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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby johny transit » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:05 pm

I'm pretty sure I used a 555 some years ago to operate a vcr (bringing the record pins out on wires as you have with the satnav)...though it might have been slightly different as it was triggering off a motion sensor. There are loads off 555 circuit variations , I reckon you could mod that to do what you want.
Look forward to seeing the finished result as it looks like I will be doing the same once the weather is a little better. I'm sure plenty of people could use your switch on circuit when you have perfected it!
Look forward to seeing the finished result!
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:18 am

too many things on the go at once.....snatched a little time tonight to clean the plenum....

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looked ok but the paint just fell off!

its really grubby inside....

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butterflies caked too...

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any idea whats best to clean it out :?: caustic soda / oven cleaner is no good on aluminium...

also painted my engine mounts....

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and the lump is on the stand cleaned ready for painting. block is going to be red, rocker covers aluminium silver, might do the plenum white but not sure, might keep it silver... :?

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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:58 am

we use truckwash inside a manky inlet manifold at work then blast it with the pressure washer :D
or if its gungy sticky stuff soak it overnite in coca cola :)
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby G40GES » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:38 am

CRACKING READ GAV! hope youve enjoyed getting ya head around the electricals, ive helped do similar in the past and i always end-up imparting the age old phrase 'GOTTA HAMMER' :lol:
we used to clean aly bits with road cleaner (acidy sort of stuff i believe) in a hot jet wash, worked a treat even on the inside of old Landy intercoolers (think that the heat did most of the work!)

Lovely thread and some blinding workmanship all the best and hope you get it to North Weald!

PS does someone have a 2-stroke habbit :?: :lol: 8) nice fighter in the shed :mrgreen:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:20 pm

you mean this?

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my CR500 powered TZR125? :mrgreen:

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its not a fighter :wink:

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yeah, im a 2 stroke junkie and i'm late for my fix. and i like silly engine transplants :mrgreen:


cheers for the replies, have been reading about this viro-sol citrus stuff, might give it a go...

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showth ... t=17873794
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby G40GES » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:03 pm

dont think so :? it came in a big steel drum 25 gal or so i think, buddys still there so i'll check the speck :wink:

You must have loads of fun upsetting boys :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:48 pm

finished the plenum this afternoon...got some viro-sol off ebay, worked a treat on the carbon and grease 8)

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its a bit white :lol: had to turn the EV down on the camera to get the definition :roll:

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only taken me a month :roll: :roll: block is going to be red and the rocker covers aluminium silver
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby transitandy » Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:42 pm

very nice work m8 :)
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby redcube » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:49 am

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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:04 pm

the missus went out, so i had sunday roast. :mrgreen:

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looks nice with the black cosworth badges, still got to paint them and polish the letters up


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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Luke » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:54 pm

haha love it :lol: just make sure your missis never reads this thread :lol:
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:32 pm

i didnt realize before i stripped the paint but the fluted sides of the plenum arent part of the main casting, they're seperate castings machined and bonded onto the main body with chemical metal, wonder why they didnt weld them :?
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:05 pm

got the rocker covers off to paint them.

the right hand bank is really gunked up and looks a bit dry, but the left hand bank just has a bit of laquer and a sheen of oil. have i got a problem here :?: should i spin it over on the stand, drop the sump, clean it all up- maybe fit a new oil pump? or just chip the solid stuff out of the head and run some engine flush through it?

im looking at about £350 for the gaskets and pump or £20 for a can of wynns..that money would go a long way to paying for my manifolds, so im tempted to leave it, but dont want the motor to go pop.....decisions... :? :? :?

cams look good for the 100k its done, and the sump dosent leak and its never shown an oil warning light when it was in the granny....


right hand, looks better in the pics than it is:

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left hand:

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any advice apperciated...ta.
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:16 pm

been painting the block with engine enamel....god i hate the stuff, looks nice but very runny and takes a million coats to achieve the finish.

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got a little bit to clean up where the masking tape didnt hold but pretty happy with it.

got theses to do now...

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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:13 pm

yeah im not a lover of engine paint either :? i used blue on my pinto engine,an have had to go over some of it twice,lookin good though.
what colour you doin rocker covers :?:
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