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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2014, 22:29:15 PM »
Another new update from my side to tell you another part of my restauration. After the engine's, I decided to get my complete interior out of my car, so Maurice came that day, and we strip the complete interior out.









It's a little but rusty inside, way more worse than I thought. But to end that day at a positive way, I try to fit my rollcage, and it fits :D




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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2014, 22:57:26 PM »
After that, I need to fit the enginemount for the v6, 'for that i fight 2 evenings to get him of my donor cali, called my cousin after that for the trailer, drove the car to him and weld the enginemount on the projectcar. so some pics;







and then, bring the car with the trailer to my local painter

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2014, 23:11:56 PM »
For some people think their cali is rusty, look at this! :(








Then, removed the sound isolated coating for new surprises;










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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2014, 06:48:08 AM »
Nice job! Car looks great after painting it, a shame it's rusty but good thing youre taking care of that before its too late.. keep it up!
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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2014, 08:33:59 AM »
strange places for that amount of rust  ??? nice work on the repairs.

you've saved quite a bit of weight this way, probably more than on my car.. just don't forget that the front end is top heavy now with the v6 lumb.
for a car that already suffers from a lot of understeer this can/will be a problem at the track

what kind of gearbox are you running? if it is the f25 or even a f28 maybe you can consider to go for a much lighter close ratio f18 or f20 box with a lightweight flywheel.
also a good idea to get the battery and washer fluid to the rear to shift some weight.

and the abs pump is quite heavy, probably a good idea to remove this and get a fixt system with a 70/30 or a 60/40 split depending on your brakes..
this really stiffens up the brakes and for good feeling on the brakes you don't want the abs working at the track anyway  ;)

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2014, 10:27:15 AM »
I love it when ppl do this to a calibra.....so interesting......keep the pictures coming....great progress too !

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2014, 14:50:51 PM »
Drakos, Battery is removed to the rear, but want to tell the story exactly as it was, but car is way further now (as the story :P )
Sealeysonic, the idea after this is that in the Netherlands you see many calibra's as showcar with a LET engine or XE. My car must be fast on track, but a good concurrent for the other calibra's on the shows here. But also usable as a daily. So I have to put different styles together :D

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2014, 16:13:56 PM »
2 months long almost every evening after work I was working on the rust because not only interior was rusty, but also engine room;






and inside :D



After that set it in the epoxy, a sort of anti rust coating (They use it very much on very expensive restorations here, like Porsche's etc.)




After that Decided after that it's time to get an expert on it. So I decided to get a good friend who also make's my full RVS exhaust system, on the job. So transported the car to his place;





and some pics working on it there;



Rust is away, now time to get it back together! :D\



My friend niels @work


While he's doing his job, I build meanwhile the V6 Engine at home, so that's next!

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2014, 16:39:21 PM »
First need to get the engine in parts









Meanwhile I get the cables out



and the engine at that moment;


now restoration of the cylinder heads;



Ordered some X30XE G-CAMS from Ebay Germany


Then bring away the cylinder heads for some new valve seals, max levelling (not sure if it is the right translation, but in dutch; maximaal vlakken :-[ )

then I cleaned the pistons;




Painted the engine;


no idea why, but love this pic;


Next time more engine stuff  8)

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2014, 20:29:46 PM »
after a few days it's time to do another upgrade, so here he is (rebuild engine)





&nd do some painting;





ordered some original parts at the local dealer;


Fitting head-gaskets;

And empty cylinder heads;

internal oil cooler;

a total pic so far;

Then ordered a 82 degrees thermostat;

ordered and fitted A Raid HP oil filter adapter for my sensors;

fitted after that some things;

And the X30XE MV6 cam's

and some other stuff


Time to do the inlet stuff;


Ordered a Walhalla Costoms enlarged throttle body from Germany;


And the timing belt, probably the thing I hated the most on the whole project so far >:(




Aaaaand where done here! 8)


And get the inlet off;

Put blue X30XE injectors in it


fitted it on the engine (again)

Just for fun;

Painted and fitted inlet manifold with the throttle body;

ordered some stuff;

(some things you've seen before in the story)

Homebuild baby  8) More coming after fitting engine (still not done :-\ )


Ordered a Black Diamond Stage2 Clutch with Kevlar plate


Speclist engine;
C25XE Basis
- MV6 X30XE Camshafts
- MV6 X30XE Injectors
- Modified Cylinder heads
- Walhalla Costoms Throttle Body
- 4 Bar Speedequipment fuel pressure regulator
- MTECH Lightweight flywheel (5.8KG)
- Black Diamond stage2 Clutch
- Removed AC Pump for weight reduction
- Costom 2,5INCH RVS Exhaust system (also decat)
- Costom RVS exhaust manifolds

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2014, 02:11:39 AM »
VERY GOOD CALIBRA...  :)
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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2015, 21:33:01 PM »
meanwhile I build the engine, Niels was ready with the bodywork. No more talking, just picture's!  :-*







Some thing Niels did for me;
- removed all the rust in engine bay and interior
- anti rust treatment for welded parts
- Fitted and mounted the Roll-Cage
- Homemade rear strut brace

Now is the car back at the painter, so I could back to work (do most of it myself)





As you see, also removed the battery, he comes somewhere in the car


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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2015, 17:03:16 PM »
Great work....love the dedication to the car.

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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2015, 00:06:17 AM »


Removed trunk because of rust;

Main reason for all the rust on my floor and other strange places inside;

Meanwhile I bought some new wheels and some tires;



painted my new wheels;
 OZ Superturismo 7Jx17 inch with Federal R595RS-R 225/45/17 Semi slicks



Hope they fit my dark blue car well :)

At my local Garage box in town I stripped my donor Cali for the cables (the v6 comes out this car to;




And give a sneak preview about my new daily car, more about this later :-X;

Sun shining in the Netherlands, and u got this;


Back at the painter, they painted some stuff of my car in basic colour;



And painted my engine room in the colour of the car;



And then arrived this;

and bought a pair bucket seats makes together this  8);


When I removed the sound absorb plates under the rear seat, Frank welded a custom chair frame for my bucket seats, more about that later (still not sure how we mount it). The bucket seats are higher than my original seats, so I came with my head to the roof..  >:(

1 side done;


and removed this plates to;

Done! ;D


found some new rust;



Not much, but also this is repaired soon

And my new daily, on wintermodus (normal 18inch OZ Superturismo)
Calibra 16V Ecotech DTM 1997, bought it with 132.000 in August 2014, now 141.000km's



Finally after 2 months searching found a old type sunroof, which is in good shape;

and the old one;

Because of the bad original painting underneath the double pieces, did some epoxy spray on it.

Last time old one;

VS New one;

paint it black :D

fitted;

look'in good!


Removed steering house from my v6 donor car (from projectcar was in bad condition)

cleaned it;

Paint it;

fit it;

Now that's done 2 8)

And last weekend I visit a mate, with also a amazing calibra with 3.2 V6 Signum engine conversion



Still work enough to do, but love the car

This was my last update from the past, at the moment there's not much more done as told here, so every little update posted from now :)



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Re: C20NE Daily to C25XE Trackdaytool
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2015, 23:57:44 PM »
You heard a few weeks nothing from me, but I have still did some little things to the car (Was very busy with work)

First I had to unpackage the car; ;D


Then we did some work at the floor for my seats;





Then arrived my aerocatch, but aren't the good ones, these are ''underhood'', I want the normal ones

So send them back to motorsport-tools UK, and wait for the good ones ::)

Removed text, spoiler and rear wiper from my trunk;


And a little bit of white paint, rust prevention 8)


After fitting seats, found first problem, seat is 3cm to wide, so have to buy other ones :o


Also fitted my new hood (thanks Maurice when you ever read this :P)



Did some little things to my daily, Also fitted a 63,5MM Group A from FK-motorsport, but doesn't fit good :( Had to change some mounting points etc before it could under the car




Rear silencer hits the heat shield from the fuel tank, and the stabiliser from my rear axle..
also it comes to far behind the car, so after 2 days decided to get everything off and fit my old exhaust with new gaskets
Also removed rear bumper for repair.




aaaand done! 8)


New opdate coming sooooooon! :-*


 

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