Puts it into perspective when you think that this pile of parts equates to a 2nd hand R53 these days. Oh how times have changed!That is a proper motorsport line, i will just spend some more time staring at it and dreaming.... you just got to love pay day for Themus first thought engine build :lol:
Thanks mate...one of a kind is an understatement...every fucking bit is...well..."enhanced". None of the parts are bolt on!!!:tongue_smilie:
this is looking soo good. cant wait for your updates.
excellent stuff themis
your engine is one of a kind.
what head gasket did you order? and what was the thickness? stock or thicker?
and did you upgrade the valve springs and retainers, maybe to titanium ones?
Schrick cams, yes...isn't it obvious?also, i guess you ordered schrick cams?
and the crank, is it custom made? if so, by whom?
many thanks this has made my week :w00t:
Thanks Roger.Looking good, keep up the good work, Just a cautionary word, I know it's tempting to keep spinning the crankshaft, however with fresh rings and dry bores (I presume) they are dry! This is the time when the rings are vulnerable and can easily break!
Furthermore have you thought about your engines first initial start ? have you pre primed your oil pump and oil filter ? Initial cranking speed before ignition and before oil pressure and flow have built up, is where the most damage is done, here is an old engine builders trick (I do it everytime I build/rebuild an engine) to pre prime oil pumps for the initial start, the most commonly used is always fill them with your initial oil and to stop the oil draining out apply a useful amount of Vaseline or if you have it, bearing guard (white grease)
That's good to hear, good looking custom cast crankshaft. :wink:Thanks Roger.
You should have known me by now mate...the bores are not dry of course...I would be stupid if I turned the crank on a dry bore!
Yes, I have thought the initial startup (I am aware that inadequate lubrication of the internals can cause damage on the first startup) so I am taking precautionary measures on any part assembled...not only the oil pump and bore!
You'll probably have done a gazilion rebuilds more than me, so it's good and welcome to see your recommendations/comments here.
No no no, I didn't mean to say the crank is custom-made/cast from scratch, but it is the stock crank modified/bespoke...
Excuse my English if I was misunderstood...