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by Eliot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Oh the joys of an F Type
Replies: 8
Views: 68

Re: Oh the joys of an F Type

water in the electrics/can bus?
by Eliot
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: High Hydrocarbon readings
Replies: 64
Views: 8719

Re: High Hydrocarbon readings

6 Years later - time for an update. Yep, Seriosly - this car has been parked up that long since failing it's IVA - due to the owner having house moves etc. Had time to get the engine running up to temperature and adjust the fueling to around 14.0afr - where it idles the best, any leaner and it seems...
by Eliot
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Rover V8 Boxer carb installation blog
Replies: 44
Views: 2853

Good to see the fast car magazine article - that presumably was the one he referenced in his notes on my manifold archive.
by Eliot
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Latest Forum News
Topic: New Package For Forum??
Replies: 15
Views: 146

Has phpbb evolved from how it used to be, where the minute you made any customisations your BB effectively became an unpatchable and therefore unsupportable nightmare? I lost interest in mine after doing all the customisations and then not being able to patch it - well, not without re-doing all the ...
by Eliot
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Anyone here?
Replies: 19
Views: 184

I pop in every week or two - it used to be every day.
Pistonheads is my only regular forum. I only use facebook for local info and chat - otherwise it seems to be a big big echo chamber.
Be nice to meet up at the pod again - how's perry's motor doing?
by Eliot
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: Defurring the Cooling System
Replies: 82
Views: 2709

stevieturbo wrote:Other than there being no risk of the Evans boiling over and pishing out, I really cannot see any benefit from using it from an actual cooling perspective.
Isn't it flammable or something too?
by Eliot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Lazy dealers
Replies: 6
Views: 88

dont waste your time emailing anyone in the motortrade - you need to pick the phone up.
by Eliot
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Ignition timing 5.0 SC
Replies: 35
Views: 2145

I think in the early days of Megasquirt Bruce plumbed several meters of vacuum tube into a working system to prove that it made no difference.
by Eliot
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: TVR Griffith 500 standard cam specs? SP manifold for sale?
Replies: 2
Views: 552

I was reading a post over on pistonheads the other day which compared the parts inside the varios rover v8 engines. I cant find it right now. It's a Kent cam iirc. dug out this lost page on the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20081204160147/http://www.btinternet.com/~jon.wolfe/kentcamda...
by Eliot
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Rover V8 Boxer carb installation blog
Replies: 44
Views: 2853

stevieturbo wrote:Use the carbs as throttle blades and hide the injector mounts/rails somewhere underneath ! lol
Indeed - I'm sure it's been done with SU's before - i remember reading about it on the megasquirt forums years ago.
by Eliot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Rover V8 Boxer carb installation blog
Replies: 44
Views: 2853

I wouldn't bother personally - all seems like too much hassle. I assume you particularly want carbs over a bolt-on efi setup?
by Eliot
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Rover V8 Boxer carb installation blog
Replies: 44
Views: 2853

Here's a full write up I received from the creator of the Boxer manifold - Martin Goodwin which can be found on my Rover V8 Manifold archive page: http://www.mez.co.uk/ms12-new.html "The Boxer Quad SU system was developed in 1993, primarily for the for the off-road market, after Dave marsh ( M.D. of...
by Eliot
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Your Garage Scene
Topic: My Supercharged V8 Capri Conversion
Replies: 1081
Views: 25426

Without wishing to open a can of worms, but wouldn't a high overlap cam be used in a n/a application rather than forced?
by Eliot
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: engine fault - not sure which direction to take
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

At least on the hotwire setup, if you remove the water heater under the throttle you need to ensure the two holes in the left side of this picture are plugged up - as they go direct into the manifold and cause an air leak which causes rough running. http://www.mez.co.uk/wpimages/wp6b8b3620_05_06.jpg
by Eliot
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Time to make the MG look good again!
Replies: 25
Views: 304

Hiya Pel Not been the best year I've ever had and the last two months the worst ever in my life Lost my dad very suddenly in May then got poorly with food poisoning then got worse with same and then got seriously ill and ended up in hospital because of it Then I had an operation cancelled because I...

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