Another re-build project

Another re-build project

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andygtt

8,338 posts

231 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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Looks like you will be joining the 600bhp club... Do you live in Essex? smile

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Tuesday 5th July 2011
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andygtt said:
Looks like you will be joining the 600bhp club... Do you live in Essex? smile


haha no Aberdeen, think I'll be slightly shy of that club, still on the modified T28s so 550+ club for me, can't handle my car being off the road any longer, need to get out and see you guys at some events so the turbo upgrade will wait till next year and my driving skills and 70Kg bodyweight will need to compensate for the extra 50bhp! wink

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Saturday 6th August 2011
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Hi guys, just an update on this, the exciting part, oh and the nautillus air horn sounds much better! smile

Engine in and all connected up with fluids etc, see Tuxman's carbon throttle cable mount wink


nice gloss black powder coat finish to the floor, re-fitted as done by David.MT to the car now owned by IainRS, with closed cell neoprene tape on the repainted chassis and siliconed round the capeted parts then held in place with the stainless hex A2 bolts 13mm.


Nothing exciting, just the interior back in place... it put a big smile on my face sitting in that drivers seat again!


Rear end back on


Off to Jetstream on the back of the worst vehicle ive ever driven for 450 miles! reverie gurney added but didnt have time to put the cannards on at this point.


Stripped for the timing change mod, also getting a touch up on the front clam, geo check, few other service checks.


Collecting my car from them once Trevor has blessed it with another re-map as the finishing touch, will post results in the next couple of weeks hopefully.

Thanks to all for advise/help/constructive critisism along the way, hope my posts have interested and been informative for people now and in the future. Hope ive got a good car under me after this and very excited to put some well deserved miles on her over the next couple of years!

Graham

Edited by hollowpockets on Saturday 6th August 12:02

sunoco69

5,274 posts

132 months

Saturday 6th August 2011
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Looks great. I just wish I had the time, money and knowledge to do something similar.

R0162

2,435 posts

131 months

Saturday 6th August 2011
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Looking good Graham, it is going to be very fast at 550 smile

XLRONYX

244 posts

134 months

Saturday 6th August 2011
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hollowpockets said:
Stripped for the timing change mod, also getting a touch up on the front clam, geo check, few other service checks.
Did you have to drop the oil pan in order to remove the front cover? Or maybe just loosen the bolts and pry it down a little?

How did you remove and re-install the crank pulley? I'm a bit afraid I'll mess it up.

Jeff

hollowpockets

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5,906 posts

183 months

Saturday 6th August 2011
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XLRONYX said:
Did you have to drop the oil pan in order to remove the front cover? Or maybe just loosen the bolts and pry it down a little?

How did you remove and re-install the crank pulley? I'm a bit afraid I'll mess it up.

Jeff
Dave at Jetstream done it as i watched, The inlet manifold, front turbo pipe, cam covers, alternator bracket and power steering pump were removed, then the belt and tensioners and crank pulley appeared to be straight forward unbolt and pull off/push on jobs. I know its stating the obvious but just be sure to mark the positions of anything you remove. A different engine builder put the 'spark timing pick up ring' on the end of the crank, in the wrong position even after marking it, thankfully Dave spotted this and turned it round while doing the timing chain adjustment.

The sump/oil pan didnt get touched as far as i could see and the oil was sitting just level with the top edge of it so you shouldn't spill much if any at all. Impressive to watch an experienced person do it but i think i could manage (with more time and written instructions wink ) myself after seeing it done.

TuxMan

8,996 posts

205 months

Saturday 6th August 2011
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Well done Graham , fingers crossed for you mate !! Hope everything goes according to plan :-) throttle cable bracket is worth 50bhp biggrinbiggrin

andygtt

8,338 posts

231 months

Sunday 7th August 2011
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Looking very good, when is it on the dyno?

done the timin thing myself with engine in place and it's farily easy just make sure you fit a new pulley oil seal and don't rush or drop anything as it will go into sump :-)

ukkid35

5,556 posts

140 months

Sunday 20th December 2020
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Very grateful for the PAX laps at Spa some years ago

Hope we get to meet up again one day

Cheers - Paul