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Old 20-06-2018, 11:08 AM   #196
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Had it running on a non turbo ecu but Iíve just realised the ecu I got with the engine with the kmaps tune already on it works, and still allows the immobiliser to cut the starter etc so a bit of a result considering I won the engine with turbo, all ancillaries, gearbox and mapped ecu on eBay for £200🤷🏻*♂️ Engine sounds pretty good as well



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Old 20-06-2018, 11:44 AM   #197
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Had it running on a non turbo ecu but Iíve just realised the ecu I got with the engine with the kmaps tune already on it works, and still allows the immobiliser to cut the starter etc so a bit of a result considering I won the engine with turbo, all ancillaries, gearbox and mapped ecu on eBay for £200🤷🏻*♂️ Engine sounds pretty good as well



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WOW! That was a bargain. Good to see this coming along. I assume that's a GT20 turbo then as fitted to the Rover 75.

What gearbox are you using, ratio set I mean. I think I'm going to get a S4 from a Freelander for mine as there could be a bit of lag so no use changing gear before full boost is achieved. Will be great on motorway too as at 3000rpm at 70 giving best mpg.
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Old 20-06-2018, 11:54 AM   #198
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WOW! That was a bargain. Good to see this coming along. I assume that's a GT20 turbo then as fitted to the Rover 75.



What gearbox are you using, ratio set I mean. I think I'm going to get a S4 from a Freelander for mine as there could be a bit of lag so no use changing gear before full boost is achieved. Will be great on motorway too as at 3000rpm at 70 giving best mpg.


Aye, just the standard turbo for now as Iím sure itíll be more than enough power to start with till I want more..

Iíve put the c6 box on it that I had on the vvc, not sure which ratios are in the box it came with, it was in a metro before, might need to open it up and see.

Are you still going ahead with Scorpion or are you putting the turbo in Phoenix?


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Old 20-06-2018, 02:43 PM   #199
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Wow!
I so want my to do that once I turn the key!
Awesome sound
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Old 20-06-2018, 03:50 PM   #200
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Are you still going ahead with Scorpion or are you putting the turbo in Phoenix?
Basically I got stupid offers for the shell and Mini it'self. So decided to ask around about getting the welding done. I have a retired mate who has offered to take it on in his spare time. I told him it's sat there for 6 months untouched so no rush. Once that's solid again, I'll carry on based on the "no rush" theory.

You probably don't know but we (wife and I) bought a house to rent last year which took all my money. That had a big factor in giving up. Now we are seeing an income, I feel better about it although no one does this to make money.

I decided a long time ago that Phoenix was built to use, not chase power. It's been great, especially seeing so many on here chasing numbers but then months or years down the line cannot actually drive it. I commute to work, go to club runs or go on track with it. I do very little in the way of preparation. Just drive it.
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Old 20-06-2018, 09:01 PM   #201
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Well done! great reading peoples projects in the final stages
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Old 21-06-2018, 12:18 AM   #202
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Going to be nice and snappy, close now!
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Old 21-06-2018, 10:41 AM   #203
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Basically I got stupid offers for the shell and Mini it'self. So decided to ask around about getting the welding done. I have a retired mate who has offered to take it on in his spare time. I told him it's sat there for 6 months untouched so no rush. Once that's solid again, I'll carry on based on the "no rush" theory.

You probably don't know but we (wife and I) bought a house to rent last year which took all my money. That had a big factor in giving up. Now we are seeing an income, I feel better about it although no one does this to make money.

I decided a long time ago that Phoenix was built to use, not chase power. It's been great, especially seeing so many on here chasing numbers but then months or years down the line cannot actually drive it. I commute to work, go to club runs or go on track with it. I do very little in the way of preparation. Just drive it.
Looking forward to seeing progress on scorpion, Iím also working based on the ďno rushĒ theory
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Old 21-06-2018, 10:43 AM   #204
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Well done! great reading peoples projects in the final stages
Thanks. Slowly getting there, just hard finding the time to do anything on it just now
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Old 21-06-2018, 10:44 AM   #205
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Going to be nice and snappy, close now!
Think youíll be finished yours before me at this rate, providing you donít squash yourself trying to jack it up
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Old 21-06-2018, 11:41 AM   #206
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You have 2 weeks ,lol probably turn into 2 months,
I'm glad you noticed , I blame the frame disighner,s not 1 frame has a proper mid jack up piont,
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Old 21-06-2018, 12:36 PM   #207
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Looking forward to seeing progress on scorpion, Iím also working based on the ďno rushĒ theory
I've been doing that since 2013! No progress on my own cars; the children Holly and @adamb keep blocking my garage with their cars!
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Old 21-06-2018, 01:09 PM   #208
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I've been doing that since 2013! No progress on my own cars; the children Holly and @adamb keep blocking my garage with their cars!
Mine has been sitting in the same corner at my work since 2010, my boss/dad moans at me about it taking up space on a daily basis
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Old 24-08-2018, 10:17 AM   #209
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Not done anything to this other than take photos of it.. Iíll try and get stuff done to it next week






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Old 11-10-2018, 09:50 AM   #210
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Got my seats in this week, still need to fully weld round the spreader plates on the floor but happy I finally managed to get them both sitting in a comfortable position



Also been working on tidying up the wiring in behind the dash where the Ecu and fuse box are mounted, and Iíve fitted the lower engine steady at the rear now as well


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