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Engine In! To bolt in or farm out the cage....

maikell77

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After quite a bit of trial and error, I think the procedure for engine install has been perfected.  I still have one more round of tear down and reassembly to go.  The engine looks right at home in it's Massey grey engine bay.  I think the wrinkle black valve cover turned out well.  

 

The original grills were not really salvageable.  So I have tried making the later plastic grills work.  For a track rat it should work...

 

The other area of progress has been stripping the rear sub-frame.  The grease was I kid you not 3/8-1/2" thick.  Right now the hub castle nut is winning. Time to get a bigger wrench.

 

The other area I am still trying to determine my path forward is the roll cage.  I would like something to mount harnesses to, and to keep my head from going in the ground should things go terribly wrong.  I am between an autopower cage, or spending a boat load to have a custom one made.  I can weld, but this is not something I would really trust myself to do.  The other catch is a full on pro built custom cage would cost roughly 1/5-1/3 what the total project will.

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mate looks fantastic! great colour combo and what a motor!!! 

 

rear castle nut is a pig to remove mate, might be worth getting a buzz gun on it.. will be done up at about 400nm, i ended up having to cut mine off with an angle grinder and then buy new

 

great work and good luck :P

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1 hour ago, maikell77 said:

Just to confirm they are both right hand thread?  i didn't want to get too harsh on them before checking...

yeah they are, i couldnt shift it with a gun or a 6ft breaker bar.. dont think it had every been taken off, plus rusty bits dont help! get the grinder out my friend haha

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