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 Post subject: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:12 am 
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This is my MK1 Forsa which i purchased march 2014. This post Is to document its build and gain useful info to improve the car.

Shell as i bought it, 1988 gti chassis
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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 am 
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Specs.
welded in Safety devices bolt in cage with two braces going to strut towers.
Corbeau(sp) bucket seats
Plated floor and suspension mounting points
Koni adjustable front shocks will coil overs
Rose joint top mounts
Rose joint bottom Arms
Spax Gas adjutable rear shocks
Rose joint adjustable panhard rod
Mk3 Gearbox 4.9:1 welded diff
MK3 Gti Axles, hub assembles and brakes
Braided lines at front
1" master cylinder

Engine at the moment is something i put together from parts i had knocking around.
1324 block and crank
G13bb 9.5:! pistons and rods
G16A cylinder head
40mm webers

Miss match of parts gave a CR of 10.8:1 :lol: 8)
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thanks for looking


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:31 am 
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Need to tidy it all up and build a 1298 16v engine...type and specs to be decided upon later after more research.


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Looks like you're having yourself some fun with it. :wink:
(Reminds me of the cars I grew up with in Port Moresby.)
Welcome to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:30 pm 
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there is some interesting things going on with this car!!!!

I wish my class rules allowed changing of the gearbox mount like that.

dave, I know what you mean regarding PNG. I think it's the parts painted in primary colours just for the hell of it that gives it that real PMV feel.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 9:49 pm 
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They must have tidied up the PMV's since I was there :lol: .
I love the enthusiasm and what can be done with limited resources.
I miss island time too.
:lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 5:52 am 
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YO i nice project man keep up the good work also is good to see someone else messing around wid the 16 heads


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 9:46 pm 
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Suzuki4E wrote:
YO i nice project man keep up the good work also is good to see someone else messing around wid the 16 heads


thanks, local too! are u building something aswell?


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:12 am 
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You may see me on the road sometimes the red gti swift without the back spoiler but i'm looking to embark on a new project with a forsa body was actually gona pm you to ask you if u know where i can find a chassis looking to build a high rev 13.


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 Post subject: Re: Mk1 race/tarmac rally car.. from the Island Of Rum!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:42 pm 
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Go for it guys, let me know if I can help either of you out.
8)

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