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    Project Berg Stormer (mk1 not caddy)

    Hey guys.

    Thought I would introduce you to my latest project.



    I have always wanted a berg cup car, and just happened across this car on FB when it came up for sale.

    I practically bit Jamies arm off and collected the car last weekend. Its looks right at home in my garage


    Its flipping awesome.

    packing heat in the form of a 20v conversion



    With credit to Jamie, he has built a great track car, but there is plenty of scope for improvement to make the car mine.

    My plans are to turn it into a show/track car.

    That means new paint job and graphics, new interior, and some trick performance upgrades.

    Watch this space for some exciting upgrades.

    Just to give you a flavor,
    watch out for a sequential dog box,
    full custom re wire,
    50's bomber inspired interior,
    custom wheels and much more,
    Carbon panels,
    power upgrades and much more.

    Anyone interested in sponsoring the build, get in touch :P

    Amit
    Last edited by Amit; 08-05-2014 at 09:34 AM.

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    awesome

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    That looks as hard as nails. I like it You have a rather nice garage there as well

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    Brill!

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    that looks bloody fantastic! The man caves impressive too

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    I can`t believe he sold it.... amazing car!!!! your a lucky boy

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    very nice , and I would kill for that garage

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    Oooo, kamei bonnet scoops!!
    I like...,

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    The plan for this car was always to just do a quick tidy up and enjoy it while we gather parts for a major rebuild.

    Well my trusty side kick paul came round and got itchy fingers so the car is now in bits :P

    When we bought the car, we new the first job was going to be to sort out wiring. Jamie was let down by his auto electrician so he never got passed the get it in and working stage.

    Our eventual plan is to replace all the wiring with a proper motorsport loom and fuse box, but in the mean time, paul decided to have a little tidy and get all the gauges wired up so out came the dash.



    He then got carried away with the wire cutters lol



    Then decided the best way to get access so install the senders was to remove half the front of the car!. While it was bits, we started looking at relocating the air filter and building an air box for it.



    While the front was in bits, Paul riveted the grille in place rather than glue which was coming off



    and added some more obvious indicators. The original ones were a little to subtle for london. We also replaced the IC for taller, but narrower IC to give a little more space for better routing of the charge pipes




    Then looking through my stash, we found an ally mk1 rad that fits perfectly!



    While all that was going on,

    This arrived. Is there anything you cant do with cable ties?

    :O

    mmm dog cogs


    and I started working on this. Can anyone guess what it is?

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    6 Speed! Nice =)
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    Just see this on my tea break ( honest boss )

    Great car some manic wiring even a three pin plug

    I'm going to be keeping an eye on this one that's for sure!

    It sounds like a great stash you have there to find a radiator just like that..

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    Is there anything you cant do with cable ties?
    Yeah, in my experience, tying stuff to pallets - the dynamic loads normally rips them apart.


    Your mk1 is chuffing amazing, love it.

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    Is there anything you cant do with cable ties?
    Yeah, in my experience, tying stuff to pallets - the dynamic loads normally rips them apart.


    Your mk1 is chuffing amazing, love it.

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    fair play, seen this car online. Very good buy!

    heard bad things about those queef boxes though (something about cheese? or melting? or something?)

    very jealous.

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    I like that Amit, Very nice

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    awesome, i saw that for sale.
    You will be hillclibing with it right?
    I think the issue with the Quaife's was something to do with the clutch bearing?
    Michael Flynn's 'i Love Berg Cup' group on facebook should be helpful
    That drawing would be for the shifter, i thought it was just forward/back as it indexes the selector thing in the gearbox?
    or is the box not sequential/

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    So the wiring tidy up continues

    When the new motor was fitted, the original loom was transferred as is. This meant LOTS of excess cable tucked around the engine bay.

    Paul got to work pulling it all out, and cutting it to length



    Properly terminating the ends with solder and crimps, and protecting with heat shrink



    Then covering the lot with nylon overbraid



    While the charge system was in bits, it would be rude not give it some love so we went from this



    to this



    Paul also knocked up a little bracket to support the rad against the intercooler as this was free floating previously,only held in place by the water pipes


    While playing with the car, we also made some important decisions. This car is too good to mess with much further than a tidy up, and it would be shame to take it off the road before we got to have some fun in it, so its staying as is except minor tweaks and will act as a test bed.

    This now means I am on the hunt for a new rolling shell to build a berg car from scratch with seam welded shell, weld in cage and lots of carbon!

    Watch this space

    Amit

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    Quote Originally Posted by 43655 View Post
    awesome, i saw that for sale.
    You will be hillclibing with it right?
    Just general hooning about in it really.

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    So good! Let the hooning begin!

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    How did I miss this, you gotta love a berg cup mk1.

    Looks like a cool machine to hoon about in

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