TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
11/29/21 6:51 p.m.

Super cool!  Nice work!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/29/21 8:43 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott :

Thanks!

 

I actually uncovered the  eon for the first time in months today and stared at it. 

I think im getting excited about getting it going again. It won't be until after Christmas due to cam delays, but that's ok. Doesn't have to be done to get me to work. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/1/21 6:56 a.m.

a few months ago bgkast sent me his blueprints for his windage tray and pan baffles. Finally printed them out in scale and scrounged up a scrap of aluminum. Used some 3m super77 to glue the templates to the aluminum. Time to get to making it. I refuse to kill another engine in this car. To my knowledge, its about to recieve engine four since i bought it the first time. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/9/21 1:33 p.m.

Roy got my head almost done. 

Roy refuses payment, just wants to drive it back to back with his son's stock srt4 to see if he can understand why we like them!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/10/21 2:25 p.m.

this "free" windage tray fabrication is a lot like work. 

My dremel is officially dead, and im out of cutting wheels for it. 

 

However, close to deburring and test fitting the windage tray portion! Once i know that works, ill get the pan baffles attached, then the trap doors. 

Hopefully get the "new" block painted sunday. Its almost clean enough  

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
12/10/21 3:03 p.m.

Nice progress.

If you ever want to send me a sheet metal file like that, I can cut it out on the cnc plasma cutter.  Totally no big deal - just has to be less than 20" x 20".

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/10/21 3:16 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott :

Ill have to remember that! 

I couldn't figure out how to use my handheld plasma without torching my template.....

TVR Scott
TVR Scott SuperDork
12/10/21 3:19 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Yeah, it'll catch a template on fire in no time.

You can trace the pattern onto the metal with sharpie.  That'll sort of give you a line to follow.  Putting the lines in with a scribe would work very well, though a bit time consuming.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/10/21 3:21 p.m.

In reply to TVR Scott :

With as much as I use sharpie,  that never occurred to me. Scribe did, but i couldn't see it well enough to follow on my test piece. 

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/10/21 6:54 p.m.

MDb13, so this bullet #4 .....hey I guess I don't feel all that bad...... I'm on differential #4 in the "V".  This motor is known for this 'weak point' and the tray is your savior ?

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/10/21 10:31 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

There's a bit of oil issues in these engines that i didn't really understand before now.

First is that theres no baffles in the pan. At all. So they tend to starve for oil in right hand sweepers. The windage ttay/baffle setup is my solution there 

Second is that the oil pump will suck the pan dry at high rpm, dumping it all in the head as high pressure and starving the bottom end.  An oil restrictor in one of the cam towers solves this. 

Third is that the oil doesn't drain back to the pan quickly enough. Many guys add external oil drains and such. I did tbe return port porting. 

Also, these engines just seem to be fragile, and previous owners beat them like they owed them money.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
12/10/21 10:34 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Also, these engines just seem to be fragile, and previous owners beat them like they owed them money.

So what you're saying is that they're Mopars?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/10/21 10:44 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

They're worse. 

They're CHEAP mopars. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/11/21 6:05 p.m.

759: where'd your comment go?

 

Also, it was really warm hwre today. The engine dried quickly, so i painted it. 

Only had flat black, but i think its fine with as hidden as it is, and it may actually be easier to see leaks because they will be shiny. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/15/21 7:46 a.m.

windage tray and baffles are ready for a test fit. 

Also, hand formed louvers with a ball peen and masonry chisel takes forever. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
12/15/21 10:05 a.m.

Looks like the pattern to me!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/30/21 8:06 a.m.

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/30/21 10:27 a.m.

Are you hand dressing the 'cut' edges with a finish file? Who is the author of this design?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/30/21 10:47 a.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Yes sir. Actually using a very small file with a very fine cut. There's a lot of edges to dress and everytime I think I'm done I find a few more.

Our very own bgkast designed this for the midlana and sent me the blueprints.  I owe him one! 

Hinges were salvaged from a broken jewelry box. 

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/30/21 11:07 a.m.

What are you listening to while performing this exercise?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/30/21 11:17 a.m.
759NRNG said:

What are you listening to while performing this exercise?

A little light metal!

 

 

(Ill show myself out now)

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/30/21 11:23 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:
759NRNG said:

What are you listening to while performing this exercise?

A little light metal!

 

 

(Ill show myself out now)

yeah right with the knob at 11.....me thinks

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
12/30/21 11:38 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Hinges were salvaged from a broken jewelry box. 

I'd Loctite the E36 M3 out of that hardware. I'd hate to see it come undone and clog the pickup. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/30/21 11:40 a.m.

I remember in the ad when I was a kid that said that the first sign of maturity is realizing the volume knob also turns to the left. I ain't mature yet.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/30/21 11:41 a.m.
JeremyJ said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Hinges were salvaged from a broken jewelry box. 

I'd Loctite the E36 M3 out of that hardware. I'd hate to see it come undone and clog the pickup. 

I put it all together with pop rivets for just that reason

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