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by Sideways
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: SU spacer on twin cam
Replies: 5
Views: 3244

Re: SU spacer on twin cam

I’m toying with the idea of removing the coolant spacer thingy between the head and the SU carbs on my twin cam. Looks like the bolt pattern will match by putting the carbs straight on the inlet manifold casting of the head. My concern is that I won’t have the ‘ soft mounting ‘ with the Tha...
by Sideways
Wed May 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 Vancouver ABFM - Whos going?
Replies: 12
Views: 6963

zephyrgary wrote:Is that theone with a V Tech? Sweet.
Yes, B18C - haven't been able to drive it properly yet.

I'll probably find out how it goes at the track and probably stuff it into the wall while doing so!

Plan was to strip the interior, cage it etc but it is a bit too nice for that so, I may just sell it!
by Sideways
Tue May 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2018 Vancouver ABFM - Whos going?
Replies: 12
Views: 6963

I'll be there but I won't be bringing the Frod as it is sold.

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May be there with this though...

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by Sideways
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 10146

I wonder why the change for the same sized brakes?? Cheaper to produce and supposedly less maintenance. Even though the dreadful automatic brake lever adjusters were useless. You still had to manually adjust the brakes by removing the drum and turn the adjuster wheel with pliers. Better to use the ...
by Sideways
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 66 Mk1 GT with Lotus transplant.
Replies: 2
Views: 3017

Brett Wilkie wrote:Nice, and the SU carbs don't seem to pose any clearance issues.
I know they work but SUs on a Twincam just look...?
by Sideways
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic question for my BC buds
Replies: 11
Views: 6391

zephyrgary wrote:Here's an Austin America for you.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/d/ ... 15600.html
PM sent
by Sideways
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic question for my BC buds
Replies: 11
Views: 6391

I saw that this morning. It looks to be a very nice car but it is not on my car bucket list. A Westminster is, although I almost bought an XJ6 this week. Still waiting to re furb my MK3 Zodiac, but I got sidelined when my Morris Minor caught fire a month after a bare metal repaint. Why do we do thi...
by Sideways
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic question for my BC buds
Replies: 11
Views: 6391

Re: Off topic question for my BC buds

Does anyone in BC know anything about this particular car? Maybe seen it at a show or something? The owner's English is not so good so there was a bit of a communication barrier. It seems like a nice car for the money. Thanks in advance, Gary https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rch/cto/d/1958-austin-we...
by Sideways
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine mounting in MK1 Cortina
Replies: 10
Views: 4665

That shouldn't prevent the engine from being in place.
by Sideways
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Lead additive in fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Re: Lead additive in fuel

The Mk1 Estate that I just purchased had several bottles of Lead additive to put in the fuel. The previous owner had been putting the additive in the tank every fill up as I found the fuel log in the glovebox. Is it some thing I should continue to doo or should I stop and deal with motor issues dow...
by Sideways
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: Brett's 100e Anglia
Replies: 29
Views: 15907

I don't have much experience painting with proper equipment but I guess I could learn? I already have a compressor in the garage so that would be a start. I have to teach myself to be a bit more patient when it comes to bodywork too, thankfully there is very little to do. I hope to make progress in...
by Sideways
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive ground conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 9151

Thanks guys, I've seen the positive to negative ground conversion details it's just the electronic ignition installation and associated possible changes to the tach that I was wondering about. Thanks. Small correction to my previous post, I did have an rev counter issue with a Plus 2 did I did the ...
by Sideways
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive ground conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 9151

Old, topic but I have another question. Once I have converted my tacho to negative earth is there anything else I need to do to it if I'm using a Petronix electronic ignition? There is a place in NY called Nisonger that suggests there are some other changes necessary? They are looking at $275 US to...
by Sideways
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Positive ground conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 9151

I've tested the output of a coil marked cb / sw on a + grd car. Then testing the same coil on a - grd car by switching terminal wires. The output is approx. 10% less. Yes, of coarse, the engine will run anyways. Not reversing the the terminals on a cb/sw coil for a - grd car will also work but will...
by Sideways
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1969 Lotus Élan plus 2 into Mk1 Cortina
Replies: 5
Views: 3466

http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/userpix/485_image1_1.jpg http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/userpix/485_image2_1.jpg I had to look twice too, apparently it's a stromberg head SUs indeed, I doubt that you will have a problem with the Twin Cam in the Cortina, there was always lots of room (if memory serve...