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It’s been a busy life as a new dad, I haven’t touched the car in a couple weeks other than a short drive. Between work 6 days a week and trying to give my wife some reprieve while I’m home there hasn’t been much time for updates. I hope you and your family are doing well !
Good to read you found a rhythm for all day live. After the first six months the black render of the eyes decreases back to normal because you find more time to recover yourself 😉. Enjoy that time.

I will have progress soon !
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I hope you can source a K24 block to make your Frankenstein route complete. Do you keep it on bolts on level or are you planing to forge and increase CR? I would be happy to get some information's and discussions on that if you like. *
 

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I hope you can source a K24 block to make your Frankenstein route complete. Do you keep it on bolts on level or are you planing to forge and increase CR? I would be happy to get some information's and discussions on that if you like. Edit by Moderator
I actually have a bare k24 block on the stand currently, waiting for some funds to free up so I can source a crank and then I will likely use oem tsx rods with higher CR pistons.
 

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@KBuilt, did you find time to work on the your 4wheeled lady? How is it going?
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hey markus hope all is well! I actually found an hour to get in the garage and do an oil change/ clean up the underside of the car a bit and checked all my bolts to make sure none backed off. No big news, still waiting to make a trip for alignment and then hopefully we will get to the 1/4 mile this summer 👍
 

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hey markus hope all is well! I actually found an hour to get in the garage and do an oil change/ clean up the underside of the car a bit and checked all my bolts to make sure none backed off. No big news, still waiting to make a trip for alignment and then hopefully we will get to the 1/4 mile this summer 👍
Hello KBuilt, thanks for asking. We are fine. Stuttgart is still one of the 10 towns with the highest number of SARS-COV-2 infections per 100,000 citizens. We still have a look down, we still do home schooling, we still wear masks all day long when going to the grocery or working in the office/surgery, we still have no shops or anything with people open and since April 2021 again an exit lock. This mode we run since November 2020. Some areas of Germany will now open and end lockdown, Stuttgart actually not (infection rate = 165 per 100,000, trend is decreasing).

Anyway, I've made some progress, new job (hydrogen fuel cell development), first flow bench measurement with our own developed flow bench, engine dyno bench is almost ready to put the DAMPFHAMMER on it, developed the 1200 hp valve seat cutters, which does awesome seats. Things are progressing in a good way. How is your family doing?
 

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hey markus hope all is well! I actually found an hour to get in the garage and do an oil change/ clean up the underside of the car a bit and checked all my bolts to make sure none backed off. No big news, still waiting to make a trip for alignment and then hopefully we will get to the 1/4 mile this summer
What Intake manifold and throttle body is that?


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I like how much space it gives him with that intake, my skunk2 is massive lol And it really looks good in his bay.
 

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I like how much space it gives him with that intake, my skunk2 is massive lol And it really looks good in his bay.
Yeah, some of the S2, e.g. the Ultra series, IM having a huge plenum and need some more space then the OEM stuff like the RBC. For a raced turbo engine a bigger plenum has some advantages, especially with an center feed inlet. The power difference can be up to 40 hp or even more, depending on boost level and exhaust manifold design. I've developed a NA IM, among other stuff, the system makes already 180 [email protected] rpm, that's a level SC'd 2 Liter K-series reach at 7 psi at same engine speed. IM design has much to do with power of the engine. A turbo needs a complete other design as the main driver of VE is impulse of air not any longer sonic speed wave oscillation. The S2 adopts that better then the RBC, which has a 3rd harmonic pressure wave design.
 

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What Intake manifold and throttle body is that?


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Rbc manifold and a 70mm Ebay “ricks power “ b series throttle body. It actually works very well once the idle was set etc. I haven’t had tps issues with this setup and that’s mainly what I was hoping for. And yes lots of space 👍
 

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Hello KBuilt, thanks for asking. We are fine. Stuttgart is still one of the 10 towns with the highest number of SARS-COV-2 infections per 100,000 citizens. We still have a look down, we still do home schooling, we still wear masks all day long when going to the grocery or working in the office/surgery, we still have no shops or anything with people open and since April 2021 again an exit lock. This mode we run since November 2020. Some areas of Germany will now open and end lockdown, Stuttgart actually not (infection rate = 165 per 100,000, trend is decreasing).

Anyway, I've made some progress, new job (hydrogen fuel cell development), first flow bench measurement with our own developed flow bench, engine dyno bench is almost ready to put the DAMPFHAMMER on it, developed the 1200 hp valve seat cutters, which does awesome seats. Things are progressing in a good way. How is your family doing?
Wow still locked down ? I hope you’re able to still get out and about when needed. Things seem all too normal over here lol the hustle and bustle of daily life has 100% returned.
 

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Wow still locked down ? I hope you’re able to still get out and about when needed. Things seem all too normal over here lol the hustle and bustle of daily life has 100% returned.
Sounds good. The last 2 days the statistics show massive decreasing rate of infections, broken through 100 infections per 100,000 citizens. I hope school will open soon so that my daughter can go back to school.
 

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Sounds good. The last 2 days the statistics show massive decreasing rate of infections, broken through 100 infections per 100,000 citizens. I hope school will open soon so that my daughter can go back to school.
I hope so as well, kids need that interaction. We will see what the world looks like when my daughter is old enough for school 😅🙄
 

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Not much for an update but I did have a few spare minutes yesterday to start degreasing and preparing one of my spare valve covers to be painted. Still undecided on which color but leaning towards a traditional wrinkle red for the type r look. I have a 3rd VC that will probably get something crazy.
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Man at least you are doing something lol, I am dealing with doing custom down pipe, exhaust for my car, fuel is all done but just a crawling slow progress.


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Hey KBuilt that is looking really really tremendous. I just purchased a car and hope to do a build myself, I hope mine comes out looking that good!
 

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Man at least you are doing something lol, I am dealing with doing custom down pipe, exhaust for my car, fuel is all done but just a crawling slow progress.


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Fab work always takes time , you’ve been pretty damn patient this far lol
 
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