Archive for 2011

Throttle Bodies Test Fitted

Posted: 27th November 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Good bit progress today. Fitted the inlet manifold and throttle bodies to the head and mocked up the trumpets to show the lack of clearance.

Engine Throttle Bodies

Measured up and then craned the engine out so I could get busy with the angle grinder. Whilst it was out thought that I would take a photo of the Baker BM engine mount. Really impressed with the thought that has gone into designing this. It replaces the stock 8mm bolt with a machined 12mm setup it’s going to be a lot stronger.

Engine

With the scuttle chopped craned the engine back in and fitted the trumpets to the TBs. Despite the measurements, it didn’t fit perfectly as a bit more chopping was needed but managed to get there in the end. I am also going to make the letter box another 10mm bigger top and bottom to ensure that the trumpets aren’t coming into contact with the bodywork.

Engine Throttle Bodies

With that engine out again and split from the gearbox. Box needs to go and see Mankee for a health check. Engine’s back in the stand.

Engine Fitted

Posted: 26th November 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Engine is back in (temporarily)

Engine and Gearbox

Quick Rack Rebuilt

Posted: 19th November 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Quick rack finished except for one finishing touch to follow shortly

Quick Rack

Next job – engine and gearbox back in to work out where to cut the scuttle…

Few Parts

Posted: 15th November 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Stewart at Baker BM sent out the uprated engine mount bumpers that have just become available…

Engine Mount Bumpers

Also added a rather useful tool to my last order from ProBolt

Probolt Tool

Quick Rack Painted

Posted: 15th November 2011 by asteriskr in Rallye 16v
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Quaife Quick Rack

Took 3 coats of paint but casing is ready. JB Weld epoxy has arrived, but I took a guess when I was at work on the size of the domed nut that would be needed to seal off the end of the pinion and was a size out. Replacement and suitably sized unit on the way.