Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
 Pages:  1  2    4  ..  9
Author: Subject: My Turbo Paseo...EX-race car...
tersplat
όber TO Member
*****


Avatar


Posts: 1866
Registered: 23-8-2007
Location: Groton, CT
Member Is Offline

Mood: Boost, My anti-rice

[*] posted on 19-11-2012 at 03:04 PM


A little different monster Saint, The Air to water intercooler needs cold water to cool the air instead of air cooling the air. The big tank allows you to put water and ice in it to get a much colder charge. The oil cooler idea wouldn't really do anything for an air/water intercooler.



Silly ricers, useless wings are for penguins
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Doug904
Junior TO Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 407
Registered: 8-6-2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Member Is Offline

Mood: I hate that ginger bitch!

[*] posted on 25-11-2012 at 08:43 PM


Got the dash out completely today and cleaned up more of the inside. Painted some of the floor pan black in spots where it's had some water and dirt. I cleaned out the heater box I got from Darksaint, thanks, and installed it all. I also painted the metal dash bar to keep it from getting any uglyer.

I was able to remove Any extra wiring crap that was under the dash or spliced into the harness. I was truly afraid they had hacked up more but luckily it just had a few strays and I even got a set of Bosch relays out of it. I'm so happy to have the heater box back in, lol.

Now I'm torn though, the local pull a part has a black dash that I pulled that's in great shape. My dash is painted black but unless you look behind it you'd never know, but it has a few self tapping screw holes in it where they had a monster tach on the outside of the cluster pod.

What do you guys think? Keep my dash and fill and repaint it? Or get the other dash and install it, it would probably be around $30.

Thanks, Doug




93' Turbo Paseo
Feb 97' Turbo and Hi-perf featured

Automotive Calibration Engineer for more the 17 years
http://www.AlabamaLSswap.com

My WIP thread..:)

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/Doug90444/library/paseo
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
madRPM
TO Patron
******


Avatar


Posts: 1406
Registered: 12-2-2006
Location: Tampa, Fl
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 25-11-2012 at 10:11 PM



I'd get the dash, install it and keep the one you had as a spare




View user's profile View All Posts By User
117
TO Crew
******


Avatar


Posts: 3962
Registered: 27-6-2007
Location: playing g.i. joe
Member Is Offline

Mood: playing stupid

[*] posted on 25-11-2012 at 10:50 PM


Pm me more about this tuning shop for fords...

As far as suspension set up... How far do you want to go and what kind of racing are you prepared to do?




Quote: Originally posted by joseph_flynn007  

If it has tags and insurance it will always be a street car. The rest is up to the driver being a vagina or a man. :twocents:

http://www.youtube.com/josephflynn007

(from another forum) Gearheaded: "Ian, stop drinking radiator fluid and eating mushrooms and find jesus"
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Doug904
Junior TO Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 407
Registered: 8-6-2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Member Is Offline

Mood: I hate that ginger bitch!

[*] posted on 26-11-2012 at 05:54 PM


Scored big today at the pull a part yard, got a complete carpet, not new but looks good enough for me, the manual steering column from the car I got the rack from, and a 150 speedo!!

Funny, I was looking at every celica I saw and either they were the 110's or just gone but I saw this one with the cluster laying in the seat and the only thing left in it was the speedometer! I wasn't truly looking for it but I'm happy I found it! And the price, well with all the carpet, interior ducting, and additional wiring It was included with the price!

I also looked threw two new paseo's they have, a white and a teal blue like mine. Both Autos but the interiors were in decent shape and blue none the less.

As for my dash delima, I went to get the black one and when I pulled it out of the car it was scratched in a few small places and it was blue underneath? I guess they come from the manufacturer in blue and then its painted black for the black interior cars. So I just decided to keep mine and respray it.

What color black do I use? Semi-gloss or Matte? I don't want a shiny black nickel, lol..

U2U sent 117





[Edited on 12/3/2012 by alfradio]




93' Turbo Paseo
Feb 97' Turbo and Hi-perf featured

Automotive Calibration Engineer for more the 17 years
http://www.AlabamaLSswap.com

My WIP thread..:)

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/Doug90444/library/paseo
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
darksaint530
Junior TO Member
***




Posts: 390
Registered: 26-8-2011
Location: Decatur AL
Member Is Offline

Mood: wantin to drive my paseo

[*] posted on 26-11-2012 at 07:59 PM


you will want to use a satin, when i painted my other dash i just used satin black krylon( for plasics), the only problem you will have is when u fill those holes in it, it will not be the same textured look as the rest of the dash, you will have a few really smoth spots.

try speading the fiberglass on sumthing useless first, and dont mix to much at once, it will harden and you will not be able to use it.




4 efte, tubalar intake, 6 puck clutch, fmic, hsk ssq bov, lightweight flywheel, 2 inch drop springs, aluminum radiator,ani lift kit, slotted and drilled rotors, light weight pulley, polley mounts, water meth,
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Doug904
Junior TO Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 407
Registered: 8-6-2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Member Is Offline

Mood: I hate that ginger bitch!

[*] posted on 2-12-2012 at 07:29 PM


Got some stuff done on the inside this weekend and a pretty decent haul from Pull a Part too.


First, I bondo'd my dash and painted it using plastic paint. I sanded the plastic using 800-1000 grit paper and used a extra center console to test with. It didn't go well, the plastic adhesive promoter was HORRIBLE! It would run, and not spray and just look like crap. Then when it was dry and I resanded it to paint the Satin black paint bubbled and didn't want to stick to it at all :angry:

So, on another extra part I had lying around I just sanded and used the Satin paint, it worked great! BUT it was all shiny like a new penny, it looked so ghetto. I had bought a can of Matte finish paint for my wife in her crafts so I grabbed it and used it and it looks great. So I painted the dash, center console, glove box, A-pillars and kick panels this weekend and installed most of them too.





Got all of the heater vent ducts and controls installed with the cables and it all moves! I do have one question for those who have had the center console or glove box out. There are two green relays on a thin bracket, one says starter relay on it, they are on the wiring harness below the dash in the middle below the radiator. Where does the bracket bolt to?? I tried all kinds of orientations but they never looked right or fit.




I used the Rit die on the factory carpet, its sun faded light gray or blue even, it helped but I'm going to have to do it again. Can I buy a small cheap spray guy and spray it with that? I mean its just water and dye but I just wanna make sure it will spray it.

At Pull a Part I got another front seat to further my attempts to make a single center mount back seat. But my few major gains I was able to get was my COMPLETE engine management harness, from a 97 Escort 5-speed and Gold emblems in good shape from a Solora. I was soo happy when I come across it still with them, I couldn't believe they were still on it. All for less then $40!





I keep telling my self I'm working on one section at a time, like the interior, then the engine, body work etc..but its so freeking hard not to sand the hood down and repair the small scratch and install the engine and new wiring system.

Thanks, Doug







[Edited on 3-12-2012 by Doug904]

[Edited on 12/3/2012 by alfradio]




93' Turbo Paseo
Feb 97' Turbo and Hi-perf featured

Automotive Calibration Engineer for more the 17 years
http://www.AlabamaLSswap.com

My WIP thread..:)

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/Doug90444/library/paseo
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
chip18sw
TO Crew
******


Avatar


Posts: 3619
Registered: 19-3-2006
Location: Carson City NV
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 2-12-2012 at 07:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by darksaint530  
take a razor blade and some windex to the tint i did it on mine it took forever!!!

i got a white spoiler you can put back on there lol

whats your seat look like?

[Edited on 15-11-2012 by darksaint530]
Uh heat gun ammonia and plastic bags are much better! I became an expert at removing tint..after trying to learn how to put it on!:haha:



I wants to go fast but I got's no cash! :)
View user's profile View All Posts By User
chip18sw
TO Crew
******


Avatar


Posts: 3619
Registered: 19-3-2006
Location: Carson City NV
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 2-12-2012 at 08:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by thoughthard2comeupwithths  
Quote: Originally posted by Doug904  
I've begun removing the tint but as you see it's bubbly and comes off in quarter inch pieces :dunce:

Any advise for removing old tint??


Dig on http://www.tintdude.com for tips...

ammonia trick...
steamer trick...
...

My last tinter removed the tint on my rear window using a steamer. I removed the door tint and rear sides using razor blades and Windex.
Yeah that's the site I used! I could do the side windows but never got the hang of the back..so I paid a pro..and he did a crap job for me!:curse:

But with quality tint!:lachen:




I wants to go fast but I got's no cash! :)
View user's profile View All Posts By User
chip18sw
TO Crew
******


Avatar


Posts: 3619
Registered: 19-3-2006
Location: Carson City NV
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 2-12-2012 at 08:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Doug904  
Engine management...

This is where it kinda gets tricky, like before mentioned I tune Fords near daily. I'm very knowledgeable about them. I'm going to install a Ford engine harness and PCM from a late 90's Ford Escort. This way I will have full control over the engine management system, will be able to remove the Distributer and run a MAF sensor to be able to adapt to the elements and air flow requirements.

I've done this before on a V6 Ford engine that was never fuel injected and its still running like a dream, and spraying 125 shot at the track.

I think I' recall someone doing this before from a contour but can't find it anywhere, all I find when I look up Ford electronics is the Mega Squirt EDIS.


Engine..

I've found a nice replacement engine from a local friend on To! Never would have known him if it hadn't been for this site. I'm still going back 5EFE but I'm not going 300whp, gonna shoot for 275 and work through my suspension ALOT. Found a killer deal on a strut tower brace, engine mounts, and offset LCA bushings.

I want to put this car back on the road and have some fun with the locals. It used to be well known in the late 90's around town but a new breed of racers has come about now. I'm going to run BFG 15"drag radials as well as lower it on all corners.

Thanks for your input! If I can get this Ford system working I think it would be a much cheaper alternative to complete aftermarket systems and the tuning support is everywhere.

Thanks, Doug

Old dyno shot....

http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h348/Doug90444/paseo/100_0378.j...


Old sheet with new T3/t4 hybrid

Uh..wow! So what was the problem? Why were they blowing up?

[Edited on 12/3/2012 by alfradio]




I wants to go fast but I got's no cash! :)
View user's profile View All Posts By User
4agetercel
TO Patron
******


Avatar


Posts: 2041
Registered: 9-4-2007
Location: London, ON Canada
Member Is Offline

Mood: eight-six burnouts

[*] posted on 3-12-2012 at 01:15 AM


poor thing, its looking much better already




4AGE engine swappinz http://board.tercelonline.com/viewthread.php?tid=38852 RIP 4agTercel, 09/02/2011
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User This user has MSN Messenger
Doug904
Junior TO Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 407
Registered: 8-6-2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Member Is Offline

Mood: I hate that ginger bitch!

[*] posted on 4-12-2012 at 05:01 PM


I think I didn't have a large enough PCV system, I only had one 5/8 hose going to a tank but this time I'm going with three off the valve cover and a electric pump to pull the gases out.

Of course too much RPM could have been a contributing factor, trying to stay in 4th at the end of the 1/4 rather then upshift to 5th meant I had to rev it to 7800 rpm's. I'm going to a larger tire this time to try and bring the RPM down at the end.

Tuning of course, I was using the SAFC2 but it was a bandaid to a true management system. This time I'm going to a Ford factory ECC-V from an Escort and this way I'll have full controll over anything as well as datalogging and a Mass-Air flow based system that will help make changes at part throttle to keep the driveability nice.

Thanks, Doug

[Edited on 4-12-2012 by Doug904]




93' Turbo Paseo
Feb 97' Turbo and Hi-perf featured

Automotive Calibration Engineer for more the 17 years
http://www.AlabamaLSswap.com

My WIP thread..:)

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/Doug90444/library/paseo
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Doug904
Junior TO Member
***


Avatar


Posts: 407
Registered: 8-6-2006
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Member Is Offline

Mood: I hate that ginger bitch!

[*] posted on 4-12-2012 at 05:08 PM


The interior....

I've reinstalled the dash, all heater box components and controls, and carpet.

The BEST and easiest thing I've done so far has been dying the carpet and seats. I bought a $15 twenty ounce paint spray guy at Harbor Freight and this was a god send. Before I was trying to do it all with a spray bottle and my hand was about to fall off. I got this spray guy, mixed 3 caps full of dye to nearly a full cup of hot water, the spray cup, and turned my air down to 40psi on my compressor. It went like clock work! I did about 3 coats to the carpet and outsides of the seat in black and two to the insides of the seats where it used to be gray and is now teal blue.

The dash and all components were painted and matte finished and its looks like new. I left the radio and cup holder out to do my new PCM and wiring install and I can't wait to move out to under the hood to get started.

Thanks, Doug






[Edited on 4-12-2012 by Doug904]




93' Turbo Paseo
Feb 97' Turbo and Hi-perf featured

Automotive Calibration Engineer for more the 17 years
http://www.AlabamaLSswap.com

My WIP thread..:)

http://s1105.photobucket.com/user/Doug90444/library/paseo
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
cbegnaud
TO Member
**




Posts: 84
Registered: 27-7-2010
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 4-12-2012 at 05:12 PM


car is looking great so far i like the dash , i may be taking mine out soon,yours looks mint.



Damb, Did i do that?
View user's profile View All Posts By User
GT_REVVA
TO Showoff
******




Posts: 6056
Registered: 3-8-2002
Location: Mecca, EDEN
Member Is Offline

Mood: when you KNOW you're smarter than someone, don't be afraid to LET THEM KNOW. -my Mom..smartest person I know :deal:

[*] posted on 4-12-2012 at 05:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Doug904  
I think I didn't have a large enough PCV system, I only had one 5/8 hose going to a tank but this time I'm going with three off the valve cover and a electric pump to pull the gases out.

Of course too much RPM could have been a contributing factor, trying to stay in 4th at the end of the 1/4 rather then upshift to 5th meant I had to rev it to 7800 rpm's. I'm going to a larger tire this time to try and bring the RPM down at the end.

Tuning of course, I was using the SAFC2 but it was a bandaid to a true management system. This time I'm going to a Ford factory ECC-V from an Escort and this way I'll have full controll over anything as well as datalogging and a Mass-Air flow based system that will help make changes at part throttle to keep the driveability nice.

Thanks, Doug

[Edited on 4-12-2012 by Doug904]


any advantage to doing that versus just plumbing them to the turbo inlet? :dunno:

at least using the turbo inlet, the scavenging effect would be directly proportional to the amount of pressure being forced into the motor

you could plumb it between the maf and the compressor inlet

just a thought....:lachen:




he who knows and, knows he knows...he is a wise man , seek him
he who knows and, knows not he knows....he is asleep, wake him
he who knows not and, knows he knows not...he is a child, teach him
he who knows not and, knows not he knows not...he is a fool, shun him
Mulberry:The car is reliable, it has made at least 100 passes on the dyno and it has passed the GT_REVVA test
sleepyrz:yea and if he cant get it to break you sure as hell cant

krussure of nubz dreemz Ultrasound Baby Driving
DivisionOne Article Autoblog RR articleFACT THREAD TO Members' Modded Rides TO HORSEPOWER LEADER BOARD
VISIT MY STORE
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
 Pages:  1  2    4  ..  9

  Go To Top

Powered by XMB 1.9.11
XMB Forum Software © 2001-2010 The XMB Group