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Re: My Raider... now F7P project...
« Reply #120 on: 17:49, Mon 17 January 2011 »
Good news at last!!!  Nice one :wink:

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« Reply #121 on: 18:45, Mon 17 January 2011 »
A few piccies of progress...




What I had to do to the sump to get it off  :mrgreen:


Rotated the T28 as well so it should be ready to fit.

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« Reply #122 on: 21:52, Mon 17 January 2011 »
I dread to think where that hammer would end up if it was yet another bad engine.

Sump removal doesn't look quite 'text-book'  :lol:

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« Reply #123 on: 22:37, Mon 17 January 2011 »
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I dread to think where that hammer would end up if it was yet another bad engine.

Sump removal doesn't look quite 'text-book' :lol:

Lump hammer & a big screwdriver  :mrgreen:

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« Reply #124 on: 09:25, Tue 18 January 2011 »
Thankfully looks like you finally have a good block, I have the piston ring tool in my car I will drop it off later matey so you have some the tools ready for when your ready to put it together.

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« Reply #125 on: 16:22, Tue 18 January 2011 »
I have 2 good blocks now, will hone both & decide which to use :)
I may still take them to the machine shop to be cleaned up.. Also went over to meet Mike(phasei16vturbo) today to pick up the rings, bearings & bottom end set, top bloke for sorting that lot out :)

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« Reply #126 on: 16:41, Tue 18 January 2011 »
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I have 2 good blocks now, will hone both & decide which to use :)
I may still take them to the machine shop to be cleaned up.. Also went over to meet Mike(phasei16vturbo) today to pick up the rings, bearings & bottom end set, top bloke for sorting that lot out :)


I take it you will want the piston ring compressor tool very soon then by the looks of things :lol:  good thing I found it last night.

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Re: My Raider... now F7P project...
« Reply #127 on: 15:47, Thu 20 January 2011 »
James & I did a dummy build today, all looks ok, looks like I can use the GTT engine mount if I mod it a bit..





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« Reply #128 on: 17:24, Thu 20 January 2011 »
Good to see something positive, been watching for a while! Looks fairly tight.

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« Reply #129 on: 17:11, Wed 26 January 2011 »
Prob going to clean up the bottom end this weekend & poss even start to build the bottom end up. Just need to drill the oil return, put some new core plugs in & hone the block & I can start to build it up.

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Re: My Raider... now F7P project...
« Reply #130 on: 19:05, Wed 26 January 2011 »
I read your imperial blue 5 thread from years ago was a good read and a nice car 8)  not to sure on the glitter mobile tho :lol:.

Im in awe of how you can just keep going with rebuild after rebuild hats off to you i reckon i could cope with 1 rebuild but after that i give up :oops:, good luck with the work planned for the weekend fella.

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« Reply #131 on: 17:03, Sat 29 January 2011 »
Well a day of tinkering in the shed.
Honed the bores, fitted new main & thrust bearings, re-fitted crank & oil squirters. Also modded my GT Turbo engine bracket to fit the F7P, 95% there, just needs a few final touches & I'll get another to mod so it's 100% for the final build.
Got my oil drain but need to get the right size drill bit & a 1/2" NPT tap before I go on with that. I'll have a go at fitting the new piston rings over the next few days as well & then I can fit those up & re-fit the oil pick up & sump.

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« Reply #132 on: 18:08, Sat 29 January 2011 »
Quote from: "5teve L"
Well a day of tinkering in the shed.
Honed the bores, fitted new main & thrust bearings, re-fitted crank & oil squirters. Also modded my GT Turbo engine bracket to fit the F7P, 95% there, just needs a few final touches & I'll get another to mod so it's 100% for the final build.
Got my oil drain but need to get the right size drill bit & a 1/2" NPT tap before I go on with that. I'll have a go at fitting the new piston rings over the next few days as well & then I can fit those up & re-fit the oil pick up & sump.


ive got some drill bits mate you can use for the block.   :wink:  my 5 going backwards at the mo  :(

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Re: My Raider... now F7P project...
« Reply #133 on: 08:55, Fri 04 February 2011 »
Added the oil drain now.





Next job is to fit the piston rings then drop the pistons in & seal up the bottom end...

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« Reply #134 on: 09:54, Fri 04 February 2011 »
Steve looking good matey, glad to see things are now moving in the right direction for you :D

You have defo got to paint that block up to keep it looking tidy, personally think you should do it Blue, but a nice coat of black would keep it looking fresh aswell