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22 Oct 2020 07:15 #229382 by sniper
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HUN wrote: I suspect you will end up breaking CVs and bending half shafts with that much power.


The 150bhp that I am looking for will do that, never mind a turbo engine.... Uprated shafts and CV's are in the budget and are a must....

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Truck Cab tray back, 1600 VVT, R7ME gearbox & manual transfer, Quaife ATB diff, 4-2-1 manifold, Tony Banks 2" stainless exhaust, K&N panel filter, Mobil One oil, Eibach springs, AVO adjustable dampers, Limit straps, BFG 16" Km2 tyres, Drilled Grooved disks, EBC Greenstuff pads, Full breather kit...

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24 Oct 2020 11:16 #229449 by sniper
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Finally got the rebuilt R7ME box from M&T Transmissions, even though it wasn't their fault for the delay (carriers mess up) they adjusted the bill by. £100 in recompense as I had lost my fitting date and the sale of my R72 box....



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24 Oct 2020 11:58 #229450 by sniper
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Keith just sent me a picture of his current build.... Now that would look a picture under a Jimny bonnet....



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24 Oct 2020 12:46 #229451 by jackonlyjack
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Have they tapped the gearbox breather Pal
Should have a stub tube coming out

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24 Oct 2020 13:31 #229456 by sniper
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jackonlyjack wrote: Have they tapped the gearbox breather Pal
Should have a stub tube coming out


Not tapped, the standard breather tube is there and ICE4x4 are joining it to my 8mm tubes....

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18 Nov 2020 09:33 #230168 by sniper
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I got a little despondent following the gearbox delays, it made me consider what it would be like to be without the car for the six to eight weeks that the MX5 engine and box swap would take. Certain family obligations mean being without a car is a pain in everyone's bottom.....

So I have decided to delay the MX5 project until I can afford to give Keith a complete car to work on. I'll keep my eye out for a VVT mot failure later in the year and if finances are still good, have the swap built in to a car and then swapped to mine, if all proves positive.

The R7ME and manual transfer box are in and working fine, frustrated at a noisy thrust bearing and the extended breather being missed but it was always going to be that sort of a job....:(

I came across an M16A VVT engine from a Liana with 120k on it, running fine. I bought it having decided to build a Suzuki engine now that the MX plans were delayed.

The finance fhurer has agreed funds for early spring to allow a rebuild but impatient me decided to have it put in to the car now and just see what I got.

The engine was fitted yesterday and is running fine, there is a notable increase in oomph whilst driving B roads. Yet to try low gears off road but I am quite excited by the prospect.....

Gearing is about bang on for the 30" tyres now fitted, yet to see how far out the speedo is....

So it's been quite a week.... New engine, gearbox and transfer box.... and barring the frustration of having to drop the box again to resolve the noisy spigot bearing, all is well.

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18 Nov 2020 10:22 #230169 by Lambert
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Have you had your chopper across the scales yet, I can't remember?

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18 Nov 2020 11:40 #230171 by sniper
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Still at 1100kg and probably going to get a little heavier with the cage being completed......

Seats and Lexan windows are the next weight loss goals.... Later in the year....

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18 Nov 2020 15:24 #230179 by Lambert
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Cool cheers.

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19 Nov 2020 09:02 - 19 Nov 2020 09:04 #230193 by sniper
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I have only put a few road miles on and am enjoying the feel of the new engine. Reminds. me of my youth and changing from 1300 to 1600 with the old Ford x-flow in Escorts..... Results are much the same, a bit more power and a good hike in torque, which just makes driving more "comfortable" Less need to push on. The engine ticks over nicely (quietly) and revs freely, it's on Mobil One. It is slower to rev but not massively so.

Gearing appears to be fine, with power matching road speed in all gears. This was my biggest concern as I had already bought the wheels and tyres from Jack..... 70mph is quick to come up and everything still feels eager and wants to push on.Clements in Shirebrook, fitted the engine for £340 which is top value when you look at how far the engines need to be stripped.....



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19 Nov 2020 17:34 #230212 by Riccy
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Sweet, quite the machine now mate :-)

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19 Nov 2020 23:18 #230223 by Dirtbird
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sniper wrote: ]

The start point for the build



Specification

05' 1.3 VVT JLX, 80,000 miles, 3rd owner

Engine - Standard running Mobil One 0w40 oil, K&N oil filter, K&N Panel air filter.

Gearbox - Standard R72, reconditioned at M&T Sheffield with closed Koyo bearings. Fully synthetic oil.

Transfer box - Standard ratio from an 07' car 20,000 less miles. Fully synthetic oil, Jimnybits H/D guard on bolt through polybush mounts.

Suspension - Eibach ProLift springs +30mm, AVO adjustable dampers +30mm, 15mm Superpro seats, Superpro ARB bushes, new standard drop links,

Front axle - Drilled and grooved Mintex discs, EBC greenstuff pads, New callipers, HEL braided lines, AVM HP manual locking hubs, Polybush panhard rod bushes, Polybush castor correction bushes, Suzuki rubber chassis mount bushes, Rough Country steering damper with Polybush mounts, new nearside CV, full bearing set nearside hub,

Rear axle - Quaife ATB differential with full axle rebuild on fitting at M&T Sheffield. Mintex shoes, new wheel cylinders, Superpro bushes on axle Suzuki rubber on chassis, Polybush panhard bushes, shock absorber drop brackets through bolted,

Wheels - BF Goodrich KO2 All Terrain in 215/75x15, standard JLX alloys, 32mm alloy spacers.

Interior - Sony WBX900 double din bluetooth head unit, 4 x 100mm Clarion speakers, rear seats removed.


The First Job - Weight-loss

I know the feeling after the rust is gone at least the floor underneath the back door is ok.

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