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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1620 on: October 11, 2020, 06:49:57 PM »
Have you got the engine started yet? Or is the wiring scaring you still

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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1621 on: October 11, 2020, 07:43:37 PM »
Have you got the engine started yet? Or is the wiring scaring you still

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I’m on my last body panel pattern then I can start wiring and plumbing.

Dun think I’ll be starting the engine as it’s gonna get stripped apart for a rebuild, but if I can get it turning over and firing that’s a start.


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1622 on: October 17, 2020, 10:37:34 AM »


Maybe the worlds biggest cracker bar

Wheel in the shot for perspective lol


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1623 on: October 17, 2020, 11:14:14 AM »
What’s the big bar for ?


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1624 on: October 17, 2020, 11:33:16 AM »
Got to be a 54mm to undo the flywheel nut ?
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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1625 on: October 17, 2020, 11:47:35 AM »
Got to be a 54mm to undo the flywheel nut ?
Correctamundo!!

Jesse’s 13b needs to get the back end off his engine.




Make shift flywheel locker .... a piece of drilled flat and a bolt in roll cage bracket as a washer

A 17 stone bearded man stood on the engine stand to stop it wheelieing.

We didn’t have a 1” drive impact drive to give it the “ugger-duggas” so mechanical advantage won with brute force n ignorance


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1626 on: October 17, 2020, 11:51:25 AM »
Got to be a 54mm to undo the flywheel nut ?
Correctamundo!!

Jesse’s 13b needs to get the back end off his engine.




Make shift flywheel locker .... a piece of drilled flat and a bolt in roll cage bracket as a washer

A 17 stone bearded man stood on the engine stand to stop it wheelieing.

We didn’t have a 1” drive impact drive to give it the “ugger-duggas” so mechanical advantage won with brute force n ignorance


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I find it’s the flywheel removal is the hardest part


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1627 on: October 17, 2020, 11:53:24 AM »
Thankfully this engine been worked on before so it wasn’t “Mazda tight”


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1628 on: October 17, 2020, 11:55:02 AM »
Thankfully this engine been worked on before so it wasn’t “Mazda tight”


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Nice lightweight flywheel


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1629 on: October 17, 2020, 11:56:28 AM »
Yeah that’s had a hard life too, couple of hot spots


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Re: Rotus Project Build
« Reply #1630 on: October 17, 2020, 11:58:35 AM »
Wayne..whack the flywheel...as its resonating..(that zingeing sound). Pull it off.

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