after buying a new phone, I wondered if the old HTC could be used as an onboard HD camera? to repair the cracked screen I found it's cheaper to just buy another whole spare phone and swap the screens :D
roughly test fitted it on a jig and although it was HD quality, the phone casing etc was...
trimmed some soy sauce labels to decorate my oil catch cans lol :LOL::coffee:
after 1000miles the new engine filled the catch can almost full :oops:
capturing a ton more vapour than ever, probably due to the excess blowby from the intentionally loose ring end gaps
Machine new adjustable Dump Valve
wanted to make a fully adjustable dump valve to balance the spring rate against the inlet vacuum so it only opens when there's excess pressure.
modelled the first prototype
machined all the parts
it's bigger than I thought lol. boost was still leaking and...
reinstalled the bonnet LED lights
here's a look at the cross section of the old JE low compression forged pistons that blew up last year, it's perfectly strong enough
realigned the wheels with 0.15deg toe out, found it really helped turn-in and reduce the 'floppy' feel of the soft Toyo...
Reinforced upper front strut brace
often thought the OMP strut brace was basically too floppy & weak and just for looks
chopped it all apart to make a stronger brace
this adjuster could soon be used in the panhard rod instead
made a stronger mount to bolt onto
soon found the PAS...
Remote fuel cap
wanted to ditch the old sticky fuel cap cable release and make it electronic, so brought some solenoid actuators to experiment
turns out there's a lot of friction in the spring loaded fuel cap so the tiny linear electromagnet simply ain't powerful enough. I'd probably have to...
applied some epoxy putty around the turbo oil drain fitting to temporarily reduce the oil leak
found some more rust under the door seals
the snow in Feb was a nice test of the LSD working well :cool:
after running the new engine 1000miles, time to service it.
rebuilt LSD giving the...
allo allo John & Dave. sorry for the month gap, I'm still alive here :p
just being busy with working all week, working on car on evenings, working on ppls cars on weekends, and not enough energy or time afterwards to write my usual detailed blog updates here :sleep:
don't worry, big updates...
it's all a balancing & compromising act especially when the cams, C/R, timings etc etc are all fixed.
having something too small or too large for a certain operation will throw the rest of the system out of balance making it inefficient, losing performance.
yup it seems that opening the...