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    [drool] Build is done, awaiting step 2. [/drool]
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    Chris
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    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

  • #2
    Looks great! I take it from the water pump pulley that you went to Cosworth for the build? What are the specs?

    Thanks,
    John
    Westfield SEiW
    2.0L Duratec
    Throttle Steer

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    • #3
      Chris, maybe I missed the discussion somewhere....what is different now from the current engine? I mean besides the Cosworth pulley....

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      • #4
        Ammo's built this for me. All steel, 2.1 L (a 2.0 w/ 1mm overbore), w/ Ammo's special cams & head work. As Tom (quite correctly) noted at Thunderhill last year: "He's the MAN". The project started when I was in Canada as a simple purchase of a steel crank to bring home for a local build, and then kind of mushroomed into a full-on build. I had to have something to think about during those loooong winter nights in Vic, at the bar, er, pub.

        Depending on the mapping exercise I'm hoping we'll be able to spin it up into the high 8s, getting hp in the 260 - 280 range, tbd. It's *not* a race engine and as such should have a long refresh cycle. I don't remember the CR but it'll be on a steady 100(+) octane diet, at all times (hello, BofA, could I get another loan for another tank o gas please:D) for sure.

        The Cosworth bit is just the pulley for the water pump. Note the wet sump. Current thinking is (and I concur based on my track experience) that the Raceline wet sump works just fine thank you, thus avoiding the weight, complication and potential for catastrophic failure that dry sumps imply.

        Roller barrels are not on the cards. TBs will be tapered I think, diameter tbd.
        Chris
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        A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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        • #5
          Sounds like a great engine. What are you using for an ECU? Also, where did you get the steel crank?

          Thanks,
          John
          Westfield SEiW
          2.0L Duratec
          Throttle Steer

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          • #6
            Donno about the ECU. Depends on where the mapping occurs I think. If we figure out a way to get it done in the UK (via a right proper engine brake) it will be an Emerald. Over here maybe the MBE that I'm running now.

            It all started w/ the crank. Ammo had one that he wanted to sell and I just kind of decided one Monday morning to get it from him, so I called. At that time 2L cranks weren't generally available, e.g. Cosworth were showing only 2.3s.

            Logistically speaking this isn't the most convenient thing I've ever done - as I said, it all just kind of happened over the course of a long winter in Vic - but wtf, it's been fun, and fun I hope it shall remain. It's a great excuse to visit the UK and / or maybe fly Ammo over here. He's never been here.
            Chris
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            A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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            • #7
              I purchased some cams and valve springs from Ammo last fall and am currently doing the install. If you fly him out here, then please make sure he has a long layover in Seattle :)

              -John
              Westfield SEiW
              2.0L Duratec
              Throttle Steer

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              • #8
                Ammo visiting!?

                Chris,

                I would love to meet "the MAN". Keep us posted if it looks like it will happen.

                Cheers,

                Tom
                Tom "ELV15" Jones
                http://PIErats.com

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                • #9
                  More photos. The work's done out of the old Holbay shop, now known as Coltec.

                  These are self explanatory:

                  http://home.roadrunner.com/~chris.ca...gine-Front.jpg
                  http://home.roadrunner.com/~chris.ca...ngine-Back.jpg
                  http://home.roadrunner.com/~chris.ca...lutch-Side.jpg

                  Ammo does his magic here:

                  http://home.roadrunner.com/~chris.ca...-FlowBench.jpg

                  and this is what magic looks like:

                  http://home.roadrunner.com/~chris.ca...es/Ports-1.jpg

                  Last, and certainly not least...

                  I would love to meet "the MAN".
                  The Man:

                  http://home.roadrunner.com/~chris.ca...AmmoBobNMe.jpg

                  That's Ammo, in centro, Bob, an old Holbay hand and semi-retired crank n cam grinder on the left. A very pleasant and interesting character he is.

                  To say that the hospitality (and beer!) extended to us in Woodbridge was superb is an understatement. Ammo is absolutely tops

                  (edited to fix a url)
                  Last edited by moosetestbestanden; June 6, 2007, 06:55 PM.
                  Chris
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                  A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                  • #10
                    Ohhh. I'm quite jealous. ;)

                    Are you going to bring it back as your carry on? :D
                    Tom "ELV15" Jones
                    http://PIErats.com

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