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Old 15-04-2016, 10:22 AM   #21
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Thanks Luke, is handy to have an insight into what goes on in getting a build like this to work. Although my build won't cover as much as yours, it's good to know what needs to be done to make some of the parts I want to buy fit/work properly.

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To be perfectly honest, our 1 and only fitment issue thus far has been the BDE mounts interfering with the oil pressure sender unit that RHD cars have bolted to the block, we tried to mount it off the oil tree like USDM models have but it was fouling on the bottom steering knuckle....
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Old 16-04-2016, 12:51 AM   #22
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No lotto sadly

Im tempted to try the Labree ultimate split pipes to see if that gives me more clearance on the steering shaft....
I run Labree's with stock mani's, certainly appears to be more room in there - although that could be an optical illusion coming from stockies with the associated heat shielding etc...
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Old 16-04-2016, 12:58 PM   #23
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Impressive build.
I'm always impressed when things are done right from the beginning. No expense spared here, good luck & I hope the dyno is kinder second time around.
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Old 16-04-2016, 11:03 PM   #24
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Dummy fitting.....

Dummy fitting of the RobZ 62mm throttle bodys onto the freshly powdercoated and machined plenum.
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Old 24-04-2016, 12:03 AM   #25
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TB's and Linkages

Here are a couple more photos, first is of an assembled Throttle body,
We had an issue with the linkage that sits between the TB's, the centre bar that connects the TB's to each other was a fraction to long on 1 side and had to be shaved down to fit, not a big drama.

Second photo is with the Plenum, TB's and Linkage properly installed, along with a few other items, like the new TPS, IACV etc etc....
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Old 26-04-2016, 04:40 PM   #26
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No lotto sadly

Im tempted to try the Labree ultimate split pipes to see if that gives me more clearance on the steering shaft....
I found that if the engine mounts are centered in the slots correctly you can get the required clearance.
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Old 29-04-2016, 10:02 PM   #27
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I found that if the engine mounts are centered in the slots correctly you can get the required clearance.
What exactly do you consider the required clearance Mike?

I have maybe 2mm or less clearance on mine, would that be enough or will I need more?
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:28 PM   #28
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I used ams and clear on stock manifolds with 2560r z1 turbos
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:50 PM   #29
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Update

So, several weeks ago, we had her running, seemingly ready to be dyno tuned.

Unfortunately we discovered oil in the water, so after once again pulling the engine and stripping her down we found an internal crack on 1 of the heads.

The engine builder (Engine Action) apparently missed this crack when he did his initial inspection of the heads.

He supplied a new head and machined it to match our good head and we reassembled it.

Engine is back in and we got her started again.

Booked in next Tuesday for a Dyno tune.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:42 AM   #30
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Great, have you got an expected number with the 2560 turbos?
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:16 PM   #31
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I looked at this car when i was buying mine, shame about it's shape when you got it however looks like a very nice build and great work.
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:11 AM   #32
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So, there you have it, it has taken about 6 months, but she is almost ready to go, power output should be somewhere around 550 to 600rwhp.....

She also has a 2k spec 5 speed, 1 piece tail shaft and short throw shifter all of which I didn't put in the initial list.......

With luck, it should be ready to be tuned at the start of next week.

I know there are many things I could have done differently, I also know I have spent way to much on parts, payed a premium on pretty much everything as I wanted it all to be top quality and bolt on items that didn't require massive modification to anything.

She will be my daily for a while once finished, im also looking into upgrading the brakes and an interior retrim once its back on the road.......

Exterior wise, I want to keep it looking the way it does, the Devil Yellow paint job is loud enough without throwing bodykits and shit at it LOL.

I will keep you all posted on its progress, im sure many of you will be as keen as I am to see the final power figure.
Very impressive man. Our cars look almost identical from the rear
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