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    I have decided that, due to the fact that it's...

    I have decided that, due to the fact that it's bloody cold outside work has been largely suspended on the project for a while. In the meantime I've made a website, which I'll update as I get work...
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    Don't hold your breath!

    Don't hold your breath!
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    Yeah, it's because the engine and transmission...

    Yeah, it's because the engine and transmission talks to the body control module, the traction control system, the ABS module, the immobiliser etc. before it will start. Because of this the engine has...
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    Yep. Big lols at volvomad telling me I'm mad...

    Yep. Big lols at volvomad telling me I'm mad :D:nut::crazy::cool:
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    Well,  the Beast has finally arrived and is ready...

    Well,  the Beast has finally arrived and is ready to be sacrificed at the altar of the petrolhead. 

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/IMG_20171217_120954291_zpsyikvxxzf.jpg
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    Oh no it Is 4 chains. My mistake!

    Oh no it Is 4 chains. My mistake!
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    Yeah, the Audi one does indeed look mental!...

    Yeah, the Audi one does indeed look mental! :shockedbi

    Mind you, it's only three chains compared to the Jag's four!
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    I'll be doing the timing chains and Tensioners...

    I'll be doing the timing chains and Tensioners whilst I've got it on the engine stand.
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    Yeah, 4.0 XJR. 370bhp stock. Mine will be...

    Yeah, 4.0 XJR. 370bhp stock.

    Mine will be cat-less, have a decent flowing exhaust, upgraded charge cooler or possibly even go intercooler since I have this beastie hanging from the roof of the...
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    Hint:...

    Hint: http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/PSX_20171114_205434_zpsuii3bfad.jpg

    Oh, did I mention it's supercharged?
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    .... and then I lost my mojo a bit. This was...

    .... and then I lost my mojo a bit. This was mainly down to the whole transmission issue- the cut and shut issue, to be precise. Something about it had been bothering me. I put a post on Facebook...
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    So, I got the header finished apart from the...

    So, I got the header finished apart from the external waste gate.

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/20171011_133845_zps8b9ueag4.jpg
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    Definitely, the 240's engine bay is pretty...

    Definitely, the 240's engine bay is pretty cavernous
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    If you want to make reliable power you don't want...

    If you want to make reliable power you don't want to be poncing about with anything that starts with TD04! That turbo is good for 550bhp (not that I'm going to try to make that much) and will run...
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    After getting some more gas I got to spend two...

    After getting some more gas I got to spend two hours on it today and got the fourth primary made up (#3 cylinder). As the amount of available space gets used up it gets a lot trickier to make things...
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    Got one more primary pipe done today before I ran...

    Got one more primary pipe done today before I ran out of gas. Sorry for the poor picture quality- I took them with my phone.
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    Bit of progress lately as I got to spend two...

    Bit of progress lately as I got to spend two afternoons in the man-cave. 

    I used two oil pick-up tubes to make one longer one, and also removed the 11 degree slant from it. The metal plate...
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    Cylinder head and other questions

    Does anyone know which head flows better?

    The stock vvt (turbo) head:

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/20170717_130258_zps82zoec15_edit_1500564054044_zpsqxbju400.jpg
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    That's why I think I'm going to go the adapter...

    That's why I think I'm going to go the adapter plate route. At least that way you know it's flat, and if you do break a gearbox you can replace it with another stock one.
    The gearbox uses a...
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    I'm more of a hammer and welder type of guy than...

    I'm more of a hammer and welder type of guy than a capacitor & coding type, so I'm interested to see how this turns out too! :rolleyes2
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    Well, having talked to some Swedes who have done...

    Well, having talked to some Swedes who have done the 6 speed conversion by cutting and welding the bellhousing it emerges that many who do it find problems. One guy told me he had a 0.013"...
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    A new alternative to Megasquirt for the...

    A new alternative to Megasquirt for the adventurous amongst us. It's open source, has nothing to do with MS before all the haters start, and will do 5 cylinder with an extra ignition output soldered...
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    I want to run 2 bar of boost eventually, which is...

    I want to run 2 bar of boost eventually, which is where a Holset is at it's most efficient. At the risk of boring everyone, we Brits are terribly conservative with our turbo sizes, which leads to...
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    Ooh, forgot to mention- I picked this up the...

    Ooh, forgot to mention- I picked this up the other day:

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm193/bb-q/Matilda/GEDC1322_zpsj7f67zvx.jpg

    Just need to find a 12cm2 turbine housing and external...
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    Bit more work on the sump yesterday- I got the...

    Bit more work on the sump yesterday- I got the flange cut out and the fittings for the remote oil filter welded on. Will hopefully get a bit more done today, but there are other jobs that need doing...
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