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Chuffin' Ada, someone's nicked me engine...

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...and gearbox. Which means the car now has Paris Dakar ride height and I can't drive it :banghead:

 

However, it does mean we got ourselves an engine build thread :cool:

 

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oooo! Let us know the reason for the rebuild, mileage, etc?

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oooo! Let us know the reason for the rebuild, mileage, etc?

Needs a clutch. :rolleyes:

 

And you know how it is, while one is in there....tinware, sensors, heat exchangers/backbox etc...

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3.8, 11:1, twin plug, cams, throttle bodies,etc????

 

+1 this. We need you to do this and keep us all interested. Pretty Please.

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3.8, 11:1, twin plug, cams, throttle bodies,etc????

Ha! D Ream on.

 

Lots of balancing, cams, conrods, extrude hone the intake manifolds and *maybe * twin plug, if the pistons get changed for 10.5:1 items. *If* they need to be changed. Might get the heads drilled and tapped for twin plugs while they are off. Part of me is hoping the pistons and barrels need replacing, but I'd be surprised if they did.

 

And that'll be about it. Umming and ahhing over the gearbox, but there's nowt wrong with it and it's not one of those fragile, boutique 915's...

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Hang on a sec...am I missing something here ( like an "in joke" ) or something ? How come no one has asked about the circumstances with regard to its theft ?

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Hang on a sec...am I missing something here ( like an "in joke" ) or something ? How come no one has asked about the circumstances with regard to its theft ?

 

 

it does mean we got ourselves an engine build thread :cool:

 

Fear ye not RW - the engine and 'box are at the garage being stripped down. They are just not in the car, where they should be.

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Nice - Who is doing the rebuild - Chris Sargent?

 

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Nice one Doc! Look forward to the build thread.

 

Kevin

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Pleased to hear that. I'm so easily fooled. I could probably even be duped into buying your car, even without the engine and gearbox, for a couple of grand !

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Nice - Who is doing the rebuild - Chris Sargent?

Correctamundo SP. :signs85:

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Love spending time just staring at stuff in build in Chris' engine room!

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Nice - Who is doing the rebuild - Chris Sargent?

 

 

Correctamundo SP. :signs85:

Cool -see you for a dyno rerun at evolveMS sometime soon :)

 

Saying that after my last hub based dyno run at Parr, I may need to rebadge mine as an SC .....

 

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Cool -see you for a dyno rerun at evolveMS sometime soon :)

Mmm, torques is what I'm after though, along with drivability and fuel economy for those long trips I keep doing: not chasing headline HP.

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Nice one Doc, engine bay looks nice and tidy.

 

If your banana arm bushes need doing now's the time to do it.

 

Keep the updates coming :signs85:

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If your banana arm bushes need doing now's the time to do it.

Already been done. :smartass:

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Good luck Doc, hope all goes well with the build. :). Did you buy any zingy bits? ;)

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Did you buy any zingy bits? ;)

Only 3.2 SSI's so far.

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Only 3.2 SSI's so far.

Should help with the torque chasing :)

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Did you buy any zingy bits? ;)

 

 

Only 3.2 SSI's so far.

what cams you fitting?

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Nice project Fraser,

 

Should be a good strong engine when it done, the cams willl make it even more 'zingy'

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Zingyness is everything, innit Steve..?

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DC 20/21 in the frame at the moment.

guessing you be visiting Wayne again once it's run in - should be interest in comparison with MarkJs build.

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