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Vtecmec's 4th Gen

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Post by Brigitte » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:16 pm

Hi, have seen your fab Never-ending Project OCD before but can't open the pictures anymore, how comes this?

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Re: Vtecmec's 4th Gen

Post by Vtecmec » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:44 pm

All gone now, thanks to photo bucket.





Time for another project......

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Post by Vtecmec » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:30 am

Coming soon............

Image20181012_212549 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

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Post by NafemanNathan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 am

Beautiful 8-)

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Post by Vtecmec » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:03 pm

So, it's been a while.

Many thanks to photobucket for drokking up this build thread, the chances of relinking the 850 or so photos is, well, it's just not going to happen.

Anyway, let's not let this stop the march.

True to form, I moved house again a little while back. This time to somewhere that has plenty of workshop space.

Image20180215_161737 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

And in there the car has sat for the last 9 months or so, the new house is a decent project and so has taken most of my time.

But I've been getting bored with that, so back on the spanners for a while.......

I've not been a fan of the lowering springs on the car, theres nothing actually wrong with them, just I want a more compliant ride.

I think the best way to do this is to get some adjustable springs and shocks and tweak them to suit.

I picked up some Tein super Streets ages ago, these seemed in decent condition (but with usual rust), but on arrival it became apparent that all the adjusters had siezed.

Anyway, this meant several hours of graft to get them free again and in true form then it was onto derusting the buggers.

Image20180804_150334 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Stripped.

Image20180804_145451(0) by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Primed.

Image20180804_145505 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Painted.

Image20180804_171716 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20180804_171727 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Sweet, still yet to fit them, that will happen after the other little thing I have planned for the car.

So the engine in the car is a sweet running lump, but I know that the bores are scored and resultantly it suffers from blow by and spits oil back intot the intake, meaning a less than desirable oily smell when stationary at traffic lights.

Can't have that really.

So I decided to buy a spare second hand engine and the original plan was to partially strip it, refersh the seals etc and then swap it into the car.

Image20180831_110310 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Well, the further I scratched into the lump, the further I went.

Image20180907_191338 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Err, thats not original.

Image20180907_192106 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Till eventually I'd only gone and taken the whole bloody thing to bits.

Image20180908_173224 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20180908_173236 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20180927_144738 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20180927_144733 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Then I stepped back and thought that I could just rebuild it, but effectively thats a lot of work just to get rid of an oily smell at traffic lights. While I'm in there I should really make some 'improvements'.....

So at first I thought I'd do a decent NA build, started to amass some stuff to make it happen, but eventually realised that I'd be spanking a significant amount of cash and could still end up wanting more...

So I changed my plans again and decided to go full retard and slap a turbo into the engine bay.

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Post by Vtecmec » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:36 pm

So I put a post up here looking for stuff for the build. I managed to get a good amount of stuff.

First came an ATR intake manifold, which needed work to get just right.

So I port matched it to a new insulated gasket.

Image20180927_165217 by Paul Crake, on Flickr


Image20180927_165224 by Paul Crake, on Flickr


Image20180927_170911 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20181001_154439 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Then widened the intake side to match a 70mm Skunk 2 Racing throttle body.

Image20180929_115351 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Did some mods to make it fit with a new AEM fuel rail, which needed a bracket fabbing to work.

Image20181005_181040 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Then fabbed a bracket to make the prelude IACV work.

Image20181006_102346 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20181006_102441 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Then splashed a bit of paint onto it.

Image20181006_170539 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

And assembled with the fuel rail, some 450cc injectors and a Sard fuel regulator, also with fabbed bracket.

Image20181012_212515 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20181012_212533 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

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Post by Vtecmec » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:53 pm

So onto the cylinder head, can't well leave that untouched now can I?

So I went at it with the dremmel, removing the casting marks and widening the port entrances to match the intake.

Image20180930_172705 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Then where the valves have been inserted, I removed the sharp edges that are left over from the manufacturing process.

Image20180928_162206 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Once this was done I set to the sharp edges that reside in the bowl area.

Image20180928_162212 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20180930_172728 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20180930_172740 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Then a bit of cleaning out and polishing.

Image20181014_103954 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20181014_131554 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

Image20181014_144101 by Paul Crake, on Flickr

So that's that, the exhaust valve guides are a little loose, so I'll be getting those swapped out and a light skim on the mating surfaces.

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Post by sol-lude » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:30 am

:rock:
The legend continues.

Some epic work there mate, very impressive as always.

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Post by NafemanNathan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Great work Paul. You won't regret it 8-)

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Post by wurlycorner » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:26 pm

Been busy...

Glad to see pics back!

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