Got a chance today visiting the shop where i send the engine for overhaul.. Well, the work just started, head removed from the block waiting to be strip & clean..
First of all, got the full overhaul kit for 20V BT.. Since 20V parts hard to get here so i ask SHIFTDOWN GARAGE to order them.. Well, credit to SDG for the fast & accurate service, parts arrived 3days later after ordering.. Thumbs up SDG!! Anyway, if you guys need any parts you can check their blog http://shiftdowngarage.blogspot.com/ for new & used parts for sale there.. Do not hesitate to ask them =)
20V BT FULL OVERHAUL KIT P/N. 04111 - 16330
At the workshop, work just started, head components disassemble..
Need to do some re-work on the head, especially at the back of the head i ask the worker to make a hole for the new coolant route, so that i can use back my 16V rear water pipe..
Here's the RS-CHITA waterline conversion kit i mention earlier, as you can see they also use the stock rear water pipe from 16V head. The best thing with this kit is that they fabricate the top water neck that goes to the top radiator inlet so that the bypass pipe from the 16V thermostat housing can be used back just like a stock setup.. FYI, 16V rwd water pump will be use for this application. Well price is over USD500 with shipment just to get it here!! So i dump it from my wish list! LOL!
Instead of the kit, got the idea from a guy whose also doing the 20V conversion on his ae86.. This will how it looks like basically..
The new hole (inside) for the coolant route..
With 16V stock rear water pipe on a custom plate to block the other hole.. Brilliant!
At the meantime, here's a work in progress I've done at home.. Removed all the unnecessary plugs & wiring... But still i need to wait for the engine so that i can easily layout the wires, blah, blah, blah...& so on..
The car now officially home last sunday(14th march 2011) after nearly 2 years doin engine conversion since 19th july 2009. To be precise 1 year 8 months.
After doin few kilometres, the car has its own problem. clutch slip at 5k rpm, the power steering or pump, handling need to be freshen up..thats all i can remember now..
most of the cluster not working,instead i put in apexi safcII,pivot speed meter and omori water temp meter to monitor important indications. this is for temporary only as i have plan to put either digital cluster or custom clusters :)
jigsaw..Putting back in the interior bits and pieces and will do some cleaning as the car is in complete mess.
planning to put this in this weekend..
as for now, i just want to enjoy driving...
While i was away, bought this from a friend of mine in Malaysia..
AE86 extractor by TONNKA.. Not so clean but it'll do it =)
Extra parts, ULTRA plug cable for my 20V..
Going to sent the engine for a general overhaul soon.. While waiting i will finish up the engine bay, wiring, move the fusebox into the glove box (thanks to "Azrin" from http://freedom-spec.blogspot.com/) got the idea from his jzx81, damn nice work!! Hope i manage to do it =)
More updates coming..
Yes, the new heart is here.. Need to refresh a bit, replace leak top gasket & so on... Here are the photos..
An hour later, engine stripped..
It's been leaking here & there but not major, thinking of sending it to shop for overhaul.. Put a new race bearing, metal head gasket, (maybe).. I'll be away for a while so just stay tune for more updates soon.. Good day =)