Engine Build 
Crankshaft in place
Crankshaft in place
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Main caps torqued up, and it rotates freely :)
Main caps torqued up, and it rotates freely :)
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Started modifyiung the end-flange of the exhaust manifold. The standard flange would get too close to the firewall, as the XU10 block is like 15mm taller than the XU9 which the manifold is made for.
Started modifyiung the end-flange of the exhaust manifold. The standard flange would get too close to the firewall, as the XU10 block is like 15mm taller than the XU9 which the manifold is made for.
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Homemade downpipe with flexi-pipe to absorb some vibrations
Homemade downpipe with flexi-pipe to absorb some vibrations
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Attached the 2.5" v-band flange to manifold collector with a few spot welds.
Attached the 2.5" v-band flange to manifold collector with a few spot welds.
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V-band on downpipe
V-band on downpipe
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Picture into the collector, not the best design, but hopefully it'll do it's job.
Picture into the collector, not the best design, but hopefully it'll do it's job.
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Pistons are now in the block!
Pistons are now in the block!
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Looks pretty nice
Looks pretty nice
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Shiny ;)
Shiny ;)
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Back to the crankshaft, time to put on the oil-pump.
Back to the crankshaft, time to put on the oil-pump.
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Just another angle
Just another angle
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Oil-pump on
Oil-pump on
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Another angle
Another angle
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Mounted the Mocal oil-cooler sandwich plate
Mounted the Mocal oil-cooler sandwich plate
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Now it's ready to have the sump fitted, which I don't have any pictures of, guess you can imagine how that's done :)
Now it's ready to have the sump fitted, which I don't have any pictures of, guess you can imagine how that's done :)
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Cometic 3-layer stainless-steel headgasket
Cometic 3-layer stainless-steel headgasket
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1.3mm thick, 88mm bore so I had to grind it out a little to 88.5mm because my pistons sits 0.3mm over deck @TDC.
1.3mm thick, 88mm bore so I had to grind it out a little to 88.5mm because my pistons sits 0.3mm over deck @TDC.
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Engine mounted in car, and ready to be started for the first time :)
Engine mounted in car, and ready to be started for the first time :)
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Catcams parts arrived :)
Catcams parts arrived :)
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