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post Jan 21, 2014 - 9:19 PM
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Race Car build nights have started back up in full force! Rods and Pistons have been disassembled and taken to the machine shop.

In return we picked up some blocks and cranks


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post Jan 21, 2014 - 9:40 PM
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this is going to sound stupid so bear with me, i know there is a reason, but im not seeing it..

why are the pistons and rods going to the machine shop after the fact, shouldnt they go at the same time as the blocks and cranks..

Are they just going to be cleaned, or do they balance them and smooth? lol, just learning...


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post Jan 22, 2014 - 7:28 PM
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QUOTE (njccmd2002 @ Jan 21, 2014 - 9:40 PM) *
this is going to sound stupid so bear with me, i know there is a reason, but im not seeing it..

why are the pistons and rods going to the machine shop after the fact, shouldnt they go at the same time as the blocks and cranks..

Are they just going to be cleaned, or do they balance them and smooth? lol, just learning...


Its not a stupid question. The pistons and rods are going to get dunked / cleaned... the rods will then get a hone.... they could have gone to the machine shop all at once... I just so happen to be doing things in groups to space out the expense. Building an engine isn't exactly economical.... building three is... well... I'm starting to like the taste of chicken ramen.


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post Jan 22, 2014 - 7:44 PM
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hey, chicken ramen is good... lots of carbs..

ok got cha.. thanks.


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post Feb 3, 2014 - 9:00 PM
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post Feb 16, 2014 - 8:30 PM
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Hi everyone... shameless plug time, we joined Web 2.0 and started a Facebook page

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I'll still be posting updates here, but I wanted to get a bigger foot print going if we are going to take things to "the next level"

Anyway... things are moving along - plastigauging all the mains - rods to follow





Also pictured, GT4 front axles...



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post Apr 5, 2014 - 8:09 AM
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So... March was crazy... home now from South Korea (work). All the coated parts are back!









That's a SwainTech PPM coating on the bearings and a PC-9 on the piston skirts.

PC-9™ is Swain Tech Coatings’ latest generation of piston skirt coating. PC-9™ has the same low friction properties of Poly Moly™, but PC-9™ is even tougher.

Swain Tech Coatings’ PPM™ solid film lubricant is a thin, tough coating applied to bearing shells to reduce friction and improve the wear life of both the bearing shells and journals under normal operating conditions. However, it is when operating conditions are less than ideal that PPM™ really goes to work. If there is a cold start, oil starvation or any other situation where the primary lubrication is less than ideal, PPM™ will provide a solid film of lubrication to prevent a catastrophic failure.




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post Apr 5, 2014 - 8:15 AM
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This kind of ruined our night...






Getting the Cylinder Heads all inked up for some port matching





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post Apr 8, 2014 - 7:22 AM
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The reconditioned injectors arrived! They look absolutely brand new!











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post Apr 20, 2015 - 6:10 PM
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post Apr 20, 2015 - 9:43 PM
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blown inner cv joint and a disintegrated motor mount. Must have been a pretty sick launch


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QUOTE (enderswift @ Apr 20, 2015 - 10:43 PM) *
blown inner cv joint and a disintegrated motor mount. Must have been a pretty sick launch



Sadly not...

We think the motor mount was compromised as part of taking the engine out last time. Coupled with being old and battered during racing... poof!



And the halfshaft seperated because the bolts we used for adjusting the camber loosened and allowed the knuckle to deflect enough to allow the joint to seperate.


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post Apr 21, 2015 - 8:07 AM
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I love what you have been doing and all, building engines for your Celicas, I wish I had the expenses to build an engine for mine.
Keep up to good work, I love all these photos.
post Apr 22, 2015 - 6:14 AM
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QUOTE (PrimeLuxeZ @ Apr 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM) *
I love what you have been doing and all, building engines for your Celicas, I wish I had the expenses to build an engine for mine.
Keep up to good work, I love all these photos.


Well... a lot of the race car expense is split between 4 guys... so it makes it a little easier... and Thanks smile.gif


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post May 25, 2015 - 8:16 AM
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Hah... we are in full prep mode, bitches!


Don't ask.... I think the damage is more from poorly removing the engine then racing...


Brand new oil pan... hopefully no more leaks...


See the orange?


cranks.... cranks everywhere....

Also... I bought all 3 of these on Amazon for $120... I have no idea how....


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post May 25, 2015 - 11:54 AM
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Can you post a video of the car? Would be fun to see how it runs


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post May 26, 2015 - 2:26 PM
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QUOTE (enderswift @ May 25, 2015 - 12:54 PM) *
Can you post a video of the car? Would be fun to see how it runs



lotsa wind noise... but:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN2mGAz8_AM


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