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Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:22 am
by brotherhood
Yes it looks a lot better and neater that way. Have you sealed it at the front (door end) where you've bolted it? Obviously the standard glass has the rubber on it.

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:44 pm
by denzilbmw
no have not sealed it , ive nutserted the pillar with a bit of sealer on the inserts before i fitted them so shouldnt have any water in , sits tight against the poly as well so fingers crossed ..

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:00 pm
by denzilbmw
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well not much going on at the moment , car still with the exhaust man whos haveing a mare with it and to add to the problems hes having hes phoned to say he has slipped a disc in his back so all on stop at the moment ... :(
head is back and rocker back from powder coating so thought i would make up the cops plate and mount the coils , head gasket here monday coming from lithuania , cams and top end bits all ordered decided to go for solid lifters in the end as it gives more options with cam choices further down the line , probably 3 weeks or so before they land in my lap ...
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so thats it for the moment hopefully back up to speed soon ..

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:34 pm
by mrfuzzyfelts
How come you wanted to stay 4 cylinder?

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:23 pm
by denzilbmw
a question i ask myself daily at the moment , :lol: 6 pot was the original plan but did a bit of reading up on 4 potters so i thought id give them a go and see what could be done . i always have the option to drop a 6 in if it does not work out , after 10 years out of the seat it will probably quick enough to start with anyway . once the cars built and finished ill probably buy a 6 potter when one comes along just in case .your car goes well in the vids ive seen , she standard lump ..

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:13 pm
by denzilbmw
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called up today to see how the exhaust is coming along , to be fair whats been done looks the dogs do da fair play .

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car has been promised for next weekend so ive booked transport ready , be glad to see it back will be 5 weeks with nothing to speak of done , doubt she will be running etc by christmas which was the plan .

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finger out time i think :lol: :lol:

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:08 pm
by lahondal
What a manifold work!, RHD manifold are so difficult but thats awesome.

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:02 pm
by Bimsy
More pictures of the Manifold please Denzil !!! :D :D :D :D

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:24 pm
by mrfuzzyfelts
denzilbmw wrote:a question i ask myself daily at the moment , :lol: 6 pot was the original plan but did a bit of reading up on 4 potters so i thought id give them a go and see what could be done . i always have the option to drop a 6 in if it does not work out , after 10 years out of the seat it will probably quick enough to start with anyway . once the cars built and finished ill probably buy a 6 potter when one comes along just in case .your car goes well in the vids ive seen , she standard lump ..



I did the same, started off with a 4 pot... Did one rally then put a 2.5 in. That was my original blue car 10 years ago i think it was...

Be good too see how you get on... What event is going to be first do you think?

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:09 pm
by denzilbmw
mrfuzzyfelts wrote:
denzilbmw wrote:a question i ask myself daily at the moment , :lol: 6 pot was the original plan but did a bit of reading up on 4 potters so i thought id give them a go and see what could be done . i always have the option to drop a 6 in if it does not work out , after 10 years out of the seat it will probably quick enough to start with anyway . once the cars built and finished ill probably buy a 6 potter when one comes along just in case .your car goes well in the vids ive seen , she standard lump ..



I did the same, started off with a 4 pot... Did one rally then put a 2.5 in. That was my original blue car 10 years ago i think it was...

Be good too see how you get on... What event is going to be first do you think?


whenever its finished theres nothing planed at the moment , still a few big chunks of money to put out , wheels , tyres , dta , cant earn it fast enough at the moment lol :lol: :lol: theres a few quid gone into this 4 pot so she will need stay in there for a bit ..

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:17 pm
by denzilbmw
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couple of pictures of the manifold , bimseys getting exited so thought id better put some on ... :lol

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hope shrigleys got the right lengths on them primaries .

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:20 pm
by denzilbmw
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first of the 3 done , really is a work of art the pictures dont do it justice ..

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 pm
by denzilbmw
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cams and all the head parts have arrived including the head gasket , car is finally back from the exhaust man , so this weekend the first job is a big list on the workshop wall and start knocking them off one at a time , need to knucle down for the final push after 5 weeks without the car lost a bit of momentum .

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 am
by Bimsy
Nice Manifold :D :D ! Can`t wait to pick mine up, very excited ! it is Christmas after all ! :D

Keep it going Denz !

Laters!

Re: compact stage car build

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:29 pm
by Garry.M
What catcams did you decide on? I did ponder a 4 pot build a few years back,, not too dissimilar to the XE on paper - bore /stroke /valve sizes etc