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 Post subject: Re: GTI into Cappuccino
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:55 pm 
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Guys, some better photos showing more or less what splitter should look like when finished.
All air above the splitter and within the rad/inter opening will be forced to go through the intercooler & rad. Flow under the splitter, I'm hoping will cause negative pressure behind the engine tray to help suck hot out under car. Tail end will have ally venturi type defuser when I get to that end. Silencer is already mounted high and tail pipe out mid way up the bumper to allow for ally defuser. Non of it may work but it might all look the part.
Sill to come once its been running and bugs sorted, is a Subaru rear diff assembly as they offer many ratios and LSD options at next to nothing price wise. Also started looking at how I can graft a 6 speed 1300/1400cc M/Cycle sequential box into the the rwd g/box housing. Some M/C boxes are cartridge type and I think its achievable. Any thoughts or been done already?


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 Post subject: Re: GTI into Cappuccino
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:20 pm 
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First there was one, but wait then two for the price of one. GTI CAPPO II

Came at a price I couldnt refuse, so got rid of the Fiat Niki project.
Its a bit tatty and was in need of some repairs, but up and running now with rego and wife using is to fetch her daily Cappuccino's.
Have started rounding up bits for it and will convert once Cappo# 1 is finished.


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 Post subject: Re: GTI into Cappuccino
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 am 
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What I could do in a shed like that....

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Great work mate! Would be an awesome little daily and some inspiration to finish #1! Keep at it.

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 Post subject: Re: GTI into Cappuccino
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:45 am 
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Howsie13 wrote:
What I could do in a shed like that....


Shed's not big when you compare Cappo to something real size.


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Got the quote back from Holinger for their smallest sequential gear box, glad I was sitting down. $15,600 and no bell housing or output flange yet. It is nice and a piece of art but I think I will pass on that one and follow up on UK units at 4000 pounds.
I will also continue motor cycle options as the BMW RS1200 unit is looking the most viable at this stage at only $600 from ebay in Aus and then a reversing box from Uk at 600 pounds. Will require an adapter from the very short BMW spigot shaft to match the GTI clutch assembly.
Also on ebay was a BMW M3 car manual sequential box from Lithuania which also looks promising but could be too big for the Cappo's little tunnel. If anyone knows of something suitable for inline mounting would appreciate feed back.

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Motorcycle options could be the best bet. I doubt very much that the German M3 gearbox would fit in the tunnel unless you want it in the cabin with you! I could be wrong but Germans do not often build little things.

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No real progress on the Cappo-I. Did find out that the BMW M3 sequential box I was looking at isn’t a true sequential box, it’s a normal H pattern box fitted with sequential shifter. Advise to steer clear by ex BMW specialist as they are up to about version 5 on the control side.
Received spec and price from Elite racing for their 6spd seq box with potentiometer, wiring loom and gear display at £4000 which I think is a good price compared to others.
However I’m going to focus on getting the Vipec88 ecu wiring sorted and Cappo-I running. I’ve been avoiding and hiding behind all the black box magic stuff. Crunch time now and will just have to pay to get wiring sorted. Would really like to do it myself but being realistic don’t have the time on a 6/2 week roster.
Which sensor and trigger wheel size/# is recommended and what should be done to the dizzy to run the 4 coil packs? Would like to purchase and install any outstanding hard-ware so it’s ready for wiring.
Cappo-II has been fitted with 2nd hand 15’195/50 rims/tires which make huge difference to handling even though tires old and half worn. Can’t wait to put some sticky tires on it and compare it against other cars on a track day. Think I’ll get a whipping down the straight with only 3 pots and 660cc but cornering should different story.


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