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#1076 carfreak85

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:46 PM

Suggestion: The angle that the rear exhaust port meets the front is hideous. Modify to meet at a more flow friendly angle?

#1077 Kostamojen

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:48 PM

The headers are just the original ones I cut in half (because for some reason the 1100 heads are narrower than the 1300's) so I could put something on the car in case I want to start it before I have an exhaust built.

Basically they are temporary so don't worry bout it :grin:

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 02:22 AM

...Let me know what you think!

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I Think it's Awesome!!!

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

That's some good car porn right there.:slobber:

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 11:33 AM

Very, very good stuff!':slobber:

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:16 PM

That's some good car porn right there.:slobber:


The best :slobber:

#1082 Kostamojen

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

Question:

Is it a problem that the tip of the transmission main shaft doesn't go into the crankshaft?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

it doesn't the ea81.... it just fits into the pilot bearing in the flywheel... it should at least fit in somehow to keep the clutch plate centerd on the flywheel... nobody likes a wobbly clutch disk :)

(I can't see pics at work, so not sure if I'm helping...)

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:33 PM

it doesn't the ea81.... it just fits into the pilot bearing in the flywheel... it should at least fit in somehow to keep the clutch plate centerd on the flywheel... nobody likes a wobbly clutch disk :)

(I can't see pics at work, so not sure if I'm helping...)

I'm not sure what you are saying. Are you saying the EA81 doesn't fit in as an example, or that it should fit in because it keeps the clutch disc from wobbling?

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:16 PM

Yes it is a problem. You'll need to figure out how to shave off some of the bellhousing on the transmission but after you do it, you shouldn't have to ever mess with it again.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:25 PM

right. now I see the pic. it looks like it just about touches the pilot bearing, but it needs to insert into that bearing. the further the better. that's what'll keep the main shaft from wobbling when the clutch engages/disengages, etc...

Definitely needs a shave like Caboob says... might be able to take off both sides? but you'll need to be wary of the starter fitment too, and may need to space it out so it engages the flywheel properly....

what I meant about it doesn't on the ea81, I meant that it inserts into the pilot bearing, not the crank... looks like your setup is the same...

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:35 PM

Is the flywheel bolted to the crank in that picture?
Isn't the pilot bearing in the flywheel and that's what the main shaft goes into?
I know it does on the ej,s. Memory is a little fuzzy on the ea,s right now.

#1088 Kostamojen

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:54 AM

You can somewhat see the pilot bearing in this photo:

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Here was the bellhousing issue I mentioned before:

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And the flywheel issues:

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Basically, if this is as serious of an issue as you guys say...

I'm done.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:17 AM

not quite yet...

in your photo above, you don't have the flywheel mounted.

you need to mount the flywheel, with the pilot bearing mounted in it, flush with the inside surface of the flywheel...

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:05 PM

Wait, you mean something like this???

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Did other model years have that kind of pilot bearing???

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:12 PM

Just saw this thread: http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=69663

Will an EA71 pilot bearing fit this 1400 flywheel???

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:19 PM

Wait a second, I don't think the pilot bearing will work... Look how the flywheel mounting location is "recessed" compared to the end of the crank.

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Just took these photos testing out the other bellhousing...

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If that pilot bearing idea doesn't work, I have to have a different flywheel (EA62) and modify the bellhousing to match...

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:50 PM

you need to mount the flywheel, with the pilot bearing mounted in it, flush with the inside surface of the flywheel...

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Thats the flywheel installed. The crank goes about 1/2 way into the flywheel.

Do you think I could still put a pilot bearing on there?

The clutch disc isn't even close to it, so there is like a half inch of room or more between the disc and the flywheel bolts.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:08 PM

Right now I'm looking into just getting some sort of flywheel based pilot bearing, size 33mm OD, 12mm ID. If anyone can find one, let me know...

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

Son of a ***************!

Just went looking through one of my part manuals on a whim...

806212030 Ball Bearing 12x32.5x10 :banana:

And amazingly, I had a left over EA71 flywheel with that exact bearing on it... Fits perfect!!! It is indeed .5mm larger!

Now I just need to find a new one...

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:07 PM

Good greif. This reminds me of when I put the 1600 into my 74, with the 1400 tranny. So many little differences that were unexpected.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:44 PM

Ya, its been pretty depressing :-\

If I would have sent RenaissanceMan the 1100 bellhousing instead of the 1400 bellhousing when I had him modify it, and if I would have gotten the 1300 flywheel off the wrecked FF-1 that I forget who got a bunch of parts for me from, then I would have been OK through all of this...

No luck so far on finding a "new" EA71 fat-case pilot bearing though, they appear to be discontinued via Napa and the aftermarket stuff. Going to have to try the dealer tomorrow...

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:12 AM

there are places that claim to make custom bearings.... wonder how much $$$ that would be!

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:17 AM

or... you could get the flywheel center milled out to fit the next size up 12x35x10 bearing....

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:28 PM

Or... I could buy one from the dealership. Just called them, they are still available! WOOT! Should be here saturday :banana:




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