My Project

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MAD SAPPHIRE
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:35

Currently the car is stripped again. i will post pics tomorrow.

Enjoy :D
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colin davids
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Re: My Project

Post by colin davids » Fri 19 Apr 2013, 16:50

A sapphire always looks sweet in black and your paint job looks super smooth.You are clearly not afraid of hard work. That's an interesting choice of engine as it's not usually the first choice for a conversion but with a t5 gearbox as standard and the option of serious horsepower when turbocharged it actually makes a lot of sense. I see that you have a big brake conversion on the front. Could you tell me where you sourced the discs and calipers? I want to do a similar setup on my xr8.

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Colin
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 10:12

Hi Colin, black is beautiful but only for the first 5 mins after it's washed and polished. After that the dust etc. just rushes to cling to it. :x
Turbo charging is the reason why the car is stripped again. You have a good nose my friend. :lol:
My brake conversion (calipers and discs) front and rear is from a Focus ST.
The car came standard with ABS but i had issues with it. I turfed everything and fitted a normal brake booster and master cylinder courtesy Focus ST as well.

Pic of booster and master cylinder
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 10:20

Further update. Please excuse quality of pics.

Stripped and engine coming out
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Bought this engine. It's the Territory ST Turbo (245KW , 480NM).
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Re: My Project

Post by C-Body Barge » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 10:23

Well done, that's a good looking Saphire, and way cool choice for an engine :D
Hot rodders recycle, where's those prius' going when the greenies have a new fad.

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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 10:33

Stripped all the parts i won't be using from the turbo motor, cleaned it up and prepped it for fitting.
Couple of things had to be changed and some special goodies had to be made.
Stock T5 was turfed as well
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Bought a Tremec TKO 500. I had to have an adapter made to mate the Tremec to the Falcon bellhousing. Also clutch kit was made up courtesy of LUK Repco SA.
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I was told the clutch kit is good for +800NM. Only time will tell :?
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All happy fitted together. :D
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 10:42

Cut a big fat hole in my dash to house gauges. Something different to using the locations other guys used.
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Fitted the base
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Then cluster
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Also too my speedo cluster apart and did this. Not too sure if i'm keeping this.
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View from driver seat. Cluster sits flush. I was busy sorting the wiring so not clipped in properly.
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 10:51

Down pipe from turbo will be 100mm then reduced to 76mm.
Stainless steel throughout.
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Replaced the standard throttle body
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3 level boost controller
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Knock link
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Will post further updates shortly.

Enjoy :)
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Re: My Project

Post by colin davids » Sat 20 Apr 2013, 14:27

MAD SAPPHIRE wrote:Hi Colin, black is beautiful but only for the first 5 mins after it's washed and polished. After that the dust etc. just rushes to cling to it. :x
Turbo charging is the reason why the car is stripped again. You have a good nose my friend. :lol:
My brake conversion (calipers and discs) front and rear is from a Focus ST.
The car came standard with ABS but i had issues with it. I turfed everything and fitted a normal brake booster and master cylinder courtesy Focus ST as well.

Pic of booster and master cylinder
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Thanks for the info on the brake upgrade.Will definitely look into it.I assume you had to make up a caliper bracket and a spigot to fit the disc onto the sierra hub after drilling it to the 108 pcd.I've seen those territory st's do 14 second quarter mile runs even though they weigh about two tons so i reckon you are going to see a lot of surprised challengers on the road.It will be interesting to see your car up against a good v8 sierra/sapphire.

Cheers
Colin
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FORD CORTINA 3.0 S W/CHEVY V8
BMW E30 W/ FORD 347 STROKER
1970 MUSTANG MACH 1 MANUAL W/4V CLEVELAND
SUZUKI GSXR 1000
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Mon 22 Apr 2013, 13:10

C-Body Barge wrote:Well done, that's a good looking Saphire, and way cool choice for an engine :D
Thank you C-Body! I got tired of seeing V8's under the bonnets of these cars :mrgreen:
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