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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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

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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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by Rob Furniss » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Wow that's a list and a half.

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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

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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Re: Rowans GPX Turbo Build

Post by bjk » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Getting there though!
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