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#16 viz139

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:28 PM

The SPi has a different filter housing . The pipe attaches directly into it with no adapter. 



#17 MaximMini

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 06:12 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

Some more time spend in the basement workshop. Cam shaft (Evolution 001) went in, end float checked (0.11 mm) and both gears axially aligned.

 

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Unfortunately that was how far I could get since I had forgotten my spanner set in the (other) workshop :ohno:.

 

 

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 06:22 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

What a setback with the cracked gearbox casing

 

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Anyway, with all the parts cleaned I started assembling the first mainshaft with my son today. First my son reassembled the synchro hubs using the special tool from John Guess

 

 

 

This tool is a real game changer.

 

 

There's a tool? Wish I knew that when I did mine!



#19 MaximMini

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Posted 10 May 2020 - 08:13 PM

Hi John,

It is and it makes it really easy. And we had to use it more often than anticipated ..

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:13 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

With all the required tools available my son and I finally checked the cam timing.

 

To reduce reading errors one turned the crank shaft with the dial gauge in sight while the other checked the timing disc. We then changed places and repeated the process. With TDC we ended with no measurable difference while with cam timing we ended with a difference of half a degree between the two measurements. A top result considering that this was both our first time.

 

According to MiniSpares the Evolution001 cam is designed to be timed to 107°. We measured 104° and 103.5° which means that I will order a 3° offset woodruff key which will (hopefully?) correct the timing.

 

This is what our set-up looks like:

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These are the pistons that came with the short block from Faxe Racing:

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According to the information from MiniSpares they should have a top dish of 8cc.

 

 

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Edited by MaximMini, 22 May 2020 - 05:15 PM.


#21 MaximMini

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 05:20 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

Together with the rear subby we powder coated some engine brackets.

 

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Today I replaced the water inlet and outlet on the inlet manifolds. The original pipes were rusted and would not provide a tight connection for the hoses. For the replacement I chose brass pipe because the thermal expansion coefficient of brass is very close to the one of aluminium. I addition you can easily solder parts together. To avoid a hose disengaging under pressure; I welded on a ring of brass like so:

 

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I then heated the aluminium and applied some adhesive before pressing the pipes i the manifolds. And this is what the finished product looks like:

 

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:05 PM

Did you get the diff bushes done?? I've just done mine with a 1.250" reamer on my milling machine, came out nice?

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:26 PM

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Like this, the plate below was bored concentric to take the spigot on the back of the casing.



#24 MaximMini

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:47 PM

Hi Bradchap,

I wish I had such tools ..

Unfortunately I still haven't been able to get this task done.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 05:04 PM

Hi Everyone,

 

Progress has been slowed down by some health issues and job craziness the last weeks. Anyhow any progress is progress and that's what I have done since the last update.

 

First I painted one of the rocker covers in wrinkle black, which I wanted to try for a very long time. The result is better that what I expected after the last painting dramas.

 

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And while the weather was sunny and the wife on work I did some more painting in gloss black.

 

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On my inlet manifolds I tried my new belt sander the first time with some success.

 

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 06:22 PM

Hello Everyone,

 

Anything painting is still my biggest challenge. It took me three attempts to get the cylinder heads painted. The first as well as the second paint simply flaked of. This meant wire brushing and another trial. Finally a friend of mine primed them using etch primer which isn't available to the DIY'er.

 

With the out of the way, I continued with the satisfactory task of reassembling

 

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#27 MaximMini

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 05:45 PM

Hi Everybody,

 

Whilst still recovering from some health issues it was little bits and bobs the last weeks really.

 

Having received the crown wheels and diff cages back from machining the bushes it was diff assembly time

 

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Before organising some more hardware

 

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Since the lip seal ring on the speedo drive spindles was pretty well worn in, I printed (I have no lathe) some spacer rings to go in the housing before the lip seal ring so that the lip would run on a different part of the shaft.

 

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And while I was at it, I designed and printed a tool for pressing in the lip seal rings in the diff end covers

 

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And this is where I stand today

 

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Cheers from the Pied Piper's Town


Edited by MaximMini, 25 September 2020 - 05:47 PM.






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