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Have thought to do a little blog about my car projects. An Opel Calibra Turbo which I based on the four-wheel drive to rear wheel drive. This is partly because the four-wheel drive can not handle power from the engine but also to RWD is so much more fun.

Version 3.0, new instruments ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:43:53

Bought a Digi Dash, all the possible values ​​and speed!

Some values ​​after Moton been run for a while.

Version 3.0, the engine and drivetrain started ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:41:27


Version 3.0, the car down on the ground again ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:38:41
The car down at the wheel again. What is left to do is: exhaust, interior design, attach the front with quick couplers, replace windshield, making new electrical system .

Version 3.0, installation of coilovers ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:36:29
After work with the outer flange, it was time to mount the drive axles and coilovers.

You can also see on the pictures, my fiberglass fenders and SAAB 9-5 AERO brakes.

Version 3.0, special parts ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:33:56

It is needed to build some special parts for a project like this.

First up is an adapter for the prop shaft. I use a Volvo 740 drive shaft which I extended 8cm. I turned the drive shaft back and front, then it´s fits directly on my Opel Omega 3000 diff, but to get it to fit on the BMW gearbox needed an adapter.

The next part of the build is to get to the drive shafts back, those are the Omega 3000 diff is the strongest available to Opel but they do not fit straight off. The drive shafts are of great inner and outer flange and the original Clibran it's small outer flange.

To solve this, bought two outer flange of Opel Omega 2.4, they fit the drive shafts and they fit in the Calibration hubs. But 3000 diff is a bit wider than the original diff so I shortened the 2.4 outer flange 5mm.

Version 3.0, some more new parts ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:29:37
The intake manifold is complete, with 1200cc injectors.

H&R coilovers.

Version 3.0, the new engine in the body ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:28:14

Now I have come so far that it was time to install the new engine in the car.

This went smoothly because I used an empty block under construction.

Version 3.0, the engine is ready ...

The rebuildPosted by CONMAN Wed, March 20, 2013 21:26:31

The engine is ready! (no intake, timing belt and other flange on the manifold)

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