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  1. Thread: Speedo

    by Sidecarbod
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    That's been an issue with the ETB speedo's for...

    That's been an issue with the ETB speedo's for ages, I took mine apart and cleaned up all of the 'rubber type' contact between the display and the circuit board, that sorted it out for a while but...
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    They look like Dax sidepipes, Dax have been...

    They look like Dax sidepipes, Dax have been fitting the bracket like that for years, if you think about it once the pipe is fitted there is no way that the end cap can pull out of the pipe, in other...
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    LOL, my plan worked quite well, I spotted your...

    LOL, my plan worked quite well, I spotted your carb in your build diary. :p
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    It could be worse I suppose, I mean we could be...

    It could be worse I suppose, I mean we could be talking about a Holley carb.

    Craig, no need for the thanks for posting up a suggested carb setup, oh you didn't thank me, sorry, my mistake! :roll:
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    Yep it is, ftting the stuff I mentioned will take...

    Yep it is, ftting the stuff I mentioned will take about 15 minutes and that includes drinking a cup of tea!
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    I'm not all that keen on giving out carb setups...

    I'm not all that keen on giving out carb setups because there are too many other factors which can affect the carb, if I go offering up carb setup XYZ and it does not work I can look like a 'dick'...
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    The float valves on a carb can also cause the...

    The float valves on a carb can also cause the pump to stall so really they are the same as a regulator that has no return line, in both these cases you would want to use a pump that has an internal...
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    I have used a formula in the past that helps work...

    I have used a formula in the past that helps work out the fuel flow requirements, CC of fuel per minute = BHP X 4.7. So if you think that your engine will make 200 BHP you would need 200 X 4.7 cc's...
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    Bloody marvellous! well done! Don't forget too...

    Bloody marvellous! well done!

    Don't forget too pull a few degrees out of the timing all in figure before you give it too much stick on the road.

    PM on its way.
  10. Thread: Poorly ls3

    by Sidecarbod
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    Or even better, stick a carb on it and never have...

    Or even better, stick a carb on it and never have to look at a laptop or mass of wiring ever again! :rolleyes:
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    Oh dear, the engine sounds like a heap of junk,...

    Oh dear, the engine sounds like a heap of junk, makes you wonder what the rest of it is like.
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    Noel had fun with a bellhousing a long time ago,...

    Noel had fun with a bellhousing a long time ago, it used to ground out all over the place, one day the bellhousing cracked, the gearbox was no longer supported properly which placed a huge load on...
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    Er, that's not true, the shims have nothing to do...

    Er, that's not true, the shims have nothing to do with the lift of the cam, the only part of the cam that has an effect on the pre-load of the valve train is the cam's base circle. Shims are used...
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    .....And you get a load of extra complexity and...

    .....And you get a load of extra complexity and fault codes thrown in for free! :rolleyes:
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    You can get an idle up solenoid for the Eddy...

    You can get an idle up solenoid for the Eddy carb, it is supposed to just crack the idle speed up when the air conditioning system is running, if you can get one for the Holley carb you could fit it...
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    I agree that there is a large grey area...

    I agree that there is a large grey area concerning the partial throttle settings with regards to how much advance is needed for these settings, without a dyno and many spare hours it is not going to...
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    I happen to know this engine pretty well, my mate...

    I happen to know this engine pretty well, my mate and I (and Richard) have spent quite some time sorting out the carb and ignition system. I find it quite worrying that people just post up comments...
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    Whatever you do don't raise the rack as it will...

    Whatever you do don't raise the rack as it will induce a huge amount of bumpsteer. Many moons ago I went to the Pilgrim factory and showed them that on the MKIII the rack was around 10mm too high to...
  19. Hmm, funny how my 'downgraded carb' never...

    Hmm, funny how my 'downgraded carb' never suffered with any of these problems! :p;):p
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    Yep, On Noel's 427 we ended up using a filter...

    Yep, On Noel's 427 we ended up using a filter top, some people reckon that they mess up the air flow into the carb but we did not have any issues with it.
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    The flat cast filter tops can cause the underside...

    The flat cast filter tops can cause the underside of the filter to end up being too close to the mouth of the carb which chokes the engine, they are around 10mm thick. You could look at a drop base...
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    It is not clear whether the OP is concerned about...

    It is not clear whether the OP is concerned about the lack of lead in todays fuels or the octane rating of todays fuels. Lead was used to increase the octane rating but it also had the side effect of...
  23. Thread: Bump steer

    by Sidecarbod
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    It is perfectly possible for a rack and pinion...

    It is perfectly possible for a rack and pinion steering system to have bumpsteer if the whole system has not been designed correctly. Many years ago I became aware of the problem on my MKIII Sumo,...
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    I might be wrong but I think that the VERY early...

    I might be wrong but I think that the VERY early engines (P6?) had iron inserts which still require lead in the fuel, the later engines used some other insert material the name of which escapes me at...
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    The ignition timings that you have quoted are...

    The ignition timings that you have quoted are OK-ish but each engine can differ and this really depends mostly on the camshaft that is being used. The engine will 'tell you' how much idle timing it...
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