FRP 591, FRP replica, plus turbo conversion project

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Postby PumaJay » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:03 pm

Nice to see this still progressing. Looking forward to engine updates!!
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Postby d170sam » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:56 pm

few more parts and a little work on bits today, received my Quaide ATB diff from Pumabuild and also got round to start fitting/wiring my race technologies 'dash 2' in a spare binacle i bought

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Postby PumaJay » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:05 am

Very nice, sits really nicely within the binnacle.
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Postby d170sam » Mon May 01, 2017 7:23 pm

did some wiring and tinkering today, started by fitting a For Racing Boost gauge:

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fitted my Emarld 3-way ECU switch next to the push button start

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started on the wiring loom for the Race Technologies Dash and control switches

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As i'm removing the A/C and moving the PAS pump to the front of the engine it needs a new feed pipe from the PAS tank to the pump, basically I've wrapped this with Samco tape to make it fit in with all the other hoses (1st time being a Nurse has come in handy, bandaging skills put to the test!)

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also started working out where all the Aeroquip fittings go, took a while but this is most of it (minus all the braided hoses)

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Postby CherryVimto » Mon May 01, 2017 8:01 pm

I really don't think pictures like that should be allowed on this forum! :-D

Loving this project... much jealousy oozing from every orifice :oops:
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Postby d170sam » Mon May 01, 2017 8:08 pm

I must admit it's been a long time getting to this point, to say I'm getting excited would be a gross understatement!!!
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Postby PumaJay » Mon May 01, 2017 8:53 pm

That last picture is awesome. Not long now!
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Wed May 03, 2017 7:10 am

I am really impressed that his wife let him put all of that on a table in the house! :grin:
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Postby PumaJay » Thu May 04, 2017 1:04 pm

Wild E. Coyote wrote:I am really impressed that his wife let him put all of that on a table in the house! :grin:


Agreed, Lucy goes mental at me when I bring car parts inside the house!!
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Postby d170sam » Thu May 04, 2017 7:54 pm

She was at work :) hahahaha
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Postby d170sam » Wed May 31, 2017 7:51 pm

done some more work today, i had to add the latest software update to my digi dash, disater happened and the dam thing got corrupted, anyway contacted Race Technology and they will reflash it and fix it (hopefully for free as this is known to happen) so i posted that off, whilst i couldnt work on that i went about boot mounting the battery and started to remove some of the aircon bits, anyway here are the pics :)

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Aircon bits removed

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pipes removed

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battery in the boot and all working well :)

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Postby PumaJay » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:15 am

More good progress but you've been teasing for long enough now... get that turbo in it!!
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Postby d170sam » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:30 pm

I know, unfortunately Lightning motorsport still haven't finished building my engine, 3 months now and counting! I have been assured it shouldn't be much longer, I'm told all the machining work is done...
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Postby d170sam » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:30 pm

little update from Lightning motorsport HQ today

Engine painted in Imperial blue, steel liners added

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nice bit of honing to the cylinder bores

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crank has been lapped as the journals were a little rough

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keyway added to crank

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Custom made turbo spec cams

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Painted rocker

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All laid out ready for final build

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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:13 am

Niceeeey!

I have, like, 100 questions!

What is the ID of the bores? What pistons are you using?

What piston rings?

I have been meaning to do that; if the liners are steel, you can use whatever rings you like as you don't have the trouble of matching nikasil.....

Looks really nice, a credit to your car!
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Postby d170sam » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 am

Haha, bore is original spec, Pistons are low compression ones by wossner, rings are the standard ones that come with the pistons
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:06 pm

So you had the pistons custom made?

What are the big end bearings you are using?
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Postby d170sam » Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:15 pm

Wossner now list the Pistons for both high and low compression applications, the bearings are a HD version from Lightning Motorsport, the rods are also from LM and are also forged :)
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Postby d170sam » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:37 pm

couple of updates, got some new pics from Lightning Mortorsport HQ, engine build is underway!

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ive also made some good progress on fitting my digidash too, spent a whole day soldering wires and heatshrinking those connections, testing wires and fiddling about with settings with the laptop, got a little more tinkering to do with it and il post up pics/vids :)
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Postby Wild E. Coyote » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Judging by the notches on pistons, you went for the high compression ones?
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Postby d170sam » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:57 pm

I can see your logic, they are actually low compression Pistons, it's hard to see in the picture but there is a pocket that covers most of the surface that lowers the compression, the edges close the gap against the cylinder head that's why it has the deep valve cut outs, the high compression version has no pocket
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Postby d170sam » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:27 pm

bit more engine work being done

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ported and polished inlet and exhaust

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Postby Brian' » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:15 am

Impressive looking engine that! Really loves that Chris (always) makes the bottom end of the engine in Imperial/Racing Blue.
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Postby d170sam » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:10 pm

I had the option for any colour I liked but the blue looked good :)
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Postby d170sam » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:03 pm

Engine built, gotta go collect it and get it fitted now!!

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