An easy and straight forward job so we thought.. Not!! You would’ve thought buying an engine which was build with this quality of parts would be set correct and not many adjusting was needed.. Wrong !! This shows that what Leslie keeps mentioning is true ” Never trust a engine that isn’t build by yourself”. That’s why we completely stripped the engine and found a bent pushrod and a few other bits that we replaced.. the heads were send of the get them machined properly and when build back together we swapped the W120 for a W110 cam.
At Duxe they do much more than just dynotests, infact they prepare all the engines for the Saker once it’s left the factory and before they go on the circuit.. They’re involved in all sorts of racing cars and a few of them were actually sitting in his workshop.. It was nice to see these special racing cars and to look under “the body” to see how they’re build!!
This Ford focus was equipped with NOS and got me exited.. thinking about a NOS setup in my bus now … Not!! 🙂
This is the Saker, a very powerful car that has approx 270HP (if i’m correct) and weighs ±760kg.. not 1 but 4 of these cars where awaiting engine mods.
So after nosing around it was time to install the engine on the dyno-machine and get cracking!
However it took quite a lot of fettling/adjusting, but eventually it went better and better until everything was set perfect!
5.4 empi H-beams with ARP2000 bolts
Magnum straight cut gears
Engle w110 cam
Push rod tubes with springs
94mm mahle B&P
Heads 40-35,5 valves, channels flowed, double valve springs
Scat 1,25/1 rockers
Alu case, machined & Full flow
Weber italy 44mm
Jake Raby DTM cooling