Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Chrispy, Jun 9, 2008.
Looks really good mate have u fabbed everything up you need to fit the motor and box ?
Fantastic to see Chris!!! You're really starting to see the fruits of your labour now mate. hopefully you're on the home stretch. Congradulations.
.... but pleeeease try to get some footage of it starting up atm.
No, was going to get it in position with the gearbox bolted to the car and have a good think about how I want to do the mounts.
Benny, no vids until the mounts and sump are done
I bet you got that warm fuzzy feeling when you could see some progress. Jelous I am. But I still have my heart set on a S/C.
good stuff chris...whats next...custom sump? engine mounts?
Got the engine and gearbox in today. Did it in one hit, better than trying to get the gearbox back together under the car.
Throttle cable just worked, that was easy
The engine comes quite close to the clutch master, had to remove the coilpack cover, will have to trim it before it goes back on. Just glad I didn't have to move it!
Heaps of room
Room for the rad, but not the fan We'll see how the thermo goes on the front.
Doesn't stick out too far
Here is my idea for the mounts, makes perfect sense in my head
If its any use M8, I cut all my "plates" out of stiff cardboard, punched the holes and "bolted" them all on.
Then I set about with more cardy and a pair of scissors and cut the rest of the plates to shape and accurately fitted them stickytaped into position.
Makes simple templates.
.... great progress, chrispy ... looking great .... !!!!
.... finland for february .. back to uni in march ... mmmmmmmm .....
Fits just like a VG :thumbup: Good work Chrispy.
Nice work mate. Did you use high tensile rod for your studs? That looks like the normal stuff.
It is normal stuff It's in shear, she'll be right
Not as strong in shear remember! 0.58 X tensile yield. But it will prob be ok
Nice technical rebuttal!!
Oh yeah, my giant turbo doesn't fit anywhere useful
It'll fit where the batt was but no room for the cold side pipework and limited room for the wastegate.
Same problem where the washer bottle in a 2+2 sits
No chance in fitting where the air con comp was
Looks like a couple of smallish T3's will fit though
twin turbo....sounds like a familiar idea :bash::bash::bash:should have done it in the first place lol...reckon you will get your money back on the big single mate?
Get the grinder out and make room.
I reckon twin would be easier to get under there though.
Get a custom plenum with twin throttles and lower mounted so you can keep it a secret under there.
Maybe... but it's not as impressive. I'll probably keep the blender, chuck it on a skyline or something.
Nah, bonnet scoop FTW!
you wanted a faster daily didnt you.....well lol
What about neatly cutting the right shape out of the bonnet so when its down, the plenum just sticks through. maybe even polish it
I don't know what the legalities are on that but it'd look alright. :biggrin:
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