My Project

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MAD SAPPHIRE
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Tue 23 Apr 2013, 16:03

Hi Guys,
This is where I'm at. Car needs a good clean in the engine bay but will do this before final fit.

Ready to be hoisted up

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Note the very special wooden stands! I paid lotsa money for them!!! :mrgreen:

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Very tight fit :|

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This is fitted temporary as i needed to check rack and cross member clearances. Also i am altering the sump as it has too little ground clearance.

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Got a long list of parts on order as well so kinda have to wait until these arrive. I will update when i can.

Cheers :)
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Re: My Project

Post by 73Ranchero » Tue 23 Apr 2013, 16:57

Eish, issa very full in there 8O , space for electric fan/s?
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Re: My Project

Post by ROBBINATOR » Tue 23 Apr 2013, 19:04

Awesome build Mad 'S' :)
Well done!!!

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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Tue 23 Apr 2013, 21:31

73Ranchero wrote:Eish, issa very full in there 8O , space for electric fan/s?
Hi Ranchero,
It is kinda cramped in there but the motor has to go further. I forgot to take off the water pipe running round the back of the head so it knocked up against the firewall. :oops:
Plenty of space for my radiator and fan though.
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Tue 23 Apr 2013, 21:32

ROBBINATOR wrote:Awesome build Mad 'S' :)
Well done!!!

Cheers....Robbie.
Hi Robbie, thanks bud!
I know it's not the normal V8 site under the bonnet hey.

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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Tue 23 Apr 2013, 21:37

Does anyone know if the valve springs on these engines are similar to the V8's?
Rand is very weak at the moment and a set of springs from down under will cost me R5.5K!!! :cry:

Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: My Project

Post by colin davids » Wed 24 Apr 2013, 08:18

MAD SAPPHIRE wrote:Does anyone know if the valve springs on these engines are similar to the V8's?
Rand is very weak at the moment and a set of springs from down under will cost me R5.5K!!! :cry:

Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
I cant say whether or not they are the same but if you get a sample i've got v8 ford and chevy springs for comparison.

Cheers
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Re: My Project

Post by MAD SAPPHIRE » Wed 24 Apr 2013, 21:18

colin davids wrote:
MAD SAPPHIRE wrote:Does anyone know if the valve springs on these engines are similar to the V8's?
Rand is very weak at the moment and a set of springs from down under will cost me R5.5K!!! :cry:

Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
I cant say whether or not they are the same but if you get a sample i've got v8 ford and chevy springs for comparison.

Cheers
Colin
Thank you Colin.
Will take one out when I get a chance and contact you.

Cheers
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ters
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Re: My Project

Post by ters » Thu 25 Apr 2013, 18:16

That is a MAD Sapphire 8O ! Great thread, please keep posting.

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Re: My Project

Post by Glen » Thu 25 Apr 2013, 18:26

MAD SAPPHIRE wrote:Does anyone know if the valve springs on these engines are similar to the V8's?
Rand is very weak at the moment and a set of springs from down under will cost me R5.5K!!! :cry:

Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
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