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> Official Sasquatch build thread Part 1, Cosmo Rotary Turbo... Then boom...
Mike Bellis
post Nov 20 2010, 02:20 PM
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Many of you know my car. It was Steve Malmz's car he found in a yard as a roller. It was a former SCCA club racer. Malmz named the car Sasquach. Malmz put a V8 in it and drove it until his priorities changed. It was sold to a guy in Kentucky (unknown name), he regeared the transaxle and drove it little. He sold it to a PCA member in Irvine, CA. That guy used it as a DE car until I purchased it. I installed an EFI system and drove the crap out of it. Recently my clutch went out and I decided it was time for a change. The V8 is going to another member. My engine choice is Top Secret, under wraps until I make my final choices. a Turbo Rotary. I'm taking a twin turbo and converting it to a single large turbo. This mod keeps it simple and increases horsepower. My new license plate will be "914 TT".
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The car has 930 suspension and brakes. 930 steel flairs grafted on, a total of 8 flairs were used. Two per corner to make up the radius. There is a roll cage with removable door bars. The cage is tied to the rear suspension but not the front. The bodywork ant paint are 10+ years old and the car is several shades of white. The chassis is super solid. Only minor surface rust has been found. The Original owner/racer installer a stiffening kit and various braces. The suspension console is unusual. Steel plats replace the inboard pivots. 1/8" & 1/4" plate steel reenforcement plates are surrounding the console. A 1" bar ties in the console to the firewall.
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Here are the first pics of me stripping paint from the engine bay and the unusual consoles.
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post Nov 20 2010, 02:21 PM
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post Nov 20 2010, 02:30 PM
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Subscribed! I remember that car back when Steve had it in my neck of the woods. Look forward to seeing how it evolves.
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post Nov 20 2010, 02:38 PM
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Here's a nostalgic pic from when Malmz owned it...
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post Nov 20 2010, 03:17 PM
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oooh... 914 TT for a plate. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) I'm hooked!
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post Nov 20 2010, 03:27 PM
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Audi 2.7TT? Subaru TT?

You gonna cut the engine shroud/tray's out? Now is a great time for it...


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post Nov 20 2010, 03:31 PM
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You gonna cut the engine shroud/tray's out? Now is a great time for it...



Are they held in with spot welds that can be drilled out? My engine will be coming out this winter for a TT swap also, and those shelves have got to go.
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post Nov 20 2010, 03:44 PM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Nov 20 2010, 01:27 PM) *

Audi 2.7TT? Subaru TT?

You gonna cut the engine shroud/tray's out? Now is a great time for it...

I didn't even know the tray was cut until I pulled the 800lb engine out. The firewall side will get trimmed and the little bits near the hell hole. There will be a belly pan under the engine to keep most of the road dirt out. It's amazing how much dirt comes up when you don't run engine tin. The cage in the trunk will get reworked to the tranny mounts. The radiator up front will be downsized and an inline temperature controlled water pump will provide better constant flow. Not sure about the flairs. I need to strip all the bondo off and see what they look like.

The plan is to get it fabbed up, running and in primer for the WCC 2011. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif) Then I'll strip it apart, work out the bugs and paint it. The original color is silver. My friend Nelson painted the 034 MS GTI silver metalic. I may go with that because it looks so awesome! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif) The medium size flake in the paint is incredible. I would also like to come up with a smooth solution for the firewall.
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post Nov 20 2010, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE(RJMII @ Nov 20 2010, 01:31 PM) *

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You gonna cut the engine shroud/tray's out? Now is a great time for it...
Are they held in with spot welds that can be drilled out? My engine will be coming out this winter for a TT swap also, and those shelves have got to go.

Yup. Drilling spot welds for the side shelves and the rear seal strip. The front shelf must be trimmed manually since the shelf is actually part of the firewall stamping. Looks so nice with the shelves gone in conversion cars. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)


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post Nov 20 2010, 04:48 PM
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Cool!
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post Nov 20 2010, 05:12 PM
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Excellent! Can't wait to see what you do with it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Nov 20 2010, 05:42 PM
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Subscribed! Good luck Mike; let me know if you need any help. Maybe we could do a build/bbq party.

BTW, what's the story with the holes in the trailing arms? Are they rosette holes that were not welded in?

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QUOTE(strawman @ Nov 20 2010, 03:42 PM) *

Subscribed! Good luck Mike; let me know if you need any help. Maybe we could do a build/bbq party.

BTW, what's the story with the holes in the trailing arms? Are they rosette holes that were not welded in?

Geoff

Exactly. Not shure why the PO or PPO or PPPO did not weld them all in when they added the stiffening plates. The console has me puzzeled too. I think I will end up adding material above the engine shelf to tie it in better. Not shown in pics is the back side under the console. The entire system is seam welded under there. I looks plenty strong.
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Subscribed as well.

I thought you were thinking rotary?

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QUOTE(Lennies914 @ Nov 20 2010, 05:32 PM) *

Subscribed as well.

I thought you were thinking rotary?

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In Germany we would call it a Wankel. Wankel Turbolader.
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Hmmm....a 13B-REW Rotary/Wankel motor would be cool in 914.....please tell me you are putting that in the car?! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)

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QUOTE(roadster fan @ Nov 22 2010, 10:12 AM) *

Hmmm....a 13B-REW Rotary/Wankel motor would be cool in 914.....please tell me you are putting that in the car?! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)

Jim


OK, I'll come clean.

YES! A Wankel 13B Twin Turbo will be installed. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif) A water to air intercooler will go in with it. After market ECU, bigger injectors and boost controller. I am shooting for 300-350 HP. Keeping it reliable and not pushing it too far. A 4" exhaust, 50mm wastegate and new BOV too. I going huge with the exhaust just because it will look crazy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif) And it will spool faster. Intake air filter is in design at this moment. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/type.gif)
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So you decided 15mpg is still OK huh? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Going from ALL torque to NO torque is going to be quite interesting to say the least!

Sounds like a cool build! Cant wait to see it!

You sticking with a 914 trani?
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post Nov 22 2010, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE(Andyrew @ Nov 22 2010, 12:03 PM) *

So you decided 15mpg is still OK huh? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Going from ALL torque to NO torque is going to be quite interesting to say the least!

Sounds like a cool build! Cant wait to see it!

You sticking with a 914 trani?

I should have around 200ft lbs. And the car will be at least 400lbs lighter. I'm going with my 901 right now. I still have 1st gear and a flipped H for 5th. At 7500 rpm that should put me over 200mph on the salt flats. I considered a Subie tranny but the Turbo dump is very close to the axles. Kenedy does make an adapter for that combo so it's not out of the question. I would need a custom exhaust manifold to move the dump. Anybody have a Subi to trade? I can't decide if I want the WG to be muffled or just dump it out.
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