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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2024 8:02 pm 
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Nice that you got the car through the MOT :D on my car I've had the exhaust manifold and front downpipe ceramic coated, can't say how much it reduces heat from engine bay as still not got my car running yet
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2024 8:20 am 
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Hats off to you mate.
For getting this far and sticking with it.

Was it MOT to the Vehicle age?.

One day maybe all the Engine Modified Dolomites could have there own day out together.
Retro @ Goodwood.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:18 am 
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Well done on getting the MOT!

Have you got any photos of the finished engine bay?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2024 1:59 pm 
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Nice that you got the car through the MOT :D on my car I've had the exhaust manifold and front downpipe ceramic coated, can't say how much it reduces heat from engine bay as still not got my car running yet
:) Dave
I’m planning on getting the exhaust manifolds either coated or wrapped but might be a winter job as to get the passenger side manifold off, I’ve got to pretty much take the engine out and thats a full day job.
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Hats off to you mate.
For getting this far and sticking with it.

Was it MOT to the Vehicle age?.

One day maybe all the Engine Modified Dolomites could have there own day out together.
Retro @ Goodwood.
Yeah, but mine was just past the cut off for the super relaxed emissions test so was struggling to get it below 4.5% CO and 1200ppm HC but got there in the end.

That would be awesome, maybe not goodwood for me as that’s a 7+ hour journey!
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Well done on getting the MOT!

Have you got any photos of the finished engine bay?
Nothing yet, it’s an absolute mess at the moment. It’s not show worthy just yet, still have some things I want to tidy up before that happens. I’ve had some serious fuel leaks that have taken all the paint off the valve covers so it looks like it’s been on fire at the moment but I’ll be getting some soon and posting them on here. Here is some screenshots from the videos I’ve taken of it running so pardon the quality and a video of it driving around. I’ve done some work to the tune since I took that video and it runs a bit better but nowhere near perfect.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2024 2:59 pm 
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Sounds nice once you get the revs up!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2024 3:43 pm 
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That has proper sound to it...prepare yourself for low MPG and lot's of fun! :D


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Sounds nice once you get the revs up!
Yeah, it’s not too bad but I’ll have to get a video from outside at higher rpm, currently it’s breaking up at 4.5-5krpm so I’ll have to sort that out before I take it to its 7k redline
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That has proper sound to it...prepare yourself for low MPG and lot's of fun! :D
Yang, I already know that it’ll be guzzling fuel if (when) I drive it like mad. In theory, the MPG won’t be that much worse than the original engine. Best I managed out of that was ≈33mpg on a long trip. The Jag S Type technically got around 25-30mpg so il thinking it’ll be around 15-20 in this. It sounds amazing at 1k-4krpm but I’m not sure about higher rpm, I think it sounds a tad odd and very loud but I’ve not heard it from outside the car yet

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:12 pm 
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Well done on getting the MOT!

Have you got any photos of the finished engine bay?
I finally took a picture of the mostly finished engine bay. Now that it’s on the road and working, I have a lot of work to do before I start taking it to any shows or track days but it’s good enough for now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2024 2:56 pm 
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I like the way you've keep it neat looking, no wires in the way, looks OEM :D not much room round the sides
Your strut braes does that support the radiator ?

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I like the way you've keep it neat looking, no wires in the way, looks OEM :D not much room round the sides
Your strut braes does that support the radiator ?

Dave
Thank you, I’ve tried my best to make it look neat but I did a lot of work after I had made it neat so it’s still a tad messy for my liking. There’s paint, filler, and metal dust absolutely everywhere but need to pull the engine out to properly clean it up.

And yeah, absolutely no room on the passenger side of the engine. I made the decision to have the engine offset to the passenger side to manage weight and to give myself a load of room in the drivers side for the alternator, starter motor, and exhaust. It’s not offset by much, maybe an inch or two but it makes the engine super tight to the strut tower. To the point where I can’t get the passenger side manifold off without removing the engine.

The front bar is more radiator support than strut brace. It’s not particularly strong and has a lot of flex in it but I only needed it to hold the radiator in place. There isn’t really the space for a strut brace, or at least a reasonably robust one. I do have some plans to stiffen up the chassis; fender bars, MX5 style chassis rails, butterfly brace, and some sort of roll cage.

I mainly need to strengthen the front subframe as I’ve had to cut off most of the cross braces from that to get the engine and gearbox to fit. I’ve added one back in that bolts to the anti roll bar mounts but I’m still concerned about the steering rack member flexing slightly. Next big job will be making some sort of tubular subframe.

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