Steve's Slooow Build.

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby steve » 12 Jun 2015, 10:18

Something just turned up.....

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Waiting for the engine and exhaust manifold to turn up :D :D

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby Midlana1 » 12 Jun 2015, 10:42

That's an enormous compressor section... don't build one of those cars that literally doubles its power in 1000 rpm. In a mid-engine car in a turn, that'll put the car in the ditch in a blink of an eye.

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby steve » 14 Jun 2015, 03:03

Its not as big as it looks, the camera did it honest....

Its a t3/4 hybrid at the right spec for the engine, .50ar in, .63ar out..

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby steve » 22 Jun 2015, 07:21

Engine arrived this morning.... :D :D

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby steve » 01 Jul 2015, 05:48

Gearbox has 3 mounting points front, top and back, surely I dont need all of them do I?

Looking at my Fiat there is one on the chassis leg with a torque bar from underneath the gearbox to the body.

Will that be enough?

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby Midlana1 » 01 Jul 2015, 06:09

You need a bare minimum of three, but four is best. One on each end (opposite each other) support the weight, while the other two on each side of the engine handle the torque. I originally had four, then followed some bad advice and removed one. That's fine... until one of the remaining three broke and the engine tried to leap out of the car, rotating up and over the remaining two mounts. You want four!

[Edit] And don't think about using solid mounts unless you want to have every single fastener on the car back off due to vibration levels which will blur your vision...

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby steve » 12 Aug 2015, 14:27

Cheers Kurt, yes i know about solid links, learned the hard way..

Had an engine steady on my zetec in the 7 to stop the engine moving over in corners. That soon went the journey after my hands went numb on the steering wheel with the very high frequency generated...

Steve xx

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby Oily » 26 May 2016, 00:11

Hi Steve,

Any more progress on this ?

I'm based in Kent, and bought the book a couple of weeks ago, and am in the reading/planning stage, although I already know I'm going Swedish powered (Saab or Volvo).

Interested to see how a fellow Brit is getting on ! :)

Olly

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Re: Steve's Slooow Build.

Postby steve » 31 Jul 2016, 08:10

Sorry for the slow reply but nothings happening here. Im working nights and hardly got any time for anything atm..

Just started getting the motor on a trolley to get it running before i rebuild it with nice forged pistons and rods :D :D
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http://s303.photobucket.com/user/ridler123/library/General/Midlana?sort=3&page=1


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