My R4

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Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:41 pm

maccas wrote:Looks great Blair.

Are those dimensions for the 3tj? If so they could save me a lot of measuring when i come to running my 3tj through a suspension package!

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Well I hope one day it looks great. I think posting it on the forum will push me to get it done sooner.
As for the dimensions, yes they certainly are. I used Solidworks to check the travel and map the rising rate and it all looks very accurate.
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Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:49 pm

Engine Stuff:
If I won the lottery I would fit a Rotrex supercharger but wouldn't we all? Anyway back to reality. I pulled the motor apart and the damn thing is like new. Behold ye mighty and despair:
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Very, very happy about that. New rings, circlips and DLC coated gudgeons.
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Also got my large oven for baking Cerakoted engine. Baby steps.
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Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:56 pm

Exhaust:
Sometime earlier I did a little work on the exhaust while the engine was still in the frame.
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Got the muffler tubes from the UK. They fit under the sump which is why they are so small.
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Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:01 pm

Coolant Pipes:
Also did this earlier. First the pump to engine.
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Then the engine to radiator pipe had to be reversed for the underseat radiator. Cut, mess about, weld etc.
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I had them both zinc plated but now I am thinking I will paint them.
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Post by LiteTekBlair » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:30 pm

The Seat:
I did this a long time ago on a wrecked 1WG that I have, but it gives an idea of how the finished part will look. It is made from an R7 seat that I bought from Europe. They are unbelievably wide and you can see in the images how much I cut it up. I will probably add some vents to it and merge the front with the tank.
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Post by CMSMJ1 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:14 pm

All of the awesome. Keep on with it dude
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The V4 is the law..

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Post by LiteTekBlair » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:42 pm

Cerakote I like.
So I finally got to make a start on the engine painting. Colour for the head, cylinder block and cases will be aluminium and the covers will be, you guessed it, titanium. Decided to do a test on the sprocket cover. I am not much of a spray painter but I spent long hours on preparation. Totally happy with the result. I am going to do the crankcase bolts this colour too so I painted one to see how it looks. Aluminium will arrive this week so I will paint the cylinder block, flex-hone and store. Then start work on the head and cases.
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Post by fourfingers » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:23 am

Looking really nice, Blair.
I think that fuse box deserves automatic reset circuit breakers, instead of normal fuses... but you will probably need the taller case version.
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Post by joshua102 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:08 am

Thanks for the kind comments, i have already cut down the oil pump drive shaft to the water pump, you can also remove the rubber coating from the gear (to save all the weight!) :whistle:

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Post by LiteTekBlair » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:29 am

Thanks fourfingers, nice looking parts. I have thought about those but have not got around to chasing all those little bits and pieces. It will be a happy day when I get to do the wiring harness.

@ joshua102 Where is the rubber? I didn't notice it. I haven't bought a controller for the pump yet. Seems it is Davies-Craig (way over priced) or BDK and not much in between. I am thinking of investigating the circuitry and making my own.
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