My frp and big plans

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My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:27 pm

Hi fellas thought id give you the low down on whats planned for my frp. Ill get to the exciting bits shortly, but for now ill start with when i got it.
The car is frp 481, i took a 4 hour drive to collect it and it was the first i viewed. Unfortunately the car had a suspected gearbox problem along with a bunch of other niggly bits im going to have to get done.

I bought a frp gearbox to replace mine, but after a semi mot check over i found a broken driveshaft cv joint. To say i was excited was an understatement! I replaced the broken joint and for good measurement replaced the wheel bearing, the other side bearing will be getting done shortly as its in for some track/nurburgring abuse!! :)

This was the cure to my problems! I drove the car for the first time last weekend and love it, its such a possitive driving experience and cant wait to get on track. But, before i do theres a couple of bits i need to sort. Firstly the steering wheel, the badly worn alcantara original was driving me mental, so i was straight onto demon theives for a 350mm sparco suede wheel and boss kit. It looks and feels soooo much better! Secondly, being 6 foot 6 tall the seat was a touch close, so with a 70mm extended seat rail im at home.
Lastly for now is the splitter, the car didnt come with one so i purchased one from puma build and is arriving and being fitted tomorrow :)

For now that is all, but ill give you the rest of my plans.
The gearbox i bought as a replacement i am rebuilding with a rs turbo limited slip diff, ready for my engine.
Brakes wise i will be removing the alcons and replacing with my 4 pot 330mm ap racing brakes. I use ds2500 pads as i love the compromise of great bite on the road with no fading being a light car on track.
Gaz coilovers will be fitted when speedline turinis are ready to go.
The engine, now this is for the longterm but im in the right workplace to get me my goals.
I work with my dad Harvey Gibbs who develped not only the racing puma engine but the works s1600 puma engine.
After many discussions we have devised a plan.
I have a donor 1700cc puma engine, The head will be visiting nick waples for a full blown port rework and valve/insert size upgrade.
The cams i already have and are circa 12.5mm lift inlet 290ish deg duration and exh 12mm lift and 270 deg duration.
It will have one off cp pistons and rod configuration with a compression ratio between 12 and 13:1
The bottom end will be balanced and put together by myself and my dad.
I plan on running 44mm spindless throttle bodies and a super 1600 genuine exhaust manifold and system.

We aim for 240bhp at 9000rpm.

The car will be painted and off to shows, trackdays and ring trips :)

I will eventually get a build thread up with a picture progress report.

Sorry to waffel on i hope you enjoy reading my plans :grin:

Thanks, Ryan
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by Ginger Tom » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:27 am

Dude, that is going to be one awesome car. Can't wait to see your build thread!
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Post by warrenpenalver » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:17 am

Are you jimbos little brother then? :twisted:
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by Flying Scotsman » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:54 am

Well I look forward to seeing what you create here...
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:14 am

Ginger Tom wrote:Dude, that is going to be one awesome car. Can't wait to see your build thread!
haha have planned it for a while but it all seems to be coming together now should be fun :)
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:14 am

warrenpenalver wrote:Are you jimbos little brother then? :twisted:
yes thats me :)
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:16 am

Flying Scotsman wrote:Well I look forward to seeing what you create here...
thanks, will take a while but will be worth it, you brought that set of turini's the other day didnt you? was wanting a set for mine.
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by Flying Scotsman » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:32 am

RyanG wrote:
Flying Scotsman wrote:Well I look forward to seeing what you create here...
thanks, will take a while but will be worth it, you brought that set of turini's the other day didnt you? was wanting a set for mine.
Yes i got them for either the winter tyres or the S1600.
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Post by RyanG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:45 am

There not for sale then :)
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Post by Flying Scotsman » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:58 am

Lol, no I just got them, and neithers my white ones lol
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Post by Zara » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:45 am

looking forward to following this :D
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Post by RyanG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:29 pm

Haha worth a try.
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Post by crispy1980 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:37 pm

i had a feeling it may have turned out to be something fairly simple. i did tell him to at least get it checked out in case it was, but he had had enough by then, i have a feeling he may be abit gutted when i tell him what was actually wrong! to add insult to injus=ry he bought a van as its replacement which he then ran into someone in!
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:23 pm

crispy1980 wrote:i had a feeling it may have turned out to be something fairly simple. i did tell him to at least get it checked out in case it was, but he had had enough by then, i have a feeling he may be abit gutted when i tell him what was actually wrong! to add insult to injus=ry he bought a van as its replacement which he then ran into someone in!
To be fair i think he got rid at a good point just the things wrong with it dont really matter to me. hope he is alright after the accident :)
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Post by PumaJay » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:12 am

look forward to reading more on this!
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by crispy1980 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:37 am

oh hei s defo better without it. he has very little mechanical knowledge which means he relies on the local garage. the work that needs doing would have added up to well over a grand to get it to a semi good state and he wasnt willing to spend that after all hes spent already. he wasnt hurt and neither was his van, but he wrote the other car off. went straight into the side of it.
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Post by RyanG » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:43 pm

crispy1980 wrote:oh hei s defo better without it. he has very little mechanical knowledge which means he relies on the local garage. the work that needs doing would have added up to well over a grand to get it to a semi good state and he wasnt willing to spend that after all hes spent already. he wasnt hurt and neither was his van, but he wrote the other car off. went straight into the side of it.
That's good to hear.
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Post by RyanG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:12 pm

hi guys just a little update i have a few pictures of my frp now the new wheels, steering wheel and splitter is on along with the ap brakes which are to be fitted shortly. hope you like it :)

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and thought youd like this one with the balls hanging off the escort haha
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Post by PumaNoob » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:42 am

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Id like to give your car man love!! Nice wheels, are they 17", they look big. What size are those discs?
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Post by Flying Scotsman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:08 am

I'm liking the Escort... that's LUSH!
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:21 am

PumaNoob wrote:Image

Id like to give your car man love!! Nice wheels, are they 17", they look big. What size are those discs?
haha yer its getting there, no there 8x18's they fill the arch really well.
need to either keep the original 17's or get some new ones as with the new engine it will be over geared at 9000rpm on 18's :)

there 330mm cant remember how wide i think 28mm and 4pots with ds2500 pads.
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:24 am

Flying Scotsman wrote:I'm liking the Escort... that's LUSH!

haha yer thats a nice one i drove it on medium boost at bruntingthorpe and its unreal, nearly undrivable that was with 600bhp it made 780 on race fuel its a bit of an animal but dad sold it last year unfortunately :(

i think you can just about see my saph cossie down the end aswell ;)
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by paulob1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:49 am

ryan very intersting info...I assume you will be running her on high octane fuel or avgas...got a few questions for you though .

1. will you fit a fire ring for the head gasket.
2. which head gasket will you use..
3 are you fitting knock sensors...will you use these to retard the ignition if detonation occurs.
4. 9000 rpm is high and excellent, this f3 engine runs at 8200, was wondering why they did not take it up a bit for extra power, 9000 seems a perfect number...what ecu will you use to do that. was it you that stocks them...
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Post by paulob1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:24 am

oh and are you removing the vct
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Re: My frp and big plans

Post by RyanG » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:49 am

paulob1 wrote:ryan very intersting info...I assume you will be running her on high octane fuel or avgas...got a few questions for you though .

1. will you fit a fire ring for the head gasket.
2. which head gasket will you use..
3 are you fitting knock sensors...will you use these to retard the ignition if detonation occurs.
4. 9000 rpm is high and excellent, this f3 engine runs at 8200, was wondering why they did not take it up a bit for extra power, 9000 seems a perfect number...what ecu will you use to do that. was it you that stocks them...

No shell v power.
The standard head gasket is ised.
No knock sensors are needed
Yes it will peak at 9000 and hold power till 10,000. If you could get the f3 engine to peak at 9krpm that would be very powerful but they just dont, as a 2litre 8000 seems the norm.
I will be using the original pectel t3 ecu which controls the vvt which I'm keeping because the cams are so big.
We stock all pectel ecu's you would be fine with the cheaper t2 as your not running vvt
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