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See ya in the Spring, Mike. At least the workshop will be warmer! :w00t:

Cheers,

John

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With all that cling film it looks ready for the fridge!

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Hi Folks,

As promised, the work can now continue as I

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all i can say: Your pictures are inspiring, bud you know -I'm a bid lazy on the engine project :(

...positive thing is that it is still 'out of order' and therefore will not need fuel, oil and miles on the insurance board ..

See ya in fall, on one of the Europe gatherings -right !?

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mom's comment: *...ahh, it's all so clean* (as she can't read what's written and only trys to imagine the work by view ..)

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Yep... lovely and clean is the way we like it :animier:

Todays update:

Tappets had been tagged for each bank and cam:

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The crank was put in a known position and the camshafts were removed. Each tappet was then

cleaned, oiled and popped into place. RH Bank exhaust tappets oiled and ready for the camshaft:

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LH Bank inlet:

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Once the camshaft end-float was checked, the caps were torqued down and new oil seals were pressed

into place:

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The valve timing was next - with the fitting of the timing disc/pointer and following the procedure

as set-out in the Manual. Once the timing was confirmed, the tensioning procedure followed:

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The MOP was checked for both inlet and exhaust:

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The valve timing was then double checked using the tolerance pins:

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Job done - with the cambelts now sorted, tomorrow I

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Progress today:

Everything had been going so well..... when I came to intall the exhaust manifolds, I couldn

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Hi Mike,

My intercooler project has been going very slow, too much consulting work! Anyway, my fabricated compressor ducts (up pipes) are alomost done. What do you use for a thermal barrier on them and why? I've looked at a wrap and there is just no room or way to make the wrap comform to the compressor ducts, so a really good thermal coating is the only way. Exhaust coatings (i.e. Jet Hot) could be used, but I wonder if you found something better. Please let me know.

Thanks,

Wayne

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Hi Wayne,

I

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Hi Russ,

Yes - the upgraded engine will be going into an Esprit. The owner of that engine has some special plans for it :)

I have some more interesting 918 engines to build once this standard one is finished.

The current plan for this engine is to initially install it in Sport350 #032 (ex-Danny Waugh car).

This will provide a great way of running-up the engine and also breathe life back into that car.

Cheers,

Mike S

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Hi Dan,

The palleted engine weighed in at approx. 250Kg.

Cheers,

Mike S

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Hi Folks,

A good day today. The upgrade engine finally started its journey North:

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And also my part

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good to see that an box full of *bid's & pieces* can be an engine again :) -something that helps me to find 'the right priorities' , you know.. .

ohh, and that starter does look nice -right :)

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Well this just about wraps up this thread for me.

The engine is now complete and will be prepared for storage just as the last one - hot marine oil.

Here are some images of the completed engine:

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Thanks to all who have followed and contributed to this thread - it was fun. :D

Cheers,

Mike S

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Mike,

Great post, have you ever thought about documenting a 918 rebuild on DVD, sort of guide on how to do it?

Cheers,

Paul

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yeah, Mike -would be fun to see 'the doctors light' in motion :wub:

Bibs cann sell it via LEF/LEW -or someone over here with good contacts to TV industry can offer it as an *Discovery-channel* documentation :D

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Hi, Mike. Got to the "continuation of the rebuild" party a bit late, but found it just as fascinating as ever. My "idiot du jour" question(s) for you concern the intermediate shaft chain drive tensioners.

1. What holds them in place, and allows them to be tensioned? Is it strictly vertical position "wedging?"

2. Is the asymetrical shape (one has a curved surface against the chain [taking up the slack I imagine], the other a flat one) a function of the direction of the shaft/chain rotation?

3. What are the snubber blocks made of, and how long do they last, since they appear to be in direct contact with the chain at all times?

4. Are they sitting in a pool of oil (once the front cover is on), or is there an oil jet aimed at them somehow?

Lastly, having seen your pic of the "upgraded" engine (the one completed prior to this one) on the truck "headed north," have you indicated its destination elsewhere on the thread, or it it a "secret" for now? Is this merely a "ploy" to throw us off while you sneak it into the 350? Just kidding. :D

Cheers,

John

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Mike, i like that John has this special talent to answer his questions himself... . :lol:

You can spank me -Bud as I'm just in the same process of work -i will answer some points:

1) pre set position on engine build, than tighten the screws -one on each bracket is an 'long type' hole..

2) yes

3)plastic, and even i will reuse them on my engine (with some minor rework..)

4) it is an fine mist of oil, that comes from the chain..

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..... Lastly, having seen your pic of the "upgraded" engine (the one completed prior to this one) on the truck "headed north," have you indicated its destination elsewhere on the thread, or it it a "secret" for now? Is this merely a "ploy" to throw us off while you sneak it into the 350? Just kidding. :lol:

Hi John,

The engine is going to an Esprit owner in Norway. I

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Ooooooohhhhhhh.......the plot thickens........drool, drool, drool, froth, froth, froth, pant, pant, pant...... :cheers: Thanks for the reply, Mike.

And thanks for the explanations, Gunther. I "expanded" your shot of the snubber blocks, and could clearly see the the attachment screws. I panned around the rest of the (upside down) engine block, and was able to see individual atoms. How many megapixels does your camera have anyway!!!? :lol::lol:

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for technical reasons it is good to have *high-res* mode available :lol:

It's just an cheap (under 70Euros) pocket-camera with 7 Meg

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