Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by rob260, Dec 30, 2013.
Quick vid - look forward to getting this on a stand and checking it out more thoroughly
that was quick, like my first beer gone in 10 seconds.
Should be running by Zedfest?
Started getting the cleanup done and a little assembly. It’s going be in an out a fair bit so wanted to get it sealed up 100%.
First thing cleaning out the threads around the thermostat as this is a little easier with everything out of the way. I always do these ones by hand as even with a chaser the alloy is a lot easier to mess up. You can see how much shit comes out of the hole.
Next up fit my Billion thermostat. This has a 65 degrees opening temperature and higher flow. No I don’t have a blanket belief that every car should have a low temp t’stat but planning to push some big numbers through this so even on e85 there’s going to be some heat to sea with. For $160 I expected a jiggle valve but whatevs.
BDE engine mounts in next. Cheated a little cleaning these threads - love my little CP 12v impact.
The mounts themselves are awesome and fairly straightforward to install. You get all all the fasteners as well as some ARP thread live in the kit so no excuse for not doing it right.
Adapter plate goes on first. These are really nice, CNC machines, anodised, stainless wire threads etc...
Mount and bushes next. I hate using these counter sunk type bolts in high torque applications and you can see why in the pic below... job done though. The ARP stainless hex bolts are really nice though!
There has to be 3 bolts holding the mount to the adaptor plate.. or not?
Looks like one mount bolt goes through the adaptor into the block.
Hi Geoff yes three bolts per mount. On the passenger side they all go into the adapter, on the driver side (pictured) one of the bolts goes through the plate and into the block as Ian mentioned. So each mount is secured by one bolt in each of the two top corners, and the third which is accessed via the tube section of the mount itself.
Nice one Rob, great it see your build continuing to progress!
Thanks, I thought so, some nice bits you've collected Rob.. well done man.
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