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  • 14-10-2017, 17:06
    SpencerMoparFan
    I like this a lot .Great colour combo
    Can't see me folding myself up to get into it , but "I likey !"
    I thought I'd do a kg - lbs conversion , and its :- 2,116.438lbs or .94 UK tonnes .....

    or .24 of an elephant ! !!(..obviously a fully grown bull one )

    It was there , I didn't look for it..........
    Great these computer calculator thingy's eh ?
  • 14-10-2017, 04:02
    barpilot
    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Real nice headers/exhaust, more on the car please.................. Moon
    Itís a kit but many items have been sourced separately to improve or alter the factory decisions to my liking and budget.

    Ultima Evolution trellis frame chassis, using the SBC mated to a Porsche 996 inverted transaxle, with a Le Mans Group C style gelcoat fibre glass body. Front and rear clips removable and fitted temporarily for access purposes hence the awful shut lines in the pic.

    Predicted kerb-weight 960kg
    RWD to 335/30-18 tyres
    6 speed with CAE skeleton gearshift unit
    Two seater coupe
    No ABS, no power steering.
    Air conditioning
    Fuel injection and swirl pot system
    OMP products finishing kit
    Stack instruments




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  • 13-10-2017, 23:10
    296moon
    Real nice headers/exhaust, more on the car please.................. Moon
  • 13-10-2017, 19:42
    barpilot





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  • 13-10-2017, 19:39
    barpilot
    Iíll finally be able to add to this thread again soon.

    The 3 month wait has been worthwhile for a bespoke full exhaust system to come to fruition.

    Project Car is being returned home tomorrow and Iíll be back from work end of the month.


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  • 06-09-2017, 20:47
    barpilot
    Just waiting for manifolds to be fabricated and connections for the carb supply/return lines to arrive.

    A month to go until firing it up!




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  • 09-07-2017, 21:06
    barpilot
    Quote Originally Posted by 35kid View Post
    instead of using a 90deg fitting for the oil pressure gauge you might want to use a straight extension which will clear the manifold, might be easier to get the oil pressure sender on.
    I thought that might be the solution originally but found the distributor was then an issue with the overly large pressure sensor as I'm using Stack equipment. The 90 degrees sends if rearwards and the wiring tucks away to the chassis in the rear of the car now.


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  • 09-07-2017, 20:13
    35kid
    instead of using a 90deg fitting for the oil pressure gauge you might want to use a straight extension which will clear the manifold, might be easier to get the oil pressure sender on.
  • 09-07-2017, 19:15
    blackpopracing
    Nice.
  • 09-07-2017, 10:27
    barpilot
    Next on went the AFR cylinder heads, I found I'd not seen two coolant holes in them so order the necessary plugs.







    I've used standard head bolts as I intend to upgrade to ARP next time around just in case I have any build problems and not throw money away.

    Spun the motor over and final fit of my freshly painted new Moroso sump (again the Factory finish was horrendous).



    Moving on I'd already made sure the new lifters were oiled and moved up and down within the block without issue and drop them in.

    Harmonic Balancer fitting/removal kit arrived so I got on with fitting that.



    Now I could rotate the crank I chose to fit the push rods and guide plates then the rocker arms. Slow process adjusting everything one by one but I got there.





    On went the water pump. Fairly easy but decided to leave the pulley bolts length/adjustment until I had my other ancillaries in position for belt alignment later.





    At this point I needed to fit a 90 degree elbow at the rear of the block to allow fitment of my oil pressure sensor. You can just see it at the top of the previous photo. Fortunately on my dry build mock up I found the intake fouled the sensor so needed to turn it away somewhere.

    Intake on with accessory fittings inserted. Gasket overlap looks a bit **** so will cut down later with a scalpel and a beer/steady hand.







    Back at the front I fitted the bottom twin pulley and alternator bracket.



    Top hose fitting although new needed painting as the casting finish let the motor build down.



    Engine mounts next.



    Soon it's is the trial fitment of the motor, it gets interesting...







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