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Oh crap mate! Hope you got a good day's racing first! All motor m16a? Just to be different :P
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Nah mate, will be G13, but what rods, looks like new pistons, new block and most probably new crank. So which rods and pistons?
Will probably be balanced standard crank and arp rod bolts for sure

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its fucked!
stripped the old engine to see whats reusable, short answer...not much!
block holes make good place to lock crank
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couldn't do much more damage!
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So looks like rod bolts have stretched on number 3
crank journal has been hammered until rod bolt broke, peeling conrod cap off smashing sump and then the crank freed itself and next time round punched the rod out the back of the engine.
the piston has somehow triangulated the bore at the base and as you see distorted itself like techtonic plates there are probably 10 cracks or tears in the remaining piston.
shrapnel has littered the engine, half a rod bolt is wedged between cylinder wall and oil journal, such I cant move it, the head has taken a hit and bent 4 valves, cams are being tested as I had solid lifters, lifter buckets may also be toast.
the girdle braces were sheared, and 3 pistons have shrapnel marks around their skirts. so much for reusing the Arias!
So its f....ed!


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What rod bolts did you use.
A dyno will tell you anything you want, the 1/4 mile will tell you the truth!!!!
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Looks like a hydraulic lock before rod bent?
If "X" is an Unknown quantity, and a Spurt is a drip under pressure, then an "EXPERT" is an "Unknown Drip Under Pressure".
Why dont they just call it "Womenapause" instead.
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I didn't build the engine and it appears standard rod bolts were used, and despite a redline of only 7500 since I've had it they weren't good enough.
Not sure how hydraulic lock could happen.
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Coolant or oil leak
If "X" is an Unknown quantity, and a Spurt is a drip under pressure, then an "EXPERT" is an "Unknown Drip Under Pressure".
Why dont they just call it "Womenapause" instead.
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You've done a good job there. Just a thought to consider, send it back to your engine builder and they can re-glue it back together with all that excess sump sealant around the block :?:
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Don't think it hydrauliced, head gasket was pristine, no splits in bores or head, never used any water or oil in the short time it was alive. Just bad luck or planning really.
Sump sealant worked a charm, didnt leak oil on my floor, the driveway or the road...until mr penrite found another way out!
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A few photos before it died
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got it running and it died again! only a small electrical issue, already fixed!.

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Great shots mate! The car looked great on track! Now to rebuild it bigger and better ;)
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Well it has been 4 months and I do miss it!
apparently it still runs.
though leaking some funky green stuff from somewhere.
I have a new block, new spool rods, and ARP bolts.
Will probably build a turbo version so pistons to be determined, and it will need new valves across the board, will probably reduce seat pressure a bit to as these are recessing into the seats, so head needs a re-build.
but what country to do it in!

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Great to see this is still in your hands, so to speak, if you need somewhere to keep it I can make room for it in Tassie while you're not about ;)

Good luck with the rebuild!
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Good luck getting out of the shed that it is currently in. I think even GTP will have trouble :D
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moylee19 wrote:Good luck getting out of the shed that it is currently in. I think even GTP will have trouble :D
Why, is it locked away in your shed Simon??? must make it harder to get to your car now?
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that it does, it starts and drives so is quickly moved when/if I get to work on mine.

Not that mine gets a look in at the moment. #-o
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Oh, and by the way it needs some rego, so I can take it on a nice 'sunday" drive.
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Patience grasshopper might need rego in October for a while anyway...
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Stumbled across the thread today. Good reading. Almost a complete rebuild. I think you should add the AWD decals back onto the doors.
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I have the decals but with matte paint it would need ripping off every year or two for repainting.Needs a recoat...simon??? You busy!
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NO! :shock: :lol:

It does need a wash though!
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GIVE IT SPRAY JOB CANT LEAVE A UNDERCOAT FOREVER :wink:
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Yes I can.
Doesn't ever get wet. Its over the original paint so even if it soaks up water it should last quite some time.
Plus its literally on the other side of the world.
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ONLY JOKING LOOKS GOOD AS IS. WHEN U COMING BACK TO CHUCK THE TURBO IN AND MAKE THOSE 4 WHEELS TAKE A LOAD
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might not be for a while.
might have to build another one over here again.

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^ this sounds good, this would make the black one surplus to requirements :D
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13 more sleeps till I drive it again...I hope

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gtpswift wrote:13 more sleeps till I drive it again...I hope

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:shock: :D About time you were on the right side of the world :P
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Been a bit busy with it since our return, better get it back from page 3.
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The AWD Swift still looks good mate even after your long overseas break.

How soon before you take it back to the track ?
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No plans just yet.
Have the escort for that and still to build the garage at our new house.
Build the turbo engine and replace the less then 1000km old Walbro pump with a new one cause this one is toast.
Probably a new coat of paint as the matte is worse for were.
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hi mate , got spare pair of wilwood brakes and mount brackets
noticed theres no activity , thinking of parting out?
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gticon wrote:hi mate , got spare pair of wilwood brakes and mount brackets
noticed theres no activity , thinking of parting out?
Nothing to report as it hasnt moved for months...but still runs...not parting ever, too many want to buy it outright at good monies!

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So its finally back together, all in one piece with adjustable height at both ends, registered and insured. Two new race seats on their way.
need to lower the front a bit more as its still leaning back...but one thing at a time
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Almost the best wheel alignment its ever had, bit more practice and ill be set for wheel alignments!
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Il just leave this here!
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I've had a mismatched pair of Velos in my swifts for 20 years. I now have a matching pair and a mismatched spare set!

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That looks really good.
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Its so small. Amongst its stablemates! the volvo isnt a big car!
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