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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2015, 09:52:36 AM »
Great work nice to see another Spectral blue calibra not meany around
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2015, 14:09:19 PM »


Great work nice to see another Spectral blue calibra not meany around

Thanks bud,
Yeah true and especially here in Aus
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2016, 11:53:01 AM »
The engine swap and auto to manual conversion was put on hold over the study semester but now that holidays are here I can get back into it.

So the plan has been to strip this quite broken blue auto 8v single cam engine and grab the 16v manual engine twin cam with about 110,000kms with new waterpump and timing belt out of my old white one and into this blue one.

So far both engines/trans are out and as of this week both steering wheels, speedo, dash, centre console and glove boxes are removed.

Here are some pics so far:

Final photos before getting started.

Old engine.


Blue and red saying hey.


Blue and white cali as we got started.




Bonnets, crash bars, bumpers, fans and radiators out and on Jack stands.










Engine is out!


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White cali removal. (It really is obvious how much the crash affected the chassis and front end :c But she fared well, considering I almost flipped it and I left without a scratch)









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At this point I had learnt so much about engine wirings, mounts etc and unfortunately was about a 6 month gap till my progress that's about to follow.
But this engine swap progress was back in January when it was freaking hot! So glad now it's winter I have cover from rain and atleast won't melt whilst working on it hahah
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A few days ago I got started on my white cali.

First of the interior to get pulled out was the steering wheel surround, stalks, speedo then I got to the heater control panel. I was always scared about getting behind this panel as access behind it was so tough almost next to none.
But turned out it wasn't as impossible as I thought! Yay!



Then the glove box, airbag and steering wheel came off. I'd never done a steering wheel of any car so that was a good experience.


So many cable ties behind the dash holding all the wiring but after cutting them all free the dash came loose woo!


(this brings us to today)


Such a good dash that I'm savouring and chucking into the blue Calibra as it's dash was royally cracked hahah





So many wires hahah it's crazy.

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And then it was the blue calibras turn.

What a crazy steering wheel from the previous owner. I'd keep it but y'all know me, i like going for factory fresh with my own touches.









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And we're up to date for now.
Crazy amount of progress in the last 2 days I've had free for these cars.
Hoping to get it all done by the next fortnight or so, fingers crossed.

Thanks for reading so far guys! Any questions let me know!

But it's been a crazy awesome learning experience! Loving it
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2016, 19:33:45 PM »
Looking at those photos i keep thinking you have taken the floor out and can see the grass underneath LOL  ;D
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That Blue is a lovely colour
You're braver than me attempting an engine swap like that!! I wouldn't know where to start
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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2016, 22:07:00 PM »
Looking at those photos i keep thinking you have taken the floor out and can see the grass underneath LOL  ;D


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Re: SAMARAI's 'Oops I did it again' Calibra the 3rd Thread!
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2016, 16:13:30 PM »


Looking at those photos i keep thinking you have taken the floor out and can see the grass underneath LOL  ;D
Love It!
That Blue is a lovely colour
You're braver than me attempting an engine swap like that!! I wouldn't know where to start

Hahahah good one mate! XD maybe it is
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