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711M Block Mods.

PostPost by: velo » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:16 pm

I am currently preparing a cross-flow block for a twin cam engine. I
have decked it to suit standard Lotus pistons but remember reading
somewhere that the engine mount bosses on one side project 1/2"
further out than the 'L' blocks. Can anyone confirm which side
(inlet or exhaust) and whether the bolt holes then need to drilled
and tapped deeper?

Thanks
Mike
'72 Sprint
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:06 pm

Mike
On my 711 block i needed 1/2 inch spacers on the exhaust side,turned down from a piece of ali bar

John


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I am currently preparing a cross-flow block for a twin cam engine. I
have decked it to suit standard Lotus pistons but remember reading
somewhere that the engine mount bosses on one side project 1/2"
further out than the 'L' blocks. Can anyone confirm which side
(inlet or exhaust) and whether the bolt holes then need to drilled
and tapped deeper?

Thanks
Mike
'72 Sprint









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PostPost by: "Sean Murray" » Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:50 pm

Mike,

I built a 711 engine. The casting is different as you say, but you don't have to modify it. In any case, drilling and tapping the block would not do anything for you. All you need to change are the bolts and spacer sleeves for the exaust side.

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I am currently preparing a cross-flow block for a twin cam engine. I
have decked it to suit standard Lotus pistons but remember reading
somewhere that the engine mount bosses on one side project 1/2"
further out than the 'L' blocks. Can anyone confirm which side
(inlet or exhaust) and whether the bolt holes then need to drilled
and tapped deeper?

Thanks
Mike
'72 Sprint








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