Rowans GPX Turbo Build

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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by silverGPX » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:01 am

Wow, that's evo 7 money.

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Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:05 am

It's a hell of a lot, and that's not including what he already forked out on turbos and up/down pipes etc before blowing it up (forcing his hand with the rebuild).
Due to the power target and mods he's also going to have to (or been strongly advised) switch from an emanage blue to a Haltech which will be another couple of K.

Modest power increase for a lot less cash (supercharger/small turbo on stock engine) wins the day for me, but it's not my build and I have to give him credit for seeing this through and trying to get what he can out of it.

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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by Sahin » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:45 am

More money than sense lol all that crazy power through the front wheels will be insane

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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by bjk » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:54 pm

I'm curious to see how close the final figure will be to fto007, because it's a lot less money than he spent (even though it's lots for an FTO).
silverGPX wrote:Wow, that's evo 7 money.
Not everything is relative to the value of Evos :lol:
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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:26 pm

bjk wrote:I'm curious to see how close the final figure will be to fto007, because it's a lot less money than he spent (even though it's lots for an FTO).
silverGPX wrote:Wow, that's evo 7 money.
Not everything is relative to the value of Evos :lol:
Remind me, what was his figure?

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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by bjk » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:24 pm

Rob Furniss wrote:
bjk wrote:I'm curious to see how close the final figure will be to fto007, because it's a lot less money than he spent (even though it's lots for an FTO).
silverGPX wrote:Wow, that's evo 7 money.
Not everything is relative to the value of Evos :lol:
Remind me, what was his figure?
Apparently north of $100k, though I forget what portion of that was spent exclusively on engine work.

nvm, found the carsales ad, it was over $50k. Similar shopping list though. https://carsales.mobi/cars/details/1998 ... AD-2543917
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Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Wow that's a list and a half.

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Post by Rob Furniss » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:51 pm

Engine going in, slowly.
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Anyone know about the flywheel washer plate thing? we're doing a manual conversion at the same time and fitting a Fidanza flywheel, I presume we need to fit this plate between the flywheel and flywheel bolts?

Vernier cam gears, i'm not touching those.
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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by Rob Furniss » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:55 pm

Engine is in, also new lightweight flywheel, clutch and manual gearbox.
Still lots to put back though, it's far from finished.

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Getting there though!
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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by Rob Furniss » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:48 pm

Update on this - car started but was leaking exhaust gases in the engine (and fuel as it was over-fuelling massively) out of the back of the Turbo, not RPW's fault as they didn't do any Turbo / exhaust work on the car a local guy did that and the flange that he welded onto the exhaust exit pipe was shockingly bad.
And also since he converted it to manual after the exhaust work for the turbo was done we found that the gear selector cables didn't really want to fit.
Anyway we've moved from Broome back to Perth and transported the car down and have it in my garage, been working on re-routing the exhaust feed to the turbo to move the turbo from where it was as quite frankly it was a real fire hazard (plus gear selector issue, they were touching).

He's also now moved onto a different turbo and gone down a size - not sure exactly what it is but it's a precision turbo from the US and is a little smaller, it's rated for about 600 hp I think he said, not that it means much to me. (Precision 6169)

Almost finished the pipework welding feeding the turbo and then we're onto the exit which just needs a bit of work too, and then we have some wires to move. My Dad is over on hols so he's been doing the welding and other stuff (77 years young) so we have 3 generations working on this car.


We think the over-fuelling was due to old fuel that had been sat in the tank for 8 or 9 months and most likely absorbed a lot of water (humid up in Broome) as when we drained it and put fresh fuel in it was a lot better, and no more white smoke out the exhaust too.
Thing is so much has changed on the engine that it's hard to say / was hard to diagnose as it's lower compression plus different cams and vernier cam gears, slight head work too but fingers crossed this was the issue.


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