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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Talkiet » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:58 am

Gollum wrote:And there goes the clutch master cylinder! Really wishing it didn't have a concentric slave requiring the engine to come out....
Oh man I hear you on that ! Done that 3 times now. (I think at least once was my fault for not installing correctly though)

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Gollum » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:26 am

Talkiet wrote:
Gollum wrote:And there goes the clutch master cylinder! Really wishing it didn't have a concentric slave requiring the engine to come out....
Oh man I hear you on that ! Done that 3 times now. (I think at least once was my fault for not installing correctly though)

Cheers - N
Did you install one with bleed lines to the outside of the bellhousing? I've seen a few that have that option and obviously allow bleeding if you've had to replace a different component in the circuit. I think this is one of those times I'll pay the hourly rate to get it done, otherwise the damn thing will be in and out multiple times 'til I get it right.

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Talkiet » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:34 am

Gollum wrote:
Talkiet wrote:
Gollum wrote:And there goes the clutch master cylinder! Really wishing it didn't have a concentric slave requiring the engine to come out....
Oh man I hear you on that ! Done that 3 times now. (I think at least once was my fault for not installing correctly though)

Cheers - N
Did you install one with bleed lines to the outside of the bellhousing? I've seen a few that have that option and obviously allow bleeding if you've had to replace a different component in the circuit. I think this is one of those times I'll pay the hourly rate to get it done, otherwise the damn thing will be in and out multiple times 'til I get it right.
Patrick built it with a bleed line to the outside thank goodness! I had to remove the engine due to slave cylinder failures.

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Gollum » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:09 pm

Fuckety fuck fuck fuck.....

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Putting the carbs back on after having extra progression holes drilled, definitely not over-torqueing.... So that'll be head off and stripped down, welding and machining, reassembly and installation. That'll be cheap and quick! Pete's Bugatti engine will probably be finished first!

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by 7ish » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:06 pm

Damn, that's bad luck.
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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by 7dreamer » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:57 am

Talkiet wrote:Putting the carbs back on after having extra progression holes drilled, definitely not over-torqueing.... So that'll be head off and stripped down, welding and machining, reassembly and installation. That'll be cheap and quick! Pete's Bugatti engine will probably be finished first!
Ask Pete nicely to fix it for you... that might get it finnished before the buggati :lol:

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Gollum » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:49 pm

:lol: He probably built himself a Lotus Twin Cam head out of tin-foil and popsicle sticks before breakfast. I hate young, talented, people! Sorry Pete... :P Everyone should be middle-aged with no prospects, like me. :D

It'll be a small market but I he hope he commercialises all his hard work on the Bugatti engine. I read an article on a guy who builds replica Ferrari engines. People pay a fortune for an engine that looks exactly the same so that they don't wear out their original matching-numbers engine but also have the car 'correct' for when they use it. The guy can pretty much charge what he wants, in fact the more expensive the engine, the more comfortable they are about buying one off him!

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Not-a-Number » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:09 pm

Gollum wrote:Fuckety fuck fuck fuck.....

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Putting the carbs back on after having extra progression holes drilled, definitely not over-torqueing.... So that'll be head off and stripped down, welding and machining, reassembly and installation. That'll be cheap and quick! Pete's Bugatti engine will probably be finished first!

Ah shiit that sux balls :!:

Not sure if this is a dumb idea but why dont you glue it back on. Ive got access to some 'super mega space' glue at work which is designed for ali and ive seen some crazy shit done with glue. Its like $1000 a litre so ive been told.

Ive got almost exactly the same broken part on my TC head. Could test it out on that.

I guess if it didnt work all that would happen is youd get a leak. Carbs not going to fall off. :lol: Then youd have to grind the glue off to weld it.

Otherwise head off is a fun job!

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by Not-a-Number » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:16 pm

Gollum wrote: I read an article on a guy who builds replica Ferrari engines. People pay a fortune for an engine that looks exactly the same so that they don't wear out their original matching-numbers engine but also have the car 'correct' for when they use it. The guy can pretty much charge what he wants, in fact the more expensive the engine, the more comfortable they are about buying one off him!
Youre onto it, this is the goal!

Ive got something along these lines in the making. Fingers crossed in the next few months things get serious.

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Re: S4 Batwing

Post by 7dreamer » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:28 pm

Ah yes super sticky space glue! Why didn't I think of that. Seriously though we sell this stuff at work http://www.belzona.com/en/products/purp ... epair.aspx . And yes it gets used for all sorts of impressive things with it and you can buy it in non $1000 quantities. Make some jigs to hold the parts in the right place and glue to your hearts content.

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