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Big_Al
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:42 am

Back in the day, I Always used to go out on new years eve dressed up as darth tater!
Very Happy
I had to drink my pint through a straw past the grills in my mask!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:44 pm

Engine going back in tommorow! Hurrah! Done a few little jobs on it recently, spraying wing mirror etc.
Check my cooler scoop out, bloody over engineered, but the external oil cooler fits in it as snug as a bug!

When the engines in, just got to plumb the oil system in, change the front indicators, then its mot time!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:47 pm

yay! Very Happy

Its In! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:04 am

nice work fella Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:24 pm

Yeah looks good mate not long now then you hope Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:03 am

MWUH-HA-HA-HA ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Span it over yesterday to get the oil pressure up, thought Fuck it, recconected the coil and it sprang to life! really chuffed, just got to time the engine properly, set the carbs up and that will be the engine sorted, just got the front indicators to sort out, then its MOT time!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:36 am

Thats awesome chap... Smiles alround yesterday then.. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:12 am

Excellent news Al. You coming on the Bristol Christmas cruise in it then??

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:48 pm

Had a half day tuesday to finish a few things off, like tune it, balance the carbs etc... MOT on the 29th, just need to fit the wing mirror and give it a bloody good clean!

Mmmmmmm, Balancing tool!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:09 pm

Haven't really driven the car much since the mot, been a bit pissed off with the way that it's been running, Wife bought me the dellorto book for my b'day, so i've been able to sort out the jet sizes etc, lets just say that they were miles out. i decided to strip the carbs down, and rebuild them with the right bits

Not only that, They were also full of crap!

New venturis came in the post this morning from VZI, just waiting for the jets! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:25 pm

Looks like they could do with an ultra sound clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:06 pm

Put them through a parrafin wash tank this morning, totally spotless now, just got to rebuild them now, bloody manifolds need work though, all the ports are different sizes, going to match port them to the inlet ports... FUN! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:19 pm

Cool ......this is gonna be well cool
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:45 pm

Should be bloody quick too, was quick when it was a 1641 with twin K'duds, when the carbs are set up right, and i've run it in, Can't wait to go chav busting! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:03 pm

Big_Al wrote:
Can't wait to go chav busting! Very Happy

Always fun!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:59 pm

Match porting the inlet manifolds...
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Mark out the pattern of the port..
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Then when thats done, hold it next to the inlet manifold, realise that they are only a knats nudger out, and give up!
got the carbs back on, set up right and turned it over, lovely sounding motor now, apart from the noise from the exhuast, turns out...


Bloody bugpack exhaust! half hour later....


All welded up!
Removable valance makes things easy!

Only got to set the mixtures on the carbs now with the CO meter, change the batteries and the rev counter, and cttp here we go! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:09 pm

Yeah Baby!!!! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 pm

Can't we go chav busting first Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:26 pm

No chance! taking my time with this one, i built the bloody thing, i'm not ragging it till it's run in, want to take it racing at some point, but the saxo's can wait till the summer! Very Happy What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:34 pm

Is that like when you were running it in when you nailed it in the Full Quart car park and your door flew open???

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:00 pm

Ummm, Embarassed
That wasn't my fault, problem with the carbs, i had to give it some beans to keep the revs up to stop it stalling because of the wrong idles, also, i wasn't quite sure where the clutch biting point was! kept it under 3500rpm though! Very Happy
Must do something about the drivers door though, new rubber needs a bit of breaking in!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri May 01, 2009 8:26 pm

All alive .... Again!
Sorted problem with poop engine at last, duff one way valve in float chamber of one of the carbs, was disabling the pump jets, hence starving two of the cylinders when you accelerate. 10.24 from eurocarb!
Also got rid of the gay as fuck breather on the top of the filler cap and plumbed a nice bit of pretty pipe to the offside air filter, should stop oil over the engine bay now!

Mmmmmmm 90's cal style, sexy! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Fri May 01, 2009 9:19 pm

Engine's looking nice mate, now you just gotta finish running it in and drive it more!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Think I need to chat to you bout the lump i'm looking to build mate
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon May 04, 2009 8:08 pm

Scares me now!
Took it out on saturday night, up to the star in cleve with the baby in the front seat, and mrs big al and the little fella in the back!
not fun, still had oil on the exhaust, and was gassing out the missus in the back, charlie thought the car was going to catch fire Crying or Very sad
Was ok when we got on the 370 though, had a chance to burn it off, ran lovely there and on the way back.
Took it out again today to fill it up with petrol, Jesus, it's quick!
Even though I'm being gentle with it and running it in, you just gently press the throttle, and you can feel it wants to go, real fight against temptation not to cane it when i'm driving it, the good thing is, it'll pootle along happily at 60 doing 2 1/2 thousand revs, but i know i can spin it up to 61/2 thousand if i need too, I really need to take in on the strip whe it's done, hoping for 15's if i do! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project Back to '91!   Mon May 04, 2009 8:22 pm

Thats sounds sweet mate, a nice useable street motor Cool
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