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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:32 pm 
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:shock: I've been meaning to do this ever since I got the faux hoodscoop; I just didn't think I'd have the guts to actually hack a hole through my hood. My goal was to allow some cold air in. I just hope my design is adequate. I wanted to install a cone filter, but that seemed to be a bit difficult to adapt to the top of a carb. I just wasn't satisfied with the stock airbox, so here's what I did:

First the false hoodscoop:

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The old airbox:

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The old airbox dressed up a bit:

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AND THE NEW AIR FILTER ASSEMBLY! :-P Doubles as a weight reduction :-P I installed a small breather for the PCV.

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And here's the hole I cut...

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Then I found one of these and cut it for my application:

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I popped that plastic thing through the hole that I cut in the hood to hopefully direct the air to the filter element:

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And here's the end result!

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I have noticed a slight increase in pull in the lower rpms, especially in second gear; though, I can't really determine that for sure. It definitely starts much better when the engine is warm; which used to be a bit of a problem before. Plus it sounds cool when you put your ear up to the hoodscoop now :wink:

Sorry 'bout the various pic sizes.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:43 pm 
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hahah very nice creative! but glad that it works and improve lots.

maybe you want to improve your fake hood... air will flow and stuck end of inside the hood...

make a metal with 90 degree bend and put into the hood.. so air will flow into the hole better.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:08 am 
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Is It wrong I get wood stairing @ the front of you car "wow"

Thats great & a 4dr to boot & blue

I want to do that to one of my car's
where did you get the side skirt's ??
And the scoop ??
Defanitly getting KP for that car nice job


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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
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I know it's a bit different, aint it?, but I'm glad you found it entertaining. I wasn't sure what the first response was going to be like :lol:

Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking about maybe fitting some curved material into the scoop to better help direct the air into the hole.


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jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
I want to do that to one of my car's
where did you get the side skirt's ??
And the scoop ??


Rusty rocker panels + Galvanized roof flashing + aspiring hobby body work master; My Dad (Gadge) = Sideskirts!!!

The hoodscoop was a surprise. My dad was playing with sheetmetal and a metal bender to replicate the hoodscoop I drew for fun on my car on a preliminary picture. We ended up nearly replicating that image in the end.

That picture of my car was when it was in its glory. It's ready for another shot of paint now and has reverted to stock bumpers for the winter.

BTW: That 4 door of yours is pretty clean looking! I personally like the 4 doors; then again, I seem to attract sedans.


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Holy Crap! and I though I attracted the 4 doors...

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jaguar,vettes&sprints, looks like you have me beat!

The other Sprint I owned:

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It's my dad's car now.

Now you got me curious about how you adapted the turbo engine to your car.


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Aamp, your car has me looking for a firefly grille now, looks awesome

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amp please send more picture's
front,back, sides, high shots, low shots,
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the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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Click here to see my collection of photos in the gallery. I could post them, but I wasn't sure if the page would then take too long to load.

I would love to learn more about your car. That must have been A LOT of work! I noticed the Vacuum Switch Unit on your firewall. Did yours also begin life as a slow (but furious) automatic!? If so, you've done everything I've dreamed of doing to the Firefly :worship:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:49 pm 
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thank's for the pic's your ol'man does good work I might have to copy some
love the air dam's (nice)
ya I'm in to the MK1 4dr's you can fit 8 2x4x8 inside with the hatch shut

well i used to have 3 4dr but a friend knew I had them
offered me enough money I couldn't say no nokidding so let him have one
(he still let's me work on it from time to time)

the kid drives the other he's into the milage

all My car started as AT/non turbo Turbo ed mine "Elturdbo"
put a stick in the kids & I have'nt converted the other i might turbo it
it wont be cheep but they are a blast

I went the extra mile stuck a3tech cam in it it realy woke
the little turbo up
if you want to read it here's my post

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=20661


great post how to on the dash
I just put two & two together

Ive owned over 15 ove these MK1 but just found Teamswift
for the most part the guy's that hang here are great
if you need any thing for these little hoopties
it's right here

My best story I tell everyone is I need a MAF
I guy up in the frozen north went to his local junk yard found me one
bought it shipped it wouldn't let my pay him till I put it in made sure it worked

That's not how i work but his generousity hooked me (Thank's Wayne)
I talk alot of smack but if i can give back parts or nohow i"m there

My car has a lot of parts from other Teamswifters
heck who would of thought you could get a custom ground cam
for you 18 year old car

that back in the day everyone thought were throw away go figure
Keep post'in................................................Scott (J,V&S)

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t3 ragtop wrote:
the 3 banger isn't at all a "grenade." it's a tough little son of a bitch doing a big job. respect it.
suprf1y wrote:
I didn't save anything.Vehicles are to me, like little boys are to Tommy.Toys to be abused for my own personal pleasure.
jrjd wrote:
"Driving a Swift GTi is like driving a bike in your house".


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jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
thank's for the pic's your ol'man does good work I might have to copy some
love the air dam's (nice)


He's fabricating a hoodscoop right now as I type :wink:

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
ya I'm in to the MK1 4dr's you can fit 8 2x4x8 inside with the hatch shut


These things can definitely haul. I once transported a 7 foot long couch in the back of mine :lol:

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
well i used to have 3 4dr but a friend knew I had them
offered me enough money I couldn't say no nokidding so let him have one
(he still let's me work on it from time to time)


Might as well share the wealth. I'm sure he'll enjoy that car, and maybe he'll love it so much that he'll join Team Swift :cheers:

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
the kid drives the other he's into the milage


I wish mine got good mileage :( but I'm going to work on it all summer and fix the engine :cheers:

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
all My car started as AT/non turbo Turbo ed mine "Elturdbo"
put a stick in the kids & I have'nt converted the other i might turbo it
it wont be cheep but they are a blast


Is "Elturdbo" still using the Automatic :?: I would like a 5 speed in mine too.

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
I went the extra mile stuck a3tech cam in it it realy woke
the little turbo up
if you want to read it here's my post

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=20661


:D :D :D My dad's Sprint has the 3 Tech Performance cam. Down right amazing! I see you made a post that has been made Sticky. Good job! I like being able to see pictures on a walkthrough. I shall refer to that if and when I do mine.

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
great post how to on the dash
I just put two & two together


Why thank you! Since I had all the wiring harness, the job was simple; but I soon realized that some Team Swift members may have not been as lucky as I was in my find and might have not had the harness. I figured the least I could do was provide diagrams of the harnesses :idea:

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
Ive owned over 15 ove these MK1 but just found Teamswift
for the most part the guy's that hang here are great
if you need any thing for these little hoopties
it's right here

My best story I tell everyone is I need a MAF
I guy up in the frozen north went to his local junk yard found me one
bought it shipped it wouldn't let my pay him till I put it in made sure it worked

That's not how i work but his generousity hooked me (Thank's Wayne)
I talk alot of smack but if i can give back parts or nohow i"m there

My car has a lot of parts from other Teamswifters
heck who would of thought you could get a custom ground cam
for you 18 year old car


15 Mk1s :shock: I bought my first one, loved it so much that I got a second, sold that one to my folks when they were in need, and am now lining up a purchase on another (pre 1987 old skool Mk1 2 door. It would be my first 2 door ever!). Before Team Swift, my head was in the clouds. There's no better place than here to get information and service on these rare little machines.

jaguar,vettes&sprints wrote:
that back in the day everyone thought were throw away go figure
Keep post'in................................................Scott (J,V&S)


Oh I'll be postin' alright! Just wait until I get my summer car out and take the Firefly off the road. I'll be devoting my time and money toward it, but I will likely need the experience of others to guide me at times. It will be my project/learning experience car. I have summed the name of the project to one word. I think I will deem it project: "taketheslowoutoftheslowandthefuriousandmakeitfastandefficient!" :huh:

Later,
-Trev.


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I definately agree with you guys these things are addictive! my first was an 85 sohc and then when I found one I got an 87 GTi, i was scared of it when I started driving it, I used to drive the sohc around foot to the floor and just use the gears to vary my acceleration (of course letting off the pedal upon reaching the desired speed, its not like it has to be driven foot to the floor because its lacking just cause its fun) then I realised you cant really drive the GTi the same way you have to acutally use variance in your accelerator work or you spin the wheels everywhere :D :D
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thats the GTi above

and heres the one which got me hooked
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I sold the grey one to my best friend and then bought half of it back when he got a new car I coudlnt bear to see it go and now we have a spare car when we take either ofours off the road for work on it and its also a long term project rally car :D

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GOO DAE Mate the steering wheels on the wrong side
Take good care of 4dr they just don't make 'm like that any mo'


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