Monthly Archives: March 2015

Engine back in

Added a few more bits to the engine then managed to get it fitted back in this weekend. First up was the rear cam oil seal, in place of the CAS. Then the coolant temp sender for the ECU And … Continue reading

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More engine build work

A few little jobs over the last few days, basically filling the time in between paint coats on a few bits and bobs. First up was fitting all the timing belt covers. Whilst the bolts that I removed from the … Continue reading

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Timing belt fitted

Managed to sneak an hour in the garage and amongst other things for the timing belt installed. Started off by getting the crank at the TDC mark: Then align the cam pulleys to their marks on the seal plate: And … Continue reading

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Head built

With the head repainted, I built it back up this weekend. First job was to check whether I’d get away with not lapping the valves or not. There’s a fair chance I would seeing as the faces were untouched and … Continue reading

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Waterpump fitment issues

Unfortunately the paint didn’t stick to the head and flaked off. I jetwashed the paint off re-painted, using etch primer this time. Whilst waiting for it to dry, I tackled the waterpump. Immediately, I had an issue where the inlet … Continue reading

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Oil seals and sump done

With the crank and pistons/rods in, I could finish off the block, or at least the ‘internals’ of it. First up was the rear oil seal. The manual said to mount it in a vice like so (there are sticky … Continue reading

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Crank and pistons in

Spent some time in the garage this morning after the F1 qualifying. Feeling that early start now! First up I retrieved the mk1 windage tray from the original engine and fitted the MSBP in its place. I’ve decided not to … Continue reading

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