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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Is that turbo from a christmas cracker? Sorry :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:55 pm 
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StuntmanAd wrote:
I have done so little to this car in the last few months, mainly as it's just been soldiering on being my daily drive :)

Over the next few months I'll be converting it to rear handbrake, 9000 front brakes, 1" banded steels and this little alteration....


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Maybe eeek it out to about 260hp... or more :twisted:



And pop go's the box.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:12 pm 
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Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
I'm at the limit of the standard turbo, it comes in quite hard but can't keep the boost higher in the rev range. Plan is to run a nice progressive boost map but with a bit more up top with this larger turbo.

I've run ebay cheapy turbos with other cars without issues. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:12 pm 
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I think Martin was more referring to the C900 gearbox's well-known lack of structural integrity when shovelling lots of torque through it...good luck with it, but you might want to look out for a chill cast box and think about a strengthened diff cover plate :corn:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
Haven't bolted on the bigger turbo. That will probably end up on another car of mine.

For the 900 I've recently changed a slightly bent upper suspension arm, fitted rear handbrake components, banded steels (1.5" wider, now 7" wide) and 9000 front brakes with yellowstuff pads. Very happy with the results. Next is B6 shocks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Superb Saab Sleeper Stylee!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:00 pm 
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Like the wheels. Tell me more about them please.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:31 am 
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Looking great...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:39 am 
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Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
The wheels are standard 4x108 pcd 5.5" 900 wheels banded by 1.5". Makes them 7" wide and I have them fitted with 205/55/15 Toyo Proxes T1R tyres.

I was always worried about going with banded steels and the increased offset giving unwanted bump steer and increased torque steer. Well I can confirm that isn't the case :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:34 am 
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Who did the banding? I would like to keep the steel wheel look on Windscale (latest addition to the fleet) and keep looking for 16" steels to replace the 15" that are currently attached. But to be able to put decent rubber on 15"...

I like what you've done very much.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:28 am 
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Search Paul Redshaw on facebook. He runs a vintage diesel buisness rebuilding old Gardener and Lister engines for narrow boats. I've had these up to over 100mph and 0 vibrations :-) Very happy with them

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:34 pm 
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StuntmanAd wrote:
The wheels are standard 4x108 pcd 5.5" 900 wheels banded by 1.5". Makes them 7" wide and I have them fitted with 205/55/15 Toyo Proxes T1R tyres.

I was always worried about going with banded steels and the increased offset giving unwanted bump steer and increased torque steer. Well I can confirm that isn't the case :-)

That is a relief because that is the only reason I haven't had mine done yet. Off to ascarborough it is then http://www.alonzecustom.co.uk/steel-wheel-banding.php

Your car looks fab by the way.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Looks soo awesome! :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Car Model: '87 T16 & T5'd C900 saloon
Bought Koni red adjustable rebound shocks and will be fitting them along with a rear anti roll bar in the next few weeks. It'll be the last piece of the puzzle to go with the power and brakes!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:11 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:18 pm 
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