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NZ$ 213 pledged of $33,131 goal
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NZ$ 213 pledged of $33,131 goal
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About

Background
John Trehane, Darren Stevenson and I started building this engine as a means to fix the problems and design flaws within John’s midget race engine. We began by looking at what the other aftermarket manufacturers of these types of engines were doing. Deciding to take a clean sheet of paper (or in this case Solidworks CAD software) we put in only those things that would allow us to build horse power. To facilitate reaching our goal of 2000 horse power we designed a crank with five main bearings, cross bolted main caps and a one piece billet spread bore block machined from 6061 T651 aluminum
Drawing the engine and the components in Cad software has allowed us to check for things like fit , clearance and/or interference within the complete assembly, prior to any parts being machined The only parts on this engine that have been “store bought” to date are con rods, pistons ,rings, bearings , valves ,springs and ‘retainers, as well as oil and fuel pumps. Everything else was machined in house with either a 4 axis CNC machining center or 3 axis CNC lathe
Currently, we are supplying custom machined crankshafts to some of the fastest full bodied VW race cars in the world. For this reason we know what is needed to get the job done. We have the skills, machines and people in place to meet the production needs of an engine of this caliber

Current position of the project

The engine is about 95 % complete. Only the exhaust rockers are needing to be machined before final fitting and assembly can begin .There are still a few minor parts needing to be ordered before it can be fitted to the dyno beach and have the oil, fuel and exhaust systems finished .

Why I need a kickstart ?

I need to raise funds to complete the engine and get it to market. There has been phenomenal interest from the drag racing fraternity, but only as a completed engine

How the money will be spent
Hardware 30%
Purchase the remaining parts. 
Plumbing of the oil and fuel systems. 
Building the headers.

Consumables 10 %
Fuel 
Oils 

Overheads 20%
Payment toward the fix shop overheads while working on the                     project full time

Engine Dyno 20 %
Rental on engine dyno

Rewards 10%

To meet the cost of the rewards

Fees 10% 
Kickstarters management fee


  Greg Anderson
  •  Below is a link to a news article on Stuff.co.nz website 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9574310/Industry-revival-for-Nelson-city

Block
Block
Block
Block
Crank - machined fro billet 4340 steel
Crank - machined fro billet 4340 steel
Block - top view
Block - top view
Cam drive
Cam drive
Pistons and Rods
Pistons and Rods
Cylinder head
Cylinder head
Okuma 4 axis machining center
Okuma 4 axis machining center
Roller cam,lifters and rocker
Roller cam,lifters and rocker
Both oil and fuel pumps
Both oil and fuel pumps
Ignition parts
Ignition parts

 http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9574310/Industry-revival-for-Nelson-city

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Risks and challenges

Challenges
As in any project of this nature there are the potential for problems. But we haven’t reinvented the wheel here - all we have done is to provide a better platform to build power from. And with over 35 years experience in precision machining and the ability to produce components on site I have the equipment and resources required at my fingertips. With our ability to design and machine anything needed, changes and be done with both speed and precision

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    You will be able to be submit ideas and be actively involed at the desgin stage of the production model as we strive towards of goal of 2000 hp in this flat four engine project.
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    Exclusive Naming Rights to the Engine
    You would have sole naming rights to call the engine anything you want (within certain guide lines)
    Name the engine after yourself or your favorite pet, one of children -let your imagination run wild
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Funding period

- (30 days)