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#76 Kilpot

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:14 PM

I was planning on running a straight cut box already just to be safe so thats okay. There are a few good cams I know of the Kent 500, std n/a mg metro cam and the avonbar racing Phase 2 cam. Would they be okay? Head wise I'm not 100% sure what to go for yet though. One more quick one, what pistons do you guys run in your 1293s? links to some pistons would be perfect so i can get an idea of what im looking for.

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:36 PM

the kent 500 and the NA MG metro cam are the same, and are a good cam, although you might need to step up to the avonbar ph2 to get 180hp, although I do know of engines that have made 180hp with the MG cam.

 

another good cam would be the kent 274i, probably about hal way between the two cams above.

 

pistons wise, you cant go wrong with cast omegas as long as you can get the compression ratio down to about 8.5:1 otherwise you'll need to be looking at pisons with a biger dish like the forged ones.

 

http://www.avonbar-r...0-10cc-Dish-set

 

http://www.avonbar-r...-Bowl-0201293cc



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:57 AM

Perfect that was the cam I was leaning towards anyway. I think i might just the get engine kit from Avonbar racing as it seems to have most of the part on it that I would be using anyway and also has a few extra nice parts  too. http://www.avonbar-r...Engine-Kit-1293 it does seem a bit overkill and expensive but just means I wont have to upgrade parts down the line in seek of more power hah. 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:43 AM

it will save you a fair bit of hassle too and it will be a fresh engine, it might be worth talking to them about dropping the cutch off of the order if your going RTS, that coul kneck a chunck off.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:13 PM

haha it just so has it I have already asked them if they could do this hah. 



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:24 PM

Do you guys know what heads are people using to get 180-200bhp? 

 

also is there any build threads that show someone doing a complete turbo conversion from start to finish? I cant seem to find any 

 

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:30 PM

Have a word with turbophil for a Head, he does nice work for less than the main company's

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:05 AM

I am selling all my turbo parts, including Kent 500 cam, inlet, block, forged pistons etc etc

 

See this thread, 

 

you may be interested

 

http://www.theminifo...-turbo-plentum/



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:38 AM

hi all ive got a 1275cc engine/looking to turbo can i get away with standerd big end and camshaft shells?



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:18 AM

absolutely,

 

in about 1984 the engine swapped bearing  main bearing types, the lower halfs had the groove deleted to increase load carrying, so the later ones are preferable, they can be fitted to earlier blocks by filling the applicable locating groove into the bearing caps.






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