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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Any Updates?


Not really.

As I've mentioned earlier I just have some minor things to do before I should be able to begin with the registration, and further on use the car. The registration process requires that our roads are clean and dry since there will be some pretty hard driving to check handling and brakes, etc.

And now, we have the worst winter since like 20 years ago. I just can't remember when I saw this much snow before..

I could assume that the snow will be gone in about two months, and I will make sure that the car will be ready until then.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Haha you're getting the snow that didn't fall here :p

we just had a snow storm in quebec. The Last time I fired up my snowthrower it was in 2009 :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:42 pm 
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I don't know what else to say other than, WOW!!!!! Nice work.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:23 pm 
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runbag wrote:
The registration process requires that our roads are clean and dry since there will be some pretty hard driving to check handling and brakes, etc.


better dial down the boost a notch so you don't give the grandma from the Department of Motor Vehicles a heart attack when she steps on the gas pedal. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Dear god... *Drools*

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 5:52 pm 
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I've just had a winter, doing nothing...
Last year ended up in more or less nothing, but now I feel that we are in love again (me and my car)... :D

The three laps I got at my local track last year was in any way very helpful to decide what I needed to do to get the car to handle good enough.

First of all, I just managed to get the car "drivable" one day before I went out at the track. No wheel angels, camber/caster/toe was measured at all... It actually seemed to handle pretty good, in some ways just like a go-cart. But obviosly I hade some problem with oversteering in higher speeds. So, a wheel alignment will be taken care of, and later on I will focus on camber and toe in the rear end. Since this car has such a short wheel base I need to make sure that I got as much traction as possible in the rear.

I also have spent some time to construct a defroster since I need to have a working one to get the car registered.

Further on I belive that there are a lot of things that could be upgraded or rebuilt, but I think I'll save that for the next winter... In about 2 weeks I'll make the call to continue the registration progress....

Later... :)


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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 10:44 am 
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I've been waiting for this :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:22 am 
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naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam! video please! when you get time! thanks runbag!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:37 pm 
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hope you had a camera handy when "der inspector" opened the hood
expression........priceless :shock:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:04 am 
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is it now really road legal???

was it a big thing, or smoth and eacy?

a projekt like this one would never be acceptet by mi traffic controll station... to bad!

ok maybe it is possible but for that money jou have to spend for just make it road legal you can buy jour self a real deal car :screwball:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:33 pm 
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no video makes me sad... please post a walk around, engine idle/rev, and a good burnout/driveby video. a sweet in car would also be nice! thanks for a very enjoyable hour reading a very impressive build.
well done sir
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:32 pm 
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erection. haha

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:07 am 
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Hello, are there still anyone who's interested in this thread? :)

To be honest, I haven't done a thing with the car for the last year. In May 2010, everything was working just as expected, but just one day, the car wouldn't move when I let of the clutch. Sometime it worked, sometime it didn't. I became so pissed that I just simply didn't care. I put the car back into the garage and tried to forget it for a while.

A few days ago, I did take a look at the problem, and as it looks, the problem will be solved pretty soon.

So todays status is that I will take a test run later this week. And trust me (if everything works as expected), the tires will be much lighter when I arrive back home. :D

Further on I need to check and complete what's left to do before the registration process begins. It WILL happen this summer :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Sure mate , please post more pict and maybe some nice video ,, i do not have swift Gti any more but keep up your good work and don't give up man :mrgreen: I know there are times in life that you loose interest in the car , there is a lot other things in life to take care off but hope you will find some inspiration again.

Car is great . :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:54 pm 
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Hi,

Yes, I'm very much interested with your car from start to finish.
I still got a Volvo 360 gearbox for my RWD project with G13B.
I also thinking of making mk1 Gti into AWD Gti using Subaru Justy(same as Cultus Gti-A AF34S) running gear.

Too many ideas in my head but when I see your car. I know what is possible with time and effort!
I have now bought a plasma cutter/TIG for my project for the future.

Bring your pics and videos!

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Pics and vids of this beast are always appreciated :D
That last pic with the burnout rocks 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:14 am 
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Success!!

Today I tried to drive the car back and forth inside the workshop, and everything seems to work out as it should. The clutch actually feels much better than before.

So tomorrow I will assemble what's left, and then let her feel the fresh smell of air again :)

Huhm, where was my videocamera again?? :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:27 am 
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I just simply love my car! :)



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:34 pm 
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runbag wrote:
I just simply love my car! :)


I just simply love your car, too! :)

does that make you jealous? :ez_pimp:

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:53 pm 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
runbag wrote:
I just simply love my car! :)


I just simply love your car, too! :)

does that make you jealous? :ez_pimp:


Not jelaous, just proud ;)


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nice street markings!!!

now we need a onboard view by a sprint to the redline:cheers:

how is it to drive? i mean the handling is it bether, or worse? front engine with mutch hp and a emty rear section with out waight do you have enough traction when you stamp the pedal?
i imagen she is prity bitchi do drive but wiht lots of practis you can finaly handle her.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:32 am 
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Keep up the great work runbag ;)


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:49 am 
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Frickin awesome. Now you'll need new tires though. Lol.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Thanks guys :)

I will of course share more videos further on, but I will also need to do a lot of testing and adjusting before I can start to use the car both at track and roads.

Driving in descent speed (like in traffic) is just like a gocart. It turns immediately and is very stable. The last time I drove it at high speeds, it tended to oversteer, even when giving no power. I've actually made some adjustments since then at the rear toe angle, so that should be much better. The weight alignment is pretty good, close to 50/50. The total weight without driver is around 900 kilograms.

The tires isn't a problem.. If she doesn't complain or gives me headache, I'll buy her new tires whenever she asks... ;)


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