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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

Christopher Schimke wrote:
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Also, I've found a new supplier of rear light blenders so the recently ridiculous pricing of them should start to come down. They also offer a vented version Smile Great for getting rid of some serious heat!

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MG

Can you please post the source for these? I would really like to get a right hand side vented (North American passenger side) so I can reduce some heat in the engine bay. Thanks!


I have a huge box of these stuck in customs right now if you can wait until they get released.

Thanks, I'll send you a PM. (need front suspension goodies soon anyway!)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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A Porsche 996 GT2. They're 18 x 12 with 315/30R18 tyres. The fronts are 18 x 9 with 265/35R18 and they're rear wheels from a Boxster.

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So...what's the plan for making these work, body mods to cover them up or suspension mods to tuck them in?


Both 😉

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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A Porsche 996 GT2. They're 18 x 12 with 315/30R18 tyres. The fronts are 18 x 9 with 265/35R18 and they're rear wheels from a Boxster.

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So...what's the plan for making these work, body mods to cover them up or suspension mods to tuck them in?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

MsTaboo wrote:
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Also, I've found a new supplier of rear light blenders so the recently ridiculous pricing of them should start to come down. They also offer a vented version Smile Great for getting rid of some serious heat!

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MG

Can you please post the source for these? I would really like to get a right hand side vented (North American passenger side) so I can reduce some heat in the engine bay. Thanks!


I have a huge box of these stuck in customs right now if you can wait until they get released.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

MsTaboo wrote:
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Also, I've found a new supplier of rear light blenders so the recently ridiculous pricing of them should start to come down. They also offer a vented version Smile Great for getting rid of some serious heat!

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MG

Can you please post the source for these? I would really like to get a right hand side vented (North American passenger side) so I can reduce some heat in the engine bay. Thanks!


No problem... but I'm afraid that you'll have to be on Facebook as that's where they're advertised.

https://www.facebook.com/ErcMrl

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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Also, I've found a new supplier of rear light blenders so the recently ridiculous pricing of them should start to come down. They also offer a vented version Smile Great for getting rid of some serious heat!

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Can you please post the source for these? I would really like to get a right hand side vented (North American passenger side) so I can reduce some heat in the engine bay. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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Last thing before I forget... my gearbox is missing one part. The slave cylinder for the LSD. Yes, it has an adjustable rear LSD in the gearbox. It's usually operated by an ECU (or 3!) as in the 964 via hydraulics but I don't have the slave cylinder.

Does anyone have an old one kicking around?

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Thanks

MG


That "looks" just like a standard vanagon slave cylinder except where the hard line mounts to the cylinder. I wonder if a stock vanagon slave would suit your needs. Maybe even a rebuild kit?

Super cool build by the way!!!


The photo doesn't give it any scale... it's a lot smaller than a clutch slave cylinder.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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Last thing before I forget... my gearbox is missing one part. The slave cylinder for the LSD. Yes, it has an adjustable rear LSD in the gearbox. It's usually operated by an ECU (or 3!) as in the 964 via hydraulics but I don't have the slave cylinder.

Does anyone have an old one kicking around?

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Thanks

MG


That "looks" just like a standard vanagon slave cylinder except where the hard line mounts to the cylinder. I wonder if a stock vanagon slave would suit your needs. Maybe even a rebuild kit?

Super cool build by the way!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:54 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

I have grabbed a front differential to go along with the 4WD gearbox.

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As I'm putting a lot more bhp/ftlbs through this setup that standard, I've already upgraded the output flanges on the gearbox to 108mm and now I'm doing the same with the front differential.

Standard...

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Bigger Smile

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Last thing before I forget... my gearbox is missing one part. The slave cylinder for the LSD. Yes, it has an adjustable rear LSD in the gearbox. It's usually operated by an ECU (or 3!) as in the 964 via hydraulics but I don't have the slave cylinder.

Does anyone have an old one kicking around?

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Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:38 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

blaze80 wrote:
the width of rear wheels is awesome!!! Very Happy


It's about to get wider Very Happy

I've finally managed to complete the set of wheels for track time.

The rear wheels are from this...

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A Porsche 996 GT2. They're 18 x 12 with 315/30R18 tyres. The fronts are 18 x 9 with 265/35R18 and they're rear wheels from a Boxster.

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The alloy wheel in the centre is a 16 x 7 Audi wheel for comparison.

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Also, I've found a new supplier of rear light blenders so the recently ridiculous pricing of them should start to come down. They also offer a vented version Smile Great for getting rid of some serious heat!

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I've also taken the initiative to start emptying stuff from the van (seats etc) so that I can work on it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

the width of rear wheels is awesome!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

A couple of up to date photos of the van sitting on it's wheels. I'm so used to seeing it up in the air that I'd forgotten how low it sits... that said there is around 500kg of junk inside it right now Laughing

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I hope to pull the gearbox off (means removing at least one turbo!) later and putting the engine on a trolley for mocking up the adapter plate.

On a side note, the Tristar Syncro has gone and Limey is now in storage so I can finally get on with this!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:13 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

I took a day off work and pulled the engine/gearbox from the RS6....

I don't know why people go on about it... it's really simple!

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You just unbolt a few things... and puuuuuuuuuuuuuulll Very Happy

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It's a bit 'busy' at the business end!

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The turbos have a bit of play in them so I'll probably buy some cores and rebuild them myself.

Then it's onto removing the gearbox and offering up the adapter plate for the G50 gearbox.

I picked up an Audi S4 B7 gearbox cheap for some internals for modifying my G50 gearbox. This'll be fun Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

Well despite moving along slow with the S8/996 setup, something else has turned up and swayed my hand...

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I've been looking for a donor Audi RS6 ever since I owned one in 2013.

I just can't get away from that torque and never ending stream of power.

Eventually one popped up that fitted the bill.

It's a 2004 Black RS6 Avant with 118,000 miles. The gearbox is dead (no surprise there!) and it has a chequered history having been written off back in 2014 due to being uneconomic to repair. I have no history as to where the car was damaged but the engine is good (I did a compression test) and that's pretty much all I care about.

The gearbox will be a G50 based 4WD but I'm trying to introduce a Torsen differential into it to create the first Porsche Quattro 4WD system. Sounds simple doesn't it... Wink

The current plan is to complete the S8/996 engine conversion and have the RS6/G50 in the background ready to swap in at the right time.

I already have the gearbox and an adapter plate (it's actually for a small block chevy to G50) which will need modifying to match the RS6 engine and a flywheel made to suit, probably to accept a 996 Turbo clutch.

Oh... one more photo to be going on with...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

japio wrote:
Looks very nice Andrew Applause


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

Looks very nice Andrew Applause
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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here's the Vanagon using the Porsche shifter.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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No pictures of the linkage or how I lengthened the cables, but here is one of the shifter mounted in the Bay van. I did similar with my Vanagon, it's nice having the shifter right beside you rather than the long reach toward the dash. I did have to drill holes for the cables to go through the floor though. That's really cool how you used the stock shifter base. I destroyed two complete sets of shifter cables trying to learn how to lengthen them right. I extended the shifter to bring the shift knob up to a good position, this does lengthen the throw, but there are other pivot pieces in the linkage that can easily be modified to correct the side to side and front to back throw.

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Great to see it being used.

If you have a chance, I'd be interested to see how you've lengthened the cables. I've settled on a design now and have pretty much all of the parts but it always interesting to see how other people approach the same issue.

You can PM me them if you'd prefer them not to be on the net or go any further.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

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here's another to get an idea of the length of the shifter.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Re: A Bluestar from Germany... Reply with quote

No pictures of the linkage or how I lengthened the cables, but here is one of the shifter mounted in the Bay van. I did similar with my Vanagon, it's nice having the shifter right beside you rather than the long reach toward the dash. I did have to drill holes for the cables to go through the floor though. That's really cool how you used the stock shifter base. I destroyed two complete sets of shifter cables trying to learn how to lengthen them right. I extended the shifter to bring the shift knob up to a good position, this does lengthen the throw, but there are other pivot pieces in the linkage that can easily be modified to correct the side to side and front to back throw.

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