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  1. Thread: Guages

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    I use Stewart-Warner gauges as they came standard...

    I use Stewart-Warner gauges as they came standard with my kit. Smith's were an expensive option. The S-W gauges (ironically the "Deluxe" series) havn't turned out to be all that satisfactory. The oil...
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    Stuck in that traffic may have caused engine heat...

    Stuck in that traffic may have caused engine heat to start the brake fluid boiling. Once the fluid cooled down, your brakes came back. Check to see if any of the brake lines are close to the exhaust....
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    I went though that sort of thing once. Was more...

    I went though that sort of thing once. Was more of a shriek than a squeak. Only happened once engine was fully warmed up and was only noticeable at idle or low rpms. I investigated bearings/bushings...
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    The company that made my kit started to...

    The company that made my kit started to manufacture their own steering column about the time I ordered my car. I do have an older assembly manual from them and it appears they used to use a different...
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    I couldn't find the thread I was looking for, but...

    I couldn't find the thread I was looking for, but I did find one. Both positive and negative thoughts, but the pictures show the issue. Same thing happened to me.
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    One common problem with FEs is oil being sucked...

    One common problem with FEs is oil being sucked in through a failed intake manifold gasket. I've had this happen before. It was with Fel-Pro print-o-seals, which are well known for this, although I...
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    GD: Being a little puzzled over the two...

    GD:

    Being a little puzzled over the two methods of throw-out bearing operation we‘ve discussed, it suddenly occurred to me there’s a third design. North American cars, or at least Ford for...
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    "aimed at the OP" ... LOL. Sorry about that. I do...

    "aimed at the OP" ... LOL. Sorry about that. I do make mistakes sometimes.

    Now, the bearing continues to move due to a return spring on the clutch fork. This makes the system "non" self-adjusting....
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    Perhaps, but when you assemble something using...

    Perhaps, but when you assemble something using parts never intended to work together, sometimes some extra thought is needed.



    Yes; I plan to install a larger diameter master cylinder in mine...
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    That's a very complicated question to answer, but...

    That's a very complicated question to answer, but the short answer is, "Yes, you need a gap and about 1/16" is typical".

    The problem is you don't want to over-extend the pressure plate fingers...
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    I think I'd cut a piece of fibreglass sheet to...

    I think I'd cut a piece of fibreglass sheet to fit, and then resin it in.

    However; what if you cut identical (but mirror image) pieces from both sides, and then used the left one to fill the right...
  12. Thread: Yay or nay?

    by Eggbert
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    It looks like a cartoon hearse.

    It looks like a cartoon hearse.
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    Sometimes a spline one way or another doesn't...

    Sometimes a spline one way or another doesn't help. It may be too much.

    I fixed mine by adjusting one tie-rod end in, and the other out, both by the same number of turns. or the same amount of a...
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    At this point, I think it best to give links to...

    At this point, I think it best to give links to the two articles I relied on the most as a basis to my posts:

    https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/power/pp105.htm
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    14.7 psi is atmospheric pressure. It is added to...

    14.7 psi is atmospheric pressure. It is added to gauge pressure to find the actual pressure.
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    The compression ratio we are most familiar with,...

    The compression ratio we are most familiar with, often called the Static Compression Ratio, is independent of the camshaft. The ill named Dynamic Compression Ratio is different in that it is...
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    What do compression gauge numbers mean?

    One thing that always surprised me was the high readings from my compression gauge. Normally one doesn’t care about the actual gauge reading when testing an engine, just that all readings are close...
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    Well, I'm a little far away, so my kit isn't...

    Well, I'm a little far away, so my kit isn't common to the UK. It's an ERA from New Britain, Ct.

    Since my car probably weighs close to yours (2500 lbs) and holds a big block, I thought I ought to...
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    I have a heavy engine (FE) and my front springs...

    I have a heavy engine (FE) and my front springs are 250 lbs/in. My manual listed them as 14" uncompressed, but I see by my notes, they were actually 12" long. The car seems firm enough, but then I...
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    I just run without a choke. When cold, it cranks...

    I just run without a choke. When cold, it cranks long enough before it fires to get the oil circulated. When hot, it doesn't matter as oil will already be everywhere.

    Not so easy on the starter...
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    I wasn't aware of those adjustable vacuum chamber...

    I wasn't aware of those adjustable vacuum chamber tops ChrisP posted about, but they look like a good idea for more than their adjustability. Anyone who has ever changed a spring knows that a...
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    Put a paperclip on the vacuum chamber rod and see...

    Put a paperclip on the vacuum chamber rod and see if it's moved after a run. Never tried this myself.

    The way I knew they were opening is when I took a 260 lb friend for a drive. You could tell...
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    Here's two good ones. The one by Jeff Williams...

    Here's two good ones. The one by Jeff Williams has some troubleshooting stuff in it, and the one by Dave Emanuel seems to have more info on modifying. Either should cover anything you need to know......
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    Yes, I'm pleased you have it fixed. I do wonder...

    Yes, I'm pleased you have it fixed. I do wonder about it though. Has this problem always been there, or is it a recent problem? If the problem suddenly showed up, then how did it go out of...
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    Yes, I have often thought that for a street...

    Yes, I have often thought that for a street engine, HP throughout the range is more important than peak Hp. I made up a representation below. One can see all the extra Hp the big block has in green....
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