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GREAT STUFF Trav...

Thanks for taking this on. I don't believe what I hear about you, I reckon you're allright.


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ozbilt wrote
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To be fair though, he makes a good coffee.


I did not know Mike drank coffee, the time I have spent with him, all he did was drink booze (& plenty of it ..... Shocked )


I always had coffee with my breakfast Kerry... Poke


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I can't claim credit for the core plugs ( or short) as it was assembled by one of Mike's contacts hence why I am painting it now rather than pre-assembly.

It looks well assembled but to satisfy myself that everything is correct I will be double checking torques, end floats, cam timing etc etc.

Nassi - Good point. I spent considerable time cleaning and detailing odds and ends ( pulleys, water pump, sump etc) which I wasn't aware was within the original scope. Anyway, all done I just hope the rest of the car is detailed as nicely as my engine.... over to you Mike!


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What are those things stuck on the plugs?


Cheers, Tony.

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All short block bolts checked for torque (given unknown builder) and witness marked. Rods have upgraded non-standard bolts which is good.



Crank and cam endfloats double checked



Rod clearance double checked



TDC accurately located using piston stop and degree wheel fitted up ready for double checking cam install



Piston to valve clearance checked





Supplied rocker geometry and clearance double checked





Valve stem contact with stock pushrod length



Dummy up to get Mike moving...


Second hand manifold will need some further detailing to bring it up to standard


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Vapour blasting or soda blasting should bring that manifold up nicely.


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Trav's engine building shop back up and running!


Cheers, Tony.

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great pics and commentary, thanks.


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Big step congrats.


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I could do that Hybrid ...... or I could do this







And now stalled awaiting parts.


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Yep, that'll work too. I like that a lot.
If I ever take my manifold off again I might do that too.


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It is not finished yet I will mirror polish up the lettering once the paint has set up a bit more.

Would look good with a polished timing cover and edelbrock enduroshine water pump.


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Fair enough.
I'm not much into shiny stuff... low maintenance is my preferred option.


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I agree was really just stirring Mike up. That is why my engine is painted block and as cast aluminium timing cover, water pump and manifold.

Plus that enduro shine stuff is pretty expensive from memory and I don't even know if you can get an off the shelf polished timing cover.


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I think you can... but the brands might be a bit shady.


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