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#316 alchall

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 03:48 PM

 

 

Apart from the cam and timing gear, it looks standard.

 

Were the journals drilled as standard? for some reason I thought they were not.

 

 

Mine are, how else are they fed with oil?

 

 

Good point well made, obvious now I think about it!  :rolleyes:



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 04:13 PM

I believe one hole is standard, 'cross drilling' a second hole in each is a mod

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:00 PM

I believe one hole is standard, 'cross drilling' a second hole in each is a mod

 

This is true. However a lot of people get confused by the phrase.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 10:40 PM

 

I believe one hole is standard, 'cross drilling' a second hole in each is a mod

 

This is true. However a lot of people get confused by the phrase.

 

 

Probably the reason for my mistaken understanding too, anyway, definitely seems the crank is standard, SC have seen my photo's and have confirmed it's all good so it'll be on it's way to them in the not too distant future.... 



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 07:56 AM

This build has just got ever better, you will have one very sorted car at the end of this so hats off to you, I think this is an engine most people dream of.

 

I cant wait to see it come together. :D



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:34 AM

This build has just got ever better, you will have one very sorted car at the end of this so hats off to you, I think this is an engine most people dream of.

 

I cant wait to see it come together. :D

 

I've been on and off deciding on whether to go down this route but realised I needed to make a final decision one way or the other before getting the car in for painting as some modification will be necessary, SC were really helpful and with the deal they offered me the additional cost of this over getting the most useable performance with a modified A series head was low enough to make my final decision fairly straight forward.

 

I can't wait to see it come together either, a long road ahead I suspect to make it happen though  :thumbsup:



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:25 PM

A bit of progress on the transmission this weekend, started cleaning some bits and bobs up, couldn't take the box apart as I'm missing a couple of large sockets needed but they're on the way so hopefully it will be in pieces and ready for a clean next weekend.

 

I did however manage to build up my x-pin diff, the hardest job being removal of the bearing from the crown wheel, took every technique I could find on the internet to finally shift it, a combination of drifts, crow bars, welder and grinder were required!

 

I think it's fair to say the old diff was well worn, the pin is toast...

 

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As I think is the housing....

 

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Output shafts seem ok though, there's sign of wear but it looks worse in the photo than it really is and it feels smooth to the touch, and this was the worse of the two...

 

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The diff itself was pretty straightforward to build using the instructions provided and it all runs nice and smoothly and much tighter than the old one, I just now need to fully torque up the crown wheel bolts and fit the new bearings, again lacking the required sockets brought this to an end, no 1/2 inch drive imperial sockets and my larger torque wrench is 1/2 inch....

 

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:52 PM

What are you working on - the largest nappy ever made?!! Nice shiny diff, I've been wondering whether to replace mine with something similar, but may just fit a competition pin for now. 



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:08 PM

What are you working on - the largest nappy ever made?!! Nice shiny diff, I've been wondering whether to replace mine with something similar, but may just fit a competition pin for now. 

 

Haha it's an old towel I put down to my workbench while I had a load of old dirty and oily machinery out on it.

 

I needed the extra strength that the x-pin offers due to the extra power (or more importantly torque) I'll be putting through it.






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