The Mission Starts - Engine Rebuild

Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by 90TTZ, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. leighroyz

    leighroyz Member

    Congrats mate on finally getting it back together, its a great feeling of accomplishment isnt it. (once the bastards back in there) Just got mine back in the other week too, not half as impressive as yours unfortunatly:eek: . Come to think of it might make my own mini thread tonight :rolleyes:

    ps;Had evil thoughts of N2O yet?;)
  2. minivan

    minivan Guinea Pig Test Monkey

    fn sick karl.. still waiting for my SA kit to arrive.. mix up with paypal
  3. mafi-zed

    mafi-zed the resident hoon

    haha yea definatly video that!
    looks awsome man, should be proud
  4. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

    What an achievement!

    You really should give yourself a pat on the back bud. After all the delays and headaches, it has all come together beautifully. :zlove:

    I'm piddling my pants waiting to see it in person in a couple of weeks for Cowra mate. Awesome.
  5. SIM300


    Agree with Trav...

    Would be great if you were able to record the first time she comes to life again :) :zlove:
  6. 90TTZ

    90TTZ Back From The Dead

    Mission Successful!!!!

    A mate and I finished off as much as we could so we could do the initial fire up and fast idle to operating temp. Little cough as can be expected from a totally disassembled motor, second crank away she went, it even idled fine :)

    Very happy with how smooth it is. The balancing work is truly showing even at idle speed. I was expecting more noise from the forged pistons when it was cold but only gave off a slight rattle until the water temp hit 45C.

    Got a little issue with the James007 short shifter not slotting into the gears on the lower half of the pattern (2nd, 4th Reverse) so I will have to do some investigation tomorrow. Get the passenger fender back on along with the bonnet and front bar and it's running in time :zlove:

    Big thank you to the people I PM'd asking advise of their experience with rebuilding their own engines. Make special mention again that Wizard has been very helpful in answering questions I was grey on. I owe you a beer at Cowra mate :)

    For all those that wanted a vid of this landmark occassion, I joined youtube and posted it there.
  7. Tosh Tosh

    Tosh Tosh living in NA denial.....

    :eek: ...truly mint mate, well done!
  8. K-zed

    K-zed Secret Squirrel

    Wizard's apprentice ....

    ... has done a mighty fine job :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
  9. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...


    congrads again mate.
    Now hurry up and bed that baby in so you can drive her properly... ;)
  10. SedatZX

    SedatZX Tyranus

    Congratulations! Sounds awesome ;)
  11. rollin

    rollin First 9

    Im jealous so no kind words from me
  12. DinoZ

    DinoZ Talks sh#t for a living.

    Great work Karl, don't forget to put a tow hook on the back, so when you slingshot past my place on the way to Cowra, I can get a free tow. :D You need to make good use of all those spare horsies. ;)
  13. hpcoolahan

    hpcoolahan back to boost ...yay

    Just saw the vid ,, well done ,, thats one nice bit of work.

  14. Wizard

    Wizard Kerb side Prophet

    Woo Hoo Karl

    Had a look at the vid, sounds good eh?:cool:
    Bet your still grinning:D
    Look forward to having a few beers with you at Cowra.:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
  15. ports

    ports the pro

    Well done Karl, sounds like a real weapon.:cool:
  16. pexzed

    pexzed Forum Administrator

    Excellent, I bet it sounds 10x better in real life too!! :biggrin:
  17. minivan

    minivan Guinea Pig Test Monkey

    :zlove: *envious for the second time*.. haha
  18. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

    big karl ... motor magic ...!!!! ..well done ... cannot wait

    to see it in the flesh ... bring on the BIG cruiZe to Cowra ..!!!!:biggrin: :biggrin:
  19. Baron

    Baron Active Member

    It's a real heart in the mouth moment, isn't it. Congradulations, keep us posted:cool:
  20. 23BIGA

    23BIGA Still CruZin' +Parts4Sale

    It's in... Congrats mate... Awesome job..

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