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Finnish S2 RST Restoration *update 17.8.2010 Photoshoot*

Old 15-04-2009, 09:40 AM
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Default Finnish S2 RST Restoration *update 17.8.2010 Photoshoot*

Hi from cold Finland!
Me and my mate are building new engine for my s2 rs turbo. I post some pictures if you like to look what have we done. :




-RST Bottom end rebored +0.5mm
-Piper cams 285T2 camshaft kit+piper alloy vernier pulley
-Headwork done, with 3 angle valve seats and some porting+polishing. K-Liner exhaust valve guides.
-Inlet & exhaust manifold matched and inlet ported
-QH new water pump
-All new gaskets & core plugs
-Burton high pressure oil pump
-EFI Flywheel + crankshaft sensor
-EFI Intake manifold with bosch motorsport 380cc injectors
-Block painted chevy orange and sump gloss black, rocker cover bmw-sparkling graphite.
-Ap racing cp 2000-8 clutch kit

First parts:























Assembling engine:



























I will update this as we have progress. We have goal that car would be running beginning of May. What you like? Any ideas or "what have done wrong"

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Old 15-04-2009, 11:09 AM
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nice project any more pictures of the car itself?
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Old 16-04-2009, 05:50 PM
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Many thanks
I can take new pictures about the car when those snow will melt.. 25cm snow in some places!
Hrr this Finland is cold place.

Some updates:


Some enginebay cleaning



Alternator bracket sand blasted & painted in silver


Alternator heat shield painted in VHT High temp satin black
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Yep some updates again, engine is installed now. Exhaust manifold+turbo & starter motor also.
Today we will install inlet manifold and some pipes and try to crank it if everything goes well
In that "garage" ; ) is now pretty chilly because +2 temp outside and stormy wind..



Engine on its way to enginebay:



There it is. Note temporary rocker cover.



On pic of the car:


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Old 20-04-2009, 07:18 AM
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Engine installed and started. Everything vent well and today i will drive and map new engine.


Custom made intake system

Better pictures will come in this week and i am interested how it goes.

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Old 03-05-2009, 01:26 PM
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Pictures as i promised





















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And i also will change rear muffler for more sophisticated by looks and sound..
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Good work!

Did you get the block bored/new pistons/rings?
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Originally Posted by vroooom ptssssh View Post
Good work!

Did you get the block bored/new pistons/rings?
I bought rebuilded engine which has done less than 4000km (2800miles?) after full rebuilt (including boring & oversize piston set) Then i take it to parts and assembled with new gaskets etc. It has now 15 psi boost and running nice with good mpg !
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Looks fucking MINTY FRESH!

Love it good work!
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Hi! theres some time since i last updated this thread but some things have been changed:

-Mongoose 4" output -> 2.5" output
-Cosworth 2wd discs & bracket kit to front (not yet installed)
-New steering column bushes
-Some more mapping and test driving
-Quarter mile 14.4 sek and 163kmh (101mph)
I still have problems with steering wheel shaking, i hope new brakes will help. Steering wheels shakes also when driving stable 100kmh, wheels and tyres should be okay.. any ideas? All new bushes fitted to front. New TCA:sa and steering rods, new bearings too.

Mongoose rear silencer modified:





Cossie 2wd discs & bracket kit for front brakes







Some trackday fun


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Cosworth rear disc conversion started!


Some new parts arrived:
-Sierra cosworth 2wd rear discs 45£ pair
-Sierra cosworth 2wd rear pads 15£
-Sierra cosworth 2wd rear calibers & repair kit 60£ from local scrapper & bigg red brakes, -Sandblasting & Zinc coating 25£
-Brackets 20£ from ebay
-Braided hoses for rear disc conversion & front 26£ for rear (Burton)
-RS2000 handbrake cable in post 20£ from ebay

I am experiencing some problems with brake servo, and i got yesterday replacement servo. It is currently sand blasting and i will paint it satin black. When i do change front brake hoses i will change servo too. I update this thread when i get calibers from zinc processing and rear disc conversion really starts
I have to say, that rear disc conversion is not cheap to do if you do it properly, i mean if you have to buy all new parts like me, okay calibers were used but reconditioning is not cheap..!


I put prices here, if someone is interested to do that. I can give details about conversion when i do assemble it if everything works ok

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Hi mate.. car looks beautiful. I hope that You will finish rear calipers. I took it to parts like You but the putting together was pretty hard. Good luck.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:52 AM
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Hi!
My mate dissembled those calibers before sandblasting and he draw some kind of "explosion image" ; p I hope we can assemble those. What particular was difficult with calibers?
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There is the spring under the cap and its fixed by flat lock (i dont know the right name in english). The spring is so strong so its next to impossible to push the cap down and lock it. And these parts are in small place for brake piston in the caliper. First time I think that I will kick it out.
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Wau, sounds like fun
Lets see if we can assemble those.
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As I said.. Good luck
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And now.. couple of pictures as i polished car today:












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More pics about rear disc conversion:












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that front end looks amazing, must be the intercooler that makes it

or has the bumper been cut out/modified?
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Minty mint m8,preferred the old exhaust though.
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Originally Posted by jammerrs View Post
that front end looks amazing, must be the intercooler that makes it

or has the bumper been cut out/modified?
Front is completely standard 90 spec
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Originally Posted by luxembourgrst View Post
nicei like you car more picture
Thanks to you all folks for comments!

I gonna polish car more in my summer holiday and take more new pictures when i have rear disc conversion completed.

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So does the rear brake disc conversion work well then.
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Rear disc conversion continues...:

We do this in my mate´s house @ countryside so no fancy garage´s yet

First i discard 800miles driven drum brake setup



New calibers, sandblasted & zinc coated with new seals



Brackets and discs in its place:


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