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by kmead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 85
Views: 12312

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Wish there was a ‘like’ button.
by kmead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider

On Xweb there have been a few of the phenolic cam pulleys that the center section fails and the cam can move relative to the pulley. It makes exactly the sound you are complaining of as it gets loaded by pulling the cam over the lifter and then having it snap back and then pulling the cam over the n...
by kmead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 761

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

...As I've approached the 200hp mark in the spider, I kind of thought I'd like something a little more efficient though! ...One proportioning valve on the rear circuit, and one on each of the front circuits. Front are matched (obviously) but I couldn't find a dual circuit valve :) -----------------...
by kmead
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Weber experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Weber experts!

Perhaps add a relay to control power to the coil and thus avoid the Prince of Darkness, Lucas and BL electrics as modified by the PO.
by kmead
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: gas leak
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: gas leak

The clamp looks maxed out in terms of adjustment, a smaller clamp may be in order.

I would replace the hoses at each, the clamps for a more appropriate size and likely a new filter.

Bummer of a way to start the driving season.
by kmead
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 761

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

I agree with Karl’s logic path here. As an interim step, I would simply place a proportioning valve in the rear brake line up by the MC, and restrict the fluid flow slightly - not a lot - right up until you get no locking. A This unit would be ideal, inexpensive and as Andy suggests could be plumbe...
by kmead
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 761

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

I would go back to the smaller rear pistoned calipers and put in a pressure reducing valve. The rear locking up is due to weight transfer. You have a number of things you changed that all add up to trouble in this area. Consider that on front wheel drive cars until the advent of ABS the front brakes...
by kmead
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fabricating a M/C inlet
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: fabricating a M/C inlet

I personally find the 124 brakes massively over boosted, I would have considered staying with the OE booster for the smaller MC and made whatever arrangement needed to fit the larger master. I am prefer the unboosted brake feel of the X and the 850 as they are easier to modulate, for me. Sounds like...
by kmead
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Aux and Crankshaft Stuck
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Aux and Crankshaft Stuck

While the aux shaft is out you can remove the fuel pump lobe and then the timing of the aux shaft will no longer matter as it will just be running the oil pump and can’t interfere with the crank.

This would require you put in an electric fuel pump if you don’t have one already.
by kmead
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 85
Views: 12312

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

In regards to the placement of your lift. Generally you will find it much nicer if you can walk entirely around a car. Particularly when setting up to do the lift. With one foot of space from the post to the wall, despite you being a bicyclist (now) you will have a hard time getting around the post ...