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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:45 pm 
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Alan said that mine swivel so, yes you and Alan had the same idea! haha

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Glad you and Tony showed that...been wondering how to do it....I'll have to get Alan 'Dolomite' Crossley to knock me one up when he's round next week! :)

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He's going to standardise on dollies soon!

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I can imagine Alan really enjoyed making that transmission tunnel...real bespoke, looks ace!

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It all adds to the illusion that i'm trying to create - the car was built that way in the first place :p

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And it is probably going to be on show to all and sundry cos I strongly doubt this car will be graced with carpets, any more than mine is!

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And it is probably going to be on show to all and sundry cos I strongly doubt this car will be graced with carpets, any more than mine is!

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what are carpets?

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[/quote]what are carpets?[/quote]

So it got wooden flooring instead then.

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what are carpets?[/quote]

So it got wooden flooring instead then.

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yep, no scantily clad ladies though :(

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Oooh look, a proper fishing chair with a beer and bait locker right in front of it.
Not quite sure where that will fit on a dolly though..........

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Oooh look, a proper fishing chair with a beer and bait locker right in front of it.
Not quite sure where that will fit on a dolly though..........

Can probably fit the boot out to hold alot of maggots!

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1980 Dolomite Sprint Track Day Car....KLJ 895W. now redtopiffied :P

Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13

Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17

BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport with factory fitted Performance Pack.

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Oooh look, a proper fishing chair with a beer and bait locker right in front of it.
Not quite sure where that will fit on a dolly though..........

Can probably fit the boot out to hold alot of maggots!
Well there's space for the maggots now you've evicted the tinworms!

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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Well there's space for the maggots now you've evicted the tinworms!

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https://youtu.be/rtxbM7-jAD0

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Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13

Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17

BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport with factory fitted Performance Pack.

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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Hello All :)

Quite an engine related post for you today.

Because of the relatively unique engine/car combination you cant buy many things off the shelf that would fit(see exhaust manifold). Another such thing is the sump!

We started with an original Vauxhall sump and it was clear it wasnt going to fit without modification. It fouled the subframe at the front and also on the steering rack.

so we cut some bits out of it...
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fast forward 2 years(really!) and Alan is now finishing it off.

firstly it was engine out. its quite cool seeing it from the side with the exhaust manifold on, looks good i think :)

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I believe Alan modified the original oil pick up pipe. This was because it came from the car when it was fitted transversely in a black Astra GSi(apparently). Also see the dipstick on the right.

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Another view, i assume the brace is to stop it flopping about. Dont you just want to peel that silicon off?!

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And here it is in situ' in the car. Notice the cut out on the front to clear the subframe. And the clearance to the steering rack. It doesnt look like much but the engine wont rock much with how its mounted to the subframe.

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what do you think? I love seeing things coming together like this! :D

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Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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Nice job on the sump, it looks almost as good as a Carlton one!

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If youda asked me i'd have told you, also Carlton oil pickup, dipstick and tube and engine bearers all fit on a Redtop block

That manifold is lovely and is one of the reasons why I don't have a Redtop in the Carledo - it would have doubled the original build cost all on its own!

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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