Category Archives: Performance upgrades

Engine refitting

Whilst waiting for the replacement compressor housing, I refitted the previous one to simply protect the compressor wheel and help with mocking up. With the manifold still attached to the head and no real fitment issues for refitting the turbo … Continue reading

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IHI VF28 Turbo

One thing I didn’t like about the turbo set up was that I wasn’t being rewarded for revving the engine. There was plenty of mid range torque which is always useful for exiting a corner at a lazy rpm, but … Continue reading

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Fitting the Main Bearing Support Plate

One thing I wanted to do with this build was finally get around to fitting the Main Bearing Support Plate. I’d attempted to do this previously but decided against it because it required the Mk1 sump milling. It also required … Continue reading

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Forged engine build – build up

As I mentioned, I decided to re-use the existing block and keep the ‘new’ one on the shelf as a spare. The bores were just in such good condition… still! I borrowed a honing tool which looks more like a … Continue reading

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Forged engine build – stripdown

A few weeks ago I went to Skuzzle motorsport so that the Westfield could be put back on the rolling road to check all was functioning correctly still. I felt it had run rich ever since updating the MegaSquirt firmware … Continue reading

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Action Clutch (Stage 3) – Review

Now that the clutch has done one reasonable journey, one commute to work and one track day I felt it was time to write it up. Ok, so that’s not enough time to comment on the reliability of it but … Continue reading

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Action Clutch (Stage 3)

As mentioned previously, on the last track day I was having issues with the standard (possibly pattern part I think) clutch slipping on the quicker gear changes. It was fine otherwise. However, it was dealing with double the power it … Continue reading

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