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    All done and ready for installation...
    I had an idea of what i wanted to do starting out but this just amazes me, i keep going back to sit and look, taking in different details and thinking back over the process.

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  2. #142
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    Absolutely gorgeous........
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    Green all over again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_B View Post
    All done and ready for installation...
    I had an idea of what i wanted to do starting out but this just amazes me, i keep going back to sit and look, taking in different details and thinking back over the process.

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    Well done
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    An absolutely brilliant build - well done!
    The nerves are always on turning the key.

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    On the 3.5 V8 you prime the oil pump by packing it with vasiline.
    Shown in the manual.

    Works extremely well.
    When you start her for the first time, keep an eye on the oil pressure light.
    Kill the engine if it hasn't gone out in 2-3 seconds.
    Do it a few times until it the light goes out while swinging.

    But most probably this isn't your first time working on an engine.
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    Thank you everybody for the kind words, much appreciated.
    Been a hectic few days with the birth of my son early hours this morning.

    This opportunity has opened some doors and with that a new adventure - I may be in well over my head on this
    But something tells me I need to give it a go.

    "From childhood I have always been fascinated with engines and all things automotive, it's what lead me to study my degree in mechanical engineering... Taking on this project was the realization of a boyhood dream and it did so much more than fulfill a "bucket list" item... It ignited something inside of me and fine tuned that boyhood love into a passion and desire to carry on further than a once off project... So with the completion of this project opens the door to a new adventure using the skill and ability God has given me; we are super excited that this is not the last project and only the beginning as we launch JME Engine Developments"

    Please see link to our facebook page and follow us on instagram for some more to come. (I hope its okay me posting this on the forum)

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    )Awesome work Jay.
    I wish that was going into my rangie Inspires me to do a rebuild of mine in the future. Cant wait to see it all in place and running(vids please)
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    This was a very interesting journey, Jay.

    Are we going to see the engine going into the vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    This was a very interesting journey, Jay.

    Are we going to see the engine going into the vehicle?
    Thank you very much the kind words, apologies for the quiet week.

    Yes I will keep posting until after startup, been a busy week with the birth of my son and my racing season kicked off today so had to keep the legs rested.

    Sump is on, harness rebuilt and engine bay cleaned and ready.
    Just need to bolt on the fly wheel and clutch plate before I can drop it in.

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    Well, a newborn is certainly higher on the priority list than garage fun.

    Congratulations with the precious addition to your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    Well, a newborn is certainly higher on the priority list than garage fun.

    Congratulations with the precious addition to your family.
    Thank you so much for the well wishes

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    Had some time quickly this evening when back from work,
    - Popped the rear crank seal in
    - Fitted the new crank sensor housing

    Working from home tomorrow so will bolt on the fly wheel and clutch during the day and all going well this time tomorrow evening i should hopefully post a photo of the new heart back in my Landy

    Ran a small bead of VR Renzosil before fitting the sump gasket and sump.
    Surface of the sump itself was not quite perfect.

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    also made up this little tool to get the rear crank seal seated nicely.
    95mm hole saw with an old crank seal tapped onto the end

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    Congrats on the little one... Best gift ever!

    PS, that green tappet covers look awesome!
    PPS, page liked as well... Going to bother you when I'm ready for my 4.6 conversion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariusrautenbach View Post
    Congrats on the little one... Best gift ever!

    PS, that green tappet covers look awesome!
    PPS, page liked as well... Going to bother you when I'm ready for my 4.6 conversion!
    Thank you very much, look forward to hearing from you.
    Definitely wont be a bother

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    Tough few days getting the gearbox mated and plenty of skin off my hands but we are in and heading for that first key turn...

    Excited and extremely nervous at the same time.

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    Last few days and push to the finish has been real slow going and struggling to find decent time to make good headway.
    Managed to get a fair bit completed this evening.

    Started with the engine harness - I am pedantic about untidy wiring so redid a lot of the harness and fitted new conduit tubing.
    Also used some P-clips to secure the harness to the firewall, color coded red to match the rest of the clips i have used elsewhere

    While that was all on the go, I pre-oiled the front cover once I had all the lines connected and filter fitted.
    I had read about pre-oiling a new motor in a book but they used some nifty equipment, then i spoke with a wise hand on the forum who offered a neat solution using a garden pressure bottle and here we go - 2L of oil pre pumped into the front cover

    Then the rest of the evening was spent bolting in the upper intake manifold and making up some of the new SS braided hoses i am using.
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    It just gets better and better
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    AND... we are officially finished with getting everything assembled and connected up.
    I will add fluids tomorrow after work and hopefully hear it roar into life...

    Will post some decent pictures in the sunlight but a sneak peak below from the dim light of my garage, it looks really neat if i do say so myself.

    Some other developments included with some new fabricated coolant fittings from aluminium.

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