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Marty's Stock Rod Build

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Its a really bonkers sport, wouldn't want to take part but love watching lol

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Its a really bonkers sport, wouldn't want to take part but love watching lol
Why I love racing started when I was 16 you do need a big pair of balls though haha



Not much done this evening removed all the glass and put the boot on a diet.



There is not much more left to remove now

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There's not much more left full stop.  :lol:

I assume this won't be road legal? Will you have to trailer it to the events?
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Reply #18

Looking good Marty , what's the plans for the engine ? Was it a 1400 to start with or you dropping in another and what mods you planning for the engine itself ?

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Looking good Marty , what's the plans for the engine ? Was it a 1400 to start with or you dropping in another and what mods you planning for the engine itself ?
I'm limited to what I can do within the rules it ran a 3 cylinder as standard in the corsa.

I will have to make custom engine mount to mount the 1400 engine in the bay which is no big issue.

This is the rules




So all the power comes from the head

I chose the C14SE engine as it has the highest comp ratio of all the 1400 engines and will have a bit more once the head is skimmed and the block faced


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Reply #20

There's not much more left full stop. 

I assume this won't be road legal? Will you have to trailer it to the events?
No it's not road legal I'll buy another car transporter to take it to races but I'll borrow my mates truck to start of with.

There is not much more prep work to do before i then start building the car back up

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The 1.8L N/A 4 pot in her old focus was pretty beefy. Only 124BHP, but quite a lot of torque for a petrol of it's size.

What have you got in mind?
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The 1.8L N/A 4 pot in her old focus was pretty beefy. Only 124BHP, but quite a lot of torque for a petrol of it's size.

What have you got in mind?
It's got to be a 1400cc engine but normally get one of them upto about 115bhp in something that weighs as much as a bake bean tin haha

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Reply #23

Guessing a bike engine is out the window?

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Guessing a bike engine is out the window?
Yeah haha it has to be a 1400 from the manufacturer the base vehicle is so mines vauxhall.

Could of used a 16v but that don't have a dizzy if I was allowed to use a mapable ignition ECU I would of been using a 16v as I can then alter the ignition curve and advance to get more power but if I use a 16v I have to use stock ECU no thanks haha

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You've got to use an engine that doesn't have ECU controlled ignition? It has to have a distributor?  :O
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You've got to use an engine that doesn't have ECU controlled ignition? It has to have a distributor?  :O
No you can use an ECU to control spark via crank sensor and coil pack ect but you have to run a carb no injection allowed so no point running an ECU I can't alter the ignition advance on ect.

Sod that I prefer a distributor at least I can alter the vaccume advance curve inside and also set base timing to what I want not what an ECU is set at.

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Forgot to add today's update haha

Got the engine on the stand today




And removed the exhaust maunfold and rocker cover to expose camshaft and remove camshaft pully


Then undo head bolts 2 snapped in the block but machine shop soon sort that then remove cam carrier this exposes the rockers and lifters so remove all them as well


And then pull head off marked pistons so know there origional cylinder


Next was sump of to expose con rods and crank result the sump is already baffled





Undo all the conrod bolts and pop pistons out and remove oil pick up pipe


This left just the crank in place remove the crank caps and you left with this




Lift crankshaft out and remove bearings and you are left with a bare block



When removing the oil pick up this is exactly why you should  not go shoving loads of sealer anywhere near oil ways or sump ECT!!!

That's just asking for oil starvation leading to engine failure !!


Jobs that need doing

Bores checked and honed

Broken studs from block removed

Block face machined

Head face machined

3 angled valve seats machined

Cam carrier re-faced

Crank polished as it has a few marks nothing majot

New rings

New camshaft and adjustable vernier

Solid lifters

New rocker arms

New water pump

New cambelt kit

ARP conrod bolts

New ends and mains

New high pressure oil pump

Full gasket and seal set

Good clean of all parts and a lick of paint

And we should just about be there ......


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Reply #28

Jesus that looks toast. What was the mileage?

Do I see that it's an interference engine? In that the belt/chain goes and it destroys itself? (can't see the cut outs in the piston heads for interference)

I love your passion, Marty, I had that for oily stuff once, but I didn't have your competence.
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Jesus that looks toast. What was the mileage?

Do I see that it's an interference engine? In that the belt/chain goes and it destroys itself? (can't see the cut outs in the piston heads for interference)

I love your passion, Marty, I had that for oily stuff once, but I didn't have your competence.
It has only done 80k ish but it's the early C14SE a great building block as it has the best shape ports of all the vauxhall 8v's and flows well due to there design.

The only weak point on them when you start revving and racing them is the conrod bolts break but fit a set of ARP bolts and that's that problem solved.

I would also sooner replace everything so I know it's spot on and will last then :)

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