L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby Geoff Butcher » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:19 pm

Anybody? :?
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby ACourtney » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:02 pm

Geoff Butcher wrote:So what is now the favoured way to upload photos?
BTW I tried the forum search for 'photobucket' but it said it's too common a word and wouldn't do it... :?


There are still several options for photo hosting. JohnO posted this suggestion for FlickR viewtopic.php?f=75&t=2809

Hans favours photos.google.com - viewtopic.php?f=66&t=2804&p=17994#p17994

My personal preference is for FlickR, but only because that is where I started to compile some photo albums for customers.
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby Geoff Butcher » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:30 pm

Thanks Alistair and John, I'll give it a try
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby l_jonez » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:53 pm

Looks like photobucket is working again?

Not much has been done on the Midas for a long time as I have been building a new garage, which the Midas now inhabits.
The only real progress is the relocation of the battery to the rear and installation of a mini MPI loom.

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Hopefully the new ecu will arrive soon and I can build a new engine loom
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby l_jonez » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:59 pm

Well it's 8 months (ish) later and after what feels like months of work theres not much really to show for it

A custom engine loom was built for the megasquirt ECU and the engine fired into life for the first time back in August.
Next up was the turbo, the space upfront is very tight and even a silicon elbow would touch the rad so the turbo met the hacksaw and an elbow was welded on

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Then it was onto the intercooler, I bought a VW unit but it didn't really suit so the end tanks where cut off to make a bespoke item

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I'm not a big fan of the standard headlights and because of the engine swap I'd have to space the driver's side unit forward a bit which I'm not a fan of. So I looked at some Hella 90mm units and mocked them up. I'm fairly happy happy with the outcome so I'll go ahead with them

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As said before it's very tight up front so a dogleged boost pipe was needed to clear the fan

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Boost pipes need a bead to stop them blowing off so a bead roller was made

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So that's the boost pipes and dump valve done

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Nissan use a cable clutch which works perfectly fine on my mini build but I didn't fancy that strain put on the grp bulkhead so a willwood pull cylinder was bought and mounted

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More recently everything has been stripped down ready for painting etc, the one thing that would certainly be an engine out job is the clutch so that was changed.
I didn't have an alignment tool so i made one

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And finally the engine painted and ready to be installed for the final time

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I think that brings us up to date, there's many other things that got me to this point but I'd be here all day trying to post it all
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby goldeneye » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:15 am

looks awesome! Nice work.
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby ilmung » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi
Very nice work !
I do a conversion with a Suzuki 1300 gti , but still a long way to go !
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby MrBounce » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:10 pm

Superb work. Must get back on mine! 8-)
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Re: L_Jonez Mk2 rebuild

Postby l_jonez » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:20 pm

Bit more of an update and for me this is a big milestone, the engine and subframe have gone in for the final time

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Also the front suspension is built up and the car is back on 4 wheels
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