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Re: Roxy

Post by kenwhiteside » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:14 pm

Got home too late to get out to the garage last night. Tonight is on the cards though!

I am pretty sure the dizzy on the 12aT is the standard NA type rather than the 12aT type.

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Re: Roxy

Post by RamoNZ » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:27 pm

Just to reclarify, when I said car, I meant engine.... The car is an Elford Turbo, engine went and the short block was replaced with a 12aT by Tim White for the previous owner.

Its defo 12at as its got the injector holes and the blacked out writing on the housings.
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Series 3 13b EGi 6 port, Tender Blue
Series 2 12a stock, Silver
Series 1 RX2 12a, Herschel Orange

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Re: Roxy

Post by kenwhiteside » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:06 pm

Both dizzys are the same being the non electronic type with the vacuum advance.

Just been out and sprayed up all the rusty looking fixings ready for strip on the weekend. Looking forward to a bit of garage time :twisted:

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Re: Roxy

Post by kenwhiteside » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:14 pm

Finally got a few pics. Here is the engine as I got it, pretty much complete.

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Exhaust ports are pretty different, heres the turbo port

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and the NA ports

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Can you remove the EGR tube?

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Heres the two 215 and 225mm clutch and pressure plates.

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This seems to reckon that I can use my exedy heavy duty s3 225mm pressure plate in the 215mm s2 clutch and pressure plate arrangement, might be a waste though as the unit will wear with a step in it where it is not clamped by the pressure plate

http://www.ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=204702

Here you can see the difference with the smaller clutch on the larger pressure plate, its 2/5ths of stuff all

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Turbo front cover with oil drain, plan to fit this to the NA block for draining dutys

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Engine is up on the stand now and had a first clean off, looks pretty good.

I 'think' it has been rebuilt (at some point) as the sump is stuck on with sealant rather than with a gasket and there seems to be evidence of sealant between the plates that you would not get from the factory I think (o-rings only). Will have to wait for compression tests once running to know the condition for sure.

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Re: Roxy

Post by RamoNZ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:16 pm

Exhaust ports won't hurt the power at this level and I'd leave the tube in as they are a faff to get out.

Decided any more about the turbo??
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Series 2 12a stock, Silver
Series 1 RX2 12a, Herschel Orange

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Re: Roxy

Post by kenwhiteside » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:23 pm

Engine basically built apart from few hose clips and the oil lines. Need to get a FD oil filter pedestal as suggested for the turbo oil feed. Anyone got one lying about?

Some photos below.

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Re: Roxy

Post by kenwhiteside » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:45 pm

Finally got the old girl running


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Re: Roxy

Post by TOOL » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:58 am

I seem to have missed this one.

The car looks great. Top job on tidying up the motor, looks like new.

Let us know how she runs.
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Re: Roxy

Post by spirit r » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:56 am

Wow! Top work!!! th: do some polish to the alternator and then welcome in the club :lol:
I know Andy doesn´t like shiny things. :D Perhaps you do it!
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Re: Roxy

Post by kenwhiteside » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:33 pm

She runs OK but still some tuning to do to get the carb and timing set up right. The engine does not have the elford ignition control unit in place which makes me nervous about the on boost ignition timing. Plan is to borrow an advance timing light and set up this way. The info on this site talks about the elford unit retarding timing however all mine has is a solinoid that switches at 0.1bar that blocks off the vacuum advance. Is the circuit actually this basic?

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