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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2013, 05:14:59 pm »
Couple of Updates,

Seems my cars list of parts needed is getting larger as the Mrs polo has rinsed my starter motor alternator radiator and loads of other bits. Then again i suppose it gives me an excuse to buy brand new ones!

I've ordered some 315CC SAAB injectors as running up to 200 bhp will need a bit more fuel and they give me a bit of headroom . Engine has been bored honed and decked so will be picked up for the engine shop this week hopefully.

 Then it just leaves picking up some conrod bolts, nuts and main bearing bolts before she can go back together! Definately should be done for Big Bang hopefully including having it mapped by PPP, pics to follow of the block..

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2013, 08:00:33 pm »
Finally got the engine back! (£130 for a 2mm overbore and decking the face as there was a little corrosion)







Now all I need for the rebuild is  conrod nuts and bolts, main bearing bolts and the crank bolt!

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013, 07:33:53 pm »
Couple of updates, I have now got new bend end bolts nuts and thrust washers just need to pick the oil seals up now off Pete/Sam. Spent about £20 on paint ending up with 2 cans of VHT Aluminium Engine Enamel for the head, gearbox and inlet inc brackets etc, 1 can of VHT Black engine enamel for the block and 1 can of VHT exhaust manifold black just to give the downpipe and turbo manifold a quick coat before the heat wrap , heres a quick pick of the block after 5 thin coats



Also took all the conrods off the old pistons, cleaned up the fecked one so its now a paper weight;



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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2013, 06:35:53 pm »
Just a little update, waiting on paint pens  before cracking on with the bottom end. Washed the car for the first time since October, i'm just glad i polished and waxed before. Got to fetch the timing belt bottom pully bolt which is the last piece in the puzzle.








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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2013, 09:03:33 pm »
Sorted these out in front of the tv this evening

New pistons (77mm),compression and oil scraper rings, gudgeon pins and clips, conrod bolts and nuts.






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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2013, 06:03:17 pm »
Had a whole afternoon of play today

finally got the last bolt I needed, this is the whole lot of parts minus the pison stuff



crank in then main bearings all torqued up



Pistons were then dropped in, definately takes a nack to use the piston ring compressor. Took me 40 mins to do the first one being very careful as the oil ring kept popping out!



Big ends need torquing up tomorrow before more can be done but I'm happy so far as it turns really smoothly




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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2013, 07:05:42 pm »
Looks beautiiiful, makes me wanna rip mine apart and start getting my hands dirty

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2013, 07:39:54 pm »
Minus the few paint runs on the top deck haha. Gets expensive dude, hopefully will be worth it for a reliable 0 miler engine!

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2013, 08:27:22 pm »
Coming along nicely :) Love seeing engine build threads. is the other Coupe your daily?
did you ever find the cause of melty piston?
Taylor

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2013, 10:52:56 pm »
Other ones the mrs polo! Engine blew up in that on the motorway so its had a new engine recently.

Never ended up finding a cause for it although I'll have changed the entire engine and fuel system just to be sure lol .

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2013, 12:07:11 am »
Worked on this for 3 hours, which has meant 7 hours in total!

Made a gasket in the pic above for this oil pump cover



Also made one for the other side which cost a total of £5 including liquid gasket just to make sure.

New oil pump, chain and both oil seals which were an absolute bitch to get in !




Got a new bottom pulley off Pete for a good price , bolt was from vw for £2.50




Then chucked the sump on!




Just got to buy a new rad and lambda which Kay's car knicked off me then I will have everything to get it running again!

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2013, 09:59:34 pm »
Minor update,




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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2013, 07:18:53 pm »
Did a little today





sorted the crankshaft sprocket bolt and sealed the sump although i ended up snapping a bolt.

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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2013, 10:54:33 pm »
Todays work;







New saab 325cc injectors








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Re: Etches G40 (2)
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2013, 03:17:08 pm »
Small update, waiting for the weather to clear then I can chuck the engine in,

pre paint before heat wrap