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As I'm not having much luck selling the car, I've decided to sell just the engine and gearbox from this car: Ex Redline magazine project car.
(That will leave the door open for me to either fit a standard engine/box or break the rest of the car too!)




Everything is still in the car and my intention is for them to remain so until I have a deposit on the engine and box. So both can be seen running and tested and before you buy. The build of both the engine and the box was documented in Redline magazine, but I don't have copies of the features/pictures I'm afraid.

The engine:
It was built just over three years ago by Reyland Motorsport (famous for their 200mph Escort Cosworth). In that time it has covered 4,700 road miles. It has had oil changes every 6 months! So needless to say, it's internally spotless. The only 'hard work' it's done is the mapping session, a couple of 1/4 miles @ TOTB last year and a couple of track sessions (not track days!).





Specification:
Blitz 24401 cams (don't have exact spec to hand, but I know the head needed machining to make room for them, so they're not shy, will add exact spec as soon as I find it. RRP £483.
GREX 1.4mm head gasket. RRP £295
Wiseco 87mm forged pistons (increases capacity by 60cc) cost £600 iirc
HKS head bolts RRP £245
HKS Step 2 valve spring kit RRP £245
ATi Super Damper pulley. Cost about £450 iirc
GReddy cam pulleys RRP £210
GReddy clear belt cover RRP £80
Trust deep sump kit. Cost over £400 inc. welding.
Crank/rods/pistons/pulley (and flywheel/clutch which aren't included) were all balanced as part of the build.
It made 585.6bhp on the dyno at 7,000 rpm. At that point the injectors were maxed out so we stopped. The plan was always to get bigger injectors and go for a lot more power once it was in the car, but it never happened, so the boost was turned down to allow 550bhp to be made at higher revs.
£3,000.

The Gearbox:
This was built at the same time as the engine by Competition Transmission Services. Like the engine, the build was documented in Redline mag.
It features dog engagement 1-4th gears and normal syncro 5th and reverse.
This means that the speed of the gear changes from 1st to 4th are limited only by how quickly you can move your hand...
Some people say it's impossible to drive a dog box at low speeds on the road without crunching the gears and causing damage, I say that's bollocks, you just need an understanding of how it works and the ability to match the engine/gearbox speeds while driving slowly - which I'd be happy to demonstrate to any prospective buyer.
It is a very strong box, capable of 9sec quarters.



Specification:
PPG 1st to 4th Helical Dog gear set.
Shot-peened and polished by CTS.
PPG Billet 1-2 and 3-4 selector forks.
PPG Billet sandwich plate.
Transfer box was reconditioned at same time as box build.
(will require drain and fill plugs if you don't buy the cooler kit)
£3000.

The turbo kit.
Blitz 11615 kit, which retailed at £6124 (KKK turbo, manifold and 2x wastegates.)
Custom stainless downpipe.
Custom stainless side-exiting screamer pipes.
Custom turbo hanger.
Custom alloy turbo to intercooler pipe.
The hanger was made as a result of the manifold cracking. It has since been repaired. Note that one of the wastegates recently stopped sealing at idle, so will need some attention to make perfect. Boost has been turned down as a result to prevent damage to engine or turbo.
£1000

Note the down/screamer pipes in the pics below were just for the dyno!





Edited to remove the smaller parts for sale.
These will be offered to the engine buyer first, sorry for jumping the gun...
Once engine/box is out and sold I'll photograph what's left and update accordingly.
 

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interested in the clutch, is it a pull type?
how many miles are on it?
also any chance of a few pics of the drive plates?

thanks
alex
 

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Sorry Alex, on reflection I probably shouldn't go selling smaller parts before the big ones are gone.
But in answer to your question, clutch went in with the engine and box, so isn't as new as it once was. I would assume the plates will need replacing. No pics as they're still in the car
 

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Id love that gearbox..... finance with 0% interest and nothing to pay til 2010??

Go on, gimmie a deal like the furnitures people do - ill buy it NOW! lol

Good luck though, and all seems a good price. :)
 

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Hmm, tempted on the turbo kit - could go single instead of the new twins i've got?
Has the tubby been checked over at all recently do you know?

ta
 

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would u split the turbokit?

i only would nee:
- manifold (if its t4 flange)
- the 2x wastegates downpipe
- Custom stainless downpipe.
- Custom stainless side-exiting screamer pipes



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Sorry Alex, on reflection I probably shouldn't go selling smaller parts before the big ones are gone.
But in answer to your question, clutch went in with the engine and box, so isn't as new as it once was. I would assume the plates will need replacing. No pics as they're still in the car


no problem mate, thanks for letting me know.

any chance you can give me a close up pic of the turbo hanger?
im trying to fabricate one just now

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Hmm, tempted on the turbo kit - could go single instead of the new twins i've got?
Has the tubby been checked over at all recently do you know?

ta
The only time it's been apart was to repair the cracked exhaust manifold. Turbo hasn't been touched. No smoke on start up or overrun or anything like that.
I'm going to do a compression test next week to confirm cylinder pressures for someone who PM'd me. I'll have a shake of the turbo then, but won't be doing any more technical turbo tests than that I'm afraid.

Will post test results on this thread if the engine isn't sold by then.
 

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What oil pump is fitted to the engine?
Nissan (not N1 etc. if that's what you mean).

Oil pressure has always been mint. For what it's worth, I'll take some pics of the oil gauge warm and cold next week.
I know these engine have a reputation for buzzing bearings when the oil level gets a little low and it's used for hard cornering, braking etc. But I made sure that wouldn't happen on this engine with the Trust sump kit - which I just found some pics of:

Before:


After:
 

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Also found some gearbox pictures.
This is the PPG kit out of the box:


And this is it after you spend a small fortune getting it shot peened and polished for extra strength/longevity:
 

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The only time it's been apart was to repair the cracked exhaust manifold. Turbo hasn't been touched. No smoke on start up or overrun or anything like that.
I'm going to do a compression test next week to confirm cylinder pressures for someone who PM'd me. I'll have a shake of the turbo then, but won't be doing any more technical turbo tests than that I'm afraid.

Will post test results on this thread if the engine isn't sold by then.
Ok, thanks :thumbsup:as PM on the turbo kit, very interested
 

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Final post from me of the night. Some engine build pics.

This one shows where the head was machined to make room for the cam lobes:


No prizes for spotting that these are the pistons, but look closer and you'll see some have been machined to balance them to far tighter tolerances then they come out of the box with:


Close up!




And some turbo kit ones






And finally, Ben doing a spot of 'modeling'
 

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For what it's worth, here's the oil gauge on cold start at idle (5/50 oil)


Engine warm at 3k


Engine warm at idle


Does it have a rb26dett crank? Could use that.

Thank you, greetings Frank
Hi Frank. I do have a crank, but it comes with the bottom end...
If there are no takers for the whole engine I will look at splitting head/bottom end/cams. Would rather not go taking crank out at this stage though.
 

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With the tax having just run out I've decided to SORN the car and break it.

AP Racing brake kit: £2500 (cost £3500 new)
356mm 6-pot fronts and 330mm 4 pot rears.
Will fit R33 or R34, very good condition, very small lip on discs, otherwise in mint condition, lots of meat left on pads.



Full Cobra leather and Alcantara interior: £2000
All in well looked after, near new condition.
Carbon Misano passenger seat, carbon Evolution Technology driver's. Alcantara door and quarter trims and Alcantara covered arm rest.
Includes mounts and sliding sub frames.





 

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Renton,

Will you split the engine as my car has just destroyed piston number 6.....I am in the market for a bottom end....pm me and let me know what you will take for it cash?

Cheers

Andy
 
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