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Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. #809182
07/04/2009 14:32
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Thread to discuss my thread.

Cheers
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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #809964
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excellent project, the fuel tank install looks so much neater - nice work...I couldn't see the exhaust pics by the way - can you recheck ?


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: MCMike] #809985
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looks excellent car mate. did it already come 4wd a si would love to convert a coop 4wd but i very much doubt its a good idea really.

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #810052
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Originally Posted By: MCMike
excellent project, the fuel tank install looks so much neater - nice work...I couldn't see the exhaust pics by the way - can you recheck ?


Thanks very much, its half carpeted now so looks much neater again.

I've only been able to upload pics that I've found in my PhotoBucket account, the rest will be up when I get home.

Originally Posted By: peanuthead
looks excellent car mate. did it already come 4wd a si would love to convert a coop 4wd but i very much doubt its a good idea really.


I was very lucky, a lot of the hard work had been done when I bought the car. - one of the hardest and most expensive one being finding/importing a decent donor vehicle.


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #810080
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well surely a rotten integrale would do but i guess they are very rare now.
how hard is it to convert to 4wd?

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #848479
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Unfortunately Delta Integrale running gear wont fit so you need to find a Dedra or 155 Q4, only the Q4 was imported to the UK and I should imagine only the good ones are left.


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #862485
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The picture of the head is that not only a 8v i can see ?

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #862519
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yup - 8 valve Originally from a Dedra. The Coupe was bought as a 16v NA with a blown engine so the Dedra lump was used.

Looked into both the 16vt and 8vt engines when the head gasket went and decided that sticking with an 8v was a better bet.


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #866992
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have you yet try to running with the "integrale ?", and how do you think it works ?.

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #867588
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Its been on (mostly off) the road for over a year now, it is still in its very early stages and needs a lot of sorting but I think it's going to be great. Feels very planted, and is incredible from a standing start.

Next thing is to get the suspension and brakes sorted (thanks to Begbie) and try to shed some of the extra weight the car has put on.

How is yours coming on?


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #867846
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Fine thanks, i am putting my hand on my last tuning/mods, and then it is going map the last part monday.

And the 4wd works perfect, no strange noise :-), no i mean when you drive normaly you can't hear/feel/see that the car have 4wd

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #867906
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Can't wait to see it finished! I've still got to work on that handbrake setup you showed me, mine got through the MOT but is still awful!

The extra grip from the 4wd the main thing you notice, especially in the wet.

The extra weight/transmission loss isn't really an issue especially if you're going to be sorting the engine out wink


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #867982
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Cool how did you pas MOT, do they not look that the car have been "rebuild" with 4wd ??

I cannot feel the diffrence in thw weight gain, and i would try to make some 0-60 time with my gtech next week.

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #874571
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Great project. All Coupes should have had 4wd!

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: kj16v] #896027
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good work

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #897991
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Is it compatible with the 16v turbo engine, looks really good, its too low for my liking but its till a really cool machine smile

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #899485
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Originally Posted By: Kenneth
Cool how did you pas MOT, do they not look that the car have been "rebuild" with 4wd ??

I cannot feel the diffrence in thw weight gain, and i would try to make some 0-60 time with my gtech next week.


It got through the MOT pretty easily, just had to sort the handbrake out (Seems to be a common problem with most Coupes)

Originally Posted By: kj16v
Great project. All Coupes should have had 4wd!


Originally Posted By: robertuning
good work


Cheers guys, makes it all worth it!

Originally Posted By: kay2
Is it compatible with the 16v turbo engine, looks really good, its too low for my liking but its till a really cool machine smile


Is indeed compatible with the 16vt lump. Too low? You should have see it with the coilovers wound down wink my old daily hack was low, the coupe is sensible - tractoresque if anything.
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there is no such thing as 'too low' wink

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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #991164
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How's the project going James? Any development over the last couple of months?

Owain


Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: bikenut55] #994504
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Hi Owain,

How are things? Got rid of the S3 yet? wink Getting any riding done?

The car has be sat at my parents place for the last few weeks, the weather, electrical problems and being silly busy has prevented much progress recently.

Going to crack on with it at the weekend though see if I can get it running.

Cheers
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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #995198
05/03/2010 11:06
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Congrats on getting her started mate!
brilliant news!

if you wnat a hand getting things speeded up give me a shout, willing to come up nad spend a day giving a hand mate!

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #995202
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Cheers mate, that's a very kind offer.

Ideally I want to get the car up to a mates farm so I can work on it up there, but to do that I either need to get it taxed & Motd or see if it'll fit on our trailer (probably too low & wide)

Once it's up there and I've stocked up on the parts needed I'll take you up on that offer!

Dropping off some B pillars to be filled and powder coated tonight and also picking up a solenoid for the AVCR so I can crack on with that.


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #995209
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Brilliant news!
fingers crossed you get it on the road for the show in coventry!!
it you do i will be able to make time to go to the show!

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #995355
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Digging the HF badges - Nice touch I want for mine too!

Did you ever sell the truck? Never see you over that way much anymore confused

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #995364
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Cheers mate, did have a bit of a bodge job on a 20vt grill fitted for a while but it looked really tatty. Picked up a tatty Zender grill that I refurbed and new badge to finish it off.

Yeah, really regret it. Every time I see a nice straight low Caddy I miss mine. Got my eye on one I've seen sat on a drive with 4 flat tyres though...

Had a look at your update yesterday, very impressive. Can't believe how much work you've done!

Hows the Dedra?


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #996627
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Lol trying to get the damn thing registered to cruise about in till the Caddy is done, but the dvla are giving me the runabout :@

You should def buy another truck tho! managed to get some paint on my engine bay this weekend! Cheesin' smile

Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #1004220
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Seems to be making a bit of progress since I last checked in. Looking forward to seeing this completed, I'm sure not as much as you are though smile

Still got the S3, I'm away with work at the moment but seriously thinking of getting rid of it when I'm back. I just hope it doesn't seem too good after driving around in basic, auto, 2010, Impreza saloon for 2 months.

No riding for a LONG time, will be working in the lakes for a few days when I'm back next month so I'll try and take the bike up with me.

What about you, any riding or is the project taking up too much time?


Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: ] #1009731
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I'm not sure the word 'completed' will ever be used in conjunction with this project wink but it is moving along slowly. Swapped on a spare turbo last week to see if I could get it running smoke free. Its firing on all of 2 cylinders at the mo so come payday I'll be chucking on some new plugs, fuel filter etc to see if I can get it going.

I keep looking to change my daily, thinking maybe an estate but my truck just keeps going and costing my next to nothing to run. Sure the S3 will be a welcome change when you're back.

Going to try get back into racing this season, just the 2 main problems of talent and fitness getting in the way! Saying that, managed a 17th in my 1st race in 6 years so not all bad. Even got a road bike, £20 Raleigh thats waaay older than I am.


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #1015327
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What was the problem with it not starting then James?


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: Begbie] #1015465
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A combination of things, initial problem was a grotty earth between chassis and gearbox, the plugs had also seen better days. I swapped a whole load of bits over from a box of spares and in the end cured it.

Did you run a t34 at some point? I'm trying to research into them at the mo.


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Re: Coupe Integrale Project Discussion Thread. [Re: coupe_integrale] #1015506
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Glad you got it sorted smile

what do you want to know about the T34?


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Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
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