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Old 08-15-2004, 18:51   #1 (permalink)
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biggrin It is time to turn the key

As most of you know the EA has been off the road for 3 weeks after the oil pump let go and destroyed my engine.
After rebuilding the engine from ground up, tonight it is time to turn the key and see if it roars to life.
The rebuild consisted of:
Block machined & blue printed, ACL light weight 30thou over sized pistons, rods xrayed shot pined & weigthed with pistons, crank reground and balanced, ACL race series bearings, New timing chain, timing guides & tensioner, New oil & water pump. VRS race series gasket set.
Up top: EL head, New seals, seats, hardend springs, bronzed guides, match ported & polished. Wade 1004/1112 113 cam. rockers xrayed and cleaned up, tappets rebuilt (tappet kit).

Big thanks to Eugen at Flowcraft for doing all the head work at short notice.

Now just hope all goes well.
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All sounds good, cant wait to hear how fast it feels.
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Good stuff mate, bet ya cant wait. Hope all goes well.
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Re: It is time to turn the key

Sweet! I guess it doesn't hurt for some people to have their engine blow up!!
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Sounds fantastic mate, keep us posted!
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Old 08-16-2004, 02:47   #6 (permalink)
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Well the key has been turned and after a couple of coughs and spluters she roared to life and it all looks sounds and runs good. No leaks all the lines seen to be in order. So now 1500km of non thrashing (nothing above 4000rpm) and just to make sure it is run correctly. Then off to the dyno to see what outcome I get for all the hard work and torment. It might make the dyno day on the 18th Sep. I want mid to high 140's and and I'll be very happy.
Next Mod diff, then boost!
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Wow, awesome dude, how much all the work on it set u back?
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Old 08-16-2004, 03:01   #8 (permalink)
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Wait a minute.....
*Gunns rips out the recipts and a calculator*
about $2200.
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+ $60 for a good bottle of scotch

I had the cam, timing chain, guides and head (no work done to it) all at home already that were meant to be used on the blown engine project.
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how much did it set u back to get the bottom end blue printed? brent.
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