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Old 12-11-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Vtr turbos car blog

For any of you that might be interested hes my car blog

I bought the silver ax in september 2001 after i ran my 1st GT in to the ground, it was a standard 1991 GT that i payed 642 for.
first things that went on were the full janspeed exhaust with manifold, K&N and laguna slitter that i took off the black AX

Being on an apprentiship and having no funds the car was filled with ICE and kept as it was for a while, the next thing was 60mm AVO front springs and 2 notches on the back.

Then it received some Cobra sidewinders and a Momo steering wheel from a mates smashed up nova and some secondhand Compomotive MO's


In late 2002 it received a complete engine rebuild

and was due to be sold in early 2003 to make way for a MK1 golf.
While attending Donny '03 we noticed no ax at all and decided to keep the ax and build it in to the second Tweeqd automotive demo car.
We had a late AX gti that we had bought to sell on but the body was crap so swapped over the engine and injection system and 4 studd suspension, then used some of the body pannels and sent mine 1st to 'cool louvers' then to a friends bodyshop


after 2 weeks it was ready to pick up, fully painted in a custom citroen grey with blue pearl mix, flushed tailgate, smooted boy kit and bumpers, de-locked and the bonnet bad boyd.

While it was at the body shop we managed to get hold of a low millage VTR engine and planned to fit it in the ax and supercharge it.
once the car was back we swapped over the engine keept the janspeed and fitted a piper 270R cam, the car was then mapped on a daztec at 119bhp and 165lbs/ft.

The cage was fitted, the back stripped out and an 1.4 XSI box fitted with Quaiffe diff, it stayed like that for a while.

In summer 2004 i was saving for a supercharger, a work college was rebuilding his Escort RS turbo engine and we joked about putting a turbo on mine.
We messed about putting his old intercooler on and a T2 turbo he had and thought wed give it a go making it work, the standard manifold was adapted and we made up a down pipe out of old exhaust bits.

once that was on we searched for a rad that would fit in the space left at the front and made up boost and cooland hoses to fit, also fitting a Mocal 13 row oil cooler and remote oil filter as the turbo now sat where the oil filter did.

the car was put back together and mapped with the daztec at 7psi making 152bhp and 202lbs/ft on standard compression, i fitted some new wheels i managed to get cheap and drove it for about 6 months

after a few months i was getting used to the power and wanted more, the car was taken back in to the workshop and the engine taken out so we could work on it.
The PMC shocks were taken off and sold to a RR member and Selix shortened shocks were fitted with uprated bumpstops
The insde was changed with new Cobra monaco seats, Willans 4 point harness, various dials and the carpet and sound deadening all removed


The engine was fully rebuilt receiving an ACC polished, ported and de-stressed haed, dynamicly balanced bottomend, Omega low comp forged pistons with brand new VTS rods that had been shot peened,

Ferriday 2mm copper spacer plate, 306gti6 injectors, Kent vernia pully and piper uprated valve springs. The turbo was sent away to be machined to T25 inlet and T2 exhaust so it could flow 1 bar and still not have any lag, it also had a custom Pro alloy header tank made from scratch.

As we were showing what the company could do we also got the boost pipe, cam cover and heat sheild chromed.
With the power being uped we decided to uprate the brakes to GTI6 front calipers, these were fitted with brembo discs and pads.

With the new brakes on the wheels would not fit over them so we had to order new wheels, the wheels i wanted were a 6 week wait from japan so i asked demon tweeks what dark wheels with a chrome lip they could send me in time for FCS and the only ones were the TSW's it as now
once the enigne was run in it went to Janspeed to have the new exhaust made, its stainless steel 2.5 inch from the turbo back

it was only once the new exhaust was fitted that i noticed that it was missfireing due to a broken piston ring on no 4, omega only accept cheque for non account customers so we had to wait a week for the new rings, the engine was stripped down and we waited for them.
We were planning on showing it at FCS '05 for the first time but that was on sunday and by wednesday before we still had no rings and it hadnt been remapped, at midday thursday the rings arrived so i put the engine back together getting it running at 5pm, it was booked in to be mapped 9am friday so i drove down to brighton then up to oxford then round the M25 to run it in, i did 945 miles at 3000RPM doing 60mph and got home in the early hours.
Friday morning it went to Andover to be mapped but while on the rollers the fuel pump would not flow enough fuel for 1 bar so it was mapped at 10psi so we could get it to FCS.

After FCS we orderd a Sytec 300bhp fuel pump and took it back to be mapped, it made 154bhp and 186lbs/ft@wheels running 13psi.
The xsi box was killing it so that was swapped for a VTR box, we also fitted Aquamist water injection then took it to USC '05.
At the pod but on its 1st ever run i got a 13.927@98mph, then the water inj wouldnt work but still got 3 14 sec dead passes.


http://www.ryanmt.com/axoc/VTR%20Turbo/13.9.mpg
In NOV 05 it was featured in PGTI and was invited to attend there annual thrash, the weather was poor on the day and i could only manage a 15.78 1/4 and 126mph top speed in the wet.

The car was also nominated in the car of the year compertition and got 2nd place out of the top 20 of the year.
The car was garraged over the winter then returned to the road for FCS '06 where it got 11 place out of over 200 cars on the 1/4 mile, the car has been used all through the summer with only a clutch letting go, this was replaced with a helix paddle and the car was taken to Coombe in late '06.
Its now off the road being rebuilt for FCS 2007, with alot of new parts coming
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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119bhp and 165lbs/ft.

With a cam?

I think not.. unless it was s/c also... but i dont see one in the pic...

118lb ft maybe.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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thats the results from the rollers but we think the 1.4 box was affecting the figures
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:57 PM   #5
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Much the same way as my car only managed 68.9Bhp ATW 68lb/ft ATWwith the VTR box I have on possibly?
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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sweet as mate , what a cool AX

id love a turbo in my rallye....
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #7
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Some off the new parts for '07 are
Custom made Pro alloy Front mount intercooler and Rad



BE gearbox


Custom ground Cat cam


Polished S1 inlet


150bhp Wizrad of nos direct port nos with maximiser


Also making a 4 branch manifold for the new T3/T34 turbo running 30psi and eventually Anti Lag, swapping the Daztec for DTA with lambda and knock control, fitting 403cc injectors on a custom alloy fuel rail.
Then the shell is being seem welded and the cage being welded in, with the cage possibly powder coated white, Perspex windows, dash removed with custom dial binacle and maybe some new wheels.
Were trying to get as close to 300bhp as we can before we turn on the NOS
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:28 PM   #8
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Good work mate, i cant believe how bad that car looked in the beginning

I cant wait to get a passenger ride in this thing!!!!!
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:36 PM   #9
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you can have a drive but if you bend it you buy it
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:00 PM   #10
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I love the fact this is a work in progress and has developed over so many years and been stuck with. Too many people don't get the buzz from developing cars, they throw money at them getting someone else to do the work and learning nothing then sell them on when it doesn't work, but then I suppose without such people pro's would have little income to supplement development etc...

Fingers crossed I can get myself back into a situation where I can start messing with mechanicals again, I miss getting my hands dirty but have no tools nor a suitable work area.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:21 PM   #11
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cheers mate but there have been many times that ive wanted to stop and sell up but it ows me too much money now so might aswell do it properly
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:33 PM   #12
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I know all about cars owing money, at least you've been able to use yours while developing it... I have yet to drive my almost completed (for the last 2 years) escort, problem is I am now beyind the stage where I can do it myself, need valve seats re-doing and then engine set up with advance curve adjusted (dizzy), carb setup, and cam timing tweeked on a dyno.
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Old 03-12-2006, 09:38 PM   #13
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cool blog. cool car

that things gonna be mental with 400+bhp!!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #14
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looks great seen it at castle combe when i was last down. its come a long way and by the looks of things its onyl half way there! the 07 plans look amazing. well done
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Old 18-12-2006, 12:02 AM   #15
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Just been given this link by Aiden think you went to college with him or something !

Small world car looks awsome
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Old 18-12-2006, 10:09 AM   #16
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Old 19-12-2006, 04:11 PM   #17
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Just been given this link by Aiden think you went to college with him or something !

Small world car looks awsome
ask him if he remembers being in the back with all 3 seatbelts on and holding on to the rear grab handles while razzing round birmingham with the sterio going
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Old 19-12-2006, 04:22 PM   #18
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Mate shes looking great ! She was quick enough before, going to be mental now !
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Old 27-12-2006, 01:10 AM   #19
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super blog and mint car!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:37 PM   #20
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Martin - great history to the car and also brilliant 60 ft time on your run, that was the key to your best run without a doubt, that is very very good for fwd car especially with boost.

Do DP Engineering do one of their tubular manifolds for the 8 valve ?

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Awesome little car - the diy turbo conversion is really making my head spin
As I've got a wad of cash and people keep telling me to turbo the 1.4 LOL

But question for ya - on the thrown together quick turbo you made 152bhp
Then after forged pistons, loads of new parts and another remap you made 156bhp

Was it really worth all the new parts for an extra 4bhp??

Bic - yes they do make an equal length stainless tubular manifold for the tu 8v
Its about 400 I think with delivery
330 + delivery or something like that



http://www.dp-engineering.nl/EN/prod..._stainless.php

I've been trying to find out from people if I bought that manifold, got a custom down pipe made. Then bought second hand turbo/intercooler/piping etc.. just how much it would cost to turbo my 1.4

I didn't realise you could get away with mapping them on a dastek!!
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Awesome little car - the diy turbo conversion is really making my head spin
As I've got a wad of cash and people keep telling me to turbo the 1.4 LOL

But question for ya - on the thrown together quick turbo you made 152bhp
Then after forged pistons, loads of new parts and another remap you made 156bhp

Was it really worth all the new parts for an extra 4bhp??
Yes, for reliablilty, notice he says at 7psi they ripped it apart after 6months and it was purple and melting! lol
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But question for ya - on the thrown together quick turbo you made 152bhp
Then after forged pistons, loads of new parts and another remap you made 156bhp

Was it really worth all the new parts for an extra 4bhp??
the original figure was at very high compression and a 1.4xsi FD, the FD fucked up the power run(like running in 2nd or 3rd due to the lower gearing) so that figure is higher than it actually was. plus to be honest weve taken a few cars to the same mappers and im not sure hese got the best out of the cars.

when we put the pistons in we used a copper decomp plate and the comp is very low (a bit too low for the boost running) so that also affected the power figure, the thing about this whole build is that weve used it to learn alot about turboing the TU weve made mistakes and learned from them which is why i think we might have it right this time, we asked alot of french tuing companys when we 1 st ahd the idea and they all told us that we count get it to work so all along weve done it ourselfs because im a stuborn bastard and wanted to prove them wrong.

on cost i have no idea as we built the 1st exhaust from scrap bits and the hosing was new from samco (i can tell you that wasnt cheap), plus ive never payed for labour (only on the new custom janspeed system, that also wasnt cheap) i can tell you that over the past 4 years the engine ows me about 10k buts going in to its 5 incarnation now and lots of bits have been swapped untill we found the right balance


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and as baz says it would of lasted about another 500 miles if we had left it
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Fair play - it's an awesome bit of kit

I keep toying with the idea of turboing my quiky engine as it runs lower compression than a vtr as standard and I've been told they are a good base to start with
But suspect it may end up costing a fortune
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any compression can be got easily with a spacer plate, so you might as well start with 1600cc.
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any compression can be got easily with a spacer plate, so you might as well start with 1600cc.
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Finally took the AX to the workshop today to start on the 5th incarnation of the car :roll:


the car has been sat on my drive since the clutch went in october, i put in a new helix in september for Eurofest at combe so thought it was the release bearing that had gone, took the box off today to find this ad:

3 rivets to take 200 lbs/ft, looks like ill be oredering an AP lug drive

stripped out the bay to leave just the engine so i can start trying to get the box to fit
to this




Then took off the MA, now i can lift theses on my own no problem but lifting the BE in alone is not the easyest job in the world hock:



fitted the shafts in so now just the mount to make up and it all systems go :mrgreen:

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Hows the steering lock looking?
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Hows the steering lock looking?
same as normal, the box is a little bigger but sits just inside tha chassi leg
i was thinking of putting a 6 speed in in the future for testing but it wouldnt fit without cutting the chassis and id rather not do that, im going for Xsara vts internals in this though so in theroy it will it 172mph flat out
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so in theroy it will it 172mph flat out
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same as normal, the box is a little bigger but sits just inside tha chassi leg
i was thinking of putting a 6 speed in in the future for testing but it wouldnt fit without cutting the chassis and id rather not do that, im going for Xsara vts internals in this though so in theroy it will it 172mph flat out
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172mph, mentalist isnt the word!

martyn i would love the oportunity for a passenger ride in that car, nudge nudge , wink wink
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I recon with some custom engine mounts you could get a 6-speed in there you know, might put too much stress on the drive shafts mind. Worth thinking about....could be the 1st 200mph AX!!!
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the mounts are all custom anyway, were having to make them from scratch
ive done 135 in this car and that was scarey, i think 170 will be enough, thats if it doesnt fall apart as it goes over 150 lol

jason no problem mate, ill post up when it finished so pop down then
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what were the revs @ 135mph?
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what were the revs @ 135mph?
just over 7K

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the mounts are all custom anyway, were having to make them from scratch
ive done 135 in this car and that was scarey, i think 170 will be enough, thats if it doesnt fall apart as it goes over 150 lol

jason no problem mate, ill post up when it finished so pop down then
lol JASON ...SHOT GUN!
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right got the mount sorted today so the box is in as it should be
sorted the gearlinkage today and will finish that this week and pop over to pug for the clutch linkage bits, then its just the shafts to sort but will make a start on them this week aswell.
BE box in on mounts


thought id trial fit the cooler/rad today aswell, just need to make up the mounts for it then i can rip the engine out and start building the new one


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That front end is absolutely mean as hell!

Love it!
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hows the rebuild going?

any up date?
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i know its been slow but other work has stopped me and the head gasket has gone on the ZX so doing that aswell at the mo :roll:

parts are still pilling up


cheers to dyno for this one

just port matched it to my head

got the gearbox sorted now with the xsara vts internals and FD in the BE4 housing


and the hubs went for machening today so should have hem back and on the car by weekend then its going to a friend of ours to be welded, he restores DS model citroen for a living and his welding is second to none, while its at his its having the whole front of the car seam welded and the battery box and mount cut out with a new mount fabricated in and strenghning bars put on the front where ive cut to make room for the cooler and bracing from the subframes to the bulkhead as unlike VT saxos ax's never came with these.

while this is being dont the new engine is being built up ready to be dropped in when the shell returns

then its off to janspeed so they can change the flange on the downpipe to fit the new GT turbo
then its work on the rest of the car with new tyres, suspension, perspex windows, dash removal and painting the cage

at last ive actually started on it again lol
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not updated this for a long time so
fitted up the front end with the new lamps, we couldnt get the intercooler far enough forward with the standard light



have now sorted out some new suspension



got hold of a VTS axle but the tube is fucked so stripped down the GT one and have sent it away for sand blasting



the bottom end has been measured up and the head has been CC'd so make sure my hand porting and polishing is ok




and the shell has gone off to be seam welded



progress pics of the welding






also just bought a Tial 38mm external wastegate cheap from an SSC member who is now superchargeing his S1 rallye
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:12 PM   #43
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:45 PM   #44
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not updated in a while

got the front stripped out completly ready for prep and paint, sanded and primerd the bay and started removing the under seal from the wheel arches



also started cleaning and painting everything to go back in




also got the block back but thats tucked away till i get the internals

and have the custom lower mount for the BE


guess what wont be going back in


but most of this will be (apart from the bike)


picked up a 1.4 ax GTI engine so i can use the shell while i build the turbo lump up


also went and got the shaft cut down today


its not been welded yet as i want to check its the right length 1st


and the engine bay is now painted



just the back part of the cage to take out and ill paint the inside (need to find the paint code as the paint i have done the bay in is way to light for the inside :roll:

and made a start on the loom, only having wires in the car that it needs for MOT every thing else is being binned



i had a chat with mark at CR turbos last week about the turbo i want to use and he sent me up some empty casings so i can mock up where everything needs to go
looks like we mighthave a space problem hock:





its bigger than the one i had planned, i said to mark i wanted a GT2871 but possibly go to a GT 30 in the future so he said why not use a GT2876 as it has the same flange as a GT 30 and will be an easy upgrade whan the time comes, it wasnt untill i opened the box that i realised how big it is lol, the big problem we have now is that the rad and fan wont fit in the engine bay and it might be difficult getting the downpipe past the alternator, even with a GT2871 the rad wont fit so i might keep this turbo and work around it :twisted:



picked up soem new shoes for her aswell but still unsure on the colour
70% of me wants them in white


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Old 12-09-2008, 10:55 PM   #45
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nice choice of wheel , rl7's are good
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:06 PM   #46
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i like the rl7's prob have a set on mine eventually... may even look good on 205
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:41 PM   #47
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What a build! Keep up the amazing work
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Old 18-10-2008, 07:12 PM   #48
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went to get the gas for the welder and there computer was down so couldnt book it out :x

got the screen out though as there is a little bit of rust on the coloumn mount and need iot out to weld the cage supports in



got the cage and some of the inside painted




and the wheel arches stripped and re undersealed


also had to bugger about with the struts this week as i need ABS sensors for the traction control but once you fit BE shafts and hubs the MA ABS sensors dont line up so had to mount and make my own


got the AX gti ARB painted and some new drop links
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Old 22-10-2008, 10:51 PM   #49
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Looking good dude - you're making quick progress now! Probably be finished before me!
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Old 22-10-2008, 10:56 PM   #50
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what hubs are you using man? much work to get the be4r to fit?
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