Renegade's CA18DET Powered GXE Pulsar (updated 16-06-08)

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Renegade's CA18DET Powered GXE Pulsar (updated 16-06-08)

Post by The Renegade » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:10 pm

Name:
Glenn Griffin a.k.a. The Renegade.
Location:
Port Macquarie N.S.W. Mid North Coast.
Year/ Model:
1987 GXE Pulsar.
Colour:
Mint Glow.
Period of ownership:
Since Feb '08.
Performance:
Scary. Will Be Dyno'd sometime soon.
Engine Mods:
CA18DET Engine conversion 1.8L, Twin cam, Turbocharged.
S15 Silvia Garrett GT-28 B/Bearing Turbo w/ split stainless dump pipe.
EMS Stinger 3 ECU.
EMS Igniter running 4 x Bosch coil packs
Turbosmart E-Boost set at 10psi - 15psi - 20psi.
400HP Bosch in-tank fuel pump.
HKS metal headgasket, O-ringed block.
Engine oil cooler & remote filter with braided hoses.
600 x 300 x76mm bar and plate intercooler.
GFB Stealth fx blow off valve.
Apexi power intake filter.
Greddy oil/air separator.
Custom aluminium radiator.
3 Inch Mandrel bent exhaust w/ hi- flow cat & X-Force cannon muffler.
5 Speed V-LSD gearbox.
Heavy duty clutch w/ 1 tonne pressure plate.
Interior Mods:
Custom Black Interior halfway done, plus my S II Exa front seats.
SAAS/Victor F1 Concept Steerer.
Central Locking.
Many many gadgets.
Exterior Mods:
Jetspeed ET Pulsar bodykit customised to fit.
Shaved Aerial.
Various L.E.D. Lights scattered around. (call me if you want some)
Ride Hardware & Wheels:
Front: N12/13 hybrid struts/hubs with lowered Heavy Duty King Springs & Pedders Super Heavy Duty Shocks.
N13 Vented disc brakes.
Rear: Lowered Heavy Duty King Springs & Pedders Super Heavy Duty Shocks.
17" x 7.5" XHP Scorch chrome wheels with 205/40/17 Tyres.
Other:
Battery relocated to boot.
Future Plans:
Tidy Engine bay wiring.
Finish the interior.
Fit Audio.
Show the car.
Pix:

Some proper pix I took of the car before it went away: :cry:
PulsarPhotoShoot13.jpg~original.jpg
PulsarPhotoShoot7.jpg~original.jpg
PulsarPhotoShoot1.jpg~original.jpg
PulsarPhotoShoot11.jpg~original.jpg
PulsarPhotoShoot4.jpg~original.jpg
Some pix of the car itself:

Here are some old ones from when it was for sale....
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OldDash.jpg~original.jpg
Here's a couple of pix I took at the Autobarn Car Show in Port Macquarie in Feb '08....
RHF.jpg~original.jpg
LHS.jpg~original.jpg
Some pix of the stuff I've done to the car:

Here's the battery relocation once I'd finished it:
Batt1.jpg~original.jpg
Batt3.jpg~original.jpg
The Dash Swap out:
NewDash.jpg~original.jpg
Cockpit.jpg~original.jpg
The Heatshield I made up for the turbo to stop some of the radiant heat....

From this:
Heatshield.jpg~original.jpg
Into this:
Heatsheild2.jpg~original.jpg
And here's a couple I took while the front was off and I was fixing a few little things like some messy wiring and the oil cooler that was just sitting on the intercooler plumbing.
RHFNaked.jpg~original.jpg
Frontnaked.jpg~original.jpg
Some new pix!
Staging up for my first run down the strip at Willowbank:
MeRacing.jpg~original.jpg
I've changed a few things around in the enginebay:
Relocated the oil filter from the RH Strut tower, so now filter changes are simpler and the oil hoses don't run across the top of the engine.
EngineBay2.jpg~original.jpg
And added a 12V distribution block (was a case of have to when I found the worlds dodgiest wire join - see page 5) and a negative dist block under the washer bottle.
GoodBatteryJunction4.jpg~original.jpg
GoodBatteryJunction5.jpg~original.jpg
Seats9.jpg~original.jpg
Seats5.jpg~original.jpg
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Post by Ash » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:25 pm

nice fuses bro :wink: shame about the rest of the car though! :P

i was hoping you'd buy it! it's a very nice looking car :wink: all round nice looking car! most of the hard work has been done and all that needs to be done is your finishing touches. i am not really a fan of the slim headlight and tail light N12's but this car does look rather porn!

good score!

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Post by thepurplepulsar » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:46 pm

Nice car mate, I love that front end pic... looks tough as! Can't wait to see it when you come up to Brissy. Are you going to take it down the strip?

How's the traction with the V-LSD?
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Post by The Renegade » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:46 pm

Yeah, I'd love to see what it does on the 1/4 mile.

You'd think that traction would be excellent but whenever the little red number on the e-boost says 8 both wheels get all smoky....
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Post by cherryturbojames » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:58 am

excellent car how did you get on with mounts gearbox etc? oh and is it still cable clutch

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Post by The Renegade » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:40 am

Engine Mounts were made to suit, I think using standard E15ET ones.
Still cable clutch, I'm going to have a very buff left leg.
When I'm tidying some of the wiring up, I'll take pix of the mounts etc to give you guys an idea of how it was achieved.
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Post by Damo » Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:01 pm

Top stuff Glenn, that'll keep you satified for a little while. :D Sounds like you may have to invest in some shit proof seat covers also.

Thats gotta run mid 13's on 10psi sure for.

If you get bored, a mate of mine is cuz's with the 8sec CA powerd 1200wagon hitting the QLD strip these days.


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Post by The Renegade » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:49 pm

Hey Damo - I'm thinking so! I've already managed to freak me out ......
I'd love to meet your mate one day, would be good to get some tips on these engines.
I was going to enter it in a car show here this weekend as an 'unfinished project' but decided against. Am spewing now though, some of the cars are absolute shitters!
There's also a dyno shootout too - you get 3 power runs. But I want to get it's tune checked before I go doing anything like that.
OT: most notable car on the dyno today - a purple gemini with an FJ20 and giggle gas - 450Hp at the treads! And it was a very very nice car to look at too!
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Post by digginganddirt » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:59 pm

NICE! love it well done

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Post by thepurplepulsar » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:22 pm

The Renegade wrote:Yeah, I'd love to see what it does on the 1/4 mile.

You'd think that traction would be excellent but whenever the little red number on the e-boost says 8 both wheels get all smoky....
Awesome stuff, by the sounds of it you should be able to hit a mid to low 13 depending on how well you get off the line. If I get my car tuned in time we will have to tee up a race at the track.
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Post by The Renegade » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:38 pm

That's be great Uschi, although I am going to be very rusty! It's been at least 10 years since I've done straight track work, and even then it was on the old ghost road out the back of town!!! :lol:

I'll definately be getting my tune checked/fixed before I go doing anything though, even though the car feels great it's an unknown variable. Sort of like everytime I get a new car home I change ALL fluids and filters. Which reminds me....... I better do that.
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Post by The Renegade » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:49 pm

Chucked a couple extra pix up.
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Post by etking » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:40 am

what brand tyres are they? they look porn and wider than 205s altho there not... such a sweet car!
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Post by The Renegade » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:08 pm

Yeah, they feel wider too when you're trying to steer at low speed, like in a car park.
The brand is BCT S8000. They have a funky tread pattern and shift major water off a wet road. And they're soft as and sticky as fuck!
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Post by Android 360 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:04 pm

awesome ride!

makes me wanna hurry up and get a motor so i can ca-ify the vert :)
got the mounts etc :)

do you have an n13 lsd box?
is the front stud pattern 4x100 (n13)
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