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#31 maph2

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 07:48 AM

the white is actually 1960's old english white and the black is the carrier coating - -willbe lamond green eventually :D

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 04:37 PM

made a bit more progress with weekend. the manifold has been a bit of a buqqer. eventually had to lift the engine to get it on. also had to trim the front sunframe brace as well, which i'll reweld up to restore strength.

started to fabricate thr alternator bracket. went to my local hardware shop and got some 90degree brackets and some 2mm thick steel strip. it'll be tight for the alt but seems to go in with plenty of room to allow tensioning of the belt.

have decided to go with the mpi rad which i think will be ok

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:43 PM

been a while since i posted last but have done a bit more, mainly getting the driveshafts in and bolting up the hubs and brakes. got a problme with one of the braided brake pipes at the mo and can't get hold of the supplier (minipart.co.uk), so that's holding me up :errr:

gearlinkage is in and can get all 5 gears, brake pedal bocx and master cylinder and clutch cable all in. also altenator bracket completed and in place.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 12:55 PM

Wow, theres not much clearance in front of that master cylinder, is that not going to cause a problem if there is any movement from the engine?

Looks great so far though!

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 01:03 PM

[quote name='jammy_basturd' date='Nov 21 2006, 11:55 AM' post='387482']
Wow, theres not much clearance in front of that master cylinder, is that not going to cause a problem if there is any movement from the engine?
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yup - its a snug fit but the engine is rock solid mounted (he hopes) however i am trying to source a short intake manifold

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:12 PM

yup - its a snug fit but the engine is rock solid mounted (he hopes) however i am trying to source a short intake manifold


trust me .. that engine will rock !! try and get some more room

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:58 PM

matt-- i'm gonna make up my own inlet manifold that should free up a good few inches


just dug this out of the boot.....picked it up at the newark autojumble for £25 :errr: still in suzukiGB original box. nos gsxr1300 endcan.....mmmmm

should do the trick


OD diameter at the end is 2 1/4" and the inner bit is 1.5". on the inlet side it is 2.5" but i'll have to make up a plate to allow it to bolt up the 2" exhaust pipe

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 05:48 PM

near done the brakepipes in the engine bay. onlu thing left is the brake proportioning vlave for the rears but will leave that until i've made the new shorter intake manifold.

managed to get a piece of flat steel 500x75x6mm to make up a flange then i've got some steel tube just the right diameter for the stubs.

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 06:35 PM

40mm stubs welded on to the flange today. still plenty of tidying to do though, got to tidy up the ports and get the flange flat as its distorted a bit with the heat.

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Posted 21 December 2006 - 06:37 PM

40mm stubs welded on to the flange today. still plenty of tidying to do though, got to tidy up the ports and get the flange flat as its distorted a bit with the heat.

I think if I was you I would modify my pedal box and bring the clutch and brake cylinders inside the car.
I did this years ago with a red top 16V in a mini race car. Leaves a nice open flat bulkhead.
I think I used triumph spitfire cylinders
I was using twin 45DCOE's as nobody was using throttle bodies in those days.

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 09:29 AM

got plenty of room with the shorter inlet and bike TB's - DCOE are TOO big :w00t:

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 09:32 AM

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:48 PM

got the corbeaus in and started to sort out the mpi fuel tank pipes, got the old tank out swapped over rear shockers for gaz coils. also sorted out all engine plumbing.

ordered megasquirt ecu too :D

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:53 PM

Coming along well, your making it look easy! (Unless it just is easy? :D )) We wish

Keep up the good work, proposed completion date?

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 05:03 PM

Coming along well, your making it look easy! (Unless it just is easy? :D )) We wish

Keep up the good work, proposed completion date?


well, i started stripping the old engine out this time last year. was hoping to get it done for sept last year. hoping to get it running soon (for avon park in july :lol: ) :D :D

i found there was a lot of fiddling and modding and sourcing of bit and bobs which take longer to do that the actual spanner work. the next PITA will be getting the engine to fire on megasquirt :)




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