Monthly Archives: March 2015

Oil seals and sump done

With the crank and pistons/rods in, I could finish off the block, or at least the ‘internals’ of it. First up was the rear oil seal. The manual said to mount it in a vice like so (there are sticky … Continue reading

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Crank and pistons in

Spent some time in the garage this morning after the F1 qualifying. Feeling that early start now! First up I retrieved the mk1 windage tray from the original engine and fitted the MSBP in its place. I’ve decided not to … Continue reading

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Dilemma – to use the MSBP or not

One of the benefits of using a mk2.5 block over a mk1 or mk2 is that it comes with a Main Bearing Support Plate (MSBP). Essentially this is an uprated windage tray that sits between the sump and the block. … Continue reading

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Head painted

After more masking than the block required, I got the head painted today. I’ve not taken any step-by-step photos though, largely because it appears very similar from when the primer is finished to when the clear coat is applied. In … Continue reading

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Engine is back – painting

Picked up the block and head this morning after having the faces skimmed just to ensure they were true. No significant amount of meat removed. Probably missed an opportunity there. Whilst they¬†were at the machinists (Paul Gardias Engine Services), they … Continue reading

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