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Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #41 on: Nov 02, 2016, 14:05:30 »
Those rims are banging.  I love them.

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Offline lostboy

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #42 on: Nov 02, 2016, 14:06:19 »
What's the bolt pattern?

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Offline Munamankeli

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #43 on: Nov 02, 2016, 19:18:54 »
Thanks! Those rims are Wolfrace Slots, bolt pattern is 4x108.  ;)

Offline Munamankeli

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #44 on: Nov 09, 2016, 07:16:21 »
Work in progress. Nothing really hapened lately. Engine parts came. I ported a cylinder head and took it to cylinderhead pro to finish valve seats. Well.. He noticed the cylinder head was wrong model of 1,6l pinto cylinder head. It was "e-max" head with thinner walls in intake and exhaust ports and bigger combustion chamber than normal version. So that means smaller ports and smaller compressions. So I dumped the head to thrash can and searched new one, the right one.
   Well, I got a new head very cheap 20€. Well, condition wasnt suprisingly good. Valve guides were loose. So that means paper money flying away. Again.
   Lucily I got some contacts so I sent the head to one guy who will install K-Line valve guide-liners to head so that is very good.
 Picture of old shitty cylinderhead.

Offline Munamankeli

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #45 on: Nov 15, 2016, 10:17:17 »
Ive been working on the engine block now. Got the parts and cylinders are machined now so I started to assembly it. I used old crank rods because they are strong up to 7500rpm and its enough to road use. Piston pins were pretty tightly in rods as usual but with heat and hydraulic press no problem. Used pins in freezer and heated pistons, then quickly put pins with hands to new pistons. Then I put new bearings to crankshaft and rods and assembled everything.
  Also painted the block, oilpan and other little parts on the block. Now Im waiting the cylinderhead.

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #46 on: Nov 15, 2016, 11:41:11 »
You got member berries in that cooler?
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Re: Something wild
« Reply #47 on: Nov 16, 2016, 00:48:58 »
Engine looking mighty fine.

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Offline Munamankeli

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #48 on: Nov 22, 2016, 08:16:29 »
Thanks. That viscous fan hub is removed now. It was difficult to remove because I didnt realize it had converse thread and also hard to lock it still. Ill use electrical fan in car because then car will warm up faster in winters and also i think it is good if fan can also cool after engine is turn off.

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Re: Something wild
« Reply #49 on: Nov 27, 2016, 15:04:30 »
Hello. I found some more rust in the car ???  In Ford Taunus there is a subframe where all front axles collectively are joined, also shock abrossers. So the subframe is attached to car's frame to four spots and there is bushes. I guess bushes were original so I can tell these we very loose and there was pretty big clearance. So, it is maybe reason why the car's steering was kind of "floating". Also two spots the subrame was attached was so rusty. I removed rusty plate and strengthen it so it will be better than new now ;)
Ill get harder bushes so steering will be more steady. Ill post pics of repaired spots later.