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Offline Grant Monkhouse

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #390 on: May 16, 2020, 09:57:48 PM »
I'm going to collect parts and build a motor that will make a lot more hp, balanced, lightened, clearence, larger studs, scalloped rotors, semi pp.

All the good stuff bolts uo to the fd or the cosmo plates, intake manifolds and stuff etc

This FC engine I'm hoping to achieve 600hp I'm going to need more turbo though to achieve it easier

Wish I had looked into rew swapping the rx8 when I had my rx8, could have kept it and had 509hp family car

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #391 on: May 18, 2020, 02:13:57 PM »
Engine brackets are done. Had a total of maybe 30 mins experience welding so excuse some of the bird poop.

Think the wire feed was too Hugh in certain bits and also definately too many amps in others but overall not the worst.

Should have cleaned the metal up better but who cares. When the cage gets done I'm going to ask the fab guys to sort the mounts out properly, cut the subframe up etc to make it easier for them and easier to remove the mounts because they don't come out very easy.

Just need some money now, hopefully going back to work soon so can start buying more bits I need.

Greddy elbow
Fuel rails
3" 90 aluminium pipe
V band clamps/vibrant clamps to make getting boost pipes off easier
Small Honda radiator
Methanol fuel cell
Fuel pump (prety sure I'm going to have to get a mechanical one)
Fuel lined - 10AN
Oil cooler (got one already but its not big enough)
Microtech ECI
M&W ignition
Bosch coils
8x 2200cc bosch injectors
Susoension
Wheels
And tyres
Most likely need to swap out the rear end as it will break

Hell of a list and I don't think iv even got it all

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #392 on: May 18, 2020, 05:02:20 PM »
That welding ain’t bad for first attempt , mine is still much much worse . All I was told was make sure the faces get hot enough  to absorb the weld
Give them a good  wallop  with a hammer
If they don’t fall apart they are good for a pattern 


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #393 on: May 18, 2020, 05:46:31 PM »
Using C02 for gas too instead of argon because argon is just too expensive to waste on my welding skills so there is more spatter and stuff

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #394 on: May 19, 2020, 11:14:11 AM »
Swapped the front cover overhad to make a pulley holder and use a 3 ft bar on a 2 foot wrench. Found out through searching the Web, these front nuts are torque to 200lbft that's just stupid

Many people put them back on with just 90lbft and use a dab of red locktight

Side mount alternator fits better but it's still really tight!

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #395 on: May 28, 2020, 08:50:42 AM »
Weird thing, this show that theres unseen posts, but I cant see anything postted since 19th day

Lähetetty minun G8141 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

Power is nothing without control. Weight is enemy of performance, handling and braking.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #396 on: May 28, 2020, 10:36:38 AM »
I think tappatalk has been a bit weird last couple of weeks, it's been struggling to load  pages and stuff. If you can see the last picture of the engine japi then that's the latest one.

Dropped my turbo manifold off for welding. Should be picking it up friday/Saturday.

Getting a T6 divided flange on it, and I have order a T6 to T4 adapter, this way I don't have to change it when I change turbos for a big one, plus it will lift the turbo a little but higher which gives me some wiggle room for the down pipe

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #397 on: May 30, 2020, 08:40:20 PM »
Got myself one of these bad boys, still need one more I think. Got it for £80, supposed to be 120

Just found which fuel pressure regulator I need for methanol and mechanical fuel pump, so iv got an aeromotive one with gauge going spare if anyone looking needs one

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #398 on: May 30, 2020, 09:21:09 PM »
Looks good


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #399 on: May 30, 2020, 09:54:32 PM »
Got a greddy elbow coming too as a lad has just messaged me saying he has one and I've just ordered at 3" aluminium 90 also so the iv probably got all the bits sorted for the intake

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #400 on: June 05, 2020, 03:57:38 PM »
Just need my turbo manifold back from being welded then I can get this intake buttoned up

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #401 on: June 05, 2020, 04:16:30 PM »
Good progress


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #402 on: June 06, 2020, 03:19:03 PM »
Getting there  :great:
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #403 on: June 06, 2020, 03:28:21 PM »
Piece by piece

Can't see there being any rush needed to get it running this year due to the current situation so spend money slowly as work picks up

Currently deciding what colours to paint the engine.... As it's got to look good. I'm thinking red and blue, with a dash of white somewhere as that covers bristush flag colours, American colours and Puerto rican

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #404 on: June 07, 2020, 07:09:40 PM »
Oops cut a hole in my turbine housing...

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