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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by PapaJo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:22 pm

Well done!!! Like the colour on the tappet cover.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 pm

175SBU wrote:Holi mother ImageImageImageImage that looks clean Image can i give u mine to do same please. What did you use?


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For cleaning and preparing the tappet cover I scrubbed it a bit with a brush and some cleaning agent "no name" brand.
Then into a home made soda blasting box and cleant it as much as possibly, sanded it done on the rough edges and cleaned again.

For the spray I used a canned spray that I got saw at Builders warehouse, not sure how good it is. Will post a picture of the brand this weekend.
The colour is a metallic aged copper.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:35 pm

PapaJo wrote:Well done!!! Like the colour on the tappet cover.
Thanks Papa appreciate it, liked it as soon as I saw it on the shelf.

Just glad it came out as good as it did.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:40 am

Well done on the paint job looks sleek


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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by King8v » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:52 am

Wow! Those carpets look great!! But the tappet cover, #winning!!!

Love the work you're putting in! and the results are amazing
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:03 pm

kylebassani wrote:
175SBU wrote:Holi mother ImageImageImageImage that looks clean Image can i give u mine to do same please. What did you use?


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For cleaning and preparing the tappet cover I scrubbed it a bit with a brush and some cleaning agent "no name" brand.
Then into a home made soda blasting box and cleant it as much as possibly, sanded it done on the rough edges and cleaned again.

For the spray I used a canned spray that I got saw at Builders warehouse, not sure how good it is. Will post a picture of the brand this weekend.
The colour is a metallic aged copper.
Sorry bud, forgot to take a picture but the make is Rust-Oleum.
They have some very nice stuff, I'm sure there are a few guys that can give their opinion on this...
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 pm

175SBU wrote:Well done on the paint job Image looks sleek Image


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King8v wrote:Wow! Those carpets look great!! But the tappet cover, #winning!!!

Love the work you're putting in! and the results are amazing
Thanks guys, appreciate it...
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:19 pm

So I've started getting some things together, but before I start I want to get some advice.

I want to do some mods to the engine to get some extra performance out of it, now I know a lot of people say it's a waste of time modding this engine as you can just install a stock ABF and it already gives more power than a slightly worked KR. (not sure how true this is though, because I suppose each person has their definition of a "slightly worked" engine)

So I'm thinking of cams, head work, free-flow exhaust and balancing all the moving parts in the motor (crank, conrods, pistons, etc)

Cams: I've read that ABF cams open it up nicely and also that you can use two exhaust cams (not sure how that would work though)

Head work: Flowing and porting as a standard then looking into double valve springs or stronger valve springs

Exhaust: I am not to sure if a 4-2-1 or a 4-1 would be best... (I would love to have a Stainless steel exhaust!! :drool: :drool: )

Balancing: This is something that I just like getting done, honestly not sure how much extra it actually gives

Saw a knive edge crank available somewhere, I know they are a lot lighter but is it worth it?
I know the KR is not known for a lot of low end torque, so putting in one of these would definitely make it worse I suppose.

Any advice on the above would be highly appreciated
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:09 pm

So it's been a while since things have happened and since I've had a chance to update...

Here it goes

Full suspension removed in front, best way to get the drop you want...just cut those coils
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Cleant the calipers a bit to see how they look underneath all the grime, two laying next to each other for comparison they weren't that dirty.
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Subframe removed now it needs to be cleant!! It is really dirty! I'm sure when cleaning it, it counts as weight reduction hahaha
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Battery tray looks really bad
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Hope to get some more work done soon!
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:45 pm

So...finally received a package that I've been waiting for, for a long time!! :troll: :troll:

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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:54 pm

kylebassani wrote:So...finally received a package that I've been waiting for, for a long time!! :troll: :troll:

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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:13 pm

I think all in all it was just under 5k
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by vandyh » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:16 pm

Very nice, keep posting
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:29 pm

vandyh wrote:Very nice, keep posting
Thanks bud appreciate it!

Still learning to take as many pictures as possible along the way. It's definitely something to get used to!
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:58 pm

kylebassani wrote:
vandyh wrote:Very nice, keep posting
Thanks bud appreciate it!

Still learning to take as many pictures as possible along the way. It's definitely something to get used to!
Doing the work and snapping pictures at the same time makes the work take longer but it is an opportunity for someone else to learn from what you have done.


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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by jovann46 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:59 am

Any updates or progress?
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Thu May 10, 2018 9:06 pm

Unfortunately not as much as I would like to.

I will be back at home this weekend. Flights are booked and will back tomorrow night.

I did dismantle the whole heater box and still looking for the AC evaporator core.

I will post some pics this weekend. Motor is finally going in next week. The company where I want to send it had a bit of a back log and wanted to get some space in the shop first.

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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:43 pm

Managed to do a little bit of work this weekend. Unfortunately not much.

So I decided that due to the dash being out I want to give a go at repairing the heater box.

And so the disassembling started...
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Here you can see the doors are not in the best of conditions...
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Heater core doesn't look to bad, still considering a replacement though
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Another door that's in a bad state
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Got the halfs apart from each other
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Another door looking really bad...Image

And here is the AC evaporator which I am really struggling to find, it's becoming a real irritation
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And then I started redoing the doors, still need to do some trimming then test fitting...
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As soon as I am able to trim these and finalize the fitting I can then assemble the heater box, also I need to find that damn AC evaporator!!

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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by PapaJo » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:01 pm

Good job. Those parts are getting hard to find these days.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by 175SBU » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:39 pm

PapaJo wrote:Good job. Those parts are getting hard to find these days.
Is it not fixable?


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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by kylebassani » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:50 pm

175SBU wrote:
PapaJo wrote:Good job. Those parts are getting hard to find these days.
Is it not fixable?


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I am not sure who to start asking for repairs though the damage does look quite bad.

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Post by Unobeat » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:21 pm

Great update
Looking forward to read more and post up some more pics please.
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Re: The machine of a Dream!

Post by missioner » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm

Contact Smith's in Durban. They used to manufacture those fore VWSA and Toyota.

Alternatively try the aftermarket aircon guys like Crispair and DunRobin to see if they have a replacement that could work there.

You also need the expansion valve.
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175SBU wrote:
PapaJo wrote:Good job. Those parts are getting hard to find these days.
Is it not fixable?


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