Although progress will be slow to start with, I thought I would start a project thread so you can see the car and I can keep you all updated with anything that I do.
I picked the car up last weekend (19/2/12) from Andy, For those of you which dont know the car the specs are as follows:
It originally started out as an S16 with a factory fitted steel Dimma kit, but is now far from standard!
The car has had an engine change to a 2.2 16v Hdi out of a 406, which is fitted with a Garrett GT2256V Turbo (VNT from BMW) mounted above the gearbox with a custom stainless steel manifold, BMW *30d fuel pump, hybrid injectors, full stainless steel exhaust, charge cooler, oil cooler, oil catch tank and has been mapped by Lars Lübker!!
Handling wise on the front it is running a wide track Dimma suspension setup lowered on apex springs and the rear torsion bar lowered, and has been fitted with 4 pot Brembo calipers on the front from a Boxster, using 406 V6 discs.
Wheels are the standard Dimma compomotives.
Inside it has a full S16 half leather interior, has been converted to phase 3 Hdi dials, the centre heater vents have been replaced with an oil pressure/temp gauge and a boost gauge and it is fitted with a momo steering wheel.
Some pics of the car how i bought it:
And a short video of what it sounds like
I bought the car as a project and plans so far are:
Give it a good service and some tlc
Repair the heaters as it was a rather cold 340 mile journey home in temperature around 0 degrees C!!!!
Sort out the bodywork which will probaly result in a full resray
Refurb the wheels
Sort out a few problems i have found
Tidy up a few things inside
So keep watching for progress
Since getting the car home i have had a reasonable look over it, replaced the cam sensor plug as one of the wires broke off and changed the fuel filter.