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      01-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #45
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What will you run the boost at? Will you have it live mappeD?
Currently at 0.7 bar. I could push it up by 0.1 with a 930 wastegate spring and boost controller but if I go to 1 bar i need to cool the charge air down with an intercooler first. No engine management to map on this car. There are digital ignition options but involved and costly. DITC wasn't introduced on the 924 turbo until 1981.
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Haven't been as frequent a visitor as I used to as the 320d has been sidelined by my 924 Turbo. Its been dyno'd a few weeks ago at 158bhp at the wheels which ain't bad for a 30 year old. I have fitted a MOMO wheel. Removed a lot of the heavy under carpet insulation, rear seat and rear wiper.

Picked it up today from EMC Motorsport with new GAZ Gold coilovers and a brake refurb with new discs and Mintex race pads.

WOW!!

Lower and harder than I was expecting but only what you could expect from an outfit that prep race cars. I can adjust the damping off a little and lift the car if need be but it was set up as a road/track compromise. Its not as low nor firm as a race car but too far for many tastes. The brakes are now spot on with plenty of bite and feel. All in I am happy. Money spent is way more than many would deem appropriate on this age/value car but I can pick and choose how I spend my cash. Its not my daily drive so I am not going to suffer too much in the back dept.

It has been corner weighed, measured and aligned and drives round corners on rails. It is bang on 50/50 weight in all directions.

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Did you take it on the beach???

Looks looooowwww!!!

B-in-law has a white 944 similar vintage which he also spends too much money on...!!!
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Haven't been as frequent a visitor as I used to as the 320d has been sidelined by my 924 Turbo.
Your absence had been noted by the Management.

Fancy a run out on the 18th April?

Pistonheads SW are congregating at Cheddar Gorge, convoy from WSM Morrisons to Cheddar. 10-10.30am from memory at Morrisons. Hopefully the weather will be good, some exotic machinery turns out.
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Quick copy and paste of the attendee list.....looking good!

Forum thread http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...2018th%20April

1 V8S Graham TVR V8S
2 FourstarGTR Chris Ultima GTR
3 Floss69 Helen Austin Healey Sprite
4 miniman James TVR Chimaera
5 Luckyluciano Dave AMV8
6 Marlborocar Adrian 997 C2S
7 High flier James TT QS240 or a new toy
8 bulldog5046 Ryan BMW Z4
9 Nero601 Tony Alfa 155
10 AngryApples Matt M3 E46
11 wessexrfc Paul Noble 3R
12 wessexrfcmate Del M3
13 wessexrfcmate Ant Maserati
14 wessexrfcmate Peter Elsie
15 AndyG Andy ZTT 400
16 dannytherev Dan dunno yet
17 Raay Ray TVR Tuscan
18 morgs_ Dave TR6/350Z
19 thehos Allen M3
20 thehosmate elliott M3cab
21 sleithykeithy Simon Fabia vRS
22 JDs Paul Paul SLK
23 Markvxt Mark VX220
24 ironictwist Umair MX5
25 Gezzmarrelda Gerwin Skyline?
26 The NSX Man Martin Honda NSX
27 tickious David Tiger(field)
28 StarMonkey Nick Audi S5
29 StarMonkey's Dad Rob MKVI Golf GTi
30 Pulse Iain Z4 Coupe
31 Macey Steve TVR Tuscan
32 Bomber Denton Corin Mercedes Cosworth
33 Maxxander Tony TVR Chimaera 450
34 orange_dodo Tom TVR S2
35 KelVXT Kelvin VX220 Turbo
36 sssline Tony Civic Type-R
37 doobersi si megane
38 k22wes wes 205gti
39 White Lightning Dave Focus ST
40 Pacman1 Andy 350i
41 minimatt1967 Matt Civic or whatever I can blag a ride in
42 roger1197 Roger Ford GT
43 bebs Brian Ferrari 360 Modena
44 buzzter Dave Spire GTR
45 andyc. Andy Not sure
46 Westover Nissan Gerard Nissan GTR
47 Dr Dave Dave BMW 330D MSport
48 Dave Searle Basic Corvette-engined BMW
49 Foundy Steve Ferrari 348
50 Steve Z Steve Audi R8
51 big geoff Geoff Chim
52 big geoff's mate Dunno MGR V8
53 groucho Steve M5 E60
54 glade Tim Clio 182 or Suzuki SV650S
55 IM NUTS2 Phil AMV8V
56 MCSpreader Name? TVR Tuscan
57 marcosv8 Rod Marcos Mantis GT
58 B3ndy Ben Golf Mk4 (or Corsa rally car!)
59 shoebag shoebag Diablo
60 Daveshark David Alfa 156 V6
61 Fumanchu Fank Corvette C6conv
62 Viper2day Les Dodge Viper rt/10
63 Huff Huff E34 540
64 Beastmaster Andy TVR Chimaera
65 Stubby Pete Pete R1 Sylva Phoenix (if not sold)
66 Robfow Rob Ford Fiesta
67 RVVUNM Mark 930
68 AppleMan Tim EvoX / Cobra Rep
69 XTR2Turbo David Ultima GTR LS7
70 Duesey Claire and Mike Duesenberg Model J (Facel Vega if wet)
71 cassius81 Alastair Ferrari Dino, or Daytona
72 M12TOM Tom Ferrari 360 Modena
73 Hammerhead Steve MX-5
74 Andy Miles Andy 1983 porsche 911sc estoril blue
75 Spitfire Rache 2002 Series II Lotus Elise
76 effkay Chris Jag 3.0 Sport
77 DeanoM12 Dean M12 or GT3 RS
78 Supra_lee Lee Supra single turbo
79 IPAddis Ian A TVR Griffith 500
80 Pete Smith Pete GT40 7.6 Big Block (also owns a Spectre R42!)
81 Pete Smith's mate ? Cobra
82 Brianzx Brian Ferrari 575M F1
83 chazzer Chaz E34 540I
84 saxplayer shaun triumph stag
85 burty124 Huw Bitter SC
86 TQ3 Jon TVR Typhon
87 TQ3's son ? Porsche Boxster
88 Vetteheadracer Nigel C6 Z06 Corvette
89 Bodyshopsimon Simon Tiger
90 JaySTee James TVR Chim 400
91 greggie87 Greg BMW 323ci
92 Sibby Si TVR Tuscan S
93 MyM8V8 Gareth Holden Maloo / HSV GTS
94 somersetwestie Shaun westfield XE
95 JonTTy Jon Audi TT mk 1
96 carsarecool Mart Boxster S
97 RemaL Matt Tiger SuperCat
98 morgs_'s mate Jas Harley V-Rod
99 bluebottle Hamish Griffith SC520
100 Mr Plow Liam TVR S3C
101 Grumpy Dave Lotus Elise
102 bristolbaron Baz VW Corrado G60
103 epoch911 Ant 911 '73 2.7RS
104 madrob6 Rob Passat
105 smithmi81 Michael Megane R26.R
106 kik1.6se Kirk VX220 turbo or Clio 172
107 garygttdi Gary Subaru Impreza WRX STi
108 N GTS Nad Viper or Cobra
109 A GTS Bjorn Viper
110 Choptop R 350Z
111 Bullstarz ? Triumph Stag
112 Pints - Golf
113 L33 Lee TVR Sagaris
114 blueroom Chris Jaguar XJS Coupe
115 blueroom's mate Guy Vauxhall Monaro 5.7 VXR
116 moley500 Adrian Mercedes E500 (w124)
117 NutNut Sam Z4 Alpina
118 Teglen Paul M6
119 thehosmate Andy mini 1000
120 kiefh Keith TVR Sagaris
121 MidshiresDarkSideGang??? ??? An assortment?
122 pompey_monkey Iain Civic type R
123 LiquidRezz Lee 500 Abarth
124 Robfow's mate Jordan MG Midget
125 Wilf Tuscan S Wilf TVR Tuscan S
126 RT/M Mike Viper
127 jables350z Chris Nissan 350Z
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Did you take it on the beach???
The beach road is as close at it gets with sand. Its 30 years old. No need in accelerating the the tin rot with more sand/salt

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Your absence had been noted by the Management.

Fancy a run out on the 18th April?

Pistonheads SW are congregating at Cheddar Gorge, convoy from WSM Morrisons to Cheddar. 10-10.30am from memory at Morrisons. Hopefully the weather will be good, some exotic machinery turns out.
That sounds really interesting. I missed it last year due to commitments. Question is BMW or Porsche?
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Either or! But we all know which one you'll bring!!
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The Smart Fortwo then
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Haven't been as frequent a visitor as I used to as the 320d has been sidelined by my 924 Turbo. Its been dyno'd a few weeks ago at 158bhp at the wheels which ain't bad for a 30 year old. I have fitted a MOMO wheel. Removed a lot of the heavy under carpet insulation, rear seat and rear wiper.

Picked it up today from EMC Motorsport with new GAZ Gold coilovers and a brake refurb with new discs and Mintex race pads.

WOW!!

Lower and harder than I was expecting but only what you could expect from an outfit that prep race cars. I can adjust the damping off a little and lift the car if need be but it was set up as a road/track compromise. Its not as low nor firm as a race car but too far for many tastes. The brakes are now spot on with plenty of bite and feel. All in I am happy. Money spent is way more than many would deem appropriate on this age/value car but I can pick and choose how I spend my cash. Its not my daily drive so I am not going to suffer too much in the back dept.

It has been corner weighed, measured and aligned and drives round corners on rails. It is bang on 50/50 weight in all directions.

Here's some quick picks in the dry spell before getting home.
Beautiful! When I was in my late teens , early 20s I used to dream of owning one of those beasts! hope you are enjoying it as much as I am enjoying admiring the photos! Quality mate!
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Good work Steve,
Looks great, we still haven't done that photo shoot we talked about all that time ago. looks like the perfect subject.
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A few new bits added. Now getting very track ready ......

Cobra Suzukas. Schroth harnesses waiting to be fitted. Cage to be ordered shortly



Re covered the gearshift in black suede to match Momo wheel. Guages moved around so rev counter sits in the middle



Lost the rear seat and all the under carpet heavy insulation



Rear wiper and motor lost some kilos



Porsche script door handles added. New wheel nuts fitted (Porsche charge 7.50 each for the extremely light alloy nuts!)



New fibreglass bonnet ordered which will be over half the weight of the steel one. May swap the wings for f/glass as well

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Nice - if you're not leaving it stock you may as well go the whole hog and create your very own 'new' 924 Carrera GT!

Love the pinstripe cloth & the rev counter.
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Nice - if you're not leaving it stock you may as well go the whole hog and create your very own 'new' 924 Carrera GT!

Love the pinstripe cloth & the rev counter.
What led me to buy a 924 Turbo was to convert to a 924 Carrera GT as I have loved these cars since 1980. Never actually made in white I just loved this and the rest is history. I plan to leave as narrow body for the short term and concentrate on getting the mechanicals spot on. Even though I have access to the wide body panels.

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What led me to buy a 924 Turbo was to convert to a 924 Carrera GT as I have loved these cars since 1980. Never actually made in white I just loved this and the rest is history. I plan to leave as narrow body for the short term and concentrate on getting the mechanicals spot on. Even though I have access to the wide body panels.

Cool - only white one was the proto by the look of it (or reps of course). All the sold ones were red, black or silver, with only 75 RHD. Is it me or does Guards red just look so so good on these?

http://www.924gt.com/index.html

What were the strips on the front/rear windows? Were these lightweight sliding jobs? No customer cars had this did they?

Go for it by the way.

PS I got my duck tail today for my 911. Funny how a cheap plastic body part circa 1973 can be such a source of excitement.
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The 75 UK cars were Carrera GT. There were also some GTS and GTR cars for racing

Heres a repainted grey GTS with sliding side windows and fixed headlamps amongst other things

http://www.freisinger-motorsport.de/...r_sale/93.html

One of my favorite cars, a red GTS

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Looks like those seats will keep you in place

Have you tracked it much yet? Does it need a short-shift or is it sport enough as it is?
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No track action yet. Every time I put a few quid aside to pay for track time I end up spending it on more goodies. Will be on track over the the next month or so for sure.
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Survived its first foray on track at Castle Coombe today. Was a buzz with a hint of worry when the tyres began to feel greasy and the tyre walls/crash barrier started to look too close for comfort. A few slides and four wheel drifts more by chance than design. A nice day out!





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My dad had two of these back in the day - fairly sweet handling but not very quick. The 928 S4 he had was much quicker.

I do like the look of the 924 turbo but the 944 turbo kicks it's ar5e.
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My dad had two of these back in the day - fairly sweet handling but not very quick.
924 or 924 Turbo?

Is a 911 SC quick? My 924 Turbo has similar performance and handles better!

Watch this. A Swedish guy with a similar set up to mine taking 911's left, right and centre

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Two 924 turbos. One blew a turbo, the other got replaced with the 928. 177bhp I seem to remember.
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Steve, in pic. three I can't work out whether that's a look of concentration on your face or a 'mean' look.

Either way, seems you're enjoying yourself and the car looks good.
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