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by Eliot
Tue May 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Electrical & Ignition Area
Topic: No spark at plugs
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: No spark at plugs

How decent is the spark from the king-lead? You say you have 12v and a non ballast (12v) coil - which means your coil is correct? Even if you have a ballast coil, you can try hard-jumping 12v direct to the coil+ to eliminate all wiring and the 12v boost wire from the starter (or a relay) - dont leav...
by Eliot
Mon May 21, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Brakes & Suspension Area
Topic: Air suspension pneumatic tube
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Air suspension pneumatic tube

doesn't appear to be anything special to me.

Had considered adding air suspension to the dakar, but wondered if there's any difficulty with insurance, as it's a fairly fundamental (if simple) change.
by Eliot
Wed May 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Equal length inlet tracts rv8 twin turbo
Replies: 30
Views: 1129

Re: Equal length inlet tracts rv8 twin turbo

to the o/p - i assume you are aware of the ACT plenum for the Dax/Westie:

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by Eliot
Tue May 15, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Forced Induction
Topic: Equal length inlet tracts rv8 twin turbo
Replies: 30
Views: 1129

Re: Equal length inlet tracts rv8 twin turbo

Hi Chaps - can i copy these photos and put them on my Rover V8 manifold archive (the mez site listed on page 1)
by Eliot
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Ported plenum adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Ported plenum adjustments

Even as someone who sells 72mm plenums, I would have to ask why you think you need a 72mm plenum?
What other supporting work have you carried out? Do you still run an air flow meter?
by Eliot
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Ported plenum adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Ported plenum adjustments

(I make the 72mm plenums) As described above, you need to centralise the throttle plate inside the bore. There's two screws that clamp it, the ends of the screws are flared apart to retain them - you may be able to loosen them enough without squashing the threads back together in order to be able to...
by Eliot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Oh the joys of an F Type
Replies: 8
Views: 164

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: 8973

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: 50
Views: 3705

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: 296

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: 311

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: 3270

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: 155

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: 2623

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: 629

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...

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