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PaulM
31-05-2009, 17:30
As most of you have been aware I've been messing around with a shell to check how the conversion would fit and work, first as a longer wheelbase and then a short wheelbase, since it all worked out pretty well its time to get started for real.

Here's the vehicle in standard form

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/05/1.jpg

Not too bad but a bit gutless but impressive handling, i was a little unsure whether to give her the chop, but then I though ahh feck it

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/05/2.jpg

After getting rid of the engine and gearbox, a bit of bodywork and the loom, I've cut the firewall and cross member using the measuremetns taken from old red.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/05/311.jpg


http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/05/312.jpg

This is the position longitudunally that the engine would fit, not that much invasion, but the tank will move forward and belowis how it fits from the back.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/05/313.jpg





:booz:

cheers for now

Gary Symons
31-05-2009, 17:38
Moved your thread into the MK3.8 swaps area :thumbsup:

Seeing that mk3 in bits makes me want to start my 3sgte swap, must resist for now though.

Garbe
31-05-2009, 17:52
All this V8 ness is getting exciting now - Can't wait to see these beasts in action - Good Luck

Paul Woods
31-05-2009, 18:18
A bit behind maybe mate but damn that's a lot of work you just did! It's great watching someone elses progress even on a different marque.

I get very little time to work on mine so it's still going to be close paul!

V8 Mr2's are the essence of TB though, doing something crazy like this is exactly what we are about.Have you got the CV joint ABS thing worked out yet? I was thinking if you just made new mounting points for the sensors it could solve a problem or two for you and you could use the same shaft/CV that i have.

Gary Symons
31-05-2009, 18:24
Have you got the CV joint ABS thing worked out yet?

Thats the bit I am wanting to seeing solved :shifty:. I want traction control :shades:.

Looking forward to seeing this project progress, should be a monster once its done.

OlberJ
31-05-2009, 18:46
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nOxdKcqC_I&feature=related

Nice one sir, you weren't kidding on the progress.

What you thinking with the petrol tank then?

PaulM
31-05-2009, 19:08
My father in law is coming up next week, he's got his own machine shop and has been involved in re engine-ing stuff like this for about 50 years, though mainly big diesels for marine or tractor apllications.
Anyway, I'm going to take his advice on it, options are:
1) re-spline the tdi shaft to fit the MK3 hub
2) weld on a Mk3 shaft to the tdi shaft
3) re position the abs ring on the celica cv joint.
4) reposition the abs ring in board and use non ABS celica joints (PW's 2009)

essenetially I'll give him all the bits and tell him not to come back till he's sorted it :)

PaulM
31-05-2009, 19:41
I'm aiming for the tank to go in the spare wheel well up front, although to be honest I have cal'd its volume yet,

I'm looking forward to going to a RWYb and having some furn.

MRV6
31-05-2009, 20:02
Great work mate :thumbsup:, watching this one. Seem to be getting a soft spot for mk3's.

Whore of Babylon
01-06-2009, 03:33
Nice one, PaulM

Torero
01-06-2009, 09:45
Good progress guys.

Strangely enough there was a couple of guys not dissimilar to yourselves talking about the V8 conversion on the DNA forum at the weekend. :rofl:

PaulM
02-06-2009, 20:53
This is how my hole now looks, this is with the roof down and should be the final size, Iwas a little a concerned that the rear may compromise the engine position but it looks OK.
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/28.jpg

And this is the roof up image, for thoe wanting dimensions as you can see it measures about 2 terriers high by six wide.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/29.jpg
Do you know how expensive Jack Russels are with those optional LED running lights! :woods:

OlberJ
02-06-2009, 21:05
Hehe.

"Why the f@(k are you taking my picture mate?"

lol

So i take it you can slot the whole assembly in and out of the bay on those mounting points?

Mr2's with huge holes in them. Gotta love it. :)

PaulM
02-06-2009, 21:08
Aye, the engine is mounted on four points, the two original enginemounts and the plated ends of the old cross member, the frame also goes forward and bolts onto the new crossmember, which hopefully should be strong as fook as everything is tied together.

loadswine
02-06-2009, 22:55
Looking good there Paul. :thumbsup:

PaulM
07-06-2009, 16:34
engine and gearbox in and now fitted into final position, althoughit all be coming back out for painting and pipework etc.

Next is the suspension subframe to be modd'd for the gearbox to fit through the middle of it and then to fit the new cross member.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/48.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/49.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/50.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/51.jpg

biteme
07-06-2009, 16:59
Wow, this is taking great shape.

Love it :thumbsup:

loadswine
07-06-2009, 19:12
Magnificent! Keep going Paul, this will be the best Roadster anywhere!

biteme
07-06-2009, 19:41
I must admit, I think you're right there, Winestein.

Gary Symons
07-06-2009, 20:12
:fab:

stevehall
07-06-2009, 20:52
engine and gearbox in and now fitted into final
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/50.jpg


Looking good :thumbsup:, looks like you've cut through something important here :D

PaulM
07-06-2009, 21:14
Looking good :thumbsup:, looks like you've cut through something important here :D

That'll be alright got a load of velcro left over from a previous job :whistle:


On the driveshaft front, it looks like the FIL is going to play around with the celica CV joint to get it to fit with the MK3 Abs ring. Re splining the audi shaft isnt an option, so its a modded joint or welding in the end of the MK3 shaft onto the audi.

We'll see how it goes

snowtigger
07-06-2009, 23:56
why not get some shafts made with the correct splines to fit both inner and outer cvs or is it a dense question cause it may cost too much?.

PaulM
08-06-2009, 09:02
TBH, I've not really considered that, only because I've got a figure of a couple of hundred quid each in my mind...any thoughts.

A pair of modded celica's will cost me about 60

snowtigger
08-06-2009, 16:51
Get some longer thicker shafts from a breakers get an engineering company to shorten them to the correct length and respline them, then you have uprated strongershafts with the correct splines.

Paul Woods
08-06-2009, 17:55
Paul have you considered retro fitting a pair of Mk2 turbo hubs onto the car? You can get ABS ones too,then just use a Mk2 turbo outer CV joint which will fit straight onto the Audi A4 shaft!

Ok it will mean mods to the trailing arms/track/toe arms but that is nothing for a man of your talents, plus i have a fairly good inkling that they will bolt straight to the mk3 shocker tube.

You will also get a free rear brake upgrade into the bargain,rev3- rears are much better than what you have now, plus the mk2 turbo CV joint is good for anything the V8 will throw at it,you get to keep your ABS (is the tooth count important on ABS rings v mk3 ring???, might need to check that one!)

This is the way i will be going once i have bust my CV's (you just know it's inevitable!) :)

Just a few ideas mate but to me it makes the most sense.

PaulM
08-06-2009, 19:46
Hmm, that sounds lik an option, how much mod work doyou think they'd be

I can just see the suspension being all out kilter and being a nightmare. knowing my luck ! :violin:

Paul Woods
08-06-2009, 19:51
I think as long as you get the arms the correct length you will be ok, who knows you might even be able to swap some parts from the Toyota bin and use mk2 arms or modified hybrids of mk2/mk3.... definately do able and well within your skill set.

EDIT: just remembered you will end up with 5 stud hubs at the rear but i'm sure you could either convert them to 4 stud or fit 5 stud wheels at the back.

PaulM
08-06-2009, 20:08
I'm thinking of having 17's at the back and 16's on the front anyway so a 4stud/5stud wouldnt be an issue.
tyre width is around 215/235 F/R

Paul Woods
09-06-2009, 07:37
I really do think this is your best bet, it's certainly an option for me when i blow my outer CV joints to smithereens! :)

PaulM
09-06-2009, 21:39
The exhaust fits really well, But I'll have to mod the tail pipes.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/67.jpg

What do you think to a vertical layout ? Obviously they'll need shortening

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/68.jpg

Fit a diffuser in the middle in a might look quite neat :pray:

Jiff Lemon
09-06-2009, 21:43
Call me old fashioned but a pair of round or oval pipes is never going to look out of place.

:)

Marksman
09-06-2009, 21:46
Sorry Paul, not loving that much. The rest of the car makes me dribble, but not the vertical stacked pipes.

Owen.

Gary Symons
09-06-2009, 21:51
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/69.jpg

OlberJ
09-06-2009, 21:56
No, if you want that sound it has to be quads.

Not keen on them stacked, side by side, usual setup.

OlberJ
09-06-2009, 21:58
I've just thought of something, this is gonna be a 430 kit right?

Where does the glass sit on the engine cover? Will you see all the gearbox and a little tail bit of the engine?

Or you going for one of the DNA engine covers?

PaulM
10-06-2009, 07:36
I'm keeping this as a standard MK3 Ollie, but if I did fit the DNA kit it would all fit over the current setup, even dna's fake engine mould.

I've been thinking about fitting a perspex cover into the new firewall, but not sure of perspex's fire propoerties

Paul Woods
10-06-2009, 07:43
I love the way that ferrari silencer looks like a factory fit between the rails....

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/67.jpg

Not keen on the stacked pipes though paul, got to be side by side for me.

PaulM
10-06-2009, 08:51
Looks like I'll have to mod the tail pipes then.....anyone got a tig welder :lol:

Whore of Babylon
10-06-2009, 12:17
Looking good, cant wait till you youtube this bad boy.

PaulM
11-06-2009, 20:56
Get some longer thicker shafts from a breakers get an engineering company to shorten them to the correct length and respline them, then you have uprated strongershafts with the correct splines.

The problem is the audi shafts are hollow, so they cant be turned down to fit the Mk3 spline...its teeny !

PaulM
11-06-2009, 20:59
engine and gearbox in and now fitted into final position, althoughit all be coming back out for painting and pipework etc.



http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/50.jpg



I've just realised theres no place for the roll bar, looks like I'll have to mod that to fit with the :woc:

Yee hah

OlberJ
11-06-2009, 21:17
You're certainly getting the hang of this sir lol

Roll bar doesn't have to run straight so you'll probably be fine sending it up and over the box.

Am really diggin the fact this is staying as a Mk3 now. Sleeper is most definitely the word.

PaulM
28-06-2009, 22:26
Just a quick update,
Not much done as I've been stacked out with work for weeks and had a couple of weddings to attend and keep the Mrs happy as well ! Got another stag do and a wedding to go over the next couple of weeks too, which is really starting to piss me off.

Why cant I stay in my garage and be left alone !

Anyway, modified the subframe and fitted the exhaust cente pipes and fitted the Ferrari back box.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/171.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/172.jpg

The I've started putting the firewall back in, I was a little unsure about how structural this would be, but I can tie the struts into the top of the crash structure, so once panelled the engine has no chance of coming through if I'm in a big rear ender, which is good news.
I also might tie this back to the new cross member to add some more torsional stiffnes in.
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/173.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/06/174.jpg

Theres three strusts there with one more to follow, I'll panel it all with the center panel being removeble to enable changes of the water pump, belts or thermostat without having to drop the engine out.

Cheers for now

Paul

Gouky
28-06-2009, 22:44
wow, that looks like it all fits without any cabin intrusion.

looks like a beast in the making!

PaulM
28-06-2009, 22:47
You loose the door bin storage area, but it doesnt affect the seating postion at all

dgh938peg
29-06-2009, 11:42
That is impressive stuff Paul - getting extremely tempted now

*trawls ebay for mk3 with blown engine*

*trawls ebay for late S4 timing chain lump*

PaulM
29-06-2009, 18:48
Just a short list of things to do:

Fit new drop links
Modify rear roll bar
Fit rear roll bar
Weld fire wall
Weld X member
Fit torque mount
Wire up ECU
Panel fire wall
Modify tail pipes
Fit battery
Seam seal fire wall
Modify centre pipes
Modify battery position
Modify CV joints
Modify driveshafts
Fit coolant pipes
Modify alternator
Fit expansion tank
fit alternator
Build fuel tank
Modify sender
Fit fuel lines (out, in, evap)
modify battery position
Fit battery
Vacuum resovoir
Vacuum drive
Modify A/C pipework
Change bushes
Re trim subframe
Change cambelt, clutch plate
Extra support for subframe
Fit A/C compressor

snowtigger
29-06-2009, 20:10
Not a lot then to do just odds and sods really you think you could have it finished before woodsy then?.

PaulM
29-06-2009, 20:13
Not really, I dont get enough time with work at the moment, might be able to fire her up first though, which is always intense :blabla:

Paul Woods
30-06-2009, 07:15
Same here paul, i get very little time per week on mine mate, also remember i have a ton of other work to do on it to get it into a driving state, no brakes at all!

Remember we consider an engine conversion completed here on TB when it first fires up in the bay, provided it one day moves under its own steam as a working car after that.Obviously we could mount a v8, fire it up, say job done and then never make it move, which is cheating! :)

So the challenge is to build a working v8 Mr2 but you essentially win if you fire it up first AND it gets finished later on :thumbsup:

SoXJL2hL6kI

PaulM
30-06-2009, 09:31
Me thinks the lady protests too much :rlol:

sketchy
30-06-2009, 15:33
Just a short list of things to do:

Fit new drop links
Modify rear roll bar
Fit rear roll bar
Weld fire wall
Weld X member
Fit torque mount
Wire up ECU
Panel fire wall
Modify tail pipes
Fit battery
Seam seal fire wall
Modify centre pipes
Modify battery position
Modify CV joints
Modify driveshafts
Fit coolant pipes
Modify alternator
Fit expansion tank
fit alternator
Build fuel tank
Modify sender
Fit fuel lines (out, in, evap)
modify battery position
Fit battery
Vacuum resovoir
Vacuum drive
Modify A/C pipework
Change bushes
Re trim subframe
Change cambelt, clutch plate
Extra support for subframe
Fit A/C compressor


I will even help you out here too. if you fit your battery after modifying its position you dont need to fit it twice:D

but top work Paul. I just need to get my project moving again...

PaulM
30-06-2009, 22:04
Yeah thanks, we all need mates like you helping out :boogie: :hehe:

BSM
01-07-2009, 22:05
I keep saying I'll come and see this beast of yours (the car) sometime, I'm moving to Bedford on Friday!

PaulM
02-07-2009, 08:21
From Mk to Bedford , good luck with the traffic !

Gary Symons
02-07-2009, 08:45
From Mk to Bedford , good luck with the traffic !

I know all about that from when I worked over at tilbrook. If you got the timing wrong the m1 junction was a complete mare.

Bill Strong
25-07-2009, 05:28
wow.
gotta go find me a spyder and one of these german engines.
awesome man!

I am not liking my transverse V8 Mk1 setup. the heat buildup was just unreal on the front of the engine. Mounting them north south like this totally gets rid of that issue.

actually I would love to get one of the transmissions... wonder how big an adapter I would need for the Northstar?

awesome job man!

PaulM
26-07-2009, 21:47
Bill,
There's enough space for about a 2" adaptor plate if needed, using the audi gearbox.

PaulM
26-07-2009, 21:49
Just got back from my hols with a ticket from the Mrs to get the work done befoe JAE,

Quick driveshaft update, I've had the celica CV joint modified to fit the MK3 abs ring, I'm just checking the drive splines to make sure it slots up tight against the hub bearing, they may need a tweak.

Gary Symons
26-07-2009, 21:53
Quick driveshaft update, I've had the celica CV joint modified to fit the MK3 abs ring, I'm just checking the drive splines to make sure it slots up tight against the hub bearing, they may need a tweak.


That sounds promising :thumbsup:

PaulM
26-07-2009, 21:56
The celica joint looks much stronger so it may be a good upgrade for 'other' projects :whistle:


I like superchargers me

PaulM
02-08-2009, 18:41
Just a quick update, this weekend finished the cross member and chopped and welded the exhaust tail pipes to fit keeping the active valve system at the same time.

After much deliberations it seems the audi ecu wont work until its recoded at extortionate cost, its not a matter of the gearbox unit being there it also needs other stuff too, so I'm going third party, probably with Mr Walker.

I've modified the CV joints now and am just looking at whether I need to ease the hub or the CV joint spline to amke sure its sits tight against the bearing, it may be easier doing the hub as I think the splines are hardened.

I'm starting on the plumbing this week, although this week I wont get much done as I'm in Bristol for most of it, then at a wedding in Northampton for the weekend. But according to my schedule of works JAE looks on.

biteme
02-08-2009, 18:56
That's brilliant news!

Woods! Get ye finger out on our cars lol

Garbe
02-08-2009, 19:31
Really looking forward to seeing this, hopefully be done for JAE.

BSM
03-08-2009, 14:04
How bad is the issue with recoding the factory ecu? I have facilities to program Audi/ VW ecu's if you need it.....I have Launch, Solus, and VAG com diag/programming equipment if it helps?

PaulM
03-08-2009, 14:20
That's got to be worth a go, do you need it to be linked to iso socket to get 'into it' ?

BSM
03-08-2009, 15:48
It'll need the OBD socket still or at least something soldered to the same pins so I can communicate.

Garbe
03-08-2009, 19:19
How bad is the issue with recoding the factory ecu? I have facilities to program Audi/ VW ecu's if you need it.....I have Launch, Solus, and VAG com diag/programming equipment if it helps?


I think you will be getting a call from me :jump:

PaulM
03-08-2009, 20:13
I'll see what I can do, it may be a project to be worked on after JAE, if we can crack it, I think you'll have a nice llittle earner there.

biteme
03-08-2009, 20:19
Si, am happy for you to dump the map out of my 535d if you ever want to move it on to someone else - delimits the car too, officer. All the way to 176 :)

PaulM
19-08-2009, 08:36
Qucik update got my ECU from DTA, again good service ordered it on Sunday, arrived Tuesday morning with base map and connectors.
Pics to come

OlberJ
19-08-2009, 18:00
:popcorn:

PaulM
03-09-2009, 19:15
Quick Update,

Here's the pic of the modified CV joint, it now fits the MK3 hub spot on, supports the bearing, mates to the audi driveshaft and carries the MK3 ABS ring as opposed to the camry ring.
I'm also refitting the the gearbox with a rubber mount, to stop any drumming through the chassis, this should also allow me to locate new positions for the expansion tank and battery on top of the carrier too.

I've also figured out a way to run the standard ecu, its away with the mods being done to it as we speak and I'm machining up a new piece for the timing ring, but hopefully it should only take a week or two to sort out. It'll probably save at least 700 on going for a standalone ECU (even though I've already bought one....DOH! )but apparently, unless your dumping the inlet manifold, the S-line ecu is impossible to beat, besides it comes with a tuned knock sensor and adaptive learning so its a pretty good piece of kit. All good work

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/8.jpg

Not so good work occurred when I was taking the spark plug out of No.1 to check it was on its compression stroke to change the cam belt. The last guy to service it had overtightended the plugs with a socket, so when it came undone it left the thread in the block.Spot the difference. !

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/9.jpg

I may be able to get it out without taking the head off. but we'll see.

BSM
03-09-2009, 19:36
I have a special set of torque wrenches specially for doing up spark plugs hehe.

PaulM
03-09-2009, 19:42
Even giving the threads a tap to try and release the taper didint work !

What moron does spark plugs that tight !!
Answers on a postcode to:

I'm a moron and know sod all
PObox 999
Wood Lane

OlberJ
03-09-2009, 19:54
I found the same removing the spark plugs from the 3VZ, it took a breaker bar to shift the rear rightmost plug. And no, am not that much of a wimp.

Fantastic work Paul, did your old man machine that CV joint/driveshaft end?

PaulM
03-09-2009, 21:35
Yep, Gave him the mk3 hubs and both sets of CV joints and told hom what i needed, he's now machining some timing discs with his gear cutting stuff and then probably a flywheel ! lol

OlberJ
03-09-2009, 22:06
Some boy!

I'm sure he'll be wanting to borrow the car a lot for his efforts lol

PaulM
04-09-2009, 11:22
Not a chance, to be honest I might sell this one and do another with a few more bells and whistles that I've got going round my head at the moment

PaulM
06-09-2009, 20:33
Put some more strength into the back of the car ,which will also eventualy carry the battery and the expansion tank. The gearbox was solid mounted, but I've decided to have another look at it a go with a rubber mounting od some sort.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/26.jpg

loadswine
06-09-2009, 20:47
Paul, presumably that bracing brings the 2 halves of the cross member into the same plane. The aim, I'm assuming, is to trim in steelwork, around the gearbox top and bottom to give the effect that the cross brace is to all purposes now solid. The geometry is largely set from this cross member, so I'm guessing that if this works, then jobs a good un. :thumbsup: Getting that trimming right is key then.
All the best handling Roadsters I've driven have been braced diagonally from the four corners of the floor pan. You can still achieve that, but extend it back all the way to the cross member if you wanted I guess.

PaulM
06-09-2009, 20:52
Yep, thats about it theres more bracing to go in, to locate it back to the engine mounts and triangulate the whole thing.

biteme
06-09-2009, 20:54
Yep, thats about it theres more bracing to go in, to locate it back to the engine mounts and triangulate the whole thing.

Good plan, triangle is the strongest shape known to man! :thumbsup:

stunning work mate.

PaulM
06-09-2009, 21:04
It should end up triangulated in both the horizontal and vertical planes. WIll be much stronger and rigid than previous.

PaulM
15-09-2009, 19:50
The wifes in Poland for a couple of days , so I did a coule of hours after work and converted the gear linkage, I've used studding so I can tweak the final length of the cable to suit when it all goes back in.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/159.jpg

Worked out my days off needed, hope th aprts from the USA turn up in time though !

Hmmm what do you think ? Next Project

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eaton-M112-Supercharger-to-suit-V8-or-similar_W0QQitemZ220478273389QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK _CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item335587776 d&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

biteme
15-09-2009, 19:51
Hmmm what do you think ? Next Project

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Eaton-M112-Supercharger-to-suit-V8-or-similar_W0QQitemZ220478273389QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK _CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item335587776 d&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I just fuckin' love you! Haahaaa!! That's insane!

snowtigger
15-09-2009, 20:03
ooooh definite on the supercharger sounds like a good idea.

OlberJ
15-09-2009, 21:07
The wifes in Poland for a couple of days , so I did a coule of hours after work and converted the gear linkage, I've used studding so I can tweak the final length of the cable to suit when it all goes back in.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/159.jpg



How much of a cunt are those things to weld?

Have you kept the Mk3 shifter assembly then Paul? What's tother end look like?

PaulM
15-09-2009, 22:13
I'm using the MK2 shifter, courtesy of Mr W, so its standard at the otehr end

PaulM
20-09-2009, 19:30
Finished off the driveshafts today, I'v extended them so they look like this

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/196.jpg

Used a lathe to get the balance and also welding them on the lathe with v-blocks to get them true, span them up to 1200rpm and they looked pretty sweet.

So this is an Audi inner to mat directly to the gearbox, with the lengthened shaft on the modified CV joint

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/197.jpg

and in situ ( with product placement, 2 cases a week please)

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/09/198.jpg

Not too much angle on them so I'm pretty happy with that !

This week is the fuel tank and getting those effing plugs out !

loadswine
20-09-2009, 19:42
Very cool!

Andre
20-09-2009, 19:44
great work Paul :thumbsup:

Paul Woods
21-09-2009, 06:41
Great progress paul, i need to play catch up!

BSM
21-09-2009, 07:22
I can pop over one night with my special Facom spark plug socket set if you need Paul?

PaulM
21-09-2009, 08:10
That'd be really useful Si, I'm in all this week, drop me a pm, when its most convenient for you.

biteme
26-09-2009, 17:31
Stunning work again - what's the chances of seeing it this weekend? :P

PaulM
26-09-2009, 20:51
Waiting on a flywheel and a timing disc at mo Johnny, if they dont turn up I'm a bit buggered !

biteme
26-09-2009, 21:02
You are really. Hopefully, they will turn up! Hope so!

PaulM
30-09-2009, 16:00
Still no bloody flywheel !

biteme
30-09-2009, 20:17
Ahhh - I hope it gets there mate!

PaulM
04-10-2009, 17:52
Been a pain of a week, didnt get the flywheel, its promised for next week. The Mig played up and the guy decoding the ecu has damaged one of the chips on the ecu, so it looks like I'll be using the DTA.
I needed to get a new welder, so picked up one of these for a decent price.

Its a 200 amp ac/dc Tig so should be good for a lot of light metal work thats required.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f228/Subarupaul/P1000696-1.jpg

With no flywheel, I spent this week getting the effin plugs out of the head, these were the little feckers that previous owner had dogged into the head. Managed to get them all out though and with a run through with the spark plug tap its come out OK.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f228/Subarupaul/P1000685.jpg

I've also sorted out the timing ring:

Machined and tapped the damper
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/16.jpg

Then made up a collet to mate the timing ring to the damper
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/17.jpg

Then the timing ring, I've made a batch of these, so if anybody needsa 60-2, let me know, can also do 36-1 if needed.
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/18.jpg

Spun it up on the drill just to check its reading correctly
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/19.jpg

Looks OK too

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/20.jpg

Paul Woods
04-10-2009, 17:55
Now that's some nice work on the timing ring. :thumbsup:

Paul can i ask why you can't use the timing ring on the deltavag flywheel when that arrives?

PaulM
04-10-2009, 18:01
Hi Paul,
Hows it going ?
If I'm using the Audi ECU, then you'd need to run a seperate timing ring due to the different sensor positions on the auto to the manual gearbox.

Paul Woods
04-10-2009, 18:05
Ah i see, with you now mate. I am going for a new audi 2.5 v6 clutch/S8 timing belt/plugs/oil filter shortly and i get a good trade discount, i could buy two of everything if you are interested?

Let me know how that Tig works out, been meaning to buy one for years.

PaulM
04-10-2009, 18:10
Ha !, already got the plugs, belt and filters ! Just my luck.

biteme
07-10-2009, 13:27
Any news on the flywheel yet, Paul?

PaulM
07-10-2009, 13:29
Still waiting Johnny

Paul Woods
07-10-2009, 18:14
That's piss poor.... i had to wait for mine but nowhere near as long as you have mate, oh what about the RS4 fly you bought? is that one not suitable?.

PaulM
07-10-2009, 19:53
I know it s a bit like :banghead:
I could use the RS4 or is it a 6? , cant remember now, but its a dual mass so it weighs in at 16kg !:drool2: an absolute chunk, so I'd prefer the single mass if possible.
Still got my new head gasket yesterday, so tomorrow 'I'm working from home ' and I may have time to refit the head during my 'lunch hour'
I dont think people realise how time consuming one-off's really, including myself !

Paul Woods
08-10-2009, 06:58
Ah i see mate, well the deltavag fly is no lightweight either, i was expecting something more like a chromoly in weight but it is much heavier than a stock mk2 flywheel.

PaulM
08-10-2009, 08:46
Its supposed to be about 8kg, is that how it feels Paul ?

I guess you'd only want to go a little lighter maybe a 1kg or so before it gets too light and starts stalling and hunting ?
Anyone have a thought how light you can generally go on a V8

Paul Woods
08-10-2009, 17:56
Yes i suppose it does feel around 8kg, i just expected it to be lighter i guess.

PaulM
11-10-2009, 21:01
Quick update,
As I'm still waiting for the item which I will not mention its name again, I didi some tidying up, changed the camblet, plugs and filters, put a coat of paint of the sub-frame and end capped all the box section, I'm definately going with the DTA, so am going to wire that up this week.
I much more comforatable with electrics than anything else, so (touch wood) it should be pretty striaght forward.

biteme
11-10-2009, 21:06
Hope that "item" arrives very soon mate. I cannot wait to see this thing go!

snowtigger
11-10-2009, 21:16
I hope the insect that is rotund turns up this week as I want a run in this beast, my 3 favourite cars are johnnys and the 2 pauls we are going to have one he'll of a show next year at jae with just those three cars lined up I'm not even arsed about mine at the moment with these beautys being built, automotive porn.

PaulM
11-10-2009, 21:20
Cheers snowy, I was getting a little dis-heartened about the inscet-circle, but a good weekend in the garage has sorted that out

snowtigger
11-10-2009, 21:28
Positive vibes have been sent, out you watch the wait shall be worth it and the bonus is you got quite a few of the other jobs done, so every thing is for a reason, personaly every one knows I'm not a big mk3 lover but yours and garys (when he stops friggin around and slaps that turbo motor in) and loadswine v6 I can see the potential of owning a mk3.

PaulM
13-10-2009, 13:09
So much for your vibes !

Apparently wont be here this week either may be next week, had a fire at the factory !

Gary Symons
13-10-2009, 13:22
So much for your vibes !

Apparently wont be here this week either may be next week, had a fire at the factory !

At least they didnt tell you the dog ate the paperwork

OlberJ
13-10-2009, 20:15
The dog was on fire at the time, that's what sent the rest of the building up.

PaulM
18-10-2009, 20:55
While I've been messing around with the loom, I've alos atarted to wire in the alarm system, remote start and the Bose sound system, oh and Nigels LC1.

Cant decide though whether to run the twin narrow-bands and a wide for the begining just to see how it looks when driving.


http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/111.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/112.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/10/113.jpg

Rowdan
18-10-2009, 22:24
Good work, though with a V8... I think a sound system becomes surplus to requirements.:shades:

biteme
18-10-2009, 22:29
Paul could never do without his Luther Vandross!

PaulM
19-10-2009, 09:23
U bin looking at my collection squire

biteme
19-10-2009, 09:27
*guilty as charged*

T.I.M
19-10-2009, 11:53
Paul, is that a sound system from a TT?

PaulM
19-10-2009, 20:14
Nah an S8

GregHoon
19-10-2009, 20:17
Only the best for paul.

PaulM
19-10-2009, 20:20
Lol, theres another 4 speakers with it too, but I dont think theres enough space in the car to mount all of them.

GregHoon
19-10-2009, 20:25
Passenger footwell. Who needs passengers. Just extra weight ;)

PaulM
01-11-2009, 18:22
probably wont have seen this one before, this is all the removeable access panels in place and lined out with heat relective and sound deadening material.

Perspective is a bit odd on the photo, i guess cos its all the same colour so you cant really see the depth of the new firewall.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/11/9.jpg

PaulM
15-11-2009, 20:19
As I'm still flywheel-less not much of an update, although the father in law has a new lather so is maching a flywheel over the next week or so.
I've heard of three different excuses now from the delta-vag guy.
1) Sent wrong item, so went to post office and got it back
2) Had a fire at shop, too badly damaged to continue
3) Then a friend who lives nearby phoned, said he had stock, was then asked if it would be ok to collect, said couldnt do that as he's working away and he'd phone back to confirm a convenient time and.....nothing !
Cant believe some people.

Anyway

Subframe is painted and end capped

Engine is back in place

Loom is wired

Exhaust centre pipes have been re-designed, fitted and wrapped

Back box is in its final position along with tail pipes and battery has been resited

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/11/80.jpg


http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/11/81.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/11/82.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/11/83.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/11/84.jpg

biteme
15-11-2009, 20:25
Oh I can't wait to see this ... hurry up with that flyweel! :)

Paul Woods
15-11-2009, 20:30
Coming along well now paul, looks like i was very lucky to get my flywheel from deltavag, that is inexscusable the way you have been treated. Still onwards and upwards, get your father in law to make 10 flywheels and sell them to the v8 community, blow deltavag out of the water :thumbsup:

PaulM
15-11-2009, 21:38
Thats the plan Paul, onwards and upwards as they say, I just laugh about it now, the guys such joke along . He things he can do a batch or a single in about two weeks which doesnt seem too bad plus I'm in Paris for the next couple of weeks so fingers crossed it should be done the 27th which would suit me fine.
hows the Mk1 going ?

Gary Symons
15-11-2009, 23:19
neary there now then :fingersx:

OlberJ
15-11-2009, 23:55
Great news Mr M. Itching to see how this goes, i think a trip down to MK when it's done is defo in order.

podge
16-11-2009, 00:11
way to go paul hope things arrive soon for you fella

Paul Woods
16-11-2009, 08:08
It is creeping along at the moment paul, just don't get any time at all to work on it, we just have to keep plugging away.

PaulM
17-11-2009, 22:07
Cheers Guys got a piece of En8 on the way,
Anytime your passing Ollie drop in, plenty of room to crash over

PaulM
05-12-2009, 12:49
Woohooo

1) It runs
2) It rumbles like an earthquake (very deep and very disturbing)
3) I'll have a vid tonight when the missues comes back with the camera !

Paul Woods
05-12-2009, 12:57
Get in there! Was i right about the noise these things make or what? Well done paul!

Now let's get that video up i'm dying to see it!

GaryA
05-12-2009, 12:58
well done ! Cant wait to hear this one is it on the fezza zorst ?

GaryA
05-12-2009, 13:03
well done ! Cant wait to hear this one is it on the fezza zorst ?

Aware
05-12-2009, 13:13
Oh, shocking... :)

Now...do i have enough spare fuel to get over to MK?? :o

Damned well done chap!!!

:)

GregLeBon
05-12-2009, 13:50
:thumbsup: +1!

Nice job: truly the ultimate Mk3 to date...!

Can't wait to hear this in the flesh sometime....!


Suddenly, a 1MZFE MK3 doesn't QUITE cut it...........



(..........but it still pi$$es over having a 1ZZ in there......! rotflmao)

Jiff Lemon
05-12-2009, 16:07
Woohooo

1) It runs
2) It rumbles like an earthquake (very deep and very disturbing)
3) I'll have a vid tonight when the missues comes back with the camera !

Ah so that was what shook my house earlier! Awesome news!:thumbsup:

PaulM
05-12-2009, 18:49
Well the wifes not back yet so heres a low res video

Mk3 Start up video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV66tAc1FBk)

As you can see its not idling yet and theres a coupe of wires to fit, that was revving to 2.5K-3K and you can jsut start to hear the fezza sound coming in

Fills the garage up with fumes pretty quick tho

Paul Woods
05-12-2009, 18:58
lol makes you laugh hearing those noises coming from a little sportscar, love it mate.

cazza
05-12-2009, 19:07
Congrats paul, im sure that rumble makes every hour spent seem worth it!, cant wait to hear it in the metal!

MRV6
05-12-2009, 19:45
Excellent mate :praise2::praise2: Having heard Paulas v8 in the flesh, I know they sound awesome.

loadswine
06-12-2009, 10:54
Well done Paul, great stuff mate. :thumbsup:

Gary Symons
06-12-2009, 15:15
Awesome stuff! Well done :shades:

GregHoon
06-12-2009, 16:24
Really impressed Paul. Respect! ;)

biteme
06-12-2009, 16:31
Brilliant achievement. Show season next year is going to be Brutally good.

podge
06-12-2009, 18:07
congrats paul well done fella really stoked for you

PaulM
06-12-2009, 22:37
Thanks for all the kind comments guys, I've found its only on the TB site that you can get constructive help and comments from all its members, which is how these forums should be, but very rarely are

OlberJ
06-12-2009, 22:49
That's rubbish lol


Can not wait to see this on the road.

dgh938peg
07-12-2009, 22:50
Well done Paul!!! :thumbsup:

Been following this from the start and is pretty epic that!

2 running V8 MR2's in such a short space of time - just what will next year hold! :)

snowtigger
07-12-2009, 22:58
these things are awesome wish i had time, money, patience to do 1/10th of what you guys do carry on the good work, the 2010 show and go at santa pod and jae will be great with all 3 of these machines up and running.

brianbooth
07-12-2009, 23:05
Nice job, Paul! We ought to start a plaque and scribe all the V8 mr2 owners' names into it :D

PaulM
07-12-2009, 23:17
It'd be nice to see someone do a Mk2 V8 then we'd have a club full house of V6's and V8's

PaulM
07-12-2009, 23:21
I think this has probably cost me about 5000 in total and two years of development time.

The best deal was buying the whole S8 and having the time and space to sell off the rest of the car to [pay for the project, which enabled me to buy all the other bits, other than that it really is a 10K project, expecially when you add in the ecu's, dampers, brakes etc.

But thats still 26 per BHP which aint too bad...........I kepp teling myself !
:hehe:


these things are awesome wish i had time, money, patience to do 1/10th of what you guys do carry on the good work, the 2010 show and go at santa pod and jae will be great with all 3 of these machines up and running.

Diesel Meister
08-12-2009, 18:39
Still mighty impressive sir - I salute you :)

adamh
09-12-2009, 20:43
well done, in time for xmas!.

PaulM
11-12-2009, 19:35
Some toys for the weekend;

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/12/39.jpg

The rad should complete the cooling system, so that'll be a box ticked.

The bracing is what is and I guess will help handing the ooomph

I've also got a set of the ebc pads and disks, they're only the ultimax pad which is the lowest spec, but it'll be a good base reference point to see how much of an upgrade is required from then on.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/12/40.jpg

Here comes another weekend in the Garage Yay!

Paul Woods
11-12-2009, 19:44
Love those braces paul, very smart mate.

OlberJ
11-12-2009, 19:47
What rad's that Paul?

Nice selection of goodies.

nitro
11-12-2009, 19:54
are you going to brace the chassie paul.thats were the biggests improvments are on the mk3.

PaulM
11-12-2009, 20:14
Yep, got some bracing at the front and middle of the car to do, last major purchase is some KW variant threes and that should be it.

Ollie, got the rad from ebay, it has a damaged hose connector that needs to be eased out, minor job but at 41 a bit of a bargain, I'm asking the seller if he makes them or where he got it from.

Cheers Paul....another ebay purchase along with the discs! cant resist a bargain ! :)

OlberJ
11-12-2009, 22:12
Can't tell from the pics, bleed valve in it or not?

Looks like the ones Will posted.

PaulM
12-12-2009, 23:42
No bled valve in it..yet

PaulM
12-12-2009, 23:47
Rad went in there fine and it looks like the fuel tank will have a max capacity of 58 litres, but I dont think I'll be able to fil completely so say about 52 litres, which should give a useable range.

The rads a double core , so should work well

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/12/56.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2009/12/57.jpg

OlberJ
13-12-2009, 00:55
Is that your fuel cell? Is it going to have a bag in it or just a pump and some baffles?

OlberJ
13-12-2009, 00:56
Oh and i like the rad, should be simple enough to replicate that bleed screw right there.

Gots to get me one of these Ally rads :)

OlberJ
13-12-2009, 00:58
Oh and 1 more thing, i see Paul mentioned going for bigger bore pipe on the Mk1 as he thought it'd be too much for the standard pipes, are you upsizing your rad pipes any?

PaulM
13-12-2009, 12:20
Hi Ollie,
I'm going to start with standard pipe sizes, they're the same ( within a couple of mill) of the audi ones, so should be OK, plus there's a lot Ali pipe so there quite a bit of cooling efficiency compared to the standard S8
The tank will have baffles and fire suppressent inside, I've got an eternal Walbro but I may use the original in tank audi unit, but I'm paranoid about electrics in fuel tanks, so I'm still thanking that one over !

biteme
13-12-2009, 12:22
What's the final plans for the car Paul? Any forced induction? You could go for an external Bosch 044 pump. They run around 650bhp worth of flow.

BSM
13-12-2009, 14:08
I know a man ;) that knows the people at ATL (in MK) if you need stuff for your tank?

PaulM
13-12-2009, 21:27
Hi Si,
I just need a bit of baffle foam about 50 x 20 x 20 cm, is that possibe ?

PaulM
13-12-2009, 21:29
Johnny for this year, its going to be standard N/A, then who knows, there is just space for twin turbo, but I'd quite ike to supercharge it, with the SC mounted in the V with throttle bodies

biteme
13-12-2009, 21:36
I'd get the Bosch pump in there now then mate, save any future aggrevation!

PaulM
13-12-2009, 21:41
Good point actually, I'd guess the audi pump wont be much above the 400bhp mark

Paul Woods
17-12-2009, 09:02
hey paul i stumbled across these on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-V8-IF-I-HAD-TO-EXPLAIN-BUMPER-STICKER_W0QQitemZ360207090921QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK _CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item53de0404e 9

I think under the engine lid is the place for these! :)

PaulM
17-12-2009, 09:10
Ha just bought two ! Top spot young man!

Aware
17-12-2009, 12:33
LOL at you both...beautiful(and extremely apt), those are, lol!

:)

Paul Woods
17-12-2009, 18:09
Buying one myself now, i did have a chuckle at that this morning, genius sticker!

BSM
18-12-2009, 08:20
Hi Si,
I just need a bit of baffle foam about 50 x 20 x 20 cm, is that possibe ?

I shall have a word mate, on the front of the throttle bodies.....i happen to have two sets of CBR600RR injection throttle bodies??!!?? pm me if you're interested.

Si

Paul Woods
07-01-2010, 20:07
Paul did your sticker arrive? still waiting on mine.

PaulM
16-01-2010, 23:07
Woohoo, got me inet up and running again its been down since the 23rd of Dec, a complete pain in the arse ! to say the least.

PaulM
16-01-2010, 23:08
Just got mine this week Paul, two days after I sent him an email asking where they were.

PaulM
17-01-2010, 21:51
profile of the fuel tank

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/01/206.jpg

Then with the side welded on, this is about 60 litres in size, so should have reasonable range when cruising, but not too heavy for balance

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/01/207.jpg


and finally finshed this

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/01/208.jpg

with the RS6 clutch and pressure plate, which has the higher clamping pressure

Gary Symons
17-01-2010, 21:54
Nice :thumbsup:

snowtigger
17-01-2010, 22:57
Pass me the Tb drool bucket someone i that is a beauty bit of machining there has it got enough clamping friction without any steel inserts for the face of the flywheel?

PaulM
17-01-2010, 23:38
Its a full steel flywheel, En8 none of that funny aluminium stuff for me ! .......well not until I need it for somewhere else then it'll be slapped on all over the place :)

hmmmmm
18-01-2010, 04:36
Lovely bit of kit! Isnt the fuel tank going to be a problem with mot?

Paul Woods
18-01-2010, 07:57
Love the fuel tank paul, are you going to have the filler on the outside of the bodywork or under the bonnet?

(my sticker turned up a few days ago after 4 or 5 emails... ebay ay!)

PaulM
18-01-2010, 11:41
At the moment the filler will sit on the inside, however, if I can find a nice place for it to sit it'll go on the outside porker style.
i might even put a whole through the bonnet and fit a flush filler if I can find space that flat enough

PaulM
18-01-2010, 11:43
No shouldnt be , never han any problems with tanks on my kit cars and some of those were tied down with metal banding and bicycle inner tube ! :)


Lovely bit of kit! Isnt the fuel tank going to be a problem with mot?

PaulM
15-02-2010, 14:19
Just a quick update to say, I'm onto final the final wiring, lining the DTA ecu to the MR2 ECU and sharing the inputs and outputs to make sure everyting runs together, boring , no exciting pics but pretty essential.

I have picked up a piece of poly-carb though, so I'm going to make a window to view into the engine bay from the top, when I get chance !

Desperately trying to get it all done before bambino No.1 turns up in about 6 weeks time

biteme
15-02-2010, 14:24
This is great news mate - the home stretch!
You got anyone in mind to do the mapping? Having a go yourself? This HAS to go into MR2 Only Magazine

PaulM
15-02-2010, 15:25
Probably a local guy to get it safe Johnny and then go from there.
Its nice to see it starting and running on the key rather than bare wires etc

biteme
15-02-2010, 15:28
Probably a local guy to get it safe Johnny and then go from there.
Its nice to see it starting and running on the key rather than bare wires etc

Sweet - only reason I ask is that Ryan is around 45-50 miles from you :thumbsup:

Gary Symons
15-02-2010, 23:25
I really want to see (and hear :twisted:) this one go down the strip.

PaulM
22-02-2010, 22:03
Just a little update:

The ECu is back with DTA as a coil output seems to be playing up, it should look like this:

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/02/144.jpg

but is actually doing this:

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/02/145.jpg

Should have it back by the end of the week I would hope so not too much bother, I can honestly say the tech there support is very good.

So I've spent a bit of time putting some wiring up to the dash area, this is my little switch pod which will be labeled ( once the wife buys some more label tape ) R, W, T , L ,C

R for race, when pushed it brings on a second map and settings that I'll be set for the strip/ track.

W is the wet setting for the traction control, if not selected then its dry.

T is traction control on or off, along with a potentiometer to allow for adjustment of the amount of slip.

L is for Launch when pressed it invokes launch mode, stop at the line , clutch in, press the button, right foot flat to the floor, system will set the revs to the desired limit, (potentiometer adjustable), drop the clutch, the system then uses advance and retard etc to limit slip, maintain the desired rpm until a pre-set rpm is reached.

C is to activate the log capture, which is a selectable range of all the inputs and outputs on the ECU, good for analysis on lots of levels.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/02/146.jpg

biteme
22-02-2010, 22:09
That is very, very tasty!

loadswine
22-02-2010, 23:29
Skill!

Keyan-K
22-03-2010, 23:54
Any news on this project? btw how does the v8 sound with the ferrari exhaust?

hmmmmm
23-03-2010, 11:47
Adjustable TC on a mk1 V8 is probably a must :) You should definitely get some vids of this stuff in action, cant wait to see how it performs!

( When is the baby due?)

PaulM
23-03-2010, 17:21
All going well, not done too much due to not having the ecu, but I got it back last week, but this bundle arrived which is now starting to seriously take up my time !

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f228/Subarupaul/P1000941.jpg

Apparently looking grumpy due to the time I might spend in the Garage :D

PaulM
23-03-2010, 17:25
Any news on this project? btw how does the v8 sound with the ferrari exhaust?

Terrifying !, still frightens me when it fires up its scary at idle, never mind with some rpm's

I'll do afresh video for the weekend

snowtigger
23-03-2010, 18:48
Wait till they get walking and talking mate, the terrible twos and the favourite word"why" "becaus" "but why dad", and my other fav "I really really really need a weeee" just after you've locked up the house got in the car and just put the keys in the ignition.

Oh wait till your other half says "that sports car is not really practical now we have the baby isn't it?" you've got to love that end bit.

Rowdan
23-03-2010, 19:03
Congratulations on the new arrival. Enjoy fatherhood, the car will still be there when you get some spare time...like when the toxic nappy needs changing ;)

PaulM
23-03-2010, 19:16
I guess I should say she's Charlotte, 7lb 3oz and doing well !

hmmmmm
23-03-2010, 19:32
Terrifying !, still frightens me when it fires up its scary at idle, never mind with some rpm's

Are you talking about the car or the baby :poke2:

:tounge: Congrats mate!

Gary Symons
23-03-2010, 19:41
Many congratulations Paul :thumbsup:

PaulM
23-03-2010, 20:55
Thanks to all for your kind words

PaulM
23-03-2010, 20:55
Are you talking about the car or the baby :poke2:

:tounge: Congrats mate!

I'll leave you to work that one out ;)

Torero
23-03-2010, 21:03
Congratulations Paul. Little Charlotte looks beautiful. You must both be very proud.

SlipSlide
23-03-2010, 22:38
Congratulations from my clan to yours.

loadswine
23-03-2010, 22:58
Congrats from me as well Paul. :thumbsup:

dgh938peg
23-03-2010, 23:23
Congrats Paul - She's a gorgeous littl'un!! :)

Hope baby and mum are all well mate! Wait till the sleepless nights start , then teething, then the missus moaning about cracked nipples, 4am nappy changes.

Done it twice now girl & boy and can't wait to try for the third!!

Keyan-K
25-03-2010, 09:34
Congrats Paul she looks cute!!!:D

snowtigger
25-03-2010, 10:42
Congradulations on the car the babys not bad either just jokeing mate, she looks gorgeous proper beauty baby competion winner you both must be well chuffed, all the best for the future.

Diesel Meister
25-03-2010, 19:10
Now you can legitmately pronounce "Who's your Daddy?!" as you pull up in the V8:thumbsup:

Two projects - you've got stamina sir. Best wishes for a podium finish with both.

biteme
02-04-2010, 11:46
Just seen this - belated congratulations Mr M!

PaulM
02-04-2010, 16:40
Cheers JG

PaulM
05-04-2010, 19:33
First time in the garage for over three weeks, but got some more done.

Finished the gear linkage, which is based on a Mk2 linkage, with some tweaks to make it work on the audi box with the Mk3 shifter
http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/04/29.jpg

Fitted the extra bracing for the suspension and made it into the battery tray with some refelctive ali to protect the battery a bit.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/04/30.jpg

Fitted my horseshoe bracket to hold the gearbox...looks a bit a bit untidy in the photo but I think thats the shadow of the flash and tidy'd up the exhausts and refitted them ....hopefully for the last time !

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/04/31.jpg

OlberJ
06-04-2010, 10:47
Woohoo, progress at last! Can't wait to see this thing on the road.

adamh
09-04-2010, 17:21
nice work, i think the shadow is not important :)

PaulM
10-04-2010, 09:43
nice work, i think the shadow is not important :)

Depends how much it weighs ;)

PaulM
03-05-2010, 20:03
Not much of an update, except to say I've had a breast plate machind to strengthen the bottom of the floorpan, this is going to be welded up into a full florpan brace, but the center section looks like this.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/05/10.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/05/11.jpg

I've also found a small pinhole in the top of my tank that I'd made, so thats got to be taken out, dried out and re-sealed, which is a bit of pain, but rather find out now then later.
Most of the wiring is done now, the engine starts on the ignition key, along with fuel pump etc, just need to finish connecting the toyota ecu to the dta and then to the dashboard, which I'm doing piece by piece.

dgh938peg
03-05-2010, 21:18
Gotta love waterjet eh!!! - looks fantastic!

PaulM
03-05-2010, 22:33
Its a superb piece of kit, about the size of a garage and can do up to 20mm steel either with water or plasma, does from anything to cutting gaskets, copper or normal up to steel plates for ships !

Jiff Lemon
04-05-2010, 00:14
You'd better make sure your PM box is emptied, cos I'm betting you're going to be getting a lot of MK3 owners asking "how much for one of those?". Cracking work - Was it somewhere local?

PaulM
04-05-2010, 10:04
Sort of Jiff, the father in law ! but he's down in Southampton

dgh938peg
04-05-2010, 10:08
Our parent company in USA has one but i have access to a 4.5kW laser and also waterjet too. On the laser we can cut up to 25mm mild steel, 12mm stainless & 4mm aluminium. With the water we've done 60mm stainless (as a rough cut then needed machning), 75mm mild steel and 40mm aluminium :)

PaulM
23-05-2010, 17:36
Due to bambino, not got a lot done although I have started the floorpan bracing in 6082 aluminium

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/05/130.jpg
I'm quite chuffed with my Ali welds, although its taking time to get the speed and penetration right ( please leave all the jokes at the door)

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/05/131.jpg

Paul Woods
23-05-2010, 17:59
Lovely welds there Paul, i like that brace a lot.

Goldy
23-05-2010, 22:17
Aye they're lovely and neat, its tough welding ally! The brace looks really good :)

snowtigger
23-05-2010, 22:28
Lovely welds nice even penetration I like a deep pentration weld but I am a sucker for some thing shiny.

PaulM
31-05-2010, 20:24
Nearly finished it this weekend

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/05/212.jpg

hmmmmm
31-05-2010, 21:46
Forget about the car, get that on the wall, pure art !

Paul Woods
01-06-2010, 07:03
Looking awesome Paul :thumbsup:

PaulM
05-06-2010, 12:41
Cheers fella's

Got it finished and fitted today, now back to the wiring !

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/06/5.jpg

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/06/6.jpg

BSM
05-06-2010, 13:27
Holy alloy welding Batman thats awesome....

PaulM
20-06-2010, 21:18
Got the front end finished today and tidied up, so its nice to see sections of the car being completed.

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2010/06/72.jpg

adamh
20-06-2010, 22:11
not much room in there!, was anything inside the frunk before?

PaulM
21-06-2010, 09:21
Just the spare wheel....now replaced by a can of foam and an RAC card :icon_wink:

By my rough calcs, that should hold about 68 litres which is good for range, the downside is, that the grip levels may change from a full tank to empty tank, however with the power and torque, oversteer is only a big toe away :)