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Dana's 90 20vt: Gonzo :(

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:28 pm 
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I am officially starting a thread.

*edit* this link has many of the pictures whose links are broken
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As of yesterday I have my car, and tonight I spend some time working on it sort of, so its time for my thread to begin.

The car: picked it up for a great price of $1400 and had it shipped to jersey where I drove down and trailered it back up to rustville USA. :roll:
1990 20v pearl 90q sport (early build from souther cali, not a spec of rust or corrosion anywhere)

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What I have so far
-NG pistons
-everything needed to rebuild/refresh the bottom end
-IIc ecu (still need to pick up from Joe at axis :D )
-nearly brand new holset hy35
-lots of daydreaming plans

Obviously I will need a hefty clutch, better suspension etc. For now I will concentrate and pulling the block to rebuild and install NG pistons. Once I get the car running on the IIc, then I will start to think about body/suspension work.

You can see a bunch of pics here
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It was cold and nasty tonight, and I have no heat in the garage, so I spent some hours at a friends shop hacking off a lot of uneeded metal off my holset.....then I couldn't resist blingin it out a little. :D

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notice I removed all the casting marks and the wastegate actuator tabs[code][/code]

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-1990 90q 1.9tdi swap w/holset turbo
-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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:woowoo: It has begun!!! cant wait to see it come together man

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"Not a spec of rust or corrosion anywhere".

I hate you :D

Nice project, cant wait to see more!

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The 90 looks to be in good shape, a solid foundation for an engine swap. The holset's cold side looks all shiny now. I see you removed that cuff thing from the cold side outlet. BTW... Joe is the guy.

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BTW... Joe is the guy.


Yes he certainly is. My new place (as of June 1 2008) is about half a mile from his house, so spending money will be easier than ever :D

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-1990 90q 1.9tdi swap w/holset turbo
-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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I just ran a carfax, apparently the original owner had the car until 205k, and now it has 215k. I'm the 4th owner, and the first to take it out of southern cali. :D

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-1990 90q 1.9tdi swap w/holset turbo
-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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I took the car out for its first drive today (since the roads were dry). I got her registered and cruised around a bit. I am very pleased, aside from some slightly unhappy control arm bushings/strut mounts, it drives great :D

I scrubbed it down real well and waxed it and moved it into my much-less-than-ideal 'shop' for the teardown to begin. I'm going to have dinner with the gf and start on it tonight

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now this might not look like much, but to a northeaster, this is awe inspiring. Notice the shiny gold under a little layer of grime on the sub frame bolt :o
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And a bay pic. Its relatively unmolested, but dirty and not terribly exciting.

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-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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I did a little tear down work tonight. What a pleasure, everything comes apart like it was put togeather yesterday. I still havent found any rust, not even surface stuff. :-)

Everything is a bit dirty, but its gonna clean up great once I get the motor out (just have to unbolt the tranny and exhaust and its ready to come out.)

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I installed a bumpin new high voltage system!
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-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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Man, california cars are clean......even cleaner than the one i got in FL :bashtard: :woowoo:

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nice! you wasted no time tearing into that! Maybe I'll swing over for a visit tomorrow night.

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Man, california cars are clean......even cleaner than the one i got in FL :bashtard: :woowoo:


That is where I got my 200 also.


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i get most of my cars from CA... what's the big deal? :P :bashtard:

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Highly jealous over here!

Thanks for the updated pics! :D

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Thanks guys!

My garage is totally flooded right now......makes working on a car out there not as much fun.......weak.....

I'm going to have to invenst in a creaper tonight so I can roll under there and undo the exhaust and lower bell housing bolts.


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i get most of my cars from CA... what's the big deal? :P :bashtard:
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-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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pulled the motor tonight, things are dirty but damn, even the downpipe just unbolted no problem whatsoever.

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BOO flooding garage!
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-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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Looks great!!

Im diggin the bag-o-snakes.....

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Hi Dana! It's Adam.. the purveyor of fine pearl white, rust free, CA 90Q's. =)

I'm glad she went to a good home and is in good hands. You definitely got on it quick! Those rust-free bolts just come off too fast, huh? :wink: I'm having fun keeping up with the project...definitely staying tuned!

PS: sorry for not seeing it had BOS headers.. couldn't see well under the heat shield.. don't know if that ended up being good or bad?
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Wilder wrote:
Hi Dana! It's Adam.. the purveyor of fine pearl white, rust free, CA 90Q's. =)

I'm glad she went to a good home and is in good hands. You definitely got on it quick! Those rust-free bolts just come off too fast, huh? :wink: I'm having fun keeping up with the project...definitely staying tuned!

PS: sorry for not seeing it had BOS headers.. couldn't see well under the heat shield.. don't know if that ended up being good or bad?
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Hey Adam! You sounds like you have more rust free pearl 90's...I could use a spare or two if you want to send em on a truck :D

The bag o snakes is a bonus, I wont be using it, but I should be able to sell it, or at least look at it and think about how cool it is. This is the perfect project car for me, I am loving the no rust thing! Thanks for deciding to sell it! :wink:


Today I did a little work, it was freakin cold out so I didn't get much done besides some cleaning. The engine cleaned up so well, just a little degreaser and pressure washing.
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-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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I will be watching this VERY closely...I have the same turbo!

are you porting the wastegate hole and running a lower PSI actuator with boost control like the 280Z guys do? thats what I was lanning on doing.

Im going to assume youre just going to run an external though.

cant wait to see more.

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Justin517 wrote:
Im going to assume youre just going to run an external though.

cant wait to see more.


I had planned on using the audi external WG (especially since I lopped off all of the wastegate bracket stuff to polish the cold side)

I am curious about this turbo too, hopefully I will have some data to share this summer :D

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-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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death 4kqt wrote:
Justin517 wrote:
Im going to assume youre just going to run an external though.

cant wait to see more.


I had planned on using the audi external WG (especially since I lopped off all of the wastegate bracket stuff to polish the cold side)

I am curious about this turbo too, hopefully I will have some data to share this summer :D


ah, ok, sounds good, I dont have a complete auti one, and I dont feel like spending the $200+ on a decent external so for now im going to run the internal, bored larger (the flapper is MUCH larger than the hole) w/ an ebay actuator and welded on bracket (hte stock bracket wont work because the turbo has to be clocked differently I think)

I cnat wait to see results and maybe steal some of your inputs on your map :-) eventhoght I will be running megasquirt, any and all input would help. I think they will spool super fast w/ the 9cm ^2 exhaust housing, the 12cm^2 HX35's seem to spool decent on smaller 4 cylinders, so im thinking these will be great spoolers on our 5s

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Not a whole lot to show today. This damn winter refuses to go away. I managed to strip down the motor today, now I can barely use my hands after being frozen all afternoon :roll:

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-1990 90q 1.9tdi swap w/holset turbo
-4kq efi'd 10vt
-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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I cleaned the bay a bit today, it had a lot of leaking oil so there was many layers to get through. I am going to go over it again when it warms up here

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-1990 90q 20vt: 3b swap
-1990 90q 20vt: 11.7 @124.5
-numerous other various junkers


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I hate you so much. That bay looks pretty spiffy!! I was always amazed at how the engine bay pearl differed slightly from the rest of the car.

These 2 pictures are a prime example of why I want a Cali Pearl CQ :(

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I just did a good/bad thing.. just bought this:

http://burlington.craigslist.org/car/618634524.html

this way when your done, we can race and you can see just how quick this little 90 will be :) BTW, if you or clint has some axles laying around i would love to purrrrrrchace them from yuz..

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