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Prawn and BigAls A3 Track Car

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Prawn, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Vex182
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    Vex182 Guess what I drive...

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    Ill pop down to R-tech when it's there and have a look!
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    I've been lurking mate, haha. Only just fully registered so I can pester you about the TFSI turbo as it progresses :)

    If it's as reliable (as in theory it should be) and makes the power and does it well, I think I'll get this done to the Leon.

    Would be good to see it at Prept before the season finishes. I'll have to try make one where possible!
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    More stuff happened.

    90 degree pipe offered in and pointed to roughly where we wanted it:

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    A remarkable amount of room for this, the only thing reasonably close is the gear shift cables, but the DP will be heat wrapped, as will the shift cables.

    Flexi on next:

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    Followed by a 45 degree to bring it into the tunnel:

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    And that's all there was too it! Made easy thanks to Ben!


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    All marked up for bosses, EGT, Narrowband 02, WB02 all to be welded in:

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    PLumbed in my horrid catch can. I really don't like this can, but I'm not paying silly money for another, so for now at least, it stays:

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    A really good evening, bloody late, didn't get home until 1am, but well worth it :)

    More this evening!
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    16Klappe Princess Slayer

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    I'll be there tonight.

    Looking good.
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    Cars looking impressive as always mate how come you don't like the catch can?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I don't know mate, it just seems to let the rest down a bit! Does the job for now though.

    Hopefully Ben will be able to get the DP fully welded up today, and we'll wrap it this evening. I'll also need to get some heat shielding for my gear cables as they'll be vunerable now.

    It looks from the pics like there is a tiny leak from the oil drain at the turbo join too, so I'll address that tonight before we run it up, and hopefully we'll get to test drive it this evening :)
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    Not gone 86mm on the turbo to downpipe flange then?
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    I've got the same catch and I know what you mean nick, but £100 for another one is silly! Might get it one day but i know what you mean when you say it doesn't make sense to! I seriously can't wait till you post up some figures, I keep checking every hour like something's going to spontaneously change ;)
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    16Klappe Princess Slayer

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    #putthat****ontheroad
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Almost there!

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    Downpipe welded up:
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    And wrapped:

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    and fitted:

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    all ready to test drive, but we had no power steering fluid!
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    I really like the probes.
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    badger5 RIP S3dave Site Sponsor

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    getting there
    no tig for ben ?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    TIG is broken :( mig with SS wire in this case.

    We were gutted we couldn't drive it, I had said I'd bring some psf so Ben didn't order any, then I forgot it. Argh. So close!

    Its running and leak free though, all that's left is to find out if it boosts!
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    Bloody great job lads... :arco: nice fabrication skills from the strawberry blonde there... ;)
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    S3Alex Rarely neutral

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    Very nice indeed.

    Looks like some very solid work on the exhaust!.....good luck for the first run.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    What difference would tig welding it have made?
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    It would look pretty and people would go 'woowwwwww, nice welding'
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Of weld that's wrapped up and shoved under a car?
    Don't seem worth the effort its just for looks.
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    its only proper to make sure roadkill has got something pretty to look at in their last moments
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    S321BAM I lost the rod lottery

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    Got a good point there scott, im a nightmare for tiging everything just because I can!
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    Its fine if its your own car, as you don't mind not having pretty welds. But when we sell them as part of the kit they will be Tig welded as people expect form over function when purchasing , but that said it will have the function as well.
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    Especially the price the kits going to be.
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    how much is that going to be Jason as not even I know! Would you rather we sold **** cheaply like relentless?
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    No way thats why im not touching relentless myself ;)
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    I've got some PAS fluid be it only around 1.1 Ltrs but should be enough? Where's the car now?
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    It's at Bens mate, if you'd like to drive there from Brum and fill it up for me I'll gladly let you have the first test drive :laugh:
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    haha, if gops does that he will be crowned a true ASN HERO
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    Jesus 159 miles! :| I can post it lol :cool:
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    :ninja:
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    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    image.jpg :)
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Cryptic texts make I sad!

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    More info required!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :laugh
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Update from Ben:

    No knocks, no bangs, perfect 15psi actuator pressure, AFR's healthily Rich, feels fast apparently.

    very good news indeed!
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    It was fast anyway haha
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    nice to know it's still fast though :laugh: if it wasn't, I'd be sad.

    Picking it up tomorrow afternoon, cannot wait!

    Will check everything when I pick it up, AFR, EGT, CF's. Hopefully all is well, Ben seems to think it's pretty good :)
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    Never trust a ginger. Afterall, he claims strawberry blonde
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    Great work pal
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    I'm quite excited about this.

    Full radio secrecy until tomorrow; however I'd hazard a guess that tomorrow is going to be one of the better days of the year.

    And as such there will be many cool things and a considerable post by Mr Prawn :D
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    It's ready!

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    Leaving soon!
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    Awesome progress dude!
    looking forward to the results!

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