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by sunracer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 31
Views: 3465

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

A few thoughts from my experiences: A lightweight flywheel is a good addition. A built 2 liter can handle it no problem and it will rev faster. Be very careful on compression With 9.8:1 you will need big cams to bleed down the effective compression ratio With big cams you will want the induction sys...
by sunracer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts

Since I sold my last Fiat 2 years ago to finance the restoration of a 1978 Trans Am I've learned a few things about the American muscle car parts distributors. I would start with NPD (National Parts Depot) - they have a catalog specific to Mustangs and their selection is exceptional. I still enjoy ...
by sunracer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Odd transmission noise
Replies: 14
Views: 1671

Re: Odd transmission noise

sounds to me like rear differential wear starting. Check/drain fluid examine for metal
by sunracer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Cowl Shake
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: Cowl Shake

Richard gave some good advice. I would emphasize getting new door weather strip. You will be surprised in the change in the car
by sunracer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Suspension issue and tire rubbing
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

Re: Suspension issue and tire rubbing

have a good look round for scuffs/ cuts on the tires and witness marks on the inner fenders/frame etc to begin to diagnose. Solutions could be springs, stiffer shocks, spacers, rolling fender lips and so on.
by sunracer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Devil of an air bubble
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Devil of an air bubble

Maybe Richard is correct. Myself I would be suspicious of the master cyliinder and just change it, cheap insurance. Only other thing I would suspect is excessive rotor run out.
by sunracer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: This guy has some fantastic stuff
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

This guy has some fantastic stuff

https://www.youtube.com/user/davidecironi/videos

Vids have subtitles, interviews with designers, engineers, car feature on all our favorite stuff

Fiat Abarth 131 drive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPKuHBbq8Ng

Check out the Gandini interview too
by sunracer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Midget vs. Spider
Replies: 18
Views: 3528

Re: Midget vs. Spider

So, I think I have fonder memories of the Midget, or in my case the badge engineered Austin Healy Sprite. In 1968, when I was five years old I accompanied my Dad to PBC, Peninsula British Cars, to collect his brand new 1968 Austin Healy Sprite, Navy Blue with black vinyl interior. It was a fantastic...
by sunracer
Sat May 26, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Further fodder re; OR, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: Further fodder re; OR, etc.

Hope you make it to OR Steve B.!
by sunracer
Sat May 26, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: starting engine after it has been sitting.
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: starting engine after it has been sitting.

re torque the headgasket...