My c20let rebuild

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My c20let rebuild

by FullyForged » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:35 pm

Hi to all, Ive just joined the site, and thought I would share my c20let rebuild.
I bought this car 2 years ago. And on the way home I thought all was fine!!!

Oh dear! When I started her the next day, all was not well. Went for a drive, and the oil pressure dropped! Pulled over checked a few things. And said to the Mrs, well I did want to have ago at a fully forged lump! And we do need to get home.

So I drove her back, knocking and banging a bit!

I wasn't too ******* off, as the car was cheap, and had a lot of mods. I knew already the big ends had gone. So I started to have a bit of retail therapy. And bought all the parts I thought I may need to rebuild her.

I've never really built an engine from scratch before. But was sure with a bit of time and some reading, I would be fine. Lol

Anyway I have a workshop with a friend of mine. So I took her down there and started to strip the engine out.

As I'm inpatient and didn't want to strip down and send parts off to wait. I got hold of a c20let block with oil jets, sent that away to be resized for Pistons. And also got a coscast head, so sent that along to have all new parts ect so It would be ready by the time I was ready.

Here are a few pics of what I did. Plans are for the shell this year and next.
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by FullyForged » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:46 pm

And a few more
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by FullyForged » Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:58 pm

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Re: My c20let rebuild

by FullyForged » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:04 pm

In pics that's my build. She runs really well. But needs a remap to get running right. Took me a bit of time but I got there in the end.
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by HOT-ROD » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:06 pm

Hi and welcome to the club. Looks like a nice motor you got there, will be keeping am eye on this thread! :D
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by rich30mex » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:21 pm

Nice one mate and welcome along to cc.net
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by Allys Cally » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:32 pm

welcome to cc.net, interesting build mate
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by FullyForged » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:16 pm

Thank you for the comments. I'm itching to do some more. But getting married on sat, and promised no car related stuff for a bit!!

Want to go back to standard with the body, but get good power from the build.

Need a nice brake kit next and respray. Then I will be happy.
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by craigyboy » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:10 pm

Good build thread mate,keep up the good work :clap:
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by FullyForged » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:19 pm

You are a braver man than me lol! I will get on it asap tho.
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by James_Mould » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:36 pm

Welcome. Nice build thread 8)
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Re: My c20let rebuild

by bodgetastic » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:35 pm

Looking good, welcome to the club
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