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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:03 pm

all along. a problem at the manufactoring stage of the carb.

no damage done. not enough miles on it at once, low revs.

just a pain in the wallet me thinks.
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:08 pm

empi carbs .....are webbers
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:09 am

They are Chinese copies, unfortunately, with a couple of small differences (this bit that went wrong being one of them).

I'm sure they will be fine when sorted and set up.

I just hate waiting. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:59 pm

new carb sent out today from Heritage.

should be at Interpro tomoz bounce bounce bounce

just hope someone cancels there appointment so they can fit it and pop the bus onto the dyno!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:12 pm

Don't forget!!!!!!!!!!



PICS!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:55 am

So what's the latest?

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:48 pm

nearly done.

was on the rolling road today. I wasn't there so no pics...Suspect

they're replacing the accelerator cable for a better one in the morning and it needs a hex stud between the bottom of the connecting rod and the carb.(brings out the connecting rod inline with the linkage arm).

all should be done then.

will get all the readings when I collect the van.(only up to 4000rpm)

got to do at least another 1500miles on the engine, then back in for final tune and power runs Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:54 pm

Oil Breather pics:

left rocker cover:


right rocker cover:


breather hose going through the tinwear right side (had to drill a hole on the left side by the brake vacuum line)


positioning of the breather box on firewall and hoses conected from rockers and crackcase breather fitted.


pic from above through access hatch.
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:15 pm

Looking good......

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:14 pm

forgot to mention ....the outlets are smooth and quite short ....where the hose goes on to the rocker covers ......if you buy two bolts with the same thread as the suppied nuts .....I can turn them down on the lathe and you can cut them to whatever length you feel if safe .
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:23 pm

I pushed the hose over the thread and them did up the clamps.

will keep a close eye on it for a while.

you can take a look at them if you want. always nice to have another pair of eyes to see if I made any obvious mistakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:39 pm

they look fine dude ....it was an observation I had when doing the ghia 's engine .....I could pull them off ....so I made longer outlets ....it may have been cos of the angle of the hose ....you probably have more space in your engine bay
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:52 pm

least we didnt mount it the other way up 90 degree turn hey lol ! u added the tie wrap round the fuel line good stuff, talking of fuel line did we check that bit of line coming of the fuel tank bud , wasent it spinning ? , i cant remeber seeing you do that,
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:34 pm

yep, just tightened up the clip. it was well over the barb on the tank: approx 3/4" into the hose. will prob replace it and put a new inline filter in when i next drain the tank......













in a couple of days then....Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:01 pm

kool kool Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:20 pm

Still got the engine noise. So going to Interpro..

hopefully nothing serious...

if it is, then engine out and back to TES along with a refund demand!!

I reckon I've spent double the value of the engine on the engine!!


So then I my look for some alternative power Twisted Evil

Anyhow,

been having an odd suspension noise for a bit.

sorted it today, shock to tower bolt was loose arrgghh! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:56 pm

what engine noise have you got?
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:28 pm

Engine noise is a kinda tapping/knocking in time with the revolutions. (Speeds up and slows down).

May be rockers.... or fan catching the housing slightly... or something else....?

Tis louder when engine is first started up from cold...
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:32 am

I get similar on the frid engine ....only on tickover .....it turns out its got either a worn cam or followers....actually my noise comes and goes
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:22 pm

Dropped off van at Interpro today.

Being tuned on Monday.

Took 2hrs to get there mind, stupid bridge road works.

Also, the front rattle had returned..

Shock top bolt had worked loose again. cleaned it, put on a washer and spring washer to help keep the nut tight.

AND....


front hub had some sideways movement.... so adjusted the clamp nut on the spindle by 1/4 turn, all fixed!
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:01 pm

so you get it back on monday or tuesday ?
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:32 pm

If all ok, then hopefully pick it up after work on Monday (depends on traffic).

or if not ok... when it's sorted out and TES contacted.
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:18 pm

Engine is fine! phew.

All tuned and sorted today.

leaving it there overnight to make sure clearances are ok in the morning and that it starts ok from cold.

even power curve and around 85bhp at the mo.

red line at 6500rpm ish.

so need to source a 2ltr bus box now as gearing is too short.

happy dayz afro
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:35 pm

All sorted.

83 BHP at engine
54 BHP at wheels
28 BHP drag

max power at 78mph

they took it up to 85mph then started to drop off due to gearing.

even and smooth power curve all the way up.

So all good!

will scan in the graph soonish
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:14 pm

what cc is it?
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