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Old 03-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #1036
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Sounds an impressive spec.

One question though, if you're upgrading the cams and ECU, why stick with the single throttle body? Why not get a manifold made up for a set of ITBs?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:09 PM   #1037
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ITB's will give me too much power and I don't have the room without fitting a "proper dash" to hide the bulkhead box I'd have to fit.
I want to limit the amount of power as it is a road car, if it was a track machine I'd be all for it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #1038
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that's funny,, I will try real hard not to talk about your plans when I see you later,,lol
so if I come out with a big cucumber in my mouth don't laff else I may choke,
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:22 PM   #1039
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ITB's will give me too much power and I don't have the room without fitting a "proper dash" to hide the bulkhead box I'd have to fit.
I want to limit the amount of power as it is a road car, if it was a track machine I'd be all for it.
That's fair enough.

However I can tell you right now that ITBs would fit without a bulkhead box. You could also fit milder cams (or even keep the VVC - but you'd probably know more about that than me) to keep all the power down the bottom end.

Maybe I'm biased, but I figured that having the low end throttle response of ITBs would be more appropriate for the road than big top end power from cams and a single throttle body.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #1040
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Good to see you are using the failure as an opportunity to make it go faster.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #1041
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That's fair enough.

However I can tell you right now that ITBs would fit without a bulkhead box. You could also fit milder cams (or even keep the VVC - but you'd probably know more about that than me) to keep all the power down the bottom end.
Not with my engine position they won't.
Keeping the VVC would be great, but its only reliable up to 180ish BHP, it won't last long with a potential 200.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #1042
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Good to see you are using the failure as an opportunity to make it go faster.
Reliably faster! Well that's what I've told her anyway! :P
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:04 PM   #1043
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I wonder if the height of the remote oil filter could be a problem? It seems a lot higher up than most I've seen - may cause problems with the oil return....just a thought...

also, have you considered the scholar 1.9 block - might not be too much cost difference and the torque would be good...
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #1044
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Considered a 1.9 and 2.0 conversion, don't need it to get the results I'm after.
The extra torque would be amazing, but again, I don't really need it.

I don't think the height of the filter would have been an issue, I've seen some of the race cars at Andy's work run remote oil filter with longer runs and mounted as high if not higher.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #1045
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90% certain I just got permission to spend "1500ish" to rebuild the new engine the way I want.
ahh 90% is good enough
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #1046
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Unless it was 90% no, in which case 10% is good enough!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:18 PM   #1047
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If you lost oil pressure you would have a noisey top end for awhile before the bottom end seized. Did you mess with the ignition timing at all on the emerald? You could of been getting det. You really need to strip it and see what exactly has happened. Unlucky thou.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #1048
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I'm off to see a mate today who has a spare K series engine. It's been removed as someone previous to him had tampered with the VVC mechanism and he decided it was easier to replace the whole engine than fix this one. It turns over fine but would need the VVC sorting out.

Would you be interested?
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:45 AM   #1049
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I doubt it, got a 160 bottom end and a ported and flowed head sat in the garage, its cheaper, less effort and will be more reliable to re-build this one as I was always planning on doing it, just not so soon.
Spoke to Dave Andrews and he's given me some money saving tips or at least pointed out the parts that I'm wasting money on as the oe parts are fine.
Appreciate the offer though, thank you.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #1050
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Ok. No problem.
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