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: G00SE - love/hate everyday project T16


K-900
06-10-06, 06:47 PM
Suppose I'd better put my car in here :D as I have a lot planned for her over a period of whatever time is allowed

(old photo)
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/dfhgdh.jpg

She's a 1993 900SE (goose) light pressure turbo. 3 door. Just about to roll over to 160k. 6 owners. Aircon (working) and one noisey clutch bearing :x

So far:
I've attacked the car cosmetically: aero body kit, whale tail, meshed the grill and rear vents, fitted clear clusters with sides, momo steering wheel count?!

Under the bonnet I've fitted stock turbo intercooler, MBC @ 1 BAR (story to follow), Forge atmos BOV, Jetex performance air filter, and also succesfully transplanted cruise control from another car :cheesy:

MBC story: I was in the progress of installing the APC system only to snap the bolt head of which holds the knock sensor in place :roll: that's going in later, so for now: MBC


Up coming plans:

Dyno to see how she is, get a custom exhuast system, FMIC, lower 30 mm, 16" aeros, install auxillary gauges, replace the ******* drivers window regulator for the 4th time :evil:, and silicone vacuum lines.


Plans for next year (all at once, probably early winter by the time it's all ready!):
Get a spare block, rework it all, replace everything, perhaps lower the compression a little bit. Hook it up with a 2.3 head and DI, then mate it to an overhauled 4 speed chillcast with performance clutch and finally get APC in (modded).
Whilst installing the new engine, clean, and rust proof the bay.


On running plans:

Search for a leather interior, replace all bushings/mounts with poly, regular maintenace (of course)........ keep filling her up with 99 octane


Future plans (one day):

Mega Squirt, water injection, larger turbo?


I think that's it!
I'll keep this up to date when things happen.


Kenny.

philjohnhb
10-10-06, 09:35 AM
Let's see some more pictures of what you've achieved so far.

IronJoe
10-10-06, 09:54 AM
Sounds good but.... I thought a GOOSE was a NG900? Because the back says 900 SE. I thought the only SE that was produced was the 1991 SE convertibles in monte carlo yellow or platana grey, and neither had 900 SE badging....

Or did the UK get something different?

Keep up the good work, let's see some more pictures!

K-900
10-10-06, 10:53 AM
We had cars badged "900SE" in the last two years of production over here, not hugely special, they came with aircon, some with leather, and even rarer were the ones that came with the factory SPG/aero body kit

But of course I ripped 900SE off, and replaced it with 900 turbo :D

I'm waiting on some pictures to be developed onto disk at the moment as my digi camera has, well, seen better days

I'm getting new wheels on friday :cheesy: so I'll put some more photo's up then. They're not 16 inch aeros though:

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/t_imag0117_157.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/t_imag0109_590.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/t_imag0115_925.jpg

virtuatly new :cool: and similar to what Orca has.

K-900
11-10-06, 03:07 AM
Rather than get my whaletail painted up to match (costing a fair bit of money) I bought a GRP copy already in black. Which now means I also have no deteriorating rubber to worry about!
And I got some GRP copy airflow/carlsson arches too, also in black!
All coming in the post together sometime next week :D

Man she's gonna look hot, I'd better start making her performance match the looks :roll:

Here's my crappy whale :( :

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/ebay024.jpg

K-900
13-10-06, 10:13 AM
And you can also see the aero body kit I fitted, I still need to sorce some smoked grey bumpers though:


http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/wheels2.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/wheels3.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/wheels6.jpg

K-900
13-10-06, 10:16 AM
Here's my forge dump valve and MBC (you can see a cloth between the intercooler and the cruise control pump to stop rubbing, I couldn't install the pump in the regular place due to my alarm system) :

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/underthehood.jpg

My snapped off knock sensor bolt :cry: :

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/underthehood2.jpg

And a stupid sticker to remind me to clean the air filter :roll: :

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/underthehood3.jpg

K-900
13-10-06, 10:17 AM
She's looking good now :D

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f223/k-900/wheels7.jpg


Kenny.

IronJoe
13-10-06, 11:24 AM
Those wheels look really sharp, I hadn't seen those before! I didn't know they were a saab accessory. The car looks very clean now, looks like it's time for a new avatar! :cheesy:

K-900
13-10-06, 07:32 PM
yeah it is time for a new one, but I forgot how I made the photo so small (size and disc space) to get it to upload! :roll:

It's also time for some new springs (in 3 weeks on pay day me thinks!) I get rub on big bumps at the rear, just fowls the aero arch.
But this is due to saggy original springs, and lack off a bump stop, lost it a few months back now :(

So I think I'm going for a set of kilens, with a 30mm drop

I would like some SPG/T16s coils on the rear, then the kilens on the front to get an aggressive stance, but cant seem to find anywhere that sells the kilens in sets of fronts only?

SPGBOY
14-10-06, 02:14 AM
hey what spring color do you have in your forge valve? I was thinking of picking it up in a little bit and had heard of issues with the 2.4 system so I was wondering how you set it up so it wouldnt stall out.

K-900
14-10-06, 06:39 AM
I've got the yellow spring in the forge valve, but I've been geting some stall after a hard boost, I think it's blowing off too much, so I'm going to put a couple of shims in today :D

K-900
14-10-06, 06:41 AM
For got to mention that it all depends what you're boosting really, It's helpful to buy the tuning kit too because then you can set it up right for your car

nutcase
14-10-06, 07:57 AM
How did the bolt get sheared? The knock sensor bolt is probably the least tightened bolt on the car!

tomsamps
14-10-06, 10:29 AM
K-900, I notice you have two radiator fans, did you always have both? as my 87 t16s only has one!

Anyone know what the original spec was?

nutcase
14-10-06, 10:31 AM
I *think* the usual reason for a second fan was aircon.

tomsamps
14-10-06, 10:32 AM
ah, that figures!

K-900
14-10-06, 02:21 PM
the knock sensor bolt...:roll:

well as she is light pressure turbo she never came with a knock sensor, and after 13 years I guess there was a build up of crap in the hole the bolt goes into, and naturally I wanted to just stick the knock sensor in to finnish it up. It was getting really tight, the sensor was a little loose and only a little bit more was needed, not even an 1/8 turn: *SNAP*

All that days hard work wasted. So I got pissed and pulled all the system back out again :x

Oh well... I'll try again soon..! Might see if I can get a bolt extractor down there!

Kenny.

philb
14-10-06, 04:11 PM
I would like some SPG/T16s coils on the rear, then the kilens on the front to get an aggressive stance, but cant seem to find anywhere that sells the kilens in sets of fronts only?

Nooo - you want them to be stiffer on the back, if anything. Though it might balance up somewhat if you removed the front arb.. Still, if you are concerned about ride height, maybe you should think about getting adjustable spring perches.

K-900
15-10-06, 02:32 AM
Yeah I have decided to go with stiff all around, changed my mind!

I was thinking of removing the front anti-roll-bar. will this affect my MOT though :( ?

Matthew
19-10-06, 04:09 PM
I wanted to just stick the knock sensor in to finnish it up. It was getting really tight, the sensor was a little loose and only a little bit more was needed, not even an 1/8 turn: *SNAP*.
It gets worse.

The knock sensor is a piezo electric element. Its sensitivity is highly influenced by compression. In other words, if you won't get precisely the correct torque on the knock sensor bolt then it'll provide false readings.

So you need dry, clean threads and a calibrated torque wrench.

K-900
19-10-06, 06:49 PM
It gets worse.

The knock sensor is a piezo electric element. Its sensitivity is highly influenced by compression. In other words, if you won't get precisely the correct torque on the knock sensor bolt then it'll provide false readings.

So you need dry, clean threads and a calibrated torque wrench.

:x great.. Oh well I will do it propoerly next time ;)

....when I get round to it :D

ejenner
14-01-07, 04:00 PM
I snapped the knock sensor bolt doing exactly the same thing. Trying to fit a knock sensor in where there wasn't one before. I tried to clean out the hole as much as I could as well. Tried tightening the bolt about 3 or 4 times but kept getting too tight. In the end I just decided I'd go for it. Then the bolt snapped!

nashvegas
14-01-07, 10:04 PM
Hey there -- very sweet ride. One question -- where'd you get the replica whaletail -- ? You have a pic?