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    Default 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    Hi guys,

    I'm Joe from Malta, I will post in this thread the build-up progress of my 7MGTE.

    I am open for suggestions or tips.

    Basically the story goes....My current engine gave up on me very recently, ruining all six pistons and two pairs of rod bearings. This particular engine was put together in a moment when I wasn't really sure if I was going to keep doing this project or switch to an RB26 Skyline. So we put it together and hoped for the better :-) Luckily it lasted two and a half years.

    Now I will do my best to put together a good street and strip engine which can handle high speed tests as well.

    Will start posting photos very soon.

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    Default Re: 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    Welcome to SM Joe!

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    Default Re: 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    Quote Originally Posted by IJ. View Post
    Welcome to SM Joe!
    THanks IJ!

    Finally I made it here and I have some photos to start the thread.

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    Default Re: 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    What ya waiting for post em up

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    Default Re: 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    This is the car:

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    and this was the engine:

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    And this is what all looks like today:

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    Default Re: 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    I'd the Hood if it didn't have the 2 lumps

    What's the chrome hardpipe going to the back of the timing cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IJ. View Post
    I'd the Hood if it didn't have the 2 lumps

    What's the chrome hardpipe going to the back of the timing cover?
    Couldn't do without the left side lump due to the intake. And when I first had the hood done with one lump I didn't really like it so i went for another lump on the right hand side.

    That chrome pipe is part of the exhaust header, unfortunately this design is not something really spectacular, but it was the only thing I could put my hands on like four or five years ago. It is a custom item made in the UK, which was the only one I clould find which came with a guarantee that it would not crack.

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    Got a pic of the header off the car Joe?
    (having the Turbo discharge pipe between the runners confused me)

    Engine looks really sad

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    Default Re: 7MGTE from Malta - build up thread

    Something was going wrong with the head gasket too:

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    The chambers are a bit messed up too :

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    The studded block:

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    Is this gasket re-usable????

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    I wouldn't chance that Gasket.

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