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  • adam.nonis
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    Some more dash work. I didn’t place the ribs exactly right (protrusion wise), but it’ll be good enough. I plan on adding a “chrome” (polished aluminum) strip between the top and bottom half. Black top, red bottom.

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    Now for the foam



    And roughed to shape



    Next I’ll resin coat it to make it a bit more rigid, then start filling.

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  • LateFan
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    [ATTACH]123605[/ATTACH]

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  • adam.nonis
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    Always love getting a box-full-o-parts!

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  • adam.nonis
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    Took some time this morning and on lunch to take measurements as best I can. The depth measurements are accurate. The inner surface of the two bellhousings are just “best I can” measurements. I scribed every inch going in (then two more at half inch in the Getrag).



    Then I broke out the trust old “large scale” MDF calipers



    Took a bunch of measurements



    Converted the measurements to 2D CAD



    Overlaid the two



    Looks like the M20 throw out bearing contact surface will line right up with the B5254T clutch fingers.



    I won’t be able to set final depth until the clutch slave cylinder shows up to measure resting depth. If my math/understanding is right, if I put a spacer between the flywheel and pressure plate that is the thickness of the clutch disk minus frictions (at least to the rivets) than tighten the pressure plate down, the finger height should be the maximum “stack height” and should be where the throw out bearing surface rest depth is. Correct? (Does that even make sense)

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  • adam.nonis
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    *!Build of the year candidate!* Strange PNW Build: E30+Volvo

    Originally posted by LateFan View Post
    haha, right...shhhh!



    Seems like I was told long ago the white block head needs to have a bolted on jig to keep it flat while machining, so it sounded like it needed someone who knew those engines.





    I'm always frustrated when cleaning / degreasing aluminum blocks or valve covers and getting the black staining in the aluminum. Maybe I need to learn to be patient with Dawn and a brass toothbrush!


    I’m not sure what kind of jig they could bolt to from the cam side. They were familiar with the head, the fact that the RNC uses solid lifters, the OEM head gasket composition, etc. I feel they’re solid.

    Yeah, I’m going to have to scrub deeper before this block is ready for action.

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