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    03-31-2020, 07:04 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Coronavirus in Off Topic
    Good idea, but I'm afraid Jack Daniels wont' do it. Too wimpy. You need at least 60% alcohol to kill the virus. Something like this 127 proof...
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    03-31-2020, 07:31 AM
    Mike, it should work now. If not, let me know and I can connect you two. -John
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    03-30-2020, 11:23 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    After my last post I looked at the specs for the two versions of Loctite. The 680 sounds like it's designed for exactly this purpose, so I ordered a...
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    03-30-2020, 08:17 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Thanks for the tips on the elbow fitting. I just spoke with Peter at Raceline and he said that he uses Loctite 270 when reinstalling. I have some...
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    03-29-2020, 10:20 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Thanks Papak. I plan to do some more digging into the right approach with the elbow. I don't see signs of an adhesive, but it doesn't make sense...
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    03-29-2020, 04:34 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Time for more pictures...and problems, albeit nothing significant. This morning I moved the bagged short block from the safety of the dogs' car into...
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    03-29-2020, 09:03 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    Greg, based on that BlatChat post, it sounds like like Caterham previously used slotted trans mount. Would that solution give you enough room, or...
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    03-23-2020, 04:00 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Given I live in one of the Covid-19 hot zones, I'm anticipating a shelter-in-place mandate is imminent which will likely close the machine shop. ...
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    03-22-2020, 03:11 PM
    Thanks Mike. My surprise wasn't that the Atom was faster -- honestly, I couldn't care less about that sort of thing, as it's the driving experience...
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    03-22-2020, 11:21 AM
    I watched a rerun of Fifth Gear that pitted the Zenos, Radical, Atom, and 620R against each other in a series of knock out tests. The tests and...
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    03-22-2020, 10:41 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    The machine shop called Friday to say the short block work is finally done and ready for pickup. It came in about 15% over budget which is a...
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    03-20-2020, 12:59 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Coronavirus in Off Topic
    I tried something different yesterday given that everyone is working remotely. My team and I did a virtual happy hour. We set up an online meeting,...
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    03-16-2020, 07:45 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Coronavirus in Off Topic
    Looking forward to reading Croc's color commentary on this late breaking story: (CNN)An Australian newspaper has printed an extra eight pages to...
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    03-15-2020, 10:07 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Coronavirus in Off Topic
    I am selling all my stock and liquidating my 401k in the morning so I can go all in on toilet paper Futures. I'm going to be rich, I tell you. ...
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    03-13-2020, 08:54 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread Duratec Starter in General Tech
    My starter is out of the car, however, the label with the part number is worn and difficult to read. Combining the upper and lower numbers on the...
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    03-05-2020, 06:23 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    I spoke to the machine shop today. The second set of rod bearings arrived safely, but they had to mix the sets to achieve optimal clearance for each...
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    John,

    I checked a few things tonight.
    TPS: I'd been calibrating it using the cam lever on the linkage. However when I tested it, it was only to 85%. I recalibrated to get a full 0-100% movement.
    Injector scaling. My initial setting was 200cc/min which equates to 169bhp (per Emerald). However, I'm running 320cc min injectors provided with the kit. So, should I tweak the injector scaling to reflect the 320cc capacity? Also, should I change it to 2.75 bar fuel pressure (40 lbs) which is what I'm actually running or is the 3.0 bar default sufficient?

    Thanks again

    Jason
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