Video quality not the best. Looking forward to hearing it on the road, particularly with my own exhaust. Strange seeing it rev off the counter!
So is it true the engine failed on the dyno or are those just rumours ?
Yes they pressure test it for leaks and visually inspect too. They don't NDT test and as mentioned I chatted to him about this as I have had some involvement with this for weld inspections and sign off. Could be a good consideration for any blocks with higher mileage or ones that have previously run bigger power.No these things can happen, so had Ian crack tested the block before hand, im wondering if it started before the build, some people say used blocks are better than 'green' blocks because they have been heat cycled.
What drop gears were they ? Just stock? But they are very strong for a stock part, Im not sure whats in mine but either way im going to use the PPG as they look huge, wow 2 failures in one swoop but fortunately in the correct place (litcho's) same luck as me at moment !!!! So the only symptoms were a slight leak and water in the oil? Yet another thing to look for, maybe Ian will have an idea of what led to it after he investigates, hope its back soon and run in etc
Cheers Andy. Yes I hope so too. In cars and life I will take short term pain for long term gain every time. The car has been brilliant to me in the 4 years I've owned it and I'm not too upset about these things as I know they are isolated. If the gearbox had blown (as in 1- 6 gears) then that would have been different. These issues have just added to the time to get it back and I don't have any concerns about long term health. As an optimist, I'm walking away with a newer block LOL****inghell Mart. I thought I had unlucky moments.
Onwards and upwards though Itll be worth it
yes agreed on the positive response from Iain. They made it easier than they could have. I just need it finished now to a great standard and back to me to enjoy before the terrible weather takes hold.Great response from Iain to sort it out FOC. I'm sure it will eventually be worth the wait to get it on the road.
Cheers buddyHope you get car fixed soon and go enjoy it.
Nail on head. Litchfield have kept me as a customer not because their work is perfect but every single time there has been a problem they have gone above and beyond to rectify it.Credit it where it's due, even the best engine builders will have issues, it's what they do about it that matters most and Litchfield have really stepped up on this occasion.
Amazing Andy. Amazing!How's things coming along Mart?