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1990 GTU meets Renesis

Old 11-14-2008, 05:50 PM
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OK... im going to try and ducument this as much as possible with pics and tip. i am by no means a genious or have a bunch of money. i also have 2 other TII's wich get most of my money. i want to prove this is one of the best swaps for the price and power.



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Old 11-14-2008, 06:20 PM
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so i'll start it off with getting the core into the car. this is probley the best thing to do first since you can make anything else without knowing clearence issues.



heres a few pics of the motor mounts i made made 1/4inch steel plate. i got this metal for free this is why i chose it. i cut them out with a sheer and a hand torch. used a belt sander to smooth them out slightly. there not 100% done. i need to do some slight trimming and smoothing to make them look better. but for now, they work and fit very nice. there plety strong and will be nice with the polyurethane bushings im using.



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both mounts

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motor mounted with FD front cover on

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Old 11-14-2008, 06:31 PM
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im going to add that this is my first ever attempt of trying to make motor mounts.



i bolted the tranny to the motor (S5 NA trans) and put them in together and mounted the tranny using stock tranny mounting positions. i then propped the motor up using a floor jack getting it to the right height and location using a level to make sure its even.



the FD front cover is on there in the picture because i was planning on using it. for the main reason of using the FD crank trigger mounted on the front cover. but im since thinking of using the S4 NA front cover i have on there now and using the FC crank angle sensor. alls you need to do is swap the renesis timing gear for a 12a/13b one and thats it.



i'll be using an FC water pump and housing either way. mainly because the FD one is very ugly and bulky. plus the FC one is lighter. i'll be updating more when i get to it. there much much fabrication to come. most of it will be my first time, proving it dosnt take a pro and a bunch of money.



i'll be hoping for 220-230 WHP when all is complete. in NA form with MPG near 18-20 city driving. and more reliability than any other rotary with equal power. and far more street drivability. this will be a TRUE daily driver with A/C and all!!!
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:35 PM
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Me likes your sexy thinking!
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:58 PM
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Swap-lightful! Swap-tacular! Swap-licious?



I really like those mounts, easy but effective. Can't wait to see the final product.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:05 AM
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can this be moved to the rotary engine swap section, or 2nd gen area. i want more traffic to get more tips and ideas.



and a MOD delete this post after its been moved.



thanks...
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:20 AM
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nice work ******

what are u gonna do for engine management?
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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not sure at the moment. but most likely a Microtech since KILO (jesus padilla) will be the tuner. and thats what he prefers to tune.



but if i find a haltech for cheap i would go with that. here in Orlando theres a lot of really good rotary tuners. and most poeple use haltech and microtech. im running into the problem right now with my TII cause im using the Apex-i. all the tuners who are familiar with it are almost 2 hours away.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:15 PM
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small update:



im going to be using the FD coils. so i made this little bracket to mount them on the frame near the steering column. all i did was cut a flat piece of 14 gauge steel to size, and then used the old nuts off the original bracket. welded them down and bought some bolts and presto! i think it came out well for 10 minutes of work and design.



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Old 11-25-2008, 05:15 AM
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Are you going to weld the plate in or bolt it down? Nice trick
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