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Farlig

194 posts

38 months

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Sunday 12th August 2012 quote quote all
Kghaas said:
Mick & Farlig: you guys have too much money. Titanium rear axle.....
No, no... Just the one car to spend it on biggrin

mickrick

3,022 posts

59 months

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Sunday 12th August 2012 quote quote all
Kghaas said:
Mick & Farlig: you guys have too much money. Titanium rear axle.....
No, no... a De-dion tube, and well, maybe a propshaft.... and er.... biggrin
I've een building the thing since 2007 because I don't have too much money!

Farlig

194 posts

38 months

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Wednesday 15th August 2012 quote quote all
Kghaas said:
Twincam is oldschool. I want power! Please get some sound/vid so I can evaluate biggrin
Hi Knut,
Here you go sorry it took some time & really sorry about the quality - it's just a quick one handed shoot with the iPhone... I tried going up & down a bit with a bit of overrun but it's hard to hear the exhaust burbling due to the wind & it's a reasonable quiet Raceco...Still, bit of nice induction roar wink
The Jenvy's are on K&N filters & there's a Raceline exhaust manifold otherwise the engine is completely standard.

Unfortunately this vid reveals how terrible my gearbox ratios are - must get a new one from SPC!!!
You've got a pretty nice set of ratios - do you know what box you have?

ETA - Here's another one, again apologies for quality - I have run you tube image stabilisation so they're as good as they'll get ;-)


Edited by Farlig on Thursday 16th August 17:06

mickrick

3,022 posts

59 months

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Thursday 16th August 2012 quote quote all
A bit off topic, as we're talking Xflow and Zetec, but as we're talking engine sounds, how about a Millington Diamond ? smile
Old School is Cool! cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sP8R-xAb28

Farlig

194 posts

38 months

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Thursday 16th August 2012 quote quote all
Brilliant!!!

Would you believe the previous owner of my car removed & sold a BDR lump in favour of the Zetec banghead

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Kghaas

Original Poster:

150 posts

37 months

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Thursday 16th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for the Zetec sound smile sounds alright to me, but not too many bangs on liftoff. Power seems good though..

BDR is just too much money for me, but the Colin video was great!

Farlig

194 posts

38 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
There are plenty of pops & bangs it's just they're very well muffled by the Raceco - I get long flames shooting out too which I catch in the reflection off the inside of the windscreen biggrin

Agree, a BDR is way too much money hence I'm very disappointed it was removed for a Zetec... Having said that, I gather the Zetec is a great lump, virtually bulletproof and very easily (and cheaply) tuneable to 200/220hp, which for a BDR would be pop star wages... Still, it would have been in better keeping with the age of the car - I agree with Mick: Oldskool is great!

one eyed mick

861 posts

47 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
Not to be taken too seriosly but real old school would be 1 1172 sidevalve Ford and 3speed box or2 848 cc "a"series and 4 speed box !!!!!

Farlig

194 posts

38 months

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Friday 17th August 2012 quote quote all
one eyed mick said:
Not to be taken too seriosly but real old school would be 1 1172 sidevalve Ford and 3speed box or2 848 cc "a"series and 4 speed box !!!!!
Arf! That's taking it a bit far!!

Actually as mine as a '68 S3, I guess the original engine would have been a crossflow, now that I could live with if well breathed on, there's something really nice about a well tuned cammy 8-valve ;-)

mickrick

3,022 posts

59 months

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Saturday 18th August 2012 quote quote all
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4117898.htmcool
But it probably needs a rebuild, and you could get a 250+ hp Cosworth Duratec 2.3 crate engine, brand new for that money.

Or this for a lot less...

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/4093768.htm

Edited by mickrick on Saturday 18th August 14:48

Farlig

194 posts

38 months

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Saturday 18th August 2012 quote quote all
Nah... Zorsts are on the wrong side for me tongue out

Because I like to actually use the car & I drive it fairly hard, and because it's not totally original in other respects, unless I come across a twink for chips money, I'm just gonna stick with the zetec... Need to sort out my axle, gear box, then I'll work on engine tuning... Nice little Raceline 220 setup will be fine for me I think wink

Kghaas

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150 posts

37 months

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Sunday 19th August 2012 quote quote all
Ok, some updates on the car:

My side windows were quite badly worn. You could hardly see through them when it got a bit misty, so I figured out that I would by new ones. But being the cheap bd that I am I thought I could just buff it out. I relay like Scholl Concept products, an gave it a about 10min with some help from my youngest son.

Here I have done a test with both the Scholl 3Gold, and the Scholl 17. I went for the 17 compound but either works. As you can see the windows were horrible, and you can the effect of the compound. The screens looks almost like new!


Work crew:


After:
Not that easy to see, but they look amazing compared the the before state.

Kghaas

Original Poster:

150 posts

37 months

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Sunday 19th August 2012 quote quote all
I also tried a product called Plasti Dip. I have never tried it before, but it has been around for some time. It is a rubber paint which you can spray onto the car. If you dont like it, you just peel it off like a sticker. Briliant stuff. I tried it on the wings, nosecone and rear fenders. Looks ok, but it was difficult to get the lines straight without peeling off the paint. Apparently i was not quick enough at some areas to get a perfect line. Anyway, this is how it look now.





Kghaas

Original Poster:

150 posts

37 months

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Thursday 13th September 2012 quote quote all
Went to a track day today, just to get a fell for what I need to do over the winter.
First I was stopped in scruiteny for having 102db. After some negotiation I ended up at 99 and was let out on the track.

I had a friend with me, which has never driven on track before so the car was a bit heavy but it works! In the twisty bits it is realy good. Managed to keep up with all the other cars. On the straights it is just too low geared. This was on original tyres, about 15 years old! Original bushings in the front and standard xflow engine.

Based on this experience the winters plan wil be:
Bolted cage
Zetec with 150+bhp
Type 9
Shocks
bushings


Stay tuned

framerateuk

1,516 posts

70 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
Kghaas, I've just read the thread and I'm very impressed! The car looks great! Nice to see someone spending so much time and effort on an S4.

mickrick

3,022 posts

59 months

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Friday 14th September 2012 quote quote all
The cage will stiffen her up quite a bit wink

Kghaas

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150 posts

37 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Looks like the plan for the winter might change. Might be going Duratec with ITB's. Stay tuned.

I have read that several people with Series 4 cars have a leak form the petrol filler cap. I also had a leak until I took PL400 all around the top. Works perfect even on track!


I have also read that the windscreen is like a brick at high speeds, So I have made a smaller one from acryl. Total cost £20 and 30 min labour. Might go for a brooklands design at a later stage.



Kghaas

Original Poster:

150 posts

37 months

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Wednesday 31st October 2012 quote quote all
Getting parts for the winterproject together....

2.0 Duratec
Duratec to T9 Bellhousing, DIY sump,++
GSXR throttlebodies

Edited by Kghaas on Wednesday 31st October 14:06

Comadis

1,618 posts

109 months

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Saturday 5th January 2013 quote quote all
Kghaas said:
Looks like the plan for the winter might change. Might be going Duratec with ITB's. Stay tuned.

I have read that several people with Series 4 cars have a leak form the petrol filler cap. I also had a leak until I took PL400 all around the top. Works perfect even on track!


I have also read that the windscreen is like a brick at high speeds, So I have made a smaller one from acryl. Total cost £20 and 30 min labour. Might go for a brooklands design at a later stage.


boah...what a bodge!!! and those cycle wings....they look horrible on a S4....anyway, as this car will suffer from further modifiations and "abuse" in the future i think its no worth anymore to regret the transformation from a original unmolested S4 to "something"

Kghaas

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150 posts

37 months

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Saturday 5th January 2013 quote quote all
Comadis said:
boah...what a bodge!!! and those cycle wings....they look horrible on a S4....anyway, as this car will suffer from further modifiations and "abuse" in the future i think its no worth anymore to regret the transformation from a original unmolested S4 to "something"
I don't necessarily disagree with you, but I never planned for this to be a concurs project. I find it more fun to try things and be creative. Sometimes I do quality work, sometimes I emphasis speed. For me to be able to do this car I have to work fast, hence some quick fixes. The main thing for me though, is that it works.

As far as the cycle wings, the opinion differ. Some like it, some don't. You apparently don't. If you look at function, clamshells are better at protecting occupants and rear wings from stone chips. Cycle wings on the other hand are way lighter and more fun to watch while driving, since you can see the movement of the wheel/wing.

As for further modifications that is what MY car hobby is all about: I like to try new things and continuously modify and change. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. Some like to polish and detail their cars, others again like to keep it 110% original. I can appreciate that, but it is not what MY car hobby is about.

This winters I will swap the engine. Why? Because I find it fun to do the job, and learn new stuff. This time it will be Megasquirt and TunerStudio which is the "new" thing for me.
And I'll guess I will find a 560kg car with 200bhp more fun than a 580kg car with 100(old)BHP, but that is just speculation.....

Here are a few other modified S4s taken of the net. I guess I am not the only one modifying these cars...
PS: If you own these pics and want me to remove them please PM me














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