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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. 330 more words

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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: 204 more words

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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. 926 more words

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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. 148 more words

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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. 380 more words

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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. 611 more words

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Dilemma - to use the MSBP or not

One of the benefits of using a mk2.5 block over a mk1 or mk2 is that it comes with a Main Bearing Support Plate (MSBP). Essentially this is an uprated windage tray that sits between the sump and the block. 326 more words

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