feb 26, 2013 - 4:25 AM
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Ahhh is that what that was, I was thinking of just grinding off the humps from the radiator and making a flat L bracket, either that or getting some alloy stumps welded on and using brackets from another car. just some ideas.

of all the chinese copy alloy rads out there I'm guessing some line up the brackets others dont, i had to carve out the rubber bush from mine to fit


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post Feb 26, 2013 - 4:31 AM
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QUOTE (delusionz @ Feb 26, 2013 - 4:25 AM) *
Ahhh is that what that was, I was thinking of just grinding off the humps from the radiator and making a flat L bracket, either that or getting some alloy stumps welded on and using brackets from another car. just some ideas.


I will be building my radiator from scratch so will be doing something similar...TTE used this method so it must be effective.


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post Feb 26, 2013 - 4:50 AM
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do you know what the pre-rad thing is on the TTE car, i cant work it out, is it transfering engine heat with oil, or cycling water for the turbo or what




as im sure your well aware of engine bay temps, i think were on the same page when it comes to cooling system design, i tried to follow TTE too

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post Feb 26, 2013 - 4:53 AM
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QUOTE (delusionz @ Feb 26, 2013 - 4:50 AM) *
do you know what the pre-rad thing is on the TTE car, i cant work it out, is it transfering engine heat with oil, or cycling water for the turbo or what




as im sure your well aware of engine bay temps, i think were on the same page when it comes to cooling system design, i tried to follow TTE too


Thats an engine oil cooler (it replaces the one on the front of the block). I have one similar to that sat on the shelve in the garage although you can still buy TTE ones, but they cost about 1500


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post Jun 4, 2013 - 2:57 PM
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Well, it's been a while, haven't done much on the car really. I have taken the bonnet catch apart which I am going to get chromed, then I have had to have custom stepped rivets made so I can put it all back together again. I have also been working on the interior, a few ideas which have fallen by the wayside and a few new ideas.

I started rebuilding the interior plastics to work around the roll cage, a bit more complex than I bargained for, but its going to challenge my fibreglassing skills.



Now that I have finally taken the other Faff off the road I can start transferring bits over.

After talking to some rally boffins and TTE experts I have decided on two options for the engine rebuild. Initially I am going to use a 185 block and head as these are stronger than the 205 block, the head isn't as good but is more workable...or some am told. Also there are more bits available for the 185 blocks like moroso sumps etc will re using my Link G3 ECU with a brand new engine loom. Plans are afoot for a TTE charge cooler. smile.gif


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post Jun 6, 2013 - 4:26 AM
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Love this thread, your car is going to be epic!
post Sep 8, 2013 - 2:38 PM
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Its been a while, but a bit of progress this weekend.

I got hold of an ST202 front bumper, an old knackered GT4 front bumper, both of which I have cut up to make into one. I also managed to get hold of a TOMs front lip which I think suits the car very well.

had to use the parts car to line the bumper up.



still so much to do and it seems like two steps forward one step backwards all the time. i might have retired by the time I finish this rebuild.

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post Sep 8, 2013 - 2:49 PM
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Love that bumper. smile.gif


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post Sep 8, 2013 - 4:11 PM
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Oh, so not content with a perfectly rebuilt st205.... have to go and make it an amazingly awesome SS-FOUR whilst you're at it... tongue.gif

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post Sep 8, 2013 - 5:34 PM
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Very funny, I actually had that idea myself (SS-FOUR + TOM's lip) a few months ago. I was wondering if anyone else had done it. Nice job Nial!


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post Sep 9, 2013 - 12:27 AM
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Thanks smile.gif just need to start sanding it all smooth now....anyone want to lend me a spare arm? I think I am going to need it.


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post Sep 9, 2013 - 1:38 AM
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Good to see an update on such a sweet build


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post Sep 9, 2013 - 2:12 PM
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QUOTE (JoshuaM @ Sep 8, 2013 - 5:11 PM) *
Oh, so not content with a perfectly rebuilt st205.... have to go and make it an amazingly awesome SS-FOUR whilst you're at it... tongue.gif


Hahaha,I was thinking instead of SS-Four, how about GT4 Evolution? But then I thought everyone would think I was copying the Mitsubishi Evo name.


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post Sep 17, 2013 - 10:19 AM
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Hmmmm shiny bits



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post Sep 17, 2013 - 12:18 PM
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Wow, most impressive sir. Keep up the good work! And if you ever decide to take the motor mounts out and make copies, I would be happy to buy a set. haha Thanks.


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post Sep 17, 2013 - 12:34 PM
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Thanks smile.gif

i will just be using standard motor mounts!.....i think!


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