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Got the oil pressure gauge all in today should have put new switch in really but to be fair nothing wrong with the old one just looks bit a tatty :p....



Oil pressure is good too....


And the Emerald is all finally bolted up to its nice new stainless steel base....


Just few little things left now to be ready for a rolling road mapping session this Friday :)
 

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Well at last the ZR is finished and ready for track at last :D Car performed like a champ for 2 hours on the rolling road even at 7250 rpm with no leaks, high pressures, high temps or any other problems to report what so ever. So for the numbers 157.2 bhp and 148.9 ft.lbs, ok not much difference so not worth the time and £2000 odd put into it you might think but not from my point of view. Now superposed stock is 158 bhp and 128ft.lbs for the ZR160 and on Emeralds web site a Lotus 111S with a race exhaust and cat which they mapped themselves made 160.7bhp and 134 ft.lbs so my 148.ft.lbs of talk is looking quite good and the most important thing is it feels a LOT better in mid range than it did stock :) lets not forget other than the throttle bodies it is a standard car nothing else has been changed from the Rover spec. And too know a engine that you rebuilt from a bear block in the kitchen and refitted on your drive is making good numbers and didnt blow up is a good pat on the back id say, not to mention a wiring loom you built your self and all the other things along the way as to say im happy is a understatement and the flat shift is SWEEET defo worth the time putting that in. Anyway heres a few pics and a video.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4qrdX4mtCY






Back home safe and sound....


Here's one of the graphs the end of the rpm should be 7000rpm i got the scale wrong when set up and printed :mad:....




Getting everything ready for next Mondays Trackday today....

Cleaning and checking brakes....


Thought i would have a play around with some paint as the track wheels needed a odd touch up :)....
 

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Ok quick update, for the first time 6 odd years of doing trackdays on Monday i had car problems :mad: Dont know why but i knew something was going to go wrong so i only booked the afternoon at half price thank god. Everything was ok for 10mins or so then car lost power and would only rev to 6000rpm so came into pits and the VVC unit was rattling like nothing you ever heard before :confused: Went back out with the + and - solenoids disconnected but that made the performance even worse so decided to call in a day and not make it any worse. Popped cam cover off today defo no oil problems so thats good, been on phone to piper today but still not to sure if fancy paying out £1300+vat odd for the VVC delete kit to be honest so im left with the options of replacing the VVC parts, going piper route or maybe put on a normal 1.8 head with the piper fast road cams..... Will sleep on it for a few nights :rolleyes:


 

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well that sucks as s :(
Yeah definitely a real shame but way it goes when you start messing with cars. Still been to phone to DVA power today and got a lot better price and from Piper so maybe was for the best :beer2: Just wish it lasted a bit longer as we are nearly at Christmas ��
 

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Another busy Sunday on the ZR, started with a compression test to check all was ok.....






Followed by cylinder leakage tests....






Thank god all is well out it comes....



Back on the stand for a strip down on top half....



Ok so not where i wanted to be but hey things are looking up Piper stage 3 cam kit being sorted :p
 

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Little update, Cam kit arrived with Dave @ DVA on Friday but Piper had sent the wrong ones so fingers crossed with be here mid week. So for time being made a little tool to help measure TDC and got engine roughly on TDC while i wait for the timing disc etc....


 

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Made a start on the engine bay today going to paint it same colour as wheels etc....





New piper springs and top hats in today wasn't a 5 minute job the new springs are soooo stiff :)

 

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Another N series gasket on hopefully be ok this time, this gasket as a sticky coating on it the first one didnt....



Cam carrier sealed, rolled and cams in with Millers assembly lube....



And all built up back to were i was earlier in the year :eek:....

 

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Well it was a long boring job but finally the engine bay and front panel are primed, will let it harden for a while before a quick wet flat hoping to get it top coated next weekend :)....



 

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Finally got the engine bay sorted can make a start on rebuilding it soon :) Not best pictures will get some in natural light soon the colour is "Chevy Orange" same as wheels etc from the old muscle car engines all tho looks red in the pictures ....



 

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First update in while too cold and wet to do anything at the mo :mad:

Race seat here....


Race license application here to....
 

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New 3.5kg flywheel came today so i'm almost read to start getting it back together now....


 
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