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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:12 pm

bruvs1 wrote:Looking good. Nice build. 8)


thanks for the post , yes its getting there now , i must have read your compact blog a dozen or more times for info and direction and ideas, cant beat a quality well built car ..
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:19 pm

Overthelimit wrote:Are you planning to use this as a show car?
I think if that was mine and I took it on a rally I would cry after it got the first scratch.
Very nice work.


hi mate , no it defo wont be a show car , its the way i always build my cars , like them to be the best i can afford at the time , hopefully be done and out on the stages in the new year , dont mind what they look like after a rally is done but she got to look her best before . :lol:
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:27 pm

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put a bit heat protection on the inner wing , seeing i had it there anyway , finished off the connector blocks for the fans , starter ,and starter feed ....
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:30 pm

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short shift gear stick , looks more like a party piece from ann summers ... :lol:
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:40 pm

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dummy motor and box fitted ready for the car to go for an exhaust manifold and system to be made , cant get a tidy manifold off the shelf , plenty for left hookers ,hopeing the head will be back soon so i can get on with the motor . :D the ratchet strap is there because the box mount would not fit originally the car was auto , so its holding it in place till i can pick one up this week would have been much to easy for them to be the same :lol:
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:47 pm

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car has gone for its exhaust manifold and system, so the guy has 3 manifolds and 2 systems to make while its there , for myself , bimsy and one to go to jersey .....

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been sorting the bits ready to start putting the motor together, piston ring compressor and torque wrench in work so didnt get far with that , going to have to look at what unions are available for oil cooler as there is not much room on the sandwhich plate ,
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:52 pm

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its a proper mocal plate as well so the allternator bracket looks like its in for some technical adjustment with the grinder
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:57 pm

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spent the rest of the day cleaning up the shed , you can actually see the floor now , hopeing the head will be back this week , going to order cams etc .
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby Adam Gardner » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:10 am

Will a banjo fitting not clear the bracket? What is the engine spec going to be? Is it a long stroke m44/42?
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:21 pm

Adam Gardner wrote:Will a banjo fitting not clear the bracket? What is the engine spec going to be? Is it a long stroke m44/42?

hi , yes did think of a banjo , will have to go to hydraulics place and see whats available , its 24 x 1.5 mm in the adaptor so its quite large , had a scout around flea bay last night but nothing that big but there will be something available no doubt . going for the m42 , m47 crank, m42 rods and honda k20 pistons plus cat cams on the top, going to get the biggest i can and retain the hydraulic followers for the time being see what it does .
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby Adam Gardner » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:52 pm

I'm interested in the Honda pistons route, are they a straight fit or do they require much machining?
I have most of the parts for an m42 build but have not finished it as I couldn't find a decent piston option without having some made or getting some from metric mechanic in the states.
You could always turn the head of banjo bolt to half a nut to gain clearance.
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:46 pm

hi , honda pistons are still at the suck and see stage at the moment but they do look like they will do the job . they come as 86mm standard so are readily avaiable, pins are 22mm but clearence is slightly different to m42 rod , raised crown like an intruder type piston , with pockets , but as i say its still at the trial stage once the heads back and i get some cams to dummy it all up ill have a better idea but looking good at the moment, soon as i know if they are going to work ill send you all the details ..
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby brotherhood » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:20 pm

denzilbmw wrote:Image

started doing the poly carb got the rear quarters in and the navs door so far , first quarter took ages to do as i wanted it to look like the original glass with the black surround , quite pleased with the outcome 3 hrs later, second one only took 45 mins :D

That looks really smart, I’m doing mine at the moment, have you kept the original seal? Mine doesn’t look as if will seal right if I do it like that.
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby brotherhood » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:21 pm

denzilbmw wrote:Image

started doing the poly carb got the rear quarters in and the navs door so far , first quarter took ages to do as i wanted it to look like the original glass with the black surround , quite pleased with the outcome 3 hrs later, second one only took 45 mins :D

That looks really smart, I’m doing mine at the moment, have you kept the original seal? Mine doesn’t look as if will seal right if I do it like that.
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Re: compact stage car build

Postby denzilbmw » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:04 pm

yes kept the original seals they do bow a bit , but i was going to put some double sided tape between the seal and poly , that should do the trick , its a bit more work to do them like that but a much better look i think ...
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