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Offline Clifton

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #15 on: Sunday,December 13, 2015, 06:24:11 AM »
The hard part is done. I finally have the subframe welded to the main frame. I'm working on the brakes next, then a/c lines. I thought I had some pics of the exhaust with turbo mounted but I guess I never took any.


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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #16 on: Sunday,December 13, 2015, 06:32:32 AM »
She's looking great! You do excellent work!  :welder:

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #17 on: Sunday,December 13, 2015, 01:30:26 PM »
Looks great. Any plans to manufacture the sub frame?

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #18 on: Sunday,December 13, 2015, 11:11:38 PM »
I like the work you've done on that frame. I've often wondered why folks struggle trying to fit some engines in the confines of the original chassis when the logical conclusion is to make the chassis accommodate the engine. (within reason)

I'd imagine that's what Lotus did when GKN47D was built ?

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #19 on: Monday,December 14, 2015, 04:08:49 AM »
No plans in making more, I wouldn't do this again. I also had to make suspension that would fit and it had to be double wishbone as a strut won't fit. That probably took as long as the frame. I would probably go with the 4age or Ztec with turbo.

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #20 on: Friday,January 01, 2016, 12:48:14 PM »
I made a dual master cylinder bracket using a Wilwood balance bar. I found a program that calculates brake pedal force, travel, G's.  ect if anyone is interested. http://www.jakelatham.com/radical/info/brake_calculators.shtml#pistondiameters






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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #21 on: Sunday,December 03, 2017, 11:54:24 AM »
I finally got it running.  Brakes work great (Wilwood front and rear). Clutch is a bit stiff but works. Most of the body work is done but I need to veil it and flare it. Wheels are temporary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruKQ41ruQpw&feature=youtu.be

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #22 on: Sunday,December 03, 2017, 03:29:04 PM »
I’m always amazed at the level of projects people take on in their garages. Nicely done, looking forward to seeing the updates!

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #23 on: Sunday,December 03, 2017, 03:45:40 PM »
That must have felt good! Congratulations!  :beerchug:
I'm looking forward to more updates, pictures and videos!

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #24 on: Monday,December 04, 2017, 07:24:03 AM »
Always excited to see long term project finally hit the road. You do excellent work, well, done.

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #25 on: Monday,December 04, 2017, 08:48:43 AM »
Sounds incredible, and looks quick! Congratulations!
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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #26 on: Monday,December 04, 2017, 12:45:17 PM »
The initial run was fun but something wasn't right. I used a Rav4 ecu on a Camry harness.  The ecu wasn't seeing either cam position and I had no power to the Maf. I moved 4 pins on the harness, cleared the codes and went back out with my partner in crime (wife). It is insane how much torque it has even at 1800 rpm. I've had stupid fast cars but nothing with instant torque like this. I'll do a better video soon.

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #27 on: Monday,December 04, 2017, 01:11:52 PM »
Hats off to you, Clifton! I can't wait to see the next video!

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #28 on: Sunday,December 31, 2017, 12:25:15 PM »
Short video of the car in the garage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoFdaCyktG0

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Re: 54/1451 2GR swap
« Reply #29 on: Sunday,December 31, 2017, 02:40:58 PM »
It looks like she's coming along!

I've seen "wavey" brake discs similar to yours before - maybe on motorcycles? What is the advantage to that shape disc?

You also have a very small battery. Are you going to use that battery when you're done? Or are you planning to track or auto-X the car thus not needing a bigger battery. I'm also curious your compression ratio.