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X1/9 engine rebuild running

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by RJH, May 11, 2018.

  1. RJH

    RJH True Classic

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    Thought interesting and wanted to share.

     
  2. 7982X

    7982X True Classic

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    Pretty cool. The excitement is building.....time to get it reinstalled & on the road!
     
  3. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    Nicely done. And I like the engine testing stand. :)
     
  4. kmead

    kmead True Classic

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    Grand Rapids, MI
    All the most important parts in one little place.

    Very nice way to verify and trouble shoot when you can access everything directly.
     
  5. lidox19

    lidox19 Daily Driver

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    20180324_162833.jpg Nice build. Like the test stand. Great minds think alike!
    While my engine is out for rust repairs to the engine bay I thought I'd build a test stand for my next engine build using the current setup as a guide. It's not finished yet, I need to find a radiator and fuel tank. Hopefully as the dimensions are the same as the engine bay it will help with positioning aux components, AFM, intercooler, ecu etc.
    When I have finished with it as a test stand I plan to fit a steel top and us it as a mobile work bench.
    Andy
     
  6. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    That is a massive stand! Perhaps just weld the whole affair into your engine bay for added chassis stiffness and rigidity? :p
     
  7. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    Nice. I like the stripped down repurposed cluster too - why not, after all? :D
     
  8. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    I wish i could have/would have built an engine stand like that. My engine is fully rebuilt and midway through installation. I hope everything works out as well as yours did.

    Could you provide your engine specs? Pistons, rods, cam, CR, carb, Cylinder head P/N and specs (I always have to ask that), etc.?
     
  9. Rod Midkiff

    Rod Midkiff True Classic

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    Eugene, OR
    Hmm, I have never seen an X1/9 with a short extension shaft coming from the gearbox?
     
  10. That's because its an Uno transmission.
     
  11. lidox19

    lidox19 Daily Driver

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    Cheltenham UK
    Rod, It's an X1/9 gearbox with an Uno turbo intermediate shaft. The reason for using it is to move the CV joint away from the exhaust down pipe.
    Andrew, Did you want my engine spec or RJHs ?
     
  12. Rod Midkiff

    Rod Midkiff True Classic

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    Eugene, OR
    Hmm, where would I get that setup for the wife's car? Her header is right next to the boot.
     
  13. dllubin

    dllubin True Classic

    They often add a shaft like that on FWD cars to equalize the halfshaft lengths to minimize torque steer.
     
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  14. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

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    For some reason that does not sound quite right if read out of context. :)
     
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  15. olerascal

    olerascal True Classic

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    Damascus Oregon
    Rod, I had same issue long ago. Made simple heat shield...worked fine for more than a decade.
     

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