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[car_overhaul] Zx 16V Project Pt2, Re-Shell And Power Upgrades....

DTA S40 GSXR ITB

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Following on from my previous ZX thread which ended abruptly on a slippery roundabout with a Sill+post interface, the search was on for a replacement shell, 6 months on I found a Silver 16v on a K plate which was being broken for spares, ended up getting this for free!

No pics as yet as it was Dark when I first saw the car, my friend AdamB did the road trip with his P2 Volvo V70 T5 spitting flames and using lots of fuel :lol: at the moment its parked up at Goliath's in Gloucester as I haven't space here in the valleys.

Also had good news last Wednesday in that the insurance claim against the Micra driver that took out the offside front corner by turning right across me has finally been settled in full, 18 months on!! I think I will be getting around £900 all in, which isn't bad.


Had a spare hour this afternoon after work, so dug out some bits I have collected recently, and took some pics of just how much space there is up front in a ZX, and weighing up whether I will use the cut down inlet I bought, or cut another one I have spare and make it even longer....

As it was before taking it apart

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Space between bumper and fans, rad and fan cowling removed, epic amount of space...

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Inlet stripped off....

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BWARP....

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stuck the bonnet down and tried to get a pic of how much vertical space I have to play with

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enough to get a filter on easily! but looks like I have a ton of space to get more length....

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few more pics...



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current inlet length from the head face

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Not sure what rad I could use to gain the space, maybe a BBM/Radtec shortened large capacity unit.

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Awesome, you could put some massive trumpets on that. It would sound amazing.

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Are those GSXR750 bodies?

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i believe so yeah, same as the 1000 engine, not sure which year, they are 50 mm tapering to 42 at the butterfly then straight 42, iirc 48mm od where they meet the manifold, for which i have a 12mm thick piece about 65x380 which will be welded on much like Colin satchell does.

given the space i have to play with i may chop a second gti6 manifold, possiblty usilise the trumpets they have if its feasible, might sound quite similar to the original note!

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I'll be interested in this thread then. I've a set in the garage, which I was going to get rid of. This build has given me second thoughts.

Seemingly, the Sandy/Colin manifolds are drying up though.

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Those manifolds took more time than they were worth in money to Colin because he was fabricating the entire manifolds from scratch. He's doing some chopped down gti-6 manifolds with dcoe bodies now. They seem quite popular with his customers.

Edited by kyepan, 02 June 2012 - 08:43 PM.


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Take one spare inlet manifold:

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Attack it with an angle grinder...

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try it in the engine bay...

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Pointing down a little too far on their longest point, but a little further back from that will give a nice angle, yet to measure what total length will be.

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Standard inlet centreline length from the head face is 330mm, makes total length roughly 380mm.

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I always wanted to see what the trumpets in the gti6 manifold looked like. Cheers! I like where you are going here!

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I think you're going about things the right way Mei. I'm always keen to see innovation.

P.S. IIRC, Sandy said the optimum overall tract length was 380mm ish after his experimentation, so that seems to coincide with Peugeot's own findings.

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so, err, yeah...

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Oh and Goliath dragged this over today, cheers George!

it has a remodelled drivers door courtesy of a brick wall somewhere, a rusty drivers arch, knackered rear bumper and a smashed rear screen :blink: oh and a cracked windscreen! :wacko: But it was free. :D

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Apparently the HG or bottom end has gone on this engine, not that it matters, as I have my RFS lump to drop in.

Obviously will clean the bay, maybe a lick of paint if required.

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Edited by welshpug, 29 August 2012 - 03:28 PM.


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scrap it.

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Faster than yours :P

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wonder what one of those would be like on bodies! a suprise i bet.

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not faster when you plant it into every lampost on every roundabout in Newport!

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it wasn't Newport :P

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Quite like the ZX for some strange reason <_<

Could be from my younger days when a Volcane blew me away! :blush:

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Don't think I've ever seen a modified citroen zx...

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you haven't been looking hard enough then :lol: or you're still a kid...

Dakar winners 94 95 and 96, very similar mechanically to the 205/405T16's.

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ZX Kitcars, came along the same time as the 306 Maxi's...

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and lastly Kenneth Hansen's 500 bhp rallycross car.

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Edited by welshpug, 29 August 2012 - 08:10 PM.




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