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Small update, I moved house on the 27th November and then Xmas so not much done on the car front. but still plugging away at small jobs when i get a chance.

Before i moved i got the engine in:
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Mounts made and installed
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i centered the engine between the chassis legs using the crank nut and guessed the minimum height for the dry sump to keep the engine low. I can always shim it up a bit.

2 gallon oil tank, an16 fittings, it will probably be sunk down through the panel to provide clearance for the turbo bonnet and lower CoG.

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machined and doweled the dry sump pulley

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my new plenum arrived, its o.k quality for £200, just needs a bit of internal work.
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then cut n shut onto the M30 manifold.

100mm TB

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work on the dry sump, its a double taper design with twin scrapers.
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welded up and painted with glyptal
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triple scavange
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came across a second 25% cluster unit so couldnt resist
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just need to make an oil manifold to bridge the block's oil ports in the sump before installing the pan. then weld a an10 fitting on the oil filter housing for supply to maintain 50% filtration & instant bearing supply on startup.



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love the e12 in combination with these rims , what tires are that?

keep up the good work!

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wow! great work, nice details! Did you just clean and brush the gearbox or paited it?
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elaxo wrote:love the e12 in combination with these rims , what tires are that?

keep up the good work!
Tyres are std front 225/45/17 rear are 245/40/17 the wheels are rc090 front rims with front centers +20mm soacer, rears are rear rims with front centers with no spacer and clears the wishbone by 20mm.
rear arches are only rolled, not streched.

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uwbuurman wrote:wow! great work, nice details! Did you just clean and brush the gearbox or paited it?

gearbox was blanked up, degreased, grit blasted then 2 coats wet on wet with u-pol 2k clear.

only 2 bits starting to cloud after 12 months in storage.

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Very nice work!!!
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Everthing is so clean.
Great work :thumbsup
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Stunning as always, keep on going.

Love to see this one in real life when ready
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Every update is stunning a always, keep em coming!
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Hi Folks,

Still picking at the build when i get a chance.

head has been, cleaned, pressure checked, skimmed 8thou, valves reground and seats cut.
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cam position set
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new arp studs
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Athena coopering HG installed, had to adjust and hold the rings in position with 4 spots of superglue each.
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head installed and torqued 30-60-90lbft.
some wrinkle paint
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stainless fittings
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test fit of manifold

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down pipe is going to be creative, prob 3.5" to 2.25" y piece either side the steering column.
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test fitted the huge turbo
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Holset he531v, in theory best of both worlds exhaust housing adjusts from 9cm to 20cm so fast spool and high top end flow.....but... its huge & heavy, nearly 20kg.

so a Garrett GT4082 due to get rebuilt is in the post, plenty of comressor flow and change the exhaust housing from 1.34 to 0.82 should give me 8psi by 2800rpm

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on the dry sump front:

A bridge manifold is being made for the oil ports in the block where the old pump was.

If i cant get a clockwise direction pressure relief valve for the back of the weaver 4 stg pump, i will just block it off and use an inline petereson relief valve

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oil fitting need welded to the oil canister, then a few machining jobs to mount the pump....... somewhere.

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:thumbsup

Great progress.
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WOW... this is gone be a beast!!

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Looks great again sir!
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That looks lovely indeed
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