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Old 06-03-2004, 04:43 AM
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Originally posted by DonW-Cape Cod
a 20 hour engine cleaning job on my 94 Speedster
Don, looks great, how did you achieve this (apart from 20 hours!). To avoid hijacking this thread it might be worth starting a new one.
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:29 AM
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Just a further update.

We have a problem getting the cam timing right and the clearances. We don't know at this stage whether it is a problem with the cam grind or whether it could be something to do with the rocker covers apparently.

No car collection this week....at least I was right on that front.....DOH!
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:52 AM
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Ah - well, guess I'm off to the motor show then. Still - the good news (for me) is that you won't get it Saturday either so I still get to come and see it.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:10 AM
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Yes, that IS good news......
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:16 AM
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Look on the bright side. Eventually - when you do get it back - you will have THE 964, and we will all be jealous.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:32 AM
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hmmm. yes that is the main reason for doing this. I remember now....and you will be all jealous of the bill as well....
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:53 AM
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Christer,
I miss out on what u doing to your car, can u direct me to your first thread regarding your car?
thanks
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by nine64
Christer,
I miss out on what u doing to your car, can u direct me to your first thread regarding your car?
thanks
there are several under 'upgrade' but here is one. I will do a full summary in a few weeks when everything is confirmed...

upgrade project
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:07 PM
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Roygarth, I used Griots engine cleaner; engine degreaser; toothbrushes, micro-towels; and swabs. I put the rear of the car on jackstands so I could work w/o breaking my back. It was a "stress-relief project."
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Originally posted by Christer
.....whether it is a problem with the cam grind or whether it could be something to do with the rocker covers apparently.....
Hey Christer..!

Any update on what was/is causing the problem with the cam timing?? Also - did you use new OEM cams, or are they aftermarket and a custom grind?


Also DonW - anytime you'd like to come up to my garage - I'll get you started on my engine. You'd have full access - as it's in bits scattered around the garage - and the engine is now on the stand. Here's a set of pics when it first came out last evening (and yes - those are acorns in the engine tin:

Here is a slideshow of about 10 photos....
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by John D.
Hey Christer..!

Any update on what was/is causing the problem with the cam timing?? Also - did you use new OEM cams, or are they aftermarket and a custom grind?
Here is a slideshow of about 10 photos....
Hi John

Apparently it was some damaged screws on the rocker covers that were preventing a proper fit and throwing things off, but all is now well and the engine should be in by the end of the day. There does seem to be a problem with my larger injectors now (i am not even going to ask, but assume they haven't got any left...?) but strictly speaking I won't need them until the car is run in.....but it would be nice to get things right...

Having said that, I am very happy with 9M and the care they take with everything. Apparently, I might have some more pics this afternoon so i'll post them on a new thread.

Good luck with your project, and I like the LWF choice.....
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:39 AM
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p.s. the cams are aftermarket and apparently the best 9M have found. They are long duration cams, and although I don't think these were custom grinds for this engine, they make them to any spec I think....contact 9M for more info I guess...
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:43 AM
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What's Colin's number?! Perhaps we could all call and light a fire under this bloke! ... if that's the word.
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Old 06-04-2004, 10:51 AM
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Hi Joey

I moan because I miss the car, and there has been some little screwups with stuff but you have to bear in mind that this is a totally unique custom engine build. I moan, but am very impressed with the attention to detail and level of knowledge.

Apparently, we are using Castrol RS 10-60W and the engine may well be fired up this afternoon for the first time. They want to keep it for a few days to make sure there are no leaks from anywhere (hoses and other ancillaries) now that the engine has good compression etc. - and of course they have to make sure the wheels don't rub anywhere. I can't pick it up next weekend, but if it is ready maybe I will pop up during the week - it's only 200+ miles each way....

Thanks for letting me rant and i will post more pics when they arrive...
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Originally posted by Christer
....Apparently it was some damaged screws on the rocker covers that were preventing a proper fit and throwing things off, but all is now well and the engine should be in by the end of the day....
Hi Christer!

That's terrific news!! CONGRATS!!! I'm glad it wasn't the cam grind that was throwing things off for you. As well - my thanks for the info about the cams - honestly, I'm not sure what direction I'll take on that yet..

Originally posted by Christer
.....There does seem to be a problem with my larger injectors now...
Well - if it's not one thing - it's another Look at it as "work in progress" - the good news is that you can drive it without the larger injectors until they come in (BTW: with the larger injectors, are they doing anything with the fuel pressure regulator to increase the delivery of fuel to the injectors? Maybe I should just wait until you do your final write-up )

Looking forward to more pics of the install!!!! CONGRATS again!!

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