Project London Bridge

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biznatch
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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:48 am

Still building it up and its been put to one side while i work on the modified Nikki carb. I want to finish the modified Nikki carb first and test it on the old donk. It's all taking much longer than expected and about to move house which is slowing things down. I'd like to think I'll have it all up and running on the new engine/carb end of summer.

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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:01 am

It's been a while since i updated this thread but there has been some progress with the car recently. I'll post some pictures when i am able but the long and the short of it is i pulled the old 12a last week and dropped in my newly built 12a half-bridge. A 3 row aluminium radiator and front mounted oil cooler has been added to make sure there is adequate cooling. I still have to sort out all the various vacuum hoses, electrical connections, fluids, pressure test coolant system, etc etc but im really pleased and can't wait to get it running.

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richrx
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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by richrx » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:28 am

Any updates? This is the way id love to take mine... One day :)

Rich

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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:04 am

Thanks Rich, loads of progress since my last post. Rebuilt engine is installed and being run in (on the stock Nikki). I'm on holiday for a few weeks shortly so should have time to write up the details and post the all important pics.

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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:25 am

The rebuilt 12A is now installed and up and running. There have been a few teething troubles to sort out, but that was always to be expected.
A few pics of progress below. These have been taken over the last 6 months.
Mmmm , shiny!
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Out with the old..
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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:27 am

Build progress shot.
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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:32 am

Racing beat intake was added in place of the blue box of God.
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Engine installed and generally ready for first start
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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:37 am

Well not quite... coolant hoses missing etc

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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:49 am

Now ready..
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Re: Project London Bridge

Post by biznatch » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:21 am

Engine rebuild progress pics. More to come once I have resized and organised them.
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