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CosKev3

posted on 13/6/22 at 09:08 AM Reply With Quote
Yeah you've chopped the mount way too far back, even if you could weld that AN fitting on you would never be able to screw the fitting onto it!
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Dockie

posted on 21/6/22 at 11:07 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by CosKev3
Yeah you've chopped the mount way too far back, even if you could weld that AN fitting on you would never be able to screw the fitting onto it!


The way i did it, you would JUST get the connector on. I've ordered a second mount for the worse case scenario regardless, but i found these:



I've not got them welded yet, instead I'm going to try those threaded bushes. Ill try tapping them both out to 1/2 inch and see what happens. If they work, great! If not, I've got a second mount to use and it didn't cost too much. (the reason they are so short to begin with, is to clear the exhaust, but i have an idea inspired by David's build)

Also decided (going back on my previous change of mind, again) to go with the RX8 sub-frame after all, i noticed some more differences in the shape of it which will help massively, so after a day trip to Leicester, i picked up this:



Shame my car is so small, as the guy was going to give me it as it was taken off the car! would have been near complete (wishbones, steering rack, hubs and brakes) but no way would it have fit. They aren't the best pics, but you can see the big differences in shape compared to the stock one here:



And finally, I made a start on sorting the head. It's skimmed, and i had a couple hours removing old shims and setting the gaps on the cams (the 2 heads i bought had all the buckets in with the old shims, which we managed to reuse them and haven't needed to buy any):







Going to recheck the gaps once the head is bolted in, but on the bench, everything is good

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Dockie

posted on 13/7/22 at 12:10 AM Reply With Quote
Bit more done over the last few weeks.

head is built back up:





Done everything as the manual stated, but a bit concerned about compression on the rebuilt bank. Not going to do anymore to the engine until I've done a compression test. I have started to tackle the wiring and the inlet again though:









Drew up a couple schematics in paint of my custom wiring, but my paint skills are terrible, so i wont be posting them yet

Finally, started to make a stand to be able to work on it properly, test on, take up a bit less space than the make-shift table, and actually move it:



[Edited on 13/7/22 by Dockie]

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Dockie

posted on 26/7/22 at 08:52 PM Reply With Quote
UPDATE:

not much to report really, but things are progressing slowly.

Engine is in its new home:







The stand isn't quite finished, i need to add somewhere to mount the radiator yet.


Also, just about got the engine harness finished, maybe one or two more things to add into the connector but this is mainly it:



I've kept all sensors on the smaller connector and fuel + spark on the bigger one.


Compression tester has arrived, but not managed to get round to doing that yet.

[Edited on 26/7/22 by Dockie]

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big_wasa

posted on 1/8/22 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
Was timing it up a challenge ? I haven't looked at mine yet.
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CosKev3

posted on 1/8/22 at 03:17 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by big_wasa
Was timing it up a challenge ? I haven't looked at mine yet.


If the coloured links are still visible on the chains it's really easy,if they've gone it's still not hard&#128077;

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Dockie

posted on 1/8/22 at 09:29 PM Reply With Quote
As Kev said really, its not difficult at all. My chain marks were gone so i just set the cams correctly then marked the corresponding links to the cam and crank markers with engineers blue before taking anything apart.
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