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    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Short night tonight. Just put the timing cover on. And some accessories...
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    18th January 2017, 11:20 PM
    Hi Schlitz, I found a set that had been under my dad's house for 20 years and they are usable. Tonight was a nothing night on the car, didn't...
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    17th January 2017, 10:13 PM
    Hi Schlitz, How do you mean what did I do for the rockers? Also I don't understand what oil clearance you refer to? Bore to shaft etc? And I...
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    16th January 2017, 08:20 PM
    Today's cooking ingredients :- 4 x Accel aftermarket coil on plugs for the Toyota Yaris / Echo from the 1NZ-FE engine. Bake for a while,...
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    15th January 2017, 08:49 PM
    So worked on the distributor / cas connection today. Looking in the oil pump / distributor drive gear there is still 25+mm of spline above the oil...
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    14th January 2017, 06:59 PM
    The rockers are custom fab from scratch. Went to my dad's and found some rocker gear under the house that was actually pretty good amazingly. So...
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    13th January 2017, 07:03 PM
    Head first today. Built with roller rockers. 5 grams less than standard. But before assembly I noticed the tappet adjuster recess was not correct...
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    12th January 2017, 07:14 PM
    Long day but nothing much to show. Been prepping up to make some rocker shafts. But first thing in the morning started the final milling of the...
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    11th January 2017, 09:42 PM
    Today was hot but I still managed 8 hours in the 50 degree shed. Final prep for a morning cut of the spacer. Machine power supplies were all...
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    11th January 2017, 09:34 PM
    Hi Alan, yep sure, Graham Bell tuning for speed style, was actually just reading more about it as my pipes are not going downwards and he wants it at...
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    10th January 2017, 08:05 PM
    Slow day today, was made to go out shopping in the morning :( Just finalising the exhaust flange for laser cutting. Started to prep the...
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    10th January 2017, 06:26 PM
    Wow Schlitz, thats like someone pushing a knife straight into my heart..... Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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    10th January 2017, 02:07 PM
    Dear part havers, Next problem I've encountered with this non ever oil changed engine is the rocker shafts. They are stuffed. Does anyone have...
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    9th January 2017, 10:59 PM
    Toyota yaris / echo cops. Have test fitted a standard one, nice fit, will get some accel ones for a big juicy spark. Just have to work on...
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    9th January 2017, 08:23 PM
    As my cam sproket was worn out I couldn't assemble the engine. The sproket looked like the starting point for a bed of nails. So I thought about...
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    9th January 2017, 07:16 PM
    BTW ray here is your bling, it's actually in good nick. Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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    9th January 2017, 10:52 AM
    Ha ha ha yes running tonight or possibly this arvo. Ray said he has a good one that he is going to send. This is the one I have currently and...
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    9th January 2017, 10:26 AM
    Hi Chris, are you saying this because it's going to be 38 degrees today which means about 48 in your shed? Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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    9th January 2017, 09:57 AM
    Hi part havers, My cam sproket is fugged. Just worn out from the last owner never changing oil. Wondering if anyone has a decent one for sale?
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    8th January 2017, 07:52 PM
    Hi Alan, thanks mate for some help. So I spose 8.6 or so which should be ok. So the afternoon had a bit of assembly, gave the block and crank and...
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    8th January 2017, 03:03 PM
    Prepping for build it was crank time. So tested a journal polished method using a leather belt my wife bought me that I didn't like and some...
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    7th January 2017, 02:51 PM
    Little progress today, being made go to a social outing :( Only time to set the liner heights all to 0.18mm. Does anyone have a favoured...
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    6th January 2017, 03:24 PM
    With the throttle body mounted and intercooler etc in I could do a first run of the maf / air filter. Bit messy currently excuse for that but...
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    6th January 2017, 03:16 PM
    Hey Angelo, ta mate. So cylinder head day today as engine is nearing readiness for assembly. Fully ported with new enlarged seats and big...
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    5th January 2017, 07:41 PM
    I think documenting it makes it easier for me to see that something is being done John! So before clocking up the block I've linished the...
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    5th January 2017, 02:56 PM
    Possibly easier, yes, alot of infrastructure is being reused as such. Finished the spray bar. Welded some aluminium stays on the intercooler for...
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    4th January 2017, 02:54 PM
    Bracket made and throttle body mounted. Iac valve and brake vacuum pick-up done. New stainless intercooler spray bar coming together as...
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    3rd January 2017, 06:28 PM
    Trying to get some stuff accomplished while I've got a few days off work. So finalised plenum build with bypass pipe. Added these extra...
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    3rd January 2017, 01:18 PM
    Finalised the engine mount. Cut to shape and mig'd up. Modded the engine mount for extra clearance at the rear near the charger. Unpicked...
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    3rd January 2017, 01:14 PM
    New custom spec camshaft arrived from Cat Cams in Belgium. Looks the go made from a new billet, comes with distributor / oil drive mesh piece. ...
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Building a race car is easy - building a race car that can be road registered is hard.

For any custom fabrication call Precision One Off Engineering - Sydney 02 4587 8666

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