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Author: Subject: Gulf MNR Vortx
Digimon

posted on 21/6/13 at 05:45 PM Reply With Quote
Well the new engine is in and running, its been quite a learning curve we had the engine in a out quite a few times because I couldn't get the chassis engine mount bolts to start but the 3rd time the engine was taken out my dad noticed the mounts on the gearbox case are not taped from the factory, the bike must use really long bolts doh

Hopefully someone will be able to answer this one, R1 owners out there is it normal for these engines to breathe heavily at the moment ive only got a little K&N filter on the breather and im getting fumed out and small amount of oil is getting past the filter. I'm hopefully doing a trackday at the end of the month and I'm thinking it needs a proper catch tank and a return to the carbs/air filter to draw the fumes away, what have other people done to get around this problem?

The only other problem i've got is the clutch is slipping at high rpm but i'm going to fit the clutch from the old engine as that was ok, i've not tried yet but can i get the clutch cover off with out removing the engine cradle ???

got two new gaskets for the baffled sump



engine in all plumbed and running


Finally fitted the quick shifter but I've not set it up yet

















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gaz_gaz

posted on 21/6/13 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
I can get the clutch cover off my mnr without removing the cradle

Also if you jack the car up to the third hole of a plain axel stand you wont need to drain the oil.

Something to consider I have fitted two clutch diaphragm springs, this has improved clutch feel (made it heavier) and should improve clamping force.

[Edited on 21/6/13 by gaz_gaz]

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johnny chimpo

posted on 21/6/13 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
I've got a 5pw r1 engine in my MNR and after its winter layup there was a lot of smoke/fumes coming from the breather the first few times it was started up. I done a bit of googling and this seems to be normal if its been sitting for a while, so could be the same reasons for yourself.

It might be worth investing in a catch tank if you've not got one that way you can monitor how heavily it is breathing.

Well done on getting your car sorted so quick. I'm pretty sure if my engine pops the car will be off the road till the following year at the earliest.

[Edited on 21/6/13 by johnny chimpo]

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Digimon

posted on 21/6/13 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the tip Gaz ill definitely do that when I swap the clutch out
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Digimon

posted on 21/6/13 at 07:03 PM Reply With Quote
Hopefully mine will be the same as your car johnny and it will clear up in time
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Agriv8

posted on 21/6/13 at 07:12 PM Reply With Quote
Another thing to check with clutch is that the cable outter is seated correctly still one of my fave MNR's

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Digimon

posted on 23/6/13 at 02:41 PM Reply With Quote
Got the clutch sorted today, swapped them over and fitted two diaphragm springs.

wow what a difference, thanks for the tip Gaz

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gaz_gaz

posted on 23/6/13 at 08:30 PM Reply With Quote
Glad to help.

Just noticed your comment on the breather, I get a bit of vapour from mine, used to have the same filter as you but I've just fitted a cheapy oil catch tank (£20 from ebay)
The new engine you've bought wasn't the freshly rebuild item that was for sale was it?

[Edited on 23/6/13 by gaz_gaz]

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Digimon

posted on 24/6/13 at 08:00 AM Reply With Quote
No I got the engine from eBay, it had 29k on the clock

[Edited on 24/6/13 by Digimon]

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Digimon

posted on 26/6/13 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
Installed an oil catch tank tonight thanks to hopsky1 for the tank














I'm really happy with how itís turned, the return to the carbís has a taper so it's done up nice and tight but Iíve put the split pin through it just in case it decided to fallout at some point

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hopsky1

posted on 26/6/13 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
looking good si.ive got fuel pump probs with minegot a new one orderd hopfully be here friday nothing like last minute .com lol
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Digimon

posted on 27/6/13 at 07:05 AM Reply With Quote
Thats not good mate, hopefully you get it all sorted in time
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 27/6/13 at 11:23 AM Reply With Quote
Time to get out and play!

Would come visit but my head gasket went yesterday returning from work so I've got to change cylinder heads too





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Digimon

posted on 28/6/13 at 05:49 PM Reply With Quote
That's crap mate, hope you get it sorted soon
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Digimon

posted on 2/7/13 at 07:43 PM Reply With Quote
My first track day was a success the car didn't blow up and I managed to keep it out of the gravel traps





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perksy

posted on 2/7/13 at 09:38 PM Reply With Quote
Pleased you had a good day and everything went ok


Any chance we could have a few more photos of your Dads Mk1 please as it looks very nice indeed

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Digimon

posted on 3/7/13 at 07:11 PM Reply With Quote
Here's a few more photos of the Mk1 and spec

ST170 engine
Ported Head, Matched Intel Manifold
VVT Delete CatCams + Cat Pulleys
Jenvey Throttle Bodys
Omex 600 management
ARP Conrod bolts
ARP Flywheel bolts
TTV Racing flywheel
Race Line bits and bobs
4 speed Tran-x straight cut gearbox
Tran-x LSD
Quick Rack
GRP4 front struts
GRP4 Alloy Hubs with larger wheel bearing
Rally Design tension kit
Gaz Gold Rear Shocks
Decambered leaf springs
AP Racing 4 pot Calipers
Sierra Cosworth Rear Calipers





















[Edited on 3/7/13 by Digimon]

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perksy

posted on 3/7/13 at 07:32 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for that

Always good to see a nice Mk1 and that looks lovely

Nice to see it being used in anger aswell instead of being wrapped up in the garage

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 3/7/13 at 08:36 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Digimon
That's crap mate, hope you get it sorted soon


Should be back together Saturday morning





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Digimon

posted on 11/9/13 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
I had a interesting day at Lydden Hill on Saturday, one my bonnet clips came undone on the 2nd lap pulled of and a nice marshal put it back down for me. Went back out and did 10 or so laps later and this happened down the start / finish strait





Strangely tho because I wasn't the only MNR Vortx and the other one had the same problem but lucky he's bonnet didn't come off.

Lots of gaff tape later......





Lucky the bonnet didn't hit any other car's but it did rip the air filter off and smashed wing mirror

I have emailed MNR about a replacement bonnet so hopefully its not to expensive

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johnny chimpo

posted on 11/9/13 at 09:40 AM Reply With Quote
Unlucky, bit of a weird one that both MNRs had similar problems.

I think last time i enquired about a new bonnet, it was about £135 ish.

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 11/9/13 at 10:25 AM Reply With Quote
Nearly lost my bonnet on the motorway when I forgot to clip it down properly.

Luckily it caught of the exhaust manifold, I slowed down and it popped back down again.

Hopefully the weather will improve a little and we can go for a blast together.





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Digimon

posted on 11/9/13 at 03:29 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by johnny chimpo
Unlucky, bit of a weird one that both MNRs had similar problems.

I think last time i enquired about a new bonnet, it was about £135 ish.


That's not to bad, hopefully it will be about the same price


quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Nearly lost my bonnet on the motorway when I forgot to clip it down properly.

Luckily it caught of the exhaust manifold, I slowed down and it popped back down again.

Hopefully the weather will improve a little and we can go for a blast together.


Yeah that sounds good, hopefully the car will be sorted soon

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Dan.

posted on 24/12/13 at 12:27 AM Reply With Quote
Hi Si,

Long time no see, I'll have to come have a look at the car when I'm down, looks a great bit of kit Must get mine finished!

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Digimon

posted on 2/1/14 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dan.
Hi Si,

Long time no see, I'll have to come have a look at the car when I'm down, looks a great bit of kit Must get mine finished!


Hey Dan,

Yeah it has been to long, let us know when your coming down and were have to go out for a drive. Or tho you might what BEC after lol

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