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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:23 pm 
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I need to get out more :geek: :lol:

Cossies (YB...) were based on the pinto block :geek:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:05 am 
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I need to get out more :geek: :lol:

Cossies (YB...) were based on the pinto block :geek:


That's right - Pinto with a Cosworth 16V head.

All those rally videos that have been posted recently, Emmett - if you can ignore the Saab, listen to the various Escorts. That very 'shouty' engine noise is the BDA motor. Quite distinctive.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:22 am 
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And don't forget the suction of two 48s with trumpets fitted, most of the noise actually comes from them.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:51 am 
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Same thing or different? This car is great! Revs to 11,200. Loads of power.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:10 am 
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That looks like a kent engine, a BDA is a twin cam 16 valve.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:16 am 
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That's a crossflow isn't it?

BDA is as per original pics from Birdie a few posts above...

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:29 am 
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Really I just wanted to post a picture of that car again.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:12 pm 
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At last some progress!!!
I have just removed all of the K-jet injection system and fitted the throttle bodies and manifold, it was all fairly simple, the only alteration was to the rear lifting eye, it just needed bending out of the way slightly.
Before i removed everything, i fitted the locked out distributor and set it at 10 degree's with the engine running, i used a strobe to check the timing.
I just need to finish the wiring, plumb in the fuel system and add a bit more pipe for the brake servo and fit the throttle linkage.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:57 pm 
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You just need to polish and laquer the head now so it looks right with the manifold and TB's. 8v heads are so much nicer than 16ver's

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:29 pm 
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It's looking fun. Have you decided what ECU you're going to use yet? Can't remember if you mentioned earlier in the thread?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:34 pm 
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SiT8FMIC wrote:
You just need to polish and laquer the head now so it looks right with the manifold and TB's. 8v heads are so much nicer than 16ver's


I have two rocker covers all polished up, a later one like in the pic above and an early one with the oil filler cap. As you can see the oil filler come dipstick may just be in the way, so i could cut it down and use it just as a dipstick and use the early cover to add oil, i haven't decided yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:38 pm 
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ejenner wrote:
It's looking fun. Have you decided what ECU you're going to use yet? Can't remember if you mentioned earlier in the thread?


Megasquirt, using the hall sensor in the disi as a trigger, i thought you would have picked up on that? I mentioned a locked disi in the post with the pictures :wink:
I will not be using a MAP sensor, but alpha-n, because of the wilder cam and boddies.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:59 am 
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I have two rocker covers all polished up, a later one like in the pic above and an early one with the oil filler cap. As you can see the oil filler come dipstick may just be in the way, so i could cut it down and use it just as a dipstick and use the early cover to add oil, i haven't decided yet.


Or go to the old-style dipstick-only tube used on the earlier gearbox cases. My 99's got the thin dipstick tube and it's really handy to have all that extra room down there.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:24 pm 
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ejenner wrote:
sonett wrote:
I have two rocker covers all polished up, a later one like in the pic above and an early one with the oil filler cap. As you can see the oil filler come dipstick may just be in the way, so i could cut it down and use it just as a dipstick and use the early cover to add oil, i haven't decided yet.


Or go to the old-style dipstick-only tube used on the earlier gearbox cases. My 99's got the thin dipstick tube and it's really handy to have all that extra room down there.


The threaded hole in the 5-speed is too large for the early dipstick, i could make an adapter, i'll see how things turn out. There is already lots of room under the bodies now that all of the K-jet has been removed.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:04 am 
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Ahh... mine has a wacking great chargecooler stuffed into that gap now!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:33 am 
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It has been some time since any updates, family and work have taken priority over most of the free time i had. After quite a bit of hassle with the megasquirt ECU and chasing gremlins, more on that later, i decided to repalce the MS with a DTA S40 and use a 36-1 wheel and a ford coil pack. With help from Dave Baker (Puma Race Engines) and Wayne Schofield (Chipwizards), i have quite easily exceeded my target of 145bhp of the 99 Turbo, it has turned into a very easy to drive car, the on-off switch at 2000rpm using K-Jet and clockwork ignition has disappeared, i can drive around town in heavy traffic with no problems, the cam choice has proved to be perfect for this sprightly road car.
I'll post some graphs and figures up later, when i was at the dastek rollers two blokes turned up with their Honda Type R, they showed some interest in this funny old Saab and asked what power it was putting out, after they looked at the graphs, they asked if it was a turbo, i think you can guess the rest of the conversation.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:40 am 
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Well done. Congradulations. I've very glad to hear you have achieved what you were aiming for. I'm just at the point where I've been out for a drive to the MOT station (failed though) and these modern engine management systems make these 99's run so nicely. It's an incredible difference the way these cars drive with a good ECU installed.

How did you setup your crank sensor? Anything interesting there, or just normal sort of arrangement with a bracket and a wheel on the crank pulley? I have a machined crank pulley and the trigger-wheel slots very neatly around the front of it so there is still room for everything to move properly.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:30 am 
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Custom alloy pulley with a machined recess at the rear to locate the toothed wheel perfectly, then three countersunk holes to keep it all together.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:39 am 
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This thread continues to keep me gripped. Really looking forward to the graphs and to see it in the flesh at one of the forthcoming track days?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:41 pm 
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loverly work

shows what a good engine it is ...

I have to agree withthe comment of old engines running better

My lotus engine makes 170 or thereabouts on twin 45's
stick some throttle bodies ...220

Annoys me everytime I see these "restoration" programs sticking a new crate engine with a antideluvian carb set up

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