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DeanGT5

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #30 on: 08:27, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Is it just me or does the middle of the HG look damaged?

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #31 on: 10:05, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Gasket looks fine to me, no egg shaped fire rings, no det marks, no splits or kinks in gasket, ok the water way in the centre look a little dirty but doesn't look like failed.


I would still be looking @ head cracked and it's prob only doing it when engine is hot.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #32 on: 12:06, Thu 04 August 2011 »


Ill have a look later but the bit ive ringed looks dented?? maybe my eyes lol

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #33 on: 12:50, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Dean, hard to tell from the pic as not the best of quality pic's, did you say you are going to look @ h/g? if so let us know what you see?  I am still thinking head crack within when hot.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #34 on: 13:37, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Yeah im going up later to give Andy a hand putting it back together. It is hard to tell from the pics. Ill have a good look at the head too

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #35 on: 14:24, Thu 04 August 2011 »
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Yeah im going up later to give Andy a hand putting it back together. It is hard to tell from the pics. Ill have a good look at the head too


Yeah take a good look over the gasket, unfortunalty I doubt you will see anything wrong with the head as it will be within the oil ways but look on the exterior for any airline mark's etc...  you know what your doing Dean.

Keep us posted, I take it he has a spare head anyway? I would put the spare head on :mrgreen:

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #36 on: 15:01, Thu 04 August 2011 »
Will do. Going to fit spare head, uprated gasket, head bolts etc. Hopefully be ok after that.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #37 on: 15:41, Thu 04 August 2011 »
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Will do. Going to fit spare head, uprated gasket, head bolts etc. Hopefully be ok after that.


Fingers crossed for you boys, hope it goes well and Andy has some good luck for a change

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #38 on: 08:19, Fri 05 August 2011 »
The head is back on . Big thanks to Dean for popping over and helping me out.

No signs of anything unusual confirmed.
 
Rad was a known good one

Another working head has been used

Just got to put in a couple of bits here and there and it will be done.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #39 on: 09:26, Fri 05 August 2011 »
I hope that's sorted it then mate.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #40 on: 10:09, Fri 05 August 2011 »
Well done Lad's keep us posted on how it does either good or bad :mrgreen:

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #41 on: 22:41, Sun 14 August 2011 »
Tis all good now.

Apart from the boosting.

I posted on RTOC but I dont think I am in the clique over there ...

I cannot seem to get the timing right.

Correct way around
Boosts fine in 1st / 2nd , 3rd misses at 3500 + under full load

Spin the dizzy gear 180deg out
unstable idle.

rotate it back towards original position in small increments means stabler idle but cant find the sweet spot of boost + idle.

WTF ? Redo it all again ?

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #42 on: 23:51, Sun 14 August 2011 »
First off Andy I would get the engine to TDC with the flywheel mark aligining up with 0 on the gearbox bell housing and I would remove spark plug number 1 and put a small flat head in there to make sure the engine is @ TDC, I would then remove the dizzy gear itself and reset it so big 1/2 D is facing the passenger side of the car.

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #43 on: 08:53, Mon 15 August 2011 »
Did that once ..

I guess Ill be doing it again !  :D

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Re: IceCream in expansion vessel.
« Reply #44 on: 11:43, Mon 15 August 2011 »
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Did that once ..

I guess Ill be doing it again !  :D


Have you made your dizzy adjustable?? so you can rotate it whilst in situ? might be worth doing this as getting engine spot on for TDC whilst it is together is hard, you are prob only a tooth out. By having an adjsutable dizzy you can rotate it whilst the car is idleing (use a towel over the cap), raise the revs to say 6000 rpm's and turn the cap slightly until it runs nice and smooth.