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Hey Pete.

 

Sorry to hear you're giving it up for a living, but them's the breaks. Let me know if you want to have a go at working on locomotive engines....plenty of work at our place.

 

Cheers

 

Jamo

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Hi

Why no Kameari timing chain tensioner setup on this one? ???

 

Cause the cheapest i can get it for is $600  :o i can think of better ways to spend that...

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you were telling me when you came around there wasnt enough money in it. Shame, cos you obviously have massive amounts of knowledge and skill in what you do! Im sure the TAFE in traralgon would be great for you to teach at :).

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I'm sad i don't get to see it all in bits before it gets assembled  :(

 

That and the fact that I read all the zed forums and all the  L series engine building books and i still cant provide any worthwhile input after years of research :-X

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I'm with you on that one Jake. I'm no newbie to Datto's or engineering.

Which is why I laugh so much when these "text book mechanics", argue with or try and discredit builders like Peter.  ::)

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In Pete's defence he did say he would put a cam tower spray bar in it just to humor me hahaha.  :o

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I'm sad i don't get to see it all in bits before it gets assembled  :(

 

That and the fact that I read all the zed forums and all the  L series engine building books and i still cant provide any worthwhile input after years of research :-X

 

HEHEH don't feel bad iv been building motors for 25years and I'm still getting better all the time working with Les collins has helped so much , working with men like him has been the best learning  ,his work has helped mine like no other , i have been doing the best work i have ever done , and your motor has helped sharpen both our skills, the port work and air flow work on the p90 has been such a fight to find new levels , and Finnish for me . finding new levels of hp is hard 300hp is hard, 350hp NA well that's just a hard fight and has been so much fun , ... and don't think we don't read the books we do all the time

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600 thou is alot of lift to get that 360 hp potential. Its going to be hard getting the guides to last. 15.24mm lift is huge.

What cam are you using

 

 

 

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well 600 is a big cam but not the biggest you can buy by a long shot most of the cams i use for race zeds are in the high 500 to low 600 size , ,

but 350 hp is not your nornal zed and 240cfm is not easy to get out of a zed head so it needs a big cam to make it happen

cam has 310d  and 590 lift 105 center  its 600 on the cam sheat, but its 590 in the head 10th valve clearence

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Yeah your right. I dont realise this was a race engine I thought it was a road engine. Hard to drive an engine like that on the road.

It will certainly not be scared to rev with that flywheel , cam and carbs. 

 

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dont forget its 3.4 L and will have more torque than most , and it will idle and pull from 3 all the way ,it wont be hard to drive at all just lodes of fun heheh  .. the same cam is in simons L29 and he drives it on the street all the time loves it

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Im sure you will be able to drive it on  the street. Im not sure that with 50mm carbs and a lightweight flywheel with that cam it will be that great for cruising. But each to there own. If that's what the customer wants then that's what they get

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Since you are on the Gold Coast there is a fair chance you will probably able to come and see how it goes if ya want  ;)

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Oh you are building his enigne? Has he decided if he is going turbo or not yet? I'll be definitely taking my car to Williow bank so we will have to try and talk him into it also.

 

Although last time i was talking to Casey he was talking about it being year(s) away?

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Yeah its me building his engine. It may be a year away Im building a few other engines at the moment so they are keeping me busy

 

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