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 on: Today at 01:20:55 
Started by andrewlandon67 - Last post by andrewlandon67
The sounds are absolutely one of my favorite things. Between the carbs transitioning from a deeper growl to that scream right at about 4000 RPM on half throttle, the straight-cut cam gears at idle, and the hollow sound of dual quiet packs on a merged header at part throttle riiiiiight when the header really starts to work, I'm pretty comfortable with driving my car considerable distances with no music. The best part of the exhaust is that incredible, soulful howl is perfectly at the right RPM for me to drive through my neighborhood in second gear without pissing the neighbors off too much.

 on: October 18, 2017, 22:41:44 PM 
Started by Lukej - Last post by brian e
I do it all the time.  I try to keep it less then .070" deep, and I make sure the diameter of the circle does not over hang onto the squish flats.  I have done a couple oval shapes, but a regular circle in the lathe is far easier and way quicker.  Your 75mm x 1.3mm deep looks about right. 


 on: October 18, 2017, 22:31:07 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by leec
Thanks Danny, I know he could but there is only so much we can 'keep making' from a time point of view. We have a set of Jamar pedals but they just don't feel/sit right.

Via PM I have a link to a company in America who do a kit, this looks promising and the right side of $400 too Smiley


 on: October 18, 2017, 22:21:00 PM 
Started by JezWest - Last post by JezWest
Thanks for your kind comments.

I've been looking in my photos and I really need to take some better photos! Here's a few for you:

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The exterior isn't massively different from stock: shaved the thin side trim and indicators. And those rims. I love my rims. One thing I am going to change is the centre caps: the centre has the more modern logo and I have a new set with the older American Racing logo with red and blue stars on.

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Not a radical change here either. My grandfather bought that parcel shelf - I don't even know who manufactured it. There's a fire extinguisher, Berg shifter, gauges. Eagle eyed observers will know that the seat belts weren't standard equipment in 1972, my grandfather specified that option. I've added static belts in the rear: that was to secure the seats for my kids. I really like the 1200 interior. I replaced the driver's seat cover last year as it had ripped. Other than that, it's just plain old stock.

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Motor. I could write a lot about what I've done in here. Notice the air hoses for the heating - works really well with CSP heat exchangers. I replaced the 009 with the Mallory Unilite because the 009 advance mechanism failed - and I liked the ability to adjust the advance cure via different springs, which I have obviously never done!). There's no mechanical fuel pump - after a variety of failures I moved to an Autometer pump, which was way too loud, and then to a much quieter electric one (can't recall the brand at the moment) and that's doing the job very well. Notice the Autometer fuel pressure regulator mounted where the 'diagnostic socket' used to be? I am planning to replace the rubber hoses with braided: I have the banjos to fit the carbs already. I had to rebuild one of the carbs (reversing the throttle spindle) as it was the 'wrong way round' - the return spring was at the front of the engine rather than the back. I remote mounted the oil pressure sensor because I added a oil pressure sender and I didn't want the added weight to cause any breakages. I could go on....

 on: October 18, 2017, 22:00:49 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by dannyboy
why not make a set ? I'm sure your old man could knock a set up no worries .hes done a great job of the rest of it

 on: October 18, 2017, 21:31:36 PM 
Started by andrewlandon67 - Last post by Martin S.
I know the feeling about the sounds!
When I first got my newly built 2332 turbo in the 68 it had the straight thru pipe from the turbo with no baffling so was very loud, sounding like a cross between a V8 and a sport bike. Steve offered to drive it at around 30mph down a city street while I tailed him, windows open, driving my nice quiet stock 71 Bus, him saying afterwards "I drove it different speeds so you could hear the different exhaust sounds it makes" Good times!  Grin

 on: October 18, 2017, 21:19:28 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by melvin
I have a tilton 600 series Pedal box for sale! Thats way cheaper Wink

i think the pedal box from tilton are for hydraulic clutch and not for cable use ?

 on: October 18, 2017, 21:14:08 PM 
Started by Lukej - Last post by Martin S.
I think Steve made most of his own tools. Here's a pic of it being dished on the mill.

 on: October 18, 2017, 19:57:51 PM 
Started by leec - Last post by Basti
I have a tilton 600 series Pedal box for sale! Thats way cheaper Wink

 on: October 18, 2017, 19:13:37 PM 
Started by Lukej - Last post by Lukej
Ah ha! derp... Thankyou...

I'll weigh things up, not sure I have the tooling to machine a slot like you have...

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