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Default My 1997 Classic GF8 Wagon Project

Update 12/01 - Car is now for sale.

Hi there and a sorry for a potentially lengthy intro to what could be a short project!

I'm Lewis, I've previously been more of a biker but I've got a bit bored of them recently (after a recent count I've owned 22 bikes & 15 cars at 27 years old... I do get bored!) but I always need a toy in my life and I was very recently having an inkling for buying back my Nissan Pulsar GTiR but seeing the sickening prices they are worth now soon put me off and bought me back to earth.

I thought an EJ20 based Scooby was a good compromise that I've long hankered for which I can at least get bits for... and is just as potentially unreliable/rotten/Japanese!

A seemingly nice wagon with the sort of mods I was after come up for sale fairly locally (also a previous member on here) and a deal was made.

Anyway, the car (or what I know of it)...
JDM EJ207 'S20C' Block from a V7 STi
65C 'Reddish Blue' colour which I love
Garret GT28R Turbo
RCM UEL Headers
Decat Exhaust
Custom Chrome Racing 5" backbox (a 'bit' antisocial )
FMIC
Parallel Fuel Setup
RCM Cone Filter
Lightened Flywheel
XYZ Coilovers
Innovate AFR Gauge
STi 4 Pots
STi Alloy Arms
RCM Headgaskets
Blitz DV
Oil Catch Can
A/C Deleted
Circa 180K on the shell and 124k on the motor.

So anyway, got the Scoob back from TDR yesterday overall with a clean bill of health and I had a service inc engine oil/filter, diffs/gearbox oil, brake fluid and spark plugs where they confirmed they found a cracked plug which was the likely cause of the on boost hesitation... sorted!! they were impressed with what the old girl made and the quality of the map with solid AFR's throughout (Origin still unconfirmed by the way...). Would highly recommend TDR to anyone thinking of going there, great guys.

Here are some pics from when I collected the car from TDR and I was pleasantly surprised with the dyno results! (P.S. If anyone wants me to blank number plates of cars out let me know, not sure on the usual etiquette here - the cars were stunning there)






Car is now for sale by the way

Anyway, nice to be on board. There seems to be a decent community in the Midlands and lots of local resources/specialists.

Let me know what you guys think!

Cheers, Lew

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