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Digimon

posted on 28/5/13 at 02:48 PM Reply With Quote
Sounds good to me mate, where have to sort something out soon
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Digimon

posted on 30/5/13 at 10:15 AM Reply With Quote
I've ordered some goodies for the car this week, I can't get the SPA water temp gauge to properly it's just too complicated and after spending 2hours at the weekend with the manual Iím still no closer to getting it working, so Iím going to replace it with a nice simple gauge





I have also ordered a Quick Shifter, after being in Hopskyís car a few weeks back this is a great bit of kit for the money



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big_l

posted on 31/5/13 at 07:13 AM Reply With Quote
Pleased your having fun looks in good nick still..

Get your arse up to Newark show organise a convoy it'll be a good show there's a live band on again this year on the Satarday night !!





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johnny chimpo

posted on 31/5/13 at 03:22 PM Reply With Quote
Very interested in the quick shifter. Can you give me any more details on it or is there a website for them?
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daniel mason

posted on 31/5/13 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
what happened to the kliktronic push button gearshift i had? that was a great setup!






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Digimon

posted on 31/5/13 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by big_l
Pleased your having fun looks in good nick still..

Get your arse up to Newark show organise a convoy it'll be a good show there's a live band on again this year on the Satarday night !!


I will try my best to make this show but ill properly come up in the Mondeo

quote:
Originally posted by johnny chimpo
Very interested in the quick shifter. Can you give me any more details on it or is there a website for them?


Hi,

Its from Race Gadgets on eBay, it has gone up £10 today tho

QUICKSHIFTER - Rapid-Shift from RaceGadgets with universal position sensor. | eBay

quote:
Originally posted by daniel mason
what happened to the kliktronic push button gearshift i had? that was a great setup!


I'm not sure Daniel, the buttons have been taken out of the steering wheel. it may of been fitted to David's new car?

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hopsky1

posted on 2/6/13 at 07:17 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnny chimpo
Very interested in the quick shifter. Can you give me any more details on it or is there a website for them?



very easy to install makes upshifting smoother and made my lap times quicker

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Digimon

posted on 2/6/13 at 07:42 PM Reply With Quote
We I've not had a very good weekend with the car, I got the quick shifter fitted and then went got a quick test drive and the bottom end has gone its now making a horrendous knocking noise

We have spent today getting the engine out and hopefully take it apart this week to see if we can find whats damage









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Ben_Copeland

posted on 2/6/13 at 08:06 PM Reply With Quote
Oh bugger

Give me a shout if your stuck for any tools or need a hand mate. I've rebuilt a few engines.





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big_l

posted on 3/6/13 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
Ahh not ideal !





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Digimon

posted on 4/6/13 at 04:06 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Oh bugger

Give me a shout if your stuck for any tools or need a hand mate. I've rebuilt a few engines.


Cheers Ben, I will do if I get stuck on anything

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Digimon

posted on 4/6/13 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
Am I stuck with the early 4XV R1 engine or can I fit a later fuel injected engine?

Are the engine mounts the same on the later engine's?

Anyone know?

Cheers
Simon

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gaz_gaz

posted on 4/6/13 at 04:28 PM Reply With Quote
Not easy to swap them over,

The 5pw is taller, and the mounting points are diff in the head, will need the cradle and mounts modifying to suit,
You will also need an alternative fuel pump and another fuel line added.
I've been looking at this myself lately but stuck with carbed R1 power.
I have a spare 4xv as well as 2 complete engines worth of spares if you need anything
5jj is a drop straight in choice as well,

[Edited on 4/6/13 by gaz_gaz]

[Edited on 4/6/13 by gaz_gaz]

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sdh2903

posted on 4/6/13 at 04:37 PM Reply With Quote
Something i've looked at too, you need new cradle, power commander, speedo healer if you dont have one, shed load more wiring etc. A definite job for winter. The 5jj is a straight swap and has a stronger gearbox so would be the one to look out for.

There are usually half a dozen cheap 4xv short motors on ebay I would get one to see me through the summer and then look at rebuilding/upgrading come winter time. Short motor swap and you would be back on the road in no time.

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TimC

posted on 4/6/13 at 04:48 PM Reply With Quote
That should be a 5JJ engine in there - that's what I fitted. Many of the part numbers still start 4XV but it was a 5JJ when I built it. I have no idea what the engine number was to check it.

Check the ECU number.

[Edited on 4/6/13 by TimC]






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hopsky1

posted on 4/6/13 at 05:51 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Digimon
Am I stuck with the early 4XV R1 engine or can I fit a later fuel injected engine?

Are the engine mounts the same on the later engine's?

Anyone know?

Cheers
Simon




you cant go injected youve already got more power then me

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hopsky1

posted on 4/6/13 at 05:51 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Digimon
Am I stuck with the early 4XV R1 engine or can I fit a later fuel injected engine?

Are the engine mounts the same on the later engine's?

Anyone know?

Cheers
Simon




you cant go injected youve already got more power then me

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Digimon

posted on 4/6/13 at 07:02 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for your reply's guys, looks like i'm going to stick to the 5JJ engine then just got to find one now

Tim, your right its got a 5JJ engine still



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gaz_gaz

posted on 4/6/13 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
Ring MNR, they have a low miles 5jj they bought from a forum member.

I personally had an engine rebuilt by Jon JEBS performance who was recommended by Malc at Yorkshire engines,
Not much more than a replacement second hand engine and he turned it around in a couple of weeks.

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TimC

posted on 6/6/13 at 01:36 PM Reply With Quote
I have just stumbled across an image of the original receipt for the motor!
Receipt
Receipt







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Digimon

posted on 6/6/13 at 01:48 PM Reply With Quote
That's brilliant thanks Tim, ill have a look at the weekend and see if its the same engine.

I guess its done well if its still got the original engine fitted, how long do they genuinely last once fitted in a car ( Just out of interest )

Thanks
Simon

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Digimon

posted on 10/6/13 at 08:06 PM Reply With Quote
I've been busy this weekend, picked up a replacement 5JJ engine from a nice chap in High Wycombe. It's pretty much built up and cleaned ready to be fitted back in the car, just waiting for 2 sump gaskets so I can fit the baffle plate

TimC - I had a look at the old engine and it is the same one you fitted so its not done bad



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Digimon

posted on 10/6/13 at 08:21 PM Reply With Quote
Hopefully someone will be able to answer this one, the original plug has been cut off the generator ( Alternator ) and all the wires are white

Does it matter which order they are plugged back in or can they go anywhere?

The replacement engine still has the original plug and i'm not sure which wire is which now




[Edited on 10/6/13 by Digimon]

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yorkshire-engines

posted on 10/6/13 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
Hi the genny wires are all same so it don't matter which you connect them to

cheers Malc

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Digimon

posted on 10/6/13 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
That's brilliant thanks for your help
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