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    1. Member secondgen's Avatar
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      02-26-2009 09:55 PM #51
      Pics tomorrow.
      Cleaned up the collector on the TT header, enlarged the mounting holes and modified the head flange to fit with the Weber manifold. Will be sandblasted, painted and then wrapped, to try to keep the temps down on the backside of the motor.
      Cleaned, descaled and did some minor sandblasting on the block, pretty ready to go to the machine shop once I decide on pistons. Could send it up early and have the shop get a jump on it....the distributor hold down threads need to be heli-coiled, as half of them pulled out of the block, when it was in my DD 2 years ago.
      Sent the crankshaft off to Jarod at SCCH in California, weighed 31lbs without the internal trigger wheel when I sent it off, should weight somewhere closer to 25-26 when I get it back in a couple weeks.
      Still waiting on an email from USRT about the guides they have listed on their site, if i don't hear from them tomorrow I'm just going to buy them from TT, I'm tired of waiting. Then the head goes off to the machine shop to be tanked, new guides put in, 3-angle valve job, and rebuilt. Then I can CC the chambers and if need be, do some minor tweaking to even them out.
      Need to stop stalling and just buy the rods, I'm going with IE ones, because I never got a response back from any SCAT carriers on how much they weigh.
      Then it's between JE and Wiseco pistons. Oh so many decisions.
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    3. 02-26-2009 11:17 PM #52

    4. 02-27-2009 07:47 PM #53
      Scat H Beam Rods........Standard Length=1lbs.4.6oz.....Tall Block Length=1lbs.5.2oz.......Hope this Helps Out...... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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    6. 02-27-2009 07:48 PM #54
      Oh..Yeah And Those Weights Are With ARP Rod Bolts!! My Bad

    7. Member secondgen's Avatar
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      02-27-2009 07:59 PM #55
      Thank you!
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      02-27-2009 08:53 PM #56
      My buddy is using scat rods in his aba/16vT project.
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      You're new here but don't be a DORK.....
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      Don't swap if you can't weld or fabricate. It's not a trivial task just to bolt everything up. There's a lot of nut-scratching involved. Take your time and do it right.

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      03-02-2009 01:10 AM #57
      Motor gone over with an air-needler to descale as much rust as i could get, then hit with some fairly aggressive sand with a blaster. Pretty much ready to send out pending the internals.

      And in other news, engine bay work:




      Email placed to TJMotorsport inquiring about a brake bias box. Also waiting for the Guides and seals to arrive from TT. Then at least the head can be sent out to be finished.
      Will be going with IE rods and 0.040 overbore 10.5:1 Wiseco pistons.
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      03-04-2009 05:36 PM #58
      how'd the shaving go?

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      03-04-2009 05:42 PM #59
      Looks good Jeremy [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      03-05-2009 07:33 PM #60
      lookin good man

      I love the shot,straight down the itb in to the valve, effin awesome [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      cant wait to here it

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      03-09-2009 11:44 AM #61
      silly crazy eight valves [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      03-12-2009 10:46 AM #62
      Valve guides and seals came in from TT finally. Be a few weeks before I can get anything else though. Work's so slooowwwww.
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      03-12-2009 10:56 AM #63
      when do you do most of the work on the car ?
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      03-12-2009 07:33 PM #64
      sooooooooo
      you gonna have this thing runnin by the 1st week of june???

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      03-13-2009 11:39 AM #65
      A box full of fun-bits arrived from the UK! Pictures up tonight when I get home and get my camera, who wants to guess what's in it!?
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    18. 03-13-2009 02:09 PM #66
      can i guess?
      19in brake rotors

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      03-13-2009 08:47 PM #67


      Straight from the UK. The expensive way to get rid of vacuum assisted brakes. I was also blowing out 22mm master cylinders, so this was a logical decision. Pictures with it mocked up to the stock pedal assembly.
      Not "direct fit" per say, the linkage to the pedal took some fabrication. Did however bolt directly to the 3 holes that the brake booster would have bolted to. Overall size in comparison to the stock setup is about 1-2" shorter (closer to the firewall). I already have a brake proportioning valve from my old setup. I just need to relocate the prop valve to somewhere more convenient (next to the handbrake), and run a new line from the master to it, then back to the "t" near the rear beam. Front's will all have to be re-made and i need a nicer "t" fitting as it will be seen in the engine bay. Adjustment knob will likely be mounted on the right of the steering wheel, left of the center vents in the dash, or where the cold start lever would be to the left of the steering wheel.
      Both master cylinders are Girling, and were provided with the bias box.
      5/8" Front Master
      0.70" Rear Master
      Balance bar and 1m cable w/ external adjustment knob.
      Master cylinder sizes advised by Tim @ TJMotorsport.com (also where I purchased it from). I also opted for the built-in reservoirs, as I don't have somewhere neat to externally mount the bracket to hold such a set-up. Integrated reservoirs were cheaper too.


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      03-15-2009 09:50 AM #68
      you engine bay is going to be lonely looking [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      03-15-2009 11:01 AM #69
      I am jealous you keep 1 upping me lol
      every time i read this thread I regret not taking pics of my progress when I am at home.

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      03-15-2009 09:37 PM #70
      this is awesome man. I have read this thread prob about 10 times in the past week and have been watching it closely
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      03-15-2009 10:25 PM #71
      Thanks to all those watching and for the encouragement. I know it's not more sexy pictures of motor bits, but work's been slow, and the paychecks aren't weighing in as heavy as I'd like, so this is what I've been up to.




      Can't have a nice new motor in a crummy looking engine bay....
      Will be painted single-stage, in white. So much work, remind me to never do this again if I think of it. Very much have to thank my roommate and his patient girlfriend for putting up with us. He's got the bodywork experience, so most of the credit goes to him for this. I know someone at some point will argue that this is going in a "showcar" direction, but trust me, I drive the crap out of this car(and don't plan on stopping), and the way the engine bay looked before really bothered me.
      The little motor-news I have is that my crankshaft is (or should now be) on it's way back from Jarod at SCCH in California. Knife-edged, polished and balanced. I'll get the weight when it shows up here. I shipped it out weighing 31# without the internal trigger wheel.

      Also, for when I do bring it to shows, mocked up the new "nice" wheels to get an idea of what tire and size spacers i need to get.

      The wheels that are more toward the motor sport style I'm going for are oldschool '80s vintage Wedsport welded 2 piece wheels. No pics of these..yet, they need to be refurbished.
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      03-16-2009 12:59 PM #72
      looking good what are the wheel specs and which wheels are gonna be your daily's ? When are ou thinking this will be back on the road ?
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      03-16-2009 02:13 PM #73
      I have no idea when it's going to be back on the road, work needs to pick up so I can buy the rest of the motor bits I need.
      RH's are 7.5x16 in the front et38 9x16 in the rear et on the wheels is 50 but I'll be running 27-28mm spacers in the back and 205-40 Kumho's all around.
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      03-16-2009 09:46 PM #74
      good work jeremy! snap pics of the weds anyway i haven't seen them yet.

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      03-23-2009 12:41 PM #75
      Received the crank back from SCCH today, weighs in at 27lbs now. So compared to stock with the internal trigger wheel, that's a whole 5 pounds lighter! I'll have pictures up of it tonight when I get home.
      Bay is almost done, some spots to touch up, but I'm very happy with the end result.







      Modified by secondgen at 8:43 AM 3-23-2009
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