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I have been busy this winter - Dial up warning! Part 1


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Here are some things I have been keeping myself busy with.....

The throttles are done, assembled and synch'ed

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Here is a close up...

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The airbox is done as well, complete with new crinkle finish courtesy of Harley Davidson...

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a box from the plater...Nice!

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My first piece of tig welding... an oil pan baffle..

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and some new veneer for the coupe!

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Some of you inquired about the Metric Mechanic head and the INSANE efforts at achieving surface turbulence, well here it is.....anyone for a round of golf?

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Here is a close up of the port work..

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my m3 starter...

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and my m3 rod (144mm) vs a 2002 rod (135mm), br>

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new tii timing cover courtesy of 2002 Haus' Rob Torres - Schweet!..

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randomly drilling holes THAT BIG will probably not give you the surface

turbulence effect that they are looking for.. god you'd need like

600mph air to get those things going... not sure if those ports are

helping or hurting... I love the A4 system though.. that's gonna look

mad pimp on the engine.. I see why now you want a CR 5spd.. that'd

be kinda like a maxed out 02 from the Alpina tunning factory :) every

option available... gonna be sweet when done...

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They used to cut grooves into the chamber. My buddy had one of their heads (with grooves) and it cracked. MM blamed it on being an old head and they can't guarantee that kind of stuff. Regardless, I'm not sold on the turbulance thing.

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the grooves that used to be hand cut by MM, and now are computer cut. Yup- it is their theory about surface turbulence. BUT: the more i look at high performance shop head jobs, and do not see cuts, dimples, or any depressions created in the valve area, i wonder.... i will keep looking for the shots of my old MM head, or i will go and take some new ones. That head awaits a refresh and is supposd to go onto my Sahara at some point under the Weber 40/40. Nice work over the winter Tman: i look forward to the day we park next to each other: in many ways the cars are "tweeners", lol. Should result in deja vu head trips for a lucky few.

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I found them. This is a MM e12 head , vintage 1988, that was part of my original MM 2.2L M10 for the Inka tii. I bought a new MM long block 2.2L, and the new head should have similar cuts- but computer generated cuts now. anyway, here is what they look like from Jim Rowe:....standard.jpg.....standard.jpg..... and porting.....standard.jpg... sorry- no attempt made to clean up head after removal: these pics taken in middle of engine transplant.

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