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Yes I have based the engine and all the upgrades on les’ recommendations with the stipulation that it needs to be still nice/reasonably easy to drive on a sunny Sunday and additionally I want it to be quick and to have modern sports car performance figures. 
 

And I couldn’t agree more Jeff...the L Series is an amazing engine. That engine and that sound was the essence of the z cars...I wouldn’t want to go down the road of changing that.

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More photos from Les. 
He also gave me the following info:


The pistons are new 85 mm  
Crank is L28 79 mm stroke.
Conrod's are 133mm late L24 rods with big rod bolts same as L28 bolts.
Engine is 2690ccs
10.8 to 1 compression.
E88 head with 44 mm inlet valves.
Heads on engine about to receive front cover and sump.
Then its close to being ready to dyno.
Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.
 

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4 hours ago, Wags said:

More photos from Les. 
He also gave me the following info:


The pistons are new 85 mm  
Crank is L28 79 mm stroke.
Conrod's are 133mm late L24 rods with big rod bolts same as L28 bolts.
Engine is 2690ccs
10.8 to 1 compression.
E88 head with 44 mm inlet valves.
Heads on engine about to receive front cover and sump.
Then its close to being ready to dyno.
Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.
 

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8D7FF711-F536-4D46-B6AE-E2418C91E262.jpeg

Super exciting Jon

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5 hours ago, Wags said:

Carbies are set up on the inlet manifold.

Be aware that the throttle linkage on the Harada intake manifold can interfere with the attachment of the brake booster vacuum line onto the manifold. Get Les to check this as otherwise you will need to put in an elbow fitting out of the manifold.

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