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Best score EVER!

Post by Not-a-Number » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:57 pm

Pretty stoked with this score!

Has cracks in 3 chambers and has been welded up before. It has everything minus buckets and valve collets.

Not sure if it has lost its hardness but for a grand total of $400 I dont care if its only good for a seriously cool desk ornament :lol: Came with a good set of pistons too!

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Rookie » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:31 am

Maybe you will be putting a kent back in your car after all hahahah
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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Gollum » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:07 am

Rookie wrote:Maybe you will be putting a kent back in your car after all hahahah
Nah mate. He's too far down the path of darkness with his Leitch to come back....

Now his missus' Mini is another story....

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Boris67 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:03 pm

Nice score!!

I did a bit of reading on alloy hardening after my head just made it past the head reconditioner's test, here are a couple of good links:

http://www.keytometals.com/page.aspx?ID ... ktn&NM=235

http://speedtalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35814

which might be useful if you get those cracks fixed.

So now I think you need to get onto Burton's website, buy their modular water pump chest / bits and then you're away! (and if you could pop the zetec in the post to me I'd appreciate it).

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Not-a-Number » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:06 pm

Gollum wrote:
Rookie wrote:Maybe you will be putting a kent back in your car after all hahahah
Nah mate. He's too far down the path of darkness with his Leitch to come back....

Now his missus' Mini is another story....

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Haha what! That looks ridiculous! And awesome. The missus mini has a new 1000cc going in in a couple of weeks. The 850 is drinking oil and fouling plugs like crazy.

The head is at 55 Brinell. From factory they were between 65 - 80. The final ones were higher. 60 is the minimum but is still very low for a head.
Theres a crowed here in auckland that I have found that have successfully re heat treated quite a few lotus twincam heads in the past. $100 to do that. Then welding and a full re machine with new guides and seats, line boring etc is about $1000 minimum if I do none of it myself. So its actually quite reasonable considering a new QED head is about $5000+ nz then a grand or 2 for the guts. :lol:

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Gollum » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:18 pm

If she had a Clubman, you could get her a Rover V8 - no firewall mods needed apparently!

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Gollum » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:31 pm

Have you and your (I'm sure much better!) other half thought about doing the Pork-Pie run next year? I was harassing poor old Lee from Minibitz yesterday via email and we started 'talking' about it. It looks expensive on the face of it but it includes meals, accomodation, one-way ferry etc. It looks and sounds great and with people like Lee along should be a blast too.

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Not-a-Number » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Maybe. Do you have any info on it. I am wanting to do a south island trip in the Leitch, I think the Mini would kill me. Its so slow! :lol:

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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Gollum » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:31 pm

http://www.porkpie.co.nz/

You can make them feel fast!




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Re: Best score EVER!

Post by Not-a-Number » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Its not even half way through 2014!

Is your car close to legal yet? Ill pop over late one night and switch heads over. :lol:

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