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Old 10-10-2018, 01:22 PM
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:05 PM
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Yes, I used postimage for a while and it did the job, then decided to do my own photo hosting so that I am not dependent on anybody else running a free service that might not be sustainable in the long run.

Anyway, I did get down to the Motorplex last Wednesday night and managed to get a few runs in before the heavens opened and they called it quits, this was the best effort:



It's picked up just short of half a second, but mph hasn't really changed, possibly a bit more in it with some timing adjustments, but I've pretty much come to the conclusion that the 2" twin pipes are just too small and probably the limiting factor now.

So I decided to pull all of this stuff back off:



Then dragged out the old headers that I mentioned previously, they have definitely seen better days:



I have seen the Engine Masters header bash episode, but still see no point having dents there when you can knock them back out with a bit of heat and bashing some pipe up the inside of the tube:



Then went thorough the hard fought battle of getting them installed in the car. One of the reasons I converted the car back to LHD was to be able to run off the shelf headers, but it was still no easy job getting them in there:



Just need to build the rest of the system now.
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Old 15-10-2018, 08:36 PM
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Are you going to give it a run with straight headers?
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Old 15-10-2018, 09:55 PM
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Tempting to fire it up to annoy the neighbors, but can't race it without mufflers anyway.

Old vs new, can't imagine it being too quiet with the new ones:



Made a bit of a start on the pipework:



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Tempting to fire it up to annoy the neighbors, but can't race it without mufflers anyway.

Old vs new, can't imagine it being too quiet with the new ones:



Made a bit of a start on the pipework:

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Bit of a mad panic to get the exhaust finished for 70's night on Wednesday:



Made it to the track at the last minute and this happened:



Seems the shifter has gone out of adjustment, so no third gear, but still managed to pick up 6 tenths and 6 mph over the 1/8th mile and best ever ET despite the low terminal speed.

Did see 7000 RPM though and this happened:



Basically oil everywhere so it went back n the trailer after one run. Checked plugs and compression tonight fearing the worst, but it seems ok, did find loose rocker cover bolts were, so hopefully that is all it was and the alternator belt is missing in action somewhere.
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I've seen oil spray out the dipstick tube before from over filling.
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Yes, but it's too much oil and too far forward, it's a bit hard to see in the photo, but that is a pool of oil sitting on top of the intake just behind the radiator hose, given the amount of oil, I was thinking catastrophic engine damage.
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