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 Post subject: Taylor's Mk3 build.
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:13 pm 
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Now that my income is stable and my project car is moving along at a quicker pace I thought it would be a perfect time to share my build that I have been working on over the last 3 and a half years.

I have owned a GTi since the days of my L plates and was quick to find the car was fun to drive after some bad influence from my father sitting in the passenger seat :lol: The car only lasted a couple years and then I had pranged it into a guard rail being a wreckless P plater and not understanding the limits of a stock car. The car was financially written off by the insurance company.

Keen to get back into the seat of a GTi I bought the wreck back off the insurance company for $400 and found another non running swift for $500 through a friend of a friend. I was planning on swapping over the old cars engine into the newly purchased car but this is when my addiction for the little buzz boxes really kicked in.
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I was brought up through a Waldorf Steiner school which has a compulsory full year year 12 project of anything that you are interested in. I thought this would be a great time to turn the little swift into a year long project car.

First thing was to strip down the new car and get it ready for a bare metal respray in Ford Ego grey. I would come home from school every day and work on it until dark, seemed to take for ever to get the car back to raw steel and prepped for paint but got there in the end. I was mentored by Pete from Pedros Paint and panel Willunga and learnt a lot about how to do a proper paint job on the car. He also taught me straightening panels with hammers and dollies, using speed files and how to control the spray gun. I had never done any paint work in my life so felt a bit hesitant laying down the primers, base coats and clear but am very happy with the quality of work I had pulled off.
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I had started collecting/refurbishing bits and pieces that I wanted to use on the car when reassembling.
This includes:
-15x7.5 +35 Sprint Hart Cpr wheels wrapped in Toyo T1R's
-powder coated suspension and brake components
-Whiteline bush kit with caster adjusting bushes
- Sparco Suzuki Sport suede steering wheel
-Suzuki sport shift knob
-Brand new black carpet
-sedan letterbox grill
-Koni Shocks with king springs
-Dynamat
-Pioneer stereo

As the car was reassembled pretty much every component on the car was pulled down and rebuilt (minus gearbox and engine). I had never done any mechanical work so everything would be well researched on Google, YouTube or on this forum before hand. If i managed to mess it up I always he the other car to fall back on to grab the part off and learn from my previous mistakes.

Surprisingly a lot of this work took up the majority of the year and didn't leave me much time to write up my 10,000 word thesis and prepare my daunting hour long speech in front of a hundred or so people on the journey of building the car.

I ended up pulling off a score of 96% for this project :P

Specs

ENGINE

G13b bottom end with 2mm overbore
Custom Teflon coated 76mm high comp (11.5:1) pistons
Extensive port work
935c cams
MLS head gasket
ozmotorsport cam gears
lightened pulleys
Mitsubishi Evo 560cc injectors
DMW Dave high flow fuel rail
Sard fuel reg
Walbro gss342 fuel pump
Custom intake manifold mated to respaced 2002 gsxr1000 itbs
Custom trumpets made by SQ engineering
Unifilter "socks"
Custom tuned length headers (ceramic coated)
2.25 custom exhaust built by well hung performance exhausts
Haltech Sprint 500 wired by Alex (injectMaz)
LS1 quad coils
custom ignition leads
modified distributer for hall effect sensors
Mocal oil cooler and sandwich plate
Alloy radiator with silicon hoses
Tuned by Morpowa
Making 91.6kw atw

GEARBOX

freshly HD rebuilt DMW Dave gearbox
Modena LSD
DMW Dave Lightened flywheel
Excedy HD pink clutch

To come...
Custom 1st and 2nd close ratio straight cuts with 4.4fd (Dattman specs)

BODY

Fresh respray in Ford Ego grey mica (2011)
mk3 exterior with Striders Front lip and front bar indicators "removed and smoothed"
Astra clear side indicators
Sedan "letterbox" grill
Custom Carbon fiber door and rear 1/4 trims
AEM oil pressure and AFR gauges
sounded deadening removed
all airboxes, fans and ducts removed
rear seats removed
Velo GP90 front seats

Total weight 710kg

SUSPENSION

Complete re bush using whiteline poly
Front:
Koni yellows paired with superlow king springs
camber bolts -2.25*
underbody brace

Rear:
Koni yellows paired with superlow king springs
custom chromemoly rear toe arms with spherical joints

To come....
275lbs valved, rebuilt and short stroked front konis with coilover conversion
600lbs valved, rebuilt and short stroked rear konis with custom adjustable rear spring perch (65mm coilover spring)
adjustable front strut tops
solid rear offset strut tops for rear camber

BRAKES

All stock with QFM A1rm pads

To come...
Wilwood 4 pot conversion
Project Mu pads
Project Mu Fluid
braided brake lines
Twin master cylinders with balance bar

WHEELS

Sprint Hart CPR
F 15x7.5 et35
R 15x7 et35


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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's Mk3 build.
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:32 pm 
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Now comes Stage 2 of the project.
School was over and had tied down a permanent full time job allowing me to rebuild the last 2 components left on the car. The engine and the gearbox. (this is where this start getting out of control)

I was Talking to PCP on here about getting a mild engine build, I wasn't after anything mental I was just wanting a nice streetable engine.

after a couple months talking to PCP I ended up watching too many YouTube videos and changed the direction the car was heading.

I ended up getting a engine built to the following specs:
-Full head and bottom end rebuild
-935c cams
-ozmotorsport cam gears
-Gsxr1000 itbs
-Custom inlet manifold
-Custom trumpets
-Unifilter socks
-ported and polished head
-MLS head gasket
-76mm bore
-11.5:1 comp ratio
-fully balanced
-dmw lightweight flywheel
-lightweight pulleys
-dmw high flow rail
-Evo 560cc injectors with Haltech resistor pack
-LS1 coil packs
-Modified distributor for Hall effect sensors
-Custom 4-1 ceramic coated extractors
-2.25 thick walled mild steel exhaust
-Magnaflow stainless steel 100cell cat
-Magnaflow stainless steel muffler
-Walbro Gss432 intank
-Tuned by morpowa dyno centre

To help get the power down to the ground I bought a freshly rebuild box by DMW Dave with a modena lsd from Tassie_mk1 with only roughly 800km on it.

The car is currently at Morpowa where it has had a Haltech sprint 500 wired up by Alex from injectMaz and saw the dyno thursday. The car is currently making 90.3kw atw.


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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's Mk3 build.
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:38 pm 
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Keen to keep my eye on this. Awesome dedication, I admire your tenacity and the results speak for themselves!

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's Mk3 build.
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 4:58 pm 
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Cheers Squirt.

Now I have the budget and the car wont be daily driven I will be getting out to compete in some motorsports in it. Looking at doing some hill climb and circuit racing in the car.

A few more specs on the car which take it up to the current date:

- Full stripped interior minus seats and dash
- Velo HT20 lightweight battery
-AEM AFR and oil pressure guages with warning light
- chrome moly adjustable rear toe arms with spherical joints and boots
- front underbody brace

Coming in the next few months:
-Velo GP90 fixed back bucket seats
-Velo Harness
-Half cage
-Rebuilt konis revalved to heavier spring rates, short stroked and modded legs for coilover conversion
-Wilwood big brake upgrade
- New gearbox with 4.4fd, Modena lsd and one of Dattmans "close ratio" gearsets
-carbon fiber door cards with pull strap

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's Mk3 build.
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:16 pm 
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About time. Hahaha

Hope all the tuning is going well

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 Post subject: Re: Taylor's Mk3 build.
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:14 pm 
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Looking good Taylor

if you plan to logbook your car 3j improved production like Moylees you cannot use the tie bars with spherical bearings Graeme had our standard tie bars modified by Whiteline with new poly inserts

looking forward to updates

cheers Steve


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Excellent work.
8)

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Nice to see the car, looks good.


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I have been hanging out to see this build! Awesome work mate! Can't wait to see how she goes as it will be a screamer! Keep us posted :)

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Picked the car up from the tuners and am very am very happy with the results. The new engine made 91.6 kw atw.
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Soon as I got the car home I put the plates on and took it for a spin, boy does she move and what a mental noise. Had the family lining up for joy rides.

I will try get some time to set the go pro up in the car and get a few videos up on here.

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You have just pipped Moylee for 6 th ranking on the dyno page


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Great work mate! That is awesome! I want a ride too :P

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Well done mate.
Your attention to detail is to be envied.
Loving this build!!!!!

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JasStv wrote:
You have just pipped Moylee for 6 th ranking on the dyno page


I know and that hurts!!!!!!! :evil:

Has given me motivation to get mine back on the rollers for some 1044 lovin'!!!!

plus a few other things that we might try :twisted:

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Nice build, definitely watching this one.


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moylee19 wrote:
JasStv wrote:
You have just pipped Moylee for 6 th ranking on the dyno page


I know and that hurts!!!!!!! :evil:

Has given me motivation to get mine back on the rollers for some 1044 lovin'!!!!

plus a few other things that we might try :twisted:


Like putting my engine in!

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It will be great when you hit the track together

You can give Taylor some training on racing lines etc

Will be great motivation for you both

Have fun


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Nice looking Gti you have there mate 8)

Such a great colour choice and a tidy paint job.

Are you planning on painting the front lip and putting it back on?

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SWIFTRS wrote:
Nice looking Gti you have there mate 8)

Such a great colour choice and a tidy paint job.

Are you planning on painting the front lip and putting it back on?

Thanks guys, glad you like the car.
Yes the bumper and lip will be hopefully painted soon. The prep work on it was giving me the shits so I have just pushed it to the side.

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JasStv wrote:
It will be great when you hit the track together

You can giveTaylor some training on racing lines etc

Will be great motivation for you both

Have fun


Yes, can't wait to hit Mallala with Moylee and learn a few things. We are both also looking forward to the new track that will be built at tailem bend.

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