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by Cobra427
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Piston to rod orientation
Replies: 17
Views: 1084

Re: Piston to rod orientation

They are all matched & oriented correctly, but the order of the rods is not sequential. I'm pretty sure #1 is in the #3 spot, so it's not following the weight distribution scheme described above. So, Okay, sounds like putting the rods back in order is added to my punch list. No problem. Maybe the r...
by Cobra427
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Engine Build Math & Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Engine Build Math & Notes

Vandor,

What is the difference between taking material off the block rather than the head? Either way the piston is going to be closer to the valves. (me personally would do a little of both the ensure both are milled true)

JC
by Cobra427
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: new bigger booster in place
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: new bigger booster in place

It doesn't make sense to me because the hydraulic system is sealed. The calipers are always full of fluid and there is nothing to "fill." Certainly the system would require more fluid than a stock system if the wildwood system has larger piston bores, but it would be a one time deal. Brad I'm just ...
by Cobra427
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Why the distributor relocation on later 124's?
Replies: 17
Views: 1325

Re: Why the distributor relocation on later 124's?

The weird thing is it seems none of the twin cams imported to Australia had the cam mounted distributors. I was talking about this on Turbo124 and those guys didn't seem to know that Fiat even ran a distributor off the cam. All the twin cams they got had block mounted distributors. So is the cam mo...
by Cobra427
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Lancia Library donations anyone
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Lancia Library donations anyone

The guys over at Lanciaclub.net have a good range of manuals (similar to what has been set up here) Their posts show what language the manual is in.

The fourm is Czech but they have an english version that you access by clicking the british flag in the top left corner.
by Cobra427
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Electric spiders
Replies: 8
Views: 856

Re: Electric spiders

Why would you still need a gearbox?? A gearbox in a "normal" car is basically a torque multiplier. Isn't the torque of an electric motor available instantaneously
by Cobra427
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: So you think you know how to drive fast?
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: So you think you know how to drive fast?

Some of you missed the point. It was a fun video with stunning views of the road, a man with better car control than any of us on this forum and a mad fake 65 Mustang with 1300 hp. The drift, autocross stuff appears to be Ken's thing. Your topic heading doesn't quite suit the video though. It's not...
by Cobra427
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: So you think you know how to drive fast?
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: So you think you know how to drive fast?

Yeah yeah yeah, all smoke and wasted energy ... looks cool if you like drifting, which after all is scored by "style points" lol...... Sorry, but could not produce a link to Utube, but check Sebastian Loeb's Peugeot Pikes Peak record setting run... that is "driving fast" not making the Donuts Here'...
by Cobra427
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: Composite material 124 Spider hood/deck panels
Replies: 12
Views: 3419

Re: Composite material 124 Spider hood/deck panels

If you are keen to make your own here is a Youtube tutorial from Easy Composites on how to make a Carbon fibre panel from start including making the mould to finish (if you wanted to go fibreglass the process would be pretty much the same just lay the fibreglass instead of the carbon fibre). It's a ...
by Cobra427
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wide bank oxygen sensors
Replies: 23
Views: 3130

Re: Wide bank oxygen sensors

friedman wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:39 am
I thought most of the wide band kits were up around $500-$600. I'd certainly get one for $200.
The wide band O2 sensors are quite cheap, for example you can pick up a brand new Bosch LSU 4.9 sensor for less that $150. It's the data loggers that are expensive.