So today saw another few little bits towards the build.
I managed to grab some time today to get my big end bearings fitted up in my rods and measured the big end bearings with the liners installed. From here i can measure my crank and work out the running clearances. Unfortunately we're still waiting on my crank from Mark @ Lateral Performance. Once i have the crank, things can really start to move forward.
Another thing ive been hunting high and low for recently is a genuine JDM long runner Spec C intake manifold. These are like rocking horse ****e, and if you are lucky enough to find one, generally people are not willing to sell them.
Here you can see the long runners on the Spec C intake that are much smoother and cleaner than one with TGVs. There are one or two marks on it so im going to either paint it or have it powdercoated, but overall im really chuffed at finding one of these.
So all in, and apart from me being absolutely skinted by the whole project...
its coming together nicely.