3.595" ring set

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Re: 3.595" ring set

Post by cjperformance » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:40 am

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Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:22 am
Thanks for the pics Craig. In a lightweight LJ, that would be a handful! I admire the work and thinking that goes into hotrod builds like these, especially where aftermarket support is limited.
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Paul
Cheers Paul, yes its a good fun little thing to drive for sure.
Here is a pic pre teardown for block and piston replacement. I did not do the original engine bay fit up, that was all done by Scott who is/was a friend of the owner , Scott unfortunately passed due to Leukemia a few years ago. He did a good job of getting this package under the stock LJ bonnet. It was painted black to try and hide all the n2o and extras, this time we're making the extras stand out with the brighter engine paint.
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Re: 3.595" ring set

Post by cjperformance » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:47 pm

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No huge progress, new pushrods just arrived so will get back to the engine shortly.
Spent a few mins on the gillo, folder and bead roller and a hi vol sump is on the go.
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Re: 3.595" ring set

Post by KnightEngines » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm

You got sheet metal working stuff - you're gonna regret me knowing that!
Looking good.

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Re: 3.595" ring set

Post by steve cowan » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:06 pm

cjperformance wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:47 pm
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No huge progress, new pushrods just arrived so will get back to the engine shortly.
Spent a few mins on the gillo, folder and bead roller and a hi vol sump is on the go.
Craig,
did you look at any after market sumps ?
are the pipes in the way for sump clearance ?
pretty cool to do that sort of stuff because all i would do is make a mess of it for sure. :lol:
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Re: 3.595" ring set

Post by cjperformance » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:38 pm

KnightEngines wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm
You got sheet metal working stuff - you're gonna regret me knowing that!
Looking good.
Tony, Haha yeah if ya have a ute or sheet metal gear you always have a lot of mates! Lol.
The sheet metal gear belongs to a friend of mine but he only uses it as a hobby now so I have constant access to it whenever required. Let me know if you need something mate.
Steve , no odd clearance issues on this thing so an off the shelf hi vol sump would fit. The only reason im fabbing it is this sump already has the turbo drain and I would have to gut the windage tray out of an aftermarket sump as this has a main cap mounted windage tray. I also could just leave that off and pop a turbo drain in another sump but its been a while since I have made one so I sucked myself in ! Last time i used the hand cranked bead roller was on ally sheet, i can tell you thats easier than beading 1.6mm mild steel sheet,, this guy is going to owe me a lot of beer!!
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