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The build

The RB30 engine starts to take shape.

The pictures throughout this sequence are not necessarily in order of completion.

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Who thought the bottom of a block could be interesting? This one is I assure you!   This is how the block was before assembly began.  It had been bored, honed and decked to exacting standards.
     
 
     
Test fitting the high spec billet steel crankshaft.   Specially made studs are used to help hold the custom bottom end together.
     
 
     
With the block now totally refurbished and painted to a 'as new' condition everything starts to take shape.   The R.I.P.S billet mains cap system uses more than sixty fasteners in the design which not only provides incredible strength but creates a work of art as well.  It is almost a shame to hide it away inside the engine!