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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:16 pm 
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What are the last two pictures ?

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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What are the last two pictures ?

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anti roll bar :)
Thats not a standard Sprint Anti roll bar ? is it custom same size ( diameter )

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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anti roll bar :)
Thats not a standard Sprint Anti roll bar ? is it custom same size ( diameter )

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Hi Dave,

Definitely not standard size. i forget what size, if i remember i'll measure it.

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Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
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8) if ever a thread needed renaming then it is this one, bling bling!



Are you using ST tie bars?
Chris Witor sells mounting cups for the subframe
I have done this on my Sprint because it eliminates the weak originals


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8) if ever a thread needed renaming then it is this one, bling bling!



Are you using ST tie bars?
Chris Witor sells mounting cups for the subframe
I have done this on my Sprint because it eliminates the weak originals


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You can never have to much bling :wink: :wink: :wink:


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8) if ever a thread needed renaming then it is this one, bling bling!



Are you using ST tie bars?
Chris Witor sells mounting cups for the subframe
I have done this on my Sprint because it eliminates the weak originals


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Ian
Hi Ian,

Yes i think we are well past tinkering now! :mrgreen:

By tie bars do you mean the front arms that go to the subframe? If so these are the ones supplied by Sprintspeed.

Which cups do you mean? tie bar <> subframe or subframe <> body?

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
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anti roll bar :)
Thats not a standard Sprint Anti roll bar ? is it custom same size ( diameter )

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Hi Dave,

Definitely not standard size. i forget what size, if i remember i'll measure it.

ARB is 32mm OD.

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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 YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:58 pm 
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Hello All,

I hope you're all well and your years are going ok. Nearly christmas now eh?! *eye roll*

So, here we have a long awaited update, this one for the engine!

The head, block and rotating components were delivered to him in a relative state of disrepair. Largely complete but a bit unloved and definitely not in any state to go back together.&nbsp;

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apparently he managed to get this finish with water washing only!

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the standard valvegear was removed at this point. valves seats and guides all look fine. guides are one of the few components which are reused with the SBD camtrain.&nbsp;

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freshly skimmed, Sir? i think he only took off the very top surface, as he said that in order to get the correct compression ratio(10.5:1) he didnt have to touch the head, block or pistons.&nbsp;

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the block was washed and measured. rebore not required, just a hone and bore prep to SBDs recommendation.&nbsp;

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i also did a modification of my own. SBD recommends that the baffle plate that sits within the head be modified to prevent oil hang up in the head. This was done to SBDs diagram available on their website. Note the hashed and non hashed areas. doing this enables any oil which makes it up the breather on the side of the engine to spill back over the plate and find its way back to the bottom of the engine.&nbsp;

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expensive looking boxes started to arrive.....

the crank along with all of the rotating assembly was lightened and balanced together(clutch cover plate, crank, external trigger wheel and pulley).

a number of months went by with me steadily supplying him with bits, and eventually i went over and collected everything....

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I was pretty damn happy with the quality of finish and standard of work, especially from a small one-man-band type outfit.

the next step was to take everything up to Mum and Dads.

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on the workmate whilst we cleaned and tapped out various threads.&nbsp;

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dangling...from the venerable engine crane. you probably need a fair few hands to count how many engines this has put in.

fun fact: the crane originally came from a company called Micromass where my mum used to work(a long time ago now), where she used to write software for mass spectrometers. The crane was used to lift those about.

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back where it belongs.

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This felt like a watershed moment, getting it into the car. and it all became quite real all of a sudden. lots of work/time/money/effort to get to this point :)

thats all part of the fun though!

let me know what you think, along with any questions.

thanks,

Pete

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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 YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:52 am 
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Hello All,

A small update for you today.

It has front and rear windows now!

If you're wondering, side and rear windows come from Plastics for Performance. The front window is a reproduction part sourced through the club.

https://www.plastics4performance.com/tr ... window-kit

they are the standard thickness of 5mm which was an additional charge.

i can do some pictures of how we fitted the side windows and made them stay in the upright position, it wasnt easy and requires bits of wood. i will do this when we build the N/S doors.

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

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23031

Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13
Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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 Post subject: Re: KLJ895W tinkering...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2022 1:31 pm 
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It has been a while since the last update or since i was able to visit the car owing to a bout of Covid, amongst other things.

there has been a fair amount of progress on the engine side of things, and probably enough for a post or two. i think i will leave that until its complete and ready to go back in.

one thing i havent spoken about is the front anti roll bar. as we all know, the standard item amounts to not much more than some piano wire so it was deemed necessary to engineer something more substantial.

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plates were fabricated so as to create two flat surfaces on the front of the subframe, through which to bolt some bearing carriers. the bar itself is 32mm O/D.

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some arms were fabricated which fit on the ends, with a through bolt holding them on. I have a sneaking suspicion that i will need to sleeve the end of the bar to prevent it wearing the hole into a circumferencial hole, but it should work well enough initially.

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more pictures and updates soon.

Thanks for looking,

Pete

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viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23031

Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13
Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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Hello!

It has been a while, and various Dolomite things of different colours have been happening.

I have started driving EFR 894W on the road, with a visit to Capesthorne Hall and to Notcutts Wilmslow for the 2023 TDCIR.

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Triumph Stag LFY 495R at Caffeine and Machine.

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Dolomites FRW 802L and EFR 894W at Caffeine and Machine.

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Transmission tunnel fitted. This is a modified Triumph part.

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Dolomites FRW 802L and EFR 894W at Notcutts Garden Centre, Wilmslow for TDCIR 2023.

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It now has four doors!

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the master cylinder end of the clutch pipework.

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I have started driving EFR 894W on the road, with a visit to Capesthorne Hall and to Notcutts Wilmslow for the 2023 TDCIR.

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Capesthorne Hall 2023.

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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 YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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Hello all,

I hope you're well.

Rest assured that despite radio silence on the thread, progress on the build has been continuing.

The first post to bring us up to date has some......braking news included *groan*

It now has a full compliment of brake and clutch lines.

These lines attempt to follow the original routing. it was made more difficult by some of the fixing holes being filled in but the end result is great.

Copper from master cylinder > wheel arch and the flexible line to the caliper.

it also now has a handbrake lever and handbrake cables. the routing is standard, however the length is non standard as the hand brake lever has been moved backwards by around 6 inches to get it out of the way of the gearstick, which has also moved backwards.

more updates to follow shortly (i hope)

PICTURES ARE BELOW!

cheers.

Pete

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

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23031

Volkswagen Golf MK3 Gti....R301UUJ. RIP 22-5-13
Volkswagen Golf MK4 TDGTI 150 MM53VNT Sold 7-8-17
BMW 320d Coupe M-Sport YL08 XBZ with factory fitted Performance Pack - Sold 22/05/21
BMW 330d Touring M-Sport WN63 XPY - best daily ever

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