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Old 01-20-2014, 05:20 AM   #1
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This is the long overdue build thread for my car, it's a 1983 Turbo I bought for $860 in early 2010. I was in a really ****ty place in my life and I had always wanted a black 244 turbo, before I had made the mistake of buying the first black 244 that came up on CL. This time I went with the first turbo car I found when I had the money, barely missing out on the same year car with a m46 for $500. This car is probably the reason I am typing this here today, I am the 13th owner and I plan on being the last. I've had 5 cars since this one, many were cleaner shells, more reliable, but this is the one I will keep.

Here's what it looked like when I got it home:







of course it wasn't hassle free



at this point I didn't know a lot about cars, I thought it had a blown headgasket because it boiled coolant after you shut it off. Turns out it was just the water cooled turbo. It sat for a while and I added single rounds and a flathood. Also junkyard IPD bars around this time.





virgo tires were worn so I got some coronas for $60 with good tires



Installed IPD lowering springs but they were for a wagon, gave it a funky stance. Sachs touring struts and used HD rear shocks. IPD firewall braces.





muffler fell off



headlight grills and hella lights



new wheels





replaced a fender and got the hood painted







Swapped dashes



broke status



redid the interior, used dash, some leather replaced, back seats replaced etc VDO boost gauge



did this with the badges, it became TurD



rebuilt a gt grill and put it on



added some euro turn signals before Davis 2012





got a rebuilt garret t3 for cheap and a ported 90+





ran black hydras for a bit





rallycross carnage



some point in time prior I got the right rear springs



got an atp gate with a 3'' dp and a Kaplhenke brace, ran open DP for almost a year. added AEM wideband too







got TSW Hockenheim R's with 32/38mm adaptors



wasn't low enough so we installed homebrew coilovers thanks to Cameron. 250lb H&R springs, Koni Red struts, Kaplhenke top hats, summit sleeves. Rear was cut wagon springs





needed more lights so I did this



replaced the 205 tires with 215/45/17's for very cheap, $300 installed. dropped the car on some 200lb RSI rear adjustable springs and added IPD adjustable panhard and torque rods to get everything smooth.

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:24 AM   #2
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similar reasons for me never wanting to get rid of my 75.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:26 AM   #3
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List of ****:
25/22mm IPD bars
Kaplhenke Strut brace
homemade coilovers with 250lb H&R springs, Koni red struts, Kaplhenke top hats, summit sleeves
front bushings all poly
yoshifab lower braces
shimmed fuel dizzy with K&N filter
NXS mbc@17psi
AEM wideband, VDO boost gauge
Head rebuilt 2007
AC bypass
IPD torque rods and panhard rod
RSI rear adjustable spring perches with 200lb springs
rebuilt .42/.48 garret with ATP wastegate, 3'' downpipe to 2.5'' exhaust with single borla muffler
Kenwood stereo and 3 way 4'' speakers in the front
E fan switched low speed, triggered high speed

will probably add things as I remember them

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Old 01-20-2014, 05:30 AM   #4
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Future plans:
fix the front trim goddamn
maintenance ****, boost leak and cold start kjet crap
b21f intake
npr intercooler
B-cam
T5 or M46 maybe? I don't really mind the auto because it's bulletproof but I know I'd have more fun with a manual
bigger turbo
different seats
ac compressor delete
install windshield squirters
lose weight
replace driver side doors
fix sunroof
subs (already have a box) amp etc
shorter shocks
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:34 AM   #5
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similar reasons for me never wanting to get rid of my 75.
Yep. I plan on always owning this car, even if it's destroyed and is lawn art.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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Awesome car man. I have wanted a black 244 for a long time. I am definitely jealous.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:50 PM   #7
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Just curious, do you know what shims you used for the dizzy?
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:14 PM   #8
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Car looks good now Ansel.

I really like the Hockenheim wheels, always have and the Bronze looks good on the black too. Never really realized how much work you had done on that car. Sounds like you need a tranny party.

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:25 PM   #9
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^^ Exactly, great wheels & color combo. It looks really fun to drive, nice work.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:25 PM   #10
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:38 PM   #11
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aw yeah. love this piece of ****, many fun weekends working on this car
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:21 PM   #12
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Car looks good now Ansel.

I really like the Hockenheim wheels, always have and the Bronze looks good on the black too. Never really realized how much work you had done on that car. Sounds like you need a tranny party.

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Thanks man. I will probably plastidip the wheels, just saw a video with the bronze metalizer that looked good over black. The paint on these isn't the best and I'm still missing a center cap lock nut.

I am really torn on transmissions, m46 would be cheap and easy but I hate the idea of the overdrive and I'm afraid it would blow up, not because I'm making that much power but because I've always owned automatics. T5 gets more expensive but I feel like the peace of mind would be nice and no overdrive. I already have a good flat flywheel and pedal cluster.

This is the same as how I feel about swapping to LH2.2 vs megasquirt.

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Just curious, do you know what shims you used for the dizzy?
No, it's the old one that either pat or ryan had in mad max, pat said it was like 100psi or something stupid. Since installing it almost a year ago I haven't had any issues but I may want to re-do the relay and some wiring, in-tank pump is new. I need to get a gauge on there again.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:39 AM   #13
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did this the other day, sweet mod
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:11 PM   #14
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Ansel, I had no idea you'd done so much to this car. Rock on!
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Let's pull you a cheap rear end before you make a huge mistake and buy an Alfa.
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:42 PM   #16
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I have a G80 if you're interested. It's got 3.75 gears right now. Just gotta confirm that it will work in a SA car since it's from a 960.
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I have a G80 if you're interested. It's got 3.75 gears right now. Just gotta confirm that it will work in a SA car since it's from a 960.
It won't, sadly
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:04 PM   #20
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Roy has one for me, getting it tomorrow hopefully.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:41 PM   #21
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:18 PM   #22
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Damn didn't know you did all that. Nice car always like the way it looked, clean ride. I think you need more lights.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:07 AM   #25
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I'm pretty impressed by the gold Sirius wheels. They look quite nice on your black car.
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