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    Lupo SDi turbo project daily, T5 camper/office, T4Doka and a Golf 5 Gttdi

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  1. Its up on the ramp, AHU single mass and clutch on its way. I will try and update this thread with tech info etc and pictures.
  2. Without wishing to be a pedant the front is a mc person strut as it utilises the wishbone and control arms the rear is basically a coilover unit, attached as it is to a trailing arm🀐 Just so as not to cause confusion πŸ€“
  3. battlebus

    tdi gearbox

    Hope so, got the box on the floor and Nath primed to start the swap after the bank holiday, taken two weeks so far
  4. battlebus

    tdi gearbox

    Jamie is away at the mo apparently, he has messaged me a couple of times as I have some parts coming. courier issues atm but hoping they arrive soonπŸ˜•
  5. Well its enough Lupo for me 😁 I could have done with the roof line remaining but other than that its excellent in my book. I am chasing more torque in mine soon, its going to be nowhere near this but I do get exactly why they used a small car to start, too many massive shiny p3nis extensions around in the road and a tiny car with a big engine turns them into an inny every time πŸ˜‚
  6. Not sure where the output flanges end up but driveshafts can be made to fit the gap and they are only short. would rather keep track the same and make the thing fit.
  7. Sitrep, I have a cable shifter and hydro pedal box on the way from a breaker so things are gonna get choppy soon. I have a TDi box from a golf, I think, point is it will fit a much bigger clutch and flywheel setup so its gonna get jammed in by my friend and diesel whizz Nath at Resto Classics while I am away working for a week in may. Its a bit of a trial but the theory is all lining up and worst case the casing is 30mm bigger so with a bit of fab and some "adjustment" this should see the torque back up. Its fun as it is but clutch is being a real wimp now and I have come this far so......😁
  8. All sorted now thanks, parts on the way 😊
  9. Hi, Any offer of above I need a Tdi or Gti pedal box and the cable shifter mech for my SDI turbo conversion. Got a tai box to go in with a much bigger clutch as the old unit is just a wimp
  10. Been today, caught up with a load pf people but it was a bit quiet I thought 😐
  11. Thinking I might drag the Lupo up to sandown park tomorrow, gonna go up for a mooch about and pick up a few bits but might be the ideal shakedown for a longer journey. Will see how I feel in the morning and whether I can be arsed to dig it out from the drive full. 😁
  12. Yeah the 1.7 has 1.9 on the block so we are thinking it should work, more measuring but as Nathan says the only way we will know is if we get it up in the hole and try it.
  13. Well we got another second hand flywheel and clutch assembly to have a play with but we also have a 1.9 tdi box we are gonna see if that will fit. This will tackle the clutch and the gearbox strength issues and give us slightly better ratios too. Long way to go but should have a great fun, fast and super expensive Lupo SDi turbo that doesn't shred the drivetrain by summer. Do any of you know if this has been done in the uk? or further afield, would love to know if we are the only loons ;0
  14. Gonna be honest dude I have a mate who is the brain when it comes to diesel tuning. Nathan at Resto Classics in Hastings, he did the tune and fitted the nozzles to the factory bodies I will ask him tomorrow about he size and timing
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