It was already ported, side plates had some wear as I had lapped them but not re-nitrided them, they are paper weights now, I knew that was going to be an issue but was interested to see what the wear rate was as this engine was always a test mule. I have a new engine I have been building up that I have re surface treated the side plates so that should avoid that problem next time around. Rotors are good (new bearings needed), rotor housings are fine as well (plenty of oil for them!).
I'm not too bothered a simple mistake that I wont make again, this is how progress is made.
Manged to pick up a cheap bosch 413 (It's the bosch motorsport version of a 044) from a motorsport team sale and a new one way valve to see if I can keep the fuel system pressurised pump off. Apparently it was part of a fuel system for a Saleen GT car, not sure I'm going to be using it to it's full potential #overkill !!!
Got the extension on my steering wheel to move the wheel a little closer to make it a little more comfortable... Need to see if I can work out a way of moving the gear stick another 20mm towards me. How did you handle the gear stick? I seem to remember that you engine is alot further fwd than mine.
Ordered all the pre-requisite number backgrounds, novice sticker and so on to meet blue book. Need to make my detachable timing strut this weekend so I can switch between sprint and circuit mode. Had a chat to the local scrutineer (turns out he lived just over a mile away!) he is poping down to take a look over the car from me, also found the car has a MSA log book already so just need to send that of for a number of ahem small updates.
Most of the loom stuff has arrived, so I will have to start that job at some point (not looking forward to that) but it will solve the electrical gremlins.
Oh and I need to get the diff out so it can go get its new CWP, that is a Feb job though.
Might sneak off for another test at the end of the month once the new fuel bits are in to see if we have solved the top end splutters!
Oh and I need to order two sets of slicks, one super soft for sprinting and one not quite so super soft for circuit work (ouch). What size, compound did you go for? I'm assuming you went radial slicks? I know some of the light stuff still sticks with crossply for compliance, seems a bit old school to me?