Todays excitement has been the delivery of lots of shiny parts that have got me more excited that a small child at Christmas.
First came the custom large port Clockwise throttle bodies:
Its not the easiest to make out from the picture but they're much bigger than the usual version that i've been fitting to customer cars with great success:
They're absolute works of art, made entirely from billet - the ram pipes, backplate, everything. The details are stunning...
The matching carbon airbox is rather pretty too..
Next came a few more engine bits including these beautiful pistons, which are 2 ring and extremely light and will get me up somewhere near 13:1 compression.
Rods too...these are super light and very trick. They have a smaller big and little end than standard rods as well as being longer than standard which is facilitated by the height of the pin in the piston.
But the thing thats got me most excited is the clutch and flywheel combo.
It might look like a normal flywheel and clutch but its not.....here's a couple of standard sized ones for comparison.
As you can see, two of them now look massive and one looks tiny! The two larger flywheels are both clockwise motion ultralite items, 2.9kilos each, and imbue the engine with throttle response to die for......mine is 1.2kilos
The biggest difference comes about from the clutch though. On the left is a standard clutch cover. In the middle is a twin plate 7.25" race clutch, which transforms the response of the engine because of the mass being moved inwards by quite a distance over the standard clutch which is almost 9" in diameter.
Mine is a 5.5" twin plate clutch and I haven't got the words to describe what a difference that makes. Its the setup thats in use in many single seater race cars, but as far as I know no one has put one in a car yet
As you can see, its tiny compared to even the 7.25" setup.
So i'm wetting myself at the thought of getting this thing built as you can imagine!