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CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« on: August 08, 2014, 14:34:02 PM »
Hi there.
I presented my car in the new members section but figured I would do a project thread too.

2001 It all started when I bought the car, an Opel Calibra Turbo -93
Then it was equipped with 17 "Antera rims, DTM skirt package, Enem Chip and good sound with a 12" woofer in the trunk.





2003 Starting the evolution, 19 "Ace wheels, vectra handle without lock cylinder, air hole in the hood for hotair and some extra holes in the front bumper and SAAB 9-5 Aero 308mm brakes.
For performance I welded a custom manifold for a Mitsubishi TD04-18T turbo, mounted a large intercooler, Volvo 465cc injectors and installed a unichip.





2004 next step was to replace the TD-04 18T turbo against a KKK 24 Volvo S60R. The exhaust on the side after the driver's door, fiberglass hood and ACE Tyson Black 19 "


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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 14:45:49 PM »
very nice !!

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 07:49:43 AM »
Thanks.

After a blown engine and a broken  transfer box, I decided to do it properly.
Said and done, the entire body was cleared of everything. A cage was welded in and the body was modified for rear wheel drive.

First, tear out all of the car.




Then weld the cage.





Front to hold the wheel bearings


The rear axle, a diff and drive shafts from omega 3000.




Carrier comes from omega 2,4 and are machined 5mm to fit with calibra hub and omega drive shafts.

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 08:09:09 AM »
Did you log the man hours? A friend is restoring a pre-war convertible that had been in a garden for 50 years. He is over 500 hours in and has barely started.

For anybody involved in software I would recommend reading "The Mythical Man Month" by Fred Brooke's. It is quite old now but still relevant.

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 08:05:35 AM »
No I have not logged the man hours, but there are not as many as you might think.
Locate parts and get Garage time is the hard part  :P
2010 late fall, I began tear the body. 2011 late spring I welded the cage.
The rest of 2011, I was looking for parts, and I also built the engine.







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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 08:48:36 AM »
Great upgrades!
is that a z20let oil pump?which brand of pistons,conrods are you using?

Keep up the good work and don't forget to update!! ;)

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 19:39:19 PM »
C20let block rebored to 86.5mm and extra cooling channels,
ZLET oil pump with modified oil pickup pipe,
Willams H section steel con rods with ARP bolts,
Wössner 86.5mm pistons,
ARP head- main cap- flywheel bolt/studs,
Balanced and polished crank,
Male lead/copper bearing,
Cometic head gasket,
Coscast head with extra cooling channels,
New timing belt, idler, tensioner, water pump and 8v sump gasket
low temp thermostat,
custom inlet manifold,
70mm billet throttle body,
50mm bov,
tial wastegate,
custom exhaust manifold,
Garret gt3071r,

And some pic´s of parts
custom watercooler, 87cm wide, 36cm high and 5cm thick


Intercooler cell 50cm wide, 35cm high and 7cm thick and two bov´s ended up using just one,


custom inlet manifold with 70mm billet throttle body and 1200cc injectors


Tilton three-disc clutch and balanced c20xe flywheel


Nira i3+ engine management systems


rear bushes


H&R coilovers


standing pedal assembly


Digi Dash


70mm billet throttle body, fuel pressure regulator and 1200cc injectors


welded BMW ZF transmission


Garret gt3071r with td05 exhaust house


custom part


electric power steering

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 13:34:08 PM »
Hello!
Nice thread to read & awesome mods!
I'm particularly interested in the electric power steering. Can you give us more info? From what vehicle is the sistem? What mods are implied, etc!
Thanks & Good luck with the project!
 
Opel Calibra V6 1995 C25XE + F28
Wanting : 3.0L V6 & 4x4

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 18:48:13 PM »
No modifications there are only two oil lines to the steering gear then 12+ and ground. The unit is a new spare part for a Volvo 440.

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2014, 12:01:23 PM »
The next step was to use an empty block to make motor mounts and fit the engine and gearbox.







When the brackets were finished I put in the correct engine.



Then it was just to fit in the remaining pieces around the engine, radiator, intercooler, intake, etc.




Then it was time to start




http://youtu.be/COX6QZp9dS0

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 13:03:23 PM »
That is a brilliant project! Love the work you are doing. Can't wait to see more!!

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2014, 13:11:14 PM »
Thanks.

Here are two movies from stage one with  three-disc clutch.

First start: http://youtu.be/COX6QZp9dS0

And a test drive @ work: http://youtu.be/3runXi0ArMQ

After some problme with titon clutch I rebuilt and used a single zinter with 618 pressure plate.
A movie from testdrive with that cluch: http://youtu.be/uXw7vmVW8pc

New 18" rims and lights redy.





Next step, paint....

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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 17:10:11 PM »
The next step was to get some color on the car. I chose to paint it with black Plasti Dip.

So here is how it looked before I started




Time fore paint @ work.







Completed, along with my Mokka


The next step was to switch from the 9-5 306mm brakes AP Racing 330mm


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Re: CONMAN´s Calibra Turbo project
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2014, 23:08:39 PM »
Nice project! Tell me why you used the Omega rear diff, and not Calibra Turbo?
NURBURGRING CHALLENGE :-D

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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2014, 04:04:11 AM »
Diff from calibra is the same as that from early omega, the small diff. Omega 3000 has the large diff with bigger shafts making it passed much more power.


 

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