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by kmead
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Weber experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

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: 1088

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: 33
Views: 4215

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: 33
Views: 4215

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: 1130

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: 1712

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: 106
Views: 51579

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 ...
by kmead
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Why the distributor relocation on later 124's?
Replies: 17
Views: 2070

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

The 1608 was the advent of the dual IDF carbs in Europe. The manifold blocked the location of the distributor on the block thus the move to the cam. The 1438s continued with the block mounted distributor and single Weber, which the 1592 apparently did to in the EU. In the US the 1592 kept the cam mo...
by kmead
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 106
Views: 51579

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

That is a healthy cut. Is the building going up against that or a few feet off? The guy up the hill with the broken down fence must love you. I would add a perimeter drain all the way around outside your foundation and a swale to carry surface water around the mid parapet you show to keep as much wa...
by kmead
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Allison Sportiva wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 2554

Re: Allison Sportiva wheels?

The Sportiva wheels are only 5mm different offset from your Senna wheels so a inconsequential difference. OE wheels ranged 24-27mm offset on a at most 5.5” wide rim. The Sportiva’s would be fine on a stock Spider or X. Tire choice would be the critical activity to minimize dragging on the wheel open...