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Old 05-25-2010, 02:41 AM
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Why don't you check if the forged internals (rods,pistons) are OK and just rebuild your engine with them ?
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:20 AM
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Why don't you check if the forged internals (rods,pistons) are OK and just rebuild your engine with them ?
Yeah. Will be doing that Joreto. The block is badly corroded. Looks like it's been in the river. Once I get engine back home I going to pull it down myself & go from there. Just need a bit of time to get over the rot I've had to endure with spares yard
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:54 PM
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Guys,

As I've stated in Tech Section. I have 2 engines to choose from. An M103 or M104. Which would be the better considering it'll be turbocharged? Also. Thinking of twin charging it now so I can utilise the twin exhaust manifolds & not have to get custom exhaust mani made up for the single?

Any comments on the bet way?

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Pm sent to RBYCC for twin set up advice etc

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Have found an engine from an importer. There was only 1 engine. Still in car. Has 180psi each pot. 124k's on it As new or what! Arriving Wednesday! Looks like I have the day off hehe :p

This will mean I can use the engine AS IS......maybe the timing gear etc has recently been done? Comes complete with manifolds, pulleys. The lot!

Now I can start to prepare stuff in my head for the build

Definitely be taking a pic soon as it arrives so I can scrap book it for future memory of when it all started to come together hehe

What I'm so rapped with is engine was still in 90 model pristine low klm car @ point of conversation (still is now) so compression readings are genuine
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:55 AM
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Good to hear you finally found a good engine for you project !
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yea hopefully this engine will be the one!
this thread has been an emotional rollercoster
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:10 AM
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Sure has. I was really embarrassed & fed up until now. I wouldn't have believed the shonks that were out there until I had experienced this. A huge learning curve none the less. Now I can get serious
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:18 AM
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Guys,

As I've stated in Tech Section. I have 2 engines to choose from. An M103 or M104. Which would be the better considering it'll be turbocharged? Also. Thinking of twin charging it now so I can utilise the twin exhaust manifolds & not have to get custom exhaust mani made up for the single?

Any comments on the bet way?

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the cost of an extra turbo would be heaps more than the cost of getting a decent manifold made. not to mention that modding the existing manifold is going to have it limitation in flow
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the cost of an extra turbo would be heaps more than the cost of getting a decent manifold made. not to mention that modding the existing manifold is going to have it limitation in flow
taken on board. Cheers. I'm leaning towards revamping the original turbo set up. Trouble shooting everything till I get it right
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:42 PM
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Gave workshop the flick. F-i-n-a-l-l-y.........it's going over to a new performance workshop for engine & box install & then the LPG fit out & custom fabricating etc This workshop is only 12 mins away from me. So I can liase with them quickly & easily. The orig' workshop was like 40 mins away & they didn't want to do the job. They're only interested in Monaro's (Aussie Chev), Ford hardtops & drag racing etc.

Engine will be delivered to them directly from Sydney on Weds. Car goes over probably Tues week. Then. They start! Someone is actually going to start work on the burgermyster soon

I'm beginning to see the light @ the end of the tunnel hehe
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:33 PM
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I'm really getting annoyed with the waiting game workshop is expecting me to play. At least once they start it should be all go.

I'm ordering some parts today so workshop aren't held up when car gets there. A new trans mount & tailshaft coupling for now so engine can go in. Hoses & lines will have to wait til' engine is in & I can do up a more diligent list. The custom exhaust manifold can't get started until engine is in bay & they can position turbo & measure everything up for fabrication. This manifold whilst expensive, it will allow exhaust gases to flow to turbine more efficiently & prevent turbulence resulting in more efficient (& quicker) spool time. I've toyed yesterday with possibility of using the manifold seller had on car or there is a stock turbo diesel manifold that can be used but it is such an important performance enhancement for such a heavy car I think I'll regret it if I don't get a proper customised manifold built. I'd rather schimp on something less important if I have to for now.

At this stage. Car should be heading over to workshop next week. Just waiting on workshop boys finishing another turbo build prior to commencing mine.
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:38 AM
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which engine did you end up using??
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which engine did you end up using??
Managed to get an M103 engine from a running 91 model from Sydney with just 125 odd k's on it. It's at the workshop now ready for install.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:48 AM
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sweet as, how much you pay for it, i ask coz i just picked one up myself, i think it had bout 150k's
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