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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Bostig RG1 install group....anyone? Also RG2 etc! Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I'm getting ready to instal my RG1 kit. Wondered if anyone ele out there was as well.

If so, maybe we can use this thread for support and encouragement etc...


Anyone?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does RG1 mean? I know "Retail Group 1", but it's confusing... I'm Bostig v10 Group 10 from Jan 2010.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, RG1 is what they are calling the first 'Retail' group. Somewhere they talk about this being the finalized version of the kit, with only minor tweaks moving forward.

RG1 just shipped last week so there must be a bunch of folks getting ready to do the transplant.

Anyway... Was hoping some others would be here on theSamba...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have fun
its easy peasy
can almost do with your eyes closed
whilst you wait for your kit there is plenty of things to prep before you slap it all back in
elbow room is your friend
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm here and ready to install, just have to wait for warm weather. I think this winter will never end. The Westy is still buried in the snowbank somewhere.

Will be pleased to trade notes back and forth. Did you do the castle cuts on the cobrahead yet? That was easy but I had a bitch of a time getting it onto the throttle body. FYI, don't try KY jelly!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a google group for bostig/zetec owners where conversion-specific questions can be fielded.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told the group on google is defunct.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Count me in Reply with quote

I am also part of RG1. We have our engine ready for transplant, and are also ready for this cold to end.

Unfortunately there is absolutely no way to get her in the garage height wise, so when this -30 with windchill weather ends we will start ripping out the old engine.

Anyone else having a hard time finding the ECU? I have been on the hunt for a while and haven't had any luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Count me in Reply with quote

Anyone else having a hard time finding the ECU? I have been on the hunt for a while and haven't had any luck.[/quote]

take a look at the wreckers go with the proper tools and wade thru the piles of trucks ours took 3 afternoons of searching
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been until this weather got really bad. You can't even see what the cars are through the snow.
The issue I'm having is all the rangers in the yards have the wrong engines in them to pull the ECU.
If I could find one it would be super easy, to remove.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This area has pages of them, look in CT or MA.

I paid around $25 and had it mailed to me from Worcester.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the RG1 group. I have already finished with the install! took me about 46 hours to get the old motor out and put the new motor and kit installed and running. Here are a few pictures.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@redeyeksc i got my ECU from eBay. it works perfect and it had a 6 month warr.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Count me in Reply with quote

bdcain wrote:
Anyone else having a hard time finding the ECU? I have been on the hunt for a while and haven't had any luck.



Car-Part.com $20+shipping.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

must50302.... Wow, you jammed on that! Glad to hear it is in. How does it drive?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well when i took it for first ride all i kept saying out loud is wow!! i think i said it like 20 times...lol i got the van to 90 mph without a signal problem at all!!! remember rpm are your friend....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait!! We're starting in the morning. Hope to have the Ztec bolted up by tomorrow night.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you guys doing for engines? Can you still get new crate engines? How's the junkeryards going?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@boulderdrop i was able to find a brand new crate motor. i just kept searching Google and i found one that a guy had sitting in his repair shop for some time.i paid $1500 for the motor shipped to my house. i think i was super lucky that the guy really did not know what he had...lol
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boulderdrop wrote:
What are you guys doing for engines? Can you still get new crate engines? How's the junkeryards going?


I went used. 33k, $600 to my driveway. Motor looks brand new. Totally clean.
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