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Top stuff as always Pete ;)

Yes this is getting a set of 38mm CV motorcycle carbs on it, with a custom manifold.

 

The shell came back from the blasters last week too - thankfully not too many surprises:

 

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We are due to start on it next week :)

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Pete,

 

I'm confused  :o

 

Why do you paint our Datsun motors 'Ford Blue' and a little Ford beastie 'Nissan Gold' ?????

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Progress has been steady with the Escort with Alex buying lots of new replacement/upgraded parts:

 

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Custom Ordered 13x7 Minilites.

 

 

The Engine has gone back to Peter Mc for further modifications - more head porting & an increase in compression.

The Bike carbs really didn't work - only making a bit over 120hp, so some 45mm Weber's have been ordered from 'Weber Performance' in Mordialloc.

 

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I've been moving along with the body repairs, which at times had been a challenge...

 

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More to come...

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Oh no bike carbs, whats he doing with them? Body is coming along nicely, will be better than new when Finished.

How did you go with flooding down your way?

 

It looks cold in your shed.

 

 

 

It was a balmy 6.3 degrees in our shed today, I'm bet Lurches is the same or maybe colder.

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Nice work.

It looks cold in your shed.

It is!

 

Oh no bike carbs, whats he doing with them? Body is coming along nicely, will be better than new when Finished.

How did you go with flooding down your way?

 

It was a balmy 6.3 degrees in our shed today, I'm bet Lurches is the same or maybe colder.

 

He's looking for a buyer for the bike carbs - they just done flow enough air.

 

Yes it's damn cold here too. No flooding here, but my back yard heavley saturated... :(

 

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Looking good, can't wait to see some more.

Although I'm in Queensland, one of the best things I done to my garage was to insulate and line the whole thing. Makes a HUGE difference to the temperature and also cuts down the outside noise.

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finnished pics

FWIW the oil pressure T piece in this pic is a weak point due to the vibrations of a Kent motor.  Best bet is to move the T piece off the block and onto the inner guard with some braided line.

Roger

 

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What size are the carbs Lurchos, did they fiddle with the jetting and the slide vacuum holes?

 

I second the oil 't' piece, my brother had his crack on a road going 1600

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Yes we got the carbs perfect , very easy to tune but at 125 hp there past there best so we went to 45mm Weber's the 600 carbs were very smooth but rejected lots of fuel at 5000+ rpm  , the length of the manifold was to short for the job , and as we are after 150+hp we needed more air and Les deemed the head and carbs needed more work so i have ported the head again and had the head stud do the guides and seats , and i fitted new springs so we could rev it to 8k and Alax has got new 45 carbs and manifold 

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Arrrrgh, I wish I still had my Esky  :'(

Where's it upto boys, its been 6 weeks, we need some pics.  :)

 

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Since you asked so nicely Chris :)

 

Diff is in & we are looking at finalizing the panhard rod mounting soon.

 

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Wheels on. We now need to tip & roll the arches back, as well as get the porta-power out to move the arches out some 30mm,

so the tyres will clear.

 

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Type 9 5-speed:

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Tunnel cap removed to make room for the larger T9 box.

 

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I've since cut the tunnel further back & re-plated the tunnel brace.

 

We've since found the works style headers fowl the engine crossmember.

Upon asking Burton in the UK, they informed us we need to use a 'World Cup' crossmember - but nothing was mentioned about then when the headers were ordered! >:(

 

Getting there slowly though.

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Looking good buddy.  How's the access to the other side of your shed?  ;)

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