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Old 09-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #31
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Looks quality mate
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:34 PM   #32
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Thanks buddy

I used a combination of the 1600 and 1800 pick up pipes, the 1600 doesn't just bolt on unfortunately.. I'm hoping that the slightly smaller diameter of the 1600 pipe won't cause me any issues.

The small blocks tend to have the same bolt paterns in 'most' places, the pick up pipes are a good example - all slightly different, doesn't really make much sense to me - surely it would have been more cost effective to keep them the same.. And easier for me to make it fit in a mini lol.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:54 PM   #33
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I had real issues when trying to sort a sump on my 1800 engine (z18xe) I will be watching this with great interest. I had my ally sump modified and welded up, later realising that I had pretty much blocked the oil return....I think anyway.
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Old 23-02-2014, 06:35 PM   #34
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Few hours in the garage today and a big milestone met - the engine is now in.

Constructed the engine and gearbox in the frame then lifted the shell over the top. It was then hoisted into position, to be honest went much smother than I expected.

Really pleased as that should be the hardest job done!



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Old 23-02-2014, 06:47 PM   #35
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dude, that looks awesome!
Please wire tuck it so its a clean engine bay

Do you have any photo's of whats going on underneath, would just like to see how you have the sump sitting in the frame
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Old 23-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #36
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Don't want to grapes on your bonfire but can you get the exhaust mani in there with it all in situ?

Looking fricken awesome by the way
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Old 23-02-2014, 06:55 PM   #37
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Thanks guys - Yeah can still get the exhaust in (just) ..

Will get some pics from underneath when I'm next in the garage buddy
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Old 23-02-2014, 06:59 PM   #38
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Love the car looks very good
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Old 23-02-2014, 07:52 PM   #39
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Have you scratched it yet?
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Old 23-02-2014, 08:10 PM   #40
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Nope.. Not yet
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Old 23-02-2014, 08:49 PM   #41
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Only a matter of time DOH!
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Old 23-02-2014, 09:10 PM   #42
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Have you got the top suspension arms in the subframe?
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Old 24-02-2014, 11:16 AM   #43
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Old 15-03-2014, 09:32 PM   #44
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Few more jobs ticked off the list, not really pic worthy though.

Fitted the RetroSport suspension top brackets, then started on the rear frame - nothing revolutionary going on here as I'm trying to make a road car I thought I would stick with standard-ish parts.

New fame on order and will arrive powder coated, DSN alloy trunnions and handbrake quadrants, all new bearings etc, reconditioned radius arms, new brake set up with mintex pads and minifins. Will document that once fitted.

Also ordered my intake manifold, trumpets, backplate and filter - pics to follow in a few weeks.

Next on the list is to fabricate a mount for the internal pedal box - going to attempt to use the original fittings on the firewall / crossmember etc.
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Old 26-04-2014, 06:58 PM   #45
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Some rare time spent in the garage, I now have the rear frame in. Refurbished rear radius arms, new rear brakes, kad brackets and some dsn bling. Also decided on Protech shocks.





Actually feels like some decent progress.

Meanwhile this has arrived in the post - you can't buy an inlet suitable for jenveys off the shelf for this head so had this made and my measurements actually worked and the itbs fit in the bay!

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