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Edit: Gotti wheels finally made!!! -86 505 Turbo 180bhp version (big restauration)

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Hello people!.

I´m still struggling with this old girl. Not with the work as I dont do that myself now, but with organizing and sourcing parts that are pretty much impossible to get hold of.

Last update is that I ordered a Spec clutch 3+ clutch kit as this baby is going to be properly tuned when I get it back. But apparently, Spec Clutches had the same information about diameter and pressure plate dimensions for the NA and the Turbo engines. This of course didn´t fit my car (as the turbo has about 20mm larger diameter clutch). So I (that live in Norway), had to organize for my contact where my car is (in Lithuanina) to get his mechanics to ship the new AND the old clutch to Spec Clutches in USA. So they again can special make a one of clutch from rebuilding the original pressure plate (as their supplier of plates has discontinued the turbo plate), and make a new friction plate to go with it.

I cant say it´s been a easy task sourcing parts for this project! 😂

I´ll attach a couple of pictures of the clutch issue, and how the car is parked at the moment.

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That sucks!

Sadly all my used 5sp clutches are still in the cars.  I was also thinking of a Spec 2+ as I wanted to keep the sprung clutch plate, but I do have a new Sachs clutch that will get used first.  I'd hate to sacrifice a new part to get rebuilt by Spec, so will need to ensure the used ones I have are saved so they can be rebuilt.

Do you have any idea what you're going to use for engine management?  

Rabin

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15 minutes ago, Bean said:

That sucks!

Sadly all my used 5sp clutches are still in the cars.  I was also thinking of a Spec 2+ as I wanted to keep the sprung clutch plate, but I do have a new Sachs clutch that will get used first.  I'd hate to sacrifice a new part to get rebuilt by Spec, so will need to ensure the used ones I have are saved so they can be rebuilt.

Do you have any idea what you're going to use for engine management?  

Rabin

 

I dont like using a original clutch in as good condition as mine, for rebuild. But it was all I had. Mine is a 3+ btw, and still sprung, as you can se from the pictures. 😊

For aftermarked ecu I will be using MS3X probably. As I basically have been owning at least one car with megasquirt since 2007/2008, continuously. At the moment, two of my Alfa´s has it set up.  So I´m somewhat experienced with their systems. 😊

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Sorry - I just meant also using Spec as the supplier.  I figured 2+ would be a good compromise between  being able to handle the power and not abusing the drivetrain.  I'd rather have the clutch be the fuse in the driveline than risk damaging the stock BA10/5 or the stock diff, but I'm only shooting for 300 RWHP, so 2+ should still be plenty of clutch for me and still have nice drive ability.  Would definitely consider stage 3+ if you have favorable experience with it however.

MS3 should add a lot of tuning capability - should be fun to see what kind of power your car can make.  Definitely one of the nicest 505 projects I've ever seen come together.  :)

Rabin

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Hey,

 

Such a nice project and very good looking paintjob indeed!

It is good to see that I'm not the only one battling with the excessive rust. I find it really funny that my newest project had the same amount of rustness in the exact same locations than your car had.

About the Megasquirt you have been using, are they pre-assembled or have you put them together by yourself (by using construction kit)?

-Wales

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25 minutes ago, Wales said:

Hey,

 

Such a nice project and very good looking paintjob indeed!

It is good to see that I'm not the only one battling with the excessive rust. I find it really funny that my newest project had the same amount of rustness in the exact same locations than your car had.

About the Megasquirt you have been using, are they pre-assembled or have you put them together by yourself (by using construction kit)?

-Wales

Hello Wales. 

 

I've always used the pre assembled setups from Diyautotune. I buy the ecu assembled, and then a harness in the preferred length I need. And then it's about 10 hours of work with soldering and positioning of the harness depending on where I put the ecu and sensors. Then another couple of hours with software based setup before I can think about trying to start the car. 

And from then on, normally there is some troubleshooting with sensors etc for a couple of days before the car actually starts. 😂

It all depends what I want to use of old sensors etc. 

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