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  1. kickn5k

    3k bigport cylinder head and H/D clutch

    Head sold waiting payment.
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    NEWBIE - KE35 1UZ-FE Engine Swap

    It's not a legal conversion in the majority of states in Australia, so very few if any that are on here would have done it. I think it's going to be something that you will have to run a tape measure over both and work it out.
  3. I have a really nice nick 3k BP head for sale, was reco'd when i got it. Getting rare these days. Price is what it owes me $300 plus postage. New extreme heavy duty clutch for 180mm flywheel and k40/50 box. Is new but sat in shed for 3yrs. $250 plus postage. Items located on mornington peninsula vic, at the moment I wont accept offers and NO international post. Will get photos up tonight. Contact by text on 0415694387, pm or reply here. Stu.
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    SR20DET ke70 question.

    Sorry, but the door was left open so I had too. I'm with Dave, I'd drive the car first and see what it's like. My ke11 is really light but my 1600 is reasonably heavy at car park speeds(that's got something to do with the geometry and the massive lump FJ20 turbo). Dave's hybrid type setup could be a good thing. I've also seen holden electric power steer, fitted it makes for a really neat engine bay(no pump). I also found a company in QLD that do a complete electric column that does speed sensitive adjustments. I'll dig up the link when I'm home.
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    SR20DET ke70 question.

    The gym.....
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    Celica Gt4 Into Mini

    Not to be a hater, but zip ties for holding battery wire instead of rubber insert p-clips and welding two plates under the battery when nutserts would be such a better option. Must be running out of cash.
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    Matts Ke30......sr20det

    Was thinking that would be the bracket that you were going for. Had no idea about the extra leniency on air bag cars though, good info to know. A mustang work sponsors, dipped a bit under that and he was surprised at how much more is needed for it. God I'd love to see this with a split mono leaf setup, a VE head and 50psi from a gtx35!!! I'll stop trying to spend your money right now..
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    The "Beige hornet" boat project.

    This thing has been fun, for the $1600 investment. I'd just finished the water pump and cooling system fix, fixed the seats and general finish off a couple dayd before we headed out, on our annual fishing/camping week long trip to lake Eildon(over mid year schol hols). With no time to float/test everything, we decided that we'd take a punt and take it anyway, another mate has a 19ft half cab and could tow me if needed. It dead set didn't miss a beat all week, started first kick every morning I went out trolling, which is saying something for a 39yr old outboard considering morning temps were below 3deg every day. It trolls great for a 115hp ski boat, I do have to use a render bucket I transformed into a "sea anchor" to slow it down a little at idle. But it got me to camp and more importantly was christened with three trout. I got two browns at 42 and 47cm and a mate nabbed a chunky 45cm rainbow.
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    Matts Ke30......sr20det

    Looking sweet Matt, out of curiosity what et are you teching it for?
  10. kickn5k

    Awesome Engine Upgrade

    Oh and been here too. Melbourne definitely is the place to be. Haha Tyabb airshow tends to have a couple of war birds every year too.
  11. kickn5k

    Awesome Engine Upgrade

    Very interested and thank you. Yes very lucky, the general public is not usually allowed in the workshop. They had about 5(including the P51 motor) Merlins and 3 Allison's. Oh and that Mustang is actually airworthy too and still has the super rare self sealing fuel tank bladders. Those bladders are the only thing that they don't reproduce, yes with enough cash you can have a brand new P51 Mustang. I'll dig up more photos if you're interested? Lol Graham Copeland owns the railton hey. Hey would just have a enough screws loose to pilot it too. Have you seen him drive the 260z in targa? They dominated the classic class for many years.
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    Awesome Engine Upgrade

    IF it were a Merlin it would be more like $100k. The Meteor is the inbred, highly athsmatic, half cousin to the Merlin. It may look somewhat like it but only make a third of the power. They were for tanks and made a measly 400-450hp with 1600ft/lb. Still cheap at $16k for a piece of WW2 history. The president of the Nissan datsun car club is the head of maintenance at the point cook RAAF museum and I was lucky enough to see this being serviced. Interesting fact is you can buy almost everything brand new for a merlin from rousch performance in the states. Oh yeah a set of plugs will set you back $5k And yes I'm a huge WW2 nerd!!
  13. Sorry mate I thought I'd replied. General consensus here, is if they broke through, you have 2 choices. First is send it to the srap metal guy and second is bore out until there is no bore and use "wet sleeves", same as what Keith was saying. A company like darton would be who you'd speak to, I've made a set at work years ago and I'd never, never do it again(the exorbitant price is well worth it). "Grout" or "Hard Block" is what you are thinking of, I wouldn't like to trust it not to move once operating. But it may work, I haven't been game enough to try.haha My problem is that I have 2 std bore 5k blocks to choose from so ill be fine for at least another 15 years or so.