CherryV's Thunder

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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by Puma Lee » Wed May 28, 2014 8:59 pm

what sort of price does all that come to and what sort of power are you hoping for
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Wed May 28, 2014 9:12 pm

Roughly around £1,000.

Depending on how you lay the intercooler pipe work out, you could save on a few silicone fittings.
I did make my own flange for the manifold/turbo, but decided to buy a manifold ready made just for ease of fitting. If you can make your own, you could potentially knock around £250 off the total.

As for power, I don't know, but have a rough idea. I think PumaNoob will have a better idea!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by Puma Lee » Wed May 28, 2014 9:32 pm

your not using a decomp plate will the internals take that?

really interested in doing a conversion just dont know where to start lol

cars looking good btw
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Wed May 28, 2014 10:02 pm

I'm only going up to 5psi boost pressure.
The decomp plate will allow higher boost pressure.

I didn't know where to start either.
Have a good read of other conversions to get an idea of what it involves, then go from there.

With a good bit of reading and research, it's not that hard to work out, although there are a couple of things I'm stuck on.
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Thu May 29, 2014 6:50 pm

Arrived today...

Replacement hose clamps
Heat wrap and ties
Boost gauge
Oil pressure gauge
Water temperature gauge
AFR gauge and sensor

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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by alexwilliams840 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:27 pm

Nice going mate, going to have to get one of those splitters myself at some point!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 pm

Thanks!

The splitters are good quality and finished off to a great standard. You won't regret buying one!

The few things I was unsure about have now been sorted out.
I was also given some good advice regarding my pipe work, which has saved me from potentially committing a monumental c**k up! Thanks PumaNoob!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:43 pm

Two pieces of good news today...

Firstly, I've solved the issue with the BOV as where it joins to the silicone T-piece it was 35mm, but I couldn't find a silicone T-piece that was 63mm for the intercooler pipe with a 35mm spout for the BOV.
Luckily, while trawling eBay, I found a replacement fitting that reduced to 25mm, which matches the T-piece I already have!
It cost me an extra £11, but I would have thrown more than that away buying a new BOV or buying loads of different bits of pipes and reducers to make it fit!

Secondly.... The turbo manifold arrived from LMS! :thumbs:
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:05 pm

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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:35 pm

It fits!

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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by red » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:32 am

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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by PumaNoob » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:55 pm

What dump valve is that, it looks almost identical to my HKS one!!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:34 pm

It's a universal atmospheric SSQV sequential blow off valve
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by mix2000 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:00 pm

Very bad lisp....
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:56 am

There's been no updates for a while due to me spending the last few weeks on a house move.

I'm off today to get the cambelt and water pump changed.
Hopefully while that's being done I'm doing rocker cover gasket, oil & filter, spark plugs and fuel filter.

I've got a juddering on pull away and possible input shaft issues so going to get those looked at too!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:48 pm

A good day today.

Cambelt, water pump, rocker cover gasket, oil, oil filter and spark plugs replaced.

It seems forum 'tradition' that anyone who has Tom working on their cars posts a picture of him working.

So, here we go...
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New cambelt on...
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Lower strut brace was also removed as it's in the way of the intercooler piping.
It's surprising how much difference the brace makes. The car is now a bit 'lively'!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:48 pm

Unfortunately I've got no major updates.

The car has been all over the road when driving at speed.
Today I got the wheel alignment/tracking corrected. The car now drives lovely.

I'm also now running on an FRP ECU.
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by quest63 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:49 pm

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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:28 pm

Well, due to me getting a different car, this one is going.
http://www.projectpuma.com/viewtopic.ph ... 66#p322166

These are not definitive lists and I will make final decision on parts as and when I get to them.

I'm stripping out to keep:
Engine, radiator, heater matrix and running gear
Suspension and wheels
ECU and engine bay loom
Lights - front & rear
Battery and cabling used to move it to the boot
Intercooler and pipework
Speedo/dials
Indicator stalks
Top grille

I won't be keeping:
Interior - Thunder leather
Floor carpet (black)
Dashboard (black)
Body panels - boot (I have another spare), bonnet, bumpers and doors. Wings are crap.
Steering wheel
20mm spacers & bolts (Ford ones not billet)

So, if anyone wants anything I'm not keeping let me know and I'll see about a for sale thread.
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:33 pm

Stripping the Puma commenced today...

Upper brace removed and just about everything disconnected:
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Then it was gone:
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Ready for the gearbox, clutch, flywheel and exhaust to be removed:
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On it's stand ready for me to tinker with:
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A big thanks to Tom for his hard work. He's a trooper!
I can't just thank him for his help, as he did most of the work!
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:47 am

I'm keeping the engine etc. for a future project, so while the gearbox was still on the engine, I took the opportunity to test fit the turbo and manifold.
I'm really pleased as it fits and is angled right to clear the drive shaft. Not bad for a complete guess when I twisted the turbo core by eye.

I also picked up some old suspension parts to go with the spare wishbones I've got so I can get my coilovers and poly bushed wishbones off but keep the car rolling.
Just need to find a crappy rear beam so I can get my poly bushed one off and a set of wheels.
After then shes' ready for the scrappy.
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Re: CherryV's Thunder

Post by CherryVimto » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:32 pm

I went down the garage this morning to strip more of the Puma and stumbled upon this....

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Yes, that's the ground you can see through that gap.

When I last had it MOTd I had advisories for slight corrosion. It's amazing to see that around eight months later the same areas have rusted to the extent where they have virtually no structural strength at all.
The floor is all blown out and rotten straight through. I think I'm rather glad this Puma is getting scrapped.
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