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Thanks for the information. It is greatly appreciated..

 

After assembling the short in late October, I decided to install larger valves and do major porting of the cylinder head. Given the size of the valves, we dummy fitted the head so that we could determine what clearance we had on on the valve relief's, on the pistons. After we determined the centre of the valve, we realised that the clearances were a little too close for comfort. So, the bottom was disassembled and the pistons milled.

Before machining:
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After machining:
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As you can see, the remaining material at the outer edge of the piston was unacceptably thin, so it was removed. The whole bottom end was then recleaned and components and the reassembly initiated.
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Upon installing the oil pick up (wasn't installed previously), we identified a problem. In it's standard configuration, the bottom oil pick up would only clear the bottom of the sump by 2mm. We also noted, that due to the addition of the mains stud girdle, the height if the pick up mount was increased. This caused the pick up flange (at the oil pump) to be misaligned with the oil pump. In order to rectify the problem, we made minor adjustments to the lenght two main studs. The first to be adjusted, was a stud that was positioned directly under the middle of the pick up tube, as it was touching the pick up. The other was the studs that the pick up's brace attaches to. Despite lowering the mounting height of the pick up, we found that it was not sufficient to square up the flange. So, we cut about 10mm of material from the pick up brace ans rewelded the mount. Problem solved.....
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Unfortunately, as I have not completed polishing the timing cover, assembly ceased.

Stay posted, more updates soon....

 

I was only thinking about my problems with the splitters for the DJR kit the other day. So, while browsing Ebay, I performed a search for "DJR". Much to my delight, I found these...

NOS - Genunie DJR splitters. So, I snapped them up and they are in transit. If anyone else is interested in a set, they have another set listed....
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The Drive Shaft Shop 1400hp drive shafts arrived today. The picture really doesn't show how big these things really are.

With any luck, I will have the new IRS and fuel system fitted before the car gets its engine bay painted on Sunday.
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A mate has one of those ss throttle bodies and has had nothing but trouble with it especially idling, hope you done have any dramas with yours, awesome bulid too mate !

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Hey nice one, quick question... When u fly cut the pistons what was your P-V clearance, were u already in the single digits? What was the after P-V ?

Your right its very thin going around the skirts

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Sorry mate, I was at the shop today and I forgot to ask. I'll get the answers for you tomorrow.

New bits in transit.....

Aeroflow fuel filter - AF66-2043S -12 fittings

Dimensions - 7" x 2-1/2".

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AEROFLOW AF59-2431 - 10 micron stinless mesh filter

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AEROFLOW AF66-2246 Dual Billet Filter Mount

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Remote Power Steering Reservoir - PROFLOW 750ml Oil Catch can with breather, drain tap and -12 fitting.

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The standard tank is not a pressurised unit and has a capacity is 600ml. So it should be fine.

 

We fitted the sump up to the short engine the other day, and the girdle and studs hit were way too long. This resulted in a gap of 8mm from the sump flange to the block. We ended up having to remove the ball bearings from under the studs and a lot of material from the sump. So what was considered a basic task turned into a 3 hour modification.

While there we welded in a plate on the rear side of the sumps main oil pan, This is to stop oil from running to the back of the sump when doing hard launches.

The engine and box were removed yesterday in preparation for painting. CNC'ing if the valve seats should be competed today. So, final assembly should be completed in the coming days.

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great thread mate well done.Will be following with interest.

Who are getting to do the tuning work ?

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Thank you for your kind words. they are greatly appreciated.

After the run in is completed, it will be going to Dave Sheehy in Mackay.

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Yep CPV , carry on. Bit of a legend around here for us veterans, It will go fast.

Daves produced the odd nugget of his own LOL

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I finished stripping the engine bay today. I have removed the battery tray, as it reduce the room for the hot side piping and turbo intake.

In regards to the informatio below, I battled to describe it a way that all members could understand. My apologies....

I also dummy fitted the Plazmaman 1900hp intercooler. this required the a little massaging of the Rio. With this, I fitted the hot and cold side piping from the cooler to the headlight and this is where I hit a hurdle. As many before me have found, the limited space between the body and the headlights limits piping size to 3 inches in diameter. Even then, intercooler piping will not fit through there and a silicon joiner has to be run through the area. The joinert is squashed/distorted between the body and the light.and as you could well understand, this is an obvious are of restriction and an area that could be improved.

So came the question, how can I increase flow without making obvious illegal modifications eg: Cutting holes in the body where the battery and air box used to be and running the piping through them? With this, I decided to modify the shape of the area under the headlight, to allow 69mm piping to pass through the area unrestricted. I managed this, by scalloping out the material where the piping ran under the light, and welded in a section with a larger diameter.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take any pictures today. I will post some tomorrow night, and I am sure that it will clarify what I attempted to explain..

Cheers

Brad

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I was amazed at how much fasted and easier it was. I will never do it any other way again......

 

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Great thread mate! You certainly have been saving your pennies for this build lol. Good luck with it all, will be following with great interest.

Hi Captain, I'm glad that you like the thread. I just want to share my experience with others, and maybe help out if I can..

I shudder to think of how much I have spent already..... Every section of the car costs thousands of dollars.

 

Continuing from yesterdays post. I finished notching the drivers side today, with the passengers side now 75% complete.

The pipe fit through under the headlight with sufficient clearance......

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A little disappointed that the power steering reservoir that I ordered was cancelled and the money refunded. this is the message that I received:

"Message from merchant: unfortunately we are having a major problem with ebay changing policy and holding funds for 30 days so we have had to close out account and refund all purchases thanks"

So, I ordered one of these instead:

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Today, the notching of the passenger's side was completed. The drivers side also received some attention to finalise it. I'm very happy with the finish, by we will finish it with some filler.
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While the gear was handy, we deleted some redundant holes (Factory cold air intake, battery tray drain etc) and also filled where we drilled out the spot weld from where the battery tray was removed.
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When I stripped the plenum tray from around the windscreen, I found a small section of rust in the bottom of the cavity where the join holds moisture.. So it was cut out and a new section welded in. I think that this area may be problematic to these cars, so it might pay to check your own and catch it before it becomes a problem.

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As I have replaced the original battery for the Process West kit, with a larger Odyssey battery, I made a new tray. All in all, a very productive day. The car should be heading to the paint shop within the next two days.
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