Calibra turbo Project x2

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Calibra turbo Project x2

by KERR_SE9 » Thu May 23, 2013 9:35 pm

As some of you may know, I bought the 2 Turbos advertised on .com (inc Splinters old turbo) plans are to slowly restore them to their former glory and possibly sell the silver one on, although not decided yet, So i'll do my best to keep a build thread on here.

First things first is a good clean and sort the riot of an interior on the silver one.Main points for white one,is brake refresh,new tyres,wheel refurb&tyres plus various cosmetic things! Silver one needs new tx box as 4x4 working but assuming tx clutches ain't great due to wheelspin and thumping when braking, ie can feel the 4x4 disengaging, bodywork is decent bar bonet, bit oof tlc and should be good.

Also just manged to get Ian's old car to turn over, so hopefully it will be running tomorrow

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Calibra turbo anyone? lol
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Splinters interior:- Needing a tidy

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Rear arches needing tlc
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What used to be a work of art! Seen better days, but hopefully be mint again, check out the chrome!!Image
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Riot of an interior ( After shots tommorow)Image


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Nearly 6 Grand spent on this engine in last few years, and barely any miles since, some sort of aftermarket turboi with external wastegate, fmic +extras all done at Regal ,willl be great again!
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by matty0785 » Thu May 23, 2013 9:38 pm

you have plenty of work to be getting on with

get the fuel lines replaced on the white one and it should fire up
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by splinter » Thu May 23, 2013 9:50 pm

That Engine bay :( cry :(
I get blown by Twins everyday !!!!

The old skyline gtr felt exciting even when it was in a car wash !!!!! :)
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by Callyman » Thu May 23, 2013 10:15 pm

Shame to see it in that State Ian
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by bodgetastic » Thu May 23, 2013 10:35 pm

Get em ready for pvs chop chop
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by KERR_SE9 » Fri May 24, 2013 2:17 am

When's pvs bodge,be lucky to be ready for biling2014
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by bodgetastic » Fri May 24, 2013 12:21 pm

Only 2 weeks away, loads of time :lol:
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by KERR_SE9 » Fri May 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Yeah likely! Atleast it may be running today, anyone know who could re chrome the parts up in Scotland?
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by matty0785 » Sat May 25, 2013 9:40 am

he already has all the parts lying around to make them good again

so aside from paint it will only cost time
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by KERR_SE9 » Sat May 25, 2013 10:15 am

Silver one,needs less work,got a seat and glovebox,new gaitors etc, so easy tidy on that
Finding the appropriate gaskets for the the turbo might be a challenge.

As for price,you're right,first not cheap or a real bargain, as they first appeared.
When i seen them,I thought "crap" what am I getting into,too far to travel for nothing,should get a good return on the silver one.

But its going to cost! Can't believe someone would spend all that cash and leave them to rot
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by KERR_SE9 » Sat May 25, 2013 12:05 pm

Yass! She runs! New rubber flexis on fuel lines and she's fired up,can't complain as they appear to be original, must be a tropical climate down south! needing T-Belt asap and a good service as quite tappity, overall quite happy.


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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by Fraz » Sat May 25, 2013 12:09 pm

so you never changed the oil and filter prior to starting
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by KERR_SE9 » Sat May 25, 2013 12:30 pm

Oil is golden and I put a little down the bores,turned over by hand,changing all the filters and fluids today,ran it upto temp and that's it, hope its constructive criticism! Not going to spend money until I hear it run
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by Mark1 » Sat May 25, 2013 12:56 pm

I'm surprised at the condition of the wheels and they haven't turned to powered on the white one.
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Re: Calibra turbo Project x2

by splinter » Sat May 25, 2013 1:03 pm

Well its nice to see it running again. :) The only Reason it was left was Derren could not get an mot on it,
Now if i remember right all it needed as the time was...

2. A horn as it has a snap off boss.
2. Rear number plate light as it was moved down to the bottom of the bumper.
3. A cat.. Witch i did go & buy one for him and still have it here.
I get blown by Twins everyday !!!!

The old skyline gtr felt exciting even when it was in a car wash !!!!! :)
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