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Looking awesome man!
Phew the engine bar just missed the oil pipe !
Bet you’re sooo looking forward to sparking it up, I am actually too 😄
Wishing you all the best!
 

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Looking awesome man!
Phew the engine bar just missed the oil pipe !
Bet you’re sooo looking forward to sparking it up, I am actually too 😄
Wishing you all the best!


Plenty of room 😬

I can’t wait either, should be a 200hp engine without the nitrous 💪🏻
 

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Busy day today



Lifting a 2276 built in an Autolinea case from the repurposed witkap beer crate engine stand to my trolley Jack was nearly poo inducing 😂






Put 30 litres of v-power in (that hurt) 😂 tested the fuel system as it had been dormant for 7 months. Then made & fitted the last 2 oil lines, filled the oil filter up, removed the rockers & push rods then spun it over for oil pressure 😎 light when out very quickly which is always nice. Will re fit valve train & lash the valves tomorrow, fit new breather pipes, plugs and wire it up then it’s cam burn time 😬💪🏻
 

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Busy day today



Lifting a 2276 built in an Autolinea case from the repurposed witkap beer crate engine stand to my trolley Jack was nearly poo inducing 😂






Put 30 litres of v-power in (that hurt) 😂 tested the fuel system as it had been dormant for 7 months. Then made & fitted the last 2 oil lines, filled the oil filter up, removed the rockers & push rods then spun it over for oil pressure 😎 light when out very quickly which is always nice. Will re fit valve train & lash the valves tomorrow, fit new breather pipes, plugs and wire it up then it’s cam burn time 😬💪🏻

That looks stonking!
 

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All back together and ready to go but will wait till Monday as I need a new throttle cable 🙄




Glad I’m not a super cool kid with mega slammed bus as the new berg sump is bigger than I thought 😂



Still enough clearance for it not to be an issue though 👌🏻
 

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All back together and ready to go but will wait till Monday as I need a new throttle cable 🙄




Glad I’m not a super cool kid with mega slammed bus as the new berg sump is bigger than I thought 😂



Still enough clearance for it not to be an issue though 👌🏻

That deep sump looks well solid - Take it you have no bother with jacking the engine up from it?
Think mine might be an empi thin one, with a canny gap between it and the bottom of the case;
Always been in 2 minds if it is strong enough to support the weight of the engine without damaging the casing or the tiny threads that it's used to attach it.
 

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That deep sump looks well solid - Take it you have no bother with jacking the engine up from it?
Think mine might be an empi thin one, with a canny gap between it and the bottom of the case;
Always been in 2 minds if it is strong enough to support the weight of the engine without damaging the casing or the tiny threads that it's used to attach it.
Yeah it’s a stout lump, as with all Gene Berg products it’s over engineered which isn’t a bad thing. Nope jacking an engine up on a deep sump is never a problem. Be careful not to take any of the buses weight on it though as you’ll run the risk of damaging it.
 

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was battling the Ida’s a little today, connected the fuel system up to them and when I turn the pump on to fill the float chambers up they both pissed fuel out of the pump jets and the boosters 😒🙄 So carbs off and stripped down. Found 1 needle valve had stuck open and the other needed the float height adjusted. So a few hours fucking about with the carbs it’s all good to go when the throttle cable arrives
 

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All back together and ready to go but will wait till Monday as I need a new throttle cable 🙄




Glad I’m not a super cool kid with mega slammed bus as the new berg sump is bigger than I thought 😂



Still enough clearance for it not to be an issue though 👌🏻
Great looking, awesome work.
 

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Big man came over today, couple little niggles we had to sort but it runs a dream.

Niggle 1: Don’t ever use the oil pressure relief springs which come with an CB super race case, they are too strong and we had 85psi of oil pressure at idle 🫣 Found some OG German springs in my stash, problem solved. 25psi @ 1000rpm at 180f oil temp and goes up to a max of 55psi as the rpm goes up

Niggle 2: An o-ring on the blanking plug of a spare port on my filter mount had dried out and split so was leaking under pressure.



AFR is pretty much spot on too 👌🏻
 

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Spent today tinkering: fan belt adjusted, oil leak sorted, oil & filter changed and valve lash check. Valves needed zero adjustment which is a good thing after the cam burn 👌🏻 Flushed the cooler and the lines, and filled with fresh Lucas 20w50. After doing all that I spent the afternoon playing about with the carbs and jetting. Sounding fierce now 😈 but due to the beastly nature of IDA’s it still needs a little bit more delicate tuning to get the drivability spot on.

 

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Spent today tinkering: fan belt adjusted, oil leak sorted, oil & filter changed and valve lash check. Valves needed zero adjustment which is a good thing after the cam burn 👌🏻 Flushed the cooler and the lines, and filled with fresh Lucas 20w50. After doing all that I spent the afternoon playing about with the carbs and jetting. Sounding fierce now 😈 but due to the beastly nature of IDA’s it still needs a little bit more delicate tuning to get the drivability spot on.


Looks and sounds amazing! That throttle response!
 

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