thorns 1990 GT Turbo

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Re: thorns 1990 GT Turbo

Postby GDII » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:37 am

Looks good. Make sure to buy the Superklass C shifter cup too. They don't seem to fit the OEM one so you get a very floppy lever and bad gear changes.
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Re: thorns 1990 GT Turbo

Postby thorns » Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:12 pm

Gave the engine bay a good clean and minor detail today, cleaned up and polished the intercooler piping, thotlle inlet and intake manifold a bit, still needs more, but figure I'll just do a bit more every now and then, little bits will add up to lots eventually. Need to take the cam cover off though and get it painted, too much of a pain to try clean that in place. Also made a quick fix to hold the shift boot until I buy a short shift kit, used a nut and a couple of cable tie on the shift shaft to hold it at the correct height, much nicer on my eye now.

Still on the look out for a blue Trust knob sticker if anyone knows of one.
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Re: thorns 1990 GT Turbo

Postby thorns » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:58 pm

Finally some after lowering shots. Dropped about 20mm in the front, and 25mm in the rear. Much happier with the look, still rides pretty nice as well and not stupid low. Bit of sun really made the blue rim stripe pop as well.
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Re: thorns 1990 GT Turbo

Postby thorns » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:58 pm

Couple of small updates. Found a bargain for a Apexi Power Air intake system so threw that on there, changes the noise for the better, great hearing all the whooshing noises, a lot more eventful when on the gas now. Also painted up the rocker cover, went for a simple silver as didnt want anything too in your face. Happy with the outcome, apart from now everything else in the engine bay looks old now, so might have to start painting a few other things to spruce the whole place up, and then get a good engine bay detail, and may even look at a wire tuck of sorts, have seen some pretty tidy examples from the old google searches.

Also picked up a HKS exhaust sytem for the car from a member on here, unsure on if I will install it, I go back and forth now on single, or try find a dual exit. :roll:

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1990 SW20 Turbo, Previously 1991 Green SW20 Turbo basket case