I'm a piano until proven otherwise
- Oct 5, 2007
- '86 Sierra iS, '70 Cortina, '90 Sierra, '04 RS182
Well, im certainly going to exceed that, I've consulted some people who have raced kent engines, and I've been told that 7500 rpm is relatively safe for road use with lightened and balanced conrods and pistons. I'll most likely end up using 1300 pistons , lightened stock rods with YB conrod bolts, 244 camshaft and a self ported head. Hoping for 140-150 hp..At least in caterham forums I've often seen 6500rpm mentioned as the limit for cast pistons.
Anyway, today's progress:
Where I started:
Front suspension out of the way:
If you've worked on old British Fords, this is an extremely rare sight, correct, Andeh?
Don't worry though, there is rust to go around:
I've found 3 spots so far that require welding, nothing major though, should be a weekend's job to put right.
Suspension parts ready for the sandblasters:
Front struts, one of the calipers was seized solid, however was planning on changing them anyway since I'm going to swap to vented discs.
Engines taken apart, will see how much I end up using. I do now have 2 perfect 1600 cranks and 8 perfect conrods. I need pistons and a good block still.
Battery tray for the boot, this will also hold the windshield washer tank and an electrics kill-switch.
That might be enough for one day Rear axle removal next.