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Kano Coupe 
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kano nordie wrote:

Apart from knackered thrust bearings :roll:
Hope you get it sorted.
john



My knackered thrust bearings are most probably due to the use of,,,,, +1bar of boost, and too much nitrous oxide over the years,. Aswell as the main, glaring issue of not rebuilding the bottom end since 2004.

I feel it’s fair to say it’s WELL over due for a rebuild.

I’ll get it sorted, but what I have in mind isn’t going to be, a very sensible build.

(I’m not very sensible)

The reason I won’t get it done over night is, it’s not really cost viable,
(well not to me anyway),
plus the fact that the manufacturer of the main parts have said that, they only know of one other engine being built in this specification.

My way of thinking is... if your going to do a rebuild, make it a challenge, if its then worth doing as an engineering project, why not go for the biggest upgrade you can. :idea:


Going to have to leave you all hanging on that thought. sorry. 8)

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Tue May 28, 2019 10:33 pm
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Next weekend came early, because we had been good and voted our president into office for a 2nd term he decreed we should have a national holiday on 29th May to celebrate his inauguration, also good news that it was overcast and cloudy which kept the temps down to the mid 20’s until lunch time giving me more time to play outside with my toy.
Following Ken and Stuart’s advice, I filled every orifice where oil normally hides and turned the engine in reverse rotation with a large socket, long extension and a ratchet on the crank pulley bolt. Oh happy day it worked, before long with all my hoses, all of 2m length, oil cooler and remote filter primed we had 40psi on the gauge when cranked without plugs fitted, to celebrate I fitted 4 of Mr NGK’s finest, instead of the tissue paper down the plug holes to stop dust and lizards getting in.
Next was to re-route a water hose hanging just below floor level before it entered the center tunnel to go up front to the cooling department, With our "gallops" on the road I think it would soon get wiped out! that was still work in progress when I retired for lunch.

Much appreciated Ken and Stuart and thank you Mr President

John


Thu May 30, 2019 6:19 am
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:wink: 8)

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Thu May 30, 2019 7:51 am
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turbocox wrote:
kano nordie wrote:


I’ll get it sorted, but what I have in mind isn’t going to be, a very sensible build.

(I’m not very sensible)

The reason I won’t get it done over night is, it’s not really cost viable,
(well not to me anyway),
plus the fact that the manufacturer of the main parts have said that, they only know of one other engine being built in this specification.

My way of thinking is... if your going to do a rebuild, make it a challenge, if its then worth doing as an engineering project, why not go for the biggest upgrade you can. :idea:


Going to have to leave you all hanging on that thought. sorry. 8)

KAD/BMW head, throttle bodies, turbo, nitrous, ????


Thu May 30, 2019 8:43 am
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kano nordie wrote:
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KAD/BMW head, throttle bodies, turbo, nitrous, ????



ooo a guessing game...

A torque monster build
a combination of 998 block, 1098 crank, oversized pistons to 1250cc, cross flow head, supercharged with option to run methanol injection.

Neil.

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Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:56 pm
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kano nordie wrote:
..............
KAD/BMW head, throttle bodies, turbo, nitrous, ????



ooo a guessing game...

A torque monster build
a combination of 998 block, 1098 crank, oversized pistons to 1250cc, cross flow head, supercharged with option to run methanol injection.

Neil.

Hi Neil,
That sound suspiciously like my 1st modified mini engine build, which was in an estate and used Imp pistons as they were lighter than Mini, I think it was 1163cc, back in the early 1960's the only 1275 engine was a Cooper S and like hens teeth, can't think why anybody would build one like that today though?? It was later replaced after breaking a crank in Milan (another long story) with a 1071 S

Regards
John


Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:03 am
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The oil pressure saga continues, we have it (psi) but only if primed 1st, I suspect because the oil supply and return to the Laminova cooler goes up to cylinder head level and then down to the vertical mounted oil cooler in front of the timing cover, this was done to ease water pipe connections. Plan B is to mount he cooler over the clutch cover ( in what was intended for a place to put he battery?) with short pipe runs, the inlet water to the block will have to pass across the rear of the engine just under the inlet manifold.
Have to put into position next weekend to see how it can fit
John


Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:12 am
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