Engine 1st Gen Not too little and not too big

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  1. Whine not Walnuts

    Whine not Walnuts Active Member

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    Being retired I have lots of time on my hands so usually hit up the FB and Craigslist autoparts sections on a regular basis. I came across a Lysholm 1200AX that appeared to be too good to be true but I bought it with Paypal so that if I was scammed I could get my money back.

    It appears the unit was never used as the magic marker date is still on the rotors that matches the dremeled serial number/date on the case. Guy told me he won it in a raffle at a local speed shop that went out of business. I think I can get it mounted to my Thumper Performance TP-1.8 engine that has forged internals. The boost should be up over 20 PSI even with the larger engine displacement but I have a tuner that uses MPPS on the Facelift Siemens and can reset the TMAP scales accordingly.

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    Whine not Walnuts Active Member

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    I am using Smoothflow.com pulleys on my M62 and I reached out to Nate the Owner to see if he could fabricate a 2.625 pulley for me. I can send him my Lysholm pulley and then he can use a Cobalt/Mini pulley blank, milling the special receiver I need and also match the bolt/screw spacing. He confirmed he could and I told him I would send him something off in a couple of weeks. From some initial mock ups I know that a spacer is going to be required of about 3/4" as the Lysholm/Whipple snout will not clear the timing chain cover. I am in the middle of a clutch upgrade this week and should start bracket fabrication next week. Going to use some 3x5x1/4 steel angle. SAM_2245.JPG
     
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    I cobbled up some hangers with pieces of wood to determine if I really could make this thing work. Once I had it close to where I needed it I then went out and bought an 1/8" angle and a 3/4" tube to make metal hangers. I have the pulley center lines very similar to what the M45 snout provides. The hangers align the 1200AX with the horizontal axis of the engine while also maintaining that the long axis of the 1200AX is parallel with the engine. SAM_2254.JPG
     
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    This will be interesting to watch.. love the home build stuff.
     

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